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for Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Trina Clickner
Palmtop Publishing
Tel: (206) 923-0901
Fax: (206) 923-0902
trina@ontaptech.com
www.ontaptech.com

Five Innovative New Capabilities Make OnTap(TM) 1.09 an Illustrated, Pocket Publishing Powerhouse

Now for the Palm Computing Platform(R) - a publishing workbench that turns out professional, interactive, illustrated pocket references and study guides - for the artist and publisher in you!

 

PITTSBURGH, PA, March 3, 1999 - Aegean Associates, Inc., a custom software provider specializing in embedded systems, today introduced the OnTap Technology 1.09 update, bringing .gif graphics, Graffiti(R)-powered navigation, enhanced search capabilities, larger fonts, and interactive quiz and flash card paging features to OnTap-powered interactive, pocket guides and learning tools for the Palm OS from 3Com(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS).

With OnTap 1.09, publishers, developers, trade show managers, corporate trainers and educators can now combine graphics and text to create effective, engaging, educational, compact, and completely searchable interactive pocket guides that are always in hand. This makes OnTap Technology the ideal solution for interactive corporate marketing materials, product catalogs, education drill and learning study guides, flash card reinforcement, quick reference, trade show guides, and for extending traditional print publications into interactive, portable companions.

The OnTap 1.09 update is free for all commercial OnTap users that have the following products: IDG PalmPilot Resource Kit, Macmillan Business Plus Pack, E*TRADE TeleMaster Guide, Affinity Software & Resource Guide, New World Technologies BraVePALM Catalog, Private Pilot Pocket Review Companion Reference, Aviator's Pocket Reference, Girls and Women in Sports Guide, OnTap Publishing Kit, OnTap Stock Symbol and Quick Reference Collections, OnTap Super Bowl and NFL Referee Signals Handbook, and the CEbit Interactive Show Guide.

"The OnTap 1.09 update opens up some very powerful possibilities for business and for professional publishers ", said Demitrios Vassaras, President of Aegean Associates, Incorporated. "We've been able to successfully build upon our proven, established Palm OS-based product line and our large installed base. And, at the same time, offer a uniquely simple and support-free solution for companies that want to extend their reach through publishing and distributing professional pocket guides around the globe", Vassaras says.

OnTap products are available for site licensing by calling 206-923-0901, and also on a single copy basis for only $39.95 through MobilePlanet (http://www.palmparadise.com), New World Technologies (http://www.nwt.com), Mobilesoft (http://www.mobilesoft.com), and other popular handheld computing resellers worldwide. A demo version is available from the OnTap Technology web site at http://www.ontaptech.com/update. For more information, visit http://www.ontaptech.com or send e-mail to support@ontaptech.com.

About OnTap Technology
OnTap Technology for the Palm OS was introduced in 1996 and in 1998, OnTap was awarded "Can't Live Without Application for Resellers" at PC Expo by Computer Reseller News. OnTap employs a platform independent, client/server architecture, making it a powerful, small (17K), embedded component and publishing tool using any computer - Apple Macintosh (NASDAQ: APPL), Microsoft(R) Windows(R) (NASDAQ: MSFT), unix, or mainframe computers. OnTap runs on all versions of the Palm OS including the IBM(R) (NYSE:IBM) WorkPad(R) PC Companion, Franklin Covey Company (NYSE: FC), and Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL) SPT1500 handhelds. For more information, visit http://www.ontaptech.com or send e-mail to info@ontaptech.com.

About Aegean Associates, Inc.
Aegean Associates, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is a custom software provider with a broad base of successful projects that are deployed internationally. Solutions include factory automation, instrumentation, and data collection and gathering for embedded hardware and software systems. Aegean Associates can be reached by sending e-mail to sales@ontaptech.com or by calling 412-361-6980.

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