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DELRINA'S ECHO LAKE (TM) APPLAUDED BY COMPUTER INDUSTRY PUNDITS SHIPMENT OF NEW 'FAMILY MEMORY' SOFTWARE PROGRAM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED.

SAN JOSE, Calif., AND TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- April 3, 1995-- One of the most talked about new consumer software products is Delrina's Echo Lake, a personal multimedia program for capturing and sharing life stories. The product is expected to be available in May. The choice of Echo Lake as one of P.C.Letter's Demo '95 Premiere products, as well as early reaction from industry analysts and media, make this one of the most anticipated launches in Delrina's seven-year history.

"The user interface is absolutely gorgeous," said David Coursey, editor and publisher of P.C. Letter, and conference chairman for Demo '95. "And it's one of the best designed products I've seen in a long time. This is the kind of product that captures people's imagination, and it may be the first application that lets average people create true multimedia shows."

"This product not only invents a new user interface. . ., it also invents an entire new category of software," commented Amy Wohl in her Demo '95 round-up in Trendsletter. "Expect it to show up in stores this spring and immediately leap into buyer's hands and onto the best-selling software list. This one's a winner!"

Recent preview meetings with leading publications have resulted in strong support of the product as it moves toward completion. Some of the initial reactions include:

o In her April 11th column in PC Magazine, Editor Robin Raskin discussed Echo Lake as a key element in the trend toward 'personal publishing': "So what's the killer app for these cool hardware devices? It may be Echo Lake, a digital archivist from Delrina."

o "I am deeply impressed. I am very, very excited about it. The whole look and feel is unique, and it is going to help sell a lot of scanners, color printers and video capture cards," said Vince Broady, executive editor of Multimedia World Magazine.

o "I've seen nothing else quite like Echo Lake. It defines a new category of software and represents a gutsy move on Delrina's part to come out with something so out-of-the-ordinary," wrote Richard Morochove, computer consultant and syndicated columnist, in the Toronto Star newspaper.

About Echo Lake:

Echo Lake is a high-quality creative package that takes full advantage of multimedia. It offers users of all ages numerous ways to create vivid accounts of their life experiences, complete with digitized photos, voice and sound clips, and other media. Echo Lake works with a wide range of complementary products and services, including scanners, digital cameras, video capture cards and Kodak Photo CDs, to further bring personal and family memories to life. When complete, users can print their life stories in a book format, or copy them to diskette to create a run-time version to give to family and friends.

The CD-ROM version of Echo Lake includes over 250 photographs and 30 minutes of historic video clips, all in digital format within the Inspirator(tm), an exciting feature of Echo Lake that uses interview-style questions, and prompts from history and trivia to help trigger personal memories. In addition, media such as 250 high-quality clip art files and a selection of sound clips are available in electronic form within the program. Echo Lake users can choose to integrate any of these into their personal stories created with the program.

Echo Lake is available for Windows 3.1 or higher. The minimum requirements include a 386 processor with 4MB RAM, (486 with 8MB RAM recommended) and Super VGA display with 256 colors or better. A sound card is also highly recommended.

Echo Lake will be available in both Disk and CD ROM format for Windows<tm>. A Macintosh release is expected to follow this fall. The retail price for the diskette version will sell in-store for around $49.95 ($69.95Cdn); and $59.95 (79.95Cdn) for the CD ROM version.

About Delrina:

Delrina Corporation designs, develops, markets and supports innovative PC software products and services in the fax, data and voice communications, electronic forms, and consumer software markets. The Company is ranked in sales among the top 15 software publishers in North America and is recognized as the worldwide leader in PC fax and forms. Delrina employs more than 600 people with offices in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; San Jose, CA; Kirkland, WA; Washington, DC; Lexington, MA; the United Kingdom; France; and Germany. For product information on Echo Lake contact Delrina at 1-800-734-2330.

Echo Lake is a Trademark of Delrina. Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Kodak Photo CD is a Trademark of the Eastman Kodak Company. All other trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Delrina Corp.

Heather Sherman, 416/446-8079

Internet:hsherman@delrina.com
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