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U.S. ROBOTICS BLAST REMOTE CONTROL FOR PROCOMM PLUS GIVES PROCOMM USERS REMOTE CONTROL CAPABILITY

 U.S. ROBOTICS BLAST REMOTE CONTROL FOR PROCOMM PLUS
 GIVES PROCOMM USERS REMOTE CONTROL CAPABILITY
 SKOKIE, Ill., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Robotics Inc., (NASDAQ: USRX) today announced its newest software product, BLAST(R) Remote Control for Procomm Plus(R). It adds remote control capability to Procomm Plus, using the same menu interface and giving the vast installed base of Procomm users the ability to remotely control another PC. The product is available immediately for a list price of $69, and will be unveiled at Spring COMDEX, Booth number W2347.
 "BLAST Remote Control for Procomm Plus is the perfect add-on for Procomm Plus users," said Marshall Toplansky, vice president of marketing, U.S. Robotics. "The product seamlessly hooks into Procomm, providing easy, fully-functional remote control capabilities."
 Remote control allows remote access to files and applications on another computer, giving users the ability to actually run programs on another PC as if they were actually sitting at the remote keyboard.
 BLAST Remote Control for Procomm Plus extends BLAST's robust functionality and multi-platform interoperability in the PC world. U.S. Robotics' software division, formed by the acquisition of Communications Research Group, has designed and developed communications software since 1980. BLAST software products are leaders in the terminal emulation, file transfer and local and wide area network remote control markets. AT&T, Exxon, General Motors and other Fortune 1,000 corporations are BLAST customers.
 According to industry sources, Procomm Plus holds a 50 to 70 percent share of the PC-to-PC data communications software market, and is the leading product in that market segment. Procomm Plus was one of the overall top-selling PC software products in 1991.
 BLAST Remote Control for Procomm Plus adds transparent PC-to-PC remote control functionality to Procomm Plus. The product includes easy-to-install software for the control PC that adds itself to Procomm's dialing directory by automatically editing the Procomm dialing directory database file. It also includes the software module for the host PC that allows callers to perform remote control.
 Important features of BLAST Remote Control for Procomm Plus include: dial-back security; remoter mouse support; color graphics capability; and video scaling, to increase the speed of graphics transmission.
 Complete BLAST Compatibility With PC-to-PC File Transfer
 Procomm users who install BLAST Remote Control for Procomm Plus assure themselves of 100 percent compatibility with other PC versions of BLAST. BLAST Remote Control for Procomm Plus also includes the BLAST file transfer protocol, known for its ability to transmit error-free data under even the most adverse telephone line conditions, giving users PC-to-PC file transfer capabilities.
 U.S. Robotics is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of data communications hardware and software.
 Product lines include Shared Access communications resource sharing products; Total Control modem management system for central data sites; BLAST software products for terminal emulation, file transfer and remote control; Courier modems for corporate users; WorldPort portable modems for traveling professionals; and Sportster modems for small business, home office and entry-level users. Both corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations are based in Skokie, Ill. U.S. Robotics owns and operates Miracom Technology Ltd., Slough, England, and U.S. Robotics, s.a., Lille, France. The company markets its products to business, industry, government agencies and original equipment manufacturers.
 For more information, please call U.S. Robotics, Inc. at 1-800-DIAL USR.
 BLAST is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics, Inc. Procomm and Procomm Plus are registered trademarks of DataStorm Technologies, Inc. All other product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective manufacturers.
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 /CONTACT: Karen Novak, 708-982-5244, or Lauri Lentz, 708-982-5230, both of U.S Robotics/
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