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6 march 2001 -
Leading independent ISP, Claranet Limited has today announced a partnership with e-commerce
software supplier Actinic, to provide complete e-commerce solutions for its small and medium
sized business customers.

Claranet has become a gold partner with Actinic Software and will offer the award winning Actinic
Catalog 4 and Actinic Business packages, as part of its comprehensive web solutions portfolio.

Neil Levine, Claranet’s group operations manager said: “We can now offer our business customers
a choice of cost effective e-commerce solutions so that they can sell easily and profitably on the

“Customers can implement an e-commerce solution to meet their individual needs from a basic
web page for a few products, to a fully integrated website with thousands of different products.”

Specifically designed to enable small and medium-sized companies to set up an Internet sales
channel, Actinic Catalog 4 is an easy to use, low cost, out-of-the-box solution that incorporates
128bit encryption and an interface to online payment providers and SSL.

For businesses wanting more sophisticated features such as customer account management,
customised pricing and inventory monitoring, Actinic Business is the ideal solution.

Neil Levine added, “We have also addressed our customers concerns about security - Actinic
Catalog 4 has integrated high street bank approved security encryption, and Actinic Business
utilises international and industry standards to keep order information secure.”

Prices start at £350 pa for the standard Actinic Catalog 4 package, rising to £550 pa for the
Actinic Catalog 4 Solution, which includes the Actinic Catalog 4 software, 30Mb commercial web
space and 5 POP boxes.

The standard Actinic Business software package costs £850, and the Actinic Business Solution,
which includes the Actinic Business software, 80Mb commercial web space and 15 POP
mailboxes or SMTP is priced at £1,150.

Both Solutions also come with a business dial up account, a domain name (transferred, registered
& hosted), access to web statistics so that you can track the success of your sites, dedicated and
experienced business support and unlimited email address and newsgroup access. In each case
there is an additional charge for £150 for SSL if required.

Chris Barling, chief operating officer at Actinic says, “I am delighted to welcome Claranet as an
e-commerce partner. It’s crucial that the Internet, which is global, can be delivered locally.
Claranet will provide a complete turn-key service for its customers with full support from Actinic.”

About Claranet

Formed in 1996, Claranet is the UK’s largest independent ISP servicing 450,000 users in the
UK. Providing reliable and effective Internet solutions for both home and business users
throughout the UK, France & Germany, it is one of the most successful ISPs in Europe and has
established its credentials as one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in the

About Actinic

Founded in 1996, Actinic Software is a British company developing e-commerce solutions. Its
flagship product, Actinic Catalog, is designed for ease of use, incorporating catalogue creation and
maintenance, shopping cart, ordering and order processing. Catalog has won numerous accolades
and awards in the computer press.

For further information about Claranet please contact: Nicci Hailes, PR manager Claranet

Tel: 020 7903 3019,

For further information about Actinic please contact: Jane Lee, Dexterity
Tel: 01273 470199,

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