Sierra Wireless delivers a new compact, high-value wireless broadband solution



    
    The AirLink(TM) Raven XE 3G Ethernet Gateway offers an intelligent,
    high-speed alternative for enterprise customers requiring 24/7 operation
    and monitoring of remote assets
    

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced the availability of the AirLink(TM) Raven XE, a high-value 3G
Ethernet gateway that provides powerful, intelligent, high speed wireless
connectivity in a compact, cost effective package. Powered by ALEOS(TM) and a
robust ARM9 processor, and equipped with a 10/100 Ethernet port, the Raven XE
3G Ethernet gateway is ideally suited for applications requiring 24/7 remote
monitoring and the capability to quickly send and receive large files such as
photos or interactive media content.
    "The Raven XE has been developed to meet the needs of customers that
require a powerful, high-speed wireless connection for their M2M and portable
transaction processing applications in a more compact form factor," said
Justin Schmid, vice president of the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M group.
"The power and versatility of the Raven XE Ethernet gateway, along with its
compact design, make it a compelling option for either internal or external
system integration, while its cost efficiency allows it to be a practical
solution for wider scale deployments."
    The Raven XE provides a high-speed Ethernet interface and 3G-optimized
architecture, making it ideal for various commercial mobile or portable
network connectivity applications, such as point of sale kiosks, digital
signage and automated teller machines, and its small form factor enables
integration within small enclosures. Its rugged design and aluminum enclosure
make it equally suited for remote industrial and M2M deployments, and a
mini-USB port increases its versatility by simplifying diagnostics and
updates. Raven XE is also equipped with IPSec VPN and GRE tunneling,
protecting data from unauthorized access.

    Robust intelligence and device management

    The Raven XE leverages the power of ALEOS(TM), the embedded intelligence
available exclusively on the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink(TM) products.
ALEOS offers seamless integration with legacy equipment, thanks to a
comprehensive set of embedded protocols. Coupled with the AceWare(TM) suite of
remote management tools, ALEOS simplifies device setup and provisioning and
provides customers with comprehensive remote configuration and diagnostic
capabilities, lowering the total cost of ownership.
    The accompanying AceWare suite of device management and configuration
tools has also been enhanced to support the new security features of ALEOS.
This allows Raven XE users to easily configure the IPSec and GRE parameters of
the Raven XE remotely and in real-time.

    Raven XE product summary

    The Raven XE provides enterprise customers with round-the-clock unmanned
operation of remote assets and high-speed broadband connectivity for wireless
transaction processing and data transfer. Key features include:

    
    -   ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence
    -   AceWare(TM) remote monitoring, control, management and configuration
        utilities
    -   IPSec VPN and GRE tunneling to protect data from unauthorized access
    -   HSPA connection technology
    -   Receive Diversity
    -   10/100 Ethernet port
    -   Compact form factor
    -   Mini-B USB port to enhance data throughput and increase flexibility
    -   High speed ARM9 processor optimizes performance
    -   Class I Div 2 certified for use in hazardous environments
    -   Seamless integration with legacy equipment
    

    The Raven XE is for HSPA networks available now for order through Sierra
Wireless authorized distributors and value-added resellers worldwide - for a
complete list, please visit
http://www.sierrawireless.com/partnersresellers/M2M.aspx. Raven XE for EV-DO
Rev. A networks is planned for 2009.
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless Raven XE 3G Ethernet
Gateway please visit
http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/airlink/ravenxe.aspx. To contact the
Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail
sales@sierrawireless.com.

    
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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.

    "AirLink," "ALEOS," and "AceWare" are trademarks 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, Phone: (604)
232-1445, Email: smyers@sierrawireless.com

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