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AT&T PARADYNE AND COMPRESSION LABS ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE

 LARGO, Fla., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The concept of receiving movies and other programs of choice over standard telephone lines becomes closer to reality today as AT&T Paradyne and Compression Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: CLIX) (CLI) announced plans that CLI will incorporate AT&T Paradyne's innovative transmission technology in its development of a television set-top video receiver.
 CLI's video receiver will utilize AT&T Paradyne's Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) technology and its Compressed Digital Video (CDV(TM)) technology, based on the Motion Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) standard. Designed with very large scale integration (VLSI) chip sets, the CLI product will provide consumers with Multimedia Telephone Communications (MTC) capabilities that will allow them to select a wide range of interactive applications, such as home entertainment, catalog shopping and educational, as well as multimedia services.
 To date, an integrated transmission and compression product has been a missing link in the provisioning of these new services. The companies plan to make the new technologies available for telephone companies to conduct their broadband video services trials.
 "CLI is well-advanced in the development and manufacturing of video compression systems," said Joe Crupi, vice president and general manager of AT&T Paradyne's Advances Transmission Technologies division.
 "This represents an important milestone for the telephone companies in the emerging visual communications marketplace. I envision the telcos could provide commercial service offerings as early as 1994, as a result of the momentum gained since the July 1992 FCC ruling that allows telcos to offer video services."
 AT&T Paradyne introduced its video-over-copper concept in January 1992 with the announcement of CAP (carrierless, amplitude/phase modulation), an advanced high-speed transmission technology. CAP enables the development of high-bandwidth products and services over twisted-pair copper wire in the local loop, based on ADSL technology. ADSL implementation is being defined by the American National Standards Institute and Bellcore.
 "AT&T Paradyne's superior transmission technology will be a cornerstone in the design of the video receivers," said CLI's vice president of new business development, Todd Townsend. "CLI is committed to providing advanced digital products to enable telephone companies to provide a wide range of programming and interactive applications."
 Since interoperability will be an important factor as ADSL system requirements are established, CLI plans for its VCR-quality receiver to be compatible with other telecommunications suppliers that utilize CAP- ADSL technology.
 San Jose-based CLI is a leader in the emerging CDV communications area and deploys its CDV technology across a broad spectrum of video communications applications, such as HDTV, broadcast television, video conferencing and personal video.
 AT&T Paradyne, headquartered in Largo, Fla., develops, manufactures and markets global data communications products and services. The company also licenses technology for high-bandwidth transmission transceivers to worldwide telecommunications equipment suppliers.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: MPEG is a standard of the International Standards Organization (ISO) and is based on Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) technology. DCT is the basis for a variety of international standards, including Px64, Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) and proposals to the FCC for HDTV broadcast standards. MPEG provides the robust picture quality required for broadcast television applications.
 CONTACT: Garrick Case of AT&T Paradyne, 813-530-8221; or Jennifer Rothert of Compression Labs, Inc., 415-354-4514/
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