Sierra Wireless and ProSoft Technology® discuss joint initiative to provide cellular solutions for industrial automation

ProSoft Technology® to leverage Sierra Wireless ALEOS™ technology for automation and control solutions
Vancouver (Canada) and Bakersfield (California)-November 19, 2008

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and ProSoft Technology® today announced negotiations toward an initiative to offer industrial automation and control solutions through ProSoft Technology’s global sales channels consisting of more than 600 distributors.

Certified for use in hazardous environments, Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M devices have been workhorses in the Utilities and Automation industries for over a decade. ALEOS™ embedded intelligence simplifies integration and enables the devices to maintain an always-on, always-aware network connection, critical for real-time remote monitoring, configuration and logging. Comprehensive remote management, via the AceWare™ software suite, ultimately lowers total cost of ownership by enabling customers to minimize field service calls. 

ProSoft Technology offers over 600 products supporting 60+ different industrial communication protocols, providing the expertise for customers looking to integrate and leverage cellular with their automation and control applications. Deployment-ready options and integrated industrial protocol support make it easy for end users to use RadioLinx Industrial Cellular products for remote process or OEM equipment monitoring, for non-time-critical control for municipal and oil/gas SCADA, and for M2M applications. The products are expected to be commercially available in the first quarter of 2009.

“We’re looking forward to working with ProSoft Technology to provide a robust automation and control solution,” remarked Justin Schmid, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M group. “By coupling the intelligence of ALEOS with ProSoft Technology’s expertise in serving the automation market, we believe we can create a very compelling product offering.”

“Our customers are asking ProSoft Technology for easy to deploy cellular connectivity. Combining robust industrial cellular technology from Sierra Wireless, deployment ready options through our data service partners, and industrial protocol pre-configuration – ProSoft Technology simplifies industrial cellular” said Kevin Zamzow, strategic product marketing manager for ProSoft Technology. “ALEOS intelligence, rugged design and Class I Div 2 certification make these devices perfectly suited for the industrial automation market.”
The RadioLinx industrial cellular products can be seen at the Rockwell Automation Fair in Nashville, TN, Nov 19 – 20. Visit ProSoft Technology at booth #619 to learn more about the RadioLinx devices.

For more information about ProSoft Technology please visit  To contact the ProSoft Technology sales desk please call +1 (661) 716-5100.

About ProSoft Technology
ProSoft Technology® designs communication solutions that bridge between automation products as seamlessly as if they were all from the same supplier. ProSoft Technology’s offerings consist of four primary product families: Integrated protocol and network connectivity modules known as inRAx® for Rockwell Automation and ProTalk® for Schneider Electric, stand-alone and wireless gateways known as ProLinx®, and industrial serial and Ethernet wireless solutions known as RadioLinx®. ProSoft Technology has over 600 distributors in 72 countries, with Regional Area Offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless 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

“ALEOS” and “AceWare” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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