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MOTOROLA ENLISTS AT&T'S INFORMATION ACCESS SERVICE FOR EXPANDED EMBARC WIRELESS NETWORK FEATURES

 MOTOROLA ENLISTS AT&T'S INFORMATION ACCESS SERVICE
 FOR EXPANDED EMBARC WIRELESS NETWORK FEATURES
 BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Inc. today announced an agreement with AT&T to provide expanded, easy-to-use features for checking and confirming messages on EMBARC (Electronic Mail Broadcast to A Roaming Computer), Motorola's new nationwide wireless messaging and electronic mail service.
 AT&T Interspan's Information Access Service (IAS) provides the telephone connection between an EMBARC user's portable computer and the EMBARC central messaging unit, enabling the different systems to communicate with each other.
 "IAS expands EMBARC's service capabilities and makes EMBARC even easier to use while traveling throughout the United States," said Rick Kane, director of engineering and operations for EMBARC Communication Services Inc. "It provides a single toll-free, seven-digit telephone number that can be used anywhere in the country. With this service EMBARC users can receive messages longer than 1,500 characters, retrieve missed messages, and verify message receipt."
 EMBARC enables people to send documents via wireless electronic mail to one or many receivers throughout the country inexpensively. Messages are received on Motorola's pocket-sized NewsStream Advanced Information Receiver and can be automatically down-loaded into a computer or stored for later retrieval.
 The IAS dial-in system makes it easy for EMBARC users to retrieve messages missed when the NewsStream receiver reaches its storage capacity of 56 messages or is outside one of the nearly 200 U.S. markets EMBARC serves, according to Kane.
 "AT&T offered two necessary features that no one else could offer," Kane said. "We needed a reliable protocol connection system to deliver data from personal computers to our mainframe system and we wanted a single, seven-digit number that could work anywhere in the United States." In technical terms, IAS bridges personal and mainframe computers by converting the asynchronous or non-compatible protocols of personal computers to the highly reliable X.25 packet switching system, which is used by most mainframes, according to Kane.
 To use the EMBARC dial-in features, a subscriber must have a personal computer or terminal, and a modem. Since the modem is able to dial-in to the same IAS toll-free, seven-digit number from anywhere in the United States, it eliminates the need for users to re-program their modems every time they travel.
 In addition to its easy use, IAS provides EMBARC users with other key benefits according to Kane, including:
 -- No local calling charges. Modem calls to the EMBARC central system are sent through the IAS toll-free service and avoid local charges.
 -- Protocol support. IAS bridges asynchronous and X.25 protocols which makes the EMBARC central system accessible to most personal and mainframe computers.
 -- Very high reliability. Full redundancy, or back-up controls, are built into all of the critical components of the system.
 -- Simplified billing. All calls are charged to EMBARC, not individual EMBARC users. AT&T bills only for the exact length of connection time with no pre-set minimums.
 -- Ability to handle wide fluctuations in traffic. All components of the network have been engineered to handle heavy user peaks without interruption to service.
 EMBARC Communication Services Inc., part of Motorola's Paging and Wireless Data Group, is currently available in all major U.S. markets and will be operating in 200 cities across the country by year end. Currently there are some 500 trial users. EMBARC commercial service began in the United States in July. Canadian service will begin in late 1992.
 Information Access Service (IAS) is part of the AT&T InterSpan Family of Services.
 Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components and services for worldwide markets. Products include two-way radios, paging products and systems, 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. InterSpan is a service mark of AT&T.
 CONTACT: Ken Countess of Motorola Inc., 305-475-5603; Michael Keating of Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, 312-988-2918; or Shelly London of AT&T, 908-221-4355/
 (MOT T) CO: Motorola Inc.; AT&T; EMBARC Communication Services Inc. ST: Florida IN: CPR TLS SU:


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