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WEGENER President and COO Selected for SATELLITE 2008 Panel 'Why Satellite? Delivering Value in a Hybrid World'

Jan 17, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)
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DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WEGENER Corporation , a leading provider of equipment for television, audio, and data distribution networks worldwide today announced that WEGENER President and COO Ned L. Mountain has been selected as a panelist for this year's SATELLITE 2008, occurring from February 25-28 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

On Tuesday, February 26 at 3:15pm, Mountain will participate in the panel discussion entitled, "Why Satellite? Delivering Value in a Hybrid World." The roundtable-style discussion will examine how price differences between satellite and fiber bandwidth are challenging the business model of many satellite service providers. Some are responding by moving as much business as possible off transponders and onto fiber. Others are developing specialized technologies and services that exploit the unique capabilities of satellite in new ways. All are focusing on using IP-based technologies to lower costs and create new applications.

Robert Bell, Executive Director of the World Teleport Association will serve as the panel's moderator. Others on the panel include: Paul Heinerscheid, CEO of Satlynx; Steven Teller, President of IOT Systems; Michael Noon, VP of Terrestrial Systems and Operations for SES Americom; and Patrick Brant, President and CEO of Lavell Systems.

"I am delighted to be a panelist at SATELLITE 2008. It is a wonderful opportunity to address what I consider to be vitally important topics in this industry," said Mountain, "With this topic we can showcase the convergence taking place throughout the industry to combine satellite, terrestrial and computer network expertise. These hybrid networks empower our customers to innovate and deliver additional services to more locations."

SATELLITE 2008, the premier annual educational and networking event for the satellite-enabled communications industry, brings together over 8,500 leaders to discuss topics of vital importance to the market. The SATELLITE 2008 exhibit hall will be open Tuesday February 26 - Thursday Februay 28. Conference sessions will address IPTV, Digital Signage, Mobile Satellite Services, Satellite Broadband, C-Band controversy, Business Continuity, Changes and Challenges in Military Satcom, The Partnership Between Satellite Providers and Major Telcos, and more. For more information please visit http://www.satellitetoday.com/satellite2008/ .

During the SATELLITE 2008 exhibition WEGENER (booth 115) will showcase satellite-enabled solutions for HD (high definition video), digital signage, and multi-client environments, in combination with bandwidth efficient technologies such as file-based broadcasts, MPEG-4 video compression, and DVB-S2 modulation.

ABOUT WEGENER

WEGENER(R) (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation www.wegener.com , 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) 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, +1-973-746-6970, robinh@pipecomm.com, for WEGENER; or Troy Woodbury, Investor Relations ofWEGENER, +1-770-814-4000, fax +1-770-623-9648,

Web site: http://www.wegener.com/ http://www.satellitetoday.com/satellite2008/