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DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- General Instrument Corporation (NYSE: GIC), the worldwide leader in wireless digital technology, will display its locally-originated, wireless Sega Channel Delivery System at the WCA Show in Denver, CO, July 10-12. The Sega Channel System is a complete headend-to-home solution that delivers 24-hour-a-day Sega game action to subscribers' homes.

"Since the digital domain increases channel capacity, wireless operators will be looking for new and exciting services to offer their subscribers," said Mark Zisek, Product Manager for Sega Products at GI Communications Division. "Our Sega Channel System enables wireless operators around the world to provide a state-of-the-art service that will attract incremental revenue and additional subscribers."

GI's Sega Channel System offers subscribers a menu of at least 50 different Sega games each month, including the latest sports, racing, arcade and family-oriented titles. Plus the system also allows subscribers to preview the newest, unreleased titles prior to purchasing them.

To access the games, subscribers insert GI's latest-generation Sega Game Adapter into their Sega Genesis machines. The adapter displays on- screen tips while subscribers download a game. The adapter also offers built-in parental control features.

GI's Sega Channel System, which was demonstrated and tested on various wireless systems throughout 1996, uses a narrow-band transmission architecture. This architecture offers wireless operators the flexibility to place the system's five 1.2 MHz wide data carriers in many areas within their wireless bandwidth spectrum. And since GI's Sega Game Adapters use wideband tuners covering 48 to 860 MHz, operators can change the placement of these carriers at any time to accommodate new products and services.

General Instrument Corporation is a world leader in developing technology, systems and product solutions for the secure and interactive delivery of video, voice and data, as well as in manufacturing and distributing discrete semiconductors. Throughout the world, on six continents, nine of ten wireless cable systems use General Instrument products.

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/CONTACT: Richard D. Badler, Vice President, Corporate Communications, 312-695-1030, or Val LoCascio, 215-674-4800, Ext. 6448, both of General Instrument Corporation/


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