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MOTOROLA SIGNS AGREEMENTS WITH GE AND IBM TO PROVIDE EMBARC WIRELESS E-MAIL

 MOTOROLA SIGNS AGREEMENTS WITH GE AND IBM
 TO PROVIDE EMBARC WIRELESS E-MAIL
 BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced agreements with General Electric Information Services and the IBM Information Network that will allow electronic mail users of each to access Motorola's new wireless messaging network EMBARC (Electronic Mail Broadcast to A Roaming Computer).
 The interconnect agreements with the EMBARC system enable GE Information Services and IBM Information Network e-mail users to broadcast electronic messages over the air to reach one or thousands of people simultaneously, whether they are at their desks, traveling in a car or waiting in a lobby between appointments, according to Steve Brendle, vice president and general manager of EMBARC Communication Services Inc.
 "Working with GE Information Services and IBM Information Network enables a large percentage of electronic mail users to take advantage of EMBARC service," said Brendle. Their users can easily access EMBARC without making changes to their interface or mode of operation.
 EMBARC Communication Services, part of Motorola's Paging and Telepoint Systems Group, is currently operating in most major U.S. markets. Trials began last February and included approximately 500 users -- most of them on the GE or IBM networks. EMBARC will be servicing 200 markets by the end of 1992. Commercial service began in the United States in July and Canadian service will begin in late 1992.
 "We are pleased to be able to offer an electronic mail interconnection with EMBARC to our customers," said Jim B. Pickerill, director of marketing and support for the IBM Information Network.
 "Many of our IBM Mail Exchange customers need to be able to communicate with their trading partners who will be EMBARC users."
 For GE Information Services, finalizing this agreement means that its BusinessTalk(R) System 2000 e-mail users will be among the first to enjoy the flexibility of nationwide wireless delivery of information, according to Dargeelyn Loftin, marketing manager of GE Information Services.
 "We're pleased to be part of this innovative undertaking with Motorola; this is an excellent use of our new Business Talk 2000 offering," Loftin said.
 To ensure compatibility with all public e-mail providers and most private systems, EMBARC has implemented an X.400 gateway. The X.400 gateway meets the 1988 CCITT recommendations, the most up-to-date standards of the electronic mail industry.
 EMBARC is now the 13th X.400 Administrative Management Domain (ADMD) in the United States, making it a peer of AT&T, MCI, Sprint and other ADMDs. This allows subscribers of any interconnect ADMD to send wireless e-mail to EMBARC subscribers.
 "Our vision is to make EMBARC so accessible that you can put your EMBARC address on your business card, and a sender can reach you using his or her existing e-mail service," said Rick Kane, director of engineering and operations for EMBARC.
 Corporations currently using electronic mail and portable computers will be the early adopters of EMBARC services, according to Kane. However, he said EMBARC is committed to providing turnkey solutions for corporations and consumers alike who don't currently have electronic mail.
 "We've signed a contract with GE Information Services to resell their BusinessTalk 2000 software and e-mail service," Kane said. "We selected BusinessTalk 2000 because it's user friendly and it operates with DOS, Macintosh and Windows operating systems."
 GE Information Services offers a full portfolio of value-added services for electronic commerce such as messaging, electronic data interchange (EDI) and network management services. The GE Information Services network, one of the largest private packet-switched networks in the world, is accessible from more than 100 countries throughout the world. A division of General Electric Company, USA, GE Information Services is headquartered in Rockville, Md.
 The IBM Information Network is IBM's international value-added network. IIN offers networking services providing leased line and dial connectivity, messaging services including electronic mail and electronic data interchange, and capacity services in either a shared or dedicated environment. User access is available in more than 90 countries. An organization within the IBM Networking Systems division, IIN is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.
 Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components and services for world wide markets. Products include two-way radios, paging and telepoint systems, cellular telephone systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronic equipment, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment.
 Motorola was a winner of the first annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1988, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 NOTE: Motorola, EMBARC and NewsStream are registered trademarks (registered U.S. patent and trademark office) of Motorola Inc.
 BusinessTalk is a registered trademark of General Electric Company, USA.
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