This page applies to Ready-to-Connect modules (RC/HL/WP series) as well as FX30 programmable IoT gateways.
For Ready-to-Connect AirLink gateways (LX/RV series), please refer to this guide instead: Getting Started with Ready-to-Connect AirLink Gateways
This is a high-level quick start guide. For detailed module integration guidelines including hardware, software and cloud, please refer to this PDF document: Ready-to-Connect Module Integration Guide
Your Ready-to-Connect device embeds a Sierra Wireless SIM soldered inside the radio module. Use of this eSIM is optional: all Ready-to-Connect devices can also accommodate an external SIM.
This guide assumes that you wish to activate your device, including the eSIM, for the full Ready-to-Connect experience.
In order to start using the embedded connectivity, you must ensure that:
fota.swirfor LTE Cat-1+ devices or
lp.fota.swirfor LPWA devices
These are the default settings on most products. However, please refer to the AT command reference manual of your wireless module to verify that they are set on yours.
Our catalog of radio modules and their documentation is available at: https://source.sierrawireless.com/
If you power a Ready-to-Connect device with its eSIM selected before you activate it on the AirVantage cloud platform, the following behavior is expected:
We recommend that you activate connectivity for the device in AirVantage before its first power-up in order to ensure service availability.
Ready-to-Connect devices need to be activated on a connectivity offer in the AirVantage cloud platform before they can communicate on the cellular network.
In order to locate your devices in AirVantage:
If your devices appear in the list, you’re all set to activate! Otherwise, please refer to the following guide before continuing: How to register AirPrime modules into your AirVantage account
Once you have located your devices in AirVantage:
The offer named Sierra Wireless Device Management will not activate the eSIM. It is reserved for use of the device with a 3rd party, external SIM.
Upon first start-up of a Ready-to-Connect device that has been activated in AirVantage, the eSIM must perform a network scan in order to attach for the first time. The order of magnitude for this one-time process is 15 minutes, depending on local radio network conditions.
On subsequent start-ups of the device, network attachment should take around 15 seconds.
Track airtime usage of your SIMs and configure alerts to be notified if something goes wrong.
In order to visualize consumed airtime in the web interface:
The dashboard displays information about your fleet of devices:
Drilling down into an individual system shows:
Avoid bill shock by setting up alerts when airtime consumption thresholds are being reached.
In order to create a new alert rule:
Facing an issue with any of the steps?