Sierra Wireless to add ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence to the MP line of rugged mobile gateways and routers



    
    Enhanced with new features and functionality, ALEOS embedded
    intelligence is now common across the entire AirLink(TM) product suite
    

    VANCOUVER, May 13 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that the robust ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence platform will be
available on the MP line of rugged in-vehicle mobile routers for the first
time. With the addition of ALEOS, which enhances the intelligence and feature
set of the MP product line, all AirLink(TM) gateways and routers from Sierra
Wireless will share a common firmware platform, simplifying device management
and support. The new release of ALEOS, version 4.0, also includes feature
enhancements such as improved security and routing functionality, as well as
embedded ACEmanager, the new browser based configuration and management
utility in the ACEware(TM) remote management suite.
    AirLink MP mobile routers have a rich history with public safety
organizations due to their rugged form factor, reliability and multiple
interfaces, and have become the industry benchmark for rugged in-vehicle
communication gateways. The addition of ALEOS will serve to further cement the
reputation of the MP as the product of choice for law enforcement, fire and
rescue, and emergency field services organizations.
    For over a decade, ALEOS embedded intelligence has simplified wireless
M2M solutions for customers of the AirLink product line, while consistently
evolving to meet ever-changing market needs and applications. The
comprehensive embedded application services within ALEOS enable seamless
integration of AirLink gateways and routers into an array of mobile and M2M
applications, spanning diverse vertical markets that include mobile data/field
service, utilities/energy management, finance, and retail. In conjunction with
the tightly integrated ACEware remote management suite, ALEOS is an
exceptionally powerful platform, simplifying an entire deployment from initial
integration and configuration, through comprehensive control and management
for the entire solution lifecycle.
    "The integration of ALEOS embedded intelligence simplifies device
deployment and fleet management for our flagship MP lineup, and is highly
anticipated by our customers and partners," said Justin Schmid, vice president
of the Mobile and M2M group for Sierra Wireless. "Coupled with the myriad
features of ALEOS 4.0, the MP will share a powerful and common embedded
intelligence and remote management platform with the rest of the AirLink
suite. We remain laser-focused on providing simple, high-value offerings that
deliver on the promise of lowest total cost of ownership for our customers."

    Embedded ACEware

    With ALEOS 4.0, customers will begin using the recently announced ACEware
4.0 suite of management software. ACEmanager, the comprehensive one-to-one
utility, is now embedded in ALEOS and provides a rich out-of-the-box remote
management experience via a web-fronted user interface, requiring no host
software installation to get started. ACEmanager allows customers to perform
comprehensive device setup, configuration, control and management from
anywhere with internet access. In addition, ALEOS will perform over-the-air
updates, enabling access to future ACEmanager features and capabilities.

    Additional ALEOS 4.0 Feature Enhancements

    ALEOS 4.0 includes all the features and benefits that have provided
Sierra Wireless customers with leading edge device level intelligence for over
a decade, with a series of notable enhancements including:

    
    Security: ALEOS 4.0 has been enhanced with a variety of new security
    features, including a fully compliant IPsec VPN, port filtering and
    support for up to five simultaneous VPN tunnels. Enhanced IPsec and VPN
    support gives customers peace of mind, knowing their data is secure from
    the end-point to their central dispatch.

    Routing: To increase flexibility and support for multiple assets, ALEOS
    4.0 supports new routing capabilities, like NAT, Port Forwarding and
    DHCP Server & Client. These enhancements enable customers to extend
    communications to multiple assets around a single gateway in the field.

    Events and instrumentation: ALEOS 4.0 now includes a sophisticated
    events reporting engine, allowing customers to easily configure their
    AirLink devices to automatically report events to a third-party
    application, email address and/or a text message. This enables adopters
    to richly instrument, monitor and control their assets through AirLink
    gateways with externally available inputs and outputs (I/O).
    

    ALEOS 4.0 is expected to be commercially available on the MP and other
AirLink gateways and routers mid-year 2009.

    For a demonstration of ALEOS 4.0 and the ACEware suite of remote
management tools, please visit the Sierra Wireless booth at the Zoll Data
Summit, held in Denver, Colorado from May 12 to 15.

    For more information about the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink devices,
please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/mobile.aspx. To contact the
Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (510) 624-4200 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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