Sierra Wireless Airlink(tm) Mobile And M2m Product Line To Be Available In Australia

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Sierra Wireless AirLink(TM) Mobile and M2M product line to be available in Australia

VANCOUVER, Mar. 2 /CNW-AsiaNet/ --

Line of intelligent 3G gateways for mobile data applications such as law enforcement,

emergency response services, critical infrastructure monitoring and control applications such as

energy manufacturing, distribution, and metering

     Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that the AirLink(TM) line of

intelligent Mobile and M2M gateways will be available in Australia in 2009. Commercial

shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2009, and Sierra Wireless is featuring

the AirLink product line in the company's booth at APCO Australia, March 2 to 4 in Sydney.

     "The rapid growth of high speed wireless wide area networks throughout

Australia has created tremendous opportunities for enterprise applications

that leverage broadband data," said Jin Pak, vice president of Sales,

AsiaPacific for Sierra Wireless. "Our broad line-up of AirLink intelligent,

rugged gateways has consistently been on the leading edge of network

technology and is ideally suited for various fixed, portable and mobile data

applications, such as those found in public safety, law enforcement, emergency

services, field service, energy manufacturing, distribution and metering,

security surveillance and industrial networking."

     The Australian launch of the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink product line

will initially include the PinPoint X in-vehicle gateway and the Raven X

fixed/portable wireless gateway, both featuring HSUPA technology that offers

data rates up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2.0 Mbps

on the uplink. The Raven XE gateway and MP line of rugged mobile routers are

expected to be added to the line-up for Australia later in the year.

     Embedded Intelligence

     Sierra Wireless AirLink devices are powered by ALEOS(TM) embedded

intelligence. ALEOS, which has been deployed on hundreds of thousands of

devices worldwide, is a robust, reliable environment that simplifies

installation, deployment and management of any wireless solution. Compatible

with numerous machine and GPS protocols, ALEOS streamlines integration with a

broad set of legacy equipment and third-party applications. ALEOS ensures a

highly reliable persistent network connection and enables extensive remote

management and diagnostics, all of which are vital in remote, unmanned and

mobile operations where physical access is difficult and expensive.

     Remote Management and Control

     AirLink devices are supported by AceWare(TM), the comprehensive line of

remote management software offered by Sierra Wireless. Deeply integrated with

ALEOS, AceWare applications simplify deployment and management of wireless

solutions by providing extensive device setup and provisioning, as well as

exceptional remote control, configuration, and management of deployed

communications platforms. One of the key components of AceWare is the ability

to upgrade ALEOS firmware over-the-air.

     The comprehensive remote device management and troubleshooting provided

by the combination of ALEOS and AceWare significantly reduce cost of device

ownership and enable rapid return on investment.

     Rugged and Intelligent Gateways

     The PinPoint X is a rugged, intelligent and fully-featured mobile

communications platform with multiple peripheral connections including serial,

Ethernet and USB. Expanded I/O functionality in a separate connector includes

four digital inputs, four analog inputs and two relay outputs, unleashing

extensive remote instrumentation and events reporting possibilities. Equipped

with a high precision GPS receiver and advanced remote management

capabilities, the PinPoint X is well-suited for a wide variety of mobile data

and location applications requiring real-time and continual data access. By

leveraging ALEOS, third-party location application providers can integrate

with the PinPoint X to enable a broad set of mobile data and field service

solutions. Furthermore, the events reporting engine embedded in ALEOS allows

customers to monitor sensors and trigger notifications via e-Mail, SMS or to a

third-party application.

     The Raven X is built on a robust processing environment and features

embedded ALEOS intelligence, an RS-232 Serial port and 10/100 Ethernet port in

a compact rugged enclosure. The Raven X is an ideal solution for any

application requiring unmanned access to high-speed wireless data, including

digital signage and video surveillance. Class I Div 2 certification for

operation in hazardous conditions and embedded machine protocols make it

equally suited for remote industrial and M2M deployments.

     All Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M HSUPA devices are fully backward

compatible to HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks.

     For more information about the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink devices

Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +61 3 9935 2727 or e-mail


     Note to editors:


     To view and download images of Sierra Wireless products, please visit

     About Sierra Wireless

     Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect

people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company

offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original

equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine

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markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise

in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more

information about Sierra Wireless, visit

     "AirLink", "ALEOS", and "AceWare" are trademarks of Sierra Wireless.

Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their

respective owners.

     Forward Looking Statements

     This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks

and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other

things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services

and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions,

channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating

expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in

this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding

future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully

develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and

that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words

"plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify

forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations.

They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not

limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data

communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties

surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand

that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in

this press release will be realized.

SOURCE: Sierra Wireless, Inc.

Contact: Sharlene Myers

         Sierra Wireless

         Phone: (604) 232-1445

         Email: smyers(at)

         (SW. SWIR)

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