Sierra Wireless mangOH® Red Open Source Hardware Platform Wins IoT Development Tool of the Year

Vancouver, Canada-January 04, 2018
Sierra Wireless, Inc. (“Sierra Wireless”) (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that the mangOH Red® open source hardware platform has been recognized with the IoT Breakthrough Award for IoT Development Tool of the Year.

Targeted at the industrial IoT and maker communities, mangOH Red is the most feature-rich, lowest power open source enablement platform on the market. Smaller than a credit card, it includes all of the building blocks needed to prototype and test ideas in days instead of months, with minimal investment. mangOH Red designs can then be modified and repurposed for mass production using its industrial-grade components and applications developed in the Legato® open source Linux platform

“One of the greatest challenges that developers of industrial-grade IoT products face is testing and getting product concepts to market quickly,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer, Sierra Wireless. “Loaded with features on one compact, easy-to-use board, mangOH Red makes it painless for developers to transition from idea to prototype to product. We’re proud to have been recognized with the IoT Breakthrough Award for supporting the developer community and enabling innovative IoT projects.” 

The IoT Breakthrough Awards recognize excellence in the IoT industry and honour leading innovative companies, technologies and products. There are 11 award categories, ranging from Smart City and M2M to Enterprise IoT and IoT Component. This year, the IoT Breakthrough Awards received more than 3,000 nominations. For more information, visit http://iotbreakthrough.com/

About mangOH
mangOH is an open source hardware community for the IoT with platforms that deliver 90% of the solution prototype out-of-the-box, enabling software developers to easily build reliable IoT solutions that hardware designers can customize to rapidly create new IoT devices. It provides:

  • Open source and business friendly designs so anyone can copy, modify and build commercial products;
  • Flexible designs to adapt to any IoT use case based on wired, wireless, and sensor technologies;
  • Interoperable, industrial-grade components so that prototypes can be easily turned into commercial products; and
  • Support for other open source initiatives like the Legato™ Linux platform to reduce the complexity of hardware integration.
mangOH Red is commercially available through preferred distributors. For more information, visit http://mangoh.io/buy.

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device to cloud solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has 1,400 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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“mangOH” and “Legato” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. 

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