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hp's Price List now available for its retailers

Application designed and developed in partnership with WEBTISS Technologies

Boulogne, France January 29, 2001, HP France, global provider of business computing solutions (PCs, servers, printers and services) is providing its channel partners with an innovative way for consulting its price list while on the move.

By using a WAP enabled phone device, a French reseller can now check the latest information on prices and monthly changes of hp products. He can also find a reference by product name or product category. Furthermore, the SMS technology enables HP France to broadcast updates and special promotions to more than 50000 resellers sales representatives in real-time mode.

In a future release, a reseller will be able to fax a complete product description to his client in order to provide him with the appropriate information in the fastest possible way.

This new WAP service complements the range of existing tools for sending the HP price list printed material, web site and e-mail diffusion.

This new service satisfies our resellers needs that have sales representatives on the road. Access to information in a real-time mode is essential to all our clients who want to make quicker and easier decisions. Recent breakthrough in technology have enabled us to activate this innovative mobile access service has declared François Martin, Marketing manager HP France.

HP has entrusted Webtiss Technologies, a leading company for Mobile Internet Business solutions and partner of Hps Mobile E-Services Bazaar initiative, for developing and hosting the hp WAP price list application in a secure QOS environment.

HP price list available on wap phones, is the typical Mobile Internet Solution which takes full advantage of the current mobile technologies. Capitalizing on strong operational feedback gained with major companies, we advised hp with the fax printing solution, an essential option to conclude a sale when on the move, says Michaël Chicheportiche, WEBTISS Technologies associate director.

The combination of WAP, SMS and fax printing technologies, help defining services that fit the specific needs of a wide variety of users in a large range of industries.

Gilles Simon, Marketing manager for Mobile Solutions HP France, has declared The objective we put on top with this project, is to use the best of Internet related technology for satisfying the needs of our channel partners.

About HP
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure thats always on.
HP has 88,500 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its 2000 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com

About WEBTISS Technologies:
WEBTISS Technologies was founded in 1999 as a subsidiary of IT Link, the French Information Technology specialists. IT Link is quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange under NM7259 and is a major R&D player in the telecom, aviation, automobile and rail industries. WEBTISS Technologies was created as a world-wide "one-stop-shop" for mobile Internet solutions, with WAP, Java, and SIM Toolkit offerings. WEBTISS offers Mobile Banking, Mobile Retail, Mobile Travel & Leisure, and Mobile Office, among other WAP solutions, to a broad range of vertical markets.
http://www.webtiss.com

About IT Link:
As a specialist of embedded computer and electronic systems and of Mobile-Internet, IT Link offers global services of consulting and development to major industries, looking for an expertise combining electronics, real-time systems and new information technologies.
IT Link is quoted on the Paris stock Exchange (EuroNM). (NM 7259).
References: Aérospatiale, Alcatel, Alstom, Bouygues Telecom, Cegetel, Ericsson, HP, IBM France, Lucent Technologies, Matra, Philips, PSA, Renault, Schlumberger, Sextant Avionique, Siemens, Thomson, Valeo.
http://www.itlink.fr

Press Contacts :

François Martin HP
Tel. +33(0)1.69.82.60.60
francois.martin.hp.com

Sandrine Schoder Les 100 ciels
Chrystelle Reganha - Les 100 ciels
Tel. +33(0)1.56.03.91.63
[email protected]
[email protected]

Mélanie Barreau WEBTISS
[email protected]
Tel. +33(0)1.53.90.17.40