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SPECTRUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. OFFERS CELLULAR DIRECT CONNECT SOFTWARE FOR USE ON AT&T MICROELECTRONICS V.32CELL(TM) CHIPSET

 DALLAS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Information Technologies, Inc., (Spectrum) Manhasset, N.Y. (NASDAQ-NMS: SPCL), today announced it will offer its cellular direct connect software for use on modems designed around AT&T Microelectronics new highspeed V.32Cell(TM) modem chipset.
 This announcement follows AT&Ts Tuesday May 18th announcement that under AT&Ts license agreement with Spectrum, its V.32 Cell chipset customers can design and sell modems based on the V.32 Cell chipset and not infringe Spectrum's cellular patents. Features supported by the chipset include 9,600 and 14,400 bit-per-second data, 14,400 bps fax, the AT-command set, error-correction and data compression features specified under CCITT V.42/V.42bls, Microcom's MNP10 and MNP4/MNP5 standards.
 Spectrum's "direct connect" software, also available for use on the chipset, will enable modems to plug directly into a cellular phone via cable without additional equipment. Spectrum will offer software for a variety of leading handheld and transportable cellular phones directly to modem manufacturers and resellers of V.32 Cell based modems.
 AT&T Microelectronics is currently the only semiconductor manufacturer able to offer specialized features for cellular applications under Spectrum's patents. "Spectrum is enthusiastic to work with AT&Ts V.32Cell customers," said Spectrum CEO Peter Caserta.
 "The combined offering of an AT&T V.32Cell-based modem with Spectrum's direct connect cellular is the ideal combination of technologies to support the fast growing cellular data communications industry," Caserta said.
 Spectrum Information Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Manhasset, N.Y., with facilities nationwide. Spectrum develops and licenses wireless data transmission technologies through its subsidiary Spectrum Cellular Corporation. The company designs, markets and services portable communications and computing systems as a systems integrator through its subsidiary Data One. Spectrum is a distributor of portable computers through its subsidiary Computer Bay, which has the resources of 270 franchise locations.
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 /CONTACT: Kathy L. Bachand, investor relations, 800-FOR-SPCL, or Peter T. Caserta, president and CEO, 516-627-8992, both for Spectrum Information Technologies, Inc./
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