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Liveable Cities Selects Sierra Wireless LPWA Solution for Smart City Applications

March 11, 2020
Vancouver, Canada

Liveable Cities’ smart city solutions empower municipalities to enable safer and more efficient communities using existing street lighting infrastructure

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, today announced that Liveable Cities, a division of Canada-based LED Roadway Lighting, has selected Sierra Wireless’ LPWA solution to enable smart city applications. Liveable Cities is using Sierra Wireless Ready-to-Connect HL78 modules for its SilQ Luminaire streetlight and the tool-less Sensor Platform (TSC) ANSI Controller, which can add radar, pollution and noise sensors to transform any streetlight into a network that provides data to cities to help them reduce pollution and keep citizens safe.

The Sierra Wireless LPWA solution connects sensors integrated in the Luminaire streetlight or TSP platform and securely transmits speed, pollution and noise data over cellular networks to Liveable Cities’ SMARTLINX cloud platform for analysis. City planners can use the data to understand speed, pollution and acoustic patterns across the city, evaluate effectiveness of reduction measures over time and make informed decisions about where to deploy additional resources.

Ken Cartmill, Vice President of Product Development, LED Roadway Lighting, said: “Municipalities are asking for solutions that will help them make evidence-based decisions and measure the outcomes of their initiatives in real time. Using cellular was the best approach, and Sierra Wireless’ LPWA solution allowed us to get to market two to three months faster by streamlining our development and deployment process. Our customers can securely connect the TSP-Radar platform anywhere in the world.”

The ubiquity of streetlights allows municipalities to deploy sensors anywhere in the community for lighting scheduling, asset management, energy reporting, traffic analytics and more. The tool-less TSP platform can be installed into virtually any streetlight in 15 seconds. “Now that we can help cities understand traffic patterns and management strategies, a logical next step is to help them understand the impacts of congestion on air quality and other factors,” added Cartmill.

Ross Gray, VP, Product Management, Sierra Wireless said: “Liveable Cities is making smart city applications practical and accessible by allowing communities to leverage their existing streetlighting infrastructure. Sierra Wireless’ LPWA solution provides the secure, reliable device-to-cloud connectivity needed for cost-effective smart city solutions.”

Industry’s Lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with Ready-to-Connect Modules
The Sierra Wireless Ready-to-Connect HL78 embedded module is the industry’s smallest multimode LPWA module, offering best-in-class power performance for global LTE-M, NB-IoT and GNSS networks. The integrated operator-agnostic smart SIM simplifies global deployment, and all SIM subscriptions and devices can be managed using the AirVantage® IoT Platform.

Ready-to-Connect modules provide the industry’s lowest TCO for OEMs and system integrators. By reducing IoT management costs and eliminating SIM logistics and truck rolls to resolve connectivity issues, Ready-to-Connect bundles reduce TCO by up to 40 percent*, compared to other available embedded modules. Customers can work with one vendor for their IoT infrastructure and avoid the complex pairing of multiple components that can lead to security vulnerabilities.

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy. Companies globally are adopting IoT to improve operational efficiency, create better customer experiences, improve their business models and create new revenue streams. Whether it is an integrated solution to help a business securely connect edge devices to the cloud, or a software/API service to help manage processes associated with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to make the best business decisions, Sierra Wireless will work with you to develop the right industry-specific solution for your next IoT endeavor. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit

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