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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA FIRST TO RECEIVE EXTENDED APPROVAL FOR INMARSAT-M FAX SERVICE

 --MariStar-MR and MariStar Multi-MT terminals now approved to provide both telephone and fax services using Inmarsat-M network--


--Combination of services ideal for commercial fleets and others
 needing to conduct business from offshore--
 ATLANTA, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) today announced that its MariStar-MR and MariStar Multi-MT satellite communications terminals have been approved by Inmarsat to provide maritime facsimile services. The units, which were introduced in August 1992, remain the only maritime terminals approved for use with the Inmarsat-M digital satellite network.
 "With both voice and fax capabilities, the MariStar line of products will further open the maritime market to satellite communications," said Faris Gaffney, vice president and general manager of Scientific- Atlanta's Mobile Satellite Systems unit. "Now, a 'mobile office' can be established on board private yachts and ships for passengers needing to conduct business from offshore."
 The first voice-only single channel MariStar-MR units were installed were last spring on the 92-foot private yacht, Ampro Viking, and the 46-foot sport fishing yacht, Jackerel. The first multiple channel MariStar Multi-MT installations were completed last winter on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Rotterdam luxury liners. Passengers were the first commercial users to place international phone calls using the new Inmarsat-M service.
 The MariStar-MR consists of a lightweight above-deck antenna and a small below-deck electronics unit which is about the size of a VCR. The radome-protected antenna is mounted on the outside of the vessel and the indoor unit is easily installed inside a cabinet or on a shelf. The antenna weighs only 30 kg (65 lbs.) and is 660 mm (24 inches) in diameter.
 In addition to the maritime satellite communications products, Scientific-Atlanta recently introduced a portable briefcase-sized satellite terminal for use on land. The TerraStarT is ideal for profl?s who find themselves traveling to areas where telecommunications services are not available. The new unit will be available before the end of this year.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks, and instrumentation for industrial, government and telecommunications applications.
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 /CONTACT: Paul McKeon of Crescent Communications, 404-698-8650 or, fax, 404-698-8651, for Scientific-Atlanta/
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