Business communications hardware and software will be the main focus of Motorola Aircommunications at the Expo Comm Wireless Hong Kong '97. 'Since we are pioneers of wireless technology in Hong Kong, this is the best place in Asia to showcase our products,' Veronika Trinkle, public relations manager of Motorola Aircomm, said. She said the exhibition provided Motorola Aircomm exposure to key businesses and industries in Asia. 'In addition to exhibiting our products and conducting seminars at the show, we are one of the sponsors,' she said. Motorola would be displaying products with wide-ranging applications. They included two-way exchange of e-mail with attached files; wireless faxes; wireless access at LAN-based e-mail systems; wireless Lotus Note connectivity; and international roaming to other countries. On the paging side, Motorola recently signed an agreement with ABC Communications, one of the largest paging operations in Hong Kong. The venture integrates Motorola's max wireless data network with ABC Comm's paging. This effectively eliminates the need to look for a phone outlet after receiving a pager message and extends the conventional role of paging by equipping customers with a two-way messaging service which in turn reduces the response time. Last October, Motorola and Group Sense Ltd (GSL) signed a marketing alliance allowing the companies to jointly develop Chinese messaging applications by combining the max wireless data technology with GSL's personal organisers and translators. The Instant-Dict EB8000HC, an electronic personal messaging product, offers wireless Chinese/English messaging including wireless Internet, fax, e-mail and paging combined with a graphics package, enabling the wireless transmission and reception of graphic files. Ms Trinkle said although existing telecommunications channels in Hong Kong were excellent, wireless communications brought in a new dimension. 'For example, in the courier service business, it is important to be in constant touch with the office. With wireless communication data transfer, couriers can just scan a printout and zap it back,' she said. Ms Trinkle said this type of information transfer could be used effectively in many industries and services. She said the strength of Motorola was its capacity to deliver total solutions. In addition to Hong Kong, other potential markets included China, Taiwan, countries of Asean and India.