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 HANOVER, Germany, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Deutsche Bundespost Telekom, the German PTT, and PictureTel GmbH today announced they have signed an agreement whereby Telekom will distribute the PictureTel System 4000(TM), System 1000(TM) and PictureTel LIVE(TM) videoconferencing families of ISDN products throughout the German market. The agreement signals a major drive by Telekom to expand its visual communications product and service lines by including the high quality, dial-up PictureTel families of products. The agreement is effective immediately. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 "Building this partnership with PictureTel brings the worldwide leader in dial-up videoconferencing together with Telekom, Europe's largest network carrier," said, Dipl-Ing. Volker Steiner, director general and a spokesman for Telekom. "This agreement is essential in meeting our customers' demands for interactive video communications systems that deliver quality and reliability over inexpensive ISDN circuits."
 "Germany represents the largest market in Europe and to have Europe's largest network carrier committed to driving dial-up video communications with PictureTel products marks a major milestone in PictureTel's history," said Robert F. Mitro, senior vice president and general manager, worldwide sales and service group. "With the economic pressures that companies in Germany and the rest of the world face today, video communications offers a key opportunity to reduce costs and enhance productivity, which are major considerations in running a successful international business."
 PictureTel GmbH was established as a German subsidiary in 1992, with offices in Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. Deutsche Telekom joins a growing list of PictureTel distributors in Europe, including Mercury Communications in the UK, France Telecom, Italtel in Italy and Telfonica in Spain.
 PictureTel Corporation (NASDAQ: PCTL), headquartered in Danvers, Mass., develops, manufactures and markets a full range of visual telecommunications solutions that are "Redefining the Way the World Meets." PictureTel, the global leader in dial up videoconferencing, enables worldwide video communications through easy-to-use families of standards-based videoconferencing systems.
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 /CONTACT: Ron Taylor of PictureTel Corp., 508-762-5178; or Dipl-Ing. Volker Steiner of Deutsche Bundespost Telekom, 49-228-181-3200; or Pam Austin of Rourke & Co., 617-267-0042 for PictureTel/

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