CAIS Software Solutions and Evergreen Teller Services Inc. to Provide Internet Access in Retail Stores.Business Editors and High-Tech Writers
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2000
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CAIS CAIS - Common APSE Interface Specification Software Solutions (CAIS), the leader in automated Internet access See how to access the Internet. software, announced today that Evergreen Teller Services Inc. (ETS ETS Educational Testing Service (nonprofit private educational testing and measurement organization)
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Evergreen, the premier provider of off-premise services for Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in the retail marketplace, plans to deploy 500 kiosks in 58 locations throughout the United States.
ETS will furnish modular kiosks, or "E-Machines," that comprise the three-in-one functionality of a traditional ATM for banking services, a pre-paid phone card dispenser and an Internet kiosk. CAIS will equip the machines with its IPORT(TM) family of high-speed Internet access software and services to enable ease of use, secure and reliable operations, proactive monitoring, and ongoing content and system updates.
"We see Internet terminals as becoming as ubiquitous as ATM machines," stated Daniel Pina, president and chief executive officer of ETS. "In order to meet the public demand for quick Internet access, we have to move quickly and supply our new and existing customers with a robust, reliable and secure product. We chose CAIS Software Solutions because its IPORT products offered us the most stability and flexibility."
Along with its IPORT high-speed Internet access software, CAIS is also supplying monitoring from its network operations center See NOC.
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"We are extremely pleased to have made this partnership with ETS," stated Steve Nye, president of CAIS Software Solutions. "We view Internet access as a strong new revenue source and service enabler for retail customers to our IPORT products."
About CAIS Software Solutions
Based in San Diego, CAIS Software Solutions (www.caissoft.com) develops the award-winning IPORT(TM) family of products, enabling easy broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a and powerful portal marketing and service management capabilities. IPORT(TM) enables service providers, eCommerce merchants and information-based organizations to effectively offer new and enhanced Internet-based services. IPORT(TM) solutions are installed in hotels, cruise ships, airports, central offices and cable head-ends worldwide. Formerly known as ATCOM/INFO, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of CAIS Internet (Nasdaq:CAIS), a Washington, D.C.- based broadband solutions provider.
About Evergreen Teller Services Inc.
Privately-owned Evergreen Teller Services delivers the most advanced hardware, software and communication technologies to its customers. The company and its staff are experienced in all phases of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) and prepaid dispensers and are now dedicated to the public Internet teller business. For more information on ETS and its products, visit the company Web site at www.tellerquick.com.
This release contains statements relating to CAIS's future expectations and business strategies or other "forward-looking" information. Those statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ from projections include, among others: changes in business conditions; changes in the Internet services industry and the general economy; our limited operating history; our ability to manage rapid growth; our ability to enter into joint ventures and other strategic relationships with companies on terms acceptable to us; and the impact of computer and related problems that may arise from the Year 2000 problem Year 2000 problem, Y2K problem, or millennium bug, in computer science, a design flaw in the hardware or software of a computer that caused erroneous results when working with dates beyond Dec. 31, 1999. on our business.