Sierra Wireless launches XR Series of multi-network 5G routers

Sierra Wireless, the world’s leading IoT solutions provider, has launched its XR Series of multi-network 5G routers.
XR80 routers from Sierra Wireless
The XR90 and the XR80 routers from Sierra Wireless enable customers to leverage the higher data speeds and lower latency of 5G, required for real-time video streaming and voice communications in mission-critical environments and high performance business-critical 5G applications.

“The performance, capability and reliability of the XR Series complements our award-winning network, and it’s been great to see the positive feedback from our customers who are trialling the XR Series,” said Simba Bazaya, Product Manager, BT’s Enterprise unit.

XR90 and the XR80 enable customers to maximize higher 5G data speeds across Wi-Fi 6 and multi-gigabit ethernet interfaces by employing quad-core processing and hardware acceleration, with an internal architecture that accelerates the data path.

Alison Brooks, Research Vice President, Smart Cities & Communities – Public Safety, IDC, said: “5G’s higher data speeds, lower latency and higher device capacity is set to transform the market across a multitude of use cases, such as video streaming, and products such as the XR Series routers deliver with the fast and always-on, secure connectivity needed for next generation mission and business-critical applications.”

The XR Series routers improve the performance and reliability of video streaming, video offload, and other data-intensive and time-sensitive use cases, by ensuring that the router connects to the best-performing network.

The XR Series is available to order from Sierra Wireless partners. Pricing starts at $1,299 for the XR80 5G and $1,899 for the XR90 5G. The XR90 is shipping now, and the XR80 is expected to start shipping in Q3 2021.