Sierra Wireless Wins Award for Best Branch Office Gateway from Compass Intelligence

Vancouver, Canada-January 12, 2016
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced that Compass Intelligence, a global market research and consulting firm, has awarded the company with the “Best Gateway for Branch Offices, Fast Food and Casual Dining of the Year” in the M2M/IoT category.  The award was presented to Sierra Wireless at the 2016 International CES trade show on January 7 in Las Vegas.  

Compass Intelligence’s Best Gateway for Branch Offices was awarded to Sierra Wireless for its 4G LTE AirLink® ES450 Enterprise Cellular Gateway, developed to provide wireless broadband connectivity for retailers and distributed networks. 

“We’re honored to win this prestigious industry award,” said Jason Krause, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Sierra Wireless. “For over twenty years, Sierra Wireless has been providing best-in-class mission-critical cellular communication solutions to the world’s largest organizations. This award is evidence of our commitment to innovation and execution in the Enterprise Networking market.”

The 4G LTE AirLink® ES450 Enterprise Cellular Gateway provides both primary and failover point-of-sale (POS) connectivity. It is an ideal solution for retailers as unlike landline formats such as T1, cable and DSL for internet access, it is not affected by disruption of physical infrastructure. Downtime due to internal technical failures can also be promptly fixed from remote locations using the AirLink® ES450’s out-of-band management. Premier extreme-value North American retailer, 99 Cents Only Stores, recently deployed AirLink® ES450s in 20 per cent of its stores for dual-cellular connectivity, and has since exceeded its business continuity standards of 99.95 per cent, in addition to enabling added functionality such as real-time data monitoring and remote control over its front-end sales and back-end operations activities.

The Compass Intelligence Awards are an annual program that recognizes companies who offer the best products, services and solutions to advance the Consumer and Enterprise Mobility, IoT/M2M and Green Technology markets. The awards are selected by a panel of industry journalists, editors and analysts, and are based on such criteria as uniqueness, features and impact on the industry.

“Sierra Wireless provides superior technology in its gateways and management services, which allow customers across various industries to enable innovative IoT solutions that are propelling its customers over their competition,” said Keith Robinson, Sr. Strategist & Consultant, Head of M2M/IoT, at Compass Intelligence.

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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,000 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit “AirPrime” and “AirVantage” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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