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Via-PCInnovation Management Group (IMG) Signs OEM Agreement with Via-PC

ViA to offer My-T-Touch with its Wearable PC's

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., August 25th, 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 ViA Inc., a leading provider of Wearable PC's. Under terms of the agreement, ViA will offer IMG's My-T-Touch programmable Onscreen Keyboard utilities with its wearable pc's.

ViA has successfully addresses the mobile worker’s desire for advanced computing in a small, lightweight design. ViA wearables provide desktop power with the convenience of true mobility and the size and weight of a hand-held device.

My-T-Touch 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.

"IMG's onscreen keyboard utility is an ideal complement to ViA's wearable pc's for a wide variety of business and industrial environments, said Jerry Hussong, IMG's vice president of sales. "ViA, Inc. is a leader in the design and production of body-worn mobile computers including industries such as transportation, field service, retail and manufacturing. IMG benefits from the increased customer exposure and ViA's excellent reputation."

The My-T-Touch (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 and XP platforms (and 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 My-T-Soft Info.

About ViA, Inc.

ViA, Inc. is a leader in the design and production of body-worn mobile computers. The company's patented form factors and interfaces provide customers with robust, comfortable, hands-free mobile PC solutions. ViA's customers include industry leaders within various vertical markets including transportation, field service, retail and manufacturing. In 2000, ViA, Inc. was named Minnesota's Fastest Growing Technology Company by Deloittle & Touche's "Fast 50" Program and 82nd Fastest Growing Technology company in the U.S. by Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 500" Program for U.S. technology companies. ViA, incorporated in 1993, is privately held and operates in Burnsville, Minnesota.

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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