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Kommunicate Ltd. to Resell Onset Offerings in U.K.; METAmessage Solutions
Increase Functionality of Devices Such As RIM BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds by
Letting Users Read and Print Email Attachments

Hertzelia, Israel and Santa Cruz, Calif. June 6, 2001- Onset Technology
today announced that it will expand the availability of its popular
METAmessage for Wireless™ solutions to the U.K. in the coming weeks via and through Kommunicate Ltd., a leading U.K.-based
distributor. The offerings are being introduced in the U.K. to correspond
with the U.K. availability of RIM’s BlackBerry wireless email solution that
will operate over BT Cellnet’s GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network.
Free trials of the METAmessage service will also be available at in the coming weeks.

Onset’s METAmessage solutions let wireless device users remotely read and
print email attachments — which often contain business critical information
such as contracts and contact information — in much the same manner as they
would from their desktops.

“The METAmessage for Wireless family has been tremendously successful in
the U.S. because it fills the need among mobile users for ‘anywhere, anytime'
access to their email attachments,” said Stewart Fox, vice president of
worldwide sales for Onset. “We are making our award-winning product
available to U.K. users to coincide with the release of the RIM®/BT Cellnet
wireless email solution.”

“Onset’s offerings are the industry’s top solutions for attachment reading
and printing on wireless devices. Adding METAmessage to our roster of Onset
products helps us provide cutting-edge functionality to our extensive
customer base,” said Chris Thompson, Kommunicate Managing Director.
Onset Solutions Provide Message-Conversion for Variety of Environments
The METAmessage for Wireless message conversion solutions address a full
range of individual and corporate users’ needs. The offerings support all of
the industry’s popular file formats — more than 25 in total — giving users
the ability to read or print Word files, Excel spreadsheets, Web pages from
URL links, Outlook calendar and contact information files (.vcf and .ics),
among other capabilities. The product’s enterprise and carrier editions also
offer global address list (GAL) lookup.

Onset will offer its full family of METAmessage for Wireless solutions in
the U.K. These offerings include:, a simple,
cost-effective, Internet-based ASP solution for workgroups and individuals;
the METAmessage Conversion Server — Enterprise Edition, a highly scalable
solution intended for corporations worldwide for whom “behind-the-firewall”
security is especially important; and the METAmessage Conversion Server —
Carrier Edition for server-farm-based environments such as telcos, ASP’s and

The ASP service will be offered at two levels: the Read
service, which lets users view attachments as email text on their devices
and the Read and Print service, which allows users to read attachments and
also print them on any conveniently located fax machine. All of Onset’s
METAmessage solutions support a variety of handheld devices including the
Blackberry wireless handheld.

METAmessage Wireless Available in U.K.

Onset Converts Variety of Messages

The METAmessage for Wireless solutions are part of a series of offerings
from Onset Technology that convert any kind of message — fax, email and
attachments — into device-independent, business-ready information. In
addition to its METAmessage for Wireless solutions, Onset also provides its
ThruFax offerings in the U.S. and the U.K. ThruFax products can identify
inbound fax addressees, turn faxes into editable text, and deliver them as
email messages that can be easily read, managed, searched, revised, or
forwarded to others.

Pricing and Availability

The METAmessage for Wireless offerings is expected to be available in the
U.K. later this month. The ASP service will be available directly to
end-users at for £8/month for the Read service and
£12/month for both the Read and Print services. Pricing for Onset’s
METAmessage Conversion Server is available from Kommunicate Ltd. in the U.K.
at +44 (0) 1962 835000 and directly from Onset at +972 9 956 1615 x131. The
METAmessage Conversion Server supports 57 languages including all
Western-European character sets.

About Kommunicate Ltd.

Kommunicate Limited is a premier supplier of leading edge software solutions
that enable effective business communications from the desktop. One of the
fastest growing messaging solution providers in the UK, Kommunicate offers
unified messaging solutions to help ensure that important information
reaches the right people, wherever they are. Kommunicate also offers Onset’s
ThruFax solutions. Kommunicate has offices in Winchester, Hampshire, tel.
+44 (0)1962 835000.

About Onset Technology

Onset Technology is the world’s leading provider of solutions that convert
messages —- including fax, email and attachments — into device-independent
information that individuals and businesses can easily and immediately
access and use. The company’s METAmessage for Wireless and its ThruFax
solutions are available as ASP service offerings for individuals and
workgroups, enterprise offerings for corporations, and as carrier offerings
for telco, ASP and ISP providers. Onset’s scalable solutions are built
around its robust patent pending technologies and are sold by its extensive
network of VARs, systems integrators and resellers. Onset partners with
major industry vendors, including Brooktrout, Compaq, Intel Dialogic, and
with all major fax server manufacturers, to help create market-specific
Onset software solutions and to support seamless product and system
integration. Onset’s European offices are located at 8 Maskit P.O.B. 12617,
Hertzelia 46733, Israel, phone +972 9 956 1615, fax +972 9 956 1610.

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