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BOSTON TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PATENTS; COMPANY RECEIVES TWO U.S. PATENTS, ONE AUSTRALIAN PATENT

 WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: BSTN) announced today that it has received three additional patents. Two of the patents were issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office while the third was issued by the Australian Patent Office.
 "We are pleased to have been awarded these patents, which protect not only Boston Technology but our customers," stated Del Wnorowski, Boston Technology's senior vice president of administration and general counsel. "These patents protect the services our customers offer to their customers using our enhanced services equipment and technology, ensuring that services cannot be interrupted as a result of an infringement dispute."
 Wnorowski continued, "As we continue to develop new leading edge technologies, we will continue to apply for patents both in the United States and in foreign countries to protect the results of our research and development efforts and investment."
 Effective Dec. 1, 1992, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent No. 5,168,518 to Boston Technology for a coin tone validator for pay telephones. The patent covers a circuit that distinguishes between the sounds of coins dropping into a pay telephone and other sounds which might simulate the sound of dropped coins. This technology can be used by central office-based service providers to prevent pay telephone users from fraudulently generating coin tones when placing a call from a pay telephone.
 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office also issued a Notice of Allowance (i.e. a patent will be issued shortly) to Boston Technology for its patent application for an integrated services platform. This patent provides for a single, integrated services platform that resides on a telephone communication system, such as Boston Technology's CO ACCESS(tm) system. This integrated services platform operates at least two different services, for example, voice messaging and facsimile. The patent further allows for modular expansion, so that additional information services, such as videotex, speech synthesis, electronic mail, speech recognition, and telex, can be added.
 In addition, Boston Technology received Patent No. 626,237 from the Australian Patent Office. This patent provides architectural, system and process protection in Australia for voice messaging and other information processing and messaging products, including Boston Technology's flagship CO ACCESS(tm) system. The patent covers the same features for which the company was issued a patent in the United States in July 1991. These include a digital switch and a control computer for controlling the switching of telephone messages among processing computers which store and retrieve these messages. The CO ACCESS(tm) system is uniquely designed for large capacity to allow service providers to support extremely large subscriber bases, such as an entire metropolitan area.
 Based in Wakefield, Mass., Boston Technology develops, manufactures, markets and supports enhanced voice processing platforms for Regional Bell Operating Companies, independent telephone companies, long distance providers, cellular and international telecommunications companies.
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 /CONTACT: Katherine Raphaelson, director, investor and public relations of Boston Technology, 617-246-9000 ext. 3504/
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