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Hey they have a cool voice e-mail program. It works I tried it.
Wednesday December 16, 1:19 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
SOURCE: Softlink Inc.
Softlink Inc. Breaks The Internet Bandwidth Barrier
And Is Positioned To Become A New Industry Standard For E-Mail
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- E-mail accounts have, in recent years, become as common as telephone
numbers. Current estimates place the number of active e-mail accounts at approximately 120 million, and this number is projected
to exceed 800 million by the year 2000. Despite this explosive growth and the incredible advances occurring in multimedia
computing, the vast majority of e-mail remains text-based because the transmission of graphics, animation and sound requires
considerably more bandwidth and signal capacity than most users have available. As a result, e-mail users find themselves having
to use text to convey ideas in a way that is often awkward and ineffective.
Softlink Inc.'s (OTC Bulletin Board: SFLK - news) proprietary technology enables current and future e-mail users to transform
their Internet connections into more effective and natural voice- and visually-based communication tools. The Company's flagship
product, Powerlink, was given a ''Four Star'' Editors Pick Award by Ziff Davis' ZD Net. Powerlink allows users to simultaneously
record audio, text, graphics, animation and annotation in their e-mail messages. The software lets users talk, gesture, highlight, and
refer to pictures and text simultaneously in their e-mail. For users of e-mail that do not require full multimedia capabilities of
Powerlink, the Company offers a voice-only version of their software called Voicelink. Both the Powerlink and Voicelink software
packages come complete with a high-quality microphone and utilize Softlink's proprietary compression technology to transmit audio
and video enhanced e-mails in a highly compacted format.
Ingram Micro, one of the world's leading software distributors, currently distributes Softlink, Inc.'s products in North America. The
Company's products are currently retailed in Electronic Boutique (693 Store Outlets), Fry's Electronics, Micro Centers and J & R
Music Stores. Softbank, the largest software distributor in Japan, handles the Company's Japanese distribution. In a recent industry
report out of Japan, the Company's Japanese-language editions of Powerlink and Voicelink were rated the fifth- and sixth-best
selling software products in the ''Retail Productivity'' category. Overwhelming demand for Voicelink in the international market
prompted the release of a Spanish-language version of Voicelink in October of this year, with a Dutch version slated for release
late this month. Chinese, French and German versions of both Powerlink and Voicelink will follow shortly to satisfy corresponding
demand in these language categories.
Softlink Inc. is currently negotiating with several large computer manufacturers regarding the bundling of its e-mail products with a
variety of new multimedia computers and related peripherals.
The Company is also staged to enter several new arenas that will provide opportunities to powerfully integrate the Company's
technology within the on-line services and video gaming industries.
Softlink Inc. is currently positioned, through its licensing, distribution, and joint venture alliances, to substantially increase revenue
growth from both a gross sales as well as a net profit perspective. 1999 sales and earnings forecasts indicate a pattern of
consistent and substantial growth based upon sustained increases in Internet and e-mail utilization.
For more information regarding Softlink Inc. and the products and services that the company offers, please visit their web site at
For further information contact: International Buying Power Corporation, (561) 482-0004/Fax (561) 488-2602. This material was
prepared by International Buying Power Corporation (''IBP'') for the company discussed herein, based upon information supplied
by the client or other sources believed to be reliable. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those described in
the forward-looking statements discussed in this press release. This material is for information purposes and should not be
construed as a offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities. IBP, its affiliates, and/or its officers, directors and
employees may from time to time have a position in these securities. IBP has received compensation for the preparation of its
SOURCE: Softlink Inc.
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