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The Allied Group Releases A
Java Computing Kiosk Toolkit

Using this JavaBeans™-based Kiosk Toolkit, Allied engineers
can rapidly design and develop an enterprise kiosk solution for its clients.

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GLASTONBURY, Conn.--January 19, 1998--The Allied Group announced today the release of its JavaBeans™-based kiosk toolkit. The Allied Java Computing Kiosk Toolkit is a JavaBeans based customizable set of components that can be used to rapidly construct an enterprise kiosk solution using the latest visual software construction technology. The toolkit can be used with any one of several third-party Java enterprise application visual development environments to build an enterprise kiosk solution. The components in the kiosk toolkit are "highly tuned" for the construction of a kiosk using Java GUI builder tools.

Using the kiosk toolkit, an enterprise kiosk solution can be constructed that provides:

  • centrally manageable kiosk media content;
  • a scaleable 3-tier client/server solution;
  • a cross-platform solution.

The toolkit contains a complete set of JavaBeans for building a kiosk, including functionality for:

  • Kiosk framework;
  • Animations;
  • Video;
  • Audio;
  • Security/Swipe Card;
  • Centralized data/multimedia repository;
  • Centralized management/monitoring.

The toolkit leverages many of the latest Java-related technologies to provide a robust, cross-platform solution, including:

  • JavaBeans™;
  • CORBA™ / IIOP™;
  • JDBC™ - database connectivity.

Because this toolkit is 100% Java-based, it is optimized for an implementation on Sun’s JavaStation™. "Developing a kiosk solution, which utilizes JavaStations™, finally provides retailers with the ability to cost-effectively deploy multiple kiosks in a single location" said Marvin Elbaum, General Manager of Allied’s Interactive Technology Group.

Using the Allied Java Computing Kiosk Toolkit, Allied engineers can rapidly design and develop an enterprise kiosk solution for its clients. As part of the solution, Allied also delivers full documentation on the Allied Java Computing Kiosk Toolkit product and optionally can deliver training on the usage of the toolkit. Eric Pias, Manager of Software Development, added "This gives the customer the ability to maintain their enterprise kiosk solution themselves or to use Allied’s engineers for this purpose."

The Allied Group provides kiosk and multimedia, Internet design, systems integration and database applications to a variety of national and major regional corporations. Allied's inTOUCH kiosk software clients include major retailers, insurance companies and real estate firms. The Allied Group is headquartered in Glastonbury, CT, with offices in Reston and Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Jacksonville, FL and Rutherford, NJ. The company is certified at the highest levels by Netscape, Sun Microsystems and Oracle.

The Allied Group provides kiosk and multimedia, Internet design, systems integration and database applications to a variety of national and major regional corporations. Allied's inTOUCH kiosk software clients include major retailers, insurance companies and real estate firms. The Allied Group is headquartered in Glastonbury, CT, with offices in Reston and Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, and Rutherford, NJ. The company is certified at the highest levels by Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Novera.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

The Allied Group Inc.
701 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Attn: GEOFF ROSE
860-652-6623 x271
860-652-6636 FAX
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