Funkwerk selects Sierra Wireless HSPA AirPrime™ Intelligent Embedded Modules for powerful, mobile broadband router

Funkwerk bintec RS120wu router with integrated Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8790 Embedded Module provides reliable, secure network access for small to medium enterprise and home office customers
Barcelona, Spain-February 16, 2010

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) and Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH today announced that Funkwerk has selected the Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC8790 HSPA Embedded Module to provide high-speed mobile broadband connectivity to the Funkwerk bintec RS120wu router.  The bintec RS120wu router utilizes the AirPrime MC8790 module to offer speeds up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbps on the uplink and can be used as a primary and back up connection.  

“Sierra Wireless is a proven leader in the wireless broadband industry.  The company is committed to continually enhancing its line of intelligent embedded module products, ensuring we can satisfy customer demands for secure, reliable, high speed connectivity in primary or remote environments,” said Torsten Urban, Vice President Product Management for Funkwerk.

Sold worldwide, the bintec RS120wu is a fully equipped, multi protocol router that comes complete with five Gigabyte Ethernet ports which support flexible configuration for LAN, WAN or DMZ, an external UMTS antenna, and a SFB port to support fiber optic connections. The RS120wu comes with extensive IPSec implementation, five client licenses and remote management tools. Its industrial housing makes it ideal for critical enterprise applications as well as remote locations and home offices.

“Mobile broadband offers a viable alternative for small to medium business customers who need to get network connections up and running quickly, or need a back-up connection in critical applications,” said Pierre Piver, Vice President, EMEA Embedded and OEM sales for Sierra Wireless. “In this type of application, the performance and reliability of any connectivity solution is essential and we are pleased that Funkwerk has selected Sierra Wireless to deliver mobile broadband connectivity to its router.”

The Funkwerk bintec RS120wu router along with the Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded module is on display this week at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, from 15 to 18 February, 2010 in The Avenue at stand AV36.

AirPrime MC8790 Embedded Module
Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8790 and MC8790V intelligent embedded modules provide wide area wireless data access at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps downlink and up to 5.76 Mbps uplink. The modules offer UMTS/HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access for roaming on high-speed networks worldwide.  In addition, antenna diversity improves fringe performance on global HSPA networks using the 850, 1900 and 2100 Mhz bands.

For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules please visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email [email protected].

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About Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH
Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH (FEC) is a European provider of integrated communication solutions for small to medium enterprise customers in the competence fields IP access, security, voice, and WLAN.  Moreover, the company provides highly scalable and flexible solutions for subsidiary networking.

The main objective of the business activities is to offer professional users optimum benefit for meeting their challenges on the ICT infrastructure sector with the help of market-conforming, reliable, and high-performance solutions. The solutions are distributed via indirect channels in a two-tier sales system both nationally and internationally. In total, Funkwerk Enterprise Communications employs approximately 150 persons at several company sites in Europe. The FEC headquarter is located in Nuremberg. FEC is a 100% subsidiary of Funkwerk AG, based in Kölleda, Germany.

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) is expanding the wireless world with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software, and connected services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications. Our customers count on us to help them succeed with early access to new wireless technologies and innovative, reliable, high-performing solutions for a broad range of applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit

AirPrime is a trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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