Wegener Awarded $2 Million Order for Satellite Broadcast Products

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wegener Corporation

    DULUTH, Ga., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq:   WGNR),
 a leading provider of digital satellite transmission equipment to broadcast
 television and cable networks worldwide, announced today that it has received
 a $2 million order from a major private network operator.
     Wegener Communications will be providing its customer with MEDIAPLAN, a
 COMPEL option module that supports the scheduling and delivery of multimedia
 content to Wegener multimedia equipped IRD's.  The order further adds
 Wegener's Play And Store (PAS) cards to UNITY receivers, which allow the
 client to transmit digital content such as advertisements during periods of
 low satellite bandwidth utilization, store the content locally, and replay the
 advertisements at appropriate times.  This substantially increases the
 functionality of Wegener's UNITY series digital receivers and the COMPEL
 network management system to deliver programming to network subscribers.
 Wegener will ship products for this order during the next 18 months,
 commencing in February 2002.
     "With the power and sophistication of our COMPEL network management system
 and MEDIAPLAN, our client will be able to increase flexibility and
 functionality while reducing costs," said Keith N. Smith, President of Wegener
 Communications.  "Network operators are looking for ways to deliver
 advertising targeted to specific demographics and particular locations, while
 maintaining the efficiencies of centralized content origination.  COMPEL and
 MEDIAPLAN enables network operators to create original content in one
 location, transmit the data via satellite in the most cost-effective method,
 store it locally, and deliver the content to the right audience at the right
 time.  This order, scheduled to be shipped in early 2002, supports our
 optimism for the future and demonstrates the potential of our COMPEL-based
 digital receivers."
 
     ABOUT WEGENER COMMUNICATIONS
     Wegener Communications is an international provider of digital solutions
 for IP data, video and audio networks.  Applications include IP data delivery,
 broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television,
 distance education, business music, satellite paging and financial information
 distribution.  COMPEL, Wegener's patented network control system, provides
 networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials
 through total receiver control.  COMPEL network control capability is
 integrated into Wegener digital satellite receivers.  Wegener Communications
 can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at www.wegener.com
 
     COMPEL, ENVOY, UNITY, UNITY-IP, IPUMP and MEDIAPLAN are trademarks of
 Wegener Communications, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
 
     Certain of the above statements regarding Wegener constitute forward-
 looking statements, which may involve risks and uncertainties.  A variety of
 factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE Wegener Corporation
    DULUTH, Ga., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq:   WGNR),
 a leading provider of digital satellite transmission equipment to broadcast
 television and cable networks worldwide, announced today that it has received
 a $2 million order from a major private network operator.
     Wegener Communications will be providing its customer with MEDIAPLAN, a
 COMPEL option module that supports the scheduling and delivery of multimedia
 content to Wegener multimedia equipped IRD's.  The order further adds
 Wegener's Play And Store (PAS) cards to UNITY receivers, which allow the
 client to transmit digital content such as advertisements during periods of
 low satellite bandwidth utilization, store the content locally, and replay the
 advertisements at appropriate times.  This substantially increases the
 functionality of Wegener's UNITY series digital receivers and the COMPEL
 network management system to deliver programming to network subscribers.
 Wegener will ship products for this order during the next 18 months,
 commencing in February 2002.
     "With the power and sophistication of our COMPEL network management system
 and MEDIAPLAN, our client will be able to increase flexibility and
 functionality while reducing costs," said Keith N. Smith, President of Wegener
 Communications.  "Network operators are looking for ways to deliver
 advertising targeted to specific demographics and particular locations, while
 maintaining the efficiencies of centralized content origination.  COMPEL and
 MEDIAPLAN enables network operators to create original content in one
 location, transmit the data via satellite in the most cost-effective method,
 store it locally, and deliver the content to the right audience at the right
 time.  This order, scheduled to be shipped in early 2002, supports our
 optimism for the future and demonstrates the potential of our COMPEL-based
 digital receivers."
 
     ABOUT WEGENER COMMUNICATIONS
     Wegener Communications is an international provider of digital solutions
 for IP data, video and audio networks.  Applications include IP data delivery,
 broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television,
 distance education, business music, satellite paging and financial information
 distribution.  COMPEL, Wegener's patented network control system, provides
 networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials
 through total receiver control.  COMPEL network control capability is
 integrated into Wegener digital satellite receivers.  Wegener Communications
 can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at www.wegener.com
 
     COMPEL, ENVOY, UNITY, UNITY-IP, IPUMP and MEDIAPLAN are trademarks of
 Wegener Communications, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
 
     Certain of the above statements regarding Wegener constitute forward-
 looking statements, which may involve risks and uncertainties.  A variety of
 factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.
 
 SOURCE  Wegener Corporation

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