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19th December 2008

Sierra Wireless and Wavefront Announce Winners of Developer Programme

Three B.C. and two California companies honored for their innovation

Sierra WirelessRichmond BCSierra Wireless and Wavefront, the community-based commercialization center for B.C.’s 1,000 wireless and new media development companies, announce the winners of the Sierra Wireless – Wavefront Developer Programme.

The Sierra Wireless – Wavefront Developer Programme was established to find best-in-classwavefront enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems. Finalists created working prototypes and a team of six judges, including Parm Sandhu, TELUS; James Maynard, Wavefront; David Sonnen, Integrated Spatial Solutions, Inc (ISSI); Ed Schmit, AT&T; Steve Blaine, Sierra Wireless; and Trent Punnett, Sierra Wireless, chose the best-in-class winners.

Apisphere, Inc of Berkeley, CA – Apisphere for Outlook is a location-aware plug-in that enables Sierra Wireless users to automatically send and receive location-smart messages to their mobile devices and laptops based on their Outlook calendar and location.

Clevest Solutions Inc. of Richmond, BC – Clevest Solutions Inc, the world’s fastest growing mobile solutions provider for utilities, has developed a new breed of Mobile Field Force Optimization Solution for mobile workforces by integrating and leveraging the power of GPS/Automatic Vehicle Location, GIS Maps, Scheduling, Dispatch, patented and configurable forms, validations, and workflows.

Livecast of Vancouver, BC – Livecast lets you stream live video from your mobile device or laptop to anyone connected to the web, instantly.

Telogis Inc. of Irvine, CA – Telogis WorkForce, built for the utility industry, is a GPS management application for laptops with connected navigation, satellite imagery, and custom map layers.

Whitenoise Labs of Vancouver, BC – Whitenoise Labs has created Dynamic Identity Verification and Authentication (DIVA), a bullet-proof identity theft protection protocol for mobile wireless networks providing continuous and accurate identification of a network user throughout a session, 100% accurate intrusion detection against cyber-crime, and automatic denial of network access to hackers and thieves: this is imperative for securing networks and critical infrastructures.

“We had 48 innovative companies register across 11 different countries and we’re pleased to announce the five best-in-class winners,” said James Maynard, President of Wavefront. “This programme offers a tremendous opportunity for the local B.C. and U.S. winners to gain increased global exposure and foster a new relationship with one of North America’s leading wireless enterprise companies. We’re looking forward to showcasing all the winning application prototypes.”

“We’ve been impressed with the level of innovation and the quality of the applications we’ve received through this programme with Wavefront,” said Greg Speakman, Vice President of Adapter Marketing for Sierra Wireless. “We would like to extend our thanks to all the entrants and to congratulate the winners. We look forward to working together to introduce these innovative mobile broadband solutions to our customers.”

A luncheon to honour the five winners and showcase their applications will be held at the Sierra Wireless head office in Richmond, B.C. The Sierra Wireless – Wavefront Developer Programme is part of Wavefront’s mobile industry advisory services. All finalists were provided with a Sierra Wireless mobile broadband adapter and a software development kit, as well as support from Sierra Wireless and Wavefront to assist in building their applications. The developers also had access to Wavefront’s rich mobile business industry knowledge as well as technical knowledge and test environment. Winners are provided with co-marketing support from Sierra Wireless, including the opportunity to demonstrate their applications within the Sierra Wireless booths at upcoming Mobile World Congress and CTIA trade shows and to have their applications presented to Sierra Wireless’s network operator customers.

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