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EZOS brings WAP functionality to a Java-based card terminal

BRUSSELS, Belgium - October 3, 2000 - EZOS, a service provider active in the field of the mobile I.T.business, is proud to announce the successful adaptation of its platform-independent WAP engine to the C-ZAM/SMASH, a Java-based multi-functional terminal from Banksys.
The EZOS WAP engine is the solution for manufacturers of electronic appliances who want to quickly integrate WAP technology into their particular platform. The WAP engine is platform-independent (written in ANSI C++) which makes it easier to integrate WAP - compliant software into your product, without needing to build everything from scratch again. Today, the C-ZAM/SMASH WAP browser combines communications and payments, two highly complementary technologies, thereby opening up a communications gateway for banks, purchasers, terminal operators, retailers and end-users.

"It has taken less than 2 months to port the EZOS WAP engine onto the Banksys equipment, " states Benoit Huon - Research & Development Manager at EZOS. C-ZAM/SMASH devices fitted with EZOS WAP technology will provide an easy way to consult information in WML format as well as offering smart card, debit card and credit card facilities plus loyalty, ticketing and other applications" he adds.
The launching of the WAP browser for the C-ZAM/SMASH is a world premiere, said Vincent Roland, Vice President for Terminals and Card Applications at Banksys. The versatility of the Java-based C-ZAM/SMASH architecture and Banksys commitment to innovation have kept us ahead of the competition in this increasingly fast-paced market. Based on market response so far, we believe that the WAP browser for the C-ZAM/SMASH heralds a revolution in terminal design, with Banksys leading the way.

About Banksys
Banksys is the world leader in end-to-end secure payment systems. Founded in Belgium in 1978, Banksys set up the entire Belgian national debit card system dealing with everything from terminal design and manufacture to the overall management of the secure IP network and back-end operations. In 1989, Banksys took over management of the integrated Bancontact/Mistercash ATM systems in Belgium, one of the most advanced electronic fund transfer markets in the world.

Banksys also developed the world standard in Electronic Purse technology, Proton, and has rolled out the service across the globe through its subsidiary, Proton World International.

Secure technology lies at the heart of the products and services offered by Banksys. Under constant development, the Banksys product range includes the worlds first Java-driven terminals and innovations such as web-ready secure PC peripherals.

For more information on Banksys, please visit http://www.banksys.com/

About EZOS
EZOS is a service provider active in the field of mobile and e-business providing companies with development, training and consulting services. EZOS specializes in the development and integration of mobile Internet and Internet business solutions into core back-office systems.
EZOS has built up its expertise from years of experience in various fields: back-office infrastructures since 1992; Internet development since 1996 and in WAP and mobile I.T. since as early as 1998.
This unique combination of competence and experience means that m-business and e-business solutions are always built on solid technical foundations.
For more information on EZOS, or to download a demo of EzWAP, please visit www.ezos.com.
Jean-Claude Streel - [email protected]