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M2M Connectivity announces a new application adding Inmarsat satellite connectivity to the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 gateway

10 December 2013

Melbourne, Australia – December 10:  M2M Connectivity announces a new application to add satellite connectivity to the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 gateway. The terrestrial connectivity offered by the GX400 can now be extended to include satellite communications on Inmarsat’s global satellite constellation.  The application using the GX400 in conjunction with an Inmarsat IsatData Pro IDP modem to provide 2-way text and data satellite communications with your assets when out of 3G coverage.

The AirLink GX400 is a compact, rugged 3G Ethernet Gateway offering multiple interfaces and integrated GPS, and with options such as Wi-Fi or additional IOs.  Providing high performance connectivity over 3G/NextG networks, the GX400 is ideal for use in mobile environments (AVL/tracking, field service, public safety) or fixed/portable settings (industrial, utilities, security, enterprise, point-of-sale).

The Inmarsat IsatData Pro satellite network offers an ability to send small amounts of data (up to 6 -10kb) with low latency for M2M applications. M2M Connectivity has developed an application to enable fail-over to Inmarsat IDP satellite in situations where the GX400 leaves terrestrial 3G coverage.  Using an IDP modem such as the IDP 680 we can provide bi-directional messaging services between the terminal and the GX400 Gateway over satellite. While this does not mirror the full 3G data service over the GX400 3G router it allows critical information to continue to be sent, including GPS locations, alerts and alarms, and simple messaging such as job despatch and report services.

Failover satellite using GX400 and IDP680

“We are excited to offer satellite extension to the GX400 gateway,” says Darren Moroney, General Manager of M2M Connectivity, “The GX400 with satellite extension allows our customers to provide communications and OH&S support to staff even when they leave cellular coverage, whilst using the great features of the GX400 3G router when in cellular”.

For more information on the Inmarsat IDP satellite application for the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400, please contact M2M Connectivity.
Ph: +61 3 9696 3011


About M2M Connectivity
M2M Connectivity is a specialist distributor of leading wireless modules and modems for M2M communications in Australia and New Zealand. Our product portfolio of modules, modems  and  gateways/routers provide connectivity solutions for  cellular ( LTE, 3G/NextG, GSM) and Satellite (Inmarsat, Iridium, Globalstar Simplex, Orbcomm) and GNSS/GPS services. We offer products for industrial short range Bluetooth,WLAN, Zigbee, RS232, KNX and TinyMesh  and customer engineering support

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  

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For more information, please visit