LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 1999--
Jones Naughton To Focus All Corporate Resources on its Community Marquee Division and Internet Kiosk Development via iCom's NETZONE(TM) Public Internet Kiosk Technology
Jones Naughton Entertainment, Inc. (OTC BB: JNNE) announced today that its COMMUNITY MARQUEE division has entered into an strategic business alliance with iCom Network, Inc.
iCom Network is a San Diego based company that provides complete public communications services to businesses, hotels, restaurants, airports and other corporate clients. ICOM's NETZONE Kiosk is a fully-contained Public Internet Kiosk that allows the user access to E-mail, America Online, and the World Wide Web in an unattended environment. The consumer conveniently pays by the minute using cash, credit cards, or special promotional coupons. With the optional NetPort(TM) access system, laptop computer users can tap into the Internet to utilize their own PC interface and ISP services.
Under this cooperative relationship, COMMUNITY MARQUEE'S existing advertising kiosk will be seamlessly integrated into the NETZONE Public Internet Kiosk, creating an aesthetically pleasing and functionally superior revenue opportunity. By combining ad revenues and Internet usage fees, Jones Naughton can triple revenue potential. Under the basic online management services contract, iCom Network's patented NETZONE Internet Kiosk will allow for special rotating banner advertisements, hot links to other Internet Web sites, and revolutionary eCommerce capabilities. The system utilizes a Pentium 233MHz CPU with 64 MB RAM and 1.6 GB hard drive (upgradeable). Customer interactivity is via a 17" high resolution monitor with super VGA graphics card, a U.S. Robotics Sportster X2 56K internal modem and a 101-key spill-proof keyboard with Touchpad mouse.
ICOM Network , Inc. has several hundred kiosks currently in the marketplace focused primarily on the high-end hospitality industry. Jones Naughton Entertainment's initial marketing thrust will be toward the middle market business traveler and their communications needs. Jones Naughton Entertainment has a tremendous network of contacts in the discount hospitality industry and looks forward to rolling out the multi-service kiosks in rapid succession.
Joe Naughton is extremely pleased to be teaming up with Kiosk industry heavyweight iCom. "iCom is a national leader in kiosk technology. They have spent years developing the software required to streamline the operations of the kiosks. The ability to change advertisers, monitor the usage activity, document revenue and perform maintenance from the remote corporate office is an incredible technological advantage."
Mike Price, Director of Sales and Marketing for iCom, appreciates Jones Naughton's aggressive business plan. "We always enjoy working with individuals and companies who seek to explore new markets for our technology. We are impressed with Jones Naughton's marketing concept focused on the middle market business traveler. As the Internet becomes more of an integral component of the communication needs of the average American, the demand for the NETZONE Internet kiosk technology should dramatically increase." About the Company
Jones Naughton Entertainment, Inc. is an information technology concern focused on bringing communication technology into the U.S. mainstream.
Through its COMMUNITY MARQUEE Division, Jones Naughton is providing interactive Internet, advertising and media buying services to clients across North America. Numerous nationally-known advertisers subscribe to Jones Naughton's services to reach mid-level business and recreational travelers.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Expression of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something other than historical fact involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results the company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties.
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