Motorola Unveils WDE1000

Motorola announces WDE1000, the first 2.4GHz and 4.9GHz dual-band Wi-Fi card for municipal-wide and ad hoc wireless connectivity

June 6, 2006

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GRAPEVINE, Tx. -- Motorola, (NYSE: MOT) announces the launch of WDE1000, the industry's first 2.4GHz and 4.9GHz dual-band Wi-Fi card for municipal-wide and ad hoc wireless connectivity. The standards-based WDE (Wireless Device Enabler) card provides first responders with Wi-Fi connectivity on both the unlicensed 802.11b/g 2.4GHz frequency and the licensed 4.9GHz public safety frequency. The WDE1000 card improves the ability to tap into high bandwidth applications like web browsing, live streaming video, telemetry and mission critical databases in the field at full broadband speeds. The card is the latest addition to Motorola's MOTOMESH multi-radio broadband solutions portfolio.

"Motorola's Wi-Fi card has tremendous 802.11 range, and will allow us to stay connected while on patrol," said Tom Vallely, police department corporal for the City of Tulsa. "It will allow us to tap into mission critical, high bandwidth applications, turning patrol cars into mobile offices."

The WDE1000 card enables users to extend current networks or even form their own ad hoc network establishing fast, peer-to-peer communications even in places where there is no network infrastructure. The unique internal antenna configuration, external diversity antennae support, and higher than average power output offers enhanced range and robust network connectivity for public safety users.

"The high performance WDE1000 is not just another Wi-Fi card. It packs high power, advanced antenna technology and dual-band support into an industry standard PC card. Users can choose to get robust connectivity to either the unlicensed 2.4GHz band or the licensed 4.9GHz band within a MOTOMESH network," said Nick Rendone, Vice President of Motorola's Data Solutions Operation. "We are excited to add the industry's first 2.4/4.9 dual-band wireless PC card to our mesh networking solution set."

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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