Sierra Wireless, Inc.

Sierra Wireless, Inc.

March 08, 2005 09:01 ET

Sierra Wireless EM3420 Embedded Module Provides Wireless Connectivity for New Intermec 761 Rugged Mobile Computer


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FOR: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.

TSX SYMBOL: SW
NASDAQ SYMBOL: SWIR

MARCH 8, 2005 - 09:01 ET

Sierra Wireless EM3420 Embedded Module Provides
Wireless Connectivity for New Intermec 761 Rugged
Mobile Computer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - Sierra
Wireless, Inc. (TSX:SW)(NASDAQ:SWIR) today announced that Intermec
Technologies Corp., which designs and provides automatic data collection
and mobile computing systems to companies around the world, has selected
the Sierra Wireless EM3420 embedded module to connect its new Intermec
761 rugged mobile computer to CDMA 1x networks for voice and data
transmission. The new agreement is the latest in a series of
collaborations between the two companies. Intermec currently integrates
the Sierra Wireless SB555 embedded module into the Intermec 760.

Designed to withstand daily use in harsh environments, the Intermec 761
provides customers in the U.S. and Canada with the option to buy a
rugged mobile computing platform powered by the Microsoft® Windows®
Pocket PC operating system. The Intermec 761 features A-GPS location
services, a wide range of communications options, and the durability to
handle the challenges of real-time daily work, whether on the road, in
the field or on the factory floor.

"Sierra Wireless has offered tremendous support through the integration
and certification of the Intermec 761 device, allowing us to get the
product to our customers as quickly as possible," said Clark Richter,
Intermec global alliance manager. "Our experience working with Sierra
Wireless, the company's reputation for high-performance wireless
products, and the service and support Sierra Wireless offers made us
confident in our decision to use the EM3420 embedded module."

"Sierra Wireless remains committed to providing manufacturers with a
simple and reliable way to integrate wireless connectivity into their
devices," said Dan Schieler, Sierra Wireless' Senior Vice President,
Worldwide Sales. "The Intermec 761 mobile computer offers enterprise
users access to mission-critical information from wherever they need to
work, and a reliable wireless connection is an essential component of
that access. We are pleased to support Intermec as it builds reliable
wireless access into the Intermec 761."

The dual-band (800/1900 MHz) Sierra Wireless EM3420 embedded module can
be integrated into a variety of devices and offers voice, data, and
messaging functionality and best-in-class power management, along with
gpsOne™ and E911 functionality for emergency location. Manufacturers
select the Sierra Wireless EM3420 module to ensure the highest product
quality and reliability in their devices, offering mobile professionals
"always-on" wireless connectivity at data speeds of up to 153.6 kbps.

For more information about the Sierra Wireless EM3420, please visit
www.sierrawireless.com/ProductsOrdering/em3400.asp, or contact the
Sierra Wireless Sales Desk by calling 604-232-1488 or e-mailing
sales@sierrawireless.com.

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless
solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and
lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the
industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded
modules for OEM wireless applications; the MP line of rugged
vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq, a line of mobile phones
with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for mobile professionals.
For more information about Sierra Wireless please visit
www.sierrawireless.com.

"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "Voq
Professional Phone" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc. Other
product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
respective owners.

About Intermec

Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a
leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development,
manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data
collection, Intellitag® RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile
computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's
products and services are used by customers in many industries to
improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations,
from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field
sales and service.

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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
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