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Actiontec Announces Summer Getaway Promotion; New Call Waiting Modems from Actiontec Receiving Overwhelming Response.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 1999--

Celebrating the overwhelming response to the recent release of its groundbreaking Call Waiting Modems, Actiontec Electronics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of data communication products, announced today the Actiontec Summer Getaway Promotion. Contestants in the Summer Getaway Promotion are eligible to win great getaway biking prizes including a $14,500 value grand prize the 1999 BMW R 1200 C, the state-of-the-art in cruising motorcycles! Additional prizes are a Cannondale Full-Suspension Mountain Bicycle, with a $1500 retail value and a Bike E Recumbent Bicycle, valued at $1,100.

"With their industry standard-setting performance, unique user-productivity features, and Linux support, the unique Call Waiting Modems have generated an unprecedented response," said Alex Hewko, VP of Channel Sales and Marketing for Actiontec. "The Summer Getaway Promotion is our way of sharing the excitement."

Ensuring vital calls are not missed while users are surfing the Web or checking e-mail, the unique Call Waiting Modems, the 56K Internal PCI Call Waiting Modem and the 56K External Call Waiting Modem, permit users to screen incoming telephone calls without interrupting their on-line connection. With such advanced features as voice mailbox, telephone answering machine, Internet phone software, and background fax, the modems turn PC's into full-featured home office communications centers.

Based on the Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group chip set, the modems deliver powerful advantages in performance, innovation and upward compatibility. For maximum versatility, the Call Waiting Modems include support for all of today's popular PC operating systems: DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, WindowsNT, and Linux, the widely-endorsed and fast growing challenger to the Microsoft Windows operating system.

To enter the promotion, contestants must complete the Online Promotion Registration Form at between July 1, 1999 at 8:00AM (PST) and September 30, 1999 at 12:00PM (PST). Entries are limited to one per household and/or email address. Contestants must be eighteen or over to enter and win, and a legal resident of and currently living in the continental United States excluding New York, Florida, Alaska and Hawaii. Employees and their immediate families of Actiontec Electronics, Inc., its parent, affiliated companies, advertising and sweepstakes agencies, the sponsors and prize donors are not eligible. Only one prize per household will be awarded. Winners will be announced on or about October 8, 1999.

The Prizes

Described as "a motorcycle which you simply cannot see enough of, yet still help you to keep your sights on the endlessness of it all," the grand prize R 1200 C BMW awakens emotions whilst at the same time complying in full with state-of-the-art standards in motorcycle technology.

The first prize Cannondale Full Suspension Mountain bike features beefy rims, a wide gear-range for a variety of terrain, powerful brakes, and handlebar-mounted shifters. The full suspension bike has shock absorbers at both wheels, providing extra comfort and helping control steering, braking and acceleration by keeping the tires in steady contact with the trail.

The next step in the evolutionary cycle, the Bike E Recumbent Bicycle second prize offers a suspension system so plush that it filters out both the largest potholes and the smallest road vibrations. The bicycle provides an unparalleled ride, increasing rider comfort and control.

About Actiontec

Actiontec Electronics, Inc. is a significant global player in the data communications marketplace. The company's product line includes a complete line of Home Networking products, Mobile and Desktop Fax/Modems, and Ethernet cards, as well as Internal and External PC Card Read/Write Drives for SmartMedia, CompactFlash and ATA Flash PC Cards. Actiontec products have been recognized with a Best of Show award at Retail Xchange, the Editors Choice award from CNET's, and an Editors Choice award from Computer Retail Week. Actiontec products are available through national distribution and retail outlets, the Actiontec online store (at, as well as through private label and OEM relationships. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Philadelphia, PA, Government Sales in Arlington, VA, and International Sales in Irvine, CA.

For more information contact Actiontec by phone at 408-752-7700 or on the Web at

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