Sierra Wireless launches compact LTE router for IoT

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the AirLink® LX40, the industry´s most compact cellular router for the IoT, the company said.

AirLink LX40, with LTE and LTE-M/NB-IoT variants, provides secure, managed connectivity out of the box for business-critical IoT and enterprise applications. LX40 supports data processing at the edge and is ideal for connecting cameras, smart lockers and point-of-sale terminals, as well as industrial remote data logging and sensing equipment in indoor or protected-outdoor locations.

AirLink LX40 also enables IoT edge programmability, supporting the field-proven ALEOS Application Framework for embedded applications, as well as tightly integrated cloud services and APIs. These features, combined with LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity and a rich set of I/O options for data acquisition and sensor aggregation, enable critical data to be processed at the edge to drive application insight and create event-driven situational awareness, while optimizing data transmission. LTE-M/NB-IoT support also provides five to 10X enhanced coverage in remote locations or buildings, while reducing monthly data plan costs by up to 10X.

AirLink LX40 is part of Sierra Wireless´ new AirLink Essential Series of routers and gateways. It is available in two variants: LTE-M/NB-IoT (up to 300 Kbps downlink) for enhanced coverage and LTE Cat-4 (up to 150Mbps downlink) for higher throughput. The LX40 features a single Gigabit Ethernet port to provide primary LTE connectivity, with support for PoE (Power-over-Ethernet), which further simplifies installation. The available I/O port and built-in embedded application framework allow for simple machine connectivity and edge processing. The LTE Cat-4 variant is available with an optional Wi-Fi feature, making it ideal as a hotspot or to access building Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Sierra Wireless is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.