August 29, 2002

CustomTech now sells Samsung Contact in AU

SYDNEY, Australia, and READING, England -- 28 August 2002 -- Custom
Technology and Samsung SDS today announced their distribution partnership
to bring Samsung Contact to the Australian market.

"Custom Technology is pleased to be working with Samsung SDS to deliver
Samsung Contact to the Australian market", said Gordon Hubbard, Managing
Director, Custom Technology. "CustomTech has played a pioneering role in
promoting business focused Linux products in the Australian market and
we see Samsung Contact as being the catalyst for many businesses to migrate
away from Microsoft Exchange onto low cost Linux and UNIX platforms".

"We are excited to be working with a proven partner such as CustomTech,"
said Richi Jennings, Chief Architect of Samsung Contact. "Small and medium
enterprise customers definitely need the type of solutions focus and tailored
support that CustomTech provide. CustomTech's long-term focus on low ownership
costs, robustness, and customer freedom fit very well with our way of thinking.
Samsung Contact provides all of these attributes, by design."

"We look forward to supporting HP's existing OpenMail® customers
to ensure a smooth transition to Samsung Contact", said Hubbard. HP's OpenMail®
technology was chosen for the core of Samsung Contact because of its reputation
as the most reliable and scalable email product available. The highly successful
email server was used by more than 60% of Fortune 1000 companies, currently
with some 5 million active users world-wide. Samsung has a robust plan
under way to extend the offering into a powerful, seamless unified communications
tool -- based around a truly unified message store -- enabling any message
to be sent and picked up via any device: phone, fax, desktop computer,
the web, or a range of wireless devices. Research and development are key
priorities for Samsung, with investment in Samsung Contact more than doubling
that previously provided by HP. This investment is headed up through a
newly established unified communications business unit, tasked with building
Samsung Contact into a world market leader.

Samsung Contact Server supports the Microsoft Outlook® desktop client
- including collaboration features, such as calendaring, scheduling, delegation
and offline synchronisation - and the native Samsung Contact Client which
provides Outlook-like features at lower cost and complexity. The new Samsung
Contact web clients also allow remote access from internet cafes and wireless
handhelds.

Samsung Contact Server runs on HP-UX, IBM AIX, Solaris and Linux. The
native Samsung Contact Client runs on Windows, Linux and the Samsung Contact
Server for web access.

Availability

Custom Technology is shipping Samsung Contact now. A FREE trial CD is
available that allows unlimited users for a 30 day trial period and also
includes a FREE ongoing 5 user server license.

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About Custom Technology Australia

Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd provides value added product distribution,
technical support, integration and development services for Open Systems
including Linux and UNIX. Our vision is to deliver Open Systems
that provide real competitive advantage to our business partners. Visit
Custom Technology at http://www.customtech.com.au

About Samsung Contact

Samsung Contact is an email server product, offering the lowest total
cost of ownership, extreme scalability and solid reliability to email desktop
clients. Amongst the clients supported is Microsoft Outlook, including
the "collaboration" features (such as shared calendars, delegation and
offline folders) which are otherwise only accessible when using a Microsoft
server. Customers can easily migrate to Samsung Contact from leading email
products such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and OpenMail. The product
has been developed following Samsung's win of perpetual licensing rights
over Hewlett-Packard's highly successful OpenMail technology. Investment
and commitment to the roadmap will continue to build on the success of
OpenMail, and expectations are that Samsung Contact will become the market
leader in the field of seamless unified communications. Future development
will also encompass technologies such as J2EE and XML. For more information,
please visit their website at http://www.samsungcontact.com.

About Samsung SDS

Samsung SDS Korea, led by CEO Mr Hong Ki Kim, delivers packaged solutions,
professional services, global marketing and Internet-focused services and
solutions. The company is the leading systems integration, systems management
and e-business company in Korea, employing 6,500 people worldwide and generating
$1.3 billion (US) in revenues. It has been ranked 38th in Software 500,
a survey of software companies around the world by a globally recognised
software magazine. For more information, please visit their website at
http://www.sds.samsung.com.

 

Press Contact
Gordon Hubbard

Managing Director

gordon@customtech.com.au

Tel: 02 9659 9590

Fax: 02 9659 9510

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