Sports Basement Gets Back Online With Intellicom Satellite Broadband Solution

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Intellicom

    LIVERMORE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellicom, a leading provider
 of fixed wireless and wireline broadband services for Internet Service
 Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, corporations and schools, has
 brought Sports Basement back online. An innovative sporting goods retailer
 with a unique Web-based and outlet warehouse format, Sports Basement lost its
 broadband Internet connection with the recent shut down of Northpoint
 Communications. The company took advantage of Intellicom's special offer for
 former Northpoint customers, and was connected to the Net via Intellicom's
 SkyPOP satellite network within four days.
     "We're back in business," said David Rumberg, director of information and
 technology at Sports Basement. "Losing our Net connection was having a very
 negative impact on our operations, and all the service providers we contacted
 told us it would be weeks before they could hook us up. We called Intellicom
 on Sunday, April 8, and they promised to get us up and running in a few days.
 We took delivery of our SkyPOP on Wednesday and we were back online on
 Thursday morning. Intellicom's responsiveness, customer service and systems
 performance have all been outstanding."
     "We were delighted to help Sports Basement get back on the Net," said
 Carol Sorrick Highton, president of Intellicom. "One of the distinct
 advantages of Intellicom's SkyPOP satellite technology is that it can be
 deployed and implemented very quickly. As Sports Basement can attest,
 Intellicom has an effective solution for companies faced with catastrophic
 loss of broadband connectivity."
     Intellicom recently 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 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. For more information about the
 Intellicom special offer for abandoned Northpoint customers, call 925-245-8888
 or toll free 888-929-8728.
 
     About Sports Basement
     Sports Basement carries brand name performance gear at 30 to 60% less than
 comparable retail. Through its Web site and its 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse store
 in San Francisco, Sports Basement offers top name gear for running, cycling,
 swimming, triathlon, hiking and camping. For more information, visit Sports
 Basement online at www.sportsbasement.com, visit the store at 1301 6th Street,
 San Francisco, California, or call toll free 800-869-6670.
 
     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 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellicom, a leading provider
 of fixed wireless and wireline broadband services for Internet Service
 Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, corporations and schools, has
 brought Sports Basement back online. An innovative sporting goods retailer
 with a unique Web-based and outlet warehouse format, Sports Basement lost its
 broadband Internet connection with the recent shut down of Northpoint
 Communications. The company took advantage of Intellicom's special offer for
 former Northpoint customers, and was connected to the Net via Intellicom's
 SkyPOP satellite network within four days.
     "We're back in business," said David Rumberg, director of information and
 technology at Sports Basement. "Losing our Net connection was having a very
 negative impact on our operations, and all the service providers we contacted
 told us it would be weeks before they could hook us up. We called Intellicom
 on Sunday, April 8, and they promised to get us up and running in a few days.
 We took delivery of our SkyPOP on Wednesday and we were back online on
 Thursday morning. Intellicom's responsiveness, customer service and systems
 performance have all been outstanding."
     "We were delighted to help Sports Basement get back on the Net," said
 Carol Sorrick Highton, president of Intellicom. "One of the distinct
 advantages of Intellicom's SkyPOP satellite technology is that it can be
 deployed and implemented very quickly. As Sports Basement can attest,
 Intellicom has an effective solution for companies faced with catastrophic
 loss of broadband connectivity."
     Intellicom recently 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 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. For more information about the
 Intellicom special offer for abandoned Northpoint customers, call 925-245-8888
 or toll free 888-929-8728.
 
     About Sports Basement
     Sports Basement carries brand name performance gear at 30 to 60% less than
 comparable retail. Through its Web site and its 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse store
 in San Francisco, Sports Basement offers top name gear for running, cycling,
 swimming, triathlon, hiking and camping. For more information, visit Sports
 Basement online at www.sportsbasement.com, visit the store at 1301 6th Street,
 San Francisco, California, or call toll free 800-869-6670.
 
     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