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AirLink® ES450 Wins “Best Branch Office Gateway" Award

We’re delighted to announce that our 4G LTE AirLink® ES450 Enterprise Gateway was awarded the Best Gateway for Branch Offices Fast Food and Casual Dining of the Year, by Compass Intelligence in their A-list in M2M/IoT category, at the 2016 International CES trade show last Thursday, January 7, in Las Vegas.

The ES450 Gateway provides wireless broadband connectivity to large retailers, such as 99 Cent Only Stores and Money Mart, offering both primary and failover LTE point-of-service (POS) solutions that ensure business continuity.

Because the average cost of a retail POS failure is almost $5,000 per minute, temporary network outages can cripple organizations that rely solely on landlines (T1, cable and DSL) for Internet access—that’s why it’s important retailers with branch locations deploy best-in-class cellular failover to prevent loss, such as the AirLink® ES450 Enterprise Gateway.

“We’re honored to win this prestigious industry award,” says Jason Krause, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions. “For over twenty years, Sierra Wireless has been providing mission-critical cellular communication solutions to some of the world’s largest organizations—this award is evidence of our commitment to innovation and execution in the Internet of Things [IoT] and the Enterprise Networking market.”

The Compass Intelligence Awards are an annual awards program that includes companies who offer the best and finest products, services and solutions to advance the Consumer and Enterprise Mobility, IoT/M2M and Green Technology markets. The awards are selected by a panel of industry journalists, editors and analysts, and are based on such criteria as uniqueness, features and impact on the industry.

“Sierra Wireless provides superior technology in its gateways and management services, which allow customers across various industries to enable innovative IoT solutions that are propelling its customers over their competition,” said Keith Robinson, Sr. Strategist & Consultant, Head of M2M/IoT, at Compass Intelligence.