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8D Technologies Inc.: Cloud9, the Revolutionary Java-Based Smart Operating Environment, is the Software Hub of Groundbreaking Consumer Automotive Applications

    8D Technologies Presents Cloud9(TM) at the
    Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show

    LAS VEGAS--Jan. 7, 2002--8D Technologies Inc. today announced that Cloud9(TM), the totally proven Java-based smart operating environment it recently introduced, will be presented as the core application platform for the Automotive Industry during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, January 8 to 11 (Booth 6773).
    Cloud9 dramatically simplifies and accelerates the production of distributed online applications while providing unique, market leading functionalities for the consumer automotive and other key sectors including e-commerce, wireless (cellular, PDA) and infotainment.
    Cloud9 for the Automotive environment is being used to pioneer new applications in the field of consumer electronics, in association with leading suppliers of real-time communications solutions.

    Cloud9 provides the Automotive Industry with a unique connectivity platform that complies with automotive standard 1394 and allows car manufacturers, integrators and software developers to rapidly design, develop, and prototype software applications for next-generation electronically equipped cars. Applications demonstrated at CES and available through 8D include:

- Global positioning system (GPS)
- Audio/video services
- Control center for car components (heat, fan, seats, etc.)
- Internal camera system

    Founded in 1996, 8D Technologies Inc. is a developer of state of the art software, with internationally recognized expertise in the design and implementation of distributed online applications for the e-commerce, wireless (cellular, PDA), consumer automotive and other emerging markets. Its client list includes some of the most innovative players in the fast-evolving field of personalized mobile and infotainment applications. 8D also commercializes Cloud9, its unique smart operating environment, which helps corporations dramatically reduce time to market and increase the quality of features of the systems they create. More information about 8D Technologies and its products and services can be found at