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Sierra Wireless and Richardson RFPD Add Connectivity and Cloud Services to Global Distribution Agreement


Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced that it is authorized to market and sell Sierra Wireless connectivity and cloud services as part of its global franchise agreement.

Richardson RFPD now provides its worldwide customers with a comprehensive, fully-integrated solution from Sierra Wireless, including hardware, the AirVantage® IoT cloud platform and managed connectivity. This fully-integrated device-to-cloud offering enables businesses to vastly simplify the sourcing, management and administration of multi-region deployments for IoT/ M2M applications, including telematics, transportation, energy, smart cities, networking and other vertical markets.

Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud portfolio comprises all of the components necessary to connect products in the field and digitize any business. The AirVantage IoT platform delivers connectivity/SIM/eUICC management, application enablement, operations management and various cloud connectors for easy integration to enterprise back-end systems.

Sierra Wireless provides connectivity services based on its own mobile core network, connected directly or indirectly to most mobile GSM/3G/LTE networks across the globe. Patented SIM/eUICC technology enables customers to benefit from global connectivity with the highest possible service, availability and reliability.

In 2016, Richardson RFPD announced an expanded global franchise agreement built 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 sells and supports a comprehensive portfolio of Sierra Wireless products, including 2G, 3G and 4G embedded cellular modules and modems.

“The Richardson RFPD field team has demonstrated its ability to provide technical knowledge to guide customers through a selection process that includes products and services,” stated Dan Martensson, VP WW Sales, Cloud & Connectivity Business Unit, Sierra Wireless. “It can now add Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage IoT platform and powerful connectivity capabilities to enable its extensive global network of customers to build, deploy and manage complete solutions and get their IoT service to market faster.”

“Reducing the complexities involved in multi-region IoT deployment solutions is critical for our customers,” commented Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “By offering the full suite of Sierra Wireless IoT products and services, we will be able to help those customers get their products and services to market quickly.”

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.

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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. Customers start with Sierra because 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 1,100 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com. Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog, on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless.