CalAmp Teams with Sierra Wireless for Broadband Connectivity in Public Safety Mobile Data Networks

Dataradio CiPHR(TM) IP Router utilizes Sierra Wireless embedded modules to

give first responders remote access to critical information

Apr 02, 2008, 01:00 ET from Sierra Wireless, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:  
 SWIR - TSX: SW) and CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:   CAMP) today announced that Sierra
 Wireless embedded modules have been selected to provide mobile broadband
 connectivity for CalAmp's recently launched Dataradio CiPHR IP Router/Radio
 Modem, a rugged wireless data communications and networking platform for
 public safety applications over cellular networks.
     Available for either HSDPA or EV-DO Revision A network technologies,
 the Dataradio CiPHR offers first responders a vital communications link via
 a rugged device that provides reliable service even in challenging
 environments. With integrated Sierra Wireless embedded modules providing
 connectivity to a choice of widely available public communications
 networks, the Dataradio CiPHR supports applications such as computer aided
 dispatch and remote access to record management systems and is
 interoperable with fixed broadband infrastructures and Dataradio's private
 wide area mobile data networks.
     "The CiPHR wireless communications platform expands our Dataradio
 public safety mobile product offerings and provides our customers a choice
 between public cellular network-based data communications and mission
 critical private licensed frequency networks," said Michael Burdiek,
 President of CalAmp's Wireless DataCom Division. "The quality and
 reliability of the mobile broadband link in demanding environments are
 critical to our customers in the public safety market, and the high
 standards that Sierra Wireless sets for its products were a key factor in
 our selection of its modules for the Dataradio CiPHR. In addition, the
 ability to work with a single standards-based design that is compatible
 with multiple wireless technologies gives our customers the flexibility to
 choose the network operator with the best coverage or combine service
 providers for redundancy. This gives our Dataradio CiPHR a key advantage
 compared to other platforms targeting the public safety market."
     "Reliability and durability are of critical importance in the context
 of public safety communications systems," said Mike Ardelan, vice
 president, Embedded Module Sales for Sierra Wireless. "We're pleased to
 collaborate with CalAmp to provide that vital communications link, giving
 first responders the ability to obtain the information and the support they
 need to perform their jobs safely and effectively."
     Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules
     Sierra Wireless provides a comprehensive embedded module product line
 for OEM customers, including standards-based modules for both GSM and CDMA
 technology streams and those that support voice applications. Designed for
 integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other
 devices requiring high-speed wireless connectivity, Sierra Wireless
 embedded modules are fully shielded and to suit all applications. Sierra
 Wireless also offers professional services to OEM customers, leveraging the
 company's extensive expertise in design, integration, and certification of
 wireless devices to enable customers to meet market launch targets.
     For more information about Sierra Wireless embedded modules please
 visit To contact the
 Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or e-mail
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     About Sierra Wireless
     Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect
 people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The
 Company offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer,
 original equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and
 machine-to-machine markets, and provides professional services to customers
 requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier
 certification. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit
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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
     About CalAmp Corp.
     CalAmp is a leading provider of mission-critical high value wireless
 communications solutions that enable anytime/anywhere access. CalAmp's
 Wireless DataCom Division services the public safety, industrial monitoring
 and controls, and mobile resource management market segments with wireless
 solutions built on communications technology platforms that include
 proprietary licensed narrowband, standards-based unlicensed broadband and
 cellular networks. In addition, CalAmp's Satellite Division supplies
 outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. Direct Broadcast Satellite
 (DBS) market. For additional information, please visit
     CONTACT: At Sierra Wireless: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone:
 (604) 232-1445, Email:; At CalAmp: Lasse Glassen,
 Financial Relations Board, Phone: (213) 486-6546, Email:

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