For Immediate Release Amanda Ingalls Spyglass, Inc. 630.245.6512 [email protected] Fonda A. Berosini Shandwick Convergence 310.201.8857 [email protected] Michelle Frankfort Jericho Communications for CMI Worldwide 212.645.6900, ext. 131 [email protected] CMI WORLDWIDE DISPLAYS THE FIRST INTERACTIVE INFORMATION APPLIANCE FOR THE KITCHEN WITH Spyglass Internet Technologies at ces '99 Advantage 2000 Provides a Complete Interactive Kitchen Resource Center with Spyglass Device Mosaic Web Browser for Multifunctional Capabilities LAS VEGAS, January 7, 1999 - Spyglass Inc. (NASDAQ: SPYG) and CMI Worldwide announced today that the Advantage 2000, a complete interactive kitchen resource center built on Spyglass Device Mosaic technology, will be displayed at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Meeting Room N226. The Advantage 2000 integrates multifunctional capabilities including television, stereo audio and video CD, and Internet technologies to provide entertainment, Internet access, e-mail, home security monitoring and appliance communications designed specifically for the kitchen. CMI Worldwide will begin distribution of portable and built-in LCD models of the Advantage 2000 in the spring of 1999. Advantage 2000 Feature Highlights: * TV, Music and Video CD Entertainment - the Advantage 2000 is a portable, 3-in-1-entertainment center, combining a 128-channel, cable-ready TV with the ability to play stereo music CDs or watch a video CD. The accompanying grease-proof, shock-proof and washable wireless keypad and keyboard (for e-mail) are designed to withstand the rigors of kitchen use. * Internet and e-mail capabilities - easy, one touch dial-up access to the Internet to further enhance the users' daily lifestyle with convenient online shopping, banking, and multiple category topics ranging from health, education and beauty with direct access to online research, data and leading experts in the field, as well as e-mail, and quick online navigation through the "cmiadvantage.net" portal and beyond. * Home security monitoring - connects to a security camera, allowing users to view and communicate with guests at the front door. To observe and monitor infants or young children from any room in the home, cameras can be installed throughout the house. * Future home management - home appliances, like ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators, will soon have special chips installed to deliver important data to the Advantage 2000 as a central appliance "status center." "We know that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and the area that has the most activity, the highest traffic and the place that some of the most important and meaningful occasions occur," said Bob Lamson, CEO of CMI Worldwide. "Keeping this in mind, we designed the Advantage 2000 to provide consumers with a product that integrates today's most advanced technology, such as Spyglass Device Mosaic, with user-friendly one-touch access functionality which is vital in a busy place like the kitchen - the hub of the home." The Spyglass solution provides specific adaptation of Spyglass Device Mosaic to the Hitachi SH3 CPU, utilizing a customized user interface (UI) and enabling CMI Worldwide to create a product that is unique to any other technology on the market today. "We are very excited to be a part of offering this technology in a multi-functional environment like the kitchen," said Randy Littleson, vice president and general manager of Spyglass. "As our Internet device technology gets deployed in the first interactive kitchen resource center, we are able to bring Internet-based services to the central gathering place for most families." Spyglass Device Mosaic is a full-featured Web browser that maintains a memory footprint of under half a megabyte. Out of the box, it is fully HTML 3.2 compliant with support for frames, tables, and JPEG and animated GIF images. In addition, it can be extended to include support for technologies such as JScript, SSL, and streaming media protocols such as RTSP. The browser technology has been specifically designed to enable fast, straightforward user interface customizations. "Spyglass is the recognized leader in embedded systems solutions," said Lamson. "Their expertise was critical to the success of our Internet functionality, providing key development solutions in time to meet our early 1999 product launch target date." Initially to be sold to custom installers and contractors, shipments of the Advantage 2000 units are expected to reach more than one million units worldwide, annually within five years. CMI Worldwide anticipates high frequency repeat customers through Internet-enabled services, CD sales and upgrades to the Advantage 2000. About CMI Worldwide CMI Worldwide's mission is to simplify the power of interactive technology to enhance the quality of life at home. The company first looks to benefit the kitchen manager and kitchen lifestyle. Other applications will follow. With the re-emergence of the kitchen as the primary gathering place in today's home, these products have been specifically created to provide a family resource for fun, entertainment, information and connectivity. CMI Worldwide headquarters are located at 600 Stewart Street, Suite 700, Seattle, Washington 98101; phone: 206.448.0354; fax: 206.448.0359; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.cmiworldwide.com. About Spyglass Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides Internet expertise, software and services for making devices work with the Web. Particularly active in the cable and satellite television, wireless telecommunications, consumer electronics and office equipment 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: 630.245.6512; fax: 630.245.6693; press email inquiries: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.spyglass.com. # # # Spyglass and the Spyglass logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spyglass, Inc., in the United States and other countries. Mosaic is a trademark of the University of Illinois. (Other technologies and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.) This release contains information about management's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors that are discussed in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 1998, which is on file with the SEC.