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Tuesday 29 August, 2000

Voss Net PLC

Product Launch

Voss Net PLC
29 August 2000

                        VOSS NET PLC
                              
      LAUNCH OF LOW-COST WEB PRODUCT FOR THE SME MARKET
                              
                 - MAJOR RETAIL DISTRIBUTION

Voss  Net  plc  ('Voss  Net'),  the  developer  of  business
internet  software  and specialist ISP group,  has  launched
Herald, a radical new low cost web site product.  Herald  is
a complete 'web in a box' which is being distributed through
mainstream  electrical goods, computer and  office  supplies
retailers   and  through  independent  computer   resellers.
Comet, the UK electrical retail division of Kingfisher  plc,
is the first major retailer to offer Herald with the product
now available in 240 stores nationwide.

The  launch  of  Herald  is  Voss  Net's  first  mass-market
internet  software product.  Herald is rich in features  and
enables  SMEs  to  gain  an  effective  web  presence   with
opportunities to upgrade at a later stage.

Voss  Net  considers  that Herald represents  a  major  step
forward  in  enabling SME's to gain a proper  web  presence.
The  complete  'web  in  a  box' product  includes  all  the
elements   required,  including  domain  name  registration,
establishing  a  new  'price point'  and  with  easy  access
nationwide through major and specialist retailers.

The key features of Herald include:

* Retail selling price of £39.99 (including VAT) or less;
* No  special  software needed : runs  on  an  'application
  service provider' basis;
* Equally suitable for both Windows and Macintosh;
* Full range of web site design templates;
* Automatic  domain name searching and registration  of  the
  user's  own name (not via a portal) together with  regular
  search engine submission;
* Telephone customer support; and
* Low  monthly charge of £15 (excluding VAT) for hosting and
  site maintenance without a minimum contract period.

Voss  Net  will  be distributing Herald through  major  high
street  electrical, computer and office supplies  retailers;
in  addition to Comet, Herald will become available  shortly
through  Rymans  and further leading retailers.   Herald  is
also available through independent computer resellers.

Chief Executive of Voss Net, Jeremy Gilbert commented :

'We  believe  we  have established a new standard  with  the
Herald complete 'web in a box' concept.  Our research  shows
that  while  everyone is talking about the internet  and  e-
commerce,  most  SMEs  are deterred by the  complexities  of
establishing and maintaining their own web site.  Herald has
been created to remove all these barriers.

'For  Voss  Net,  the  launch  of  Herald  marks  a  further
important  step in our transition to a developer and  vendor
of internet software and services for business.   In revenue
terms,  we expect Herald to create a rapidly growing service
business.'


For further information, please contact :

Voss Net                Jeremy Gilbert, Chief Executive
Tel: 01753 737800         (jeremygilbert@vossnet.co.uk)

Buchanan Communications Steve Liebmann (stevel@buchanan.uk.com)
Tel : 020-7466-5000     Catherine Miles
                        (catherinem@buchanan.uk.com)