Sierra Wireless Introduces Legato™ – A Powerful Linux-Based Platform for Embedded Application Development

  Sierra Wireless Introduces Legato™ – A Powerful Linux-Based Platform for
  Embedded Application Development

  Open-source embedded platform built on Linux provides a head start for M2M
    developers, with pre-integrated and validated components that provide
          connectivity to any cloud, any network, and any peripheral

embedded world 2014

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- February 24, 2014

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today introduced the Legato™ platform,
an open source embedded platform built on Linux and designed to simplify the
development of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications from the device to the

“We expect millions of devices to be connected over the next few years, but
there are significant challenges to overcome to enable the Internet of
Things,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer for Sierra
Wireless. “One of these challenges is the time and investment required to get
a new M2M application from design to deployment and beyond. In building
Legato, our aim is to provide a complete device-to-cloud solution for
developers, along with tools, support, and a development community to help
streamline these efforts and give embedded M2M projects a head start.”

The Legato embedded platform tightly integrates Wind River Linux, a
commercial-grade Linux distribution with a rich set of capabilities based on
the latest open source technologies, with an M2M application framework and
feature-rich tools. It makes M2M application development quicker, easier, and
more flexible by providing a tested and validated solution on an established,
well-supported open source foundation with built-in connectivity, security,
and management.

Developed from the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure, Wind
River Linux uses the latest Linux kernel as its upstream source to ensure
customers have commercially supported access to the newest advancements from
the open source community. Wind River Linux and the board support package in
Legato have been validated on AirPrime® WP and AR Series smart modules, and
Wind River is committed to providing professional services to Legato
customers, including customization, technical support and training.

“For organizations building applications and services for the Internet of
Things, long-term stability and support for the solution are critically
important considerations,” said Dinyar Dastoor, Vice President of Product
Management at Wind River. “Working together with Wind River, Legato provides
the support and flexibility they need, ensuring that the time and effort they
invest in development are protected over the long-term. This preserves both
the longevity of their deployments and interoperability with other systems and
hardware over time. Drawing from a heritage of proven technologies and broad
vertical market expertise, Wind River can help customers navigate new
opportunities for IoT.”

Giving embedded M2M development a head start from the device to the cloud

Legato provides embedded M2M developers with a head start, significantly
reducing the time and cost to build their solutions. It provides existing
customizable components needed for M2M solutions across a wide range of target
markets, including connected cars, smart meters, and industrial automation.

Ready to run – The application framework, Wind River Linux distribution, and
development environment are already set up. For AirPrime WP and AR smart
module customers, Legato comes pre-loaded on the module, allowing OEMs to
begin developing immediately.

Ready to build – Legato allows developers to focus on the core applications
that will add the most value to their own products, because it comes with
common M2M features built in to save development time. The Linux base allows
it to be easily ported to any external processor, meaning it can be used
across a deployment with a mix of hardware solutions and re-used from one
generation of hardware to the next. With multi-language support, OEMs can
better leverage existing software and the skillsets of their development

Ready to connect – Designed for connected products, Legato removes the
complexity of wireless integration. Legato seamlessly connects to AirVantage®
M2M Cloud and offers robust application protocol interfaces (APIs) that make
it easy to connect to a multitude of peripheral devices, networks, and
third-party cloud services over both wired and wireless hardware interfaces,
with no connectivity expertise required.

With the AirVantage M2M Cloud, it becomes easy to securely deploy and update
embedded applications over the air. AirVantage can also offer a critical
strategic advantage – it allows OEMs, service providers, and their customers
to configure and manipulate the data they collect from their connected assets,
integrating it easily into their own back-end systems for business
intelligence, even in real time when required.

See Legato in action at Embedded World 2014

Sierra Wireless is exhibiting at Embedded World 2014, to be held February 25
to 27 in Nuremberg, Germany. Show attendees are welcome to visit us in Hall 4,
Stand 4-568. Legato-related demonstrations and presentations from Sierra
Wireless, Wind River, and other partners will be running on a regular schedule
throughout the duration of the show.

Availability and compatibility

Legato is in testing with select Sierra Wireless customers and developers. For
more information or to request to be included in the beta program, please

Legato will be pre-integrated in all new smart modules from Sierra Wireless,
starting with AirPrime WP and AirPrime AR Series modules shipping later this

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or visit

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) is the global leader in
machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and cloud services, delivering intelligent
wireless solutions that simplify the connected world. We offer the industry’s
most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways,
seamlessly integrated with our secure M2M cloud services. Customers worldwide,
including OEMs, enterprises, and mobile network operators, trust our
innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market
faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 850 employees globally and has R&D
centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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

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