Sierra Wireless Introduces AirLink(TM) Raven XT Intelligent M2M Communications Device

New compact intelligent device with increased processing power will enhance

24 x 7 unmanned monitoring of mission critical assets

Dec 04, 2007, 00:00 ET from Sierra Wireless, Inc.

    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
 product line."
     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.
     Embedded Intelligence
     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
 communications platforms.
     For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirLink Raven XT please
 visit To
 contact the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M Sales Desk, call +1 (510)
 781-4200 or e-mail
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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
     "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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