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 LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has acquired, through its Cellular Subscriber Group of Libertyville, Ill., an 18 percent interest in Telular Corporation of Wilmette, Ill.
 Telular manufactures and markets advanced fixed wireless telecommunications products for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Telular's patented technology enables standard telephone equipment -- PBXs, key systems, fax machines, computer modems and alarm systems -- to be operated over existing wireless networks for either primary or back-up communications.
 "For the past several years, Telular and Motorola have maintained a mutually productive relationship through a cross licensing agreement. The two companies have formalized this strategic relationship in an effort to advance the development of the worldwide marketplace for fixed wireless products," said Jim Phillips, vice chairman of Telular.
 "The development of successful wireless communications products for business and residential applications will be advanced by technology that links the wireless network with standard communications equipment in the home and office," said Robert Weisshappel, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Cellular Subscriber Group. "Because Telular provides this technological bridge, it makes good sense for Motorola to invest in its development."
 The new agreement will provide Telular with working capital, as well as access to - Motorola engineering, sales and marketing, technical service, and other resources.
 Capital will be used for new product development, additional manufacturing capacity, and the recent acquisition of Adcor Electronics, a Telular licensee and a leader in wireless security alarm products. Telular also will use a portion of the capital received from Motorola for a worldwide business campaign to support Telular's fixed wireless telecommunications technologies and products.
 Additionally, Motorola will make its TDMA, CDMA, Iridium, GSM and other transceivers available for purchase by Telular for use in Telular products. Telular currently uses Motorola AMPS, NAMPS, and ETACS transceivers in its PhoneCell product line.
 The companies also have agreed to look at the possibility of developing additional new products and services that integrate Telular and Motorola technologies.
 Motorola Inc. is one of the world's leading suppliers of wireless communications, semiconductors, and advanced electronic systems and services. Products include two-way radios, pagers, personal communications systems, cellular telephones and systems, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronics, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment. Sales in 1992 were $13.3 billion.
 Founded in 1986, Telular has developed and patented telecommunications interface technology that converts any phone system, fax, computer modem or alarm system to available cellular service. The line of fixed cellular products developed and marketed by Telular include the compact PhoneCell(TM) 1, PhoneCell(TM) 4, the modular PhoneCell CPX(TM), and the new Telular PCS One(TM).
 Columbia Cellular Corporation, Alexandria, Va., is the largest corporate shareholder in Telular Corporation.
 For more information contact Telular Corporation at 800-TELULAR.
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 /CONTACT: Scott Phillips of Phillips & Associates, Inc., 312-943-8858, for Telular Corp. or David Pinsky of Motorola, 708-523-2841/

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