LANCOM selects Sierra Wireless HSPA Embedded Module for Mobile Broadband Router

LANCOM router with integrated Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module provides flexible, secure corporate network access for enterprise customers
Barcelona (Spain)-February 12, 2008

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and LANCOM Systems today announced that LANCOM has selected the Sierra Wireless MC8780 embedded module to provide mobile broadband connectivity for the LANCOM 1751 UMTS router. A business VPN router with integrated UMTS and ADSL2+ modems, the LANCOM 1751 UMTS router utilizes the integrated Sierra Wireless module to offer HSxPA network access at peak data speeds of up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and up to 2.0 Mbps on the uplink.

“We were particularly impressed with the performance and versatility of the Sierra Wireless UMTS modules. Our UMTS routers benefit largely from their early HSUPA support plus the integrated GPS functionality; allowing unprecedented speeds, plus unique features such as an integrated, GPS-based anti-theft protection. The Sierra Wireless modules, therefore, fit perfectly into our overall product strategy, which sees UMTS as the upcoming standard in enterprise site-to-site and Internet connectivity,” said Christian Schallenberg, Executive Vice President Product Marketing, LANCOM.

“Mobile broadband offers a viable connectivity alternative for enterprise customers who need to get network connections up and running quickly, or as a backup for wired connections in mission critical applications,” said Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. “In this type of application, the performance and reliability of any connectivity solution is paramount, and so we’re very pleased with LANCOM’s selection of Sierra Wireless to deliver mobile broadband connectivity to its business router.”

The LANCOM 1751 UMTS router with the Sierra Wireless embedded module, as well as the LANCOM 3850 UMTS router, a professional UMTS/WLAN router that offers mobile broadband connectivity via a PC card, ExpressCard (with Cardbus adapter) or a USB modem, are on display this week in the Sierra Wireless pavilion (AV99, on the Avenue) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The LANCOM 1751 UMTS and LANCOM 3850 UMTS routers provide a flexible option for internet access, or when used with the VPN, secure access to corporate networks from temporary or mobile work locations, such as construction sites or trade show conference rooms. They include an integrated firewall with the latest security functions such as stateful inspection, intrusion detection, and denial-of-service protection, as well as dynamic bandwidth management and backup and redundancy functionality, to provide a secure environment for enterprise communication. For more information on the LANCOM 1751 UMTS and the LANCOM 3850 UMTS router, please visit

MC8780 Embedded Module
The MC8780 embedded module offers tri-band UMTS/HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access for roaming on mobile broadband networks worldwide. The MC8780 also offers Receive Diversity and GPS support. Designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other devices requiring high-speed wireless connectivity, Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules for HSUPA networks are fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of  -25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications.

Further information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules for HSUPA networks is available at To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail [email protected].

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About Lancom
LANCOM Systems GmbH is a leading German manufacturer of reliable communications solutions for large enterprises and SMEs, public authorities and institutions. The company supplies products and software for IP-based VPN, VoIP and wireless networks, along with support and services. These solutions are planned and developed specifically for the requirements of business customers. The company's focus is on Internet access products with integrated high-quality firewalls for ADSL, SDSL, ISDN and UMTS access and on comprehensive solutions for network connectivity and security with virtual private networks (VPN), wireless networks (wireless LAN) and public spots. LANCOM Systems GmbH is headquartered in Würselen near Aachen and has sales offices in Munich, London, Madrid, Bolzano, Amsterdam and Prague. Ralf Koenzen is the company's founder and Managing Director.

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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

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