Timecruiser Computing Demonstrates Innovative Java Kiosk Event Navigator for Java Business Expo/COMDEX/Enterprise at the Javits Center, New York, December 7-10 (Business Wire; 12/02/98) FAIRFIELD, N.J. (Dec. 2) BUSINESS WIRE -Dec. 2, 1998-- Timecruiser Computing Corporation Demonstrates Innovative Java Technology Kiosk Event Navigator(TM) for Java(SM) Business Expo(SM)/COMDEX/Enterprise at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, December 7-10, 1998 Event Navigator will allow attendees to navigate the conference by topics, schedules, vendors and show floor locations, as well as access e-mail, and tune in to what's happening in the convention's neighborhood community Timecruiser Computing Corporation (TCC) today announced the revolutionary Event Navigator(TM) application, which will make its debut at the Java(SM) Business Expo(SM)/COMDEX/Enterprise New York 98 Event on December 7-10. The Expo will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the core of the Big Apple. TCC's Event Navigator, derived from its Web-based Eventcruiser(TM) technology, hones in on Java-based computing solutions to manage enterprise event publishing scale applications. See the power of Java(TM) technology at work in providing innovative solutions that will change the way information is shared, disseminated, and received. The Event Navigator will provide attendees a first-hand glimpse into how the Eventcruiser works. Scripted entirely with Java(TM) technology, Timecruiser's Event Navigator will not only allow participants access into a host of information about exhibitors' events, provide an interactive floor map, view show events, facilitate e-mailing, but also provide event and restaurant information from the New York City area. The idea behind the TCC's Event Navigator kiosk is to provide a repository of information about the Event, and pertinent information about the neighborhood community such as restaurants, venues, movies, showtimes, arts and entertainment, etc. Event Navigator provides e-mail for users to conveniently stay connected with the Internet and their office. TCC intends to partner with Internet phone providers to add cost saving phone access on the Event Navigator. The Event Navigator turnkey kiosk concept works much like a bank's ATM access to transport users, remotely, to a focal point of information without having to crawl the Internet. It can be deployed at high people traffic areas --such as airports, convention centers, hotel lobbies, train stations, Times Square-- to enable prompt and convenient information access. In future versions users will be able to access information via touch screens. TCC will be announcing a Web- based event authoring workflow solution in the near future to provide exhibitors, tradeshow hosts, as well as community hosts a robust authoring solution that connects seamlessly with the Event Navigator. The Event Navigator kiosk concept is in wide demand by content providers such as news media, event promoters, tourism and public transportation industries, to name a few. "TCC is extremely pleased to be a part of this event and are looking forward to providing our core Eventcruiser technology in the Event Navigator to give attendees, exhibitors and tradeshow hosts a full range of information at the show." says Allen Wang, President of Timecruiser Computing Corporation. "This new application shows the readiness and true power of Java technology in providing our daily life solutions, with the highest standard of user experience." "Timecruiser's technology will provide attendees a wealth of information while navigating through the show floor," said Melinda Kendall, V.P. and General Manager, Java Business Expo and Comdex/Enterprise. "We want to make the event experience as smooth as possible for attendees and the Event Navigator kiosks provide exactly what we are looking for." Attendees should look for the Cyber Cafe and the Cyber Stands where 60 JavaStations will be set up to showcase the Event Navigator. The Event Navigator features six main sections: a complete calendar of events, show floor map, e-mail connectivity, exhibitors' information, local restaurants and entertainment events. The interactive show map provides attendees with an overall view of the show floor. When placing the mouse on a particular booth a full description of the exhibitor will be displayed. Attendees have the option to zoom into the show floor for a closer look, while building a list of booths they would like to visit by clicking on the booths. Printed copy of floor map with the highlighted booth selections can then be carried with the attendees. The calendar of events will include a complete listing of all events at the show --conference session times and locations, keynotes, exhibitor events, and local event information. A search function is also incorporated so attendees can look up events in chronological order, by date, time, or keyword. E-mail connectivity is an essential part of working on the road and the Event Navigator addresses the task by its Java-based e-mail client. The application will allow attendees to access and send his/her e-mail from the convention center. "Event Navigator is an excellent example of the universal reach of Java technologies," said Dr. Lew Tucker, Director of Strategic Relations at Sun Microsystems', Java Software. "Show attendees utilizing Event Navigator will have the full use of e-mail, calendaring as well as information regarding exhibitors and show events." About Timecruiser Computing Corporation Timecruiser Computing Corporation (TCC) is the leading developer of Java-based enterprise-wide calendaring and event publishing solutions. The company's flagship products are Timecruiser(R) and Eventcruiser(TM). Timecruiser(R), an award winning Java application software, is a collaborative group-scheduling application designed to provide enterprise-wide MIS management tools. The Eventcruiser(TM) is a Web-based event publishing application designed to provide effective access to the posted events. Both products are 100% pure Java and are completely cross-platform. TCC is also the developer of the Capplet(TM) ("calendar applet") architecture allowing static events on a calendar to come alive. Capplets can be attached to any event and can include forms, multimedia contents such as sound, video, images, text, graphics and E- commerce services. TCC was founded in 1995. For more information you can find us on the Web at www.timecruiser.com. About ZD Events About Java Business Expo and COMDEX/Enterprise New York 98 Java Business Expo, sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc., focuses on the role of Java technology in enterprise-wide computing applications and solutions. COMDEX/Enterprise provides the broader context of enterprise-scale applications, including front- and back-office applications and their integration into a corporate computing environment. Both events provide a unique range of breadth and depth for any professional involved in mission- critical business applications. Together, they present a strong, complete image of the current state of enterprise computing, with a distinct, incisive focus on one of the most compelling new technologies. About ZD Events ZD Events is the world's leading producer of information technology events, with products ranging from the IT industry's largest exhibitions to renowned educational programs, custom seminars and specialized vendor marketing programs. It brings together the high-profile, high-impact COMDEX and WINDOWS WORLD brands with the educational focus and depth of NetWorld+Interop, Seybold Seminars and other leading industry events. ZD Events serves more than 5,000 exhibiting companies and two million attendees through over 50 events in 18 countries. These events have revolutionized the way computers are bought, sold and distributed. ZD Events is the events group of Ziff-Davis. About Ziff-Davis Ziff-Davis (NYSE: ZD) is a leading integrated media and marketing company focused on Internet-related technologies, with principal platforms in print publishing, tradeshows and conferences, on-line content, market research and education. 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