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Modcomp Cerplex, L.P. donates REAL STAR system to SEFLIN, helping to provide 4.5 million South Florida residents access to the Information Highway.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 1995-- Modcomp/Cerplex, L.P. (MODCOMP), has donated a dual RISC-based processor REAL/STAR system to the Southeast Florida Library Network (SEFLIN), a non-profit organization of libraries which was founded in 1984.

SEFLIN's member libraries work together to promote cooperation and resource sharing in order to efficiently and effectively serve the information needs of South Florida residents.

MODCOMP's REAL/STAR system is being used with SEFLIN Free-Net, a computer network of community information. The REAL/STAR system carries the heavy load of Usenets and discussion group messages, a very popular feature on SEFLIN Free-Net. SEFLIN Free-Net is accessible to everyone in Southeast Florida free of charge. The network of information is built by the community for the community.

Government agencies, schools, civic groups, business and other organizations provide and maintain files of information readily available to the public. SEFLIN Free-Net emphasizes local, community-based information and provides limited access to the Internet. SEFLIN Free-Net opened in the spring of 1994 in Broward County, and in the summer of 1995 in Palm Beach and Dade counties.

Since SEFLIN Free-Net opened in the spring of 1994, the system has been accessed more than one million times. More than 25,000 South Florida residents have become registered users, and more than 300 local organizations have become information providers. SEFLIN Free-Net provides access to information through computers in public, community college and university libraries, as well as through home or office computers. Internet access to SEFLIN Free-Net is "bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us" (IP No. 198.78.48.20).

MODCOMP was founded in 1970, and is a worldwide supplier of high-performance, real-time computer systems, products and services for time-critical applications in markets such as factory automation, process control, real-time data acquisition and control, government/aerospace, and communications.

MODCOMP systems serve the entire spectrum of time-critical applications from monitoring temperatures in steel manufacturing plants to tracking and receiving data from deep space. MODCOMP's product line consists of its proprietary CLASSIC systems which are also compatible with its standards-based REAL/STAR systems via the REAL/MAX shared memory interface. The REAL/STAR systems provide high-performance solutions with off-the-shelf single and multiple RISC processors featuring the REAL/IX operating system for true real-time UNIX performance.

In 1986, MODCOMP was acquired by AEG Daimler-Benz Industrie (AEG), a member of the Daimler-Benz Group, the largest industrial company in Germany. In 1994, MODCOMP became a joint venture between members of AEG Daimler-Benz Industrie and The Cerplex Group Inc., a leading independent provider of electronic repair and parts logistics services. MODCOMP is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, and maintains offices for sales, services and support throughout North and South America, Europe, and Far East Regions of the world.

MODCOMP corporate headquarters is located at 1650 West McNab Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-1088. Telephone 800/322-3287 or 954/974-1380, fax 954/977-1900, Email: info@modcomp.com, Internet: http://www.modcomp.com. -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: MODCOMP, Modular Computer Systems Inc., CLASSIC, REAL/STAR and REAL/MAX are registered trademarks of Modcomp/Cerplex, L.P.

REAL/IX is a registered trademark of Modular Computer Systems Inc.

SEFLIN is a trademark of Southeast Florida Library Information Network Inc.

Free-Net is a registered trademark of National Public Telecommuting Network (NPTN).

All other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: MODCOMP, Fort Lauderdale

Ellen Rowley, 954/977-1655

or

SEFLIN Free-Net, Fort Lauderdale

Lucia LaPardol, 954/357-7318
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