Sierra Wireless AirCard® 597E ExpressCard now available in Canada from TELUS

New, smaller form factor designed for ExpressCard slots delivers TELUS' wireless high-speed wireless access and is self-installing for easier setup
Vancouver, BC-November 15, 2007

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that the AirCard® 597E ExpressCard is now available from TELUS, offering access to TELUS’ wireless high speed EVDO Rev A service. Designed to provide mobile broadband connectivity to newer notebooks computers equipped with ExpressCard slots, the AirCard 597E is available through TELUS’ business and retail sales channels, and online at

TELUS is the first globally to launch the AirCard 597E with TRU-Install™, which significantly improves the out-of-the-box user experience. With TRU-Install, no installation CD is required – software and drivers are installed automatically when the card is plugged into the notebook for the first time.

“The AirCard 597E makes mobile broadband access easier than ever before – simply plug in the card, step through the automatic installation, and you’re ready to go,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “It’s a much better user experience that we’re pleased to deliver first to customers in Canada on the TELUS network.”

Stephen Ospalak, TELUS vice-president of Subscriber Equipment said, “The Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E lives up to TELUS’ future friendly commitment by making it even easier for clients to use mobile computing technology and access Canada’s fastest coast-to-coast mobile network. TELUS is proud to work with Sierra Wireless, a leading name in trusted wireless solutions, to deliver innovative devices that help clients stay productive when they are on the road.”
AirCard 597E ExpressCard

  • Transfers data wirelessly at speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and 1.8 Mbps on the uplink, using the latest EVDO Rev A technology for the fastest mobile data access across the country. EVDO is available to seventy-five per cent of Canadians.
  • Provides mobile broadband access for notebook computers with ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slots.
  • Supports Location Based Services, with a built-in GPS antenna for third party application development.
  • Features a high-performance, durable antenna optimized for signal acquisition and speed, as well as a connector for an optional external antenna to improve performance in fringe areas or more demanding user conditions.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E ExpressCard, please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail [email protected].

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

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada’s premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit

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