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SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPUTER ASSOCIATES ANNOUNCE INTEGRATION OF CA-WAREHOUSE BOSS WITH THE SYMBOL SPECTRUM ONE NETWORK

 CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: SBL) and Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) today jointly announced at the ProMat '93 Show and Forum the availability of an integrated warehouse management system based on CA-Warehouse BOSS and the Symbol Spectrum One wireless data network. The integration improves speed, efficiency and throughput in warehouse operations by linking warehouse activities directly with the host system via the Spectrum One network.
 CA-Warehouse BOSS is a complete warehouse management system that controls and automates all aspects of warehousing, including receiving, putaway, picking and shipping. Running on IBM AS/400 midrange computers, CA-Warehouse BOSS software is a highly flexible and easy-to- use rules-based system. It allows users to reduce order cycle times and increase shipping accuracy, leading to improved customer service. Among the many users of CA-Warehouse BOSS are Rank Video Services America and Robert Bosch Ltd. (U.K.).
 The Symbol Spectrum One high-performance wireless data communications network supports hundreds of data terminals, including hand-held computers, laser bar code scanners, wireless and portable computer terminals and integrated products. Based on spread spectrum radio frequency technology, Spectrum One networks provide reliable subsecond data communication, and require no individual FCC site licensing.
 The integration of CA-Warehouse BOSS with the Spectrum One network provides greater efficiency and exceptional inventory accuracy as warehouse workers verify activities and instructions instantaneously through real-time communication with the host system. Via the Spectrum One network, data is accessed by any Symbol portable computer or data collection device, including the Symbol Gladiator, the "wearable" data management system that leaves both hands free.
 "We recognize spread spectrum technology for its ability to accurately transmit large amounts of data from the warehouse floor to the host AS/400 in real time," said John Capobianco, director of business applications for manufacturing and logistics, Computer Associates. "This partnership brings together quality hardware and software technology in an integrated warehouse automation solution."
 This product integration is a result of the strategic alliance announced in 1992 by Symbol Technologies and Computer Associates to jointly develop bar code-based and wireless solutions integrated with Computer Associates software. It represents the ongoing effort of the two companies to expand the use of bar code data capture and mobile information processing in mainstream computing environments.
 "This integrated offering is backed with the worldwide support of Symbol and Computer Associates," said Alan Gold, director strategic marketing, Symbol Technologies. "The integration of Spectrum One with CA-Warehouse BOSS gives users the most flexible, efficient and powerful solution to their warehousing requirements. We continue to expand the integration of Symbol data capture technologies with Computer Associates' warehouse and manufacturing software to provide the most complete solutions for users."
 CA-Warehouse BOSS with Spectrum One integration is available immediately. Computer Associates also recently announced the signing of eight professional services organizations as Certified Consulting Partners (CCPs) to provide consulting, technical support and training for users of CA-Warehouse BOSS.
 Computer Associates International, Inc., with 7,500 employees around the world, is the leading software company for integrated systems, database management, business applications and application development solutions. These programs operate across a full spectrum of mainframe, midrange and desktop computers. Founded in 1976, CA became a public company in 1981, and now serves most of the world's major business, government, research and educational organizations. Fiscal 1992 revenues exceeded $1.5 billion.
 Symbol Technologies is the world leader in bar code-based data capture systems with two million scanners and terminals installed. The company designs, manufactures and markets bar code reading equipment, portable data terminals and radio frequency data communications products which are used as strategic building blocks in technology systems for retail, manufacturing, package and parcel delivery, warehousing and distribution, health care and other industries.
 NOTE: Symbol Technologies is located at Booth number 2119 at ProMat. Computer Associates is located at booth number 216 at ProMat.
 All product names referenced herin are trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Tully or Doug Picker of Symbol Technologies, 516-244-4699; Andy Pool or Rachel Whitehouse of Brodeur & Partners, 617- 894-0003, for Symbol; Bob Gordon or Michael Kornspan of Computer Associates, 516-342-2391/
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