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For Immediate Release                           Contact:
Amanda Ingalls
[email protected]

Toshiba Engineering Licenses Spyglass Web Solutions for Internet-based
Office and Control System Markets

Naperville, Ill. -- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 -- Spyglass Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPYG) announced they have licensed Spyglass Device Mosaic, the industry's
first full-featured, thin device-based browser, and Spyglass MicroServer, a
small footprint Web server, to Toshiba Engineering Co.  The company will
start selling these products to Internet-based office system and control
system markets, as well as providing other solution services.

Toshiba Engineering has already entered many information system markets.  In
cooperation with Spyglass, it will be possible for them to integrate the
smallest, fastest and most reliable Internet technologies on one machine and
provide a total solution for activities such as real-time management,
control, and communication.

According to Noriyuki Nihira, Spyglass Japan country manager, "Toshiba
Engineering and Spyglass have a very similar corporate concept.  Both
companies provide the most appropriate products and services according to
their clients' unique needs and various requests.  We're looking forward to
working with them on this important project."

Spyglass Device Mosaic is the industry's first full-featured, thin
device-based browser.  Occupying less than 850KB of code, it supports the
latest Internet standard technologies, such as HTML, HTTP, JScript and SSL,
and can be extended to include features such as Java and XML.  Plus,
Spyglass Device Mosaic's modular design makes it scalable across a wide
range of devices.  Features can be added to support the latest needs of
televisions and set-top boxes or a stripped down version can be used in
devices like screen phones and hand-held devices.  To further reduce memory
footprint, Device Mosaic comes bundled with its own graphics library, the
Spyglass ThinGUI Library, which enables rich GUI functionality in less than
300KB of code.

Spyglass MicroServer is a small footprint Web server that can be embedded in
devices such as copiers, printers, industrial controls, and manufacturing
equipment.  It delivers standards-based Web server functionality in as
little as 10K of RAM.  Application user interfaces for Spyglass MicroServer
enabled devices are authored in HTML and may be used with any commercial Web
browser.  Typical uses include providing operational or status information
to a user, updating a device's internal database, or initiating a device
action, such as running a diagnostic.  Developed specifically for the
embedded systems market, Spyglass MicroServer has already been ported to
many of the leading real-time operating systems.

Toshiba Engineering Co.
Toshiba Engineering Co. (headquartered in Tokyo) is the leader in the field
of information technology and plant engineering.  Toshiba's Web site is
located at http://www.ToshibaEngineering.co.jp

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


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