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ProjectOnNet Chooses Informative Graphics' Brava! for Online View and Markup Collaboration.

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2001

Informative Graphics(R) Corp., a top provider of Web-based viewing, mark-up and collaboration solutions for drawings, documents and images, Wednesday announced that its Brava!(TM) solution has been adopted by ProjectOnNet.com, an application service provider, to deliver construction-based information to subscribers around the world.

ProjectOnNet is a Web site aimed at using the efficiency of Internet information exchange to benefit the construction industry worldwide. ProjectOnNet allows users to post and view both text/specs and graphic/drawing information online. It also offers a buyer-seller matching service, an exclusive specs/drawing matrix (U.S. patent pending) and other advanced features.

Chosen by more ASPs and trade exchanges than any other product of its kind, Informative Graphics' Brava! is the de facto standard for view and markup collaboration on the Web. The only true scaleable solution, Brava! enables design or documentation changes to be managed over the Web in the form of Brava! redline overlays, simply by using a standard browser.

Documents and drawings will be stored on ProjectOnNet.com's servers and delivered to subscriber desktops in a small Java applet. Since Brava! does not transfer the actual file to the client for display, it is a secure online collaboration tool for design, supply and project information over the Web. Brava! also honors existing security measures, operating seamlessly with firewall and encryption software.

In addition, users can take advantage of the calibration and measurement functionalities to calibrate drawings and perform measurement calculations for distances, area, polygons and rectangles. Brava!'s easy-to-use redlining functionality and efficient architecture have made it the definitive choice for ASPs.

"With the functionality ProjectOnNet is offering, we feel certain they will be a valued member of the ASP solutions sector of the AEC community," said Gary Heath, Informative Graphics chief executive officer and president. "By choosing the de facto standard Brava! to power view and markup for their documents, drawings and images, they have added a proven, scalable and powerful tool to help them and their customers.

"We value their choosing Informative Graphics and look forward to a long and mutually prosperous relationship."

"In the building industry, where the material suppliers and contractors are forever catching up with the latest developments in Internet technology, Brava! provides them a one-step solution that they can use to access the project information without annoyance," said Elton Au, president & CEO of ProjectOnNet Inc.

"User friendliness was a key element when we elected to form this partnership with Brava! and Informative Graphics."

About Informative Graphics

Informative Graphics Corp., based in Phoenix, is the leading manufacturer of commercial software products for the information viewing process. The company has been developing software for national and international end-users, OEMs and systems integrators since 1986. Informative Graphics maintains a home page on the World Wide Web at www.infograph.com.

About ProjectOnNet.com

ProjectOnNet is an application software and search engine of construction projects for the global building industries. It provides contractor, developer, architect/engineer and vendor the ability to easily locate bid opportunities, the ability to manage the bidding process.

It is a "reverse swap meet" for those in the construction industry including contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers, developers and owners, etc. One party posts a project, including plans, on a Web site and the others search the site for projects in which they would like to participate.

There will be a search matrix whereby the searchers will be able to search by geographic location, type of work, contract size, etc. Additionally, they will be able to quickly identify which set of plans and specs are germane to his/her area of interest and download it for study and estimation purpose and post a bid.

Note to Editors: Informative Graphics is a registered trademark, and Brava! is a trademark of Informative Graphics Corp. All other names are property of their respective owners.
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