Pulse Energy and Sierra Wireless enhance energy efficiency with cellular solution to monitor and analyze energy usage

Sierra Wireless AirLink™ intelligent wireless gateways integrated with Pulse™ Connector dataloggers eliminate the need for wirelines and streamline integration
Vancouver, Canada-September 14, 2010

Pulse Energy, a leading provider of energy management solutions, and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) have collaborated to deliver cutting edge cellular deployments that enable customers to more efficiently monitor and manage energy usage.

Sierra Wireless provides a broad portfolio of high performance mobile computing and M2M (machine-to-machine) products, including mobile broadband modems, embedded wireless modules, and intelligent gateways and routers. Pulse Energy’s portfolio consists of hardware and software, that when combined create an end-to-end energy management deployment.

The combined solution consists of an AirLink intelligent gateway connected to the Pulse Connector, which transmits metering data over a cellular carrier network to Pulse Energy for benchmarking and analysis. By integrating the Sierra Wireless AirLink intelligent gateways, powered by ALEOS™ intelligence, with the Pulse™ Connector, Pulse Energy has created an environment where customers can deploy a sophisticated energy management solution without having to run new data cabling or install additional IT infrastructure. Once the solution is deployed, data is analyzed and archived, allowing end customers to monitor energy usage and efficiency in real-time with the Pulse™ Web Application, a Software as a Service (SaaS) tool. In addition to the ability to manage their energy remotely from anywhere in the world with the Pulse™ Web Application, customers and Pulse Energy can configure and manage the Sierra Wireless AirLink devices with a comprehensive suite of AirLink device management tools, which minimizes field visits and enhances overall solution availability.

The 3G solution has already been deployed at several customer sites, including Waterfront Properties, owned by Cadillac Fairview, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. The combined solution greatly reduced installation times and the total cost of ownership of the energy management solution. “We are very pleased with how we have been able to track our energy usage in real-time and were pleasantly surprised at how quickly the solution was deployed, thanks to eliminating the need for wired data lines,” remarked Alison Kirk-Owen, Energy Specialist at Cadillac Fairview.

“Working with Pulse Energy allows Sierra Wireless to promote an end-to-end energy management solution to our customers and partners,” said Justin Schmid, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, AirLink for Sierra Wireless, “This enables our customers to deploy the solution more easily, reducing implementation time and cost.”

According to Graham Cunliffe, a Systems Engineer at Pulse Energy, “We had tried other wireless solutions in the past, but were met with nothing but connectivity issues. We required a minimal amount of time to integrate the AirLink intelligent gateways from Sierra Wireless with our system, allowing our engineering team to focus on the energy solution as opposed to dealing with connectivity issues. We look forward to many more deployments of the combined Pulse Energy/Sierra Wireless solution.”

For more information about Pulse Energy, visit www.pulseenergy.com.

For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

Visit Sierra Wireless at Autovation in Austin, TX from Sept 12 to 15, booth #420 to learn more about the company’s energy management solutions.

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About Pulse Energy
Pulse Energy is a leading Energy Management Software company, dedicated to helping the world’s buildings and communities to improve their energy efficiency and keep track of the results. For more information, news or to see an on-line demo, visit: www.PulseEnergy.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

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

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