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PI SYSTEMS AND PROXIM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO BRING WIRELESS MOBILE COMPUTING TO THE HEALTHCARE MARKET

 PORTLAND, Ore., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary: Mobile information solution supplier PI Systems Corp. and Proxim Inc., the leading supplier of spread spectrum-based wireless networking products, today announced a partnership agreement that will result in a family of new mobile information products that will incorporate Proxim wireless communications technology. Availability of the new wireless system systems through PI Systems and their solution partners is expected to be during Q4 1993.
 Mobile information solution supplier PI Systems today announced a business partnership agreement with Proxim Inc., the leading supplier of spread spectrum-based wireless networking products. This partnership will result in a family of new mobile information products that will incorporate Proxim wireless communications technology.
 Under the terms of the agreement, PI will immediately begin incorporating Proxim's ProxLink(TM) Radio Modules into its Infolio electronic clipboards to allow the clipboards to wirelessly communicate to a host database running MobileWare(TM) Server, PI Systems' server software. Ensuing products will incorporate Proxim's RangeLAN(TM) family of wireless LAN adapters into PI Systems mobile information hardware platforms. Proxim and PI Systems expect the new wireless systems to be available during Q4 1993.
 "Proxim's alliance with PI Systems represents our continuing efforts to develop partnerships that will catapult Proxim into a market leading position with healthcare providers," said Rick Heller, Proxim's president and CEO. "Because PI Systems has made inroads in several healthcare industry segments, this partnership fits perfectly into our healthcare strategy."
 "Establishing networking capabilities and real-time links to the mobile worker and mobile healthcare clinician is a critical way to increase productivity without hindering work flow," said Shyam Jha, director of strategic marketing for PI Systems Corp. "By incorporating Proxim's wireless networking products. PI will continue to lead the healthcare, and specifically the home healthcare industry by offering unique mobile information solutions."
 Benefits to an organization using this mobile information solution with wireless capabilities include the ability to transmit bi- directional data real time, reduce or eliminate paperwork, automate patient records and decrease the healthcare providers reimbursement cycle.
 PI Systems Corp., headquartered in Portland, Ore., provides information solutions that integrate mobile workers into existing enterprise information systems. PI Systems' mobile client/server product line includes MobileWare Client software, MobileWare Server software, and Infolio 160 and 100 electronic clipboards. PI Systems began shipping production units in September 1992. Major partners include Calcomp, Motorola, Proxim, Sharp, Signatronics and Sun Microsystems.
 Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Proxim was founded in 1984 to develop and market wireless communications products. The company entered the LAN market in early 1992 with it award-winning RangeLAN family of wireless LAN products.
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 /CONTACT: Sarah J. Rollins of PI Systems, 503-293-9585, or David King, vice president of marketing, of Proxim, 415-960-1630/


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