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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA INTRODUCES BRIEFCASE-SIZED SATELLITE EARTH STATION

 ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta (NYSE: SFA) today announced a new portable land satellite communications terminal.
 The Model 9826 TerraStar-M(TM) provides international travelers with global two-way telephone communications and optional fax and data capabilities in a convenient briefcase-size package.
 Weighing less than 30 pounds, the unit is designed to fit under airline seats and in overhead compartments, making it ideal for journalists, field engineers and other line-of-business professionals who typically find themselves traveling to worksites around the world.
 A unique benefit offered by the TerraStar-M is its flat-plate antenna which can be remotely located from the terminal, an important consideration when establishing "line-of-sight" with a satellite in inclement weather and other situations. For example, sometimes a satellite cannot be accessed from an interior office or hotel room. Rather than bringing the entire unit outdoors for a clear view and having to work from there, the antenna can be placed on the roof or a balcony while the terminal is used from inside the building.
 The basic TerraStar-M system functions as an interconnect to the Inmarsat-M digital satellite communications service and will sell for less than $25,000. Thus unit includes a remotable antenna, terminal electronics with protective aluminum housing, a telephone and a Rollaboard(TM) soft case. Rollaboard, the most popular carry-on luggage available today, is made of ballistic nylon and contains an expandable wet pocket and five additional pockets for technical and operation manuals. The telescoping pull handle and full ball bearing wheels allow easy transport through airports and over hard-surfaced terrain. In addition to the basic system components, users can insert a PC and fax machine into the case's pockets or attach them to the Rollaboard. Although the soft case satisfies most transportable needs, a hard case option is available.
 The TerraStar-M has been designed for flexible power usage, taking advantage of either AC or DC power, consuming approximately 120 watts. An optional battery pack will be available to allow continuous duplex operation of the unit for 60 minutes.
 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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