Sierra Wireless Announces New Release of M2M Studio Integrated Development
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Version 1.1.1 includes Linux compliance, original source code, software redistribution, integrated documentation

VANCOUVER, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced a new major release of M2M Studio, a fully integrated environment for the development of embedded machine-to-machine (M2M) software, enabling developers to create, develop, compile, download, debug and test their applications.

M2M Studio 1.1.1 offers a series of enhancements and additions, including a new software redistribution feature which enables developers to create their own embedded software plug-ins and make them accessible to other M2M Studio users. The M2M Studio source code is also made available for developers to customize and recompile, further encouraging the sharing of software between members of the M2M Studio community.

M2M Studio 1.1.1 is compliant with Linux, allowing users to work on PC Linux platforms as well as Windows(R) to build projects (project edition, compilation and link).

The release includes new software to ease the installation of all Open AT(R) Software Suite components, including M2M Studio itself. Other enhanced features include automatic notifications of software component updates, direct access to documentation via the help menu, warning pop-ups in case of incompatibility between software components, and an improved "Launch configurations" feature facilitating Segger JTAG usage.

"Since its initial release in January 2009, M2M Studio has proved its appeal to developers of a wide range of innovative M2M applications, including home security systems, asset tracking devices, in-vehicle fleet management, smart utility meters, and fixed wireless telephones," says Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Sierra Wireless. "This new release of M2M Studio enables even more creativity and freedom to users when developing and customizing embedded software applications."

M2M Studio is built on Eclipse(TM) and is compatible with most GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and HSPA embedded modules from Sierra Wireless. The IDE can be downloaded for free from www.wavecom.com/m2mstudio.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless M2M Studio IDE, please visit www.wavecom.com/m2mstudio. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail sales@sierrawireless.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.

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: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604) 232-1445, Email: smyers@sierrawireless.com; Mette Hautemanière, Sierra Wireless, Phone: +33 1 46 29 94 17, Email: mhautemaniere@sierrawireless.com

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