Joint Initiative to Offer Cellular Solutions for Automation

Sierra Wireless of Vancouver, B.C., and ProSoft Technology® of Bakersfield, Calif., on Nov. 19 announced negotiations toward an initiative to offer industrial automation and control solutions through ProSoft Technology's global sales channels consisting of more than 600 distributors.

Certified for use in hazardous environments, Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M devices have been workhorses in the utilities and automation industries for over a decade. ALEOS™ embedded intelligence enables the devices to maintain an always-on, always-aware network connection, critical for real-time remote monitoring, configuration, and logging. Comprehensive remote management, via the AceWare™ software suite, ultimately lowers total cost of ownership by enabling customers to minimize field service calls.

ProSoft Technology offers over 600 products supporting 60+ different industrial communication protocols, providing the expertise for customers looking to integrate and leverage cellular with their automation and control applications.

"We're looking forward to working with ProSoft Technology to provide a robust automation and control solution," remarked Justin Schmid, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M group. "By coupling the intelligence of ALEOS with ProSoft Technology's expertise in serving the automation market, we believe we can create a very compelling product offering."

"Our customers are asking ProSoft Technology for easy-to-deploy cellular connectivity. Combining robust industrial cellular technology from Sierra Wireless, deployment ready options through our data service partners, and industrial protocol pre-configuration – ProSoft Technology simplifies industrial cellular," said Kevin Zamzow, strategic product marketing manager for ProSoft Technology.

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