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GO2 SYSTEMS/VOLTDELTA TO PROVIDE LOCATION-BASED INFO.

Go2 Systems, Inc., the originator of Go2(TM), the first global addressing and locator system designed for the Internet and web-enabled portable devices, and VoltDelta, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., (NYSE: VOL) a leading provider of information transactional portals and platform solutions to the global telecommunications market, have signed an agreement in principle. Under the agreement, both companies will use their unique technologies to create the largest and most comprehensive location-based database available to users of web-enabled wireless devices and traditional voice directory assistance.

Go2, a leader in delivering location-based information over web-enabled wireless phones, will add VoltDelta's extensive directory and content-based information to further enhance Go2's database of real world businesses and current, real-time information and services available to Go2 users. VoltDelta's DirectoryExpress National White Pages listings and its InfoExpress databases will also be available through Go2's web sites for use with Go2's patented real-world search technology in order to automatically direct wireless users to locations, products and services in their immediate area and to deliver other location-relevant information over portable devices.

"We are pleased to partner with Go2, a leader in delivering wireless services," said Bob Toothaker, vice president of business development at VoltDelta. "Go2's enhanced database of retail listings will significantly enhance VoltDelta's 130 million listings used throughout the United States to support billions of traditional voice directory assistance calls annually."

As a result of the Go2/VoltDelta agreement, users of wireless web enabled devices, including web enabled wireless phones such as Sprint PCS phones, will be able to obtain up-to-the-minute information, including locations, hours and turn-by-turn-directions related to businesses, products and services in proximity to them. Users will also be able to further refine their real-world searches to obtain more complex information such as corporate directories, restaurant reviews, sports scores and weather and traffic reports.

"VoltDelta is a significant content provider in the telecommunications industry and we are delighted to both access their data and allow them to use our enhanced, location-based technology and information available to the thousands of Directory Assistance operators who use VoltDelta's products and services," said Go2 founder and president Lee Hancock. "This agreement further enhances Go2's position as a leader in providing the most complete and accurate location-based database of real-world locations accessible over web-enabled cellular phones and portable devices."

Consumers with web-enabled wireless devices are already able to access more than 500 topic- and brand-specific Go2 Web Sites that contain information about 11 million real-world destinations. VoltDelta's data will be available for access with Go2's patented technology (designed specifically for devices with limited keypads, storage, bandwidth and display space) to further enhance Go2's wireless directory and content.

About VoltDelta

VoltDelta, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., was established in 1972 and is a leading provider of informational transactional portals and platform solutions to the global telecommunications market. Its Operator Services solutions support RBOCs, PTTs, interexchange carriers, independent telephone companies and operator service providers throughout the United States and Europe. VoltDelta is headquartered in New York City with regional offices in Bluebell, PA and Orange, CA, and international offices in Sunbury, UK and Delft, Netherlands.

About Go2

Go2 Systems, Inc., a privately held company based in Irvine, California, is the originator of Go2(TM), the first global addressing and locator system designed for the Internet and portable devices. Go2's patented addressing system is designed to facilitate real-world navigation and commerce by allowing users to conveniently find the products and services they need from wherever they are. Established in 1995, Go2 serves as the cornerstone of a multi-platform interface to help people find real-world business establishments in their immediate area using the Internet and Web-enabled portable devices.

For more information, visit http://www.go2online.com or call 212-704-2400.
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Date:Apr 1, 2000
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