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March 23rd, 2010

Sierra Wireless + ORBCOMM... A Portal With M2M Punch

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) and ORBCOMM Inc (NASDAQ: ORBC) have announced that ORBCOMM has deployed a new M2M services portal that relies on Sierra Wireless AirVantage™ Services Platform and gives ORBCOMM’s customers the ability to seamlessly track and manage their equipment around the world, even over the ocean. The new ORBCOMM portal integrates the Sierra Wireless AirVantage Services Platform to provide comprehensive device and asset management features.

With the services platform, ORBCOMM customers can manage all aspects of their device connectivity, including remote firmware and software upgrades, managing and monitoring devices remotely, activating devices and airtime subscriptions across the multiple networks offered by ORBCOMM and much more, providing a high level of control over remote devices for ORBCOMM and its customers. ORBCOMM provides M2M services to customers such as Caterpillar and Volvo Trucking, in industries ranging from commercial transportation to heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, and marine/homeland security to track, monitor and control their mobile and fixed assets. With ORBCOMM, these companies monitor everything from trucks and railcars to marine vessels, which are often in areas beyond reach of terrestrial systems. They count on the system’s communication for critical information to manage these important assets, and need a scalable, reliable service that lets them manage the communications with the device.