Numerex and Time Warner Interconnect Texas Area School District With High Speed Network

August 29, 2002

ATLANTA, Aug 28, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —

Construction of 100 Mbps WAN Now Complete for Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) of El Paso, Texas

Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX) today announced the completion of a project signed through its subsidiary, BNI Solutions, with Time Warner Communications to install and support a 60-site WAN (Wide Area Network) for the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) of El Paso, Texas, supporting a student population of 48,000 and 6,500 employees spread out over 250 square miles.

The 100 Mbps and Gbps data service network offers productivity enhancements for staff and faculty, provides the backbone for high-bandwidth student instructional applications and will provide teachers with access to shared databases to provide appropriate accountability metrics and data-driven decisions.

“Numerex and Time Warner share a commitment to the distance learning market and strive to help schools meet their educational objectives through innovative technology solutions,” said Mike Marett, EVP, Numerex Corp. and president, BNI Solutions. “By combining BNI’s technology and service strengths with that of our partner’s, we have provided the Ysleta school district with a strategic interconnect solution to strengthen the sense of community throughout the schools.”

“We are very pleased to have teamed with BNI Solutions in helping the Ysleta school district build a scalable, collaborative learning environment,” said Alan Spencer, vice president and general manger, Time Warner Communications. “The enhanced network is an important step towards an accelerated distance learning program, providing both teachers and students with access to learning tools that are accessible anytime, anywhere.”

About Numerex

Numerex (Nasdaq: NMRX) is a technology company comprised of operating subsidiaries that develop and market a wide range of communications products and services. The Company’s primary focus is wireless data communications utilizing proprietary network technologies. The Company primarily offers products and services in wireless data communications through Cellemetry(R) and Data1Source(TM), and digital multimedia through PowerPlay(TM). These services enable customers around the globe to monitor and move information for a variety of applications from home and business security to distance learning. In addition, the Company offers wireline alarm security products and services, as well as telecommunications network operational support systems. For more information on Numerex, please visit our Web site at: .

About Time Warner Communications

Time Warner Communications of El Paso Division services more than 320,000 customers in the El Paso area. Time Warner owns and manages the most advance cable television systems in the world.

Statements contained in this press release concerning Numerex that are not historical fact are “forward-looking” statements and involve important risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties, which are detailed in Numerex’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause Numerex’s results to differ materially from current expectations as expressed in this press release.

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