Sierra Wireless unveils smallest cellular module

Sierra Wireless has launched the industry’s smallest cellular solution for
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

The Sierra Wireless AirPrime WS6318 module provides essential M2M connectivity
in a smaller, simpler, and highly innovative package.

“As the market leader in cellular M2M connectivity, we continually strive to
expand the boundaries of what is possible for connected devices,” said Didier
Dutronc, senior vice president and General Manager, Embedded Solutions for
Sierra Wireless.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have launched innovative connected
devices and services, equipping everything from industrial equipment, to eBook
readers, to cars and vending machines with cellular connectivity. However, bold
design ideas have continued to bump up against the size limitations of cellular

The new AirPrime WS6318 provides essential M2M connectivity in a module just
15×18 mm2. As a result, OEM customers can integrate GSM connectivity into
smaller and more inconspicuous products.

By embedding health monitoring and wireless communication capabilities into a
small watch or wristband, a health application provider could extend its
service to customers that would be unwilling to wear a bulky monitoring device.
In this way, the AirPrime WS6318 opens the door to connected devices that were
previously impossible and enables M2M innovators to address markets that
otherwise would be out of reach.

The AirPrime WS6318 is designed to serve a different set of requirements,
providing M2M connectivity in the smallest, simplest package possible. It
provides all the essential cellular features and capabilities that connected
devices need, implemented in proven software developed with 15 years’
experience in M2M communications.
Based on this proven track record, global fleet telematics provider Scope
Technologies has become an early adopter of the product.

“To meet our customers’ requirements, we need highly reliable, cost-effective
connectivity solutions in the smallest possible footprint,” said Friedl Jacobs,
Research and Development director, Scope Technologies.

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