Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ wireless modules to power PositiveID's iglucose™ mobile health diabetes management solution

Sierra Wireless will showcase PositiveID's iglucose wireless communication system for real-time diabetes management at upcoming CTIA Wireless event
Vancouver, Canada-March 16, 2011

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a leading provider of products and solutions for mobile computing and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and PositiveID Corporation (NASDAQ: PSID), a leader in next generation patient monitoring, announced today that Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ intelligent embedded modules will power PositiveID’s iglucose™ mobile health solution for real-time diabetes management. Sierra Wireless will showcase the iglucose solution at its booth (1670) in the upcoming CTIA Wireless event in Orlando, Florida from March 22 to 24.

iglucose uses the power of Sierra Wireless’ AirPrime platform to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition. iglucose is the size of a smart phone and has a rechargeable battery, making it possible to be used anytime and anywhere.  Once connected to a data-capable glucometer, iglucose seamlessly communicates data to the iglucose database; blood glucose readings can then be shared in real-time with family members and health care professionals. iglucose completely eliminates the burden of keeping journals and empowers individuals with diabetes to be more engaged in the self-management of their condition. 

Sierra Wireless will provide the AirPrime™ Wireless Embedded GSM (global system for mobile communications) module that powers the wireless communication of iglucose. Sierra Wireless AirPrime wireless modules offer a seamless integration of hardware, software and services that significantly simplifies and accelerates the end-to-end development of M2M applications. For solution providers like PositiveID, this helps to reduce development costs and deliver products to market more quickly.

“The iglucose mobile health solution is an innovative application of wireless machine-to-machine communication that provides an inspiring glimpse of the future and the direct impact M2M can have in helping people better manage their health,” said Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “We are proud to collaborate with PositiveID and to showcase the iglucose solution.” 

Scott R. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, said, “We chose to partner with Sierra Wireless due to their wireless expertise and the scalability offered by their GSM modules. We are honored that Sierra Wireless has chosen to showcase iglucose at its exhibit at CTIA and believe that our innovative m-health solution for diabetes self-management will attract significant attention at this important event.”

PositiveID’s strategy to provide an innovative m-health solution at a competitive price is critical for driving market adoption.  Simplifying diabetes management for individuals while providing caregivers greater access to biometric data are two powerful benefits of the iglucose solution that make it an excellent solution to showcase the power of mobile technology to transform healthcare. For more information, please visit

Sierra Wireless solutions for Healthcare

For medical equipment manufacturers or healthcare service providers, Sierra Wireless provides wireless solutions that reduce development costs, simplify management, and deliver reliable, mission-critical performance.

  • Mission-critical reliability: Secure, reliable wireless connectivity with ruggedized products designed to exceed healthcare industry requirements, tested to military specifications, and proven in the field by emergency services and first responders.
  • End-to-end solution support: All the technology components you need to build and deploy end-to-end m-health applications, from ruggedized embedded modules, gateways and routers, software suites, and development tools, to a cloud-based services platform for deployment and management of devices in the field.
  • Simplified integration and deployment: Open and proven technologies that allow rapid design and easy integration, with a services platform that enables fast deployment and cost-effective maintenance and support, gets products to market faster.
  • Credibility with wireless carriers worldwide: Credibility and long-standing relationships with leading wireless carriers help facilitate network certification and connection.

For more information about Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded modules and Sierra Wireless solutions for Mobile Healthcare please visit and

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or email [email protected].

About PositiveID Corporation

PositiveID Corporation develops and markets healthcare and information management products through its diagnostic devices and identification technologies, and its proprietary disease management tools. PositiveID's implantable healthcare devices and external hardware and software products are designed to communicate wirelessly to improve healthcare and the patient's quality of life. For more information on PositiveID, please visit

PositiveID Corporation Forward Looking Statements

Statements about PositiveID’s future expectations, including the ability of iglucose to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition, the functionality of iglucose, the likelihood that simplifying diabetes management for individuals while providing caregivers greater access to biometric data are two powerful benefits of the iglucose solution that make it an excellent solution to showcase the power of mobile technology to transform healthcare, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID’s actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include the Company’s ability to successfully commercialize its iglucose product, as well as certain other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company’s business is set forth in the Company’s various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company’s 10-K filed on March 19, 2010, and the Company’s 10-Qs filed on May 6, 2010, August 13, 2010, and November 12, 2010, under the caption “Risk Factors.” The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can successfully bring wireless applications to market.  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.

Sierra Wireless Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions, channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.