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Burnaby, British Columbia, August 17, 1999 ¾  Infowave Software, Inc. (VSE: IWM) today announced that it has been accepted as a member of the Wireless Application Protocol Forum (WAP). WAP is the de-facto worldwide standard for providing Internet communications and advanced data services on digital mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants and other wireless devices.

The primary goal of the WAP Forum is to bring together companies from all segments of the wireless industry value chain to ensure product interoperability and growth of the wireless market. WAP Forum members represent over 90% of the global handset market, carriers with more than 100 million subscribers, leading infrastructure providers, software developers and other organizations providing solutions to the wireless industry.

"We are pleased to be accepted as a member of the WAP Forum", says Ron Jasper, VP of Marketing at Infowave. "As a standards-based company, we're always interested in supporting initiatives that promote open standards and the adoption of wireless technologies. This membership will enable us to provide input for this important standard and will provide the necessary groundwork for introducing new Infowave products covering all wireless device types."

Infowave's wireless products, Infowave for Exchange and Infowave for the Net, are the most advanced and secure wireless solutions for connecting mobile workers to key corporate information and applications. Infowave's latest product, code name Kodiak, is low-cost desktop software that allows wireless, mobile access to Outlook data, such as e-mail, calendars, contacts and task lists from pagers and cell phones.

About Infowave
Infowave is a world-class software developer with a proven management team and powerful strategic alliances. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Infowave's Imaging Division builds award-winning printing solutions. Infowave's PowerPrint® and StyleScript® software kits provide Apple® Macintosh® users with improved print quality and access to more than 1,600 printers. Infowave's Wireless Division builds mobile business solutions that use the power of wireless communications to extend the reach of enterprise computing. Infowave for Exchange and Infowave for the Net are the most advanced and secure wireless solutions for connecting mobile workers to key corporate information and applications.

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For further information:

Infowave Software, Inc.
Todd Carter, CFO
i[email protected]

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