LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE) via NewsEdge Corporation --
Enhanced Functionality is Upgradeable and Expandable to
Accommodate GoOn-line Division's Internet Growth
Jones Naughton Entertainment, Inc. (OTC BB: JNNE), announced today it has entered into a major Internet Kiosk supply agreement with Info Touch Technologies, a leading manufacturer of Internet Kiosks and innovative developer of Web surfing and security software located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Jones Naughton's initial contract calls for Info Touch Technologies (VSE: IFT) to build 50 customized Internet Kiosks for Jones Naughton's GoOn-line Division, 20 of which are to be delivered to GoOn-line within the next 30 days. These first 20 Internet Kiosks will be immediately forwarded to recently announced Internet Kiosk sites in Texas, Arizona and California.
Info Touch Technologies is a leading Internet Kiosk developer, specializing in providing user-friendly access to Internet facilities in public environments. Founded in 1993, Info Touch has also developed Netlock(TM), the world's premier Internet/Intranet Kiosk security and management software package.
In addition to basic Internet features, GoOn-line's new customized Internet Kiosks (built by Info Touch) will incorporate ready-to-go features such as voice and video e-mail. As access to wider bandwidth increases, additional features including IP telephony and video conferencing (via a built-in handset and camera) will be instantly fully functional, allowing Jones Naughton to stay at the front of the public access Internet field.
Mr. Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of Info Touch Technologies sees a great future in the new relationship: "Both of our companies are committed to public access Internet. We are also developing a level of understanding not found in the industry today. GoOn-line's contact base enables Info Touch to quickly address the Internet surfing public's needs. We appreciate the confidence Jones Naughton has in our design of Surfnet(TM) Internet Kiosks, and the fortitude of our Netlock technology."
Joe Naughton, Chairman of Jones Naughton, believes this partnership gives GoOn-line a running head start on the competition: "Info Touch Technologies is a true front-runner in the production of Internet technology. Mr. Shahbazi's business plan for public Internet access very closely mirrors our own, and our combined insights should yield some very exciting results. "
GoOn-line Division Enjoys Successful Pre-launch Opening of
Go-Online today successfully completed the soft-opening of its new e-commerce Web site http://www.GoOn-line.com for site testing. Over the next few weeks, GoOn-line will conduct format and transmission tests in preparation of the e-commerce site's Grand Opening scheduled for the second half of July.
GoOn-line.com's Grand Opening will trigger a major marketing blitz announcing the full-featured GoOn-line.com e-commerce Web site.
About Jones Naughton Entertainment, Inc.
Jones Naughton Entertainment, Inc. is an information technology concern focused on combining traditional marketing methods with the latest advancements in Internet technology. Through its GoOn-line Kiosk Division, Jones Naughton provides interactive Internet, advertising and media buying services to a growing number of clients across the country.
Jones Naughton has also begun installing Internet Kiosks in various hotels and is aggressively pursuing Kiosk agreements with a number of national hotel chains.
Jones Naughton recently acquired GoOn-line.com, a Chico, California, based Internet company specializing in the production of streaming video infomercials over the Internet. GoOn-line.com offers Internet products and services to consumers via E-commerce solutions available on the World Wide Web. GoOn-line.com is in the late stages of developing a virtual shopping mall Web site that will feature products that have traditionally only been available from infomercial companies advertising on broadcast television.
Jones Naughton's growing list of Internet service and e-commerce suppliers and partners includes: Icom Networks, Inc.; Nicom Telemanagement, Inc.; DoubleClick, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCLK); Guthy-Renker, Inc.; RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK); LinkShare Corporation; PDQ Internet Services, Inc. and Website Results, LLC.
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.
<<Business Wire, 07-06-99, 14:21 Eastern>>
CONTACT: Jones Naughton Entertainment, Inc. | Joseph Naughton, 714/736-0988 | URL: www.jnne.com | or | Info Touch Technologies | Hamed Shahbazi, 604/298-4636 or 888/679-3322 | URL: www.infotouch.net | or | GoOn-line.com | Scott Claverie, 530/891-4100 | URL: www.GoOn-line.com | or | GoOnLine | James Cannon, 770/394-6056 | or | PMR and Assoc. | Patrick M. Rost, 760/942-0015 | PMRandCO@AOL.com
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