CalAmp Collaborates with Sierra Wireless to Integrate 3G Cellular Connectivity in New Wireless Meter Reading Communication Platform



    OXNARD, CA and ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - CalAmp (NASDAQ:   CAMP) and
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that Sierra Wireless
embedded modules have been selected to provide 3G wireless broadband
connectivity for CalAmp's recently launched WiMetry(TM) Internet
Protocol-based wireless communications platform used in Automatic Meter
Reading/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMR/AMI) applications.
    Available for 3G cellular network technologies, CalAmp's WiMetry offers
utility companies a wireless communications link for real-time acquisition of
critical usage and rate data from electric, gas or water meters via public
wireless networks and the Internet.
    Leveraging CalAmp's more than 20 years of experience with wireless data
networks, WiMetry addresses the needs of utilities that require secure
wireless data communications and networking platforms that provide
cost-effective and reliable service for advanced metering, demand response and
other smart grid applications.
    The WiMetry platform, through the use of Sierra Wireless embedded
modules, supports the latest in EV-DO Revision A cellular high-speed data
communications and is backward compatible to existing EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1X
networks.
    "The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 made the creation of a
smart grid and demand response network a policy of the United States," said
Mark Christensen, Vice President and General Manager of CalAmp's Industrial
Monitoring and Controls unit. "Driven by this new regulation and the global
energy crisis, utilities are looking for standards-based, reliable and
future-proof communication platforms. CalAmp has been involved in supplying
wireless communications systems into the utility market for over a decade. The
high standards we set for ourselves and our suppliers to deliver
mission-critical data communication systems to the utility market are
well-known and were a key factor in our selection of Sierra Wireless modules
for the CalAmp WiMetry platform."
    "Quality and reliability are of critical importance for large-scale,
mission-critical communications systems for utilities," said Mike Ardelan,
vice president of Embedded Module Sales for Sierra Wireless. "We're pleased to
collaborate with CalAmp to provide this vital communications link, giving
utilities the ability to implement the data infrastructure needed for smart
grid applications."
    CalAmp is exhibiting the WiMetry platform in booth No. 101 at the
Utilimetrics Autovation 2008 conference in Atlanta, GA through September 10,
2008.

    About CalAmp Corp.

    CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable
anytime/anywhere access to critical data and content. The Company serves
customers in the public safety, industrial monitoring and controls, mobile
resource management, public utilities and direct broadcast satellite markets.
The Company's products are marketed under the CalAmp, Dataradio, SmartLink,
Aercept, LandCell, and Omega trade names. For additional information, please
visit www.calamp.com.

    CalAmp Forward-Looking Statements

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Although CalAmp believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance
that its expectations will be attained. CalAmp undertakes no obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

    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
markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise
in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

    Sierra Wireless 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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For further information:

For further information: CalAmp Contact: Lasse Glassen, Financial
Relations Board, (213) 486-6546, lglassen@frbir.com; Sierra Wireless Contact:
Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, (604) 232-1445, smyers@sierrawireless.com

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