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COMPUSERVE INFORMATION MANAGER BUNDLED WITH MODEMS FROM BEST DATA, CARDINAL TECHNOLOGIES

 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CompuServe Information Manager (CIM), the graphical interface for the CompuServe Information Service, is now bundled with new modems from Best Data Products, Inc. and Cardinal Technologies, Inc. CIM provides purchasers of these modems with instant access to CompuServe, the leading worldwide online information service, and its 1.3 million members.
 Using windows, pull-down menus and dialog boxes, CIM makes it easy to access and use the information on CompuServe. CIM is available in versions for the Macintosh, MS-DOS and Windows platforms.
 In addition to the CIM software, a guide to CompuServe and a special membership offer are included in all the new modem packages. New CompuServe members receive one free month of unlimited usage of CompuServe's 47 basic services and a $15 usage credit for any of the other 1,700 services.
 Best Data's "Gold Bundle" package includes CIM for Windows (WinCIM) with its new 14400/fax internal modem. Cardinal offers CIM for MS-DOS (DOSCIM) with its 2400 and 2400/fax internal modems and packages WinCIM with its 14400/fax internal modem; the latter package is known as "CompuServe's Modem Value Pack." Both companies have incorporated CompuServe's package design for CIM into their CIM bundles.
 Cardinal also gives purchasers the option of downloading one of five popular files from CompuServe at no cost. The files include: Norton AntiVirus Scan, Commander Keen (an interactive, arcade-like action game), ABC Fun Keys (an educational program targeted to preschool and elementary school-age children), Icon Manager and Ziff's Tips and Tricks for Windows 3.1.
 In addition, Supra Corp. bundles CIM with all its modems for Macintosh and DOS computers. CIM is also available pre-installed on the hard drives of personal computers from PC Brand, Inc., Swan Technologies and Advanced Logic Research, Inc.
 CompuServe members pay $8.95 per month for unlimited connect-time use of basic services such as news, weather and sports, travel reservation information, home shopping and Consumer Reports. When accessing any of the other services on CompuServe, members pay $8 per hour for 1200 or 2400 bits-per-second (bps) access and $16 per hour for 9600 bps access.
 Established in 1979, the CompuServe Information Service provides its worldwide membership of more than 1.3 million with more than 1,700 databases and services to meet the needs of both business and personal interests. CompuServe can be accessed by any modem-equipped personal computer utilizing CIM or any general communications software.
 In addition to the CompuServe Information Service, CompuServe Incorporated provides frame relay, wide and local area networking services, business information services and software to major corporations and government agencies worldwide.
 CompuServe is an H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) company.
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 /CONTACT: Debra Young, 614/538-4553, or David Kishler, 614/538-4571; CompuServe Mail 70004,336; both of CompuServe Incorporated/
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