Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Nube has selected Sierra Wireless´ device-to-cloud IoT solution and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to reinvent consumer gas delivery, the company said.
Nube will launch its home gas delivery solution in Mexico in Oct. 2017, and is expanding further into North America.
In Mexico, and many other regions, liquid petroleum gas used by businesses and residences is commonly stored on building rooftops, where meter reading is difficult. Consumers don´t know when their tank will run out and gas companies can´t plan for deliveries or supply needs.
Nube set out to solve this problem, launching a turnkey, end-to-end IoT solution that includes tank monitoring and wireless data transmission to the cloud using Sierra Wireless´ device-to-cloud solution, as well as a management platform for gas companies, and a mobile consumer app for consumers to order gas, make payments, and manage their accounts, enabled by Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.
Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through Microsoft´s global network of datacenters. Microsoft worked with Sierra Wireless and Nube to provide the reliability, performance, elasticity and data visualization tools to deliver a seamless transition from the sensor device to the software application.
Sierra Wireless´ 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways are seamlessly integrated with secure cloud and connectivity services. Sierra Wireless Smart SIMs and Connectivity Service provide a truly operator independent solution for connecting machines globally.
The AirVantage IoT Platform includes all the building blocks that customers need to create IoT applications and keep them online. It is the only platform that allows users to manage Sierra Wireless Smart SIMs and third-party network operator SIMs, providing a single unified connectivity management platform for all their deployed SIMs. For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirVantage IoT Platform, SIMs and Connectivity Services visit: http://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/sims-connectivity-and-cloud-services/.
Nube is a Boulder, CO based company founded in 2015 with subsidiary offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara and soon in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company delivers complete end-to-end IOT (Internet of Things) solutions that enable data transformation from sensor to insights with a seamless, simple implementation process. For more information, visit http://www.nube.gs/en.