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Wireless Lan Association ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF TWO NEW MEMBERS: Andrew Corp. and Intermec Further Strengthen Wireless Lan Association (WLANA)

Additions Indicative of Health and Growth of Wireless LAN Market

PALO ALTO, CA, (September 9, 1996) — The Wireless LAN Association (WLANA) today announced that it has approved Andrew Corporation and Intermec Corporation as new members, bringing the total number of alliance members to fifteen.

WLANA was formed earlier this year by 13 worldwide suppliers of wireless LAN products and technology in response to dramatic market growth and need for vendor independent information. The alliance is dedicated to promoting increased awareness and knowledge of wireless LANs among potential customers, independent software vendors and systems integrators.

"We are very pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Corp. and Intermec to WLANA," said WLANA President Jeff Abramowitz. "Their presence will further enhance our ability to educate users about wireless LAN technologies and applications," he added.

"Since the formation of WLANA, the response from end-users and members of the wireless LAN industry has been tremendous, with an average of 1,000 inquiries received per month from end-users, systems integrators, VARs and resellers," said Greg DiCillo, WLANA Vice President.

"This response is indicative of the demand for clear, concise and vendor neutral information about the application of wireless LAN technology and highlights the need for industry cooperation," Sullivan said. "It is also a validation of the growth and maturity of the wireless LAN market," he added.

"Intermec has a long history of leadership in wireless technology," said Intermec President Michael Ohanian. "Our membership in WLANA will allow us to help educate and guide end-users during a period of rapid market growth and technological change," he added.

Andrew Corporation's experience in the wireless communications industry spans nearly 60 years. "Our decision to join WLANA is a further illustration of our commitment to wireless technology and support of the industry's growth," said Richard "Koz" Korzeniewski, Andrew Corporation's Director of Business Development for Inbuilding Wireless Networks.

The Wireless Local Area Network Alliance (WLANA) is dedicated to promoting increased awareness and knowledge of wireless LANs among the networking and business communities. WLANA members include: 3Com Corporation, Aironet Wireless Communications Inc., Andrew Corporation, AMD, Digital Equipment Corporation, Harris Semiconductor, Intermec, IBM Corporation, Lucent Technologies (formerly known as AT&T;), Netwave Technologies Inc., Norand Corporation, Proxim Inc., Raytheon Electronics, Symbol Technologies Inc., and Windata. The alliance provides vendor-independent information about the growing number of wireless LAN applications and maintains an educational web site at http://www.wlana.com.

Andrew Corporation is a global supplier of communications systems equipment and services. Major markets are wireless communications -- which includes cellular, personal communications systems, and land mobile radio -- broadcast and common carrier. Andrew is a S&P; 500 company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol: ANDW. Andrew maintains a web site at http://www.andrew.com.

Intermec, a Western Atlas Company, (NYSE: WAI), is a world leader in automated data collection technologies, products and services for information management. The company designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of data collection hardware, software, services and label supplies.

Gregory DiCillo Managing Director
Wireless LAN Association
38083 West Spaulding Suite 201 Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone: 440-602-WLANA (9526) Fax: 440-953-0039 email:[email protected]
url: www.wlana.org

Andrew Corporation:
Greta Brown
(708) 349-5661

Christine Goetz
(206) 348-2866

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