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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA ANNOUNCES TELEPHONE DELIVERY CAPABILITIES OVER CABLE TV NETWORKS

 CoAccess(TM) Network for Telephone, Data Service
 On Interactive TV Network
 ATLANTA, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) today announced the introduction of a system of telephone service delivery products that will enable switched telephone, video, data, and interactive TV services to be delivered over broadband cable TV networks.
 The dual telephone/CATV capabilities will be provided by new cable headend and residential products to be integrated into the company's Fiber to the Serving Area (FSA) hybrid fiber/coaxial broadband system architecture.
 The new CoAccess(TM) system is designed to be compatible with today's public switched telephone networks, providing a single network for video and telephony services that makes efficient use of the cable TV spectrum. In the product design, telephone services are integrated in a multi-line, expandable architecture that requires no additional in-home wiring or equipment, enabling broadband network operators to integrate telephone-over-cable capabilities at a low cost of service. The technology contained in the CoAccess network are provided by a residential interface unit installed outside the home and include the broadband telephone signals carried over the network to be terminated at the end of the CATV cable drop and pass through the building as standard two-wire telephone signals. Customers would see virtually no change in the way their video or telephone service operates.
 A functional prototype of the CoAccess equipment will be demonstrated at the Western Show in Anaheim, Calif., Dec. 1-3, but initial shipments of the product in commercial quantities are not expected to begin until the first half of calendar year 1994.
 The CoAccess headend interface unit is designed to provide the interface to the RF broadband network. It is intended to perform all the functionality for multiplexing and demultiplexing of the digital signals, the interface to a Class 5 switch or other switching device, system and diagnostic functions, and the interface to the operations and provisioning controller.
 The CoAccess residential unit is designed to interface the broadband network to the end-user's existing telephone equipment. It is intended to provide the subscriber loop functions, analog/digital conversions, RF interface to the broadband network, and performs the multiplexing and demultiplexing of the digital signals.
 System Benefits
 -- Single Network for Video and Telephony
 -- Efficient Use of Cable Spectrum
 -- Multi-Line, Expandable
 -- No In-Home Equipment
 -- No Customer Power Requirement
 -- Low Cost of Service
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks, and instrumentation for telecommunications, industrial and government applications.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Ares of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-903-5542, or Paul McKeon of Crescent Communications, 404-698-8650, for Scientific-Atlanta/
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