EDMI selects Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ intelligent embedded modules for global smart meter deployments

Mk7C advanced electronic meter with intelligent embedded modules from Sierra Wireless enable customers to control power consumption and read meters in real time
Vancouver, Canada-April 07, 2010

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today announced that EDMI has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ WMP100 intelligent embedded modules to integrate into its advanced Mk7C electronic energy meter to service the growing global smart meter market. Initial volume shipments will occur this month in the United Kingdom, with additional meter deployments in markets in Europe, New Zealand and Asia following later in 2010.

The Mk7C is an advanced Class 1 single phase electronic meter offering fully integrated AMI functionality in a compact profile. The Mk7C integrates a 100amp relay which allows disconnection and reconnection of electrical services remotely. Based on the EDMI Atlas series of meters, the Mk7C delivers a future proof energy meter for both Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart Grid rollouts without having to compromise on cost, features or size. EDMI meters with embedded wireless technology offer reliable, cost effective communication, enhance the efficiency of electric power distribution, and provide additional smart services to end customers who can control their power consumption in real time.
EDMI’s collaboration with Sierra Wireless began in 2004, when EDMI selected Wavecom modules for large GPRS smart meter deployments throughout the UK, followed by several major deployments of smart metering solutions in Europe, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. Sierra Wireless acquired Wavecom in 2009 and incorporated Wavecom modules into the Sierra Wireless AirPrime product line.

“Sierra Wireless is known worldwide as a leader in delivering wireless embedded connectivity for smart metering projects,” said Jimmy Chin, Executive Director, EDMI. “Incorporating Sierra Wireless’ modules into EDMI’s lineup of electronic meters offers our customers high-performing, wirelessly enabled meters that help them save energy and reduce overall costs.”
“Global utility companies recognize EDMI as one of the world’s leading meter manufacturers and our collaboration with EDMI ensures their customers receive high-functioning, high-quality wirelessly enabled meters that are integral for mission critical communications,” said Jin Pak, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, Sierra Wireless. “We are pleased to build upon our existing relationship with EDMI to provide a complete metering solution that services the needs of their customer base.”

For more information, please visit www.edmi-meters.com.

For more information about Sierra Wireless AirPrime WMP100 intelligent embedded modules, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirPrime/Embedded_Modules/WMP_Series/WMP100.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email [email protected].

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About EDMI
EDMI operates as a public corporate organization with its headquarters and manufacturing based primarily in Singapore. Its research and development facility is strategically situated in Brisbane, Australia to provide continuous product development and support to its growing global customer bases in Europe, the ASEAN region, Middle East, South Africa and the rest of Asia. EDMI has established marketing offices and regional hubs in Singapore, Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Paris and the UK. These centers serve as regional customer service and technical support hubs responsible for supporting specific local market requirements for our metering products. For more information visit, www.edmi-meters.com.

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 www.sierrawireless.com

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