LANCOM selects Sierra Wireless HSPA Embedded Module for Mobile Broadband Router

    LANCOM router with integrated Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module
    provides flexible, secure corporate network access for enterprise

    Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless
(NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) and LANCOM Systems today announced that LANCOM has
selected the Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module to provide mobile
broadband connectivity for the LANCOM 1751 UMTS router. A business VPN router
with integrated UMTS and ADSL2+ modems, the LANCOM 1751 UMTS router utilizes
the integrated Sierra Wireless module to offer HSxPA network access at peak
data speeds of up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and up to
2.0 Mbps on the uplink.
    "We were particularly impressed with the performance and versatility of
the Sierra Wireless UMTS modules. Our UMTS routers benefit largely from their
early HSUPA support plus the integrated GPS functionality; allowing
unprecedented speeds, plus unique features such as an integrated, GPS-based
anti-theft protection. The Sierra Wireless modules, therefore, fit perfectly
into our overall product strategy, which sees UMTS as the upcoming standard in
enterprise site-to-site and Internet connectivity," said
Christian Schallenberg, Executive Vice President Product Marketing, LANCOM.
    "Mobile broadband offers a viable connectivity alternative for enterprise
customers who need to get network connections up and running quickly, or as a
backup for wired connections in mission critical applications," said
Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. "In this type of
application, the performance and reliability of any connectivity solution is
paramount, and so we're very pleased with LANCOM's selection of Sierra
Wireless to deliver mobile broadband connectivity to its business router."
    The LANCOM 1751 UMTS router with the Sierra Wireless embedded module, as
well as the LANCOM 3850 UMTS router, a professional UMTS/WLAN router that
offers mobile broadband connectivity via a PC card, ExpressCard (with Cardbus
adapter) or a USB modem, are on display this week in the Sierra Wireless
pavilion (AV99, on the Avenue) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
    The LANCOM 1751 UMTS and LANCOM 3850 UMTS routers provide a flexible
option for internet access, or when used with the VPN, secure access to
corporate networks from temporary or mobile work locations, such as
construction sites or trade show conference rooms. They include an integrated
firewall with the latest security functions such as stateful inspection,
intrusion detection, and denial-of-service protection, as well as dynamic
bandwidth management and backup and redundancy functionality, to provide a
secure environment for enterprise communication. For more information on the
LANCOM 1751 UMTS and the LANCOM 3850 UMTS router, please visit

    MC8780 Embedded Module

    The MC8780 embedded module offers tri-band UMTS/HSPA and quad-band
GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access for roaming on mobile broadband networks
worldwide. The MC8780 also offers Receive Diversity and GPS support. Designed
for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other
devices requiring high-speed wireless connectivity, Sierra Wireless PCI
Express Mini Card embedded modules for HSUPA networks are fully shielded and
offer an operating temperature range of -25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all
    Further information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules for HSUPA
networks is available at To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail

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    About Lancom

    LANCOM Systems GmbH is a leading German manufacturer of reliable
communications solutions for large enterprises and SMEs, public authorities
and institutions. The company supplies products and software for IP-based VPN,
VoIP and wireless networks, along with support and services. These solutions
are planned and developed specifically for the requirements of business
customers. The company's focus is on Internet access products with integrated
high-quality firewalls for ADSL, SDSL, ISDN and UMTS access and on
comprehensive solutions for network connectivity and security with virtual
private networks (VPN), wireless networks (wireless LAN) and public spots.
LANCOM Systems GmbH is headquartered in Wurselen near Aachen and has sales
offices in Munich, London, Madrid, Bolzano, Amsterdam and Prague. Ralf Koenzen
is the company's founder and Managing Director.
    LANCOM Systems at CeBIT (04 - 09.03.2008): Hall 13, Booth C34

    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
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    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:; Eckhart Traber, LANCOM Systems,
Phone: +49 (0)89 665 61 78-67, Email:

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