Sierra Wireless AirLink(R) in-vehicle GPS gateways and routers now support Garmin's Fleet Management Interface

Garmin support provides customers with a full location, field service and logistics solution

VANCOUVER, July 7 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today announced that the company has completed integration of Garmin's Fleet Management Interface (FMI) into its line of AirLink(R) Intelligent Gateways and Routers. The Garmin FMI, version 2.0 is supported by the AirLink PinPoint XT, PinPoint X, MP890, MP597 and MP895.

Together, the Sierra Wireless AirLink in-vehicle platforms and the Garmin FMI provide customers with a comprehensive, value-driven mobile solution for location based services, driver communications, vehicle telemetry and fleet management by combining a highly intelligent mobile communications platform with an easy-to-use Garmin Personal Navigation Device (PND).

Sierra Wireless has integrated the Garmin FMI into ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence, which powers AirLink devices, creating a quick path to market for a total in-vehicle communications environment. This simplifies integration and deployment of AirLink devices with Garmin's PNDs in conjunction with customers' dispatch or AVL systems, while also enabling additional features for more efficient fleet management, such as real-time navigation, route planning, two-way text messaging, auto-answer on arrivals/departures, and job dispatch capabilities.

"Facing constraints in time, costs, and labor, fleet owners are looking for efficiencies wherever they can be found," said Roger Jollis, director of OEM and mobile marketing for Garmin. "The integration of the Garmin Fleet Management Interface into Sierra Wireless AirLink in-vehicle platforms provides customers with better information about their assets and the efficiency of their operations, while at the same time simplifying navigation, routing, and time management for vehicle operators."

With its inherent Application Programming Interface (API), ALEOS enables an even deeper level of integration for Sierra Wireless solutions partners, allowing access to features far beyond location, including the state of vehicle parameters (speed, doors, sirens, etc.) and peripheral equipment (e.g. man-down alarms, printers). A comprehensive, rules-based events reporting engine facilitates monitoring of key vehicle features and sensors. Using AirLink device management software, customers can remotely configure and update rules-based reporting parameters and have real-time data sent to an application, email, or SMS.

"We are focused on simplifying complex integration and solution deployment for our partners and customers," said Justin Schmid, Vice President of Marketing for Sierra Wireless, "Garmin is a leader in providing navigation products and services and we are excited about this enhancement, which provides customers with a straightforward path to very robust in-vehicle solutions."

The Sierra Wireless line of intelligent in-vehicle gateways and routers comprises a broad line of products, each with a high level of embedded intelligence and comprehensive remote control, configuration, and management capabilities using the suite of AirLink device management software. Customers can remotely configure the entire array of AirLink device parameters, including GPS settings, security protocols, events reporting and much more.

For more information about the AirLink line of intelligent in-vehicle platforms, visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirLink/In-Vehicle_Platforms.aspx.

For more information about Garmin FMI, visit www.garmin.com.

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email sales@sierrawireless.com.

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Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is expanding the wireless world with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software, and connected services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications. Our customers count on us to help them succeed with early access to new wireless technologies and innovative, reliable, high-performing solutions for a broad range of applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: +1 (604) 232 1445, smyers@sierrawireless.com