Sierra Wireless enhances Software Management Suite for AirLink(TM) Product Line

          Re-architected ACEware(TM) management software simplifies
      installation, configuration and management of AirLink intelligent
                             gateways and routers

    LAS VEGAS, April 1 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) today
announced that the ACEware(TM) suite of management tools has been
comprehensively re-architected to provide an improved experience for customers
deploying AirLink(TM) gateways and routers. The new browser-based tools
feature an enhanced user interface and exciting new functionality available
without installing any software.
    As always, ACEware is tightly integrated with ALEOS(TM) embedded
intelligence, which powers the AirLink product line. Together, these products
create the AirLink Control Environment. From installation and activation
through the life of a deployment, the AirLink Control Environment provides a
holistic experience for customers to manage machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions
using AirLink gateways and routers. Through a real-time, comprehensive, remote
view of the extended enterprise, ACEware enables customers to reduce the
environmental impacts associated with site visits, while drastically reducing
operational expenses, ultimately facilitating a meaningful, near term return
on investment.
    ACEware products are essential to the various stakeholders who use,
support and manage remote deployments of fixed or mobile M2M solutions enabled
by AirLink gateways and routers. ACEware provides a simple user interface to
access, configure, control and support the comprehensive feature set provided
within ALEOS, including management of over-the-air firmware updates, events
reporting, security, location information, I/O status, and various network
settings. With easy-to-use and common browser-based user interfaces, ACEware
reduces the enterprise learning curve and dramatically simplifies IT resource
management for any AirLink solution.
    "We're exceptionally excited about the enhanced ACEware suite and know
customers are going to appreciate the combination of simplicity and
comprehensive functionality provided," said Justin Schmid, vice president of
the Mobile and M2M Group for Sierra Wireless. "By combining over a decade of
field-tested device-level intelligence and remote management with new
web-fronted applications, we have greatly enhanced the user experience and
further increased the value of our Mobile and M2M product offerings."

    Out-of-the-box Remote Management

    The enhanced ACEware suite includes ACEmanager(TM) 4.0, the comprehensive
remote management and configuration tool built into ALEOS and inherent in
every AirLink gateway and router. ACEmanager 4.0 provides a "zero software
install," out-of-the-box experience enabling deep device-level management.
With ACEmanager 4.0, customers with access can configure, control and manage
ALEOS-powered AirLink devices from anywhere. Using templates, customers can
seamlessly copy device configuration from one device to another to effectively
manage an entire deployment. By maintaining their version of ALEOS with
over-the-air updates, customers can ensure they continue to benefit from new
features and enhancements released for ACEmanager.

    Enterprise Level Management

    Leveraging previous versions of ACEnet(TM) with many years of experience
in the M2M space, ACEnet 4.0 is a powerful new browser-based remote management
platform that enables IT professionals to simultaneously manage their entire
deployment from one easy-to-use application. ACEnet 4.0 is an exceptionally
efficient, scalable solution for one-to-many device management, essential for
any customer planning a large deployment where operational efficiencies are
important. To further simplify the customer experience, ACEnet 4.0
incorporates the same look and feel as the other browser-based products in the
new ACEware suite, enabling a seamless transition when customers are ready to
    For a demonstration of the new ACEware suite of remote management tools
and the recently announced Helix router, please visit the Sierra Wireless
booth (No. 6538) at CTIA Wireless 2009, held in at the Las Vegas Convention
Center from April 1 to 3.
    The enhanced ACEware remote management tools will be available later in
2009. Additional details regarding ACEware tools and their availability will
be provided closer to commercial launch.
    For more information about the Sierra Wireless line of ACEware management
software and ALEOS please visit To contact the
Sierra Wireless Mobile & M2M Sales Desk, call +1 (510) 624-4200 or e-mail

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    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
    "AirLink", "ALEOS", and "ACEware" are trademarks 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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