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WEGENER Executives Selected as Featured Speakers during NAB 2008
Apr 03, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)

DULUTH, Ga., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wegener Corporation , a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that two of its executives have been selected as feature speakers during the National Association of Broadcasters convention (NAB), starting on April 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Kamy Merithew, Vice President of Marketing for WEGENER, and Gary Pelkey, WEGENER's VP System Architect, will present discussions at the World Teleport Association (WTA) Content Distribution Forum and the 62nd Annual Broadcast Engineering Conference respectively.

Pelkey will be joined by Eric Wiler, VP of Technology for Jones Radio Network, for a presentation entitled "Radio Broadcasters: Building File-Based Networks". They will examine the technology behind the next generation of satellite-delivered programming and discuss ways to provide listeners and advertisers with a sense of local presence by transitioning to file-based program delivery.

The presentation is part of the session, Radio Technology Advancements and is scheduled for Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center Room S226/227.

As part of this year's World Teleport Association (WTA) Content Distribution Forum, Merithew will appear during a session entitled "Mastering Video Overload in the Enterprise Space." Merithew will discuss the most bandwidth-efficient methods to utilize video and generate significant revenue within enterprise networks. The session will also discuss available options and offer successful examples of integrating video into data-centric enterprise networks and developing applications that manage potential overload and maximize profitability.

The session is scheduled to take place on April 15th at 2:45 p.m. in the Central Hall of the Convention Center, Booth #C7248.

WEGENER will also exhibit at the NAB convention. Located in the South Hall Upper, Booth #SU7911, WEGENER will show COMPEL-enabled media distribution solutions for broadcast, radio, retail, cable, terrestrial, digital signage and multi-client environments. Demonstrations will emphasize bandwidth efficient technologies, such as: file-based broadcasts, MPEG-4 video compression, network control and DVB-S2 modulation.

Additionally, this year at NAB, WEGENER will introduce two products, (1) the newest addition to its store-forward media server product line, the iPump(R) 562 Media Server for retailers, enterprises and other private networks and (2) WEGENER's new 4th generation control system, COMPEL(R) II.

The iPump 562 media server expands WEGENER's integrated approach of file- based workflows and live video reception/playout to both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video channels, while supporting bandwidth-saving MPEG-4 (h.264) video decompression and DVB-S2 demodulation. Compel II network control system combines all the power of WEGENER's prior control systems with new additions such as a web browser based user interface and an upgraded database to ease interactions with third party applications such as traffic and billing systems.


WEGENER(R) (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation , is an international provider of digital solutions for video, audio, and IP data networks. Applications include IP data delivery, broadcast television, cable television, radio networks, business television, distance education, business music and financial information distribution. Compel(R), WEGENER's patented network control system, provides networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials. Compel(R) network control capability is integrated into WEGENER(R) digital satellite receivers. WEGENER(R) can be reached at +1.770.814.4000 or on the World Wide Web at .

WEGENER, COMPEL, COMPEL CONTROL, iPUMP, MEDIAPLAN, UNITY, ASSURED FILE DELIVERY, PANDA, PROSWITCH, VIDATA, the stylized W-design logo (for WEGENER), the stylized C-design logo (for Compel(R)) and the stylized PANDA design logo are all registered trademarks of WEGENER(R). All Rights Reserved.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and the Company intends that such forward- looking statements are subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Forward- looking statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates," and similar expressions, and include, for example, statements relating to expectations regarding future sales, income and cash flows. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: customer acceptance and effectiveness of recently introduced products, development of additional business for the Company's digital video and audio transmission product lines, effectiveness of the sales organization, the successful development and introduction of new products in the future, delays in the conversion by private and broadcast networks to next generation digital broadcast equipment, acceptance by various networks of standards for digital broadcasting, the Company's liquidity position and capital resources, general market conditions which may not improve during fiscal year 2008 and beyond, and success of the Company's research and development efforts aimed at developing new products. Discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties are provided in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC, including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Robin Hoffman of Pipeline Communications for WEGENER,, ; or Investor Relations, Troy Woodbury-- Investor Relations of WEGENER, +1-770-814-4000, Fax, +1-770-623-9648,

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