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MicroslateInnovation Management Group (IMG) Signs Agreement with Microslate

Microslate to offer My-T-Pen with its Ruggedized Pen Computers

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June15th, 2002 - IMG, the leading supplier of onscreen utilities for pen, tablet, and touch-based pc systems, announced today that it has signed an OEM license agreement with Microslate Corporation, a leading provider of pen and ruggedized computers. Under terms of the agreement, Microslate will offer IMG's My-T-Pen programmable Onscreen Keyboard utilities with its products.

Microslate computers delivers advanced computing capability in the most challenging rough and tumble environments. Extend the reach of existing information systems all the way to the shop floor, service depot, or warehouse/distribution center. VISTA rugged industrial pc's are also ideal for use on forklifts, hostlers, and pallet trucks, even in the most extreme sub-zero and condensing environments.

My-T-Pen simplifies data entry by eliminating the need for an external keyboard. It can be integrated so that keyboards and panels only appear when needed and can be put away when not in use. On a secure network, the keyboard will automatically launch with the login window, so the operator can logon and off as needed. Keys and panels can be customized to control access and sized to permit accurate entry even with large gloved hands.

"IMG's onscreen keyboard utility is an ideal complement to Microslate' products for a wide variety of environments from Police, Fire, and Emergency Response vehicles, to rugged industrial / commercial environments, said Jerry Hussong, IMG's vice president of sales. "With Microslate's strong presence in the these markets, IMG benefits from the increased customer exposure and Microslate's excellent reputation."

The My-T-Pen (My-Typing-Pen, Soft or Touch Keyboard) product line offers more than 45 programmable U.S. and international 3D onscreen keyboards, with an unlimited number of programmable macro buttons and panels. The main focus of the product line is for use in pen, tablet, and touch pc based systems as an alternative to physical keyboards and membrane panels. The latest release provides full support for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and XPE platforms (as well as Citrix/MS Terminal Services). Prior releases required different products or releases for different versions of Windows.

IMG's products are written at the Windows kernel level, unlike an onscreen keyboard or panel developed in a database, browser, Active-X, Java, or high-level tools such as Visual Basic. This allows IMG to offer complete control over all Windows functions and applications, including ctrl/alt/del, network logons and passwords. Security features include the ability to "hide" keys and lock panels, controlling the user input.

My-T-Pen, My-T-Soft, and My-T-Touch retail for $99.95. OEM, private label, and customized versions are available. Additional information and graphics are available at

About Innovation Management Group

IMG is the primary supplier of programmable U.S. and international onscreen keyboards, button & panel utilities to pen, tablet, and touch pc based systems manufacturers worldwide. Over 85 percent of IMG's business is through pen, tablet, and touch pc based OEMs in automation, assistive technology, data acquisition, emergency response/in-vehicle systems, fleet/naval GPS, HMI, HVAC, instrumentation, Internet appliances, kiosks, machine vision, medical equipment, mobile/military field systems, POS, process control, IR/RF wireless, robotics, simulators, shop floor/MRP, test and measurement, warehouse management, wearable, and whiteboard systems.

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