Sierra Wireless Teams up with MedStartr to Power Machine-to-Machine Innovation in Healthcare

  Sierra Wireless Teams up with MedStartr to Power Machine-to-Machine
  Innovation in Healthcare

   As exclusive wireless communications technology sponsor, Sierra Wireless
   offers healthcare startups innovative solutions for integrating wireless
    connectivity into new devices and applications to improve patient care

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- March 27, 2013

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced a sponsorship program
with MedStartr, the first crowdfunding platform created to fund healthcare
projects, startups, and innovations that help people live longer, healthier
lives. As an exclusive sponsor, Sierra Wireless is the preferred provider of
wireless communications technology for MedStartr companies.

With healthcare costs continuously rising, technological innovation is a key
to increasing efficiency and controlling costs while maintaining high quality
patient care and effectively managing chronic diseases. As a sponsor of
MedStartr, Sierra Wireless is leveraging its experience working with
healthcare companies around the world to provide wireless connectivity for
equipment that helps healthcare providers and their patients manage conditions
like diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and cognitive disabilities.

MedStartr’s unique, consultative approach for healthcare startup companies
sets it apart from similar crowdfunding sites serving other industries. By
collaborating with Sierra Wireless, MedStartr companies gain direct access to
a full range of wireless connectivity solutions to accelerate their product
development. Sierra Wireless solutions include a wide range of AirPrime™
embedded modules that provide 2G to 4G network access, a comprehensive set of
development tools and software libraries to simplify their development
process, and the AirVantage™ M2M Cloud, which provides management capabilities
for devices in the field and enables the collection and integration of data
from the devices with other back-end systems.

“We are very excited to have Sierra Wireless, a global leader in wireless
communications, engaged with our innovative healthcare clients,” said Alex
Fair, Founder and CEO of MedStartr. “Many of our projects have developed great
ideas that can benefit from a wireless communications link, and having access
to a partner like Sierra Wireless will help them integrate and deploy quickly,
speeding time to market and improving their chance of success. Healthcare is
an extremely partner-driven industry and partnering with Sierra Wireless is a
great move for many of our clients as they develop geo-specific and
self-quantification solutions that can make us all healthier.”

“Healthcare is a growing market for wireless connectivity,” said Olivier
Pauzet, Vice President of Market Strategy, Embedded Solutions for Sierra
Wireless. “We believe integrating wireless technology into healthcare devices
improves the lives of patients managing chronic health conditions and
streamlines costs for their healthcare providers without sacrificing quality
care. We are pleased to work with MedStartr to help the next generation of
healthcare innovators develop and integrate wireless connectivity into their

Sierra Wireless is offering developers of healthcare device startup companies
the opportunity to win a development package that will enable an end-to-end
healthcare device management solution. This package includes a Sierra Wireless
Development Kit, embedded software development tools, a six-month trial
account for up to 5 devices to connect to AirVantage M2M cloud, enhanced with
a pre-paid 20 MB SIM card from a Sierra Wireless M2M operator partner, valid
for six months. In addition, MedStartr will offer a consulting session for
winners on using the MedStartr platform for crowd funding. Visit for more details and to enter.

For more information about Sierra Wireless solutions for healthcare
applications, please visit To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or visit To connect with the Sierra Wireless
developer community, visit

About MedStartr

MedStartr is the leading healthcare crowdfunding platform. Launched on
Independence day, 2012, MedStartr has helped healthcare innovators get found
and funded faster than ever, attracting millions from investors and over 50
partnerships in their first eight months. With the launch of the MedStartr
challenge platform MedStartr now enables organizations and corporations to
support innovation in healthcare that is powered by crowds of patients,
providers, institutions, and all people who care deeply about improving the
quality of care that can be given and received to enable people to live longer
and healthier lives. To learn more please visit or follow them
on twitter at @MedStartr.

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile
computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and solutions
that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular networks.
Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises and
government organizations around the world depend on us for reliable wireless
technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless modems, routers and gateways as
well as a comprehensive suite of software, tools, and services that ensure our
customers can successfully bring wireless applications to market. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit

“AirPrime” and “AirVantage” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product
or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective

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Sierra Wireless
Sharlene Myers, +1 (604) 232 1445
Sperling Greene for MedStartr
Steve Greene, +1 (917) 832-1705 x609
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