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Lexitech Releases NetKey FE Public Web Browser Software for Kiosks

Newest Version of Web Kiosk Software Now Available for Free

SAN FRANCISCO and BRANFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 12, 1999--Lexitech(r) Inc., a leading developer of web-based software and applications, today announced at KioskCom '99 the release of NetKey(r) FE, a free version of the patented kiosk software in use by thousands of organizations worldwide including Fidelity, Microsoft, Kennedy Center, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame.

NetKey FE easily transforms a company's web content into a web kiosk for use by customers or employees. NetKey-powered web kiosks provide information and transaction capability in the following areas job listings, HR information, product catalogs, public e-mail, retail point-of-sale, and government information. For instance, a company can create a NetKey kiosk in the lobby or any public area of its office as a company directory, to post job listings, take job applications, or allow for changes to company benefits.

``NetKey FE is the perfect starting point for companies wishing to explore the world of web-based kiosks, but not wanting to invest the time or money for full development,'' said Alexander Richardson, president and CEO of Lexitech. ``Once companies see the power of public web terminals, Lexitech's family of NetKey software offerings allow a company to provide an single or multi web terminal.''

NetKey FE is designed to allow the average Windows User to create a web kiosk in under 15 minutes. After only a two-step setup, the customer is equipped with a secure kiosk environment that allows non-computer users to navigate through their web content. The software includes a custom browser interface, a pop-up on screen keyboard, basic URL restrictions to prevent downloading and program launches, and a variety of administrative functions.

For the large-scale web kiosk customer, Lexitech's award winning product, Lexitech NetKey 3.0, provides a set of full web kiosk customization capabilities required for enterprise sizes kiosk projects. Features include a complete customizable graphic interface, attract loop, multimedia capabilities, full URL control, and system protection.

For more information and to download NetKey FE, visit An evaluation copy of NetKey 3.0 is also available at

About Lexitech

Lexitech, based in Branford, CT and San Francisco, is a worldwide leader in Internet solutions and self-service web terminal systems applications. Lexitech's vision is ``To Turn the Monitor Around'' and provide clients with the tools necessary to create closer relationships with their customers, employees and partners. A report by Frost & Sullivan predicts the installed base of self-service terminals will accelerate in the next few years from 65,000 units in 1997 to approaching 500,000 units in 2003 in the U.S. alone.

With over a decade of experience, Lexitech has won more than a dozen awards in the industry, including: Internet World's Top 100 Internet Sites; five New Media Magazine awards and the prestigious Top 100 New Media Producer award from Multimedia Producer Magazine. Lexitech web kiosk software platform, NetKey, is designed for customized, secure public access to your web applications. The software provides the complete graphical, multimedia, and security capabilities necessary for the development of full-featured web kiosk applications. NetKey is in use by over 500 companies worldwide including Fidelity Investments, Microsoft Corporation, Kennedy Center, Army Navy Store, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Allied Signal, Cablevision, Warner Lambert, and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. More information on Lexitech can be found on the company's website at

Lexitech and NetKey are registered trademarks of Lexitech. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

     PAN Communications
     Dan Sher
     [email protected]

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