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Info Touch and The Kiosk Factory to Form Strategic Alliance

Burnaby, BC –May 17th, 2001. Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of Info Touch Technologies, www.infotouch.net (IFT: CDNX) and Julian Bowron, President of The Kiosk Factory (TKF), www.thekioskfactory.com are pleased to announce a strategic alliance to cross market Info Touch’s leading-edge kiosk software technology and TKF’s inventive enclosure and front-end retail design capabilities.

“We are thrilled to have access to The Kiosk Factory’s ingenious industrial design capabilities,” said Mr. Shahbazi. “The TKF team has consistently executed excellent design solutions. With TKF’s recent strong focus on the integrated kiosk market, we expect to expand our reach across vertical markets. This initiative will significantly advance our clicks and mortar business strategies.”

Mr. Bowron concurred: “Info Touch’s public access Internet kiosks provide an ideal context to showcase our strengths. Surfnet Premiere is an all-encompassing, scalable, and multi-functional kiosk software platform offering robustness, and interactivity to offer end-to-end solutions to our clients. We look forward to capitalizing upon the huge synergistic potential.”

IFT core competencies and value propositions:

  • Best-in-class kiosk management software
  • Sophisticated back-end monitoring diagnostic services
  • Back-end monitoring
  • Advertising / monetization agency services

TKF core competencies and value propositions:

  • Sophisticated enclosure engineering including exterior-grade systems
  • High end industrial and ergonomic design, character and custom kiosks
  • Multi-material manufacturing
  • Robust hardware and electrical components
  • Full installation planning and execution
  • Precise market targeting with highly branded products

About Info Touch
Info Touch is North America’s leading technology company providing Fortune 1000 companies with Clicks n’ Mortar solutions utilizing public access Internet kiosk systems. Info Touch has solutions for companies such as: Cable and Wireless (Caribbean), MCI WorldCom, Telecom Mexico, Telmex, TELUS, Chapters Bookstore, Future Shop, Mac’s/Couchetard, Chase Manhattan Bank, Alamo Rent-a-Car, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Army.

About Clicks and Mortar Media Inc.
Clicks and Mortar Media Inc. (CMMI), IFT’s exclusive advertising agency, provides new media opportunities to independent advertisers and agencies in delivering multimedia content to the point of influence. CMMI currently maintains the largest inventory of Clicks and Mortar media opportunities in Canada.

About The Kiosk Factory
The Kiosk Factory is the full service kiosk division of Feature Factory, Canada’s largest theming contractor. TKF is best known for the nation-wide Famous Players ticketing kiosk program. Their work is found in many demanding and high-traffic environments including the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Power Generation facilities, nightclubs and casinos. The Kiosk Factory’s facilities include a 10,000 sq ft fully equipped design and prototyping studio and a 20,000 sq ft multi material fabricating shop. They are the manufacturers of the world’s only modular exterior-grade kiosks and the just released Shift Station, both US pat.pend.

For more information please contact:

Info Touch Technologies Corp.                      
Behshad Hastibakhsh, Media Relations                     
Tel:                  604-298-4636, ext. 250      
E-mail:             [email protected]                     
URL:                www.infotouch.net                  
Linear Capital Corp.
John Lewis, Investor Relations
Tel:                  416-364-2266
Toll Free:            1-877-600-6001
E-mail:             [email protected]     
URL:                www.linearcapital.com

The Kiosk Factory 
Julian Bowron, President
Tel:                  (416)  537-6860
Fax:                 (416) 537-7475
E-mail:             [email protected]
URL:                www.thekioskfactory.com 


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