For Immediate Release Contact: Amanda Ingalls Spyglass 1.630.245.6512 [email protected] Fonda Berosini Shandwick Convergence 1.310.201.8857 [email protected] Spyglass Provides Internet Solutions for IBM's Digital Set-top Box Reference Platform Spyglass Professional Services Ports Embedded Web Browsing Capabilities Naperville, Ill. -- Monday, May 24, 1999 -- Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) announced today that the company will provide Internet solutions for IBM Microelectronics' (NYSE: IBM) digital set-top box reference platform. Spyglass Professional Services has ported Spyglass Device Mosaic, an embedded Web browser, and Spyglass ThinGUI Library, a small footprint graphics library, to Integrated Systems, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: INTS) pSOSystem, the industry's leading real-time operating system used in the platform. Spyglass' embedded Internet technologies provide a standards-based framework for authoring content, creating applications and connecting to on-line services. These technologies can be used to create Internet browsing applications, electronic programming guides (EPGs), video-on-demand services and a variety of other revenue generating applications and services accessible from the set-top box. IBM's digital set-top box reference platform provides the application development environment needed to craft premier digital set-top box-based services. This set-top box development environment is available with quality-tested integrated hardware, software and development tools. With IBM's set-top box reference platform users do not have to design from scratch, minimizing time-to-market. Set-top box manufacturers that select or are interested in IBM's set-top box technology will contact Spyglass directly if they are interested in adding Spyglass Device Mosaic to their Internet solution. Initially, interested set-top box manufactures will target the digital video broadcasting (DVB) market. Spyglass has developed a comprehensive approach to advanced television that is meant not only to leverage their strengths in technology and engineering, but also to fully support IBM's manufacturing, marketing and development capabilities. Spyglass is known as a solutions provider. Rather than simply throwing technology at IBM, Spyglass took the time to understand how IBM could best use Spyglass' technology and expertise in the interactive television market. "With Spyglass at our side providing proven Internet solutions, IBM will be able to furnish the set-top box solutions our customers need to stay at the forefront of this very competitive industry," said Bob Voskian, IBM Microelectronics segment marketing manager, pervasive computing. "Together with Spyglass, IBM is positioned and deeply committed to helping our customers succeed." "Set-top box manufacturers are being forced to reduce hardware costs, while still maintaining distinction," said Randy Littleson, Spyglass vice president and general manager. "IBM's reference platform, and Spyglass Internet solutions, gives set-top box makers the ability to create the kind of solutions they need to compete today and tomorrow." About Spyglass Spyglass (NASDAQ: SPYG) provides Internet expertise, software and services for making devices work with the Web. Particularly active in the interactive television and mobile data markets, Spyglass solutions are used by market-leading companies including GTE, General Instrument, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Sony, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and Xerox. Spyglass headquarters are located at 1240 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, Ill., 60563; phone: 1.630.245.6512; fax: 1.630.245.6693; press email inquiries: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.spyglass.com -30- (May 1999) 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. IBM and IBM Microelectronics are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines, Inc. (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.
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