Sierra Wireless Updates Embedded Module Lineup with Two New Modules for OEM Customers

Sierra Wireless MC8785V and MC5727 embedded modules support new and upcoming feature enhancements, enabling OEM customers to “future-proof” devices in development
Vancouver (Canada)-January 24, 2008

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced two new additions to the company’s embedded module product line – the MC8785V embedded module for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 embedded module for EV-DO Revision A networks.

The Sierra Wireless MC8785V is the only voice-enabled module for global HSPA networks available on the market today. With its extensive feature set and high-end functionality, the MC8785V is designed for OEMs integrating mobile broadband capabilities into fixed wireless terminals or portable handheld devices for vertical markets. Tri-band HSPA support and receive diversity on all bands make the module globally compatible, enabling OEMs to concentrate development efforts on a single product for use in all global markets.

The Sierra Wireless MC5727 embedded module includes the latest in EV-DO Revision A technology and supports upcoming feature enhancements, enabling OEM customers to “future-proof” devices currently in development for EV-DO Rev A networks.

“OEMs integrating mobile broadband connectivity into their devices need to be confident that the investment they make in integration and development will not be quickly made redundant,” said Trent Punnett, senior vice president, Marketing and Corporate Development, for Sierra Wireless. “We understand their concerns, which is why we work hard to ensure that we always have the latest wireless technology available to our OEM customers, as well as the support they need to get it integrated and to market as quickly as possible.”

Sierra Wireless MC8785V

  • Peak data speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second) on the downlink and 2.0 Mbps on the uplink (upgradeable to 5.76 Mbps)
  • One product for global markets: Tri-band HSPA/UMTS support with receive diversity on all three frequency bands, and quad-band support for EDGE/GPRS/GSM
  • Voice enabled, making it ideal for fixed wireless terminals and portable handheld devices that require the ability to make voice calls
  • Support for simultaneous voice and data usage
  • GPS-capable to enable location-based services

Sierra Wireless MC5727

  • Peak data speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps  on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink
  • CDMA EV-DO Revision A technology, and backwards compatible with EV-DO Release 0 and 1X networks
  • Supports upcoming feature enhancements in EV-DO Rev A technology (subject to network support)
  • GPS-capable to enable location-based services

For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/oemmodules.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail sales@sierrawireless.com.

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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 www.sierrawireless.com.

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