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Geotek Technologies Inc. said it will supply trunked mobile radio equipment and services based on its Frequency Hopping Multiple Access technology to Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd. The company values the purchase order at $18 million. The agreement calls for Geotek to provide an 800 MHz adaptation of the 900 MHz FHMA network currently operating in the United States. The company also will provide services including radio frequency design, site planning, network planning and training. Deployment of the system is scheduled to begin by mid-year and be completed by the end of the year.

Intelligent Information Inc. acquired Strategic Communications Corp. of Laguna Hills, Calif. The acquisition adds mortgage banking information services and two-way wireless data communications products to Intelligent’s current services. Strategic recently began deploying its American Mortgage Information Exchange wireless system, which gives independent mortgage brokers the ability to lock in rates and obtain loan status information via portable phones and computers.

Glenayre Technologies Inc. said its modular voice processing system was awarded Motorola Inc.’s IN2 Solution Center seal. The MVP system also has been certified by Motorola’s Cellular Infrastructure Group as a recommended voice messaging solution offering seamless integration with Motorola’s CIG infrastructure equipment. Applications of the MVP system include voice and fax messaging, automatic call back, direct dial, automated call routing, short message notification and Constant Touch, the company’s single number service.

E.F. Johnson Co. signed a manufacturing agreement with Racal Communications Inc. that gives E.F. Johnson access to miniaturized digital portable technology to be used in its Project 25 digital product line. E.F. Johnson and Racal both are supporters of Project 25, the new radio standard and common air interface for digital public safety radio communications systems. E.F. Johnson’s product line includes a surveillance portable radio, a traditional patrol portable, under-dash and trunk-mounted mobile radios and the infrastructure for a complete radio system.

Telemac Cellular Corp. said it will supply its patented Debit Technology to Philips Consumer Communications for use in its handsets beginning with the Fizz phone. Debit technology allows airtime to be paid in advance, eliminating the need for credit approval, the company said. The service enables providers, manufacturers and retailers to reach customers who are credit restricted or budget conscious.

Worldcomm Systems Inc. changed its name to Globecomm Systems Inc. According to David Hershberg, chief executive officer, the new name reflects the global nature of the company’s business and eliminates potential confusion with companies with similar names.

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