VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the BX Series Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo modules with built-in cloud services and security features. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support on a single common flexible form factor (CF3®) module, the BX Series provides OEMs the flexibility to migrate between short-range and cellular technologies, as well as future-proof their product designs.
The BX Series is ideal for industrial IoT applications that need to connect to the cloud, such as equipment monitoring, smart city and healthcare applications, as well as cellular-enabled asset tracking and in-vehicle connectivity.
“A key aim of the BX series of modules is to bring to OEMs compelling features, like FOTA, secure boot and pre-integrated cloud services, to short range wireless technologies,” said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of market analyst firm Beecham Research. “These features have already proven valuable to OEMs in the cellular market, keeping IoT devices secure and updated in the field, and are now increasingly needed for all wireless technologies used as part of an IoT solution.”
The BX Series provides best-in-class security, with integrated secure boot and encrypted flash to ensure the module only functions with verified Sierra Wireless software. The modules include pre-loaded security keys to enable authentication and secure connection to AirVantage®. They comply with the latest 802.11i Wi-Fi security standard and support Bluetooth Secure Connections.
“An increasing number of applications require multiple wireless technologies, and many more will migrate to cellular connectivity in the future as Low Power Wide Area networks roll out globally,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “Designed using the CF3 common form factor, the BX Series provides our customers with the easiest integration experience for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices and a simple migration path for future products.”
As with many other Sierra Wireless modules, the BX Series’ industrial-grade CF3 form factor allows OEMs to easily swap modules in their devices to support different technologies or add new features. The modules come pre-integrated with Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage cloud-based IoT platform for free unlimited FOTA upgrades to ensure devices are updated with the latest security patches. Optional wireless device management and application enablement services will also be available through AirVantage.
Expanding on Sierra Wireless’ short-range portfolio, including the popular BC127 for high-end audio applications, the BX3100 and BX3105 (with integrated antenna) modules support 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 classic and BLE. Optimized for the IoT, they feature integrated TCP/IP and Bluetooth stacks, along with a simple UART interface for fast and easy integration. The devices will be globally certified to meet regulatory approvals.
Samples of the BX3100 and BX3105 modules are available now to select customers for testing and integration. For more information, visit https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/embedded-solutions/wifi-bluetooth-modules/.
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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 gateways, 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.
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