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UniComp Secures U.S. Distribution Rights for PC Y2K Test and Fix Product.

MARIETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 1998--Unicomp Inc. (NASDAQ:UCMP) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Deeside Technology Ltd. to distribute the Date-A-Fix Y2K solution for PC's. Deeside is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Technology Inc.

UniComp now has distribution and marketing rights for Date-A-Fix throughout the entire United States on both the single user and network versions of the product.

The Date-A-Fix product is a universal, automated Y2K test and fix toolkit that users will need to make sure their PC's RTC (Real Time Clock) and BIOS (the set of encoded read-only programs that control hardware devices) will continue to function properly after the Year 2000. The Date-A-Fix software works by constantly monitoring the computer systems usage of RTC and BIOS and then to adjust those outputs as needed via Date-A-Fix's proprietary software device driver. The toolkit also contains other important functions that audit a system's software library and scans programs individually for potential RTC usage.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity of working with UniComp. We believe that in UniComp we have found the perfect partner to develop our distribution channels in the United States. Date-A-Fix is proven in the work place and we currently have several FT500 clients that are in the process of deploying our Year 2000 Diagnostic and Solution software. We have been awarded Five Stars by Secure Computing for overall performance and Full marks by Solace Consultants (May 1997 - May 1998) in their monthly analysis of Year 2000 Hardware Analysis Tools and Solutions. The market sectors we are presently in include: Insurance, Public and Local Authorities, Utilities, Shipping & transport, Consultancies, Telecommunications, Retail and Small Business," said Andrew Wright, managing director of Deeside Technology Ltd.

Stephen A. Hafer, president and CEO of UniComp, said, "This distribution agreement gives UniComp a more comprehensive Year 2000 solution for the U.S. market at large. We are now selling the Y2K markets the Talc2000 automated testing solution for mainframe and open systems. All of these customers have large numbers of PC's and we can now help them in their quest for total Y2K compliance. We believe that this new relationship with Deeside Technology will provide a new range of products for delivery to our customers in the future. These new opportunities will greatly enhance our position as a software products and services solution provider."

UniComp Inc. develops markets and supports platform-migration, vertical market applications and payment processing systems for Windows NT and UNIX-based computer systems and point of transaction processors worldwide. The company licenses its technology to a cross section of industries including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, public-sector, point of sale and transaction processors. Additionally, the company provides installation, training, systems integration, support and Year 2000 services, serving a worldwide network of end user customers, dealers and distributors. UniComp employs over 450 staff worldwide and has over 50 distributors internationally, with over 30,000 installations in more than 55 countries. Please visit our World Wide Web site at for further information on UniComp.

This announcement contains forward looking statements and remarks relative to future events and financial performance which are subject to the risks and uncertainties described in reports filed from time to time with the SEC. These filings contain and identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, timely development and market acceptance of its products (and upgrades to those products) completion of UNIBOL400 development and its subsequent market acceptance, the ability to develop new products to penetrate the POS marketplace, market pressures on its services businesses, and the impact of competitive products, pricing, and the fact that the company's software product license revenue can fluctuate from quarter to quarter as a result of various factors and conditions.

CONTACT: UniComp, Marietta

Robert Shaver, 770/424-3684 ext. 116
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