HCL Technologies and Sierra Wireless Showcase Smart Logistics Solution at Mobile World Congress 2019

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCL Technologies, a global technology company, and Sierra Wireless, the
leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the
Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the availability of the HCL
Smart Logistics for Inventory Tracking 1.0 Accelerator powered by SAP®
Leonardo. This SAP-certified solution integrates with the Sierra
Wireless OctaveTM distributed data orchestration platform to
deliver a secure, scalable solution that will transform how companies
manage inventories of consumable product. The solution uses low-power,
wide-area (LPWA) wireless technology and provides near real-time
visibility into asset data to monitor inventory efficiently, improve
traceability, and unlock additional revenue from assets.

Companies are struggling to track critical location, condition,
integrity, and inventory data from their high-value assets. They can
deploy IoT-connected sensors but getting timely, actionable data to
their back-end systems is complex and requires an integrated approach.

“Supply-chain optimization is critical for business success today, and
the combination of cellular technologies, IoT data orchestration, and
blockchain adds levels of efficiency that result in significant resource
and financial gains,” said Michael Romero, Senior Vice President, SAP
Practice, HCL Technologies. “HCL’s expertise in IoT and blockchain,
combined with Sierra Wireless’ data orchestration capabilities, allow
for a powerful solution.”

To develop the Smart Logistics Accelerator, HCL integrated Sierra
Wireless’ OctaveTM distributed data orchestration platform
with SAP enterprise business applications, SAP Leonardo, IoT, and
blockchain services. Deployed on SAP Cloud Platform, the solution
optimizes inventory management and automatic status monitoring in the
core business application to enable new, usage-based services and
improve traceability, delivering an intelligent enterprise.

“Understanding asset data will optimize operations and drive strategic
growth, but accessing that data securely in a way that is actionable and
scalable has not been possible until now,” said Olivier Pauzet, Vice
President and General Manager, IoT Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “Using
Octave, our new data orchestration platform, HCL Technologies’ customers
can securely extract, orchestrate, and act on data from their assets at
the edge, send it to the cloud, and gain near real-time visibility to
manage the most important aspects of the business, achieving the full
value of data-driven transformation.”

Mobile World Congress Demonstration

HCL and Sierra Wireless showcased the Smart Logistics Accelerator at
Mobile World Congress 2019. They featured a live demonstration of
beverage inventory management that showed how near real-time monitoring
of critical data — such as, has the beer keg been opened, is the beer
cold enough, how much beer has been consumed, does the brewery know when
we might need a new batch, and is the brewery invoicing us only for the
beer consumed? — allows you to get an exact pour every time and
provides the ability to replace the keg before your customers are

The demonstration is connected over an LTE-M LPWA cellular network,
featuring Sierra Wireless’ Smart SIM integrated with an LTE-M module,
mangOH® Red open source hardware and the Octave platform to securely
extract, orchestrate, and act on data from the keg at the edge to SAP
Cloud Platform on screen.

HCL’s Smart Logistics Accelerator integrates with the SAP business
application and provides a good foundation to customers to implement an
innovative solution tailored to their specific supply chain and
inventory management business processes.

Octave integrates edge devices, LPWA network, and cloud APIs into a
single platform that securely extracts, orchestrates and acts on data
from remote assets at the edge to the cloud. Customers can focus on
building asset monitoring solutions rather than reinventing
infrastructure, which dramatically reduces development time, from
several months to days. For more information, visit: https://www.sierrawireless.com/octave.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company that helps
global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through
Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 44 countries and
has consolidated revenues of US$ 8.4 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st
December, 2018. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of
services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1
encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications,
Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging
DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients’ business and IT landscape,
making them ‘lean’ and ‘agile’. Mode 2 focuses on experience–centric and
outcome–oriented integrated offerings of Digital & Analytics, IoT
WoRKS™, Cloud Native Services and Cybersecurity & GRC services to drive
business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy
is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships to build
products and platforms business. HCL leverages its global network of
integrated co-innovation labs and global delivery capabilities to
provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals
including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media,
Publishing, Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oil
& Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and
Government. With 132,328 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL
focuses on creating real value for customers by taking ‘Relationships
Beyond the Contract’. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering
businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected
economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device to cloud
solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly
integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and
enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully
integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence
and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra
Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers
in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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HCL Technologies:
Anne Coyle
HCL Technologies
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Sierra Wireless:
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Sierra Wireless
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David Climie
Sierra Wireless
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604 321 1137
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