Sierra Wireless, Inc.

Sierra Wireless, Inc.

March 14, 2005 09:15 ET

Sierra Wireless Works With Wireless Industry Leaders To Demonstrate A Suite Of Complete Wireless Solutions At CTIA




MARCH 14, 2005 - 09:15 ET

Sierra Wireless Works With Wireless Industry Leaders
To Demonstrate A Suite Of Complete Wireless Solutions

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) - Sierra Wireless

HSDPA-enabled wireless network cards, solutions for mobile
professionals, smartphone applications and a fleet management
application featured at North America's largest wireless industry event

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR)(TSX:SW) today announced that the company
and several of its industry partners will be showcasing innovative
wireless solutions for mobile professionals at CTIA Wireless, March 14
to 17 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans,
Louisiana, in booth #3854.

"Success in the wireless industry depends on strong partnerships and
solutions made up of multiple hardware and software components," said
Trent Punnett, Vice President of Marketing for Sierra Wireless. "Sierra
Wireless is committed to offering our customers practical wireless
solutions that help them improve their productivity and quality of life,
and this is underscored by the collaborative efforts that we have made
with our partners to demonstrate complete wireless solutions at CTIA."

Sierra Wireless is pleased to be working with several partners,
including Falcom USA, Citrix Systems, and the Institute of Information
Technology, to display a variety of applications for the company's
products on the show floor. Falcom USA is demonstrating its new SAMBA 3G
USB wireless modem in the Sierra Wireless booth. The SAMBA 3G connects
to a computer via the USB port and utilizes the Sierra Wireless EM5625
embedded module for EV-DO connectivity, providing wireless access to the
Internet and email at rates of 300-500 kbps, similar to those of
broadband connections.

Also in the Sierra Wireless booth, the Institute of Information
Technology, Inc., (IIT) will demonstrate its eRouteTracker™ software,
using the Sierra Wireless MP 775 rugged wireless modem for EDGE
networks. With the MP 775 mounted in a moving vehicle, eRouteTracker can
display the vehicle's location, speed, and distance traveled, with
updates every three seconds. Customers can set up alarms to trigger for
events such as an airbag deploying or the vehicle exceeding a preset

AirCard 775

As a simple way to stay productive on the road, Sierra Wireless will
demonstrate Citrix® GoToMeeting™ with the Sierra Wireless AirCard
775 wireless network card for EDGE networks. Citrix GoToMeeting
( is the easy-to-use, secure and fast online meeting
solution for presenting and sharing information from any connection.
With the AirCard 775 operating on an EDGE network and Citrix
GoToMeeting, mobile professionals have the freedom to conduct sales and
product demonstrations, provide online training, and collaborate with
others from any notebook PC. Demonstrations of GoToMeeting with the
AirCard 775 will take place in the Cingular booth (#545) and in the
Sierra Wireless booth. In addition, Citrix will utilize the Voq
Professional Phone™ and Citrix Access Infrastructure to demonstrate
secure, real-time access to corporate email as well as the ability to
view and send documents stored on the network.

AirCard 580

Sierra Wireless and Sprint recently announced that the EV-DO-ready
Sprint PCS Connection Card™ by Sierra Wireless (AirCard 580) is now
available through Sprint's business sales channels. Sprint will
demonstrate the AirCard 580 in booth #4163. Designed to operate on CDMA
1xEV-DO and 1xRTT networks, the AirCard 580 by Sierra Wireless will
enable average user speeds of 300 to 500 kilobits per second and peak
rates of up to 2.4 Mbps in EV-DO coverage areas, and is backwards
compatible to 1xRTT speeds in areas where coverage is not available.
Sprint plans to begin launching EV-DO service later this year.


Following recent successful live demonstrations with Nortel of the
AirCard 850 wireless network cards for HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet
Access) networks at 3GSM World Congress, held in Cannes, France, in
February, Nortel will again be demonstrating the card at CTIA in booth
#3125. The AirCard 850 and the AirCard 860, which are identical except
for the UMTS frequency bands on which they operate, will also be on
display at the Sierra Wireless booth. The AirCard 850 and AirCard 860
wireless network cards are scheduled for delivery in the second half of

Voq Professional Phone™

The Voq Professional Phone will be featured in the CTIA Wireless Dream
Home, a 7,000 square foot model home designed to showcase the wireless
lifestyle with cutting edge wireless technology and to allow visitors to
experience the full potential of wireless networks. The Voq Professional
Phone is designed for mobile professionals and offers the best features
of a mobile phone, messaging device, and a PDA. It offers a flip-open
QWERTY thumbpad for quick text entry, and easy-to-use software
solutions, including VoqMail™, a secure, Always There™ email
application, and myVoq™, which enables predictive search, storage,
and sending of information.

For more information about Sierra Wireless and its products, please
visit To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk,
please call 604-232-1488 or e-mail

To schedule a media appointment, please contact High Road Communications
at 416-368-8348.

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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 Professional Phone, a
line of mobile phones with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for
mobile professionals. For more information about Sierra Wireless please

"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.

Forward Looking Statements

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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.


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