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Numerex Announces Data1Source™ Signs
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Atlanta, GA (January 5, 2000) - Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ: NMRX), today announced that Data1Source™, a service bureau providing Short Message Service (SMS) for wireless carriers, and Bluegrass Cellular have signed an agreement providing service to Bluegrass' central Kentucky coverage area.

"We are pleased that Bluegrass Cellular has selected Data1Source unique patent pending centralized SMS solution," said Stratton Nicolaides, Chief Operating Officer of NumereX. " The Data1Source service bureau provides Bluegrass an effective and affordable means of delivering SMS services to their customers. This agreement creates the foundation for a broadening of Bluegrass digital service offerings and expands business opportunities for both companies."

"Short Message Services are an important component of our ongoing obligation to offer beneficial new features to our customers," said Ron Smith, president of Bluegrass Cellular. "The Data1Source SMS service bureau easily and efficiently allows us to boost the digital service capabilities offered to our wireless subscribers."

Data1Source proprietary and patent pending technology can provide TDMA, CDMA and GSM wireless carriers with a broad range of services including web-based and e-mail-based text messaging, SMS Touch-Tone™ paging, subscriber-customized Internet content services such as news headlines, sports scores, weather, stock quotes and other customer-specific information. Data1Source SMS functionality is available to wireless carriers without a large capital outlay for additional hardware.

Bluegrass Cellular is a service corporation that provides management and telecommunications services to three cellular partnerships and to Bluegrass Network, LLC, a provider of broadband telecommunication services. Their extensive network is designed to blanket central Kentucky. It offers the largest continuous cellular coverage area in Kentucky. For more information, visit www.bluebell.com.

NumereX is a communications company, which develops and markets a wide range of information transport services. These services enable customers around the globe to monitor and move information for a variety of applications ranging from home and business security to distance learning networks. Through its two major business units, NumereX offers products and services in wireless communications (Cellemetry®, Data1Source™, and Uplink™), and digital multimedia networking (PowerPlay™). In addition, NumereX offers wireline alarm security equipment and services (DCX) as well as provides operational support systems, equipment and services to operating telephone companies.

For more information on Data1Source, please visit the Data1Source Web Site at: www.Data1Source.com

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Statements contained in this press release that are not historical fact are "forward-looking" statements and involve important risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties, which are detailed in NumereX’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause NumereX’s results to differ materially from current expectations as expressed in this press release.


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