April 13, 2012 09:00 ET

WEGENER to Provide Media Distribution Consultation at 2012 NAB Show

WEGENER Executives and Comtelsat Representatives Available in Booth #SU2519 for In-Depth Technology and Business Discussions

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR) (PINKSHEETS: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced senior WEGENER executives and international partner, Comtelsat, will be in attendance at the 2012 NAB Show, in booth #SU2519, to provide expert guidance on media distribution network design and business development.

The senior WEGENER executives in attendance include Troy Woodbury, Ken Leffingwell and Gary Pelkey. They are committed to forging new partnerships and helping clients improve workflows for large networks and localization. They have over 75 years of television, radio, cable and digital signage network expertise between them.

Troy Woodbury is President and CEO of Wegener Corporation and WEGENER. He is a member of Wegener Corporation's Board of Directors and was Wegener Corporation's Treasurer and CFO from June 1988 to October 2009. Prior to joining Wegener Corporation in 1988, Mr. Woodbury served as Group Controller for Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. from March 1975 to June 1988.

Ken Leffingwell is Vice President of Worldwide Sales for WEGENER with over 25 years of experience in the satellite communications, broadcast television and CATV industries. Over the years, he has held various positions through previous employment including applications engineer, systems engineering, program manager and customer services manager.

Gary Pelkey, Vice President and System Architect, has worked at WEGENER for over 25 years in various network design and senior management capacities. Gary is a key driver of WEGENER engineering design and holds multiple patents concerning network control and satellite receiver design. His work is integral to WEGENER's success in designing a network control system, Compel®, capable of secure, reliable, targeted delivery of media content to tens of thousands of sites around the world.

Comtelsat staff members will be available to discuss the new commercial video distribution applications for Mexico, Central and South American regions. Founded in 1993, Comtelsat has rapidly become a leader in the telecommunications industry with a winning formula: being highly committed to its clients and providing them the latest technology and integrated solutions in the areas of broadcast, cable, video & audio production, post production, film, telephony and security services. With over 450 highly professional employees and annual sales of US$ 450mm, they are expanding their operations beyond the Mexican borders to serve Latin America, Caribbean and the U.S. Hispanic markets.

The NAB Show, held April 14-19 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at

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WEGENER® (Wegener Communications, Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR) (PINKSHEETS: WGNR), is an international provider of digital video and audio solutions for broadcast television, radio, telco, private and cable networks. With over 30 years of experience in optimizing point-to-multipoint multimedia distribution over satellite, fiber, and IP networks, WEGENER offers a comprehensive product line that handles the scheduling, management and delivery of media-rich content to multiple devices, including video screens, computers and audio devices. WEGENER focuses on long- and short-term strategies for bandwidth savings, dynamic advertising, live events and affiliate management.

WEGENER's product line includes: iPump® media servers for file-based and live broadcasts; COMPEL® Network Control and COMPEL® Conditional Access for dynamic command, monitoring and addressing of multi-site video, audio, and data networks; and the Unity® satellite media receivers for live radio and video broadcasts. Applications served include: digital signage, linear and file-based TV distribution, linear and file-based radio distribution, Nielsen rating information, broadcast news distribution, business music distribution, corporate communications, video and audio simulcasts.

WEGENER® can be reached at (770) 814-4000 or at

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WEGENER, COMPEL, COMPEL CONTROL, iPUMP, MEDIAPLAN, UNITY, ASSURED FILE DELIVERY, PROSWITCH, VIDATA, the stylized W-design logo (for WEGENER®), and the stylized C-design logo (for Compel®) are all registered trademarks of WEGENER®. All Rights Reserved.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and the Company intends that such forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbors created thereby. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates," and similar expressions, and include, for example, statements relating to expectations regarding future sales, income and cash flows. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: customer acceptance and effectiveness of recently introduced products, development of additional business for the Company's digital video and audio transmission product lines, effectiveness of the sales organization, the successful development and introduction of new products in the future, delays in the conversion by private and broadcast networks to next generation digital broadcast equipment, acceptance by various networks of standards for digital broadcasting, the Company's liquidity position and capital resources, general market conditions which may not improve during fiscal year 2012 and beyond, and success of the Company's research and development efforts aimed at developing new products. Discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties are provided in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC, including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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