Sierra Wireless to launch hosted remote management service for AirLink(TM) product line



    
    ACEnet Services edition simplifies remote management and lowers the
    total cost of ownership for wireless M2M deployments
    

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced the latest enhancement to its suite of ACEware(TM) web-based device
management platforms, ACEnet Services edition. Using a software-as-a-service
(SaaS) model, ACEnet Services offers customers a secure hosted platform to
comprehensively configure, control and manage their entire deployment of
AirLink devices using a standard web browser.
    ACEnet Services edition leverages nearly a decade's worth of Sierra
Wireless experience and proven success in providing comprehensive remote
management for unattended devices in field locations and provides customers a
fully functional enterprise-grade remote management platform that easily
scales as the customer deployment grows.
    As is the case with the entire ACEware suite, ACEnet Services edition is
tightly integrated with ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence, which powers the
AirLink product line and provides session persistence, embedded machine
protocols, extensive routing features, IP security and many other key
features. Coupled with ALEOS, ACEnet enables customers to monitor device
status and performance on demand as well as configure and control their
AirLink devices - whether they manage a handful of gateways or thousands at
once - using a single interface from anywhere with Internet connectivity.
    Long term reliability and simplicity are cornerstones of every successful
M2M deployment. The common software platform across the AirLink product line
simplifies the deployment for IT teams by enabling them to configure and
manage all of their AirLink devices from a single interface. For customers
with broad M2M implementations, this translates into managing different types
of devices (in-vehicle platforms, M2M gateways and enterprise routers) with
one application, which drastically reduces cycle times and cost.
    "Launching a comprehensive hosted ACEnet Services offering is an exciting
and significant milestone for Sierra Wireless, our channel and our customers,"
said Justin Schmid, vice president of the Mobile and M2M Group for Sierra
Wireless. "In a time when companies are particularly interested in working
more efficiently and reducing both capital and operating expenses, this
powerful, yet easy-to-use remote management service can help our customers
quickly realize that objective and lower the total cost of ownership of their
wireless M2M solutions."

    Simple Access to Rich Feature Set

    ACEnet Services edition is a powerful browser-based remote management
platform that simplifies managing complex M2M solutions by combining a very
rich feature set with the simplicity of a hosted platform. By providing IT
managers with a summary view of the real-time status of all deployed gateways
and routers, ACEnet Services empowers them to monitor and manage their entire
solution. Since different types of devices have different configuration needs,
managers can assign group settings and apply specific firmware and rules to
various gateways and routers. Users can set up multiple schedules to perform
firmware updates and configuration changes for targeted groups of devices, and
these schedules can be set up as either a one-time or a recurring event.
Finally, ACEnet Services edition offers a secure login for each authorized
user, which an administrator can set for varying levels of access.

    Scalable Remote Management

    When deploying a cellular M2M solution, scalability is a key attribute to
consider. Customers can remotely access and manage individual AirLink
intelligent gateways and routers with ACEmanager, the remote configuration
utility embedded in ALEOS and included in each AirLink product. However, as an
M2M solution commercializes and becomes a critical part of daily operations,
there is an increased need to efficiently manage the entire deployment, making
ACEnet Services essential. Given the high degree of integration and
commonality, the transition from ACEmanager to ACEnet Services edition has
been designed to be seamless and simple for customers.
    Beta trials of ACEnet Services edition are underway and support for
ACEnet Services is included with all currently shipping AirLink gateways and
routers. Commercial terms are expected to be available in late 2009.

    For more information about the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink devices,
ALEOS and ACEware please visit
http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/mobile.aspx. To contact the Sierra
Wireless Mobile and M2M Sales Desk, call 1-510-624-4200 in North America, +44
208 622 3015 in Europe, Middle East and Africa or email
mobileandm2msales@sierrawireless.com.

    
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    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.
    "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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