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WEGENER Receives Order From Educational Media Foundation For Network Upgrade To DVB-S2 Modulation

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WEGENER to replace tuner cards in existing satellite receivers (September 11, 2008) – DULUTH, Georgia – Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that Educational Media Foundation has ordered 600 DVB-S2 tuner cards to upgrade their currently deployed WEGENER Unity 4600 satellite receivers to the latest high efficiency satellite modulation. Based in Rocklin, California, Educational Media Foundation is a not-for-profit company that operates the K-LOVE (


) and Air 1 (


) radio networks. Educational Media Foundation currently deploys WEGENER Unity 4600 satellite receivers, iPump 6400 and iPump 6420 media servers for live and file-based radio broadcasts. Educational Media Foundation's central operation hub uses WEGENER’s COMPEL network control and MediaPlan® Content Management systems to control, schedule and distribute its highly targeted programming, promotions and advertising content. Educational Media Foundation had been using a terrestrial connection to monitor WEGENER satellite receivers and media players. The company plans to eliminate that terrestrial link by launching a VSAT low-data wide area network (WAN) that will be used for transmit and back haul operations between affiliates and Educational Media Foundation’s central operation hub. As part of that VSAT launch, Educational Media Foundation is switching its entire satellite network to DVB-S2 modulation. DVB-S2 modulation is a newer, standards-based, satellite modulation scheme offering significant performance gains over DVB-S modulation. The company expects to achieve approximately 20-30% in operational cost savings. “Combining DVB-S2 modulation, point-to-multi-point data distribution and file-based broadcasts offers excellent cost savings,� said Ned Mountain, President of WEGENER. “Our iPump 6420 and Unity 4600 will seamlessly link into Educational Media Foundation’s VSAT network to create a more consistent flow of report-back data to the central COMPEL network control system. It was extremely gratifying to take advantage of the internal modular design common to many WEGENER receive devices to offer Educational Media Foundation this cost-effective DVB-S2 network upgrade path.� WEGENER's network control solution for Educational Media Foundation provides end-to-end management of live and digital media files and broadcasts. Reliable monitoring of digital files and receiver health and status is critical to ensure on-air operational success of Educational Media Foundation’s operations, which includes several unmanned receive sites. Educational Media Foundation’s order was received during WEGENER’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Shipments are scheduled for delivery during WEGENER’S fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 and first quarter of fiscal 2009. ABOUT EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION Educational Media Foundation (EMF) , a IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is the parent organization of listener supported Christian Music K-LOVE and Air 1 Radio Networks. Combined, they currently operate 603 signals in 46 states with a combined weekly audience of more than 4.5 million listeners. Headquartered in Rocklin, CA, both networks are also streamed live on the Internet at




. ABOUT WEGENER WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), 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®, WEGENER's patented network control system, provides networks with unparalleled ability to regionalize programming and commercials. Compel® network control capability is integrated into WEGENER® digital satellite receivers. WEGENER® 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®. All Rights Reserved.



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