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Fry Multimedia Selected to Produce ASK! Kiosks

5 January 1999

Fry Multimedia Selected to Produce ASK! Kiosks
             Sample Kiosks Can be Viewed at the Detroit Auto Show

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 5 -- Fry Multimedia, Inc. recently
signed an agreement to develop and market kiosk solutions using High Speed
Information's ASK! development suite.  Samples of the ASK! product can be
viewed at the Detroit Auto Show in the Ford Motor Company booth.
    The ASK! Software is designed to serve users in an interactive, controlled
and entertaining way by using multimedia to its fullest.
    "ASK! will allow us to make very advanced, yet affordable kiosk solutions
by using technologies similar to what we already use for Web development,"
said Fry Multimedia President, David Fry.  "Multi-channel marketers will be
able to provide consumers with ubiquitous product information, whether they're
shopping online from home or inside the retail store itself."
    High Speed Information's CEO, Joseph R. Agoglia, said he's pleased to be
working with an interactive leader like Fry Multimedia especially now that the
kiosk market is beginning to explode.
    "A lot of clients have invested in their Web site and e-commerce
solutions, and now want to make it more accessible," Agoglia said.  "For those
clients, the kiosk is the perfect solution because it's an easy-to-use device,
available to anyone at anytime anywhere."
    High Speed Information's mission is to provide highly optimized software
that developers like Fry Multimedia can use to operate a large kiosk network
and provide outstanding ease-of-use for kiosk users.  High Speed Information
is continually focusing on new technology and the benefits to network
operators.
    Fry Multimedia, Inc. produces award-winning Web sites, customized
software, corporate intranets, electronic commerce systems and interactive
advertising campaigns.  Internet Computing magazine this year named Fry
Multimedia one of the industry's top 20 Web developers.  Fry's clients
include: Crate & Barrel, Godiva Chocolatier, Eddie Bauer, and 800-FLOWERS.