Intellicom Offers Special Broadband Connectivity Solution for Abandoned Northpoint Customers

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Intellicom

    LIVERMORE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellicom, a leading provider
 of fixed wireless and wireline broadband services for Internet Service
 Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, corporations and schools, today
 announced a special offer to help customers affected by the recent shutdown of
 Northpoint Communications.
     Utilizing its SkyPOP satellite technology, Intellicom will provide
 broadband connectivity to former Northpoint customers anywhere in the U.S.,
 installed and operational in as few as three days. Within 24 hours of receipt
 of a valid purchase order, Intellicom will ship a SkyPOP satellite system to
 the customer's site. Within 48 hours of system delivery to the customer's
 site, Intellicom will install and commission the system. Installation normally
 requires one day or less.
     "Intellicom's SkyPOP satellite technology enables us to deliver T1 or
 better bandwidth in just a matter of days. Many former Northpoint customers
 were facing long waits to get new connections installed, but we can get them
 up and running immediately," said Carol Sorrick Highton, president of
 Intellicom. "Broadband connectivity is a business essential, and we are eager
 to help any disconnected Northpoint customer get back online, quickly and
 cost-effectively."
     Intellicom's offer includes a 64Kb/s link from the remote site to the
 Internet and a 256Kb/s return from the Internet-enough bandwidth to support at
 least 100 users at T-1 levels of response. Intellicom has a direct high
 capacity connection to the Internet backbone via MAE West to further maximize
 speed and throughput. The company will also provide all the hardware, system
 software, satellite bandwidth and access on a 90-day rental for
 $9,995 (excludes shipping, taxes and installation travel expenses or any site
 preparation expenses). Other data rates are available upon request, and
 longer-term rentals are also available.
     Intellicom's satellite broadband e service is fully monitored with
 24x7 customer support, and incorporates the company's EdgeConnector technology
 to dramatically improve the efficiency of bandwidth utilization. The
 Intellicom EdgeConnector significantly reduces the satellite bandwidth demand
 (by up to 80%) creating a much faster response and greater bandwidth
 efficiency than a traditional terrestrial network. For more information about
 the Intellicom special offer for abandoned Northpoint customers, call
 925-245-8888 or toll free 888-929-8728.
 
     About Intellicom
     Intellicom, a wholly owned subsidiary of
 SoftNet Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SOFN), combines Internet services with
 sophisticated two-way satellite technology to deliver a turnkey solution for
 ISPs, schools, corporations and businesses. Since 1995, Intellicom has
 provided two-way satellite Internet access using a proprietary network
 optimizing technology. Intellicom utilizes state-of-the-art wireless
 technologies, broadband delivery, data-push and satellite-based Internet
 access caching products to provide its customers with fast access to
 information and efficient utilization of existing network capacity.
 Headquartered in Livermore, California, Intellicom operates more than
 400 earth stations in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, as
 well as a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week Network Operations Center, Internet
 Data Center and Customer Support Center to provide unparalleled reliability
 and support for customers. For more information, visit Intellicom's Web site
 at http://www.intellicom.net , or phone 925-245-8888.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
 company's anticipated future operating results, future revenues and earnings
 or adequacy of future cash flow. (These forward-looking statements include,
 but are not limited to, statements containing the words "expect," "believe,"
 "will," "may," "should," "project," "estimate" and like expressions, and the
 negative thereof.) These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements,
 including the risks attendant to a growing business in a new industry as well
 as those risks described in the company's Quarterly or Annual Report.
 
 

SOURCE Intellicom
    LIVERMORE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellicom, a leading provider
 of fixed wireless and wireline broadband services for Internet Service
 Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, corporations and schools, today
 announced a special offer to help customers affected by the recent shutdown of
 Northpoint Communications.
     Utilizing its SkyPOP satellite technology, Intellicom will provide
 broadband connectivity to former Northpoint customers anywhere in the U.S.,
 installed and operational in as few as three days. Within 24 hours of receipt
 of a valid purchase order, Intellicom will ship a SkyPOP satellite system to
 the customer's site. Within 48 hours of system delivery to the customer's
 site, Intellicom will install and commission the system. Installation normally
 requires one day or less.
     "Intellicom's SkyPOP satellite technology enables us to deliver T1 or
 better bandwidth in just a matter of days. Many former Northpoint customers
 were facing long waits to get new connections installed, but we can get them
 up and running immediately," said Carol Sorrick Highton, president of
 Intellicom. "Broadband connectivity is a business essential, and we are eager
 to help any disconnected Northpoint customer get back online, quickly and
 cost-effectively."
     Intellicom's offer includes a 64Kb/s link from the remote site to the
 Internet and a 256Kb/s return from the Internet-enough bandwidth to support at
 least 100 users at T-1 levels of response. Intellicom has a direct high
 capacity connection to the Internet backbone via MAE West to further maximize
 speed and throughput. The company will also provide all the hardware, system
 software, satellite bandwidth and access on a 90-day rental for
 $9,995 (excludes shipping, taxes and installation travel expenses or any site
 preparation expenses). Other data rates are available upon request, and
 longer-term rentals are also available.
     Intellicom's satellite broadband e service is fully monitored with
 24x7 customer support, and incorporates the company's EdgeConnector technology
 to dramatically improve the efficiency of bandwidth utilization. The
 Intellicom EdgeConnector significantly reduces the satellite bandwidth demand
 (by up to 80%) creating a much faster response and greater bandwidth
 efficiency than a traditional terrestrial network. For more information about
 the Intellicom special offer for abandoned Northpoint customers, call
 925-245-8888 or toll free 888-929-8728.
 
     About Intellicom
     Intellicom, a wholly owned subsidiary of
 SoftNet Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SOFN), combines Internet services with
 sophisticated two-way satellite technology to deliver a turnkey solution for
 ISPs, schools, corporations and businesses. Since 1995, Intellicom has
 provided two-way satellite Internet access using a proprietary network
 optimizing technology. Intellicom utilizes state-of-the-art wireless
 technologies, broadband delivery, data-push and satellite-based Internet
 access caching products to provide its customers with fast access to
 information and efficient utilization of existing network capacity.
 Headquartered in Livermore, California, Intellicom operates more than
 400 earth stations in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, as
 well as a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week Network Operations Center, Internet
 Data Center and Customer Support Center to provide unparalleled reliability
 and support for customers. For more information, visit Intellicom's Web site
 at http://www.intellicom.net , or phone 925-245-8888.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
 company's anticipated future operating results, future revenues and earnings
 or adequacy of future cash flow. (These forward-looking statements include,
 but are not limited to, statements containing the words "expect," "believe,"
 "will," "may," "should," "project," "estimate" and like expressions, and the
 negative thereof.) These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements,
 including the risks attendant to a growing business in a new industry as well
 as those risks described in the company's Quarterly or Annual Report.
 
 SOURCE  Intellicom