@Road Selects Sierra Wireless for High-Speed Data Communications

    Embedded Module to Provide High-Speed HSDPA Wireless Connectivity for
    Next-generation Mobile Resource Management Solutions

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that @Road, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ:   TRMB) and leading provider of
end-to-end solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), has selected the
Sierra Wireless MC8775 embedded module for integration into @Road's High-Speed
Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) solutions for MRM.
    Designed for high-speed, high-capacity wireless data solutions supporting
(3G) HSDPA wireless network standards, the Sierra Wireless MC8775 PCI Express
Mini Card, which offers peak download data rates of 3.6 Mbps, is compatible
with three HSDPA/UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) frequency
bands (850, 1900, 2100 MHz) and four EDGE/GPRS bands (850, 900, 1800, and
1900 MHz) used worldwide - allowing seamless global roaming on the best
available network.
    With greater data transfer speeds, @Road HSDPA-based wireless
communication solutions for MRM can help provide businesses with greater
real-time visibility into vehicle status, as well as the locations of mobile
workers and their work in the field. Field service technicians, drivers and
other mobile workers in the field can also benefit from @Road HSDPA solutions
for MRM by having high-speed, on-demand wireless connectivity to back-office
enterprise applications. For instance, remote tasks such as opening and
updating work orders, accessing e-mail, viewing customer records or large
email attachments, updating inventory, placing orders or reviewing upcoming
assignments can be accomplished quickly with broadband connectivity at the
point of customer contact.
    "We are excited to work with @Road and support their efforts to move to a
high-speed HSDPA wireless product," said Mike Ardelan, vice president,
Worldwide OEM Sales for Sierra Wireless. "Today it is mission-critical that
fleet managers have enough real-time data and visibility to optimize fleet
productivity and at the same time drive-down fuel and other operating costs
while improving customer service."
    General availability of an @Road HSDPA solution for MRM is expected in
the fourth quarter of this year. @Road also offers customers an in-vehicle
solution for MRM that features the Sierra Wireless MC5725 data communication
module for high-speed EVDO Revision A wireless networks. Sierra Wireless
embedded modules are designed to meet PCI Express Mini Card standards,
providing OEM customers the flexibility to support different wireless
technologies with a single platform design.
    "Today's businesses want to equip mobile workers with secure, high-speed
access to critical back-end enterprise information from inventory systems to
email and from order-entry systems to training videos," said Ken Colby, @Road
president and general manager. "The advanced Sierra Wireless HSDPA module can
also enable @Road to deliver this important capability through innovative
next-generation @Road MRM solutions. We look forward to bringing this
important next-generation wireless capability to our customers worldwide."
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless MC8775 PCI Express Mini
Card, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/mc8775.aspx. To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call 604-232-1488 or e-mail

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    About @Road

    @Road, a Trimble Company, is a leading provider of solutions designed to
automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service
delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. @Road delivers
Mobile Resource Management solutions in three key areas: Field Force
Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management. By providing
real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless
communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the
Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable,
upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software
delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that can seamlessly connect mobile
workers in the field to real-time corporate data. @Road is based in Fremont,
Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and
Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit www.road.com.

    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world
with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and
productive from wherever they need to be. The Company offers a diverse product
portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer,
machine-to-machine, and specialized vertical industry markets, and provides
professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design,
integration, and carrier certification. With 2006 revenues of $221 million,
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) is headquartered in Richmond, British
Columbia, Canada with additional offices in Carlsbad and Hayward, California;
London; and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit

    Sierra Wireless 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.

    @Road is a registered trademark of @Road, Inc. The @Road logo is a
trademark and/or service mark of @Road, Inc. "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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For further information:

For further information: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
232-1445, Email: smyers@sierrawireless.com; Bob Stern, @Road, Phone: (510)
870-1360, Email: bstern@road-inc.com, www.road.com

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