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IRVINE, Calif., Sep 8, 1999 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

FutureLink and Omnitech iPort Interactive Kiosk Will be Unveiled at Citrix iForum '99

FutureLink Distribution Corp. (NASD OTC BB:FLNK), "The Computer Utility Company" and Omnitech Corporate Solutions, a leading Mid-Atlantic and Northeast provider of systems integration and support services and a Platinum Solutions Provider of the Citrix Solutions Network, announced today that FutureLink has been selected to provide application hosting and management services for Omnitech's iPort Interactive Kiosks.

The primary application to be hosted will be Omnitech's proprietary Distributed Sales Kiosk (DSK) application, using Citrix' Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) thin client/server-based The DSK application will be hosted on FutureLink's state-of-the-art server farm, which uses Citrix application server software as the cornerstone, enabling technology.

FutureLink, a Citrix iForum '99 Platinum sponsor, and Omnitech Corporate Solutions will host a live demonstration of Omnitech's iPort Interactive Kiosk technology at the iForum '99 conference on September 9th in Orlando, Fla.

The demonstration will highlight the iPort Kiosks, which are designed for placement in high-traffic shopping malls and public walkways. iPort Kiosks, scheduled to be located in more than 50 shopping malls nationwide by the end of the year, and projected to be in more than 200 malls by the end of 2000, enable users to locate stores through an interactive mall directory, access the Internet to locate stores, obtain news, weather and traffic updates, and check and send e-mail, greeting cards with photos, and many other exciting interactive features.es, and much more.

"Omnitech's iPort Kiosk application is a perfect fit for the ASP model," said Glen Holmes, president of FutureLink. "FutureLink will provide Omnitech with centralized computing, ease of content updating and the optimum in security, which will enable the successful integration of iPort Kiosks with existing malls and other high traffic areas."

"We are pleased to be partnering with FutureLink in our initiative to build market acceptance of iPort technology via the ASP model," said Jonathan Katz, CEO, Omnitech Corporate Solutions. "FutureLink's understanding of our businesses, coupled with their experience with proprietary software applications such as DSK, will greatly enhance the quality of service delivered. We are confident that teaming with FutureLink will provide the very best to the end-user."

     About Omnitech Corporate Solutions

Omnitech Corporate Solutions is a leading integrator of information technology products and services in the New York to Philadelphia corridor. In addition to Interactive Kiosk Solutions, Omnitech possesses core competencies in Network Health Audits, Thin Client, Exchange, NT Architectures, Pilots & Implementations, LAN/WAN Design & installations, Voice & Data Cabling, Application Consulting & Development, Proactive Support Services, Education Services, and Internet & E-process Solutions. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.omnitech-us.com.

     About FutureLink Distribution Corp.

FutureLink is a founder and leader of the Application Services Provider (ASP) industry. According to Forrester Research Inc., the application outsourcing market is projected to reach $20 billion by 2001. FutureLink provides small and mid-sized businesses (10-1,000 employees) with off-site, Internet-based computing, allowing subscribers to minimize hardware/software upgrade cycles, precisely control total cost of technology ownership and focus on their core businesses.

FutureLink, "The Computer Utility Company," offers computer and information service as transparently and reliably as today's utilities deliver electricity, water and telephone services. FutureLink's expertise in application hosting on a monthly subscription basis, outsourcing and facility management, and business practices consulting enables the company to offer an all-inclusive, trouble-free computing service.

With the announced acquisition of Micro Visions, set to close by the fourth quarter, FutureLink becomes the No. 1 Citrix reseller and integrator of server-based computing systems, which form the foundation of FutureLink's ASP Computer Utility Service. This allows FutureLink's ASP subscribers to access virtually any software application, across any type of network connection via any type of client hardware at a predictable monthly price.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, FutureLink delivers its integrated ASP services exclusively through its channel partners throughout North America. For more information, please contact FutureLink toll-free at (877) 216-6001; e-mail: [email protected]; or visit the FutureLink Web site at http://www.futurelink.net.

Forward-looking statements and comments in this news release are made pursuant to safe harbor provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements relating to, among other things, the prospects for the companies to complete the transaction and enhance operating results, are necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant in scope and nature. These risks may be further discussed in periodic reports and registration statements to be filed by the company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future.

Note to Editors: News Conference photos available on request after 9:00 a.m. Thursday, September 9, 1999.

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