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Motorola and Padcom Team to Provide Roaming Solution for Mobile Workers.

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Roaming between different networks is now easier for Motorola mobile data users. Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and Padcom, Inc., a proven leader in providing continuous connectivity software for mobile workers, today announced that Motorola will be using Padcom's TotalRoam(R) solution to integrate Motorola's advanced private voice and data networks with public wide area and local area wireless networks.

"Integrating our companies' solutions will enable mobile workers in public safety, utilities and other markets to roam seamlessly between different network infrastructures," said Jim Connor, director of Motorola's Infrastructure Operations. "Padcom's experience in the public safety market, commitment to customer service, and ability to seamlessly combine our existing products with next-generation services complement Motorola's data strategy."

Using the TotalRoam solution, a vehicle equipped with a mobile computer or a worker using a laptop is able to maintain wireless data communications across different networks securely, transparently, and with minimal, if any, user intervention. For example, a police car that uses Motorola's private data system as its primary network may drive within range of the agency's WiFi infrastructure. Using TotalRoam, data communication will automatically, and securely, switch to the higher speed network allowing the officer to take advantage of the increased bandwidth to enable advanced applications and to support faster updates to local data in the vehicle. When the vehicle leaves WiFi coverage, network service will automatically return to the primary Motorola network. This also enables switching between a Motorola private data network and a public wide area wireless network.

Motorola may also offer Padcom's TR6100 hardware solution, allowing Motorola customers to install a ruggedized mobile router that will create a wireless vehicle area network that is independent of the mobile computing device.

"Motorola has a powerful portfolio of mobile data solutions, and depth of penetration in the commercial, government, and industrial markets," said Charles F. Cleary, president/CEO Padcom Inc. "We believe that Motorola's decision to integrate Padcom's software into its mobile data products highlights TotalRoam as a solution for continuous connectivity across a growing number of industries."

A number of existing customers have implemented products from each company, as separate solutions. Now, Motorola customers will benefit from a fully integrated and tested solution delivered by a single provider and backed by Motorola's leading service and support organization.

About Padcom(R)

Padcom, Inc. is an established leader in providing continuous connectivity software solutions that overcome the gaps in wireless data communication by optimizing access to critical applications and information for individuals, and devices - anywhere they need to work. Padcom's patented TotalRoam(R) software provides enterprise customers with the benefit of advanced mobile data functionality, such as seamless roaming between multiple active networks (i.e. IP, non-IP, and wire-line), industry-leading mobile data security, and high-value administrative control over mobile devices and applications. TotalRoam(R) offers a unique depth of solution that meets critical business needs by helping enterprises secure data, control costs, and increase productivity. For additional information visit Padcom at

Motorola's Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector

Motorola's Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector (CGISS) is a leading provider of integrated radio communications and information solutions, with more than 65 years of experience in meeting the mission-critical requirements of public safety, government and enterprise customers worldwide. In 2003, CGISS received the inaugural Interpol Outstanding Contribution Award for its services to the international law enforcement community. The sector offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to meet growing public safety and security needs, including: interoperable two-way radio communications solutions; command and control solutions; identification and tracking solutions; information management of criminal justice and civil needs; and physical security and monitoring solutions.

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were U.S. $27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information:

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Padcom and TotalRoam are registered trademarks of Padcom, Inc. Padcom makes no claims of ownership to all other products and company names mentioned herein which may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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Date:May 11, 2004
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