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Global Consumer Technologies Inc. Signs Agreement with ESAR Information Technologies Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta (May 7, 2001) - Global Consumer Technologies Inc. (CDNX: GCT) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance partnership agreement with ESAR Information Technologies Inc. (ESAR) The agreement was signed today in Edmonton, Alberta. ESAR will provide access and use of its proprietary kiosk technologies, applications and services to GCT; and GCT will provide its Smart Card technology, applications and services to ESAR.
"Smart Card Technology is long overdue in North America when compared to Europe and we at ESAR are pleased to partner with GCT who has made the bold step in incorporating this technology in their products. By partnering with GCT, ESAR Kiosks will be a gateway to the online financial and payment transactions anytime anywhere. ESAR has exciting plans to develop a new breed of Interactive Kiosks which will ultimately make the consumer's life easy by reducing the hassle of conventional transactions," stated Upali Pathirana, President and CTO of ESAR Information Technologies.
"This deal advances our Smart Card solutions, providing our customers with another convenient access point to our products and services. We see an opportunity for the institutional applications of our Smart Card technologies. Also, with this alliance, merchants and consumers are provided with another convenient transactional option; since consumers can use their GCT card products at the Point of Sale, through the i2DVD set-top box, their home PC, and now ESAR kiosks, " said Ray Prescott, President and CEO of Global Consumer Technologies.
ESAR is involved in the design and development of electronic systems for industrial automation and information terminals. They also develop customer-specific turn-key solutions which are suitable and affordable for small and medium sized firms. ESAR's kiosk customers include banks, universities, public hospitals, city offices and private companies. They offer state-of-the-art technologies to customers for information access using Internet technology.
Global Consumer Technologies designs, develops and markets forward-thinking Smart Card applications that integrate secure online and convenient in-store transactions and customer loyalty programs for local, national and international businesses. GCT's innovative products and services include four different e-commerce cards with loyalty applications, e-commerce engine software tools, Smart Card enabled interactive television set-top boxes, and Smart Card point of sale readers.
For more information, please or visit www.esarkiosk.com, www.gct.ca or contact Lorin Dunford at 780-413-8199 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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