For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Press Contact: Liz Densmore, APR; Ldensmore@LECINC.com; 601.939.8535

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AirLink® cloud-managed cellular gateways with pre-integrated iQ2 technology accelerate deployment of secure, reliable, and flexible industrial applications

JACKSON, MS -- LEC, leaders in automation control engineering and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enablement, announces a joint initiative with Sierra Wireless, the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, to offer iQ2-enabled Sierra Wireless AirLink® cellular gateways to the industrial market.

LEC’s expertise in the industrial automation space, and iQ2 cloud-based, remote control and monitoring platform, are key for industrial application enablement. Partnering with world-class solutions provider Sierra Wireless allows LEC to successfully expand the offering of iQ2’s award-winning IIoT technology to broader industrial applications and markets.

Sierra Wireless’ ability to enable edge computing, combined with LEC’s iQ2 platform, provides a highly-executable solution for industrial clients to deploy smart applications. The capability of Sierra Wireless’ ALEOS Application Framework adds to the simplicity and speed-to-market of this combined solution.

“Sierra Wireless was an obvious choice in our ongoing effort to expand our iQ2-ready hardware portfolio,” said Brian Rosema, VP of IIoT at LEC. “In addition to Sierra Wireless’ market-leading line of cellular modules, its AirLink gateway products allow LEC to leverage exceptional off-the-shelf technology into our IIoT offering. Sierra Wireless allows us to continue to focus on key applications and support existing customers in Oil and Gas, Utility, Manufacturing, Water/Wastewater, Agriculture and others, where security, reliability and flexibility are paramount.”

For more than 25 years, Sierra Wireless has delivered secure, cloud-managed, high-performance cellular networking for mission-critical applications.

“Every piece of industrial equipment needs network connectivity, whether it’s to improve safety, make processes more efficient or deliver business intelligence,” said Steve Harmon, SVP America Sales, Sierra Wireless. “AirLink gateways integrated with LEC’s iQ2 technology helps industrial customers accelerate deployment of secure, smart applications.”

For more information on the benefits and features of the Sierra Wireless iQ2-ready offering, contact LEC's Scott Walker.

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LEC provides industrial automation control engineering, and industrial IoT (IIoT) enablement and cloud platform services of the highest quality with an unending commitment to our Clients, Strategic Partners and Communities. Through Client and Partner engagement, technical innovation, research, and investment in the brightest human resources, we engineer smarter systems to achieve complete satisfaction of those we serve. With each project, our goal is to establish a new standard of quality and professionalism.

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless 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. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog, on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless.