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NetShift and Brent Electronic join forces to provide leading edge payment solutions for kiosks and coin-operated computers.

London – 3rd January 2002. Brent Electronic and NetShift are delighted to announce the formation of a strategic development and marketing agreement that will see the ever-growing Internet kiosk market serviced by the two industry leaders. As many kiosk deployments are hampered by the lack of an efficient, customisable payment mechanism, NetShift has developed a comprehensive payment system in conjunction with Brent Electronic to provide a modular kit that will allow OEM’s and integrators the opportunity to easily and efficiently control the cash acceptance of everything from kiosks to computers.

Whether an organisation wishes to deploy kiosks, PC based gaming machines, cyber café computers or any form of coin operated PC, the NetShift/Brent Electronic solution has been designed specifically for public access computers. The system, known as PC Credit, is available from both NetShift and Brent Electronic. The system can control coin, notes and tokens in any currency as well as add on modules for magnetic stripe and smart cards. The system will be shown for the first time at the ATEI 2002 in the Earls Court exhibition halls from 22nd to 24th January on the Brent Electronic stand.

“ We are delighted to be associated with such a powerful industry stalwart in Brent Electronic,” said Nigel Seed, CEO of NetShift. “…with this alliance, the market opportunities for both our organisations worldwide are hugely expanded even though NetShift already stands as the global leader in kiosk software with over 50,000 users and Brent Electronic is the recognised as the leader in components and spares. The synergies are obvious and we expect a long and fruitful relationship with Brent to service the ever growing kiosk/coin operated PC market.”

For further information, contact;

John Purcell, VP Marketing, NetShift,
Kennet Side, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5PX, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 568800
Fax: +44 (0) 1635 568850
Email: john.purcell@netshift.com

About NetShift

NetShift is among the leading solution providers of public access/self service kiosk technology in the world. With a deployed base in over 70 countries, NetShift and its global network of resellers are providing solutions and professional services to organisations producing and operating kiosks, ATM’s, multimedia payphones, gaming devices and many other self service devices. NetShift solutions are available for individual devices and networks of thousands of devices for information (route planning, tourist information, museum guides etc.), communication (Internet, email, vmail, SMS, telephony etc.) and entertainment (gambling terminals, fun games, online tournaments etc.). NetShift solutions can be seen in leading organisations worldwide in markets as diverse as eGovernment (City Of Rhode Island, Library Of Congress, UK Post Office), Retail (Macy’s, NCR, IBM), Transport & Tourism (Ordnance Survey Mapping, UK National Trust), Financial Services (Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, HSBC, JP Morgan), Hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels), Telecoms (Cable & Wireless, France Telecom) and much more. See http://www.netshift.com for further details.

About Brent Electronic

Brent Electronic is part of the multinational, Yen 63bn turnover Namco group. Based at Namco’s head office in West London, Brent is principally active in meeting the needs of the amusement, entertainment and vending sectors. The company carries a total of 10,000 product lines and serves as a distributor for leading brand names including Mars Electronics International, Money Controls, Asahi Seiko, JCM, Starpoint, Gamesman, Industrias Lorenzo and many others. Areas of speciality for kiosk applications include payment and payout devices enabled through the PC Credit system, cabinet components, push buttons, controls and security devices amongst others.



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