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BOSTON TECHNOLOGY ADDS NEW FAX CAPABILITIES

 BOSTON TECHNOLOGY ADDS NEW FAX CAPABILITIES
 WAKEFIELD, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The introduction today of


new facsimile capabilities by Boston Technology (NASDAQ-NMS: BSTN) is part of its ongoing strategy to broaden the functionality of its CO ACCESS(tm) enhanced services platforms and the range of services that telephone companies can market to their residential, business and wireless telephone customers. These capabilities are also a response to the growing use of fax machines by people throughout the world in business and other interactions.
 In addition to the new facsimile capabilities, Boston Technology announced a partnership with AudioFAX, Inc. of Marietta, Ga., to integrate their leading edge facsimile technology with the CO ACCESS platforms. AudioFAX has pioneered fax technology since 1987 and can provide Boston Technology strong product functionality and experience in integrating with multiple hardware platforms.
 Boston Technology's Fax products, which are being demonstrated at the VOICE '92 trade show in Atlanta today, run on the range of CO ACCESS platforms, allowing subscribers to use a Touch-Tone(R) telephone to give instructions regarding faxes being sent or received. Subscribers can use the CO ACCESS platform for both sending and receiving faxes and can take advantage of a variety of sophisticated options, such as storing a fax message in the CO ACCESS system until the subscriber is near a fax machine and able to receive it.
 "Fax applications are growing in popularity and represent one of the next significant business opportunities in the enhanced services arena," said David Olsson, Boston Technology's senior vice president of marketing and business development. "For Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) and other service providers, Fax applications offer significant leverage to penetrate new business markets and increase their revenue streams while optimizing network usage.
 "In a single phone call, with Boston Technology's new Fax products, a user can determine how many fax messages have come in, retrieve a specific fax message, forward it to a fax machine at the hotel where he or she may be staying, or attach a voice message to the fax message and send it to 10 different co-workers in field offices across the country," Olsson continued. "This kind of dynamic capability is expanding the boundary of network-based enhanced services and turning the telephone into an even more efficient networking tool." Boston Technology's New Facsimile Products Cover a Wide Spectrum
 The new Fax products are supported by a new Fax Processing Unit, which is compatible with the entire CO ACCESS product line. The unit is UNIX(R)-based and can be purchased in 24-port increments. Boston Technology has introduced four new applications to run on the new Fax Processing Unit: Fax Delivery, Fax Mailboxes, Fax Store & Forward, and Fax Bulletin Board.
 Boston Technology's Fax Delivery application allows callers trying to send a fax to a subscriber to do so even when the remote fax is busy, without having to wait for the line to clear. If the subscriber's fax line is busy, or if there is no answer, the call is automatically forwarded to the CO ACCESS system where the fax message is stored until the line is clear, at which time it is sent through to the subscriber's fax machine. In addition, because CO ACCESS can handle multiple simultaneous incoming messages for the same recipient, the fax subscriber is able to receive several incoming fax messages at the same time without needing multiple fax machines. Growing businesses and organizations with high fax demands can simply subscribe to Fax Delivery service rather than purchase multiple fax machines as customer demand grows.
 The company's Fax Store & Forward application allows subscribers to simultaneously send a fax to a list of people. This list can be pre- determined, as in the case of a subscriber needing to send documents frequently to the same group of people, or it can be created at the time of sending for one-time only fax transmissions. Subscribers can pre- program variables, such as the time the document is to be sent. If any of the remote fax machines is busy or does not answer, the system will retry delivery according to information in a retry table. The Fax Store & Forward application is particularly valuable to organizations such as banks which must communicate interest rates to a wide range of people on a daily basis.
 The Fax Mailboxes application allows subscribers to send and receive documents in one mailbox. Incoming faxes are stored in a "fax mailbox" until the subscriber can arrange to pick them up at a public or shared fax machine. The fax mailbox functions similarly to a voice mailbox in that subscribers use Touch-Tone keys and passcodes to access messages and information. They also use Touch-Tone keys to indicate where faxes should be sent for retrieval. All the features available with the Fax Delivery and Fax Store & Forward applications are also available with the Fax Mailboxes application. In addition, the Fax Mailboxes application allows the annotation of voice messages to any document, allowing the subscriber to hear a message that may describe the contents of the document before it is transmitted to a fax machine.
 Boston Technology's Fax Bulletin Board application allows callers to retrieve information via a fax message. Callers can call into a voice bulletin board, select the information they need, and then press Touch- Tone keys to arrange to have the information sent to their fax machine. For instance, a house hunter could call into a real estate office and request to have faxed information on all houses from a particular area in a certain price range.
 CO ACCESS is a trademark of Boston Technology, Inc. Touch-Tone is a registered trademark of AT&T. UNIX is a trademark of UNIX Systems Laboratory, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Katherine Raphaelson, Boston Technology director, investor and public relations, 617-246-9000, ext. 3504/
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