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InterQuest Launches High-Speed Internet Service for Hotels
(PR Newswire; 06/02/98)

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/   InterQuest Communications Inc., 
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and ATCOM/INFO Inc. today announced that 
InterQuest Communications has become the first distributor of ATCOM/INFO's 
IPORT(TM) solution. IPORT, a high-speed Internet access solution based on the 
Microsoft(R) BackOffice(R) family, enables business travelers to easily access 
e-mail, the World Wide Web and corporate networks from guest rooms and meeting 
rooms with a laptop computer equipped with an Ethernet card.

    According to Stan Julien, hospitality industry marketing manager at 
Microsoft, "It's great to see InterQuest expand their services into the hotel 
industry. IPORT is a distinctly superior way of meeting the data-communications 
needs of business travelers, and Microsoft expects to see literally hundreds of 
hotels across the U.S. signing up for the service this year. InterQuest will be 
there to help meet the demand."

    "This solution is equivalent to telephone jacks in homes. A PC or laptop 
with an Ethernet card can plug into an IPORT jack and be automatically 
configured and connected to the Internet just as any telephone can plug into a 
wall jack," said Peter Van Horne, president and chief technical officer at 
ATCOM/INFO. "InterQuest is very familiar with the infrastructure and service 
issues. We believe they will be an excellent partner in providing IPORT 

    Information on the IPORT trial locations, an IPORT white paper and 
executive summary are available at the Microsoft hospitality Web site,

    InterQuest Communications, Inc. is the first nationwide provider to focus 
entirely on providing high-speed Internet service in multi-tenant buildings 
including hotels, apartments, and executive centers. With offices in Los 
Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C., and Miami; InterQuest is headquartered in 
Walnut Creek, California. For further information, contact Jason Johnson, 
InterQuest Communications Inc. 315 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Tel: 
925-274-5020. Fax: 925-274-5025. Web:

    ATCOM/INFO is a leading provider of public communications and interactive 
information kiosks for the 21st century. For more information on ATCOM/INFO, 
call 619-699-4000, or visit the company's Web site at

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software for personal 
computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for 
business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier 
and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal 
computing every day.

SOURCE  InterQuest Communications, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Jason C. Johnson, 925-274-5021, or fax, 925-274-5025, or
    /Web site:
    /Web site:

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