Sierra Wireless and
Digi International today announced that Digi has selected the
Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 860 and AirCard(R) 850 HSDPA PC Cards, AirCard
775 EDGE PC Card, and MC5720 EV-DO PCI Express Mini Card embedded module to
provide 3G wireless connectivity for their upgradeable ConnectPort(TM) WAN VPN
router product line. ConnectPort WAN VPN routers are commercially available
today to customers globally.

Digi’s ConnectPort WAN VPN product is a commercial grade, upgradeable
3G router that offers a secure, high-speed cellular connection for reliable,
primary and backup network connectivity to remote sites and devices. The
highly flexible ConnectPort WAN VPN router provides the functionality of a
cellular router, firewall, switch, VPN appliance and terminal server in one
device and is the industry’s first standalone platform that is both
upgradeable and commercial grade.

The ConnectPort WAN VPN router enables devices to connect to a central
site using a single wireless wide area connection, courtesy of Sierra Wireless
PC Cards and embedded modules, and offers maximum flexibility to users when a
wireline connection is not available. The ConnectPort WAN VPN router features
an embedded four-port Ethernet switch, two RS-232 serial ports and one USB
port, and is ideal for industrial automation, point-of-sale, retail, medical
and video surveillance applications.

“Sierra Wireless has been a leader in delivering a variety of 3G wireless
wide area products first to market – a critical factor in our decision to
integrate their PC Cards and Mini Card embedded modules into our latest router
product line,” said Larry Kraft, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
Digi International. “With Sierra Wireless’s solid reputation for developing
high-performing product, we are confident we will meet customer expectations
and deliver 3G routers that offer secure, high speed connectivity.”

“Our partnership with Digi International is another endorsement of our
3G PC Card and embedded module product portfolio,” said Dan Schieler, Senior
Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. “While we continue to
support our roster of customers, we continually look for new opportunities to
innovate and integrate our products into devices and we are pleased to work
with Digi to offer 3G routers for a variety of commercial-grade applications.”