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Sierra Wireless devices support Windows 7 Mobile Broadband


VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced support for Microsoft Windows 7 Mobile Broadband, demonstrated this week at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles.

As a result of close collaboration with Microsoft Corp., the latest generation of Sierra Wireless devices for HSPA and EV-DO networks support Windows 7 Mobile Broadband with a NDIS 6.20 compliant driver. Windows 7 Mobile Broadband simplifies the mobile broadband customer experience by enabling users to connect to their mobile broadband service using the View Available Networks feature within Windows, a process similar to connecting to a WiFi network.

“The integration of mobile broadband connectivity within the Windows 7 operating system offers tremendous advantages to our end customers in terms of simplicity and connection time,” said Jim Kirkpatrick, chief technology officer for Sierra Wireless. “We see this as an essential evolution in Sierra Wireless products, and have been pleased to collaborate with Microsoft to ensure our products support the better customer experience that we expect Windows 7 Mobile Broadband to provide.”

Windows 7 Mobile Broadband was demonstrated during the opening keynote address on Wednesday, using the Sierra Wireless Compass™ 885 USB modem. Compass 885 support is also being demonstrated within the Microsoft Pavilion during expo hall hours and will be part of the “Mobile Broadband Driver Development in Windows 7” technical session, scheduled for Friday, November 7th at 8:30 AM.

About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIRTSX: 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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