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Sierra Wireless router selected for EarthCam 5G camera system

June 22, 2022  By  SP&T Staff

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B.C.-based Sierra Wireless announced that EarthCam, a provider of webcam content, technology and services, has selected Sierra Wireless’ AirLink XR80 5G router for its 5G camera system, the StreamCam 5G.

Sierra Wireless says its AirLink XR80 5G provides StreamCam 5G with the 5G connectivity needed to send an almost unlimited amount of visual data from high resolution live-streaming cameras. Large amounts of data from environmental, safety and security sensors can be quickly accessed, and the camera also features AI capabilities. First announced in October of 2020, EarthCam’s 5G multi-network camera system offers 4K streaming, 12-megapixel photography and built-in time-lapse capabilities.

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“Sierra Wireless is an excellent partner, supporting EarthCam as we pioneer next-generation live-streaming cameras,” said Brian Cury, CEO and founder of EarthCam, in a statement. “5G is the future of webcam technology and it is becoming indispensable as clients require increasingly high quality video data, accessible from anywhere. Our collaboration with Sierra Wireless delivers efficient and powerful new solutions for entertainment, construction safety and AI analytics. With 5G and Sierra Wireless’ AirLink XR80 router, we’re able to drastically cut file-transfer times for a full day of recordings from two hours to five minutes.”

“The Sierra Wireless AirLink XR80 5G router is purpose-built to maximize connectivity, reliability, and security for both mission-critical and business-critical applications,” added Tom Mueller, vice-president, product management, Sierra Wireless. “It delivers consistent primary and backup connectivity for both public and private networks ensuring that connectivity is “always-on”, making it ideal for EarthCam’s 5G implementation. Its seamless global connectivity enables users to easily monitor jobsites remotely in real-time and is an integral part of the EarthCam solution. The router provides the secure and reliable network connection to stream live video from EarthCam’s cameras to the cloud, enabling new applications and increased capabilities.”


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