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Cardinal Technologies Ships 33.6 Fax Modem with Voicemail and Speakerphone; Cardinal connects home and office users through the fastest and most efficient call management system available.

LANCASTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 1996--Cardinal Technologies today began shipping its new line of 33.6 Kbps, V.34 modems that combine data, fax, voice and speakerphone with answering machine capabilities. Users' computers can now communicate with the fastest and most integrated means available, from accessing the Internet to communicating via e-mail, voice or fax. Cardinal continues to be the price/performance leader by providing such user benefits in internal and external modems starting from $159 for internal and $179 for external.

"Our customers demand the best professional communications equipment and Cardinal's latest 33.6 fax modem with voicemail and speakerphone gives them the state-of-the-art business communications solutions they require," said James A. Jonez, director of product marketing for Cardinal Technologies. "Our new products truly offer the fastest, most efficient and cost effective way to connect to the world."

Ease of Use

The Cardinal voice modem with speakerphone is fully compatible with Plug and Play via Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 95 making installation quick and easy. Software is also included for easy set up under Windows 3.1x.

Cardinal users can now take advantage of exchanging data and documents during the same phone call using AudioSpan(r) Technology. AudioSpan(r) can enhance the users computing experience with such things as interactive gaming and collaborative computing.

Cardinal is one of the few manufacturers to include FlashROM in their 33.6 modems, allowing users to take advantage of firmware enhancements without the need of replacing or upgrading hardware. Should the 33.6 modem standard change, Cardinal equips customers with the ability to adopt the new modem speed with a simple software download from the Internet or with diskettes.

Cardinal Internet Access CD-ROM

Included free with each modem is the new Cardinal Internet Access Solutions CD-ROM that provides users with several full versions (no shareware or lite versions) of software products to fully explore the expanding Internet world. In addition, through Cardinal's strategic relationship with MCI, users can immediately establish a new Internet account. The internetMCI service allows individual customers unlimited Internet access for $19.95 per month.

"We are pleased that Cardinal Technologies has selected internetMCI to be the premier Internet service provider for their customers," said Paul Jacoby, Regional Sales Vice President, MCI Telecommunication. "internetMCI has one of the largest and fastest networks with 300 local dial access points to serve our customers in the best way possible. Being able to leverage Cardinal's established channels of distribution will be a great compliment to internetMCI's product strategy."

The valuable Internet Access Solutions CD-ROM includes full versions of InterGOO, the Internet and World Wide Web access program, Voxware Internet phone calling software, Anyware Antivirus data protection software and The Internet Experience multimedia tutorial. InterGO's award-winning software is designed to simplify and enhance the use of the Internet through a single integrated application. InterGO's robust features seamlessly combine browsing, searching, e-mail, file transfer, news, Telnet, extensive reference content and screening for objectionable material. These features are accessed through an Internet "desktop" which can be customized specifically for targeted co-branding solutions.

"Combining the two award-winning technologies of InterGO's complete Internet solution with Cardinal's modems gives customers a powerful on-line solution," said Dan Kempf, vice president of sales and marketing, InterGO Communications, Inc.

Voxware lets users make real-time phone calls anywhere in the world for only the price of a local Internet connection. The program also includes caller ID, call blocking and operates in a hands-free environment. Anyware Antivirus is also provided as a complete solution for the total protection, detection and removal of more than 5,000 software viruses.

The Internet Experience tutorial provides users with helpful and interesting information on how to begin navigating the Internet and the World Wide Web. It also provides helpful tips and web addresses for accessing information; lists various Internet Service Providers and their access and set up fees based on the area codes they service; and provides interviews with experts from throughout the computer industry on the evolution of the Internet.

Cardinal Technologies, Inc. manufactures modems and ISDN adapters for computers to help people communicate and connect to information. Cardinal's world class products continue to receive the highest industry awards for superior performance and value. The privately-held company was founded in 1987 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Paul Allen Group of technology companies. For further information, customer can contact Cardinal by phone at (800) 775-0899 x2401, faxback service at (800) 770-4864, or visit our web site at http://www.cardtech.com.

InterGO Communications, Inc., is a privately held company that develops and distributes a fully integrated Internet software solution. InterGO, provides an easy-to-use interface that lets users take advantage of the Internet's vast resources with a Web browser, News reader, e-mail client, KinderGuardO (a filtering and parental control feature), and a built-in dialer. The product has been selected as the Internet solution of choice and co-branded by Internet Service Providers and school districts in the U.S. and Canada. InterGO is also available as a bundled solution by internationally recognized hardware manufacturers (OEMs). For more information visit InterGO's home page at http://www.intergo.com or call (214) 424-7882.

Cardinal Technologies, Inc.

1827 Freedom Road

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 USA

Telephone: (717) 293-3000

Fax: (717) 293-3055

E-mail: info@cardtech.com

CONTACT: Robin Palmer, Cardinal Technologies

(717) 293-3013

robinp@cardtech.com

OR

Blake Stowell or Mark Molzen, Brodeur & Partners

(801) 765-1500

bstowell@brodeur.com or mmolzen@brodeur.com
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