SOURCE: Market Pulse

July 18, 2007 08:30 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Wednesday, July 18, 2007: NIHK -- Nighthawk Systems and SkyTel Join Forces, Nighthawk Devices to Operate on SkyTel Two-Way Network!

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ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NIHK), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT).

Investors need to be watching Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NIHK) this AM! Nighthawk Systems is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk's installed customer base includes major electric utilities, internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk's products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations. Its products include CEO700 for remote power connect/disconnect of customers by electric utilities; PT1-LC, designed for load control programs; FAS8 used in firehouse automation; and EA1, which is used for in-building alerts. In addition, the company offers AL100 for remote public alerting; NH100 for rebooting or on/off applications to a single device; and NH8 for rebooting or on/off applications for up to eight electrical devices from a single unit. It serves electric utilities, traffic control, computer systems, commercial lighting, and irrigation markets primarily in the United States. Nighthawk announced a joint marketing agreement with American Messaging recently that facilitated the company's transition into a complete solution provider. The new venture provides access to 1.5 million customers. Its new network has been fortified through acquisitions from telecom giants Verizon Wireless and AT&T (formerly SBC Communications). NIHK has had four consecutive quarters of solid revenue under its belt and third quarter 2006 marked an all-time high in sales orders. NIHK is ramping up for a very bright future in the M2M (machine-to-machine) communications industry, forecasted by research firm IDATE to potentially reach $270 billion by 2010. NIHK is poised to become a significant player in the wireless telemetry and automation industry! NIHK has had several excellent news announcements out lately and one again before today's opening bell announcing that they have agreed to join forces to provide two-way telemetry solutions to enterprise customers utilizing the SkyTel Wireless Network! SkyTel is a leading provider of wireless messaging and telemetry services to Fortune 1000 and government customers throughout the United States! Investors should be watching this one closely!

Nighthawk Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NIHK) and SkyTel, a division of Bell Industries, Inc. today announced that they have agreed to join forces to provide two-way telemetry solutions to enterprise customers utilizing the SkyTel Wireless Network. SkyTel is a leading provider of wireless messaging and telemetry services to Fortune 1000 and government customers throughout the United States. Network Reliability and its superior customer service are at the heart of SkyTel's ability to serve its customers. Nighthawk Systems is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power management and emergency notification solutions.

Under the agreement, both Nighthawk and SkyTel can bundle each other's services and products into their own telemetry product and service offerings. Nighthawk has recently announced its intention to market a hosted telemetry solution platform this year that will enable its customers better manage and utilize Nighthawk control devices. This agreement and the hosted software platform will allow Nighthawk to offer fully automated, two-way telemetry solutions utilizing the SkyTel Wireless Network. SkyTel will add Nighthawk products to its offerings in an effort to further expand its own telemetry service offerings. Together, the companies will seek collaborative marketing opportunities for their bundled offerings.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk's CEO, commented, "I'm extremely excited about this relationship with SkyTel, which has a long history of providing telemetry services. It gives Nighthawk a reliable, nationwide wireless network on which it can seamlessly offer enhanced, two-way telemetry products and services. We now have the opportunity to enhance our traditional control products with monitoring and data-delivery capabilities, which translates into additional revenue-generating opportunities. I look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with SkyTel."

Jim Myers, President of SkyTel states, "Through our agreement with Nighthawk SkyTel is reinforcing its ongoing commitment to the telemetry industry by supporting the growing demand for networks to provide command and control functions for the energy management industry. SkyTel has been a wireless data industry leader for over two decades. SkyTel 2Way technology, developed in partnership with Motorola, has been successfully delivering data to millions of customers. The fully redundant SkyTel nationwide network is mature, stable and extremely reliable, without the dropped connections and downtime experienced with competitors' network technologies -- an important distinction when you are basing your business decisions on the data provided over the Network."

About Nighthawk Systems, Inc.

Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent wireless power control products that enable simultaneous activation or de-activation of multiple assets or systems on demand. Nighthawk's installed customer base includes major electric utilities, internet service providers and fire departments in over 40 states. Nighthawk's products also enable custom message display, making them ideal for use in traffic control and emergency notification situations.

Individuals interested in Nighthawk Systems can sign up to receive email alerts by visiting the Company's website at www.nighthawksystems.com.

About Bell Industries, Inc.

Bell Industries is comprised of three diversified operating units, Bell's Technology Solutions business, SkyTel and its Recreational Products Group. The company's Technology Solutions business offers a comprehensive portfolio of technology products and managed lifecycle services, including planning, product sourcing, deployment and disposal, and support services. SkyTel provides nationwide wireless services and support, including email, interactive two-way messaging, wireless telemetry services and traditional text and numeric paging. The Recreational Products Group distributes after-market parts and accessories primarily to the recreational vehicle and boating markets.

Individuals interested in learning more about SkyTel should visit the Company's website at www.SkyTel.com.

Stocks in the news and acting well as of late include: Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT).

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