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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

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Healthcare is a growingmarket for wirelessconnectivity”
March 27, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced asponsorship program withMedStartr, the first crowdfunding platform created to fund healthcare projects, startups, andinnovations 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 increasingefficiency and controlling costs while maintaining high quality patient care and effectivelymanaging chronic diseases. As a sponsor of MedStartr, Sierra Wireless is leveraging itsexperience working with healthcare companies around the world to provide wirelessconnectivity for equipment that helps healthcare providers and their patients manageconditions like diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and cognitive disabilities.MedStartr’s unique, consultative approach for healthcare startup companies sets it apart from similar crowdfunding sites servingother industries. By collaborating with Sierra Wireless, MedStartr companies gain direct access to a full range of wirelessconnectivity 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 tosimplify their development process, and the AirVantage™ M2M Cloud, which provides management capabilities for devices inthe 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 innovativehealthcare clients,” said Alex Fair, Founder and CEO of MedStartr. “Many of our projects have developed great ideas that canbenefit from a wireless communications link, and having access to a partner like Sierra Wireless will help them integrate anddeploy quickly, speeding time to market and improving their chance of success. Healthcare is an extremely partner-drivenindustry and partnering with Sierra Wireless is a great move for many of our clients as they develop geo-specific andself-quantification solutions that can make us all healthier.”Healthcare is a growing market for wireless connectivity,” said Olivier Pauzet, Vice President of Market Strategy, EmbeddedSolutions for Sierra Wireless. “We believe integrating wireless technology into healthcare devices improves the lives of patientsmanaging chronic health conditions and streamlines costs for their healthcare providers without sacrificing quality care. We arepleased to work with MedStartr to help the next generation of healthcare innovators develop and integrate wireless connectivityinto their solutions.”Sierra Wireless is offering developers of healthcare device startup companies the opportunity to win a development packagethat will enable an end-to-end healthcare device management solution. This package includes a Sierra Wireless DevelopmentKit, 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. Visithttp://www.sierrawireless.com/mhealth_contestfor more details and to enter.
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For more information about Sierra Wireless solutions for healthcare applications, please visithttp://www.sierrawireless.com/healthcare. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or visithttp://www.sierrawireless.com/sales. To connect with the Sierra Wireless developer community, visithttp://developer.sierrawireless.com.
 About MedStartr 
MedStartr is the leading healthcare crowdfunding platform. Launched on Independence day, 2012, MedStartr has helpedhealthcare innovators get found and funded faster than ever, attracting millions from investors and over 50 partnerships in theirfirst eight months. With the launch of the MedStartr challenge platform MedStartr now enables organizations and corporations tosupport innovation in healthcare that is powered by crowds of patients, providers, institutions, and all people who care deeplyabout improving the quality of care that can be given and received to enable people to live longer and healthier lives. To learnmore please visit MedStartr.com 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 serviceproviders, equipment manufacturers, enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us for reliablewireless 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 moreinformation about Sierra Wireless, visitwww.sierrawireless.com.“AirPrime” and “AirVantage” are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be thetrademarks of their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statementsrelate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statementsabout future market conditions, supply conditions, channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins,operating expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not historicalfact. Our expectations regarding future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop,manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this pressrelease, the words "plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. Thesestatements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to,changes in technology and changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertaintiessurrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.
Sierra WirelessSharlene Myers, +1 (604) 232 1445smyers@sierrawireless.comorSperling Greene for MedStartrSteve Greene, +1 (917) 832-1705 x609press@medstartr.com
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