Sierra Wireless Updates Embedded Module Lineup with Two New Modules for OEM Customers



    Sierra Wireless MC8785V and MC5727 embedded modules support new and
    upcoming feature enhancements, enabling OEM customers to "future-proof"
    devices in development

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced two new additions to the company's embedded module product line -
the MC8785V embedded module for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 embedded module
for EV-DO Revision A networks.
    The Sierra Wireless MC8785V is the only voice-enabled module for global
HSPA networks available on the market today. With its extensive feature set
and high-end functionality, the MV8785V is designed for OEMs integrating
mobile broadband capabilities into fixed wireless terminals or portable
handheld devices for vertical markets. Tri-band HSPA support and receive
diversity on all bands make the module globally compatible, enabling OEMs to
concentrate development efforts on a single product for use in all global
markets.
    The Sierra Wireless MC5727 embedded module includes the latest in EV-DO
Revision A technology and supports upcoming feature enhancements, enabling OEM
customers to "future-proof" devices currently in development for EV-DO Rev A
networks.
    "OEMs integrating mobile broadband connectivity into their devices need
to be confident that the investment they make in integration and development
will not be quickly made redundant," said Trent Punnett, senior vice
president, Marketing and Corporate Development, for Sierra Wireless. "We
understand their concerns, which is why we work hard to ensure that we always
have the latest wireless technology available to our OEM customers, as well as
the support they need to get it integrated and to market as quickly as
possible."

    
    Sierra Wireless MC8785V

    -   Peak data speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second) on the
        downlink and 2.0 Mbps on the uplink (upgradeable to 5.76 Mbps)

    -   One product for global markets: Tri-band HSPA/UMTS support with
        receive diversity on all three frequency bands, and quad-band support
        for EDGE/GPRS/GSM

    -   Voice enabled, making it ideal for fixed wireless terminals and
        portable handheld devices that require the ability to make voice
        calls

    -   Support for simultaneous voice and data usage

    -   GPS-capable to enable location-based services

    Sierra Wireless MC5727

    -   Peak data speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps
        on the uplink

    -   CDMA EV-DO Revision A technology, and backwards compatible with EV-DO
        Release 0 and 1X networks

    -   Supports upcoming feature enhancements in EV-DO Rev A technology
        (subject to network support)

    -   GPS-capable to enable location-based services
    

    For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules, please visit
http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.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.

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
owners.

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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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