Wednesday June 24, 2:30 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Mayor Brown, Supervisor Kaufman and ObjectSoft Launch Neighborhood City Hall Kiosk Program
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 1998--Mayor Brown along with ObjectSoft Corporation (NASDAQ: OSFT - news) dedicated the first SmartSign Kiosk in the San Francisco Municipal Railway System (MUNI) of the Castro District today.
This dedication marks the beginning of what will be known as the ``Neighborhood City Hall Program,'' bringing community and government information to the fingertips of residents and visitors.
Content on the kiosk created for the San Francisco area includes searchable databases of information and event listings on museums, sports, restaurants and other entertainment as well as local Castro merchant information. Additionally, ObjectSoft has enlisted the San Francisco Public Library and the Castro Area Planning and Action as content partners. (Full Kiosk Menu below)
As a part of the ``Neighborhood City Hall Program,'' SmartSign Kiosks will also bring information and regulations, forms and city services, neighborhoods, social services, and agencies services to San Francisco residents and tourists directly from the City computers using multi-media technologies. Users will soon be able to do anything from paying taxes to applying for dog licenses.
``Using an ATM-type touch screen, residents and visitors of the Castro Area may now have access to City Hall information without actually making the trip,'' said George Febish, Co-CEO and president of ObjectSoft. ``With the added entertainment and transit information, SmartSign Kiosks will revolutionize the way the consumer citizen is informed, entertained and educated by local governments and businesses.''
``This is exactly the kind of project that CAPA envisioned when we began three years ago,'' according to Joe Curtin, president of Castro Area Planning and Action. ``The new kiosks will welcome Castro's tourists and assist our residents to further solidify the community by encouraging connections with the local business community and organizations.''
Regina Minudri, City Librarian for the San Francisco Public Library said, ``The San Francisco Public Library is excited to be part of this outreach project that will make resource information more readily available to everyone. The Library's database, the Community Connection as part of the SmartSign Kiosk, will provide up-to-date and valuable information to people who need it.''
Measuring 7-1/2 inches deep and modular in design, the SmartSign Kiosk is a freestanding, interactive, public access kiosk based on Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT - news) Internet, BackOffice and Merchant Server technologies. Alongside the touch-screen of SmartSign are illuminated transit shelter and telephone billboards that provide advertising opportunities and revenues. Additionally, interactive capabilities can be tapped which allow users to obtain printed coupons and additional information from advertisers.
``ObjectSoft offers these 21st century devices for free.'' Said Febish, ``We recover our expenses through advertisements on the kiosk. The tax payer is not burdened in any way.''
Founded in 1990, ObjectSoft is a leader in providing information and Internet-based services and has pioneered secure credit card processing of electronic commerce. ObjectSoft is a publicly held company listed on NASDAQ. For more information on ObjectSoft, visit their website at http://www.objectsoftcorp.com
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning ObjectSoft which are subject to a number of known and unknown risks that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements. Among such risks are those discussed in the Company's Registration Statement on Form SB-2 and its Quarterly Report on Forms 10-QSB and include, but are not limited to, limited operating history, recent establishment of new business divisions, dependence on new and untested products, risks related to technological factors and potential manufacturing difficulties.
Kiosk Menu 1) Neighboorhood City Hall - Content is from SF Library 1. City Government 2. Neighborhood Associations 3. AIDS/HIV 4. Social Services 2) Around Town 1. Museums 2. Parks 3. Sports 4. Restaurants 5. Movies 6. Other information 3) Castro Community 1. Local Events 2. Local Merchants 4) Transportation 1. Street Maps 2. MUNI subway and BART subway Maps 3. Bus maps 4. Fares and schedules 5) Other 1. Help 2. Survey 3. About this Kiosk 4. ObjectSoft Corporation
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