6/15/2004 - Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq: SWIR; TSX: SW) announced the Voq Professional PhoneTM was awarded the Excellence in Product Innovation Award from the British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BC TIA), at a ceremony last night in Vancouver. The annual award acknowledges a superior innovation or discovery in advanced technology and demonstrates an alternative solution or a next stage development in technology.
“Throughout the preliminary research and development for the Voq Professional Phone, it was clear that mobile users wanted one device and software solution that could deliver best-in-class mobile telephony and e-mail,” said Andrew Harries, Senior Vice-President, Marketing for Sierra Wireless. “We developed Voq and its software to ensure mobile professionals have the best mobile handset and applications available.”
The Voq Professional Phone is a new class of mobile phone that offers customers the best features of a mobile phone, a personal messaging device, and a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). The product offers a flip-open QWERTY thumbpad and easy-to-use software solutions, including out-of-the-box personal and corporate e-mail. The unique, easy and powerful myVoqTM software enables predictive search, storage, and sending of information.
“The BC TIA is proud to acknowledge Sierra Wireless for its outstanding achievement in creating the new Voq Professional Phone. It is great to see a B.C.-based company spearheading quality and differentiation in the mobile device market,” said George Hunter, President, BC TIA. “Innovation is a key driver that fuels technology industries and it is our mandate to encourage innovation that incorporates practical applications and considers the future needs of its market.”
The BC TIA is the voice of B.C.'s technology industry and is dedicated to fostering its growth and development. BC TIA programs and services are designed to meet the needs of the industry in the areas of networking, education, public awareness, marketing and government relations. The association provides a forum for members to review industry issues, obtain new business knowledge from leading industry professionals, provide input on existing and proposed government legislation, and to work together to advance the industry's interests. BC TIA is also working to promote key issues such as education and training as vital components in the successful growth and development of technology.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded modules for OEM wireless applications; the MP line of rugged vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq, a line of mobile phones with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for mobile professionals. For more information about Sierra Wireless please visit www.sierrawireless.com.
The Voq Professional PhoneTM is a new class of mobile phone that offers a flip-open QWERTY thumbpad and easy-to-use software solutions for business users, including applications for personal and corporate e-mail. Based on the Microsoft Windows MobileTM 2003 software for Smartphone, the Voq Professional Phone incorporates the best features of your current mobile phone, a messaging device, and PDA. For more information about Voq Professional Phone, please visit www.voq.com.
"AirCard" is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. "Voq Professional Phone" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless, Inc.
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