Sierra Wireless congratulates M2M Value Chain Award Winners

    Ecast and Renewable Energy Systems honored for innovative use of wireless
    data in machine-to-machine (M2M) applications

    VANCOUVER, June 22 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) is
pleased to congratulate Ecast and Renewable Energy Systems for being honored
with M2M Value Chain Awards, announced Wednesday night at the M2M United
Conference in Chicago. The awards, sponsored by M2M magazine, honor successful
corporate adopters of M2M technology and highlight the process of combining
multiple technologies to create a winning solution.
    "Both Ecast and Renewable Energy Systems offer great examples of the
efficiencies that broadband wireless data connectivity can bring to M2M
applications," said Andy Berman, senior vice president of mobile and M2M for
Sierra Wireless. "It's a thrill to see them honored for their innovative
applications, and we are pleased to have had the privilege of collaborating
with each of these companies to make wireless data work for them."
    Both of the winning entries involve AirLink Raven modems, now a part of
the Sierra Wireless Mobile & M2M product line. Powered by ALEOS, the
longstanding benchmark for feature rich embedded intelligence, AirLink Raven
modems provide an always on, always aware persistent wireless connection.
Specifically designed for complex mobile data and remote asset management
applications, they are ideal for a variety of applications, including
telemetry, SCADA, intelligent transportation, utility management, remote
monitoring, and security.

    Ecast: Music on demand

    Ecast ( is the largest broadband touch-screen media
network in the United States, delivering on-demand music, advertising, and
other forms of entertainment to more than 10,000 digital jukeboxes in bars and
nightclubs throughout the country. Each jukebox requires a continuous Internet
connection to access Ecast's online database of more than 200,000 songs. Using
broadband landline connections proved to be cumbersome, often requiring long
lead time for installation and limiting potential locations and relocations.
    Using the AirLink Raven-E modem to provide wireless data connectivity,
Ecast has reduced both the lead-time and the cost of installations, providing
increased flexibility to choose the most profitable locations. In addition,
Ecast is now able to consolidate new customers with a single Internet service
provider, allowing the company to access service discounts and leverage a
common management and support structure to reduce operating costs. To learn
more, please visit

    Renewable Energy Systems: Collecting wind data over the air

    Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is one of the largest and most successful
wind energy companies in the world, involved in nearly every aspect of wind
energy projects including research, development, engineering, construction,
operation and maintenance. To date, RES has built over 1,100 megawatts of wind
plant energy capacity across the United States comprising over 800 wind
    Each of RES's wind farm projects begins with a research phase in which
data is collected at potential wind farm sites to assess their suitability for
wind production. This involves erecting 200-foot meteorological towers on the
proposed site, often situated in remote locations. Before implementing a
wireless solution, RES contracted field technicians to visit each site once a
month to retrieve the data and send it back to the RES office for analysis - a
time-consuming, expensive process that could be further complicated by
equipment malfunctions that stayed undetected for weeks between visits.
    With the help of Mobile Electron, one of AirLink's value added resellers,
RES integrated AirLink Raven modems for remote monitoring of wind farm sites.
Mobile Electron provided turnkey integration and installation, as well as RF
propagation analysis to help RES select the most appropriate cellular provider
for a given area. As a result of the deployment, RES has increased operational
efficiency and lowered overhead costs, and the company estimates that the cost
of the new modems was recovered within six months. The company now has
persistent, real-time, two-way connectivity between its regional offices and
its remote equipment, enabling automated collection and retrieval of critical
data. The solution has allowed RES to detect technical issues more quickly,
and has eliminated the need for costly site visits. For more details, please
    For more information about the M2M Value Chain Awards, please visit

    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. Other product or
service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective

    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: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604)
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