Sierra Wireless presents the industry's broadest embedded module product

AirPrime(TM) Intelligent Embedded Modules help OEMs, system integrators and network operators bring M2M and mobile computing solutions to market on time with lower total cost of ownership

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - At the Mobile World Congress event taking place in Barcelona this week, Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) is showcasing its AirPrime(TM) Intelligent Embedded Module product family, which brings together all of the Sierra Wireless and former Wavecom embedded modules into the industry's broadest portfolio of products meeting M2M solution providers' needs for cellular wireless connectivity.

According to Sam Lucero of ABI Research, "Cellular M2M connections - which enable wireless data calls between machines - will approximately triple their current number of about 75 million by 2014. Sierra Wireless is a leading developer of intelligent embedded modules that enable this growth by integrating modules into devices used in a variety of sectors including automotive, energy, health care and transportation".

The AirPrime(TM) family includes an embedded wireless module for every need. Available form factors include BGA, PCI Express MiniCard, castellation, and board-to-board connectors. Feature sets range from modem-only functionality to fully programmable application hosting capabilities. Air interfaces include both GSM and CDMA, from 2/2.5G to 3.5G. The AirPrime(TM) module family has been designed to meet the unique requirements of the mobile computing market as well as a variety of M2M vertical markets such as automotive, transportation, energy, industrial, security, sales & payment, field service & logistics, and healthcare. To manufacturers of mobile computing and mobile consumer devices, Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) modules offer early access to the latest air interfaces. For M2M applications with life cycles of 5 to 15 years or more, AirPrime(TM) products provide stable form factors, easy upgrade paths, and the ability to remotely upgrade software of devices in the field.

    The Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) family includes:

    -  Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) MC Series
       Designed for Mobile Computing, Mobile Consumer, and Networking
       devices, the AirPrime(TM) MC Series modules are based on the PCI
       Express Mini Card standard with a USB 2.0 interface and work with
       EV-DO Rev A, HSPA or HSPA+ networks.

    -  Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) WMP Series
       The WMP Series combines embedded processor capability and wireless
       connectivity in a single device to reduce total system cost and size
       as well as to improve time to market and performance. AirPrime(TM) WMP
       Series products are certified processing and radio solutions in a BGA
       package, designed for GSM/GPRS cellular communication in industrial or
       automotive environments.

    -  Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) Q Series
       Designed for rapid mounting thanks to its industrial grade
       board-to-board connector, the AirPrime(TM) Q Series brings
       scalability, allowing manufacturers to make a single product design
       that can communicate on any cellular protocol, anywhere in the world.
       The AirPrime(TM) Q Series includes footprint compatible GPRS, EDGE,
       HSPA and CDMA 1xRTT versions in order to streamline product

    -  Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) WS Series
       With a highly compact form factor, the AirPrime(TM) WS Series allows
       manufacturers to add GSM/GPRS voice and data connectivity to any of
       their products. The AirPrime WS(TM) Series devices come in a sleek
       castellation package for easy product integration.

In addition, Sierra Wireless offers developers of wirelessly enabled industrial devices a solution for the challenges they face with SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards. SIM cards are designed for mobile phones, with consumer device lifetime and usage patterns in mind. Industrial M2M devices need to stay online for 5, 10 or 15 years, sometimes even longer. M2M products must also be designed to industrial grade to meet extreme environmental conditions of shock, corrosion, temperature, vibration and humidity to which consumer SIM cards are not exposed. The Sierra Wireless Embedded SIM is an award-winning, fully industrialized and personalized SIM solution that removes the plastic packaging from a conventional SIM card, integrating the SIM function into the module itself at a component level. Sierra Wireless embedded SIM ensures 3GPP security, supports GSM/GPRS or GSM/GPRS/EDGE network technologies, and can have a service subscription already loaded. Embedded SIM is available on AirPrime(TM) Q Series (3GPP versions) and WMP Series modules.

The AirPrime(TM) Q Series and WMP Series Intelligent Embedded Modules also support Sierra Wireless AirVantage(TM) Management Services enabling remote monitoring and software upgrades of M2M devices in the field.

    Sierra Wireless Product Families

    -  AirCard(R) Mobile Broadband Devices, including USB modems, data cards,
       and mobile hotspots, connect people wirelessly to colleagues, family,
       and friends over 3G and 4G networks worldwide
    -  AirPrime(TM) Intelligent Embedded Modules offer device manufacturers
       early access to wireless technologies and integration support to bring
       wireless devices to market quickly
    -  AirLink(TM) Intelligent Gateways and Routers provide rugged, highly
       configurable, and reliable wireless solutions for mission critical
       enterprise, industrial, and emergency services applications
    -  AirVantage(TM) Services Platforms and Solutions offer a comprehensive,
       scalable, service management platform that simplifies service delivery
       for network operators and M2M service providers

For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is expanding the wireless world with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software, and connected services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications. Our customers count on us to help them succeed with early access to new wireless technologies and innovative, reliable, high-performing solutions for a broad range of applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit

AirPrime, AirLink and AirVantage are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. AirCard is a registered 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,; Mette Hautemanière, Sierra Wireless, Phone: +33 (0)1 46 29 94 17,

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