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TELXON AGREES IN PRINCIPLE TO ACQUIRE ITRONIX

 AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Telxon Corporation (NASDAQ/NMS: TLXN), the world leader in portable microcomputer and wireless data communications systems, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Itronix, a Spokane, Wash., designer and manufacturer of hand-held computers, systems components and software for the field service market. No terms were disclosed.
 According to Dan R. Wipff, Telxon president and chief operating officer, "The acquisition of Itronix would significantly enhance
Telxon's market presence in the field service marketplace. This anticipated transaction is a further sign of progress relating to our previously announced initiatives in forming industry-specific independent business units."
 Telxon Corporation is the leading provider of complete hand-held data collection systems and communications products worldwide. The company integrates advanced Portable Tele-transaction Computers (PTCs) with real-time communication technology, bar code scanning and application software -- combined with the highest levels of service and support -- to offer customers in retailing, warehousing, manufacturing, distribution, logistics and a variety of industries complete data collection solutions.
 Telxon's executive and engineering offices are located in Akron, Ohio; its manufacturing facility is in Houston. Over 6,000 customers around the world are served by more than 50 sales and service offices.
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 /CONTACT: Julie L. Ganim, vice president, corporate development, Telxon Corporation, 216-867-3700; or Mark Metzger or Jack Jackson of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470/
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