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MOTOROLA AND WEGENER COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOP FORTIFIED SATELLITE RECEIVER FOR EMBARC NETWORK

 MOTOROLA AND WEGENER COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOP
 FORTIFIED SATELLITE RECEIVER FOR EMBARC NETWORK
 BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Wegener Communications have broken new ground in developing a digital satellite receiver to withstand extreme temperatures.
 Wegener designed and manufactured the receiver for EMBARC Communication Services, Motorola's new nationwide wireless messaging network.
 "Motorola had confidence in our ability to develop a receiver/demultiplexer to withstand a broad temperature range as well as our ability to meet critical timing specifications," said Heinz Wegener, chairman and executive vice president of Wegener Communications. "We are the only vendor that demonstrated the ability to meet the temperature requirement."
 The satellite receiver/demultiplexer units made by Wegener are already installed in EMBARC's regional transmission sites in more than 80 markets across the country.
 With this technology EMBARC (Electronic Mail Broadcast to A Roaming Computer) can provide multi-point distribution of electronic messages and data wirelessly to portable computers for one low cost. For example, a one-page letter can be delivered to thousands of mobile workers within 15 minutes for a total cost of under $9.
 The EMBARC system can be used for sending personalized messages and documents to people in remote locations such as field workers or sales people. EMBARC is also valuable for providers of information services such as USA Today news briefs, stock price updates, ticket availability, database updates, real estate listings and financial or technical newsletters.
 The Wegener downlink stations receive the encoded EMBARC message via satellite and feed it to Motorola PURC base stations to be re-broadcast in the 930 MHz frequency band to Motorola's NewsStream radio data receivers.
 "We were able to adapt the circuitry in the satellite receivers and package it specifically for the EMBARC housing," said Wegener. "The EMBARC specifications required a unique adaptation because the housing size was restrictive and the receiver needed to withstand a temperature range from minus 30 degrees Celsius to plus 60 degrees Celsius."
 According to Wegener, a normal temperature range for commercial satellite receivers is 10 C to 40 C. EMBARC required the larger range because its housings are often installed in remote and outdoors locations.
 "To meet our goal of total customer satisfaction we must require all of our suppliers to maintain exceptional quality standards," said Steve Brendle, vice president and general manager for EMBARC Communication Services. "Quality and innovation were primary considerations when forming our new EMBARC system, and Wegener met our high standards."
 "We are pleased that Motorola selected Wegener after their scrutiny of our TQC/JIT (Total Quality Control/Just In Time) approach," said Bob Placek, president of Wegener Communications. "We take the selection as an important sign that our quality commitment is contributing to our opportunities with the most quality-conscious corporations."
 "We initially ordered 250 satellite receiver/demultiplexer units from Wegener," said Rick Kane, director of engineering and operations for EMBARC. "Since then, we've ordered 150 more.
 "We plan to announce EMBARC commercial service in the United States this summer and in Canada by the end of the year," Kane added.
 Wegener Communications, Inc. is a subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (NASDAQ: WGNR), based in Duluth, Ga., an Atlanta suburb. Wegener Communications designs and manufactures audio, data and video transmission products and systems for satellite and terrestrial networks. Wegener equipment is used extensively throughout the cable television, radio and television broadcast and business broadcast industries.
 Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electonic 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.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Motorola, EMBARC and NewsStream are registered trademarks (registered U.S. patent and trademark office) of Motorola Inc./
 /CONTACT: Ken Countess of EMBARC, 305-475-5603, or Michael Keating of Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, 312-988-2918, for Motorola/
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