ERCO & GENER selects Sierra Wireless embedded modules for mobile broadband connectivity

    Sierra Wireless modules provide 3G connectivity within the GenPro 30e
    modem for M2M applications

    VANCOUVER, June 18 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) and
ERCO & GENER today announced that ERCO & GENER has selected Sierra Wireless
embedded modules to provide HSPA network connectivity for the GenPro 30e
modem. ERCO & GENER designs, manufactures and markets communication systems
for the French and export markets. The GenPro 30e modem is designed for M2M
applications and is currently available in France and the European market.
    "The growing availability of mobile broadband networks has made mobile
broadband a practical option for many M2M applications," said Charles
Chaussonnier, Managing Director for ERCO & GENER. "Working with Sierra
Wireless to provide high-speed mobile broadband data connectivity to the
GenPro 30e modem enables us to offer a wireless alternative for our customers
that can accommodate even large amounts of data efficiently and reliably."
    "Embedding a wireless module into a device like the GenPro 30e modem,
which is then integrated into another piece of equipment, requires a high
level of confidence in the performance and reliability of the module," said
Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "Sierra Wireless is
committed to providing OEM customers like ERCO & GENER with the high quality
and reliability they need to be confident in their embedded wireless
connection, regardless of the application."

    Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED(TM)

    Sierra Wireless 3G embedded modules are powerful, cost effective
solutions that easily integrate into laptops, portable devices and fixed
wireless terminals, offering complete wireless data solutions over HSPA and
EV-DO Rev A networks. Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED(TM) devices deliver the same
reliable, high-quality mobile broadband connectivity customers have come to
expect from Sierra Wireless, embedded and optimized within the host device to
offer the best possible performance.
    For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules, please visit To contact the Sierra
Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

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    To view and download images of Sierra Wireless products, please visit

    About ERCO & GENER

    With a positioning in the Machine to Machine (M2M) market segment since
its creation in 1981, ERCO & GENER is now the French leader in the industrial
modem market. The company designs, manufactures, and markets communication
systems for the French and export markets. These systems are designed to meet
the robustness, reliability and endurance demands of these markets. The
technical expertise of the engineering department also allows ERCO & GENER to
provide customized solutions. For more information, please visit

    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

    "Sierra Wireless EMPOWERED" is a trademark 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:; ERCO & GENER, Sales Department,
Phone: +33 2 41 83 13 00, Email:

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