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North Communications and Lynden Corporation Partner To Provide Public-Access Kiosks for Credit Unions


LOS ANGELES/WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30,

1998--


Leading technology firms keep credit union members connected 24/7


North Communications (North), the leader in multimedia self-service

touchscreen technology, and Lynden Corporation, the leading provider of turnkey videoconferencing solutions for credit unions nationwide, today announced they are joining forces to expand the range of services offered to credit unions through North's kiosk technology.

Under this agreement, Lynden adds its videoconferencing applications to North's TouchTeller(tm) FS100 platform. Clients of both companies can tap into this enhanced product, which offers credit union members easy access to member services from convenient public locations -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

TouchTeller(tm) FS100 also brings a live, on-screen member service representative to the customer with the touch of a button. Together, North and Lynden's applications provide:

-Secure teller transactions

-Product and services sign-up

-Loan origination through fulfillment, including check printing

-Loan payments

-Value-added Internet access for auto pricing and stock brokerage

-Internet access to the credit union's home page

-Check re-ordering and stop-payment options

-Access to live member services representative through
videoconferencing

``Now, credit unions can reach out to their members in an enhanced, high-touch, high-tech fashion,'' says Rick Rommel, senior vice president of marketing for North. ``Credit union members can use this technology not only to access their credit union but to do so with the help of an on-line member service representative through videoconferencing. The combination of North and Lynden's technologies put credit unions on the cutting edge of member service.''

``The strategy behind Lynden's relationship with North is to provide remote delivery of lending and financial services to credit union members, wrapped in the highest quality package of advanced technology possible,'' says Jeff Finegold, executive vice president of Lynden's credit union division. ``We chose to team with North because as technology providers for the industry, we have our eyes on the same goals. We want to help credit unions keep their members connected in an economical way, so as to boost their bottom line along with member satisfaction.''

Based in Marina del Rey, California, North Communications is a designer, manufacturer and operator of transactional kiosk networks for the public and private sectors. The company is known for its award-winning work for more than 12 years in government, finance and retail projects both domestically and internationally. You can find more information on the Web at www.infonorth.com.

Based in Walnut Creek, California and formed in 1994, Lynden Corporation provides innovative videoconferencing programs, applications and integration tools for the credit union and financial services industries. Lynden's broad range of products and services allow credit union members to interact directly with an in-house/outsource expert to originate, execute and fulfill a variety of transactions, including: consumer and mortgage loans, insurance and financial services. You can find more information on the Web at www.lyndencorp.com.


Contact:
     Megan McDonnell
     For North Communications
     (203) 325-8772, ext. 14
     mmcdonnell@environics-usa.com
           or
     Theresa Laird
     North Communications
     (310) 577-7700, ext. 7305
     tlaird@mdr.infonorth.com
           or
     Jeff Finegold
     Lynden Corporation
     (925) 938-3252, ext.228
     jefff@lyndencorp.com

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