ATCOM/INFO Announces Agreements With Canada Payphone Corporation
and KING Products to Provide New Public Internet Terminals Across Canada
(Business Wire; 06/08/98)
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 1998--
SUPERCOMM Demo Showcases CyberShell Technology for Public
ATCOM/INFO, the industry leader for public Internet access software, will
demonstrate CyberShell(TM), the company's proprietary Public PC Operating
System Technology that provides remote network management, on KING Products
Inc.'s multimedia terminals at SUPERCOMM '98.
The demonstration follows agreements between ATCOM/INFO, KING Products
Inc. and Canada Payphone Corporation to install new public Internet terminals
ATCOM/INFO will incorporate its leading edge CyberShell software on 300
Public Internet Terminals across Canada through the license agreements with
Canada Payphone Corporation and KING Products.
"We chose CyberShell software for its bullet-proof interface, security,
customization and remote management features," said Stephen Niven, vice
president of Corporate Development for Canada Payphone Corporation. "Customers
want to access their e-mail, corporate networks, the World Wide Web and on-line
services through seamless transmission. I believe our partnership with ATCOM
and KING represents a tremendous opportunity for Canada Payphone to develop
this emerging market."
ATCOM/INFO's CyberShell is the operating system for KING's flat panel
touchscreen, multimedia networked terminals, running on top of Windows NT. KING
is supplying the turnkey solution to Canada Payphone Corporation, who will
market the units as Public Internet Terminals in cooperation with AT&T Canada
Long Distance Services. The Public Internet Terminals will be installed in
hotels, airports, train stations, convention centers and other selected
locations across Canada.
"KING has a highly innovative family of computer telephony systems ideal
for our CyberShell software," said Neil Senturia, chairman and CEO of
ATCOM/INFO. "We are pleased to be part of this new initiative to deliver the
next generation of Internet payphones to customers across Canada through Canada
Payphone's deployment of Public Internet Terminals."
KING Products Inc. is a leader in providing innovative multimedia-enhanced
computer telephony systems for public access to information, electronic
commerce and telecommunications. The products, which incorporate interactive
touchscreens, can be networked and are typically located in such public spaces
as airports, hotels, metro-subways, malls and office buildings. KING is based
in Toronto, Canada, with offices in New York and Kansas City. The company is
traded on the Canadian Dealing Network under the symbol "KINK."
"KING is very excited to be working with ATCOM/INFO and Canada Payphone
Corporation and be a part of the strategy to further the evolution of public
access multimedia communications," said Peter Richards, President and CEO of
ATCOM/INFO licenses its CyberShell software to telephone companies, kiosk
manufacturers, system integrators and other companies to provide security,
reliability and manageability to networks of public kiosk systems and public
PCs. The SUPERCOMM demonstration will showcase CyberShell's end-user
compatibility, security and remote management features in booth No. 613, in
cooperation with Elcotel, Inc.
CyberShell features a customizable user interface directed by the simple
screen touch operability on its easy-to-use pull-down menus. The software also
includes secure Web browsing, Microsoft(TM) Windows compatibility,
accessibility to commercial online systems, automatic network connection
capabilities, and full e-mail support.
ATCOM/INFO is the nation's leading provider of public communications and
interactive information kiosks for the 21st century. ATCOM/INFO Cyberbooths are
targeted for high-traffic facilities throughout the United States and the
world, including airports, hotels, convention centers and other public places.
The company is located at 308 G Street, San Diego, CA, 92101. For more
information on ATCOM/INFO please call 619/699-4000, or visit the company's Web
site at http://www.atcominfo.com.