Sierra Wireless and Extended Systems expand synchronization options for the Voq Professional Phone™

XTNDConnect® PC software offers Voq phone users seamless synchronization with Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer, and ACT! desktop tools
Vancouver, British Columbia and Boise, Idaho -May 18, 2005

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND) announced today that the Sierra Wireless Voq Professional Phone now supports advanced desktop synchronization including support for Lotus Notes desktop client, through Extended Systems' XTNDConnect® PC mobile synchronization and management software. For a limited time, Extended Systems is offering the XTNDConnect PC software to Voq Professional Phone users at a special price of $44.95 from

The Voq Professional Phone, a Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, offers the best features of a mobile phone, a personal messaging device, and a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), with a unique, flip-open QWERTY thumbpad for easy messaging and text input. With XTNDConnect PC software, Voq users can synchronize their address book, calendars, tasks, e-mail, and notes between mobile devices and popular PC applications. Using Rapid Transfer Technology™, XTNDConnect PC provides corporations and individuals with a single synchronization application for multiple device platforms and multiple desktop applications including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Organizer, and ACT!.

"Sierra Wireless is pleased to offer the Voq Professional Phone to enterprises and mobile professionals with secure, serverless email solutions that work seamlessly with the systems they prefer and already have in place," said Trent Punnett, Vice President of Marketing for Sierra Wireless. "Expanding Voq's sync capabilities with Extended Systems' software makes it a practical and powerful tool for Lotus Notes and ACT! users."

"Extended Systems aims to make data synchronization as simple as possible for mobile professionals, regardless of the devices and software they choose," said Nathan Pendleton, Vice President, Mobile Device Solutions for Extended Systems. "The combined solution of XTNDConnect PC with the Voq Professional Phone enables mobile professionals to synchronize email and allows them to carry the information they need with them wherever they go, using the desktop tools they prefer."

XTNDConnect PC
XTNDConnect PC is a fast, flexible, and easy-to-use software application that allows users to synchronize contacts, calendars, tasks, e-mail, and notes between their mobile devices and popular PC applications. With XTNDConnect PC, enterprises and individual users need only one synchronization application to support a wide variety of mobile devices and desktop applications, including Microsoft Outlook 98/2000/2002/2003, Lotus Notes R5/6.0/6.5, Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0/6.1, and ACT! 2000/5.0/6.0. XTNDConnect PC is available in English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Voq Professional Phone™
Powered by an Intel® XScale® processor, the Voq Professional Phone is based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Smartphones and offers a rich telephony experience with the addition of a unique flip-open QWERTY thumbpad. The Voq Professional Phone provides:

  • The best features of a mobile phone, messaging device, and PDA in a single phone - resulting in lower cost, ease-of-use, and the need for fewer devices;
  • Powerful search, send, and storage capabilities with myVoq™, which also offers the ability to enhance business applications and mobile web services,
  • Out-of-the-box personal and corporate e-mail solutions, including POP3, IMAP4, and Microsoft ActiveSync for wireless synchronization to Microsoft Exchange 2003,
  • The ultimate e-mail experience with VoqMail™ Professional Edition, which offers secure, "Always There"™ e-mail and alerts, supporting standard, broadly deployed VPN and business e-mail systems including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and Novell GroupWise software.

For more information about the Voq Professional Phone, please visit, or contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk by calling 604-232-1488 or e-mailing [email protected].

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About Extended Systems
Extended Systems provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations streamline their business processes through mobile technology. The Company's OneBridge mobile solutions suite enables companies to mobilize critical enterprise applications such as e-mail, field service, sales force automation (SFA), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). Extended Systems has more than 2,500 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships. Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, call 1-800-235-7576 or visit

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the success of XTNDConnect PC and the Company's ongoing relationship with Sierra Wireless. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the success of the Company's customer relationships and other key business relationships, overall economic conditions and the level of information technology spending by existing and potential customers, the timing of purchases by significant customers, the perceived and realized benefits of mobile devices, the timely development and acceptance of new products and technologies, the risks associated with development of new products and product enhancements, the impact of competitive products and pricing, continued growth in the markets for our products, and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in the Company's SEC filings, including its 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on September 29, 2004 and 2005 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded modules for OEM wireless applications; the MP line of rugged vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq Professional Phone, a line of mobile phones with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for mobile professionals. For more information about Sierra Wireless please visit

"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "Voq Professional Phone" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc. 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.

For Further Information Contact:

Sharlene Myers
Sierra Wireless
Phone: 604-232-1445
Email: [email protected]

Amy Childress
Extended Systems
Phone: 208-287-6083
Email: [email protected]