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Info Touch Technologies Supports E-Commerce at The Hospital for Sick Children
Burnaby, BC, January 24, 2002 –Info Touch Technologies Corp (CDNX: IFT) www.infotouch.net is pleased to donate to The Hospital for Sick Children a Surfnet™ web-enabled public Internet access terminal that is located in front of the newly opened Specialty Food Shop (SFS).
Info Touch’s charitable donation of turnkey hardware, software, and services offers The Hospital for Sick Children’s Specialty Food Shop cutting-edge technology for 24-hour a day public access through the Shop’s web site www.SpecialtyFoodShop.com.
“The Specialty Food Shop offers a wide selection of healthy nutritional products for clients with special dietary needs. The web-enabled terminal is an empowering tool showcasing the website’s content including product and nutritional information as well as instant access to The Specialty Food Shop’s catalogue and on-line shopping convenience,” said Francy Pillo-Blocka, Director, Commercial Development at The Hospital for Sick Children. “With Info Touch’s Surfnet™ kiosk we can provide enhanced access to products and services not available elsewhere. For parents whose primary focus is the care of their children, this eases their burden a little bit.”
The interactive kiosk is equipped with Surfnet Premiere, Info Touch’s secure kiosk management platform, and latest technology solutions for onsite public access to e-services offerings such as: secure web-browsing, e-commerce services, e-mail access (text, photo, video), etc.
“We are effectively taking part in a benchmark initiative which could translate into the application of cutting-edge technology for essential community and health care services,” said Info Touch Chairman and CEO Hamed Shahbazi.
The Hospital for Sick Children is one of the largest pediatric academic health science centers in the world, with an international reputation for excellence in health care, research, and teaching. The Specialty Food Shop is owned and operated by The Hospital for Sick Children, proceeds from the sale of products support the hospital’s highest priority needs, including research.
About Info Touch
Info Touch, North America’s leading kiosk technology company, creates Internet-based kiosk applications to extend the reach and product offerings of traditional bricks-and-mortar businesses. Established in 1997, Info Touch delivers its superior public access kiosk technology by identifying and exploiting opportunities that exist between traditional businesses and online ventures. Current Info Touch clients include Cable and Wireless (Caribbean), MCI WorldCom, Telecom Mexico, Telmex, Chapters Indigo Bookstore, Future Shop / Best Buy, Macs/Couchetard, Chase Manhattan Bank, the U.S. Army, Marines Corps and Navy.
About The Specialty Food Shop
The Specialty Food Shop (SFS) offers consumers over 2,000 specialized nutrition products to help meet the growing and changing trends in nutrition, health and wellness. Over 500 of these are available on www.SpecialtyFoodShop.com and by mail-order at 1-800-737-7976. SFS offers expert advice from registered dietitians on staff in store, by phone or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact:
Info Touch Technologies Corp.
Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations
Tel:604-298-4636, Ext. 250
Linear Capital Corp.
John Lewis, Investor Relations
The Hospital for Sick Children
Helen Simeon, Public Affairs Dept.