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CLINTON, GORE CALL HOSPITALIZED VETS USING APPLE COMPUTER

 WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 28, President Clinton and Vice President Gore called hospitalized veterans in three locations who "visited" with each other in full-motion video telephone calls. Using an advanced telecommunications system that runs on Apple Computer, Inc.'s Macintosh Centris 650 computers, the veterans could see the president and vice president as well as each other.
 The communication inaugurated bedside telephone service at Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers in The Bronx, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; and Philadelphia. The telephone service was contributed by "PT Phone Home," a national volunteer organization committed to providing hospitalized veterans at the nation's 172 VA medical facilities with easy access to telephones.
 For the 8:45 a.m. EDT call, the veterans used a public-switched network-based service known as the NYNEX Shuttle. NYNEX Shuttle "stations," consisting of a connection to the Macintosh Centris 650 computer, video camera, video screen monitor, speakers and microphone, were placed in the hospital rooms of the three VA patients who spoke to the president and vice president.
 Apple Computer, Inc., provided the Macintosh Centris 650 computers and keyboards. Falcon Microsystems, Inc., provided the 19-inch monitors and RasterOps boards that allow video to run on the monitor. NYNEX and Bell Atlantic provided the local access lines and the funds for and coordination of the long distance service needed to make the calls. Broadband Technologies, Inc., provided a coder-decoder device that converted the video and voice signals in the necessary digital format to transmit full-motion video over the phone lines.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL), develops, manufactures and markets computer systems for use in business, government, education, the home, science and engineering. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the personal computer industry, Apple does business in more than 120 countries. Apple's Macintosh computers and LaserWriter printers were ranked highest in user satisfaction among business users in recent studies by J.D. Power and Associates.
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 /NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Centris are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc./
 /CONTACT: Maryann Karinch of Apple, 703-264-5155/
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