SOURCE: Fine Point Technologies

November 14, 2006 09:36 ET

Fine Point Introduces Special WinPoET and MacPoET Download Program for Windows and Apple Users

Broadband Users Can Obtain Popular Connection Management Software at a New Low Price as Part of the 'Leader for Less' Promotion

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Fine Point Technologies, a leader in broadband network connectivity management, today announced that for a limited time end users can download WinPoET and MacPoET Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) software from the Fine Point web site at a special promotional price of just $29.95.

With more than ten million licenses deployed worldwide, WinPoET and MacPoET for Windows and Macintosh operating systems are widely considered to be the most reliable and cost-effective PPPoE broadband client software applications available today. Prior to the 'Leader for Less' Promotion WinPoET and MacPoET typically sold for $79 to end-users.

Demand for WinPoET and MacPoET has been closely aligned to the surge in broadband usage within the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) and Home markets in recent years. By extending the availability of its client software Fine Point can reach a growing sector of Windows and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) users that would like to closely manage the quality and reliability of their online experience.

Increasing the size of Fine Point's end user base will provide the company with a valuable, enhanced channel from which to launch new products. The end-user focused promotion will also serve as a logical and complementary extension to Fine Point's growing family of telecommunications carrier and service provider customers. This includes the recently announced China Telecom (NYSE: CHA) licensing deal, worth in excess of $1 million, which helps validate the continued global demand for WinPoET.

"The unique attributes of WinPoET and MacPoET continue to make them a popular choice for both carriers and individual PC users around the world," said Bob Carrick, Broadband Product Manager at Fine Point. "This promotion provides a great opportunity for broadband users to manage their connection at the lowest price we have ever offered."

WinPoET and MacPoET software provides broadband Internet service subscribers with a suite of connection management tools to resolve potential communication errors. Through the software subscribers can decipher confusing error codes and receive easy-to-understand error messaging.

As the only Microsoft® Server 2003 Certified PPPoE Driver, WinPoET is recognized as the most stable PPPoE solution available. MacPoET plays a similar role for users of versions 7x through 9x of the Macintosh Operating System.

WinPoET supports broadband through all PPPoE access types including xDSL, Cable, Broadband over Power Line (BPL), Satellite, and Wireless broadband PPPoE connections. WinPoET also offers the widest range of access concentrator hardware and Virtual Private Network (VPN) compatibility in the market.

WinPoET's fully customizable capabilities include error messaging, packet logging, and throughput monitoring. Additional features include Dynamic Ethernet Adapter Detection and Binding, and Dynamic Service Selection (DSS). WinPoET is fully compatible with Windows 9x/ME/Windows NT/Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server, and is the only Windows 2003 Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified PPPoE driver.

The 'Leader for Less' promotion is currently available at http://www.finepoint.com/buywinpoetnow.htm. The promotional pricing ends on March 31, 2006.

About Fine Point Technologies

Fine Point Technologies (www.finepoint.com), drives worldwide Internet access through network connectivity products that leverage Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), and related technologies. Fine Point Technologies offerings include the industry-leading PPPoE clients WinPoET (for Microsoft® Windows®) and MacPoET (for Apple Macintosh®), and ServPoET Broadband Management Server (BMS), the most cost-effective solution for terminating PPPoE sessions for any type of broadband service.

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