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KONEXX AWARDED U.S. PATENT FOR MODEMMINDER ™

SAN DIEGO, CA, Dec. 10, 2001 -- KONEXX has been awarded a U.S. Patent (No. 6,282,271) for ModemMinder ™, a compact plug-in device that protects analog modems from hazardous higher voltage encountered on digital PBX telephone lines in hotels and office buildings. Curtis Salisbury, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Konexx, made the announcement.

"We're excited to have received the patent as it further validates that our product is unique and applicable to a wide variety of vertical markets," Salisbury said.

While most modems in use today are designed for connection to analog telephone lines, the digital PBX lines found in many hotels and office buildings have electrical voltage more than 10 times higher. Most modems do not cover failures due to exposure to excessive current.

The ModemMinder, weighing less than an ounce, is plugged between the modem and the telephone line, preventing a modem from connecting to an unsafe line.

"It is especially useful for people who rely on their laptop or mobile computers and cannot afford downtime when using unknown analog or digital phone lines," Salisbury said. "ModemMinder is fool proof. The user does not have to press any buttons to check the lines since its advanced protection circuitry is monitoring line conditions at all times. The user also does not have to throw any switches or connect to any coupling devices to orient the polarity."

Compact in size - just one and a quarter inches wide, one inch high and three inches long - ModemMinder is easy to install and use. It comes with two RJ11 phone jacks: one labeled "phone line", the other, "modem". If a user accidentally plugs in ModemMinder backwards, the modem will not be damaged - there is simply no phone line connection. Once installed, ModemMinder provides continuous protection from hazardous current and voltage surges and never needs to be disconnected from the telephone line.

KONEXX is an industry leader in computer telephony integration solutions. Established in 1987, the San Diego-based Company has a blue chip roster of Fortune 1000 companies, major accounting firms, banks, insurance companies, educational institutions and government agencies.

For more information on ordering ModemMinder, contact Konexx at (800) 275-6354 or (858) 622-1400. Fax: (858) 550-7330. You can also log on to www.konexx.com or send e-mail to sales@konexx.com.

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