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 Tokyo's Century Hyatt Uses Tutís Expresso MDU to Deliver Cost-Effective, High-Speed Internet Services to Hotel Guests
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 10, 1999 ó Tut Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUTS) today announced that Tokyoís Century Hyatt will deploy Tutís Expresso MD product to provision high-speed Internet access to its hotel guests.  Tutís Expresso MDU is a "no new wires," high-speed Internet access solution that delivers cost-effective, "always-on", plug-and-play high-speed Internet access to multiple dwelling units (MDUs) such as apartments, hotels, dormitories and commercial shared tenant environments using Tutís award-winning HomeRun technology.

Located in Tokyoís Shinjuku district, one of the worldís most popular destinations for business travelers, the Shinjuku Hyatt currently contains 235 hotel rooms and 10 meeting rooms utilizing Tutís Expresso MDU to provide Internet services to its guests rooms and meeting rooms.  With Tutís high speed Internet services, business travelers can benefit from a cost-effective, "always-on", high-speed Internet connectivity that allows
access to a variety of services, including high-speed Web and e-mail services, telecommuting, e-commerce, and online shopping.  Tutís Internet services are accessed through the buildingís existing telephone wires without disrupting regular voice services.

By offering Internet services to its guests, the Century Hyatt is taking advantage of the growing demand for high-speed Internet access in multi-dwelling unit environments across the country.  In the U.S. alone, a majority of business travelers now carry laptops, and a great number of convention attendees and business travelers choose a hotel based on its ability to deliver office-like conveniences, including high-speed Internet
connectivity.  With Century Hyattís installation of Tutís high-speed Internet access system, it is primed to take advantage of this growing sector of the business traveler hospitality market.

"One of our biggest and most urgent challenges for the Century Hyatt Hotel, which hosts a great deal of business travelers from outside Japan, has been how to provide high-speed Internet access to our guests," said Mr. K. Nishimura, Marketing Director for Century Hyatt Shinjuku.  "With Tutís Internet solutions, we avoided the expense and inconvenience of rewiring our rooms while delivering cost-effective, plug-and-play,
high-speed Internet services to our hotel guests. This amenity is a tremendous competitive advantage for our business."

"The Century Hyattís deployment of Tutís Internet solutions highlights the growing demand for Internet access on a global scale," said Ken Cooper, Managing Director, International Business Development for Tut Systems.  "Our Expresso MDU product was specifically designed from the ground up to service this fast-growing sector of the hospitality market, which wants to cost-effectively and quickly offer Internet access to hotel guests.  By deploying Tutís Internet services, Century Hyatt has recognized the large market opportunity and is primed to take advantage of it." 

Tutís Expresso MDU is the first "single box" access concentrator solution to enable the cost-effective provisioning of high-speed Internet access and data services for hotels, as well as apartment buildings, dormitories and other multi-dwelling units (MDUs).  Expresso MDU incorporates Tutís popular HomeRun home networking and LongRun technology to deliver data at a speed of 1 megabit per second over existing telephone wires without interruption of voice services. 

Internet service provider Rikei Corporation installed Tutís Expresso MDU at the Century Hyatt as part of Rikeiís Internet Access Service, called "RINKS", that provides the system integration, Internet services and support to the hotelís guestrooms and meeting rooms.  At the Century Hyatt, Rikei is also using ATCOM/INFOís IPORT Internet access system, a software solution for hotel guests, which requires no user software or laptop reconfiguration. 

"The partnership between Tut Systems and Rikei Corporation offers a very valuable service to property owners," said Mr. K. Aoyagi, Executive Director of Rikei Corporation. "Tutís networking technology with our Internet services and support give property owners a quick entry into the Internet access market Ė allowing them to offer residents or hotel guests a powerful Internet service while gaining an additional revenue stream. 
Best of all, Tutís "no new wires" approach to Internet access makes deployment affordable, fast, and convenient."

About Tut Systems, Inc.
Tut Systems (NASDAQ: TUTS) designs, develops and markets advanced communications products which enable high-speed data access over the copper infrastructure of telephone companies, as well as the copper telephone wires in homes, businesses and other buildings.  These products incorporate Tut's proprietary FastCopper technology in a cost-effective, scalable and easy to deploy solution to exploit the underutilized
bandwidth of copper telephone wires.  The Companyís products include Expresso high bandwidth access multiplexers, associated modems and routers, XL Ethernet extension products and integrated network management software.  Tutís HomeRun technology, an in-home application of FastCopper, has been chosen by the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) as the initial specification for in-home networking over phonelines. 

Amanda Berman 
Corporate Communications 
Tut Systems 
Lisa Hawes
Account Manager
Sterling Communications
Also See: Tut Systems Offers High Speed Internet Access for Garden Style Hotels Without Centralized Wiring / April 1999 
On Command Corporation and Promus Hotel Corporation to Test High-Speed Internet Access Connectivity Service / Feb 1999 

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