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New HL7810/12 LTE-M and NB-IoT modules offer best-in-class power consumption and the highest level of security while minimizing risk of industrial IoT deployment

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a world leading IoT solutions provider, today announced the launch of its new HL78 Series modules the HL7810 and HL7812 for battery powered and low power deployments that require deep area coverage such as smart energy solutions, smart city applications, asset tracking, commercial buildings, manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture.

Adding to the success of the existing HL7800 and HL7802 , the newly announced HL7810 and HL7812 modules , and the recently announced HL7845 module for smart energy solutions, all support 3GPP's Release 14 enabling faster data speeds and further reducing power consumption.

A Large and Growing Market

According to a recent report , ‘ABI Research has found that shipments of asset trackers will increase by more than 50% annually through 2024, driven by growth in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology,' and another report by Market Watch states that the ‘Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) market is projected to surpass USD 65 billion by 2025.'

The New Sierra Wireless HL7810/12 Series – The Next Generation of LPWA

Sierra Wireless' new HL7810 and HL7812 LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for the industrial IoT offer the lowest power consumption in their class to support Cat-M1 and Cat-NB2 networks around the world and reduce operational and device maintenance costs. In addition, the modules feature a high transmit power of at least 23dBm to ensure coverage in even challenging locations such as remote rural areas and deep underground.

The modules also offer the highest level of end-to-end security, minimizing the risk of IoT solutions. Security is designed in from the start, with encrypted security keys now stored in a secure element for an added layer of protection from the edge to the cloud.

"With the launch of our new HL78 Series modules, the HL7810 and HL7812 , Sierra Wireless continues to lead with the most innovative and secure LPWA module portfolio on the market," said Jim Ryan, SVP Partnerships, Marketing & IoT Solutions, Sierra Wireless. "Furthermore, we found that they can provide customers with over ten years of battery life, reducing 80% of truck rolls needed for battery replacement."

Simplifying IoT Projects with Global Connectivity and a Set of Edge and Cloud APIs

The HL78 Series can shorten development time and simplify product integration with the modules' built-in connectivity (embedded SIM and optional connectivity services) and the most comprehensive set of simple APIs (Application Programing Interfaces) available at the edge and in the cloud. Furthermore, Sierra Wireless' solutions are provisioned to securely connect to the cloud, enabling remote device monitoring and management.

"All the advantages of the HL78 Series module, combined with Sierra Wireless' deep IoT expertise, worldwide presence, and willingness to work with us to grow our business, made our decision to select Sierra Wireless as our LPWA IoT connectivity solution partner a simple one," said Emmanuel Torchy, Associate at iSwip .

"We chose Sierra Wireless because the company offered us a unique integrated solution," said Peter Knapp, COO, LUCI . "The common form factor makes future product development faster, and the company's global presence ensures we have the support we need. By using the HL7800 module, we were able to reduce our development time and shorten our time to market, and with Enhanced Carrier Connectivity , we are able to simplify deployment and optimize coverage of the product for our customers."

Availability

The HL7810 , HL7812 and HL7845 modules are sampling now, and are expected to be commercially available in Q4 of 2021.

For more information, visit: http://www.sierrawireless.com/HL78

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales .

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About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is a leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy. Companies globally are adopting 4G, 5G and LPWA solutions to improve operational efficiency, create better customer experiences, improve their business models, and create new revenue streams. Sierra Wireless will work with you to develop the right industry-specific solution for your next IoT deployment whether it is an integrated solution to help connect edge devices to the cloud, a software/API service to manage processes with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to improve business decisions. With more than 25 years of cellular IoT experience, Sierra Wireless is the trusted partner globally to deliver your next IoT solution. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com .

Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog , on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless .

"Sierra Wireless" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Sierra Wireless
Media Relations
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pr@sierrawireless.com

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Sierra Wireless
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About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario , the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems.  BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere.

For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

About HOZON New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd.

HOZON is an innovation-drive tech company that integrates the hardware products and software services based on the R&D innovation, intelligent manufacturing and multi-channel sales service. NETA AUTO, a car brand affiliated to HOZON. NETA AUTO's vision is to "make high-quality intelligent NEVs available for all". It shoulders the responsibility of breaking the norm to make travel more comfortable with innovative technologies and operates with the aim to be a popularizer of intelligent vehicles. Focusing on products and advanced technologies, NETA AUTO is dedicated to promoting continuous evolvement of electric vehicles and playing a leading role in future technology development trends.

NETA AUTO's core technologies are derived from Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang . Currently, the company has cultivated competitive advantages in auto intelligent cockpit, which is called NETA SPACE , autonomous driving, technologies of electrical machine, battery, and electrical control system, etc. and accumulatively applied for over 1,000 patents.

In June 2022 , NETA AUTO delivered 13,157 vehicles, with an increase of approximately 156% YOY, an increase of approximately 20% from May 2022 , achieving a sales volume increase for 24 consecutive months since July 2020 . Specifically, the sales volumes in June 2022 of NETA V and NETA U PRO were 9,147 units and 4,010 units respectively. Moreover, the total sales volume of NETA AUTO in the first half of 2022 was 63,131 units, an increase of approximately 199% from the same period last year.

As a leading force among Chinese NEV manufacturers, NETA AUTO has further increased market share of "Made in China " products in the intelligent manufacturing and new energy field, and strengthened Chinese brand value around the globe.

Media Contact:
BlackBerry Media Relations
+1 (519) 597-7273
mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

NETA Auto Media Relations
+86-18501002778
huxiaoqian@hozonauto.com

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