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Pressbox (Press Release) - Executone Healthcare Systems Enters Distribution Agreement With SpectraLink To Supply Wireless Solutions to Healthcare Facilities

MILFORD, Conn., Dec. 2 -- Executone Healthcare Systems, a division of Executone Information Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELOT - news) and a leading provider of specialized voice and data communications solutions to the healthcare market, today announced a multi-year distribution agreement with SpectraLink Corporation (Nasdaq: SLNK - news) to supply the Link Wireless Telephone System(TM) to healthcare customers nationwide. With the agreement, Executone Healthcare Systems becomes the only North American healthcare communications distributor of SpectraLink's in building wireless telecommunications products. Executone will offer a seamless integration of those products with Executone's advanced technology healthcare voice and data communications solutions.

According to Mike Cronin, SpectraLink's Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
We are looking forward to a very productive relationship with Executone. They are a premier supplier of communications systems to the healthcare industry, and our wireless solutions are also very strong in that market. The marriage of SpectraLink's wireless technology and Executone's nurse call systems will result in outstanding communications efficiency for mobile healthcare employees.''

Under the agreement, Executone will provide sales, integration and front-line support services for SpectraLink wireless telephone systems as appropriate for healthcare facilities. The SpectraLink products integrate seamlessly with Executone's Platform 2001, a comprehensive all-in-one, single-technology platform that delivers the full range of Executone's advanced integrated patient communications, resource management, voice and data communications capabilities.

Said Rosalyn Ben-Chitrit, Director of Healthcare Marketing for Executone Information Systems, "This relationship with SpectraLink holds great promise for both companies. We find its products to be extremely complementary to the needs of our customers. SpectraLink's forward-looking corporate vision and commitment to open architecture and protocols ensures our nurse call systems will easily integrate with its advanced wireless telephony systems."

As a result of the agreement, Executone expects to leverage its industry position as a leading provider of healthcare integrated communications technology solutions to increase sales of SpectraLink's wireless systems to small facilities, large hospital systems and medical center campuses. SpectraLink wireless solutions are scaleable and are well suited to facilities of all sizes. The Link Wireless Telephone System can process hundreds of calls simultaneously and readily accommodates system expansion -- from adding lines and handsets, to incorporating switch components that expand the wireless network's range and integrate increased numbers of premises, wired phone systems and lines.

With more than 5,200 systems installed, Boulder, Colorado-based SpectraLink Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of wireless telephone systems for the workplace. Customers include: Amazon.com, AT&T, Barnes & Noble, BellSouth, Borders Books, Bridgestone/Firestone, Celebration Health, Cisco Systems, EDS, E*TRADE, Fidelity Investments, First Plus Financial, General Motors, GTE, Home Depot, IBM, IKEA, Kmart, MCI WorldCom, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Owens Corning, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, Toys 'R' Us, UCLA Medical Center, UCSF Stanford Health Services, the U.S. Postal Service, U S WEST, Volvo, and Whirlpool. For more information
contact 1-800-676-5465, or www.spectralink.com.

Executone Healthcare Systems develops, markets and supports specialized healthcare communications systems. Executone Healthcare Systems provides total integrated communications solutions via voice and data technology to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, lower overall costs and enhance health system productivity and efficiency. Executone offers a full range of innovative application-specific communications solutions -- from patient communication and resource management systems, to software solutions and voice systems. Some of Executone's products include: HCP, a single, digital communication platform that facilitates patient-to-staff calls and staff-to-staff calls; ILS(TM) (Integrated Locating System), an infrared based wireless locating system that allows users to find staff, patients and equipment quickly and easily; InfoSTAT®, a computerized patient management system that integrates with existing administrative software for passive data collection; StatLink, a system used to manage the flow of nurse call announcements via wireless phones, and escalate the calls as needed; and ReportStar®, which produces valuable management reports. With more than 60 years in the healthcare field, Executone has distinguished itself with leading-edge research and development, thousands of installations, and knowledgeable staff professionals.

Executone Information Systems, Inc. develops, markets and supports voice and data communications and information systems. Products and services include telephone systems, voice mail systems, inbound and outbound call center systems, and specialized healthcare communications and workflow management systems. Executone's products and services are sold under the EXECUTONE, INFOSTAR, IDS, LIFESAVER, and INFOSTAR/ILS brand names. Executone is on the World Wide Web at http://www.executone.com.

Executone's subsidiary, eLottery, Inc., is a web-based retailer of governmental lottery tickets. eLottery is committed to leading the governmental lottery industry into the e-commerce market. The Company has developed, installed and operated systems that have processed ten million e-commerce lottery ticket sales and transactions. It has operated Internet, Intranet, telephone, communications, accounting, banking, database and other applications and services that can facilitate the electronic sale of new and existing lottery products worldwide. The Company has also developed transitional e-commerce solutions for governmental lotteries, which leverage the power of the Internet, while political, legal and social issues are simultaneously addressed. eLottery is on the World Wide Web at http://www.elottery.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain factors, which may cause Executone's plans to differ or results to vary from those expected including the risks associated with the development of new products and the uncertainty of product acceptance, the competitive nature of the Company's industry, rapid technological change, legal uncertainties, the Company's dependence on key personnel, and a variety of risks set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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