Numerex and Time Warner to Provide Wide Area Network to Galena Park ISD

May 8, 2001

Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX), announced today through its subsidiary, Broadband Networks, Inc., an agreement with Time Warner Communications to provide Galena Park Independent School District (GPISD) with a wide area network (WAN) throughout their school district, enabling the exchange of voice and data between all GPISD schools.

The WAN is expected to provide students and teachers of GPISD with distance learning capabilities, high-speed Internet access as well as a plethora of other technological services. As a part of their partnership, Time Warner will provide the fiber connectivity to each school in the district while BNI provides the necessary hardware.

“Time Warner is extremely pleased to work with BNI to provide GPISD with this valuable resource,” said Ron McMillan, president, Time Warner Communications. “This WAN will provide every student and educator in GPISD with the necessary 21st century tools to succeed.”

“We are pleased about the continued growth of our partnership with Time Warner and we are excited about our involvement with Galena Park ISD. This project represents BNI’s continued commitment to education and the provisioning of distance learning technologies,” said Mike Marett, head of the Numerex digital multimedia and networking group.

“Having this type of high speed network puts us in the forefront of technology among school districts. It will help us reach our goal of helping students achieve academic success,” said Dr. Jeffery Lorentz, Director of Technology, Galena Park Independent School District.

Time Warner Communications (TWC) is Houston’s first total communications company with approximately 650,000 customers in the Houston metro area. The company has built its reputation on providing customers with 24-hour local service, a vast variety of entertainment choices including local programming of special interest, and a satisfaction guarantee. TWC is investing more than $300 million in its Houston-area network to bring customers state-of-the-art services such as digital cable, high-speed Internet service and HDTV. Time Warner Cable owns and manages the world’s most advanced, best-clustered cable television operations, with 90 percent of its 12.6 million customers in systems of 100,000 subscribers or more. It is a division of AOL Time Warner Inc.

Numerex 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 offers products and services in wireless data communications through Cellemetry and Data1Source™, and digital multimedia through PowerPlay™ and IPContact™. 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.

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Kimberly Maki of Time Warner


Dr. Jeffrey Lorentz of Galena Park ISD