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Thursday October 8, 8:02 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

SOURCE: Navidec Inc.

Navidec's Web-Based Kiosks Put Benefits at Employees' Fingertips

DENVER, and OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- City employees can now check retirement plan balances, transfer funds, research investments and get advice from plan representatives at the touch of a finger. Three touch-screen kiosks were launched in Oakland this week by BenefitsCorp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, to keep its plan members up-to-date and informed about their benefits. The kiosks, which were developed by Navidec Inc. (Nasdaq: NVDC - news), include videoconference technology that enables plan representatives to walk employees through their benefits, using information from the BenefitsCorp web site. Similar kiosks will be launched for 23,000 Georgia State employees later this month.

``Integrating its redesigned web site into the kiosk environment allows BenefitsCorp to easily provide plan information to thousands of government employees who lack desktop Internet access,'' said Navidec's Director of Kiosk Development, Mike Franklin. ``Providing videoconferencing capabilities with trained representatives helps personalize the experience for those still intimidated by the web.''

In addition to integrating state-of-the-art videoconference technology and providing access to the BenefitsCorp web site, the touch-screen kiosks are automatically updated as changes are made to the web site, and provide links to customer-specific information. The kiosks are a product of Navidec's NetSolutions Group that provides Internet-based solutions for clients including the Colorado Avalanche, Richmond American Homes and Pentax.

Navidec Inc., based in Englewood, Colorado, is a leading national provider of products and solutions that use web-based technologies to achieve its customers' business objectives. From commercial web site development to the design and implementation of intranet and extranet applications and tools, Navidec helps customers develop successful online solutions. The company's premier vertical market focus is on the automotive industry with its USWheels.com online automotive sales solution. Navidec partners with Bank One and regional media outlets to produce Wheels portals in markets nationwide. The company's web site address is www.navidec.com.

All statements in this press release, other than historical facts, are forward looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by Navidec in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general and economic business conditions, demand for automobiles, competition from other automotive online services, market acceptance of the Wheels solutions, the ability of Navidec to reach agreements with local media partners and other risk factors indicated from time to time in Navidec's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Those filings are available online at www.sec.gov.

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