For Immediate Release Contact: Amanda Ingalls Spyglass 1.630.245.6512 [email protected] Fonda Berosini Shandwick Convergence 1.310.201.8857 [email protected] Spyglass Teams with Inktomi to Provide Efficient Internet Access for Information Appliances Alliance Allows Content and Service Providers to Deliver Personalized Web Access Tailored to User Devices and Locations BALTIMORE -- Monday, April 26, 1999 -- Internet pioneer SpyglassŪ Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG) announced today at ISPCON Spring '99 that it will offer a version of the Spyglass Prism content delivery system as a value-added service integrated with the Inktomi Traffic Server(tm) cache platform (NASDAQ: INKT). Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server presents ISPs, wireless service providers and hosting providers with new opportunities for differentiated services and increased revenue by enabling them to directly support the unique Internet access requirements of WAP-enabled mobile phones, handheld and laptop computers, and interactive television set-top boxes. Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server is a content transformation and delivery solution that takes existing richly formatted Internet content and dynamically adapts it to match the capabilities of any device with a Web browser. It allows service providers to offer users personalized services that provide faster access over wireless systems, selected content for mobile phones, and optimized presentation and layout of content for television. Combined with Traffic Server's flexible software architecture and proven scalability, Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server offers service providers a highly scalable and fault tolerant solution for supporting the rapidly growing base of information appliances. "With shipments of a Internet-enabled devices predicted to exceed shipment of PCs before the end of 2001, service providers have a unique opportunity to deliver services tailored to the needs of mobile users and home information systems," said Jack Armstrong, Spyglass director of Internet solutions. "Combining Inktomi's leadership in the caching market with Spyglass' experience in supporting devices provides a proven, high-volume platform for these services." The alliance includes joint sales and marketing activities targeting wireless service providers, hosting providers, ISPs and multiple systems operators (MSOs). In addition to the standard capabilities of Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server, Spyglass provides system integration and customization services to create unique application and delivery solutions for Spyglass Prism customers. "Inktomi Traffic Server has been designed from the ground up to serve as a robust platform for delivering value-added services within the network," said Paul Gauthier, chief technology officer of Inktomi. "By working with leading companies such as Spyglass, Inktomi aims to enable a wave of innovation and new revenue opportunities for Internet providers. Spyglass Prism will allow them to extend their services to support the millions of users of Internet appliances that are expected within the next two years." Introduced in 1997, Spyglass Prism is the first commercial product to have provided content transformation services for non-PC devices and wireless networks. Continuing a series of innovations, Spyglass Prism is now available as the first product to be delivered with support for transforming HTML content into WML (Wireless Markup Language) for delivery to WAP phones. The WAP Forum has predicted that over ten million WAP phones will ship by the end of the year 2000. Spyglass Prism for Traffic Server is delivered as a set of transformation components integrated with the high-performance Inktomi network cache platform fully utilizing Traffic Server's caching, administration, system management and logging facilities. The components can be distributed over multiple CPUs and servers in a scalable and fault tolerant configuration that can expand quickly to meet growing subscriber bases. Inktomi Traffic Server is a carrier-class network cache platform designed to help Internet infrastructure and content providers scale their networks. Traffic Server helps ISPs, backbone networks, and hosting providers deliver enhanced quality of service, increased bandwidth efficiency, and a broad range of value-added services. By leveraging Traffic Server's flexible software APIs, customers and third party software providers can develop sophisticated new services that enhance user loyalty and build strategic differentiation. About Inktomi Based in San Mateo, Calif., Inktomi (pronounced INK tuh me), develops and markets scalable software designed for the world's largest Internet infrastructure and media companies. Inktomi's products include the world's largest search engines, online comparison shopping solutions, and carrier-class network cache software. Inktomi works with leading companies including America Online, @Home Network, CNET, GeoCities, Intel, RealNetworks, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo! The company has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.inktomi.com. About Spyglass Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides Internet expertise, software and services for making devices work with the Web. Particularly active in the interactive television and mobile data markets, Spyglass solutions are used by market-leading companies including GTE, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and Xerox. Spyglass headquarters are located at 1240 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, Ill., 60563; phone: 1.630.245.6512; fax: 1.630.245.6693; press email inquiries: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.spyglass.com.
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