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Sierra Wireless hosts ‘Simplifying IoT’ seminars
13 June 2018, News

Based around the theme ‘Simplifying IoT,’ Sierra Wireless recently held one-day seminars in Cape Town, Centurion and Durban.

Presentations covering a variety of product ranges and topics were delivered by a team of Sierra Wireless staff: regional manager Andrew Roesch and local FAE Phillip Nel; Paul Anand (sales director key accounts and energy) Francois Freulon (director product management) and Rabi Kobeissi (sales manager IoT solutions, EMEA) from France; and Rafik Jallad (SR director short range products) from the UK.

A consistent theme throughout the seminars was LPWA (low-power, wide-area) technology, which the company is clearly focusing on as a market with high growth potential. An example of this is its cooperation with Vodacom on trialling a NB-IoT (narrowband Internet of Things) network. Sierra is also targeting GNSS (global navigation satellite systems) with a new dedicated product line of fully integrated modules, which are available with or without an embedded antenna.

Another key area that was emphasised is the company’s support for open-source communities, specifically Legato (a Linux embedded application development platform) and MangOH (sensor-to-cloud hardware platform).

The seminars were supported by the Sierra Wireless distributor for South Africa, Arrow Altech Distribution, as well as EDA Technologies. Comb Communications, a local developer of access control products, also gave a presentation outlining its involvement with Sierra Wireless – one pioneering project the two companies worked on earned Comb an invitation to exhibit its solution at the annual Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit in Paris last year.

For more information contact Andrew Roesch, Sierra Wireless, +27 12 665 1369, aroesch@sierrawireless.com, www.sierrawireless.com


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