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Companies news of 2006-05-24 (page 5)

  • QUALCOMM Initiates Patent Infringement Proceedings in the UK Against Nokia
  • VASCO's Ken Hunt to Present at Morgan Keegan's Information Security Conference on May 24
  • Toys "R" Us Inc. Selects GSI Commerce as Its New E-Commerce Partner
  • Shelron Group Reports Record Q1 2006 Revenues - Up 800% From Same Quarter Last YearCompany...
  • Kangaroo TV available in Formula One as early as 2006 - Kangaroo Media Inc. and Formula...
  • Concur Technologies to Present at the 2006 America's Growth Capital and Soleil Securities...
  • OpenTV Signs Multi-Year License Agreement With MC3 Global to Power Play Platinum TV...
  • Cingular Continues to Enhance Illinois and Wisconsin NetworkCompany to Invest $400 Million...
  • Verizon Business Named to the Leaders Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers Magic...
  • Toys 'R' Us, Inc. Announces New Online Partnerships With GSI Commerce and ExelPartnerships...
  • Hummingbird to Resell 5280 Solutions' Uconnect(R) Application Integration Framework With...
  • SCO Announces High Availability Clusters for SCO OpenServer 6SCO OpenServer 6 Customers...
  • Wizzard Software Corp. CEO and President Featured in Exclusive Interview With WallSt.net
  • Luminart Corp. President Featured in Exclusive Interview With WallSt.net
  • OpenTV Signs Multi-Year License Agreement With MC3 Global to Power Play Platinum TV...
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  • Patron Systems Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
  • Symcor Selects Carreker's Image Inspector Solution to Ensure the Quality, Usability, and...
  • Carreker Image Solutions Licensed By SunTrust to Carry Out Convergent Payments VisionAll...
  • BIO-key International Receives BiometriTech(TM) Magazine's 'Product of the Year'...
  • AT&T Builds Nationwide Network for Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.AT&T Connects 82 Taiho...
  • Equifax to Offer 50 Percent Discount to Veterans Who Order Equifax Credit Watch(TM)...
  • FreeStar Technology Corp's Rahaxi Processing Oy. Receives MasterCard SecureCode(R) Service...
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  • Reynolds and Reynolds annonce une proposition d'acquisition de DCS Group PLC



    QUALCOMM Initiates Patent Infringement Proceedings in the UK Against Nokia

    LONDON and SAN DIEGO, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated , a leading developer and innovator of CDMA2000, WCDMA and other advanced wireless technologies, today commenced patent infringement litigation in the United Kingdom against Nokia Corporation. The proceedings, issued in the Patents Court of the High Court of England and Wales, allege infringement of two patents by Nokia in the United Kingdom in relation to mobile devices which are capable of operating in accordance with the GPRS and/or EDGE standards but not having a capability to operate with CDMA technology. The proceedings seek an injunction against Nokia, as well as damages in relation to phones already sold.

    This litigation is a geographic extension of the patent infringement litigation filed by QUALCOMM against Nokia in the United States on November 4, 2005. Both cases involve infringement of QUALCOMM's patents by Nokia's GSM/GPRS/EDGE products.

    QUALCOMM's extensive patent portfolio includes more than 4,000 United States patents and patent applications and more than 20,000 patents and applications around the globe. QUALCOMM has entered into more than 130 royalty-bearing license agreements with the world's leading telecommunications equipment makers and consumer electronics manufacturers. QUALCOMM's extensive licensing program has fostered the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies and promoted vibrant competition throughout the wireless industry, encouraging innovation and technological advancement.

    QUALCOMM Incorporated (http://www.qualcomm.com/) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2006 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.

    QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA USA). All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    QUALCOMM Contacts: Christine Trimble, Corporate Communications Phone: 1-858-651-3628 Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com Richard Tinkler, European Public Relations Phone: +44 208-466-0874 Email: rtinkler@qualcomm.com Bill Davidson, Investor Relations Phone: 1-858-658-4813 Email: ir@qualcomm.com

    QUALCOMM Incorporated

    CONTACT: Christine Trimble, Corporate Communications, +1-858-651-3628,
    corpcomm@qualcomm.com, or Richard Tinkler, European Public Relations,
    +44 208-466-0874, rtinkler@qualcomm.com, or Bill Davidson, Investor Relations,
    +1-858-658-4813, ir@qualcomm.com, all of QUALCOMM Incorporated

    Web site: http://www.qualcomm.com/




    VASCO's Ken Hunt to Present at Morgan Keegan's Information Security Conference on May 24

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (http://www.vasco.com/) , the global number one vendor of strong user authentication and e-signature products, today announced that T. Kendall Hunt, VASCO's Chairman and CEO, will present at Morgan Keegan's Information Security Conference at the New York Palace Hotel, NY, NY on May 24 at 9:55AM EDT. Mr Hunt's presentation will be webcast at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/mk12/vdsi .

    About VASCO: VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented user authentication products for the financial world, remote access, e-business and e-commerce. VASCO's user authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With approx. 25 million Digipass products sold and delivered, including the units sold by AOS Hagenuk prior to our acquisition, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong User Authentication with over 470 international financial institutions and over 2,600 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.

    Forward Looking Statements

    Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," and similar words, is forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.

    Reference is made to the Company's public filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding the Company and its operations.

    For more information contact:

    Jochem Binst, +32 2 456 9810, jbinst@vasco.com

    VASCO Data Security International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jochem Binst of VASCO Data Security International, Inc.,
    +32-2-456-9810, jbinst@vasco.com

    Web site: http://www.vasco.com/
    http://www.wsw.com/webcast/mk12/vdsi




    Toys "R" Us Inc. Selects GSI Commerce as Its New E-Commerce Partner

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GSI Commerce Inc. today announced it has signed a long-term agreement to provide Toys "R" Us Inc., the world's leading specialty toy and baby products retailer, with an e-commerce solution for all of its branded online stores, including toysrus.com and babiesrus.com. A seamless transition of the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us online stores to the GSI Commerce platform, to include technology and customer service support, is expected to occur on July 1.

    "This is a tremendous opportunity for GSI Commerce," said Michael G. Rubin, chairman and chief executive officer of GSI Commerce. "Toys "R" Us is one of the largest and most recognized retailing brands in the world and Babies "R" Us is the leader in the baby products category. Both businesses have outstanding plans to further enhance the online experience they offer and take advantage of the meaningful growth opportunity they see in online sales of toy and baby products. We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to helping Toys "R" Us Inc. further expand its online business."

    "Our choice to partner with GSI Commerce reflects their market leading position and track record in providing successful e-commerce solutions for the retail industry as well as the high quality and scalability of the platform they provide," said John Sullivan, senior vice president of Toysrus.com. "We fully expect a seamless transition to our new platform and anticipate a great partnership with GSI Commerce as we enhance our online experience for the benefit of our customers."

    The Toys "R" Us Inc. agreement is the fourth new partner agreement for GSI Commerce's domestic e-commerce platform in fiscal 2006 and marks the company's entry into its eighth merchandise category. Forrester Research projects the online toys category (including video games) to grow from $4.5 billion in 2006 to $6.3 billion in 2010. Revenue from the agreement will be recorded as service fees. Although GSI Commerce does not intend to update its financial guidance until it reports the results of its second fiscal quarter in July, the company believes, at this time, that its net income and adjusted EBITDA expectations for fiscal 2006 will not change materially. In addition, while the company does not expect to issue financial guidance for fiscal year 2007 until it reports the results of its 2006 fiscal year and fourth quarter in February 2007, the company believes, at this time, that the current average of analysts' expectations for net income of approximately $19 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $50 million for fiscal 2007 are not unreasonable. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measure" later in this release.

    About GSI Commerce, Inc.

    GSI Commerce is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions that enable retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and professional sports organizations to operate e-commerce businesses. The company provides solutions for its partners through an integrated e-commerce platform, which is comprised of three components: technology, logistics and customer care and marketing services. GSI Commerce provides e-commerce solutions for more than 50 partners.

    About Toys "R" Us, Inc.

    Toys "R" Us is the world's leading specialty toy retailer. Currently it sells merchandise through more than 1,400 stores, including 587 toy stores in the U.S. and 646 international toy stores, including licensed and franchise stores as well as through its Internet sites at http://www.toysrus.com/, http://www.imaginarium.com/ and http://www.sportsrus.com/. Babies "R" Us is the largest baby product specialty store chain in the world and a leader in the juvenile industry, and sells merchandise through 232 stores in the U.S. as well as on the Internet at http://www.babiesrus.com/.

    Non-GAAP Financial Measure

    Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings (or losses) before interest income/expense, impairment on investment, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, cumulative effect of change in accounting principle related to the adoption of SFAS 123(R) and stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA for 2007 to the nearest GAAP equivalent is unavailable.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    All statements made in this release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "will," "would," "should," "guidance," "potential," "continue," "project," "forecast," "confident," "prospects," "schedule" and similar expressions typically are used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the then- current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the business of GSI Commerce. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors which may affect GSI Commerce's business, financial condition and operating results include the effects of changes in the economy, consumer spending, the financial markets and the industries in which GSI Commerce and its partners operate, changes affecting the Internet and e- commerce, the ability of GSI Commerce to develop and maintain relationships with strategic partners and suppliers and the timing of its establishment, extension or termination of its relationships with strategic partners, including the early termination of an agreement with a significant partner, the ability of GSI Commerce to timely and successfully develop, maintain and protect its technology, confidential and proprietary information, and product and service offerings, the ability of GSI Commerce to execute operationally and attract and retain qualified personnel, the ability of GSI Commerce to successfully integrate its acquisitions of other businesses, if any, the performance of any acquired businesses and the impact of SFAS 123(R). More information about potential factors that could affect GSI Commerce can be found in its most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports and statements filed by GSI Commerce with the SEC. GSI Commerce expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    Contacts: Greg Ryan Director Corp. Communications tel: 610-491-7294 e-mail: ryang@gsicommerce.com

    GSI Commerce Inc.

    CONTACT: Greg Ryan, Director Corp. Communications of GSI Commerce,
    +1-610-491-7294, ryang@gsicommerce.com

    Web site: http://www.toysrus.com/

    Web site: http://www.gsicommerce.com/




    Shelron Group Reports Record Q1 2006 Revenues - Up 800% From Same Quarter Last YearCompany Expects to Continue Strong Growth Through 2006 and Beyond

    NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Shelron Group, Inc. (OTC BB: SHRN), a leading provider of e-commerce software and e-business solutions, today announced that first quarter revenues for the year are up 860% over last year's revenues for the same period.

    "We are extremely pleased with our strong growth over the last several months," comments Eliron Yaron, Chairman of The Shelron Group, notes. "This is a result of outstanding execution by our marketing and technical teams and we look forward to strong growth through the end of 2006 and beyond."

    The Company's expanded set of ActiveShopper(TM) services and links to valuable partners has created a significant increase in revenues and customer loyalty.

    "These excellent results give us even greater confirmation that we are on the right path," continues Yaron. "ActiveShopper(TM) is now a known commodity and valid contender in the comparative shopping market, and we believe that our creativity and strategy will lead us to further continued results."

    About Shelron Group

    Shelron Group Inc. is a leading developer of advertising and comparative shopping software, products, and services. ActiveShopper(TM) is the brand name of the company's comparative shopping products, which include US and UK comparative shopping websites, a mobile website for cell phone and PDA users, and various price-detecting comparative shopping installable clients. The company's stock is publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol SHRN. Additional information is available at http://www.activeshopper.com/ and http://www.shelrongroup.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    Safe Harbor Statement This press release may include certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward looking statements may include the description of our plans and objectives for future operations, assumptions underlying such plans and objectives and other forward looking terminology such as "may," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of such terms. Such information is based upon various assumptions made by, and expectations of, our management that were reasonable when made but may prove to be incorrect. All of such assumptions are inherently subject to significant economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies beyond our control and upon assumptions with respect to the future business decisions which are subject to change. A number of factors could cause our actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov/). Accordingly, there can be no assurance that actual results will meet expectations and actual results may vary (perhaps materially) from certain of the results anticipated herein. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements

    Contact: Steven Weiss +1-609-395-0807 IR@activeshopper.com

    Shelron Group Inc

    CONTACT: Contact: Steven Weiss, +1-609-395-0807, IR@activeshopper.com




    Kangaroo TV available in Formula One as early as 2006 - Kangaroo Media Inc. and Formula One Management announce an exclusive agreement to offer the Kangaroo TV service at all FIA Formula One World Championship(TM) events worldwide

    MONTREAL, Canada and LONDON, U.K., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kangaroo Media Inc. and Formula One Management Limited announced today that they have entered into a six-year licence agreement to provide fans at all Formula One(TM) events with access to live race video, audio and data on Kangaroo Media's unique Kangaroo TV(TM) hand-held device.

    The Kangaroo TV service represents a new direction in the way that F1 fans in the stands view races. It combines the race telecast with live in-car camera and audio channels, creating the ultimate spectator experience. Fans can follow their favourite drivers around the track on the Kangaroo TV screen, receive race telemetry and timing data, and listen to live driver and team communications, all from a device in the palm of their hands.

    The Kangaroo TV service for Formula One is expected to debut on a limited basis at the 2006 U.S. Grand Prix, which will be held on July 2 at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kangaroo is working closely with F1(TM) Teams and Formula One Management to help activate the program and rapidly build awareness among Formula One fans. The Kangaroo TV service will be the exclusive hand-held video and data service of its kind offered at Formula One events worldwide.

    According to Bernie Ecclestone, of Formula One Management, "this is as good as it gets to catch all of the action. Kangaroo TV is a perfect fit with F1 as both are about technology and performance. This will provide a truly enhanced at-race experience."

    "Being associated with this well-recognized global brand takes our product and our company to another level," said Alain Charette, Executive VP of Corporate Development who was instrumental in putting in place this unique agreement on behalf of Kangaroo Media. "We look forward to building a close and lasting relationship with Mr. Ecclestone and Formula One Management providing fans a new and enhanced way to live the F1 excitement at the circuit."

    "The agreement with Formula One Management is a significant milestone for Kangaroo as we could not have asked for a better international and upscale brand to initiate our development outside of North America." said Marc Arseneau, President and CEO of Kangaroo Media and creator of the Kangaroo TV concept. "The financing we announced on March 22 was instrumental in enabling us to finalise this agreement and launch quickly; I believe this is the beginning of a remarkable endeavour for the Formula One fans, the F1 partners and for our shareholders."

    The parties have contractually agreed not to disclose specific commercial terms pertaining to this agreement, as it could jeopardise competitive advantage to both companies. The agreement is subject to normal and usual commercial terms and conditions including reasonable guaranties, performance, breach and termination provisions.

    About Kangaroo Media Inc.

    Kangaroo Media Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries Kangaroo TV and Kangaroo TV Europe Limited, gives fans the superstar experience by letting them create their own live-action sporting event. The agreement with Formula One is the third that Kangaroo Media has reached with motorsport properties, following its initial launch with Champ Car in 2003 and a highly successful rollout in NASCAR this year with partner Sprint Nextel, introducing the new NASCAR NEXTEL FanView device.

    Kangaroo Media's unique, proprietary, patented and fan-tested technology delivers video, audio and data in real-time to each fan's hand-held Kangaroo TV device. Kangaroo Media, headquartered near Montreal, Canada, is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange TSX (http://www.tsx.com/) as KTV. For more information, visit http://www.kangaroo.tv/ .

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management of Kangaroo Media and its subsidiaries. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Kangaroo Media does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

    (The TSX does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of

    this release.)

    KANGAROO MEDIA INC.

    CONTACT: Media Contact: Francois Taschereau, Edelman, (514) 844-6665;
    Investor Relations: Sylvain Archambault, Kangaroo TV, (866) 703-4887,
    SArchambault@kangaroo.tv; Company Contact: Alain Charette, Kangaroo TV,
    Executive VP of Corporate Development, (514) 990-0807 ext. 104,
    ACharette@kangaroo.tv




    Concur Technologies to Present at the 2006 America's Growth Capital and Soleil Securities Business Services and Financial Technology Conference

    REDMOND, Wash., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Concur Technologies, Inc. , the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that company chairman and CEO, Steve Singh, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the 2006 America's Growth Capital and Soleil Securities Business Services and Financial Technology Conference on Wednesday, May 31st at 9:15 AM EDT at the Sheraton Boston. The live webcast and a replay of the presentation will be available for a limited time at http://www.concur.com/.

    About Concur Technologies, Inc.

    Concur Technologies, Inc. is the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM). Concur's integrated suite of on-demand CEM services enables organizations of all sizes to automate and control spending -- driving the costs out of the corporate travel booking and expense reporting processes while providing enhanced visibility and actionable expense analysis. Concur's services reach millions of employees across thousands of organizations around the world -- streamlining business processes, reducing operating costs and improving internal controls -- while empowering companies to apply greater insight into their spending patterns. More information about Concur is available at http://www.concur.com/.

    Press Contact: Jeff Pecor, Barokas Public Relations, 206.344.3145, jeff@barokas.com Investor Contact: John Adair, Concur Technologies, Inc., 425.497.6439, johna@concur.com

    Concur Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: press, Jeff Pecor of Barokas Public Relations, +1-206-344-3145,
    or jeff@barokas.com, for Concur Technologies; or investors, John Adair of
    Concur Technologies, Inc., +1-425-497-6439, or johna@concur.com

    Web site: http://www.concur.com/




    OpenTV Signs Multi-Year License Agreement With MC3 Global to Power Play Platinum TV ChannelOpenTV Continues to Extend the OpenTV Participate Solution to New Broadcasters and Programmers

    LONDON, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OpenTV Corp. , a leading provider of enabling technologies for advanced digital television services, today announced that MC3 Global has signed a multi-year license agreement for the OpenTV Participate(TM) solution to manage Play Platinum TV, MC3 Global's soon-to-be-launched TV gaming broadcast business.

    OpenTV Participate will be the core business management tool for Play Platinum, a UK-based fixed odds gaming and entertainment broadcaster and managed services provider. Play Platinum expects to broadcast programming such as virtual horse racing and numbers games, including Keno, to viewers on free-to-air satellite, broadband internet, and other distribution platforms. OpenTV Participate will process all transactions and provide modules for customer registration, customer care and bonus, and loyalty schemes. OpenTV Participate will also offer MC3 Global multiple finance functions, including billing (via credit cards and premium rate telephony), accounting, business and financial reporting, and risk management, all with real-time accessibility.

    "MC3 understands how OpenTV's technology can help achieve their vision, and we are delighted to be working with them," said Ben Bennett, Managing Director, OpenTV EMEA. "OpenTV Participate has been designed to enable broadcasters to offer compelling interactive services with a customer-centric approach. We believe that OpenTV Participate will help Play Platinum achieve a large, loyal customer base, and will enable Play Platinum to manage those customers more efficiently than any other platform in the market today."

    Play Platinum, which expects to launch its service in multiple territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, will be broadcasting in several languages with customers able to engage with programming through the telephone, the internet and SMS. With its real-time processing of all participation, OpenTV Participate enables Play Platinum to broadcast live statistics to Play Platinum viewers synchronized with the programming.

    "As with most businesses, ours is designed to grow in stages with new formats being added as the business builds," said Jennifer Allsop, MD, MC3 Global. "OpenTV Participate is the perfect platform for such a strategy -- the system is extremely powerful and modular in design. In the main package, we get all the systems we need to run a participation-based interactive TV business and can then add new modules quickly and with little additional effort -- for example, new games engines or the very slick participation TV modules."

    About OpenTV

    OpenTV is one of the world's leading providers of technologies and services enabling the delivery of digital and interactive television. The company's software has been integrated in over 67 million digital set-top-boxes in 96 countries. The software enables enhanced television, interactive shopping, interactive and addressable advertising, games and gaming, personal video recording, and a variety of consumer care and communication applications. For more information, please visit http://www.opentv.com/.

    About MC3 Global

    MC3 Global is a partnership of industry leading TV professionals specializing in Convergent Media and traditional TV with non-traditional revenue streams. MC3 will launch a Global 24 hour Gaming and Participation TV service into multiple territories in Q3 2006 with a working title of Play Platinum TV. This channel is inspired by current UK TV 'soft' gaming channels such as Sky Vegas, Avago & Channel 854 (William Hill), and will provide opportunities for viewers to 'bet' (either for real or for fun) on the winners of computer generated horse races & also Keno games. Viewers will be able to receive the channel via free-to-air via satellite, via broadband internet, mobile phone or via re-distribution agreements with platforms (DTH, Cable & IPTV) as well as local broadcasters. MC3 Global are working with Strategic Advisors Ariadne Capital on the launch of this service.

    OpenTV Corp.

    CONTACT: Barbara Cassidy of OpenTV, +1-415-962-5000, or
    bcassidy@opentv.com; or Ray Yeung, yeung@braincomm.com, or Matt Hantz,
    hantz@braincomm.com, both of Brainerd Communicators, Inc., +1-212-986-6667,
    for OpenTV; or Jennifer Allsop, LLB, LPC Law, +44-20-7841-7973, or
    jennifer@mc3global.com, or Vlad Lodzinski, +44-20-7841-7972, or
    vlad@mc3global.com, both of MC3 Global

    Web site: http://www.opentv.com/




    Cingular Continues to Enhance Illinois and Wisconsin NetworkCompany to Invest $400 Million in 2006 to Provide Most Reliable Service

    CHICAGO and MILWAUKEE, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless today said it will spend $400 million this year to extend coverage and enhance the quality of service for customers in Illinois and Wisconsin and more than $6 billion nationally. The company expects to add more than 140 cell sites in Illinois and Wisconsin alone and finish integrating its GSM network, which began when it purchased AT&T Wireless in 2004.

    In 2005, Cingular Wireless, the country's largest wireless provider, turned on-air more than 110 new cell sites in Illinois and Wisconsin. Also, in 2005, the company invested $300 million to expand network coverage and improve capacity to benefit customers in the area. With the 2006 investment, the company will have spent more than $700 million in Illinois and Wisconsin during the past two years.

    Additionally, customers in Chicago and Northwest, Indiana also have access to Cingular's 3G high-speed broadband wireless network. For customers who don't want to find a Wi-Fi hot spot at a coffee shop or burger joint, Cingular offers BroadbandConnect service, which uses a laptop PC modem card providing average data connections between 400-700 kilobits per second on the downlink with bursts to more than a megabit per second. Other options include 3G phones with MEdiaNet services, featuring Cingular Video, giving customers access to a variety of streaming video services, together with exclusive content from HBO.

    Cingular's 3G service also offers customers the opportunity to use a phone for voice and data services simultaneously, so they can talk to someone while using the phone as a modem for accessing data services -- something other carriers' 3G technology doesn't allow. Customers can select from a number of data plans priced between $19.99 and $59.99.

    "It's great to see the investments we're making in our network payoff for customers. Quality and coverage are everything in our business and our customers can be assured they're receiving the most reliable service in Illinois and Wisconsin," said Terry Stenzel, vice president and general manager for Illinois and Wisconsin. "We've improved capacity and in-building wireless coverage by adding hundreds of new cell sites. This investment will enable us to continue delivering the highest quality service available -- service that is enhanced by best-in-industry calling plan value and cutting- edge devices."

    Enhanced Coverage

    During the first four months of 2006, Cingular has enhanced service throughout Illinois including the following cities and corresponding counties:

    * Algonquin, McHenry; * Bourbonnais, Kankakee; * Kankakee, Kankakee; * Chicago, Cook (Lincoln Square, near Westside, Burbank); * Plainfield, Will and Laporte, LaPorte; * Champaign, Champaign; * Bluff Springs, Cass; * Owaneco, Christian; * Strassburg, Shelby; * Oconee, Shelby; * Findlay, Shelby; * Peoria, Tazewell; * Peoria, Peoria; * Bay View Garden, Woodford; * Washington, and South Pekin, Tazewell.

    In Wisconsin, Cingular is offering enhanced coverage in and around the following cities and counties:

    * Combined Locks, Oatagamie; * Chilton, Calumet; * DePere, Brown; * Madison, Dane; * Green Bay, Brown; * Valders, Manitowoc; * Sun Prairie, Dane; * Pittsfield, Greeenleaf, and Glenmore, Brown;

    Cingular network engineers continually monitor the network, driving approximately 22,000 miles per month throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. Nationally, Cingular uses a variety of companies, as well as its own technicians, to drive test its network. The company expects this army of testers to drive nearly 30 million miles -- the equivalent of 50 round trips to the moon -- to measure the quality and coverage of its network.

    Additionally, the company offers an interactive mapping tool available at all retail locations and by calling 1-866-CINGULAR. The tool provides customers with up-to-date wireless coverage information and is designed to answer a customer's specific wireless coverage questions based on an address, street intersection, zip code or even a landmark. It enables the customer to view his or her Cingular coverage all the way down to the neighborhood street level while depicting the likelihood of coverage in various scenarios - such as inside a building.

    The company's network growth relies on advanced GSM/EDGE technology. EDGE is the fastest national wireless data network in the country. Globally GSM is used by more than 1.8 billion people in 200-plus countries. Cingular customers can use a single handset to make calls in more than 170 countries and access data services in more than 95 countries.

    For more information about Cingular, please contact 1-866-CINGULAR or visit http://www.cingular.com/ .

    About Cingular Wireless

    Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 55.8 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc., formerly SBC Communications Inc., , and BellSouth Corporation , has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(TM) network -- and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(R), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/ . Get Cingular Wireless press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://cingular.mediaroom.com/

    Cingular Wireless

    CONTACT: Chris Comes of Cingular Wireless, +1-847-765-3602,
    wireless: +1-312-282-0539, chris.comes@cingular.com

    Web site: http://www.cingular.com/




    Verizon Business Named to the Leaders Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers Magic QuadrantEvaluation Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in Delivery of Communications Services to Businesses Worldwide

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Business today announced it has been named by leading industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. to the leaders quadrant of Gartner's report, "1H06 U.S. Network Service Providers (NSP) Magic Quadrant."(1)

    In the report, Gartner selected leading network service providers -- defined as the United States wireline voice and data communications market -- based on the providers' ability to execute and completeness of vision. Gartner noted that evaluation criteria for ability to execute continues to emphasize service quality, pricing and corporate viability, and that as "enterprises rely more heavily on increasingly complex networks, the requirements for operational excellence also become more complex."

    Ed McGuinness, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Verizon Business, said, "We believe our position in the Leaders Quadrant further confirms our network service provider strength, IP expertise and customer-centric approach, especially in understanding the needs of customers. Verizon Business is well positioned to help customers around the globe use advanced technology to achieve their business goals."

    Verizon Business is helping enterprises operate more effectively and efficiently. Founded on a legacy of innovation and professional expertise to better serve customers, Verizon Business owns and operates a secure global IP network and offers one of the most comprehensive IP product and service portfolios available. Verizon Business enables customers to take advantage of the transforming communications landscape to get closer to their customers around the world.

    About the Magic Quadrant

    Magic Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers, 1H06 by Jay Pultz, David Neil is copyrighted May 11, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    About Verizon Business

    Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications , is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit http://www.verizonbusiness.com/.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at http://www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    (1) Gartner Research "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers, 1H06" by J. Pultz, D. Neil. May 11, 2006

    Verizon Business

    CONTACT: Brittany Feinson of Verizon Business, +1-703-886-6042, or
    brittany.feinson@verizon.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonbusiness.com/
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    Toys 'R' Us, Inc. Announces New Online Partnerships With GSI Commerce and ExelPartnerships with Industry Leaders to Deliver Enhanced Service and Drive Continued Growth at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.comSeamless Transition to New Platform to Occur on July 1

    WAYNE, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys "R" Us, Inc. announced today that it has partnered with GSI Commerce, Inc. , a leading provider of e-commerce solutions, and Exel, a leading North American contract logistics provider, to support a new platform for the company's online business. The seamless transition of Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com to the new e-commerce platform is expected to occur on July 1, 2006.

    Jerry Storch, Chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us, Inc., said, "We look forward to reinforcing our authority position as the world's greatest toy and baby stores through the relaunch of our e-commerce sites. GSI Commerce and Exel are ideal partners for us, bringing proven expertise and a shared commitment to ensuring that Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com continue to be the leading online destinations for toys and baby merchandise. Our team has been preparing for this transition for some time, and we are excited about the opportunity to offer customers an enhanced and more fully-integrated shopping experience at the biggest online toy and baby products stores in America."

    Under long-term agreements, GSI Commerce will provide technology, customer service and support, and Exel will provide fulfillment services for both Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. GSI Commerce and Exel have been trusted partners of Toys "R" Us, Inc. on other projects.

    As part of the transition, the company will relaunch the Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com sites with an exciting new appearance and the addition of more product information to assist consumers in making informed selections. Following the July 1 relaunch, the company will make ongoing enhancements to the site, as it continually adds new merchandise offerings and features to provide customers with the best overall online shopping experience.

    "We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Toys 'R' Us, Inc. as it works to provide a best-in-class online experience and product offerings," said Michael G. Rubin, Chairman and CEO of GSI Commerce. "GSI Commerce is a proven leader in e-commerce, and we are eager to bring our experience in technology and customer service to bear in the redevelopment and successful growth of the Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com businesses."

    Jim Gehr, Exel's President of Retail Americas, added, "We are excited to join forces with Toys 'R' Us, Inc. as it moves forward with new plans for its e-commerce business. We will take full advantage of our industry experience, while leveraging resources as part of the world's premier supply chain company to provide reliable order fulfillment for Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com customers. We're looking forward to supporting the number one specialty toy and baby retailer online."

    As previously announced, in March 2006 the Chancery Court division of the Superior Court of New Jersey issued a decision severing the agreement between Toysrus.com and Amazon.com. This decision allowed Toysrus.com to move forward expeditiously to re-establish its own e-commerce business on the new platform supported by GSI Commerce and Exel. Customers will continue to access the online stores at http://www.toysrus.com/ and http://www.babiesrus.com/.

    This press release contains "forward looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. All statements herein that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs or expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including, among others, risks relating to further stages (including appeals) in the litigation with Amazon.com, the timing of the launch of the e-commerce sites on the new platform, the ability to implement effectively the new e-commerce sites, and the risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in our reports and documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (which reports and documents should be read in conjunction with this press release). We believe that all forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions when made; however, we caution that it is impossible to predict actual results or outcomes or the effects of risks, uncertainties or other factors on anticipated results or outcomes and that, accordingly, one should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements in light of subsequent events or developments. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from anticipated results or outcomes discussed in any forward-looking statement.

    About Toys "R" Us, Inc.

    Toys "R" Us is the world's leading specialty toy retailer. Currently it sells merchandise through more than 1,400 stores, including 587 toy stores in the U.S. and 646 international toy stores, including licensed and franchise stores as well as through its Internet sites at http://www.toysrus.com/, http://www.imaginarium.com/ and http://www.sportsrus.com/. Babies "R" Us is the largest baby product specialty store chain in the world and a leader in the juvenile industry, and sells merchandise through 232 stores in the U.S. as well as on the Internet at http://www.babiesrus.com/.

    About GSI Commerce, Inc.

    GSI Commerce is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions that enable retailers, branded manufacturers, entertainment companies and professional sports organizations to operate e-commerce businesses. The company provides solutions for its partners through its integrated e-commerce platform, which is comprised of three components: technology, logistics and customer care and marketing services. It provides e-commerce solutions for more than 50 partners.

    About Exel

    Exel is the North American leader in contract logistics, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including retail, consumer, technology, automotive, healthcare, chemical and industrial. Exel's innovative supply chain solutions, skilled people and regional coverage, bring together all aspects of contract logistics in addition to a wide range of integrated, value-added and specialist services.

    Exel is a wholly owned entity of Deutsche Post World Net, the world's leading logistics group. For further information, visit http://www.exel.com/.

    Toys "R" Us, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kathleen Waugh of Toys "R" Us, Inc., +1-973-617-5888,
    +1-646-366-8823, or waughk@toysrus.com

    Web site: http://www.toysrus.com/
    http://www.babiesrus.com/
    http://www.exel.com/
    http://www.imaginarium.com/
    http://www.sportsrus.com/




    Hummingbird to Resell 5280 Solutions' Uconnect(R) Application Integration Framework With Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)Integration With Business Systems Extends the Value of Hummingbird Enterprise to Address Line of Business Content Life Cycle Management Solutions

    DENVER, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 5280 Solutions, a premier software development, consulting, and systems integration company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Hummingbird Ltd. whereby Hummingbird will resell the Uconnect(R) application integration framework with Hummingbird Enterprise(TM). 5280 Solutions' Uconnect(R) is designed to further extend the value of Hummingbird Enterprise by providing bi-directional integration between Hummingbird Enterprise and line of business software such as ERP, CRM, HR, and accounting applications.

    Critical applications such as accounts payables, capital projects, contracts, and loan origination require integration between content enabled and transaction-focused applications. Uconnect(R) provides a variety of quick installation integrations between content and metadata. For example, documents and profile metadata can be automatically mass imported and multi-function devices can pass documents directly to the Hummingbird repository. The bi-directional data interface reduces manual data entry for line of business system transactions and Hummingbird profile value updates, eliminating most redundant data entry tasks. In addition to supporting complex integrations like bi-directional data transfer, simple integration such as searching for documents from a business application can be accomplished with Uconnect(R).

    "Uconnect(R) has provided an increase in productivity for the county," said Richard Lemke, Director of Finance and Information Technology at Adams County Colorado. "We initially used Uconnect(R) to quickly and effectively integrate Hummingbird with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (Oracle). Once we demonstrated how easily the integration was accomplished, we used Uconnect(R) to integrate Hummingbird with a variety of software applications that were developed by many different organizations. Uconnect(R) provided integration with no programming and no complexity."

    "5280 Solutions' investments in the Hummingbird Enterprise platform will enable the company to extend the business value of Hummingbird Enterprise for organizations across all industries," said Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Hummingbird Ltd. "Hummingbird is committed to delivering the most current and complementary technologies to our customers and welcomes the Uconnect(R) Application Integration Framework."

    About Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)

    Hummingbird Enterprise provides an integrated platform for enterprise content management that provides global organizations with solutions to manage business interaction information such as documents, records, virtual deal room exchanges, discussions, e-mail or financial data -- linking business processes, information and people. Hummingbird solutions are designed as modular applications that are fully interoperable with each other, enabling customers to incrementally build an enterprise content management solution to meet their evolving information needs in a cost effective manner.

    About Hummingbird

    Hummingbird Ltd. is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. The Company's enterprise software solutions fall into two principal categories: enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and network connectivity solutions. Hummingbird's ECM solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition, thereby enabling organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. The network connectivity solutions provide a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system.

    Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs over 1,400 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through an Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit http://www.hummingbird.com/.

    About 5280 Solutions

    5280 Solutions, LLC, a Nelnet company, is an award-winning systems integration and software development organization with an international client base. Uconnect(R) is an industry proven integration solution that has been independently tested and certified by Microsoft. 5280 Solutions is a leading Hummingbird Alliance Partner and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. 5280 Solutions excels in providing complete Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that are fully-integrated into an enterprise to increase end-user satisfaction and productivity. For more information, visit http://www.5280solutions.com/uconnect .

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    5280 Solutions, LLC

    CONTACT: Ben Kiser, +1-402-458-3024, for 5280 Solutions, LLC

    Web site: http://www.hummingbird.com/

    Web site: http://www.5280solutions.com/uconnect




    SCO Announces High Availability Clusters for SCO OpenServer 6SCO OpenServer 6 Customers Benefit From Higher Levels of Service and Availability

    LINDON, Utah, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") , a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, today announced the availability of SCO HA Clusters(TM), a new high availability clustering product for SCO OpenServer 6. SCO HA Clusters is a flexible, non-stop, automated, highly available clustering solution that enables SCO OpenServer 6 customers to manage and maintain their critical business applications and network services through both planned and unplanned downtime. SCO HA Clusters increases the overall availability of applications and critical data by connecting multiple servers together as nodes within a single, high-availability, fail-over cluster.

    SCO HA Clusters is available at a low cost as an add-on for SCO OpenServer 6 providing customers with the tools they need to easily manage and maintain their critical business functions. The power of SCO HA Clusters on OpenServer 6 also allows SCO customers to easily achieve dynamic load balancing, improved fault tolerance and scalability of TCP/IP based applications and services. Individual servers can also be combined through SCO HA Clusters into a single cluster, providing highly available access to critical network resources such as data, applications, network services, and more.

    "While SCO servers are known for their reliability and availability, SCO customers can now gain the added benefit and assurance of deploying a reliable and flexible HA clustering solution for their SCO OpenServer systems," said Erik Hughes, senior director product management, The SCO Group. "SCO HA Clusters minimizes unexpected downtime, saves businesses time and money, and boosts overall productivity. SCO HA Clusters provides businesses with the added peace of mind that their systems will be up and running around the clock if their main system has a single point of failure."

    SCO HA Clusters is flexible and easily managed. With an easy to use graphical interface coupled with configurable timeout parameters, SCO HA Clusters enables businesses to easily fine-tune failover response sensitivity according to the specific needs of the environment. It is also compatible with all RDBM systems, stateless applications and storage architectures in order to easily scale and adapt as the business IT environment grows and changes over time. It requires no special hardware beyond that required for the applicable SCO OpenServer 6 operating system. Additionally, SCO HA Clusters is easily managed by enabling businesses to manage operations from any active server in the cluster, a network-connected UNIX or Windows PC, or remotely from any location via a web browser.

    SCO HA Clusters is automated and offers non-stop protection by automatically performing all aspects of failover in a short amount of time including dismount and remount of storage, IP address switching, and application startup. Individual applications can also be separately failed over without disturbing other applications for faster, more efficient recovery. More information on SCO HA Clusters can be found at http://www.sco.com/products/clustering/.

    Based on SCO's single certification model, SCO HA Clusters is also supported for UnixWare 7.1.4, giving UnixWare customers a choice of clustering solutions, Reliant HA and SCO HA Clusters.

    Availability

    SCO is now accepting orders for SCO HA Clusters Bundle Packs. Businesses and organizations interested in licensing or learning more about SCO HA Clusters can contact a SCO sales representative at 1-800-SCO-UNIX (1-800-726-8649) or their local SCO reseller. SCO resellers can be located by visiting http://partners.sco.com/partner/locator/region.jsp. All SCO partners should contact their distributor for pricing information.

    About SCO

    The SCO Group is a leading provider of UNIX software technology for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, offering SCO OpenServer for small to medium business, UnixWare for enterprise applications, and Me Inc. for digital network services. SCO's highly innovative and reliable solutions help millions of customers grow their businesses everyday, from SCO OpenServer on main street to UnixWare on Wall Street, and beyond. SCO owns the core UNIX operating system, originally developed by AT&T/Bell Labs and is the exclusive licensor to Unix-based system software providers.

    Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com/.

    SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group.

    The SCO Group

    CONTACT: Blake Stowell, +1-801-932-5703, bstowell@sco.com, or Tia Hejny,
    +1-801-932-5709, Thejny@sco.com, both of The SCO Group

    Web site: http://partners.sco.com/partner/locator/region.jsp

    Web site: http://www.sco.com/




    Wizzard Software Corp. CEO and President Featured in Exclusive Interview With WallSt.net

    NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 22, Chris Spencer President and CEO of Wizzard Software Corp. (BULLETIN BOARD: WIZD) updated the investment community in an exclusive interview with http://www.wallst.net/. Topics covered in the interview include an overview of the Company and the markets it serves, recent press releases, current capitalization, upcoming strategic and financial milestones.

    To hear the interview in its entirety, visit http://www.wallst.net/ , and click on "Interviews." Interviews require free registration, and can be accessed either by locating the respective company's ticker symbol under the appropriate exchange on the left-hand column of the "Interviews" section of the site, or by entering the respective company's ticker symbol in the Search Archive window.

    About Wizzard Software:

    Founded in 1996, Wizzard Software has become a leader in the speech technology application development market. Wizzard architects solutions to business problems using its expertise in consulting, speech development tools and building speech based applications for the Desktop and Internet. Wizzard has achieved global recognition because of its expertise with voice communication whether it is via PC or telephone. Wizzard's successes have lead to expanding opportunities in both the government and commercial sectors. Established in 2000, MedivoxRx is the originator of "Rex", the talking prescription pill bottle, which "talks" to the patient allowing them to distinguish what type of medication is in the bottle and hear critical information on dosage amounts and refill parameters. Additional information on MedivoxRx can be found at http://www.rxtalks.com/. Interim Healthcare of Wyoming is part of the fast growing home health segment of the healthcare industry, providing a wide range of visiting nurse services to the elderly, wounded and sick. It is one of the 300 home health agencies that comprise Interim Health Care.

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    http://www.wallst.net/ is owned and operated by WallStreet Direct, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Financial Media Group, Inc. The website is a leading provider of financial news, media, tools and community-driven applications for investors. http://www.wallst.net/ offers visitors free membership to its in-depth executive interviews, exclusive editorial content, breaking news, and several proprietary applications. In addition to its website, WallStreet Direct organizes investor conferences, publishes a newspaper, and provides multimedia advertising solutions to small and mid-sized publicly traded companies. We are expecting to receive one hundred seventy five dollars from Wizzard Software Corp. for the dissemination of this press release. For a complete list of our advertisers, and advertising relationships, visit http://www.wallst.net/disclaimer/disclaimer.asp

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    Luminart Corp. President Featured in Exclusive Interview With WallSt.net

    NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17, Vern Barkdull, President of Luminart Corp. (Pink Sheets: LUMP) updated the investment community in an exclusive interview with http://www.wallst.net/. Topics covered in the interview include an overview of the Company and the markets it serves, recent press releases, current capitalization, upcoming strategic and financial milestones.

    To hear the interview in its entirety, visit http://www.wallst.net/ , and click on "Interviews." Interviews require free registration, and can be accessed either by locating the respective company's ticker symbol under the appropriate exchange on the left-hand column of the "Interviews" section of the site, or by entering the respective company's ticker symbol in the Search Archive window.

    About Luminart:

    Luminart Corp. is an innovative leader in the worldwide multi-billion dollar digital print & visual communications industry; their technology also allows the marriage of neon, through their LumiNite gel to backlit digital prints. The company utilizes proprietary products and state-of-the-art technology to exclusively offer the lighting industry's only durable, cost-effective, flexible, and environmentally friendly alternative to neon. Applications of their eye-catching signage include interior retail, attractions, point-of-purchase, product launches, and displays, corporate imaging, brand identity, promotions and more. Luminart is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Customers include: ABC Image Builders (Malaysia), Bacardi Martini (USA), Biso Corp. (Japan), Crystalix (USA), Display Factory (Spain), Graphic Master (Philippines), JVC Corp (USA), Kennet Bath Design (Sweden) Lumnivision S.A. (Mexico), Peatross Uskob (Czech), Sun Sing Signs (China), United Distillers (USA), Zellers (Canada). For further information regarding Luminart visit: http://www.luminartcorp.com/

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    http://www.wallst.net/ is owned and operated by WallStreet Direct, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Financial Media Group, Inc. The website is a leading provider of financial news, media, tools and community-driven applications for investors. http://www.wallst.net/ offers visitors free membership to its in-depth executive interviews, exclusive editorial content, breaking news, and several proprietary applications. In addition to its website, WallStreet Direct organizes investor conferences, publishes a newspaper, and provides multimedia advertising solutions to small and mid-sized publicly traded companies. We are expecting to receive one hundred seventy five dollars from Luminart Corp. for the dissemination of this press release. For a complete list of our advertisers, and advertising relationships, visit http://www.wallst.net/disclaimer/disclaimer.asp

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    OpenTV Signs Multi-Year License Agreement With MC3 Global to Power Play Platinum TV Channel

    LONDON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    - OpenTV Continues to Extend the OpenTV Participate Solution to New Broadcasters and Programmers

    OpenTV Corp. (Nasdaq: OPTV), a leading provider of enabling technologies for advanced digital television services, today announced that MC3 Global has signed a multi-year license agreement for the OpenTV Participate(TM) solution to manage Play Platinum TV, MC3 Global's soon-to-be-launched TV gaming broadcast business.

    OpenTV Participate will be the core business management tool for Play Platinum, a UK-based fixed odds gaming and entertainment broadcaster and managed services provider. Play Platinum expects to broadcast programming such as virtual horse racing and numbers games, including Keno, to viewers on free-to-air satellite, broadband internet, and other distribution platforms. OpenTV Participate will process all transactions and provide modules for customer registration, customer care and bonus, and loyalty schemes. OpenTV Participate will also offer MC3 Global multiple finance functions, including billing (via credit cards and premium rate telephony), accounting, business and financial reporting, and risk management, all with real-time accessibility.

    "MC3 understands how OpenTV's technology can help achieve their vision, and we are delighted to be working with them," said Ben Bennett, Managing Director, OpenTV EMEA. "OpenTV Participate has been designed to enable broadcasters to offer compelling interactive services with a customer-centric approach. We believe that OpenTV Participate will help Play Platinum achieve a large, loyal customer base, and will enable Play Platinum to manage those customers more efficiently than any other platform in the market today."

    Play Platinum, which expects to launch its service in multiple territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, will be broadcasting in several languages with customers able to engage with programming through the telephone, the internet and SMS. With its real-time processing of all participation, OpenTV Participate enables Play Platinum to broadcast live statistics to Play Platinum viewers synchronized with the programming.

    "As with most businesses, ours is designed to grow in stages with new formats being added as the business builds," said Jennifer Allsop, MD, MC3 Global. "OpenTV Participate is the perfect platform for such a strategy -- the system is extremely powerful and modular in design. In the main package, we get all the systems we need to run a participation-based interactive TV business and can then add new modules quickly and with little additional effort -- for example, new games engines or the very slick participation TV modules."

    About OpenTV

    OpenTV is one of the world's leading providers of technologies and services enabling the delivery of digital and interactive television. The company's software has been integrated in over 67 million digital set-top-boxes in 96 countries. The software enables enhanced television, interactive shopping, interactive and addressable advertising, games and gaming, personal video recording, and a variety of consumer care and communication applications. For more information, please visit www.opentv.com.

    About MC3 Global

    MC3 Global is a partnership of industry leading TV professionals specializing in Convergent Media and traditional TV with non-traditional revenue streams. MC3 will launch a Global 24 hour Gaming and Participation TV service into multiple territories in Q3 2006 with a working title of Play Platinum TV. This channel is inspired by current UK TV 'soft' gaming channels such as Sky Vegas, Avago & Channel 854 (William Hill), and will provide opportunities for viewers to 'bet' (either for real or for fun) on the winners of computer generated horse races & also Keno games. Viewers will be able to receive the channel via free-to-air via satellite, via broadband internet, mobile phone or via re-distribution agreements with platforms (DTH, Cable & IPTV) as well as local broadcasters. MC3 Global are working with Strategic Advisors Ariadne Capital on the launch of this service.

    Web site: http://www.opentv.com

    OpenTV Corp.

    Barbara Cassidy of OpenTV, +1-415-962-5000, or bcassidy@opentv.com; or Ray Yeung, yeung@braincomm.com, or Matt Hantz, hantz@braincomm.com, both of Brainerd Communicators, Inc., +1-212-986-6667, for OpenTV; or Jennifer Allsop, LLB, LPC Law, +44-20-7841-7973, or jennifer@mc3global.com, or Vlad Lodzinski, +44-20-7841-7972, or vlad@mc3global.com, both of MC3 Global




    Micrel Launches Industry's Smallest LVDS 1:2 Fanout for Low Jitter Applications

    SAN JOSE, California, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    Micrel Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high-bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today added to its family of high-speed clock and data distribution ICs with the introduction of the SY89835U, a 1:2 LVDS fanout buffer featuring Internal Termination and fail safe input in a tiny 2mm x 2mm 8-pin foot print. Total jitter is guaranteed to be less than 10pspk-pk and the skew is guaranteed to be less than 20ps over supply voltage and temperature, making this part ideally suited for clock distribution or data distribution applications in SONET, Fibre Channel clock or Gigabit Ethernet systems. The SY89835U is currently available in volume with prices starting at US$1.69 for 1K quantities.

    "Micrel's SY89835U clearly outperforms the closest fail-safe input alternative on the market today," said Thomas S. Wong, vice president high bandwidth products for Micrel. "Our solution is 55 percent smaller, four times faster and 30 percent less expensive, making it the ideal choice for today's most demanding low jitter applications."

    The SY89835U features guaranteed AC performance over temperature and voltage including DC-to-more than 3.2Gbps throughput, 210ps typical propagation delay (IN-to-Q), less than 20ps within-device skew and less than 150ps rise/fall times. The IC includes fail-safe input that prevents metastable conditions when the clock or data input fails to a DC voltage or is not present, thus forcing the differential input to the same potential. The IC's 100 ohm internal termination across the input pair eliminates stubs and reduces input reflections. It also features an ultra-low jitter design with less than 1psRMS cycle-to-cycle and Random Jitter (RJ) and less than 10psPP Total Jitter (TJ). The SY89835U operates from a 2.5V supply, over the -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C industrial temperature range and is available in small 8-pin 2mm x 2mm MLF(R) packaging.

    About Micrel, Inc.

    Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com.

    NOTE: MLF is a registered trademark of Amkor Technology.

    Web site: http://www.micrel.com

    Micrel Inc.

    Julieanne DiBene, Marketing Communications of Micrel Inc., +1-408-474-1276, or Julie.DiBene@Micrel.com




    Micrel Launches Industry's Smallest LVDS 1:2 Fanout for Low Jitter Applications

    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micrel Inc. , an industry leader in analog, high-bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today added to its family of high-speed clock and data distribution ICs with the introduction of the SY89835U, a 1:2 LVDS fanout buffer featuring Internal Termination and fail safe input in a tiny 2mm x 2mm 8-pin foot print. Total jitter is guaranteed to be less than 10pspk-pk and the skew is guaranteed to be less than 20ps over supply voltage and temperature, making this part ideally suited for clock distribution or data distribution applications in SONET, Fibre Channel clock or Gigabit Ethernet systems. The SY89835U is currently available in volume with prices starting at $1.69 for 1K quantities.

    "Micrel's SY89835U clearly outperforms the closest fail-safe input alternative on the market today," said Thomas S. Wong, vice president high bandwidth products for Micrel. "Our solution is 55 percent smaller, four times faster and 30 percent less expensive, making it the ideal choice for today's most demanding low jitter applications."

    The SY89835U features guaranteed AC performance over temperature and voltage including DC-to-more than 3.2Gbps throughput, 210ps typical propagation delay (IN-to-Q), less than 20ps within-device skew and less than 150ps rise/fall times. The IC includes fail-safe input that prevents metastable conditions when the clock or data input fails to a DC voltage or is not present, thus forcing the differential input to the same potential. The IC's 100 ohm internal termination across the input pair eliminates stubs and reduces input reflections. It also features an ultra-low jitter design with less than 1psRMS cycle-to-cycle and Random Jitter (RJ) and less than 10psPP Total Jitter (TJ). The SY89835U operates from a 2.5V supply, over the -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C industrial temperature range and is available in small 8-pin 2mm x 2mm MLF(R) packaging.

    About Micrel, Inc.

    Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com/.

    NOTE: MLF is a registered trademark of Amkor Technology.

    Micrel Inc.

    CONTACT: Julieanne DiBene, Marketing Communications of Micrel Inc.,
    +1-408-474-1276, or Julie.DiBene@Micrel.com

    Web site: http://www.micrel.com/




    Paragon Technologies' SI Systems Production & Assembly Brand Awarded a $580,000 Contract for an Off-Road Utility Vehicle Assembly Conveyor System

    EASTON, Pa., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Paragon Technologies, Inc. , a leading supplier of "smart" material handling systems and "software-driven" warehouse and distribution center solutions, announced today its SI Systems' Production & Assembly brand was awarded a $580,000 contract to provide an automated conveyor system to be used in the manufacture and assembly of off-road utility vehicles. The contract is with a global manufacturer of agricultural machinery, compact construction equipment, and turf equipment. Their extensive line of vehicles and equipment, marketed to commercial as well as residential buyers, is well known for its high performance and maneuverability. The system will be installed in a newly renovated factory in Gainesville, Georgia and is expected to be operational by December. Detailed terms of the contract were not disclosed.

    SI Systems' proprietary LO-TOW(R), a chain-based towline conveyor system, will transport ergonomically designed carriers used to move the vehicle frames through multiple assembly stations and inspection areas to completion.

    Joel Hoffner, President and CEO of Paragon Technologies, commented, "As the market for industrial and residential utility vehicles of all types continues to grow, creating demand for increased production capacity, our expertise in designing and installing ergonomical and reliable assembly systems is helping us capture a wide variety of new customers."

    Paragon's SI Systems' Order Fulfillment and Production & Assembly technologies improve productivity, efficiency, and operational accuracy at Fortune 1000 companies and United States Government installations.

    About Paragon Technologies

    Paragon Technologies is a leader in integrating material handling systems and creating automated solutions for material flow applications. SI Systems' Production & Assembly and Order Fulfillment branded technologies and material handling solutions address unit assembly in manufacturing operations and order fulfillment applications. One of the top material handling systems suppliers worldwide, SI Systems leading clients have included the United States Postal Service, BMG, Peterbilt, Honda, CVS Pharmacy, Maybelline, and Walgreens.

    Cautionary Statement. Certain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Securities and Exchange Commission rules, regulations and releases. Paragon intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created hereby. Among other things, the forward-looking statements regard Paragon's earnings, liquidity, financial condition, review of strategic alternatives, and other matters. Words or phrases denoting the anticipated results of future events, such as "anticipate," "does not anticipate," "should help to," "believe," "estimate," "is positioned," "expects," "may," "will," "is expected," "should," "continue," and similar expressions that denote uncertainty, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Paragon's actual results, performance, or achievements could differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, such "forward-looking statements:" (1) as a result of factors over which Paragon has no control, including the strength of domestic and foreign economies, sales growth, competition, and certain cost increases; and (2) if the factors on which Paragon's conclusions are based do not conform to its expectations. Furthermore, achievement of the objectives of the Company following the sale of Ermanco is subject to risks associated with business disruption resulting from the announcement of the sale and other risks outlined in Paragon's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005.

    This press release and prior releases are available at http://www.ptgamex.com/.

    Paragon Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Joel Hoffner, President and CEO, Paragon Technologies,
    +1-610-252-3205, +1-610-252-3102 (Fax)

    Web site: http://www.ptgamex.com/




    Patron Systems Announces First Quarter 2006 Results

    BOULDER, Colo., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patron Systems, Inc. ("Patron") (BULLETIN BOARD: PTRS) , a leading provider of enterprise software to create, manage and share electronic forms and messages, announced its results for the quarter ending on March 31, 2006, as reported in the quarterly report on Form 10-QSB filed by Patron on May 22, 2006.

    Revenues for the first quarter 2006 were $262,785 compared to $6,430 in the same period a year ago. Patron reported a net loss of $4,400,074 or $0.07 per share, in the quarter, compared to a net loss of $2,203,795 or $0.04 per share in the same period a year ago. The results for 2005 reflect the three acquisitions made in the first quarter of 2005 only for the period from the acquisition dates of February 25, 2005 (two acquisitions) and March 30, 2005 (one acquisition) to the end of the period March 31, 2005. The increased revenue in the first quarter of 2006 versus the same period in 2005 is principally due to the acquisitions completed in 2005 and new customer contracts. The increased loss in the first quarter of 2006 versus the same period in 2005 is principally due to the full quarter impact of the 2005 acquisitions, the settlement of outstanding litigation under the creditor and claimant liabilities restructuring, legal and professional fees associated with the year-end audit and the settlement of outstanding litigation. The increased loss also includes increased interest expense which is primarily related to increased borrowings in 2006 versus 2005, the amortization of deferred financing costs and the intrinsic value of a conversion option for bridge note holders that has been classified as interest expense.

    During the three months ended March 31, 2006, Patron received new customer contracts and purchase orders totaling approximately $117,000. Revenues associated with new contract and purchase order bookings is typically recognized over time periods ranging from the current quarter to the upcoming 12 to 18 months.

    During the period from April 1 to May 15, 2006, Patron received new customer contracts and purchase orders totaling nearly $472,000. These contracts include new software license agreements, purchase of additional registered users under existing license agreements, renewal of maintenance and support agreements and purchase of professional services.

    About Patron Systems

    Founded in 2002, Patron Systems markets a suite of Active Message Management(TM) products to address eform creation, capture, sharing, and data management in an industry standard format (GJXDM), as well as provide solutions for email policy management, email retention policies, archiving and eDiscovery, proactive email supervision, and protection of messages and their attachments in motion and at rest. Patron serves customers in highly regulated industries such as financial services, legal, public safety and law enforcement, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. Further information is available at http://www.patronsystems.com/

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release may contain statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current estimates and projections about Patron Systems' business, which are derived in part on assumptions of its management, and are not guarantees of future performance, as such performance is difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to execute effectively its business plan and acquisition strategy, the Company's ability to secure working capital and/or equity capital to finance its operations, changes in the market for electronic message management solutions, changes in market activity, the development of new products and services, the enhancement of existing products and services, competitive pressures (including price competition), system failures, economic and political conditions, changes in consumer behavior and the introduction of competing products having technological and/or other advantages. These and other risks are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update information concerning its expectations.

    Patron Systems, and FormStream, are registered trademarks of Patron Systems Incorporated.

    Patron Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Martin "Tork" Johnson for Patron Systems, Inc.,
    cell: +1-312-543-7488

    Web site: http://www.patronsystems.com/




    Symcor Selects Carreker's Image Inspector Solution to Ensure the Quality, Usability, and Integrity of Payment Images

    LAS VEGAS, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carreker Corporation , a leading provider of technology and consulting solutions for the financial industry, announced today that Symcor, one of North America's leaders in business process outsourcing, has licensed Carreker's Image Inspector solution to help ensure the quality, usability and integrity of check and payment document images across its enterprise.

    "In preparation for Truncation and Electronic Check Presentment (TECP), Canada's equivalent to Check 21, one of our top priorities is to have a solution in place that mitigates our risk exposure, protects our customer's privacy, and ensures document integrity -- by not only analyzing an image for quality, but also for usability both in our current and future image exchange environment," said Wayne Martin, Symcor's senior vice president, Technology Services. "Carreker's Image Inspector will allow us to meet these objectives and further improve efficiencies as we capitalize on imaging technology."

    Image Inspector uses Carreker's advanced image recognition technology and sophisticated detection routines to analyze and flag low quality items for repair. The product is designed to ensure the integrity of check and payment document images and verify their readability for financial institutions. It analyzes these images to determine if they are of good quality and that key information such as the payee name, legal amount, courtesy amount, and signature are present and readable. Image Inspector can also identify missing images and conditions where the MICR in the image does not match the item transaction data.

    Symcor plans to implement Carreker's Image Inspector solution in two phases. The first phase will migrate the Carreker Document Repair solution to Image Inspector, which will provide enhanced suspect identification and reporting capabilities. The second phase will integrate the solution into Symcor's image exchange environment and introduce Image Inspector's image replacement scanning function.

    "The first phase of our implementation will allow us to improve our current image suspect review capabilities. The introduction of rescanning as part of the second phase will provide us with a true end-to-end workflow for analyzing an image's quality, usability, and MICR integrity, and if necessary, the capability to replace bad images with those of acceptable quality," added Martin.

    Mike Ringuette, EVP, Payments Solutions, Carreker Corporation, said, "Symcor continues emerging as a leader just as the Canadian financial services market prepares for the transition from paper to imaging. Their selection of Image Inspector provides them with the ability to ensure that they capitalize on the benefits of image exchange with an enterprise-wide platform that allows for consistent measures of image quality across all points of presentment."

    J.D. (Denny) Carreker, chairman and CEO, Carreker, said, "We're delighted that we can build upon our strong partnership with Symcor by helping them as they prepare to leverage the many opportunities that TECP will offer. Image quality and integrity are sure to be at the top of most banks' lists of concerns as they transition to an electronic, image-enabled environment. This will only increase the demand for our Image Inspector solution."

    About Symcor

    As one of North America's largest business process outsourcing companies, Symcor Inc. provides services designed to transform and enhance its customers' businesses. It is an industry leader in physical and electronic check processing, payment processing, statement production and document management. For more information, please visit http://www.symcor.com/ .

    About Carreker Corporation

    Carreker Corporation improves earnings for financial institutions around the world. The Company's integrated consulting and software solutions are designed to increase clients' revenues and reduce their expenses, while improving security and increasing the value of their customer relationships. Carreker provides products and services to more than 250 clients in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Clients include the full range of community, regional and large banks, among them more than 75 of the largest 100 banks in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas since 1978, Carreker Corporation has offices in London and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.carreker.com/ .

    Carreker Corporation

    CONTACT: Ann Cain, Strategic Communications Director, +1-972-371-1748,
    or acain@carreker.com , or Lisa Peterson, Chief Financial Officer,
    +1-972-371-1454, or lpeterson@carreker.com , both of Carreker Corporation; or
    Sandra de Souza, Manager, Communications of Symcor Inc., +1-905-273-1096, or
    ssdesouza@symcor.com

    Web site: http://www.carreker.com/
    http://www.symcor.com/




    Carreker Image Solutions Licensed By SunTrust to Carry Out Convergent Payments VisionAll Transactions File(TM) to Serve as Vast Enterprise 'Payments Store'; Adjustments/Express(TM) to Reduce Adjustments Costs and Improve Customer Service

    LAS VEGAS, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carreker Corporation , a leading provider of technology and consulting solutions for the financial industry, announced today that SunTrust Banks, Inc. has licensed and is in the process of integrating two Carreker solutions for improving back office processing and carrying out the bank's vision for a convergent payments operation.

    All Transactions File(TM) (ATF), designed as an open, central repository of all check and electronic transaction data, is being leveraged by banks to include other payment types, including the growing phenomenon of checks converted to ACH. Likewise Adjustments/Express(TM) (AE), an image-based, workflow automation system that improves the entire back-office research and adjustments process, can be extended to resolve disputes involving multiple payment types and a number of processing models such as Back-Office Conversion recently announced by NACHA.

    Don Marks, senior vice president, SunTrust Bank, said, "Our payments vision calls for a vast 'payments store' where we can quickly access all information needed for researching and resolving exceptions and adjustments on multiple types of payments across the enterprise. If, as we like to say, a payment is a payment is a payment, then it should follow that an exception is an exception is an exception. With ATF, throughout the lifecycle of any payment transaction, we will be able to access a detailed audit trail. Regardless of whether the item was converted, what decisions might have been made along the way and why -- all this information will be available to our operators. They in turn can make more informed decisions more quickly and respond more promptly to clients."

    Regarding AE, Marks said, "Clearly, image enabling our check adjustments workflow is important in the post-Check 21 environment. In addition, our vision is to provide our customers with just one adjustments contact point and process, regardless of the payment type involved. We expect Carreker's AE to significantly improve our check adjustments productivity and allow us to extend those benefits to other payment types."

    ATF allows operators to access stored data from the bank's capture and collection processes, provides retrieval and display of item information for an entire transaction life cycle, including pay/no pay decisions, incoming and outgoing views of how an item was received, how it was sent, and how it was rendered for final payment. AE allows operators to scan information into the system, retrieve both image and microfilm items, and make entries from all of the main sources of adjustments cases, delivering a virtually paperless, seamless environment.

    The two solutions together form a compelling information management tool: ATF has visibility into all payments activity, while AE can automatically access all needed adjustments information, including data from ATF. As a result, the bank can improve productivity, optimize workloads, reduce errors, reduce float and other costs, speed case resolution, and reduce customer response time.

    John Carreker, president, Global Payments Technologies, Carreker Corporation, said, "As our clients are challenged to manage more transaction data in paper and electronic forms and sometimes both in conversion situations, storing and investigating exceptions has become more complicated, even while customers expect faster and better service. By deploying ATF as their powerful 'payments store' and AE as an all-payments dispute resolution tool, SunTrust is demonstrating its commitment to leadership in the business of payments."

    J.D. (Denny) Carreker, chairman and CEO, Carreker Corporation, said, "SunTrust's dual licensing of ATF and AE validates our vision of integrated image-enabled solutions that not only address our clients' Check 21-driven needs involving image-enablement of paper processes. They also prepare them for the next wave of back office improvements -- a single platform and process for handling multiple types of payment transactions."

    About Carreker Corporation

    Carreker Corporation improves earnings for financial institutions around the world. The Company's integrated consulting and software solutions are designed to increase clients' revenues and reduce their expenses, while improving security and increasing the value of their customer relationships. Carreker provides products and services to more than 250 clients in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Clients include the full range of community, regional and large banks, among them more than 75 of the largest 100 banks in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas since 1978, Carreker Corporation has offices in London and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.carreker.com/ .

    Carreker Corporation

    CONTACT: Ann Cain, Strategic Communications Director, +1-972-371-1748,
    or acain@carreker.com , or Lisa Peterson, Chief Financial Officer,
    +1-972-371-1454, or lpeterson@carreker.com , both of Carreker Corporation

    Web site: http://www.carreker.com/




    BIO-key International Receives BiometriTech(TM) Magazine's 'Product of the Year' AwardBIO-key's IdentityMatch(TM) Honored for Outstanding Innovation

    WALL, N.J., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BKYI) , a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety solutions announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R))'s BiometriTech magazine online ( http://www.tmcnet.com/ ) has named BIO-key's IdentityMatch as a recipient of their 2005 Product of the Year Award. BIO-key received a similar honor in 2003 for WEB-key(TM), an Internet-ready, 3-tiered architecture based on BIO-key's proprietary Vector Segment Technology(TM) and in 2004 for True User Identification(TM), a solution based on BIO-key's powerful indexing algorithms (as opposed to legacy binning approaches) to achieve unprecedented speed in locating fingerprints.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050509/BIOKEYLOGO )

    IdentityMatch, based on BIO-key's patented VST fingerprint matching software, is an "In Station Fingerprint Tool" that enables law enforcement agencies to capture, store, retrieve and identify fingerprints from live or latent prints. This unique tool provides law enforcement agencies with the ability to store and search fingerprints and the associated demographic data as well as the ability to compare new prints with those previously captured. This solution can be deployed as a low-cost AFIS alternative or for a wide variety of routine identification transactions not supported by AFIS.

    "When combined with BIO-key's mobile computing software, a suspect's identity can be quickly captured at an incident scene using a mobile fingerprint reader and sent wirelessly to the IdentityMatch server and compared against its database of stored fingerprints. The results are returned quickly, delivering the information when and where it is needed and front line personnel get the information they need faster to make informed decisions!" commented Mike DePasquale, CEO of BIO-key.

    "Each year BiometriTech magazine bestows its Product of the Year awards on companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements in the biometrics industry. BIO-key has once again demonstrated to the editors of BiometriTech that its products or services have gone the extra mile to create a truly innovative product," said Rich Tehrani, President and Group Publisher of BiometriTech.

    The Product of the Year Award winners for 2005 will be published in the May 2006 issue of BiometriTech magazine online ( http://www.biometritech.com/ ).

    About BIO-key

    BIO-key develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high-performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise data to improve security, convenience and privacy and to reduce identity theft. Over 2,500 police, fire and emergency services departments in North America use BIO-key solutions, making BIO-key the leading supplier of mobile and wireless solutions for public safety worldwide. ( http://www.bio-key.com/ )

    About TMC(R)

    Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes two print magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions, and Internet Telephony; five digital publications, SIP Magazine, Speech-World, WiFI Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, WiMAX Magazine; and the online publications TMCnet.com, Planet PDA Magazine, WiFi Revolution, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces The VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. TMCnet.com publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at http://www.tmcnet.com/ .

    BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. The words "estimate," "project," "intends," "expects," "believes" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    For more information contact: Julie Garand BIO-key International 508-460-4036 julie.garand@bio-key.com Andrew Katz 203-852-6800, ext. 279 akatz@tmcnet.com

    Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050509/BIOKEYLOGO
    AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com BIO-key International Inc.

    CONTACT: Julie Garand of BIO-key International, +1-508-460-4036,
    julie.garand@bio-key.com , or Andrew Katz of TMC, +1-203-852-6800, ext. 279,
    akatz@tmcnet.com

    Web site: http://www.bio-key.com/
    http://www.tmcnet.com/
    http://www.biometritech.com/




    AT&T Builds Nationwide Network for Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.AT&T Connects 82 Taiho Locations Across Japan With Network Integration Service

    TOKYO, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. announced today that it has built an 82-site network across Japan for Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., one of Japan's leading pharmaceutical companies. Leveraging its integrated Global Enterprise Management System (iGEMS), AT&T provides Taiho with full network integration services, including wide area network design, network construction, migration testing and management.

    Taiho Pharmaceutical realized the need to strengthen its telecommunications network during the implementation of a new enterprise management system and its recent expansion of new branches and local offices. In particular, the company needed a solution that would provide efficient and reliable network management. Taiho selected AT&T to implement a new nationwide network to provide increased efficiency while enhancing cost-effectiveness and achieving tighter information management.

    "As globalization proceeds, competition within the pharmaceutical industry has become more intense," says Mr. Hisashi Kuroda, director of Information Technology Department at Taiho Pharmaceutical. "In considering future business management, we realized that an enhanced network is essential. The proposals and plans put forward by AT&T corresponded directly to our principles, so it was clear that we were making the right decision to adopt them."

    AT&T's network provides Taiho Pharmaceutical with faster and more flexible communications without incurring additional costs. The network has a dual structure, offering complete redundancy, utilizing a variety of telecommunications providers and using AT&T's iGEMS system for network monitoring. As a result, the network ensures a high degree of fault tolerance for all 82 locations and can, therefore, minimize the impact of disasters and faults. AT&T also planned and performed migration testing throughout the implementation, resulting in seamless integration that did not interfere with Taiho's daily operations.

    Within seven months, the new AT&T network was up and running at all proposed Taiho locations. The network will allow Taiho to respond flexibly and swiftly to future changes in business, systems and technology.

    "Taiho's need for such a large-scale network was exciting for us. We were confident that our network would withstand this capacity because of our solid track record in providing network integration services and our accumulated skills from in-depth, hands-on experience," says Norihiko Minato, president of AT&T Japan. "We look forward to maintaining our relationship with Taiho, as they continue to expand and grow their business."

    In order to respond to the needs of its customers quickly, Taiho Pharmaceutical has also implemented AT&T's remote access services, particularly for its medical representatives, that will allow employees to access the network from any location, any time.

    About TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.

    Established in 1963, with its headquarters in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Taiho Pharmaceutical is one of Japan's leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and has produced many innovative pharmaceutical products in the three major fields of oncology, allergy and urology, and has carried out the research, manufacturing and sales of health care products, as typified by the TIOVITA Drink (Nutrient tonic) and SOLMACK (Crude drug gastrointestinal remedy). The company, whose President is Toru Usami, has nine research laboratories, four plants, 24 branches and 51 local offices throughout Japan. It has 120.9 billion yen of sales, and 2,361 employees. For more information, please visit the following web site at http://www.taiho.co.jp/index.html .

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at http://www.att.com/ .

    Subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. provide products and services under the AT&T brand.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Kazuo Nakata, Director of Public Relations of AT&T Japan Ltd.,
    +81-3-5545-9857, Fax, + 81-3-3589-0610

    Web site: http://www.att.com/
    http://www.taiho.co.jp/index.html




    Equifax to Offer 50 Percent Discount to Veterans Who Order Equifax Credit Watch(TM) Monitoring Products

    ATLANTA, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Equifax Inc. today announced it will offer Equifax Credit Watch credit monitoring products at half price to all American veterans whose identities might have been compromised as a result of the recent security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060224/CLF037LOGO)

    On May 22, the VA announced the theft of an employee's government-issued computer that contained identifying information including names, dates of birth, service numbers and Social Security numbers of up to 26.5 million veterans. While the VA said there is no evidence that this information has been compromised, Equifax believes potential victims need to take precautionary steps to safeguard their personal information that may fall into criminal hands.

    Equifax Credit Watch provides alerts based on key credit file changes that could be early warning signs of identity theft. Credit Watch offers veterans and all Americans comprehensive identity theft protection, as well as a dedicated team of Equifax ID theft resolution specialists who assist victims with the process of redressing the damage resulting from ID theft.

    Available at http://www.equifax.com/, Equifax Credit Watch with 3-in-1 Monitoring provides consumers with daily alerts of key changes to their credit files with any of the three nationwide credit reporting companies; Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. Equifax Credit Watch Gold monitors a consumer's Equifax credit file and sends daily alerts of key changes. Equifax Credit Watch Silver provides weekly alerts of key changes to the Equifax credit file. Veterans will be able to take advantage of these products at a 50 percent discount through June 30.

    In the meantime, the VA is asking all veterans to be extra vigilant and to carefully monitor their bank statements, credit card statements and any statements relating to recent financial transactions. If veterans notice unusual or suspicious activity, they should report it immediately to the financial institution involved and contact the Federal Trade Commission for further guidance.

    Veterans can receive the latest information about this incident by going to http://www.firstgov.gov/veteransinfo.shtml, or by contacting the VA's dedicated call center for the latest information about this situation. That toll free number is 1-800-FED INFO (1-800-333-4636). The call center will operate from 8 am to 9 pm (EDT), Monday-Saturday as long as it is needed.

    To learn more about Equifax Credit Watch and other steps Americans should take to protect themselves from identity theft, go to http://www.equifax.com/. Equifax also provides a free credit education program, in both English and Spanish, at http://www.mycrediteducation.com/.

    About Equifax (http://www.equifax.com/)

    Equifax Inc. is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. We are one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. Utilizing our databases, advanced analytics and proprietary enabling technology, we provide real-time answers for our customers. This innovative ability to transform information into intelligence is valued by customers across a wide range of industries and markets. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax employs approximately 4,600 people in 13 countries throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax was founded 107 years ago, and today is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500(R) Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.

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    CONTACT: David Rubinger, +1-404-885-8555, or david.rubinger@equifax.com,
    or Jennifer Costello, +1-404-885-8907, or jennifer.costello@equifax.com, both
    of Equifax Inc.

    Web site: http://www.equifax.com/
    http://www.firstgov.gov/veteransinfo.shtml
    http://www.mycrediteducation.com/




    FreeStar Technology Corp's Rahaxi Processing Oy. Receives MasterCard SecureCode(R) Service Certification

    DUBLIN, Ireland, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FreeStar Technology Corp. (BULLETIN BOARD: FSRT) , an international card payments processor and technology company, today announced that Rahaxi Processing Oy. achieved successful completion of certification for MasterCard SecureCode(R) online payment card security service.

    The company explained that MasterCard has developed a payment authentication technology enabling MasterCard(R) issuer banks to authenticate a cardholder prior to cardholder consummating a transaction over the Internet at participating merchants.

    FreeStar Technology President and CEO Paul Egan said, "The certification adds an extra value added security feature to existing Rahaxi Processing Oy's portfolio of international standard card payments processing products and services, including the Internet Payment Gateway for the fast-growing, global e-commerce market."

    "MasterCard SecureCode(R) is a payment initiative designed to reduce the risk of unauthorized use of a cardholder account by authenticating the cardholder attempting to make a purchase online. Authentications make Internet shopping safer for both buyers and sellers on the web by reducing the merchant's exposure to fraud and protecting the cardholders from fraudulent use of their credit card," added Angel Pacheco, chief technology officer of Freestar Technology.

    Mr. Pacheco also added that Rahaxi Processing improves its offering by providing secure payment environments to POS merchants and to its growing e-commerce and m-commerce portfolios.

    About MasterCard SecureCode(R)

    MasterCard SecureCode is initiated on a retailer's Web site and interacts with both the cardholder and their card issuer. When a customer checks out from an e-commerce merchant, an in-line window appears asking them to enter a unique, personal code that has been registered with their bank. The bank then authenticates the cardholder and provides the electronic retailer evidence of the online purchase. For more information, please visit http://www.mastercard.com/

    About Freestar Technology Corp.

    FreeStar Technology Corp. is a payment processing company. Its wholly owned subsidiary Rahaxi Processing Oy., based in Helsinki, has a robust Northern European BASE24 credit card processing platform. Rahaxi currently processes in excess of 1.35 million card payments per month for such companies as Finnair, Ikea and Stockman. The company, based in Dublin, Ireland, maintains satellite offices in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Helsinki and Geneva. For more information, please visit http://www.freestartech.com/

    Forward looking statements:

    Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. When used in this press release, the words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "plans," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These are statements that relate to future periods and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our adequacy of cash, expectations regarding net losses and cash flow, statements regarding our growth, our need for future financing, our dependence on personnel, and our operating expenses. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed above as well as risks set forth above under "Factors That May Affect Our Results." These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Technical complications that may arise could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The companies caution that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in FreeStar's Form 10-KSB filing and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov/). FreeStar undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    For more information, please contact: Investor Relations: Arun Chakraborty Stern & Co. Telephone: 212-888-0044 achakrab@sternco.com or Paul Egan FreeStar Technology Corporation Telephone: 809-368-2001 pegan@freestartech.com

    FreeStar Technology Corp.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations: Arun Chakraborty of Stern & Co.,
    +1-212-888-0044, achakrab@sternco.com; or Paul Egan of FreeStar Technology
    Corporation, +1-809-368-2001, or pegan@freestartech.com

    Web site: http://www.freestartech.com/
    http://www.mastercard.com/




    Golden Telecom, Nortel Make Long Distance Communications Simple and Affordable

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    - GT Network Expansion Reaches More than 40 Million Potential Customers in Russia

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    Golden Telecom, a leading alternative telecommunications operator in Russia, has deployed Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX: NT) technology to complete its long-distance and international Federal Transit Network (FTN). The network is designed to help operators across Russia provide more cost-effective long-distance and international voice and data services.

    According to IKS-Consulting, the current size of the Russian long distance market is approximately eight million business and 32 million residential customers. The newly-deployed FTN has significantly extended Golden Telecom's geographic reach across Russia. Prior to launching its FTN , Golden Telecom had provided long distance services to customers and operators directly connected to the company's nine, city-wide, local digital networks across Russia.

    "Our work with Golden Telecom is an excellent demonstration of the scope of our capability," said Sorin Lupu, president, Nortel Russia, Eastern Europe and Israel. "Nortel's work on the Federal Transit Network is designed to help make it simpler and more affordable for Russia's regional operators to provide more people with long-distance and international telephone services."

    The FTN consists of four international communication transit nodes, seven intercity communications transit nodes, and 88 access nodes. It utilizes 50 Nortel Multiservice Switch 7400s to create a common network infrastructure providing increased capacity and extended network reach. The Nortel switching equipment is designed to help lower the network's operational costs by routing transmissions across a fast, and more cost- effective route. This also assists Golden Telecom to reduce the network leasing costs to regional operators.

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    About Nortel

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next- generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as " could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates ", "plans", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different. Although Nortel believes expectations reflected in such forward- looking statements are reasonable based upon certain assumptions, they may prove to be inaccurate and consequently Nortel's actual results or events could differ materially from its expectations set out in this press release . Further, actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's restatements and related matters including: Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements and related events; the negative impact on Nortel and NNL of their most recent restatement and delay in filing their financial statements and related periodic reports (including the anticipated delay in filing the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2006) causing them to breach their public debt indentures and, if the delay extends beyond June 15, 2006, their obligations under their credit facilities, with the possibility that the holders of their public debt or NNL's lenders would seek to accelerate the maturity of that debt, and causing, if the delay extends beyond June 15, 2006, a breach of NNL's support facility with EDC with the possibility that EDC would refuse to issue additional support under the facility, terminate its commitments under the facility or require NNL to cash collateralize all existing support; legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, or any substantial regulatory fines or other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing regulatory and criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada; any significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash payment and/or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity positions resulting from the finalization and approval of its proposed class action settlement, or if such proposed class action settlement is not finalized, any larger settlements or awards of damages in respect of such class actions; any unsuccessful remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting resulting in an inability to report Nortel's results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial measures; Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its shelf registration filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Nortel's below investment grade credit rating and any further adverse effect on its credit rating due to Nortel's restatement of its financial statements; any adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its publicly traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity related to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract or retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives; any breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the NYSE or TSX causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension or delisting procedures; any default in Nortel's filing obligations extending beyond July 15, 2006 for the 2006 First Quarter Form 10-Qs, causing any Canadian securities regulatory authority to impose an order to cease all trading in Nortel's securities within the applicable jurisdiction or to impose such an order sooner if Nortel fails to comply with the alternate information guidelines of such regulatory authorities; ( ii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's business including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of Nortel's operating results; reduced demand and pricing pressures for its products due to global economic conditions, significant competition, competitive pricing practice, cautious capital spending by customers, increased industry consolidation, rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new product introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry; any material and adverse affects on Nortel's performance if its expectations regarding market demand for particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers in its efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's operating results and any related volatility in the market price of its publicly traded securities arising from any decline in its gross margin, or fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contract and contract manufacturing agreements including as a result of using a sole supplier for key optical networking solutions components, and any defects or errors in Nortel's current or planned products; any negative impact to Nortel of its failure to achieve its business transformation objectives; additional valuation allowances for all or a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's failure to protect its intellectual property rights, or any adverse judgments or settlements arising out of disputes regarding intellectual property; changes in regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry; Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting systems and processes, manage and grow its business, or create an effective risk management strategy; and (iii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's liquidity, financing arrangements and capital including: the impact of Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements; any acceleration under their public debt indentures and credit facilities, which may result in Nortel and NNL being unable to meet their respective payment obligations; any inability of Nortel to manage cash flow fluctuations to fund working capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high levels of debt, limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business opportunities because of credit facility covenants, or on obtaining additional secured debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing certain of Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its credit facilities; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel if it is unable to secure alternative support for obligations arising from certain normal course business activities, or any inability of Nortel's subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative effect to Nortel of the need to make larger defined benefit plans contributions in the future or exposure to customer credit risks or inability of customers to fulfill payment obligations under customer financing arrangements; any negative impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's publicly traded securities, or any future share consolidation resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse effect on the liquidity of Nortel's common shares. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and NNL's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    (x) Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel Networks.

    Nortel

    For further information: Greta Brown, +44-1628-43-2968, gretab@nortel.com; Bo Gowan, (+972)-685-8278, bogowan@nortel.com




    Golden Telecom, Nortel Make Long Distance Communications Simple and AffordableGT Network Expansion Reaches More than 40 Million Potential Customers in Russia

    MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Telecom, a leading alternative telecommunications operator in Russia, has deployed Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX: NT) technology to complete its long-distance and international Federal Transit Network (FTN). The network is designed to help operators across Russia provide more cost-effective long-distance and international voice and data services.

    According to IKS-Consulting, the current size of the Russian long distance market is approximately eight million business and 32 million residential customers. The newly-deployed FTN has significantly extended Golden Telecom's geographic reach across Russia. Prior to launching its FTN, Golden Telecom had provided long distance services to customers and operators directly connected to the company's nine, city-wide, local digital networks across Russia.

    "Our work with Golden Telecom is an excellent demonstration of the scope of our capability," said Sorin Lupu, president, Nortel Russia, Eastern Europe and Israel. "Nortel's work on the Federal Transit Network is designed to help make it simpler and more affordable for Russia's regional operators to provide more people with long-distance and international telephone services."

    The FTN consists of four international communication transit nodes, seven intercity communications transit nodes, and 88 access nodes. It utilizes 50 Nortel Multiservice Switch 7400s to create a common network infrastructure providing increased capacity and extended network reach. The Nortel switching equipment is designed to help lower the network's operational costs by routing transmissions across a fast, and more cost-effective route. This also assists Golden Telecom to reduce the network leasing costs to regional operators.

    About Nortel

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next-generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at http://www.nortel.com/. For the latest Nortel news, visit http://www.nortel.com/news.

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different. Although Nortel believes expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable based upon certain assumptions, they may prove to be inaccurate and consequently Nortel's actual results or events could differ materially from its expectations set out in this press release. Further, actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's restatements and related matters including: Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements and related events; the negative impact on Nortel and NNL of their most recent restatement and delay in filing their financial statements and related periodic reports (including the anticipated delay in filing the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2006) causing them to breach their public debt indentures and, if the delay extends beyond June 15, 2006, their obligations under their credit facilities, with the possibility that the holders of their public debt or NNL's lenders would seek to accelerate the maturity of that debt, and causing, if the delay extends beyond June 15, 2006, a breach of NNL's support facility with EDC with the possibility that EDC would refuse to issue additional support under the facility, terminate its commitments under the facility or require NNL to cash collateralize all existing support; legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, or any substantial regulatory fines or other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing regulatory and criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada; any significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash payment and/or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity positions resulting from the finalization and approval of its proposed class action settlement, or if such proposed class action settlement is not finalized, any larger settlements or awards of damages in respect of such class actions; any unsuccessful remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting resulting in an inability to report Nortel's results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial measures; Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its shelf registration filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Nortel's below investment grade credit rating and any further adverse effect on its credit rating due to Nortel's restatement of its financial statements; any adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its publicly traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity related to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract or retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives; any breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the NYSE or TSX causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension or delisting procedures; any default in Nortel's filing obligations extending beyond July 15, 2006 for the 2006 First Quarter Form 10-Qs, causing any Canadian securities regulatory authority to impose an order to cease all trading in Nortel's securities within the applicable jurisdiction or to impose such an order sooner if Nortel fails to comply with the alternate information guidelines of such regulatory authorities; (ii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's business including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of Nortel's operating results; reduced demand and pricing pressures for its products due to global economic conditions, significant competition, competitive pricing practice, cautious capital spending by customers, increased industry consolidation, rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new product introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry; any material and adverse affects on Nortel's performance if its expectations regarding market demand for particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers in its efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's operating results and any related volatility in the market price of its publicly traded securities arising from any decline in its gross margin, or fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contract and contract manufacturing agreements including as a result of using a sole supplier for key optical networking solutions components, and any defects or errors in Nortel's current or planned products; any negative impact to Nortel of its failure to achieve its business transformation objectives; additional valuation allowances for all or a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's failure to protect its intellectual property rights, or any adverse judgments or settlements arising out of disputes regarding intellectual property; changes in regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry; Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting systems and processes, manage and grow its business, or create an effective risk management strategy; and (iii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's liquidity, financing arrangements and capital including: the impact of Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements; any acceleration under their public debt indentures and credit facilities, which may result in Nortel and NNL being unable to meet their respective payment obligations; any inability of Nortel to manage cash flow fluctuations to fund working capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high levels of debt, limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business opportunities because of credit facility covenants, or on obtaining additional secured debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing certain of Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its credit facilities; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel if it is unable to secure alternative support for obligations arising from certain normal course business activities, or any inability of Nortel's subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative effect to Nortel of the need to make larger defined benefit plans contributions in the future or exposure to customer credit risks or inability of customers to fulfill payment obligations under customer financing arrangements; any negative impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's publicly traded securities, or any future share consolidation resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse effect on the liquidity of Nortel's common shares. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and NNL's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    (x) Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel

    Networks.

    Nortel

    CONTACT: Greta Brown, +44 1628 43 2968, gretab@nortel.com; Bo Gowan,
    (972) 685-8278, bogowan@nortel.com




    Reynolds and Reynolds Announces Proposal to Acquire DCS Group PLC

    DAYTON, Ohio, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Note: The proposal referred to in this announcement has been announced by Reynolds and Reynolds UK Holding Limited in the UK

    The Reynolds and Reynolds Company (NYSE: REY) today announced that the board of its wholly owned subsidiary Reynolds and Reynolds UK Holding Limited has reached agreement with the board of DCS Group PLC on the terms of a recommended proposal for the cash acquisition of DCS.

    The transaction is valued at 21.7 million pounds Sterling (approximately US$41 million U.S.), including net debt of 10.8 million pounds (approximately US$20 million U.S.) as of December 31, 2005. The acquisition is to be implemented by means of a court approved process and requires the approval of DCS shareholders and court sanction in the UK. If approved, it is expected to become effective July 27. DCS shareholders would receive 31.5 pence (approximately US$0.60) for each DCS share.

    DCS is one of the leading providers of software and services to the European automotive retailing market. Its customers include approximately 4,500 dealers. DCS will become part of the Reynolds International organization, which serves dealers and OEM networks in 36 countries.

    Fin O'Neill, president and CEO of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company and chairman of the board of Reynolds & Reynolds UK Holding Limited, said, "The combination of the DCS customer base and product offering and Reynolds' resources, brand and automotive retail experience will bring benefits to both groups' customers. It will enhance Reynolds' ability to offer its broad range of additional product solutions to the large existing DCS customer base, which includes the majority of the top automotive manufacturers in Europe, and will also provide opportunities to market some DCS products to Reynolds' existing customer base."

    Doug Ventura, executive vice president, Reynolds International, said, "The international dealer services market is one of the keys to the growth of our company. With the intellectual assets and market reach of DCS, we will be better able to address and anticipate the needs of our global customers."

    Following the acquisition, Reynolds will serve more than 15,000 dealers worldwide.

    Colin Amies, chairman, DCS Group PLC, said, "We believe that the recommended acquisition of DCS will benefit all our stakeholders by giving value at a significant premium to the current market valuation as well as providing the benefits to our customers, employees and associates that accrue from being part of a large global organization."

    Stephen Yapp, chief executive, DCS Group PLC, said, "Reynolds and DCS share a common vision -- to deliver solutions and services that help dealers manage change and improve their profitability. Reynolds intends to offer, maintain and support the solutions used by DCS customers as the combined organization moves forward following completion."

    Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements contained herein constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future company or industry performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions. Forward-looking statements made by the company may be identified by the use of words such as "will," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict, including the scheduled date for the company's annual meeting; the time and documentation necessary to implement changes in accounting policy in order to prepare and review financial statements for quarterly periods; the company's ability to make further timely filings of its required periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; the effect of a further delay on the listing of the company's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange, the funding availability under the company's credit facilities or upon outstanding debt obligations; the company's ability to maintain adequate cash balances for operating and for debt defeasance; any adverse response of any of the Company's vendors, customers, media and others relating to the delay of the company's periodic reports, and additional uncertainties related to accounting issues. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, forecasted or implied in any forward-looking statement. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    About DCS

    DCS Automotive (http://www.dcsautomotive.com) is a subsidiary company of DCS Group plc (http://www.dcsgroup.co.uk). DCS Automotive has offices in Germany, France, UK, Switzerland and Spain. It is one of the leading European providers of integrated IT solutions and services that enable automotive franchised dealers manage their businesses and improve their profitability. The company is a leader in the French, German and Swiss marketplaces. It has more than 30 years experience of successfully serving dealers and automotive distribution groups of the major European OEMs including Audi, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen.

    About Reynolds

    Reynolds and Reynolds (http://www.reyrey.com) helps automobile dealers sell cars and take care of customers. Serving dealers since 1927, it is a leading provider of dealer management systems in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's award-winning product, service and training solutions include a full range of retail Web and Customer Relationship Management solutions, e-learning and consulting services, documents, data management and integration, networking and support and leasing services. Reynolds serves automotive retailers and OEMs globally through its incadea solution and a worldwide partner network, as well as through its consulting practice.

    Web site: http://www.reyrey.com http://www.dcsautomotive.com http://www.dcsgroup.co.uk

    The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

    Media, Mark Feighery of Reynolds, +1-937-485-8107, or mark_feighery@reyrey.com; or Stephen Yapp of DCS, +44 (0)-19-2648-8200; or Investors, John Shave of Reynolds, +1-937-485-1633, or John_shave@reyrey.com; or Ginny Pulbrook of DCS, +44-(0)-20-7282-2945, or ginny.pulbrook@citigatedr.co.uk; FCMN Contact: michelle_zendah@reyrey.com




    VeriSign's Real-Time Publishing Group, Moreover Technologies, Announces Next Generation News and Blog Search Portal for Global Enterprises, CI-Newsdesk 3.0

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Real-time Aggregation Platform Delivers Comprehensive, Critical Information

    Moreover Technologies, a VeriSign Company (Nasdaq: VRSN) and the premier provider of online current awareness and business information, today announced the release of the Moreover Connected Intelligence (CI) Newsdesk 3.0, an easy-to-use, customizable news and blogs search portal for up to the minute information essential to strategic decision making for global enterprises. CI-Newsdesk is an example of VeriSign Real-Time Publisher Services, a suite of intelligent infrastructure services that allow organizations to review and organize massive amounts of constantly updated public information, and distribute links, in real time, to enterprises, Web-portal developers, application developers, and consumers.

    "In today's environment, keeping up with breaking industry news is vital," said Mark McLaughlin, senior vice president and general manager of Verisign's Naming and Directory Services. "Organizations need up to the minute information not only from standard news sources, but to other forms of media like blogs and podcasts to effectively compete and respond to ever changing markets."

    Providing personalized viewing to more than 20,000 news sources and millions of blogs, CI-Newsdesk delivers a broad and comprehensive view of current events impacting an organization, enabling corporations of any size to make well informed decisions and execute initiatives more swiftly. CI-Newsdesk requires no technical resources to install or maintain and can be customized to match operational and individual requirements.

    "The CI-Newsdesk product delivers imperative, real-time public information to knowledge workers around the globe," said Michael Kopp, director of product marketing for Moreover Technologies. "Its reliability and affordability allows organizations to deploy it company wide giving everyone access to the information that drives and influences business day to day and hour to hour."

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    media, Brian O'Shaughnessy, +1-650-426-5270, or boshaughnessy@verisign.com, or investors, Tom McCallum, +1-650-426-3744, tmccallum@verisign.com, both of Versign Inc.




    Reynolds and Reynolds annonce une proposition d'acquisition de DCS Group PLC

    DAYTON, Ohio, May 24 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Remarque : la proposition dont il est question dans ce communiqué a été annoncée au Royaume-Uni par Reynolds and Reynolds UK Holding Limited

    The Reynolds and Reynolds Company (NYSE : REY), a annoncé aujourd'hui que le conseil d'administration de sa filiale à part entière Reynolds and Reynolds UK Holding Limited est parvenu à un accord avec le conseil d'administration de DCS Group PLC au sujet des conditions de l'offre d'achat amicale des titres de DCS.

    La transaction a une valeur en livres sterling de 21,7 millions de livres sterling (41 millions US$), y compris une dette nette de 10,8 millions de livres sterling (20 millions US$) au 31 décembre 2005. L'acquisition devrait être mise en oeuvre par l'intermédiaire d'une procédure autorisée par les tribunaux et pour laquelle l'accord des actionnaires de DCS et l'aval des tribunaux sont nécessaires. Si autorisé, cet achat devrait devenir effectif le 27 juillet. Les actionnaires de DCS recevront 31,5 pences (0,60 US$) par action de DCS.

    DCS est un fournisseur leader de logiciels et de services sur le marché européen de la vente au détail d'automobiles. Sa clientèle comprend environ 4 500 concessionnaires. DCS rejoindra l'organisation de Reynolds International qui est au service de réseaux de concessionnaires et d'équipementiers dans 36 pays.

    Doug Ventura, Vice Président Exécutif de Reynolds International, a déclaré : << La combinaison de la clientèle et de la gamme de produits de DCS avec les ressources, la marque et l'expérience de Reynolds dans la distribution automobile sera un atout pour les clients des deux groupes. Elle améliorera la capacité de Reynolds à offrir son éventail étendu de solutions à l'importante clientèle de DCS, qui comprend la majorité des fabricants automobiles européens les plus importants, et favorisera également la commercialisation de certains produits de DCS auprès de la clientèle de Reynolds. >>

    << Le marché international des services aux concessionnaires est une des clefs de la croissance de notre société. Grâce à la propriété intellectuelle et aux parts de marché de DCS, nous serons mieux en mesure de répondre aux besoins de nos clients mondiaux et de les anticiper. >>

    Suite à cette acquisition, Reynolds sera au service de plus de 15 000 concessionnaires dans le monde entier.

    De son côté Colin Amies, président du conseil d'administration de DCS Group PLC, estime : << Nous croyons que l'offre amicale d'achat des titres de DCS sera bénéficiaire à toutes nos parties intéressées en offrant de la valeur, en vertu d'une prime considérable par rapport à l'évaluation actuelle du marché, ainsi qu'en fournissant les avantages qui découlent de l'association avec une organisation mondiale importante, à nos clients, à nos employés et à nos associés. >>

    Pour Stephen Yapp, PDG de DCS Group PLC : << Reynolds et DCS partagent une vision commune visant à offrir des solutions et des services qui aident les concessionnaires à gérer le changement et à améliorer leur rentabilité. Reynolds a l'intention d'offrir, de maintenir et de supporter les solutions utilisées par les clients de DCS tandis que la nouvelle organisation continue d'aller de l'avant suite à la conclusion de la transaction. >>

    Avertissement concernant les énoncés prévisionnels

    Certains énoncés du présent communiqué de presse constituent des énoncés prévisionnels au sens de la loi sur la réforme du traitement des litiges du secteur privé de 1995. Les énoncés prévisionnels sont basés sur des attentes, des évaluations, des prévisions et des projections actuelles de rendements futurs des compagnies ou des industries en fonction du jugement des gestionnaires, de leurs croyances, des tendances et des conditions actuelles du marché. Les énoncés prévisionnels au nom de la société peuvent être repérés par l'utilisation de termes comme << prévoit >>, << anticipe >>, << s'attend >>, << planifie >>, << croit >>, << recherche >>, << estime >> et des expressions semblables. Les énoncés prévisionnels ne constituent pas une garantie du rendement futur et supposent certains risques, incertitudes et hypothèses difficiles à prédire, y compris la date prévue de l'assemblée générale annuelle de la société, la durée et la documentation nécessaires pour mettre en oeuvre les changements de la politique comptable afin de préparer et revoir les déclarations financières trimestrielles ; la capacité de la société à effectuer dans les délais les autres soumissions périodiques en conformité à la loi Securities Exchange Act de 1934 ; l'effet d'un retard supplémentaire de l'introduction des actions ordinaires de la société à la bourse de New York ; la disponibilité de financement en fonction des facilités de crédit offertes à la société ou selon des obligations de dettes en cours ; la capacité de la société à maintenir une trésorerie adéquate pour l'exploitation et la réduction de la dette ; toute réaction adverse de la part de tout vendeur, client, organe de presse ou autre au sujet du retard des rapports périodiques de la société et des incertitudes touchant à d'autres problèmes comptables. Les résultats réels sont susceptibles d'être considérablement différents de ce qui est exprimé, prévu ou sous-entendu dans tout énoncé prévisionnel. La société ne s'engage d'aucune façon à actualiser ni à réviser ses prévisions à la lumière de nouveaux événements ou pour toute autre raison.

    A propos de DCS

    DCS Automotive (www.dcsautomotive.com) est une filiale de DCS Group plc (www.dcsgroup.co.uk). DCS Automotive possède des bureaux en Allemagne, en France, au Royaume-Uni, en Suisse et en Espagne. La société est un des fournisseurs européens leaders de solutions et de services informatiques permettant aux concessionnaires automobiles franchisés de gérer leurs affaires et d'améliorer leur rentabilité. La société est leader sur les marchés français, allemands et suisses. Elle possède plus de 30 ans d'expérience couronnée de succès au service de concessionnaires et de groupes de distribution automobiles pour les plus importants équipementiers européens, y compris Audi, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault et Volkswagen.

    A propos de Reynolds

    Reynolds and Reynolds (www.reyrey.com) aide les concessionnaires automobiles à vendre des voitures et à s'occuper de leurs clients. Au service des concessionnaires depuis 1927, la société est le fournisseur principal de DMS(systèmes de gestion de concessions), aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Les solutions primées de produits, services et formation de la société comprennent un éventail complet de solutions de vente au détail sur le Web et CRM (gestion de la relation client), de solutions e-learning et de conseils, d'intégration et de gestion des documents et des données, de réseautage et de soutien ainsi que de services de location. A l'échelle mondiale, Reynolds est au service des revendeurs automobiles et des équipementiers par l'intermédiaire de sa solution incadea et d'un réseau international de partenaires ainsi qu'au travers de ses activités conseils.

    Site Web : http://www.reyrey.com http://www.dcsautomotive.com http://www.dcsgroup.co.uk

    The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

    Presse, Mark Feighery, Reynolds, +1-937-485-8107, ou mark_feighery@reyrey.com ; ou Stephen Yapp, DCS, +44(0)19-2648-8200 ; ou investisseurs, John Shave, Reynolds, +1-937-485-1633, ou John_shave@reyrey.com ; ou Ginny Pulbrook, DCS, +44(0)20-7282-2945, ou ginny.pulbrook@citigatedr.co.uk

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