Info Touch and The Kiosk Factory to Form Strategic Alliance
Burnaby, BC –May 17th, 2001. Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of Info Touch Technologies, www.infotouch.net (IFT: CDNX)
and Julian Bowron, President of The Kiosk Factory (TKF), www.thekioskfactory.com are pleased to announce a strategic alliance to
cross market Info Touch’s leading-edge kiosk software technology and TKF’s inventive enclosure and front-end retail design
“We are thrilled to have access to The Kiosk Factory’s ingenious industrial design capabilities,” said Mr. Shahbazi. “The TKF team has
consistently executed excellent design solutions. With TKF’s recent strong focus on the integrated kiosk market, we expect to expand
our reach across vertical markets. This initiative will significantly advance our clicks and mortar business strategies.”
Mr. Bowron concurred: “Info Touch’s public access Internet kiosks provide an ideal context to showcase our strengths. Surfnet Premiere
is an all-encompassing, scalable, and multi-functional kiosk software platform offering robustness, and interactivity to offer end-to-end
solutions to our clients. We look forward to capitalizing upon the huge synergistic potential.”
IFT core competencies and value propositions:
- Best-in-class kiosk management software
- Sophisticated back-end monitoring diagnostic services
- Back-end monitoring
- Advertising / monetization agency services
TKF core competencies and value propositions:
- Sophisticated enclosure engineering including exterior-grade systems
- High end industrial and ergonomic design, character and custom kiosks
- Multi-material manufacturing
- Robust hardware and electrical components
- Full installation planning and execution
- Precise market targeting with highly branded products
About Info Touch
Info Touch is North America’s leading technology company providing Fortune 1000 companies with Clicks n’ Mortar solutions utilizing
public access Internet kiosk systems. Info Touch has solutions for companies such as: Cable and Wireless (Caribbean), MCI WorldCom,
Telecom Mexico, Telmex, TELUS, Chapters Bookstore, Future Shop, Mac’s/Couchetard, Chase Manhattan Bank, Alamo Rent-a-Car,
the Pentagon, and the U.S. Army.
About Clicks and Mortar Media Inc.
Clicks and Mortar Media Inc. (CMMI), IFT’s exclusive advertising agency, provides new media opportunities to independent advertisers
and agencies in delivering multimedia content to the point of influence. CMMI currently maintains the largest inventory of Clicks and
Mortar media opportunities in Canada.
About The Kiosk Factory
The Kiosk Factory is the full service kiosk division of Feature Factory, Canada’s largest theming contractor. TKF is best known for the
nation-wide Famous Players ticketing kiosk program. Their work is found in many demanding and high-traffic environments including
the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Power Generation facilities, nightclubs and casinos. The Kiosk Factory’s facilities
include a 10,000 sq ft fully equipped design and prototyping studio and a 20,000 sq ft multi material fabricating shop. They are the
manufacturers of the world’s only modular exterior-grade kiosks and the just released Shift Station, both US pat.pend.
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
Toll Free: 1-877-600-6001
The Kiosk Factory
Julian Bowron, President
Tel: (416) 537-6860
Fax: (416) 537-7475