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Computers, Internet Acess to all Employees

INTEL OFFERS NO CHARGE HOME PC PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES IN NEW ZEALAND

“Intel® Home PC Program” Benefit Provides Computers, Internet Access
and Services to all Employees

Intel New Zealand announced today a new benefit programme offering computers, Internet access and services at no charge to all Intel employees in New Zealand, including the 70 strong team at Dialogic. This is part of the company’s worldwide program, which commenced in March 2000. The new Intel® Home PC Program is designed to enable employees and their families to participate fully in the information revolution and take advantage of the educational and e-Commerce opportunities on the Internet.

As part of this new program, employees will receive systems based on high-end microprocessor and hardware configurations. The Intel Home PC Program will allow recipients to have secure access to information about corporate benefits programs, training and communications via PCs and the Internet for themselves and family members.

“We want our employees and their families to participate fully in the online world and are glad we can offer them the ability to take advantage of the education and e-Commerce opportunities on the Internet,” says Scott Gilmour, General Manager, Intel New Zealand. “An Internet-savvy workforce supports our mission to be the preeminent building block supplier to the worldwide Internet economy, and we see these employer-based programs as a positive trend illustrating the importance of technology literacy to us all.”

A State-of-the-Industry Program
All regular full-time Intel employees will receive baseline PC configurations using high-performance processors (currently a Pentium® III processor) and unlimited Internet access. In addition, the bundle will include: printer, keyboard, mouse, monitor, Intel® Create and Share™ camera pack, office productivity software, unlimited use of Internet service and technical support.

This is an ongoing programme, not a one-time offer. Employees will receive periodic “refreshes” to ensure the hardware and software stay current. They will also have the option to upgrade the configuration of their systems, peripheral devices and connectivity by contributing to the price of the system. Options would include: notebook platforms, processor and memory upgrades, broadband access and peripherals.

The base product and service offering will be provided at no charge. Intel will also be providing a tax allowance to all employees. Recipients and their families are free to use the PC and Internet connectivity for any purpose they choose. If multiple employees are part of the same household, each is eligible to take advantage of the programme.

“There are several important differences between our programme and others,” says Gilmour. “We are including free access to educational and news resources on the Internet and we’re providing a very complete system, with a high-performance PC and peripherals. As a key industry and technology leader in the Internet economy, we will continue to support New Zealand’s tech generation by broadening access to technology and the tools to open up new ways of learning. We hope that many other companies will choose to offer such a program to enable their employees and families to experience the Internet and get ready for the connected e-Home of the future.”

Dialogic Corporation is the leading supplier of a variety of award winning computer telephony products used by OEMs, application developers and communication service providers. Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, Dialogic also has design teams in New Zealand, Israel, Boston, and Santa Clara. For further information visit www.dialogic.com/

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com.

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