Sierra Wireless recently announced the introduction of the new AirVantage M2M Cloud which has been designed to ensure secure two-way communication between the enterprise and connected devices. Sierra Wireless is a specialist provider of hardware, software, and connected services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications.
The latest offering from Sierra Wireless which provides an affordable way to develop, deploy, and manage large M2M applications is expected to be ready for commercial release by early next year. At present, the AirVantage M2M cloud is undergoing beta testing and has been made available in the Sierra Wireless Developer Zone. Current M2M solutions can be developed at a far more rapid pace than previous solutions. They also are designed to be cost-effective and are far easier to manage.
In a statement, Emmanuel Walckenaer, SVP, Solutions and Services at Sierra Wireless, said that, “M2M applications have traditionally been very difficult to build and even harder to manage as the number of devices increases. The AirVantage M2M Cloud is designed to eliminate the complexity from M2M, making machine information quickly and easily accessible to any business application, and to scale for tomorrow’s billionth device.”
Sierra Wireless, which is now an APN Technology Partner within the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, will extend the use of AirVantage APIs to develop M2M applications which are fully compatible with the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. By developing a joint solution, the need for on-premise IT infrastructure has been effectively mitigated while at the same time delivering benefits such as faster time-to-market and an enhanced level of scalability.
Highlighting advantages delivered by AirVantage include - globally distributed data centers for securing the storage of machine information; development of Web 2.0 APIs for enterprises that enables easy access and sharing of machine information; and seamlessly integrated subscription management of nine network operators across the globe.
Edited by Brooke Neuman