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Sierra Wireless modules enable cellular connectivity in newest smart meters from Iskraemeco for global deployments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Sierra Wireless (SWIR) (SW.TO) today announced that Iskraemeco, one of the leading providers of Advanced Metering Management (AMM) systems in the world, has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime HL Series embedded modules to enable cellular connectivity in smart metering deployments worldwide. Modules within the HL Series for 2G and 3G networks were selected as part of the introduction of next generation smart electricity meters, as well as for a smart metering project which will begin deploying across the Netherlands beginning of next year.

Iskraemeco selected Sierra Wireless based on the company’s expertise in wireless solutions for applications in the energy market and the reliable service Sierra Wireless delivered in previous projects with Iskraemeco. The two companies have been working together to build and deploy smart metering solutions with cellular connectivity for more than a decade.

“Sierra Wireless demonstrates a clear understanding of the metering market and what we need to effectively develop and market our products,” said Janez Zavašnik, communication technology manager for Iskraemeco. “The AirPrime HL Series modules offered us the flexibility we needed in our product line to effectively address worldwide markets in an efficient, cost-effective solution. With the know-how from both companies we have developed a smart metering solution which provides a reliable and stable connectivity during the electricity meters’ lifespan.”

AirPrime HL Series modules are the smallest embedded wireless modules (22 x 23 mm) to be completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies. Designed for flexibility, they are pre-certified with network operators worldwide and provide device manufacturers with the ability to serve different regions, across multiple network technologies, with one device design. The HL Series uses the new CF3™ form factor from Sierra Wireless, which is footprint-compatible across product lines and network...