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


Dataradio CiPHR™ IP Router utilizes Sierra Wireless embedded modules to give first responders remote access to critical information

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – April 2, 2008 – 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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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

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