New Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Gateway Supports Best-in-Class Business Continuity for Distributed Enterprises

  New Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Gateway Supports Best-in-Class Business
  Continuity for Distributed Enterprises

   The AirLink® ES440 gateway and terminal server delivers reliable 4G LTE
 connectivity and remote troubleshooting capabilities to keep retail chains,
                       branches, and kiosks online 24/7

Business Wire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- January 29, 2014

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today announced the launch of the
AirLink® ES440 enterprise 4G LTE gateway and terminal server. The AirLink
ES440 provides mission-critical 4G LTE connectivity when primary wireline
internet connections are unavailable, making it ideal for the distributed
enterprise market – customers with branch locations that are remote from the
main office infrastructure. These customers require seamless connectivity and
automatic failover to continuously process transactions for businesses such as
retail, restaurant, and financial services chains.

Together with an enterprise router, the AirLink ES440 supports a best-in-class
business continuity strategy by enabling out-of-band-management (OOBM)
capability to IT administrators while leveraging the router’s failover and
firewall features. This allows IT administrators to remotely troubleshoot and
repair network equipment over wireless wide area networks, dramatically
reducing the need to manually reset or update networking equipment on site.

“For distributed enterprise customers, network downtime means lost revenue and
customers,” said Emmanuel Walckenaer, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, Enterprise Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “Imagine a busy retail
location unable to process transactions because of a failure in its landline
connection. The AirLink ES440 is a critical component in a strong IT strategy
for distributed enterprises for two reasons. First, it provides a reliable
backup internet connection to keep transactions flowing, using high-speed 4G
LTE networks. Secondly, it allows network administrators to use the OOBM
feature to remotely reboot an attached router and get their network back
online without the time and expense of a site visit.”

The AirLink ES440 also includes the ability to remotely configure, deploy and
monitor the gateway, and manage airtime subscriptions across multiple networks
using AirVantage® Management Service (AVMS). With AVMS, network administrators
are also able to create configuration templates to speed up large deployments
or bring new deployments online in seconds.

The AirLink ES440 is available now from Sierra Wireless distributors and
resellers in North America and Europe.

What customers are saying

“For Money Mart, having a backup system to process transactions is absolutely
essential. The cost of downtime is simply too high. We landed on Sierra
Wireless AirLink gateways after extensive testing of multiple devices, and
found that when the device needed to roll over to wireless, the Sierra
Wireless platform was the only one that offered the stability we needed. The
new AirLink ES440 is a perfect fit for us and will be a logical choice for our
future deployments.” – Pete Wilson, Telecom and Network Administrator, Money

“We use AirLink devices because of their proven stability and their excellent
reputation for quality - our customers trust them. It's clear that Sierra
Wireless has listened to the needs of our market in designing the new AirLink
ES440 - it provides exactly what we need in terms of balancing performance,
build quality, features, and cost.” – Michael Kuhlmann, CEO, Colony Networks

Further information

Visit the Sierra Wireless YouTube channel to learn more about how the AirLink
ES440 meets the needs of distributed enterprises for business continuity. For
more information about the Sierra Wireless AirLink ES440 enterprise gateway
and terminal server, please visit To
contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or visit

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is the global leader in
machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and cloud services, delivering intelligent
wireless solutions that simplify the connected world. We offer the industry’s
most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways,
seamlessly integrated with our secure M2M cloud services. Customers worldwide,
including OEMs, enterprises, and mobile network operators, trust our
innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market
faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 850 employees globally and has R&D
centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective

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