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TouchVision to Build On-Demand Transit and Tourism Kiosk Network at Lake Tahoe

SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2000--TouchVision is pleased to announce that it was selected by the South Shore Transportation Management Association to develop and deploy a network of 45 interactive touchscreen kiosks at casinos, hotels, ski resorts and other high traffic locations throughout the South Lake Tahoe area. The kiosks will be connected to the Tahoe South Shore Coordinated Transit System (CTS) dispatch center to allow customers to request a ride from the location of the kiosk to any destination in the South Shore area. Based on the trip request, if a fixed route transit vehicle is not scheduled for that location, the nearest dial-a-ride van, or private shuttle operator will be dispatched to pick up the customer. In addition to the "request a ride" feature, the kiosk will also provide an interactive directory of things to do, restaurants, merchants and other businesses of interest to visitors. The kiosk network will use TouchVision's kiosk operating system software and digital mapping technology. The network is expected to be fully operational before the end of the year.

The Federally funded project is a public-private partnership among the public transit agency, private transportation operators and the area businesses. President Clinton and Vice President Gore launched the project at the 1997 Environmental Summit. Trapeze Software Group out of Ontario Canada is the prime contractor overseeing the design and development of the Coordinated Transit System.

TouchVision provides end-to-end interactive media, Internet appliance and kiosk solutions for government, e-commerce, retail, entertainment and leisure markets. TouchVision's technology and applications provide customers with an interactive bridge between the Internet and brick and mortar commerce by enabling customers to publish and distribute broadband media, create e-commerce enterprises and provide interactive information and transaction services.

For more information, visit the TouchVision Web site at www.touchvision.com, or contact Larry Mahar at 562/626-8200 ext. 111 or email at ljmahar@touchvision.com.

Contact:
TouchVision Interactive Systems, Seal Beach
Larry Mahar, Exec VP Marketing
562/626-8200, Ext. 111

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