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HYBRID NETWORKS SUPPLIES SYSTEM AND ROUTERS TO WINBEAM.

Andrew Corporation has provided Winbeam Inc., a Pittsburgh- based Internet service provider, with Hybrid's head-end system and Wireless Broadband Routers to deliver fixed broadband wireless service to small and mid-sized businesses in Altoona, Pa.

Hybrid's system will support enhanced data services such as virtual private networks and service level agreements. As part of the package for Winbeam , Andrew will deliver its SkyPath Series of integrated broadband wireless systems. The SkyPath Series features "best of breed" RF and IP components and precision engineering system configuration and staging.

"As small U.S. operators begin to deploy fixed broadband wireless service in secondary markets, we can supply proven, reliable systems that provide cost-effective solutions to meet their ROI objectives," said Michael D. Greenbaum, president and CEO of Hybrid Networks. "As a supplier for the world's largest MMDS service providers, Hybrid is experienced in providing systems in diverse operating environments and is the best choice for new operators launching fixed broadband wireless service."

"Hybrid's system supports a number of services that are important to our business customers," said Robert Patterson, general manager of Winbeam. "With Hybrid's MMDS system, we can support virtual private networks and offer service level agreements."

Dan Mitten, RF field engineer with Digital Microwave Consulting, Winbeam's engineering consulting firm, added, "Considering the size, shape and demographics of the Altoona market, we believe Hybrid's platform is our best choice. Winbeam's customers will be very satisfied with the speed, security and performance that Hybrid's equipment provides."

About Winbeam

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Winbeam Inc. develops broadband wireless service in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio. The company utilizes radio spectrum in the 2.1 GHz and 2.5 - 2.7 GHz range, commonly referred to as Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) and Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS). In addition to broadband services, the company provides enhanced data services such as Web hosting, E-commerce hosting and virtual private networks. Winbeam holds broadband wireless spectrum rights in 15 small- to medium-markets located in Pennsylvania and the eastern United States encompassing 1.7 million homes.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation is a global supplier of communications systems equipment and services. Major markets are wireless communications which include cellular, personal communications services, and land mobile radio broadcast, broadband wireless and fixed telecommunication networks. Andrew is an S&P 500 company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ANDW.

About Hybrid Networks

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Hybrid Networks Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets fixed broadband wireless systems that enable telecommunications companies, wireless systems operators and network providers to offer high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences. Hybrid was first to market with patented two-way wireless products that focus on the MMDS and WCS spectrum in the United States. Hybrid's customers include Sprint, Thomcast Communications and Andrew Corp. With systems in use in 75 markets across six continents, Hybrid is part of more fixed broadband wireless deployments than all of its competitors combined.

Hybrid Networks can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hybrid.com/.

For more information, call 408/323-6252.
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