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AIRONET WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, INC., BEGINS BUSINESS WITH LION'S SHARE OF MARKET

 NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRONET Wireless Communications, Inc. announced its own creation as an independent company specializing in wireless Local Area Network (LAN) systems. AIRONET has been formed out of three former units of Telxon Corporation (NASDAQ: TLXN), one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of Wireless Portable Tele-Transaction Computer Systems (PTCs). These include: Telesystems SLW, Inc., a designer and builder of wireless LAN hardware; The Telxon Radio Frequency Group, a designer of radio components; and Software Engineering, a software development group which focuses on connectivity to major LAN software.
 AIRONET begins its existence as the market leader in wireless LAN products. It currently has an installed base of over 200,000 wireless nodes (over 50,000 of which are spread spectrum) at over 5,000 different locations -- more than any other vendor. Wireless LAN for data transmission is widely viewed as one of the next great growth opportunities for electronic communications. This technology will allow computers and other electronic devices used by workers in warehouses, factories, hospitals and offices to have instant access to data wherever they are. Estimates on market size vary. Dataquest estimates that market size of wireless LAN products will grow from $25 million in 1993 to $600 million by 1997.
 "We believe that this is the optimum moment to concentrate our wireless LAN resources into one highly focused effort," says Richard Heller, new president and CEO of AIRONET. Heller, who has been working with Telxon since October to help form AIRONET, will concentrate on bringing its products more aggressively to market by forming partnerships with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), VARs (Value Added Resellers) and others.
 Noting AIRONET's installed base at such companies as Andersen Corp., Wal-Mart, Target Stores and Rite Aid, Heller calls AIRONET "the wireless LAN industry's best kept secret."
 "Few emerging industries have generated as much hype as wireless LAN and few have delivered," he says. But while everyone else was talking, the units that now comprise AIRONET were actually building products that provide a true LAN extension for mobile workers.
 Heller, who has spent 15 years in the wireless and networking industry, notes that AIRONET's predecessor units were the first to gain FCC approval for wireless data transmission and were the first to develop and install such critical technologies as "roaming." Roaming enables users to receive data without interruption or interference as they move from access point to access point. "AIRONET," Heller says, also holds substantial leadership positions in other key technologies such as power consumption, redundancy, load planning, and range (i.e., the ability to operate at long distances from access points).
 AIRONET Wireless Communications, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telxon Corporation, however, it will function as an independent manufacturing and marketing entity. Says Heller: "We expect our business with Telxon to continue, but we also expect to do as much, if not more, business with other OEMs and the reseller channel."
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 /CONTACT: Richard Heller, president, of AIRONET Wireless Communications, Inc., 216-873-2000 or 800-800-8016; or Thomas Gibson, 216-881-9191, or Joel Goldstein, 216-398-0030, both of the The Gibson Network, for AIRONET Wireless Communications, Inc./
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