Sierra Wireless and Wavefront announce shortlisted applicants for Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Program



    VANCOUVER, June 19 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless Inc. (SW:TO, SWIR:NASDAQ) and
Wavefront(TM), the accelerated commercialization centre supporting the growth
of British Columbia's wireless and new media developer community, are pleased
to announce the list of applicants selected to participate in the second phase
of the Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Program.
    The selected applicants are: Aloqa GmbH (www.aloqa.com), Apisphere, Inc
(www.apisphere.com), Central Touch (www.centraltouch.com), Clevest Solutions
Inc (www.clevest.com), iXLd Media Inc (www.ixld.com). Livecast Media, Inc
(www.livecast.com), Omnilink Systems, Inc (www.omnilink.com), Telogis
(www.telogis.com), and Whitenoise Labs (www.wnlabs.com).
    "We were highly impressed with the scope and quality of the applications
received to the program, and narrowing down this list was a difficult task,"
said Greg Speakman, vice president of Adapter Marketing and Product Management
for Sierra Wireless. "We sincerely appreciate the efforts that went into all
of the submitted applications, and we look forward to seeing the prototypes
that come out of the next phase of the program."
    Sierra Wireless and Wavefront are also pleased to announce that NAVTEQ, a
world leader in premium-quality digital map data, is the official provider of
mapping data for the developer program and will provide access to its sample
map database and tools through its NAVTEQ Network for Developers(TM) (NN4D)
program. NAVTEQ's involvement will help the selected applicants create
cutting-edge and ready for deployment applications while participating in the
program.
    Selected applicants also receive access to an online library of world
imagery furnished by DigitalGlobe's ImageBuilder API during the developmental
stage.
    "By supplying the imagery in support of this program, DigitalGlobe
continues to build on its reputation as the go-to source for imagery in this
rapidly growing industry," said Marc Tremblay, vice president and general
manager of DigitalGlobe's commercial business unit. "We look forward to
expanding our footprint in this market and facilitating solutions that make
accessing imagery easier. At the same time, we are always proactively seeking
partners who will help us bring imagery to the general consumer."

    About the Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Program

    The Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Program was established to find
best-in-class enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the
mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards,
ExpressCards, and USB modems. As part of the first phase, written applications
were submitted by groups focusing in all sectors of the developer community,
including those developing for Location Based Services (LBS), New Media and
Social Networking. The second phase involves the participants creating working
prototypes of their applications.
    All shortlisted applicants will be provided with a Sierra Wireless mobile
broadband adapter and a software development kit, as well as support from
Sierra Wireless and Wavefront to assist in building their applications. The
developers will also have access to Wavefront's rich mobile business industry
knowledge as well as technical knowledge and test environment. Best-in-class
winners will be selected in October and will be considered for promotional
consideration and incorporation within Sierra Wireless products, which are
distributed by mobile network operators worldwide.

    About Wavefront

    Wavefront is the commercialization centre supporting the growth of
British Columbia's more than 1,000 wireless and new media developer companies.
Wavefront accelerates the commercialization and delivery of mobile
applications and devices by providing emerging companies with a suite of
development, advisory and testing/accreditation services that facilitate
commercial engagement with global mobile network operators and enterprise
companies. For more information on Wavefront visit www.wavefrontac.com.

    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.

    About NAVTEQ Network for Developers

    NAVTEQ Network for Developers (NN4D) is a dynamic online web portal that
provides developers and business partners with the technical and business
support needed to build, showcase and launch the most innovative
location-enabled solutions. Connect with the people, tools and resources you
need to grow your business by visiting www.NN4D.com.

    About NAVTEQ

    NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for
automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based
mapping applications and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the
digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services
solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and
has over 3,100 employees located in 167 offices in 31 countries.

    About DigitalGlobe

    Longmont, CO-based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading
global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced
from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery
solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses,
technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company's
imagery solutions consist of one of the world's largest image libraries,
growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed
and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image
layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices,
and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services.
DigitalGlobe currently operates the highest-resolution commercial satellite
constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites,
WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite,
WorldView-2 in mid-2009.

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
owners. Wavefront is a registered trademark of Wavefront Wireless Innovation
Society of British Columbia. NAVTEQ and NAVTEQ Network for Developers are
trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. (C) 2008 NAVTEQ. All rights
reserved. DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.

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For further information:

For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
232-1445, E-mail: smyers@sierrawireless.com; Patty Lee, Wavefront, Tel: (778)
989-4632, E-mail: patty.lee@wavefrontac.com; Bob Richter, NAVTEQ, Tel: (212)
802-8588, E-mail: bob@richtermedia.com; Chuck Herring, DigitalGlobe, Tel:
(303) 684-4020, E-mail: cherring@digitalglobe.com

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