(ATCOM/INFO) ATCOM/INFO Introduces The Payphone Cyberbooth; Streamlined Units Provide Public Internet Access

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 1997--ATCOM/INFO, the industry leader for public Internet access, Monday announced the Payphone Cyberbooth, the latest addition to its Cyberbooth family of public Internet access kiosks.

Designed for locations where space is limited, the Payphone Cyperbooth fits in a standard payphone enclosure providing convenient high-speed access to the Internet, e-mail and information resources for people on the move.

According to Neil Senturia, ATCOM/INFO chief executive officer, the Payphone Cyberbooth incorporates the market success and proven technology of ATCOM/INFO's existing Cyberbooths, but in a smaller, less expensive structure.

"By fitting in a standard payphone enclosure, the Payphone Cyberbooth reduces the space required to provide the public with high-speed access -- a real plus for locations where space is at a premium," Senturia said. "And by using fewer and smaller components, the Payphone Cyberbooth reduces capital equipment, installation and maintenance costs. These two factors make the Payphone Cyberbooth the ideal choice for cost- and space-conscious providers."

Existing payphones can now be replaced with Payphone Cyberbooths, allowing installation of convenient Internet, e-mail and information service access virtually anywhere. In addition, Internet access and remote-control capabilities are provided by a single standard dial-up telephone line, reducing the cost for telephone-line installation services.

The Payphone Cyberbooth provides the full range of services that ATCOM is known for: e-mail and Internet access, online services, site-specific information, news, sports, weather, flight information, games and other information resources. The units are available in a variety of colors including stainless steel and brushed aluminum.

Managed by ATCOM/INFO's CyberTrax system -- the patent-pending technology that automates the management of Cyberbooth Network terminals located anywhere in the world -- the Payphone Cyberbooth provides reliable and secure information access 24 hours a day.

ATCOM/INFO is the nation's leading provider of public communications and interactive information kiosks for the 21st century. ATCOM/INFO Cyberbooths are targeted for high-traffic facilities throughout the United States and the world, including airports, hotels, convention centers and other public places.

The company is located at 308 G St., San Diego, Calif. 92101. For more information on ATCOM/INFO, please call 619/699-4000, or visit the company's Web site at http://www.atcominfo.com .