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TELEMATICS TO SUPPLY COUNTRY-WIDE NET FOR BANCO DE COLOMBIA; FRAME RELAY-READY WAN COVERS 17 CITIES IN COLOMBIA

 FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Telematics International (NASDAQ-NMS: TMAX) announced today an 89-node sale of access and backbone equipment that will comprise a country-wide data network for Banco de Colombia, headquartered in Bogota.
 The equipment, which will initially provide X.25 services, is frame relay-ready, and includes Telematics' ACP and PCP products in the 17- city network. It is provided by Coldatos, S.A., the authorized Telematics representative in Colombia.
 The installation will take place in two phases during 1993, and the network is scheduled to be operational by June.
 Fifth Area Bank To Choose Telematics
 Banco de Colombia is the fifth major bank in South and Central America that has recently chosen to use Telematics' equipment. Banco Bradesco in Brazil, Banca Serfin in Mexico, the Argentinean branch of the Italian bank, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Banco de Credito Argentino in Argentina, use Telematics' wide area networks to support their banking operations.
 According to industry reports, Telematics holds the leading position in X.25 PAD sales worldwide and also currently provides X.25 or frame relay services to banks and ATM networks in Europe, North and South America and the Asia/Pacific Rim.
 "Our ability to guarantee frame relay and X.25 data delivery, regardless of infrastructure, makes Telematics a very safe choice for institutions like banks and ATM networks," says Fernando Revuelta, director of Telematics' field operations, Latin American Division.
 Telematics designs, manufactures and markets computer systems and software products for voice and data communication applications and networks. It provides a full range of frame relay products under the Network FrameXchange brand name, including frame relay switches, frame relay concentrators and frame relay access devices called FRADs. Telematics' NET25(R), SmartNet(R) and Digital Wideband Networks include a complete line of wide area networking products designed specifically for voice and data communications applications and networks. This includes a full range of programmable packet switching systems, frame relay systems, access communications processors and T1/E1 networking multiplexers. Telematics, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has approximately 360 employees worldwide with facilities in five U.S. locations; Basingstoke, England; Frankfurt, Germany; and Paris, France.
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 /CONTACT: Lawrence Cattell, senior vice president, marketing, 305-772-3070, or Fernando Revuelta, director, field operations-Latin American division, 305-772-3070, both of Telematics International, or Louis Tharp, president of Clay Marketing & Public Relations, 914-359-6370, for Telematics International/
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