New Sierra Wireless embedded module enables market expansion with 900 MHz HSPA frequency support



    
    The Sierra Wireless MC8792V embedded module caters to market diversity,
    offering 900 MHz HSPA support in a feature-rich, cost-effective product
    

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW)
today introduced the MC8792V, the newest module added to the Company's growing
line of embedded modules. Designed for HSPA networks, the MC8792V is the first
Sierra Wireless embedded module to offer 900 MHz frequency band support,
providing new and existing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers the
ability to expand their product offering with this feature-rich mobile
broadband solution.
    The MC8792V embedded module can be integrated into a variety of OEM
devices, including fixed wireless terminals, point-of-sale devices, as well as
computers and ruggedized laptops, offering complete wireless data solutions
over HSPA networks utilizing the 900, 1900, or 2100 MHz frequency bands. The
MC8792V module includes GPS support and enables hardware devices to function
as powerful communications tools with both voice and data capabilities. It
offers a cost-effective solution for OEM customers, while maintaining high-end
functionality and superior performance.
    "An increasing number of network operators around the world are currently
considering, or are already using the 900 MHz frequency range in their HSPA
network deployments," said Trent Punnett, senior vice president, Marketing and
Corporate Development, for Sierra Wireless. "The MC8792V caters to these
companies, providing the same premium functionality and performance that is
expected of Sierra Wireless embedded modules while enabling OEM customers to
align themselves with other markets offering mobile broadband technology."

    
    Sierra Wireless MC8792V

    -   Tri-band HSPA/UMTS (900, 1900, and 2100 MHz) and quad-band support
        for EDGE/GPRS/GSM network access for roaming on high-speed networks
        worldwide
    -   Peak data speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second) on the
        downlink and 2.0 Mbps on the uplink (future upgradeable to 5.76 Mbps)
    -   Voice capabilities, making it ideal for fixed wireless terminals and
        portable handheld devices that require the ability to make voice
        calls
    -   Support for simultaneous voice and data usage
    -   GPS-capable to support location-based services
    

    Samples of the MC8792V are available to OEM customers for integration and
testing. Volume shipments are expected to begin late in the fourth quarter,
2008.
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless MC8792V embedded module,
please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.aspx. To contact
the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail
sales@sierrawireless.com.

    Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED(TM)

    Sierra Wireless 3G embedded modules are powerful, cost-effective
solutions that easily integrate into laptops, portable devices and fixed
wireless terminals, offering complete wireless data solutions over HSPA and
EV-DO Rev A networks. Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED(TM) devices deliver the same
reliable, high-quality mobile broadband connectivity customers have come to
expect from Sierra Wireless, embedded and optimized within the host device to
offer the best possible performance. The company also provides professional
services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and
carrier certification.

    
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    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.

    
    "EMPOWERED" is a 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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For further information:

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

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