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Adaptive Networks' Powerline Communications Technology Used in $18 Million Passenger Information System to be Installed in Hong Kong Transit System.

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 1998--Adaptive Networks announced today that its powerline communications technology is being deployed in the passenger information system of the Hong Kong transit system. Adaptive's partner, Telecite, Inc. of Montreal has been awarded the contract by the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) of Hong Kong to design, supply and install more than 3000 multi-colored LED passenger information displays for the first phase of this project. The displays are capable of providing passengers with real time emergency messaging as well as news, weather, sports, entertainment and other public service information. Adaptive's powerline communications technology is used to distribute Telecite's data to the displays over wiring already in place in transit vehicles. As adding new wiring in an existing train is virtually impossible, Adaptive's technology allows Telecite's system to be installed with ease.

According to Marshall Moreyne, President & CEO of Telecite, Inc., "Only Adaptive's technology for data transfer over existing electrical wiring provides the reliability, speed and immunity to electrical noise that our display system requires. The data must get through to each display on command, without error, and with tight timing constraints in order for the LED displays to transition smoothly." Telecite's system sets itself apart from all others by offering high quality displays.

Adaptive's powerline communications technology is installed in Telecite's display networks in the Montreal Metro, as well as in those in Paris and Mexico.

Adaptive Networks is the recognized leader in high-speed, highly reliable powerline communications technology, whereby existing AC power lines become a communications network. Silicon chips embedded in each device connected to the powerline transmit and receive data, making it possible to easily establish networks to communicate with everything plugged into the line, from personal computers and cash registers to utility metering equipment and vending machines.

Adaptive's powerline communications technology was selected by the International Standards Organization as the standard for powerline communications aboard refrigerated container ships for the monitoring of perishable cargo. It is recognized for meeting the strict criteria for reliability required by such applications as factory automation and credit card verification in vending machines.

Additional information regarding Adaptive Networks is available at www.adaptivenetworks.com. Additional information is also available from Telecite, Inc. in Montreal at (514) 333-0888.
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