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Con Edison Integrates Intell-A-Check! Software To Support Direct Payment Plan.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 1999--

Intell-A-Check Corporation, a leader in electronic payment solutions, today announced that Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison), the largest provider of electric, gas, and steam services throughout the New York area, has integrated Intell-A-Check!(R), an electronic check-writing application, to launch its new direct payment plan this month. Con Edison currently uses the Intell-A-Check! software to enable customers to directly pay their utility bills online and over the phone using their checking accounts.

Intell-A-Check! is a Microsoft Windows-based, BackOffice certified electronic check-writing application, which enables companies to accept check payments directly over the phone, fax, VRU (voice response unit), direct debit programs, and the Internet. Con Edison's new Direct Payment Plan utilizes the Intell-A-Check! software to support monthly automatic payment deductions from customers' personal or business checking accounts. Information is simply entered into the Intell-A-Check! interface, and payment is automatically transferred from customers' checking accounts and credited to their Con Edison accounts each month.

"For years, Con Edison has relied on the Intell-A-Check! software to offer our customers a wide variety of easy, direct methods of electronic payment," said George Roach, to pay their bills."

Con Edison initiallyccounts, which can then be sent directly to a laser printer, or formatted as ACH files for immediate electros online.

"By supporting direct check payments through virtually any medium, Intell-A-Check! offers a powerful, cost-effective tool," said Kevin Fahey, National Sales Director of Intell-A-Check Corporation. "By integrating the Intell-A-Check! software to continuously expand customer payment options, Con Edison is rapidly differentiating itself in the increasingly competitive marketplace."

Pricing & Availability

Intell-A-Check! software is available today, and is priced based on transactional costs and volume. Contact Intell-A-Check Corporation today for additional pricing and product details.

About Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison)

Con Edison of New York is one of the nation's largest utility companies, with more than $7 billion in annual revenues and $14 billion in assets. The company, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

About Intell-A-Check Corporation

Founded in 1994, Intell-A-Check Corporation is a leader in payment technologies, providing a range of electronic payment solutions to Fortune 1000 organizations, including MCI WorldCom, Comcast Cablevision, Bank of America, Consolidated Edison of New York, and GE Capital. Located in Belleville, NJ, the company is a Microsoft Commerce Partner. Its flagship product, Intell-A-Check!, is a Microsoft BackOffice certified solution that supports a broad range of technology platforms. For additional information, contact Intell-A-Check Corporation at 800-946-8355, or via the Web at
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