Sierra Wireless Introduces Rugged Wireless Modem for Global GSM and GPRS Networks

Sierra Wireless Introduces Rugged Wireless Modem for Global GSM and GPRS Networks


Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR – TSX: SW) announced today the introduction of the MP750 GPS Rugged Wireless Modem which will operate on GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) global networks throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Following the successful track record of Sierra Wireless’s MP200 in North America, the MP750 GPS will offer a durable, versatile wireless solution for use in vehicles and other demanding environments across global markets. The MP750 GPS, now on display for the first time at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France – Sierra Wireless booth number Hall 4 L1, will be commercially available in May 2003.

“Sierra Wireless products are playing a key role in maximizing the resources of police departments and providing the support our officers need in the field. They set the industry standard with the MP200 and now the MP750 GPS will offer an ideal solution for meeting our unique security requirements,” said Captain Bobby Richardson, Highland Park Department of Public Safety in Texas, USA. “Since 1997 police officers have relied on wireless solutions from Sierra Wireless to enhance their personal safety and with the MP750 GPS they can feel secure with fast, reliable wireless access to mission critical information.”

The MP750 GPS is Sierra Wireless’s next-generation mobile product providing in-vehicle data solutions to industries such as police, fire and rescue, and field service. According to Ben Wood, Senior Analyst at Gartner, “The immaturity of the mobile machine to machine (M2M) market represents an emerging opportunity to manufacturers over the next five years. In-vehicle telematics is expected to be a key driver.”

A class 12 product offering high-speed, tri-band GPRS wireless data and voice connections, the MP750 features integrated GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking and digital input/output ports for accurate reporting of location, velocity and alarm states. The MP750 GPS also operates in extreme temperatures and meets Military and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) specifications for vibration, shock, and humidity.

“Mobile solutions from Sierra Wireless continue to play a key role in enhancing productivity and safety for our customers who work in the field or away from the office. As the first of our next generation rugged mobile products, the new MP750 GPS promises to continue in the tradition of its MP200 predecessor – it will deliver fast, highly reliable access to critical information while operating in the harshest of environments,” said Jason Cohenour, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless is committed to developing highly differentiated solutions for our customers and we look forward to delivering our next generation GSM/GPRS offering to markets around the world.”