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SYMBOL AND AUSTIN CONSULTING ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

 SYMBOL AND AUSTIN CONSULTING ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
 BOHEMIA, N.Y., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Symbol Technologies Inc. (NYSE: SBL), the world leader in bar code-based data capture systems, today announced a strategic marketing alliance with Austin Consulting, a division of The Austin Company specializing in logistics and manufacturing technology services.
 The alliance enables Symbol and Austin to offer a wide range of services to transportation, manufacturing and distribution companies.
 These services range from system design to implementation of bar code data collection, and from radio frequency telecommunications to portable computer applications.
 Symbol Technologies and Austin Consulting have jointly developed an integrated system of bar code and radio frequency technology for such applications as cross-dock mail handling; factory distribution, data collection and automated cell control; and maintenance of factory equipment.
 "Our alliance with Austin is extremely exciting because we can now better meet the needs of customers who manufacture and distribute products," said Raymond Martino, president and chief operating officer of Symbol Technologies.
 Theodore D. Puckorius, The Austin Company's group vice president for government and consulting services, said, "Austin Consulting is committed to providing its customers with complete solutions for a wide range of requirements. Our alliance with Symbol will afford the ability to introduce data collection and transmission capabilities that will enable our clients to maximize the return on their technology investment."
 Symbol Technologies and Austin Consulting have developed a close working relationship by successfully implementing innovative cross- dock systems for the U.S. Postal Service.
 Austin Consulting specializes in the application of material handling and manufacturing technologies, systems integration, software development, and facilities planning for clients in the transportation, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution industries.
 The Austin Company is one of the world's leading design, engineering and construction firms, specializing in facilities for research and development, computer-integrated manufacturing, distribution, data processing and intelligent operations. Austin serves industrial, commercial and governmental clients.
 Symbol Technologies is the world leader in bar code-based data capture systems with nearly 2 million scanners and terminals installed. The company designs, manufactures and markets bar code reading equipment, hand-held computers and radio frequency data communications products which are used as strategic building blocks in data transaction systems for retail, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and many other industries.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Tully of Symbol Technologies, 516-244-4191, or Tom Breunig of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470, for Symbol Technologies/
 (SBL) CO: Symbol Technologies Inc. ST: New York IN: CPR SU: JVN


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