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 -- Joins Northern Telecom in Support of ADSI Protocol --
 PARSIPPANY, N.J. Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dialogic Corporation, the

world's leading supplier of call processing components, today announced that it will develop products that support Bellcore's Analog Display Services Interface (ADSI) standard. With these products, developers can design call processing systems that allow callers from ADSI devices like Northern Telecom's prototype telephone to access additional information via their phone display screens.
 ADSI is an open architecture communications protocol designed to provide access to a wide range of services via telephones enhanced with liquid crystal character displays. The specification is being developed by Bellcore, the research and development arm of the seven Regional Bell Holding Companies (RBOCs). Bellcore has issued a technical advisory, and is expecting to approve it by the end of the year.
 "The ADSI standard will create tremendous opportunities for providing advanced IVR applications," states Martin Zary, product manager, for Dialogic. "Because Dialogic will provide ADSI support on our voice boards. Dialogic-based developers will be able create powerful systems for IVR and audiotex applications, that can be used over the existing network. Additionally, by offering devices like screen based display telephones, service providers that make their applications more practical as well as easier and fun to use, thereby increasing the use of their service."
 ADSI calls for service information to be delivered to a user's phone using existing Custom Local Area Signaling Service (CLASS) technology and from the phone using touch tone dialing. ADSI uses existing network technology.
 In a typical application, the voice response unit transmits information which is displayed as a menu on the special phone. Using soft keys, the user can respond to the menu choices. The text can supplement or replace traditional voice prompt menus in the voice response system.
 For example, in a bank by phone application, an ADSI phone will show information similar to the display on an automated teller machine. Other possible applications for ADSI devices include ticket purchases, grocery shopping, airline reservations, and home delivery services.
 "The ADSI protocol opens the door to a vast array of new consumer- oriented services," said David Werling, Residential Services and Terminals, Northern Telecom. "We are encouraged by Dialogic's participation in this market and believe they will help accelerate the deployment of display-based services."
 Dialogic plans to offer support for the modem-based ADSI communications protocol as an integral part of SpringWare(TM), its advanced firmware which runs on Dialogic's line of high-performance voice processing boards. Northern Telecom has designed prototypes of a residential phone, enhanced with a screen display, and based on the emerging national standard. Northern Telecom is currently engaged in trials of its prototype screen-based phone with Bell South and Bank of Boston. Dialogic and Northern Telecom plan to provide prototype equipment to support trials by RBOCs and service providers in the first half of 1993.
 Northern Telecom is a leading supplier of telecommunications switching equipment to telephone companies and offers software to support a full range of CLASS and other advanced services. Northern Telecom has been manufacturing telephones since 1882.
 Founded in 1983, Dialogic Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets voice processing boards and complementary hardware and software. Today, Dialogic voice processing products are the de facto standard platform for the development of voice mail, voice response, audiotex, operator services, and other voice processing applications with over 600,000 ports installed worldwide. The company also supplies a set of voice-related software development tools for the MS-DOS(R), UNIX(R), and OS/2(R) operating systems. With corporate headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., Dialogic has offices throughout the United States and around the globe.
 Trademarks: Dialogic is a registered trademark of Dialogic Corporation. SpringWare is a trademark of Dialogic Corporation. OS/2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIS Systems Laboratories, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Henry of Dialogic Corp., 201-334-8450, or Michele Macauley of Kahn Communications Group, 212-889-0202, for Dialogic Corp./

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