Motient Increases Wireless Point-of-Sale Presence With Lipman Handheld

Lipman's Newest Wireless Handheld is Now Supported by the Nation's Largest

Wireless Data Network



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Motient Corporation

    RESTON, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Motient Corporation (Nasdaq: MTNT),
 a network leader in the wireless point-of-sale (POS) industry, has recently
 added a new wireless POS device from Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. -- the
 Nurit 3010 -- to its nationwide digital wireless data network. The Nurit 3010
 is a complete handheld solution for wirelessly authorizing credit card
 transactions.
     The Motient(TM) network is the first and largest two-way wireless data
 network in the country. Flexible protocols allow the network to wirelessly
 enable a variety of devices for a number of different business segments,
 including the wireless point-of-sale industry. The Motient network also
 provides some of the most secure wireless data transmissions available today.
     "The wireless POS industry is an important market that Motient is
 dedicated to serving," said Peter B. Belman, vice president of marketing at
 Motient. "Solutions for this industry are quickly becoming more and more cost
 effective and businesses are beginning to realize the undeniable benefit of
 being able to conduct transactions virtually anywhere. The high capacity and
 expansive coverage of the Motient data network, along with Lipman's extensive
 tradition of excellence in developing wireless POS devices, is sure to bring
 subscribers and revenue to both companies. Plus, consumers will benefit from
 the convenience of using credit cards in non-traditional venues."
     Lipman has been developing advanced wireless and tel-line point-of-sale
 devices since 1974. The Nurit 3010 is Lipman's third generation wireless POS
 offering. This handheld device is a complete and self-contained unit for
 wirelessly authorizing credit cards, debit cards, check verification, and
 other value-added card applications. It has a large back-lit display, thermal
 printer, 20 key keypad, and built-in PIN pad, among many other features.
     "Enabling the Nurit 3010 on the Motient network is surely to increase its
 adoption by businesses," said Mony Zenou, President and CEO of Lipman USA.
 "The Motient network allows users of our device to perform business
 transactions almost anywhere in the country. Through strategic design and
 development, along with leading wireless providers like Motient, we're able to
 extend businesses to new areas by providing the most advanced wireless POS
 offerings on the market."
     According to a recent study done by the Yankee Group, the current number
 of users of wireless POS devices will increase by a factor of ten over the
 next six years to approximately half a million.
 
     About Lipman
     Lipman USA, Inc. (http://www.lipmanusa.com ) is a subsidiary of Lipman
 Electronic Engineering LTD.  Lipman's NURIT product line revolves around the
 design and manufacture of advanced wireless and tel-line point-of-sale (POS)
 terminals and cash registers, betting and home services terminals, thermal and
 impact printers, PIN pads, smart-card readers, coin-operated or
 credit/debit/smart card controllers for integration into vending machine,
 commercial washer/dryer payment systems or numerous other card-type payment
 applications.  Lipman continually strives to manufacture unique and
 sophisticated products that are: low-cost, simple to operate and program,
 systematically flexible being based upon well thought out hardware/software
 integration, and finally but not least, quality assured. The engineering
 development department is continually researching new concepts and has
 demonstrated its ability to quickly respond to the ever-present technological
 changes characterizing the field of data communications.
 
     About Motient
     Motient (http://www.motient.com ) owns and operates an integrated
 terrestrial/satellite network and provides a wide range of two-way mobile and
 Internet communications services principally to business-to-business customers
 and enterprises. The company provides eLink(SM) and BlackBerry(TM) by Motient
 two-way wireless email service to customers accessing email through corporate
 servers, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Mail Service Provider (MSP)
 accounts, and paging network suppliers. Motient serves a variety of markets
 including mobile professionals, telemetry, transportation, field service, and
 nationwide voice dispatch offering coverage to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the
 U.S. Virgin Islands, and hundreds of miles of U. S. coastal waters.
     eLink is a service mark and Motient is a trademark of Motient Corporation.
 The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the
 exclusive properties of, and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited and are
 used by permission.  "BlackBerry by Motient" -- used by permission.
 
     Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
 the forward-looking statements in this news release are described in Motient
 Corporation's registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-42104) and in
 Motient's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000 and
 its other periodic filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  Copies of such reports and filings are available upon request
 from Motient's Investor Relations Department.
 
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SOURCE Motient Corporation
    RESTON, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Motient Corporation (Nasdaq: MTNT),
 a network leader in the wireless point-of-sale (POS) industry, has recently
 added a new wireless POS device from Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd. -- the
 Nurit 3010 -- to its nationwide digital wireless data network. The Nurit 3010
 is a complete handheld solution for wirelessly authorizing credit card
 transactions.
     The Motient(TM) network is the first and largest two-way wireless data
 network in the country. Flexible protocols allow the network to wirelessly
 enable a variety of devices for a number of different business segments,
 including the wireless point-of-sale industry. The Motient network also
 provides some of the most secure wireless data transmissions available today.
     "The wireless POS industry is an important market that Motient is
 dedicated to serving," said Peter B. Belman, vice president of marketing at
 Motient. "Solutions for this industry are quickly becoming more and more cost
 effective and businesses are beginning to realize the undeniable benefit of
 being able to conduct transactions virtually anywhere. The high capacity and
 expansive coverage of the Motient data network, along with Lipman's extensive
 tradition of excellence in developing wireless POS devices, is sure to bring
 subscribers and revenue to both companies. Plus, consumers will benefit from
 the convenience of using credit cards in non-traditional venues."
     Lipman has been developing advanced wireless and tel-line point-of-sale
 devices since 1974. The Nurit 3010 is Lipman's third generation wireless POS
 offering. This handheld device is a complete and self-contained unit for
 wirelessly authorizing credit cards, debit cards, check verification, and
 other value-added card applications. It has a large back-lit display, thermal
 printer, 20 key keypad, and built-in PIN pad, among many other features.
     "Enabling the Nurit 3010 on the Motient network is surely to increase its
 adoption by businesses," said Mony Zenou, President and CEO of Lipman USA.
 "The Motient network allows users of our device to perform business
 transactions almost anywhere in the country. Through strategic design and
 development, along with leading wireless providers like Motient, we're able to
 extend businesses to new areas by providing the most advanced wireless POS
 offerings on the market."
     According to a recent study done by the Yankee Group, the current number
 of users of wireless POS devices will increase by a factor of ten over the
 next six years to approximately half a million.
 
     About Lipman
     Lipman USA, Inc. (http://www.lipmanusa.com ) is a subsidiary of Lipman
 Electronic Engineering LTD.  Lipman's NURIT product line revolves around the
 design and manufacture of advanced wireless and tel-line point-of-sale (POS)
 terminals and cash registers, betting and home services terminals, thermal and
 impact printers, PIN pads, smart-card readers, coin-operated or
 credit/debit/smart card controllers for integration into vending machine,
 commercial washer/dryer payment systems or numerous other card-type payment
 applications.  Lipman continually strives to manufacture unique and
 sophisticated products that are: low-cost, simple to operate and program,
 systematically flexible being based upon well thought out hardware/software
 integration, and finally but not least, quality assured. The engineering
 development department is continually researching new concepts and has
 demonstrated its ability to quickly respond to the ever-present technological
 changes characterizing the field of data communications.
 
     About Motient
     Motient (http://www.motient.com ) owns and operates an integrated
 terrestrial/satellite network and provides a wide range of two-way mobile and
 Internet communications services principally to business-to-business customers
 and enterprises. The company provides eLink(SM) and BlackBerry(TM) by Motient
 two-way wireless email service to customers accessing email through corporate
 servers, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Mail Service Provider (MSP)
 accounts, and paging network suppliers. Motient serves a variety of markets
 including mobile professionals, telemetry, transportation, field service, and
 nationwide voice dispatch offering coverage to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the
 U.S. Virgin Islands, and hundreds of miles of U. S. coastal waters.
     eLink is a service mark and Motient is a trademark of Motient Corporation.
 The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the
 exclusive properties of, and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited and are
 used by permission.  "BlackBerry by Motient" -- used by permission.
 
     Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
 the forward-looking statements in this news release are described in Motient
 Corporation's registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-42104) and in
 Motient's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000 and
 its other periodic filings and reports with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  Copies of such reports and filings are available upon request
 from Motient's Investor Relations Department.
 
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