Sierra Wireless announces AirLink X Platform availability on the Bell Mobility high speed mobile data network

    AirLink Raven X and PinPoint X enable robust wireless networking,
    business continuity and mobile data solutions

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that the AirLink PinPoint X and Raven X have been certified and are
commercially available for use on Bell Mobility's high-speed EVDO Rev A
network. These robust, wireless devices support the latest in high speed data
technology and are backward compatible to both earlier EV-DO and CDMA 1X
    The AirLink X Platform is designed to meet the needs of customers that
require high-bandwidth wireless access to mobile broadband networks for
applications as varied as fleet management, commercial wireless networking,
remote monitoring, utilities, automation, and security. Compared to earlier
models, the Raven X and PinPoint X offer increased system processing power to
take full advantage of the network's faster data speeds, with expanded memory
within an enhanced and scalable architecture. Customers will benefit from
download speeds averaging 600 to 1.4 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload
speeds averaging 500 to 800 kbps (kilobits per second).
    As with all Sierra Wireless AirLink devices, the Raven X and PinPoint X
are powered by ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence and provide an always-aware,
always-on connection. ALEOS simplifies integration by managing device
connectivity, maintains a persistent network connection, and enables
comprehensive remote device management via Sierra Wireless's tools and
    "Launching the AirLink X Platform devices on Bell Mobility's high speed
mobile data network will enable us to offer customers exciting new solutions,"
said Justin Schmid, vice president of the Mobile and M2M group for Sierra
Wireless. "These highly intelligent devices will enable Bell Mobility clients
to take advantage of a variety of powerful mobile data and wireless networking

    AirLink Raven X

    The Raven X is a robust communications and networking device designed to
deliver reliable connectivity for broadband wireless data and mission critical
applications. To expand its functionality and simplify deployments, the Raven
X is equipped with both Ethernet and serial interfaces. The combination of an
enhanced, robust processor, high-speed Ethernet and data session persistence
provided by ALEOS make the Raven X perfectly suited for commercial wireless
networking, e-commerce and business continuity applications. The Raven X is
also Class I Div 2 certified for use in hazardous environments and compatible
with numerous machine communications protocols, making it equally suited for a
long list of remote industrial solutions, including utilities, automation and

    AirLink PinPoint X

    The PinPoint X is a compact, intelligent and fully-featured mobile
communications platform with multiple peripheral connections, including
serial, Ethernet and USB. Its high-precision 16-channel GPS receiver, coupled
with the rich embedded intelligence provided by ALEOS technology, makes the
PinPoint X the perfect choice for a broad set of mobile enterprise, public
safety, fleet management and AVL solutions. With expanded I/O functionality in
a separate connector that includes four digital inputs, four analog inputs and
two relay outputs, the PinPoint X also offers extensive remote instrumentation
possibilities. The PinPoint X is compliant with environmental military
standards for vibration, shock, drop, high and low temperature and humidity.

    For more information about the AirLink Raven X and PinPoint X from Sierra
 Wireless please visit and For information on the
Bell high speed mobile data network, please visit

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    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

    "AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "ALEOS" 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:

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