Companies respond to emerging market demand for industrial IoT/M2M solutions
April 6, 2016 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced an expanded global franchise agreement with Sierra Wireless. The new agreement builds on the long-term collaboration between the two companies, as well as a mutual commitment to serve the emerging industrial IoT market. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson RFPD will sell Sierra Wireless cellular modules and modems to its global audience.
Effective immediately, and with a focus on industrial connectivity, Richardson RFPD will sell and support a comprehensive portfolio of Sierra Wireless products, including 2G, 3G and 4G embedded cellular modules and modems, for an array for IoT/ M2M applications, such as telematics, transportation, energy, smart cities, networking and other vertical markets.
“We chose a global distributor like Richardson RFPD, because they offer a very high level of technical field expertise and global support,” stated Jin Pak, vice president of worldwide M2M and automotive sales, OEM Solutions Business Unit, Sierra Wireless. “Richardson RFPD’s field team has the technical knowledge and experience necessary to guide customers through the entire product selection and design process. In an emerging market like IoT, it’s important that we have the right level of local support, and Richardson RFPD’s global capabilities are a great fit.”
“Our technical sales and engineering teams that are deployed in several countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia are helping a broad range of customers get their connected products and services to market faster,” commented Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “Our team is ready to present Sierra Wireless’ innovative multi-region, multi-carrier IoT solutions by supporting customers through design-in to field trials and, ultimately, global deployment.”
About Richardson RFPD
Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and modems, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,000 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.