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BOSTON TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO MARKET ENHANCED VOICE SERVICES PLATFORM USING STRATUS FAULT-TOLERANT COMPUTERS

 BOSTON TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO MARKET ENHANCED VOICE
 SERVICES PLATFORM USING STRATUS FAULT-TOLERANT COMPUTERS
 BOSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSTN) today announced an agreement with Stratus Computer, Inc. (NYSE: SRA) to develop and market a family of enhanced voice processing platforms, the CO ACCESS(tm) 1000 systems, combining Stratus(R) fault- tolerant computers with Boston Technology's CO ACCESS system and applications. The CO ACCESS 1000 systems will complement Boston Technology's current range of systems, the CO ACCESS 100, 200 and 400 systems, by providing a fault-tolerant alternative targeted to international markets.
 The CO ACCESS 1000 addresses the requirements of telecommunications service providers worldwide for a continuously available fault-tolerant system. The platform will initially be targeted specifically to international telecommunications customers for deployment of enhanced services to residential, business and cellular customers overseas.
 "Today some international telecommunications providers are looking for a fault-tolerant option as they deploy platforms for revenue- generating enhanced services," said David S. Gergacz, president and COO of Boston Technology. "Boston Technology is demonstrating that it will continue to integrate leading-edge platform technologies to match the requirements of service providers as they implement multiple applications for an array of service offerings. The fault-tolerant enhanced services platform developed by Boston Technology will provide new options for reliability and functionality to meet specific international customer demands."
 Boston Technology's CO ACCESS platforms are being used by Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), independent telephone companies and other public network-based service providers to provide enhanced services, such as call answering and voice messaging. Stratus' continuously available systems are installed in all seven RBOCs, PTTs in Europe and Asia, interexchange carriers, as well as independent telephone companies. The CO ACCESS 1000 Family of Platforms
 The new enhanced services platform will use Stratus systems running FTX(R) Release 2, Stratus' UNIX(R) System V, Release 4-based operating system. The platform will combine fault-tolerant processing, advanced network interfaces, a Service Creation Environment (SCE) that allows rapid application deployment, open UNIX-based software, and an ongoing commitment to standards. It will be available across Stratus' full line of RISC-based, central office (CO)-installable computers. The software system architecture of the CO ACCESS 1000 is based upon Boston Technology's open UNIX-based software for enhanced services applications. This open architecture, inherent in both the CO ACCESS and the Stratus XA/R(tm) Systems, will allow service providers to easily integrate the platform with the most advanced telecommunications and computing technologies available.
 The CO ACCESS 1000 system will communicate with all leading central office and cellular switches, in addition to most PBXs. It will also tie directly into the standard order entry, billing, network monitoring and administrative systems used by most service providers, and provides for traffic and performance tracking and monitoring.
 The CO ACCESS 1000 will also include Boston Technology's Service Creation Environment. In this environment, application development tools will allow service providers to customize services with ease. As applications become more sophisticated and the interaction among multiple applications more complex, these tools will help service providers keep pace with the evolving enhanced services industry.
 Because Boston Technology will continue to demonstrate its commitment to supporting industry standards, the CO ACCESS 100 enhanced services solutions will integrate with public and private networks for advanced capabilities for subscribers.
 The new platform will support Boston Technology's portfolio of applications and services designed to provide total telecommunications solutions on public and private networks worldwide. The platform's high performance, support for multiple applications, and networking capabilities make it ideal for a wide range of applications, especially in Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN)implementations.
 The platform will be supported by Stratus 24-hour, worldwide Remote Service Network(tm) (RSN). Using the RSN, Stratus systems not only identify and isolate their own failures, they automatically notify a Stratus Customer Assistance Center (CAC) via telephone lines to report system interruptions and order replacement parts. Administration and maintenance of the CO ACCESS 1000 series will be performed via an adjunct workstation, the Administration Maintenance System (AMS). A state-of-the-art graphical user interface will aid users in performing system configuration, reporting, diagnostics and trouble clearing, and monitoring of the CO ACCESS 1000 systems. About Boston Technology and Stratus Computer
 Based in Wakefield, Boston Technology is the industry's technology leader in providing network-based enhanced service systems. The company develops, manufactures, markets and supports enhanced voice processing platforms for Regional Bell Operating Companies, independent telephone companies, interexchange carriers, cellular and international telecommunications companies. Boston Technology reported revenues of $36 million for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 1992.
 Based in Marlboro, Stratus Computer, Inc. is a leading supplier of fault-tolerant, continuously available computer systems for critical online applications. Stratus' Telecommunications Division is dedicated to serving telecommunications with product development and marketing strategies designed to meet the industry's special requirements. The company's customers include all seven RBOCs, PTTs in Europe and Asia, interexchange carriers, as well as independent telephone companies. In addition, major switch manufacturers, such as NEC and Ericsson, have chosen Stratus as the computer they will remarket to the telecommunications industry. Stratus reported revenues of $448.6 million for fiscal year 1991.
 Stratus, the Stratus logo, Continuous Processing and FTX are registered trademarks and XA/R and RSN are trademarks of Stratus Computer, Inc. CO ACCESS is a trademark of Boston Technology, Inc. UNIX is a trademark of UNIX System Laboratories.
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 /CONTACT: Katherine Raphaelson of Boston Technology, 617-246-9000, x3504/
 (BSTN SRA) CO: Boston Technology; Stratus Computer, Inc. ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: JVN


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