Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR)(TSE:SW.) a leading manufacturer of wireless data modems announced today that Infowave Software, Inc. (TSE:IW.), a global provider of software that connects enterprise applications to wireless devices, will support the Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 300 wireless network card and the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 modem with Infowave's award-winning Wireless Business Engine(TM) offering.
The companies will work closely with existing channel partners such as Global Wireless Data to deliver a bundled wireless solution to corporate and mobile users.
Under the agreement, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 300 wireless network card and the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 modem will be distributed with Infowave's Wireless Business Engine offering to partners and customers, making it easy to buy proven, compatible components for end-to-end wireless solutions from the same source. The Infowave Wireless Business Engine provides fast, secure and reliable wireless access to web-based applications, the Internet, corporate intranets and email and collaboration applications.
"Using Infowave's Wireless Business Engine with our wireless modems provides our customer base with a competitive advantage when requiring a constant wireless connection to the office," stated Mark McMillan, vice president marketing for Sierra Wireless. "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Infowave to streamline the entire decision making process for individuals looking to choose a wireless solution -together we have a proven solution for end users."
Infowave will sell Sierra Wireless wireless network cards and software to its existing partners and customers. "Infowave is pleased to build on our long-standing, successful relationship with Sierra Wireless, to bring proven, reliable wireless data solutions to our mutual customers," said John Diack, vice president of channels and alliances for Infowave. "By re-selling Sierra Wireless AirCard 300 and AirCard 510 products, we're making it easier for customers to buy a real-time, wireless data solution that will result in a fundamental shift in the way they do business when mobile."
The award winning Sierra Wireless AirCard 300 wireless network card is the first wireless wide-area network interface card (NIC) providing a true extension of your desktop or LAN work environment on the road. Providing full Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) functionality in a small form factor, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 300 wireless network card automatically registers on the network and stays connected in "always on" mode providing seamless connectivity to enterprise networks, email and the Internet for Windows CE and Pocket PC devices.
The Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card modem fits into a standard Type II slot on a laptop or handheld computing device operating on Microsoft Windows and is the first true Type II Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) modem that features a unique internally stored antenna. This device enables mobile users to dial into a corporate network or the Internet directly accessing critical information anywhere anytime.
When used with Infowave software, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 and Sierra Wireless AirCard 300 products provide secure, real-time wireless access to e-mail, intranet and corporate applications.
"As more and more mobile users demand remote access from anywhere around the globe, our partnership with Sierra Wireless and Infowave will enable us to continue to meet and exceed our customers needs for on-demand wireless access," said Tom French, CEO and co-founder of Global Wireless Data. "By working with these two leaders in the wireless data industry to create better bundled services, our mobile customers will benefit from more innovative technology solutions -giving them the higher quality, efficiency and service they deserve."
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