VANCOUVER, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:
SWIR - TSX: SW) today introduced the AirLink(TM) Raven XT, the newest
addition to the Sierra Wireless AirLink line of Mobile and M2M devices. The
Raven XT is the latest installment of the X Platform line of rugged and
intelligent wireless data communications platforms, joining the Raven X and
PinPoint X. Commercial shipments for North American CDMA and GSM networks
are expected to begin in January 2008.
"The AirLink Raven has built a reputation for being an industrial
workhorse, enabling robust communication, control, and monitoring for a
wide range of applications," said Justin Schmid, vice president of the
Mobile and M2M group for Sierra Wireless. "The Raven XT has all of the
capabilities of the Raven and more. It provides our industrial and M2M
customers with a robust processing environment that will enable new
features to be added as market requirements evolve, while maintaining the
reliability and versatility they have come to expect from the AirLink
Built on the new X Platform architecture and processing environment,
the Raven XT is smaller than previous models and offers a future-proof
design enabling room for expansion. With a serial port interface and Class
1 Div 2 certification for use in hazardous environments, the Raven XT is
ideally suited for a long list of industrial communication solutions,
including energy production and distribution, electric utilities,
automation and various infrastructure control and monitoring applications.
To simplify installation, troubleshooting and module level diagnostics,
the Raven XT has been equipped with a Mini-USB interface. The Mini-USB will
also increase the flexibility of the device by expanding its functionality
and integration options.
The Raven XT is powered by ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence. ALEOS,
available only on the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink devices, simplifies
installation, deployment and management of any wireless solution.
Compatible with numerous machine protocols, ALEOS streamlines integration
with a broad set of legacy equipment. In addition, ALEOS ensures a
persistent network connection and enables extensive remote management and
diagnostics, all of which are vital in remote, unmanned operations where
physical access is difficult and expensive.
Remote Management and Control
The Raven XT is supported by AceWare(TM), the comprehensive line of
tools and utilities offered exclusively by Sierra Wireless. Deeply
integrated with ALEOS, AceWare applications simplify deployment and
management of wireless solutions by providing device setup and
provisioning, remote control, configuration, and management of installed
For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirLink Raven XT please
visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/airlink/ravenxt.aspx. To
contact the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M Sales Desk, call +1 (510)
781-4200 or e-mail MobileandM2M@sierrawireless.com.
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless modems and software connect people all over the world
with mobile broadband networks that keep them in touch, informed, and
productive from wherever they need to be. The Company offers a diverse
product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment
manufacturer, machine-to-machine, and specialized vertical industry
markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring
expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification.
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is headquartered in Richmond,
British Columbia, Canada with additional offices in Carlsbad and Hayward,
California; London; and Hong Kong. For more information about Sierra
Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
"AirLink," "ALEOS," and "AceWare" are trademarks of Sierra Wireless.
Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of
their respective owners.
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
CONTACT: Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, Phone: (604) 232-1445, Email:
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