Bell Atlantic, 4-Sight to Promote Advantages of ISDN to Prepress, Printing and Publishing Markets


September 30, 1996

Bell Atlantic, 4-Sight to Promote Advantages of ISDN
to Prepress, Printing and Publishing Markets

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Bell Atlantic and 4-Sight today
announced they will work together to bring the benefits of
ISDN to the prepress, printing and publishing market.

The two companies are launching an aggressive promotional campaign
using trade shows, seminars and direct mail advertising to expand use
of ISDN, an all-digital
network technology that combines voice,
data and video signals on a single telephone line, and transmits them at
speeds from up to 1 megabyte a minute to 10 megabytes a minute.

"ISDN is poised to revolutionize the prepress and graphics
said Diane Brown, ISDN product manager for Bell Atlantic. "ISDN
offers an affordable, reliable, quick and worldwide solution for
moving large data files between different sites in just a matter of

"The prepress and graphics industry is a key market that has yet to
discover the benefits of ISDN technology. Through our alliance with
4-Sight, a leading supplier of ISDN solutions in this market, we
expect to create high-value opportunities for using ISDN," Brown said.

4-Sight, with U.S. headquarters in Woburn, MA, develops, markets and
supports communications software solutions incorporating ISDN, OPI and
FAX technologies. The company licenses its technology to a number of
prepress vendors and markets a range of products through worldwide
distribution channels.

"The Bell Atlantic region has over 25,000 potential 4-Sight
making this region a key part of our focus," said Lyndon Stickley,
president of 4-Sight. "In addition, we are excited by Bell
proactive approach towards the ISDN education for the prepress

The two companies will kick off their promotional campaign with ISDN
demonstrations using 4-Sight's flagship product, iSDN Manager, an
easy-to-use, hardware independent file transfer solution, at Graph
Expo in Philadelphia Sept. 29-Oct. 2. 4-Sight and Bell Atlantic also
will demonstrate ISDN file transfer solutions at MultiCom, a
Washington, D.C. trade show, on Oct. 16 and 17.

Bell Atlantic and 4-Sight will take the concept on the road in a
series of educational seminars throughout the region. These are
two-hour presentations where customers can get hands-on experience
with ISDN applications and learn how ISDN can make their businesses
more efficient and profitable. The seminars are free, but space will
be limited. Customers may sign up for the seminars by responding to a
direct mail piece that will be distributed in early November or by
calling 4-Sight toll-free at 1-888-ISDN-MGR (4736-647). The
will be held in Baltimore, MD, on Dec. 2; Philadelphia, PA, on Dec. 4;
and Cherry Hill, NJ, on Dec. 5.

To order or get more information about Bell Atlantic's business ISDN
service, customers may call the Bell Atlantic Sales and Technology
Center at 1-800-570-ISDN (4736) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 6
p.m. Customers also may send an e-mail message to

Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE:
BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local
telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the
largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication
marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in
Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing
high-growth national and international business opportunities in all
phases of the industry.

4-Sight iSDN Manager

iSDN Manager has a simple drag and drop interface, with numerous
additional utilities and features designed to aid the users' workflow,
such as QuickProofTM, a remote screen
sharing utility, and 4-Sight
PPPTM, an Internet dial-in utility.
Additional features include
Plug-ins and Extensions to facilitate file transmission directly from
within the following applications: Acrobat, Photoshop, Freehand,
PageMaker, Illustrator and QuarkXpress. iSDN Manager also allows
secure retrieval of files from remote sites, customer folders for
in-bound routing and full accounting for job tracking.

iSDN Manager is a bundled solution which consists of the application
iSDN Manager, an ISDN card and an NT1.

Defacto Standards

4-Sight is maintaining its strategy of providing the most versatile
suite of applications, which enable the majority of leading ISDN
devices to communicate. With over 30,000 compatible sites worldwide
and approximately 700 solutions shipping each month, 4-Sight remains
the product leader in this carefully defined niche.


Media contacts:

    Bell Atlantic - Ells Edwards, 302-576-5340


    Bell Atlantic - Diane Hasemann, 703-974-6123