Atos Origin and Sierra Wireless join their expertise to deliver a unique
solution for large-scale deployments of Machine-to-Machine applications

    
    Joint solution to provide a comprehensive, expandable and secure M2M
    services platform, along with significant processing and hosting
    capacity, to simplify and accelerate the deployment of end-to-end
    solutions
    

PARIS, and VANCOUVER, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in hi-tech transactional services, and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announce their collaboration on the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. This association reflects the desire on the part of the two companies to deliver solutions that match with the variety of challenges facing vertical markets such as the power, facilities management, retail, health, transport and manufacturing industry sectors. This collaboration makes it possible to provide effective ongoing and global support for business specific issues whilst cutting implementation time.

With this alliance, Atos Worldline and Sierra Wireless are bringing together their two M2M services platforms (Worldline M2M(TM) and M2MOperatingPortal(TM)) to offer a single global product for the Machine-to-Machine market. These open platforms, scalable and feature-rich, combined with significant processing power and hosting capacity, provide a solid foundation for large-scale deployment of these solutions in Europe.

This combination is the basis for the rapid implementation and the reliable and secure operation of various M2M applications including: automated metering, automated remote payment, real-time inventory management across multiple sites, and asset tracking.

"The scope of applications for M2M will see considerable expansion. At the moment, the priority focus is on vertical applications running in clearly-defined environments: a company, an airport, a hospital, a transport network, etc. M2M in the future will extend into open and open-ended multi-use and multi-user contexts. Our collaboration with Sierra Wireless strengthens our product offer for high-tech transactional services appropriate to the M2M challenges of today and tomorrow", says François Gatineau, Director of M2M Products at Atos Worldline.

"The knowledge of the various business specific issues brought by Atos Worldline, together with our expertise and the power of our services platform, will significantly simplify and accelerate the deployment of large-scale M2M solutions", declared Emmanuel Walckenaer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sierra Wireless Solutions & Services.

About Atos Origin

Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For further information, please visit www.atosorigin.com

About Atos Worldline

Atos Worldline brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in hi-tech transactional services. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (issuing, acquiring, terminals, card and non card payment solutions & processing), eCS (eServices for customers, citizens and communities) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldine on-going commitments to research and innovation enable its customers to benefit from award-winning solutions in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM and paperless solutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of (euro)814 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For further information, please visit: www.atosworldline.com

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) products connect people and machines to wireless networks around the world. We offer an advanced, comprehensive product line, addressing consumer, enterprise, original equipment manufacturer, and specialized vertical industry markets. We also offer a wide range of professional and operated services. Our solutions are used for mobile computing, transportation, industrial M2M (machine-to-machine), enterprise, residential and consumer communications applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless Solutions & Services: http://www.sierrawireless.com/solutions&services.

To contact the Sierra Wireless Solutions & services Sales Desk, call +33(0)5 61 00 52 90 or e-mail solutions-sales@sierrawireless.com

M2MOperatingPortal is a registered trademark 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.

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SOURCE SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.

For further information: For further information: Sierra Wireless: Solutions&Services, Anne Monié, Tel.: +33(0)5 61 00 73 43, Email: amonie@sierrawireless.com; Atos Origin: Emilie Moreau, Tel.: +33(0)1 55 91 24 74, Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com

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