SOURCE: NetMotion Wireless
SEATTLE, WA and SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 1, 2012) - International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2012 Booth #2555 -- NetMotion Wireless, provider of software to secure, manage and optimize an organization's mobile data deployment, today announced Locality cellular network performance management software now supports in-vehicle ("trunk mounted") AirLink® intelligent gateways from Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW). Powered by ALEOS embedded intelligence for ease of deployment and management, and built with a highly rugged design, AirLink devices have been prevalent across public safety and other field service fleets for more than a decade.
Locality is the first solution of its kind and the only cellular counterpart to a wired network performance management offering. It serves a vital function for organizations that rely heavily on public cellular networks to connect their mobile field workers to mission-critical applications and information. It is proven to optimize investments in technology and service contracts while boosting field worker and IT staff productivity. Locality generates detailed technology performance reports and exposes poor network performance and chronic connectivity problems related to signal strength, location, network saturation, older network technologies, devices, drivers and more.
"There's so many factors to consider when you're troubleshooting a mobile data deployment," said Brian Anderson, Vice President of Marketing, Solutions and Services, Sierra Wireless. "You have distinct devices, apps, networks and other factors involved. We're excited to work with the NetMotion Wireless team to give organizations an unobstructed picture of what's deployed, where and how it's performing."
Public safety organizations and a number of other field service organizations, such as utilities, use Sierra Wireless ALEOS modems to turn vehicles into secure, reliable, mobile networks. These modems support multiple pieces of equipment, such as cameras, license plate readers, laptops, GPS and more. Through the Locality client loaded on an employee's laptop, support staff can evaluate modem performance alongside devices, networks and applications to proactively identify coverage issues, troubleshoot helpdesk tickets, make performance-based buying decisions, effectively track and manage all deployed devices, and more.
"Organizations now have a solution at their disposal for fine-tuning mobile deployments of any size," said Bob Hunsberger, president and CEO of NetMotion Wireless. "Locality gives these organizations all the information they need to ensure maximum uptime while reducing wireless deployment expenditures. It has never been easier to troubleshoot network performance, identify under-utilized mobile assets, compare carriers, devices, applications and more."
To learn more about how Locality can optimize your mobile technology investments contact sales at (866) 262-7626.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can successfully bring wireless applications to market. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com
About NetMotion Wireless
NetMotion Wireless develops software to manage, secure and optimize wireless data deployments for organizations with mobile field workers. The company's products address the unique challenges introduced by the use of wireless. Mobility XE, the market's most deployed mobile VPN, increases mobile worker productivity by keeping them connected as they move in and out of wireless coverage and roam between networks. And Locality, the first and only cellular network performance management software, provides the detailed device, network, modem and application information organizations need to maximize their wireless investments. More than 2,000 of the world's most respected enterprise, government, utility, healthcare, public safety, insurance and other organizations rely on NetMotion Wireless to improve their mobile productivity. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Visit www.netmotionwireless.com
NetMotion and NetMotion Mobility are registered trademarks of NetMotion Wireless, Inc. Mobility XE and Locality are trademarks of NetMotion Wireless, Inc. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.