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November 20, 2001


CALGARY, AB, November 20, 2001 - PsiNaptic launched its JMatos™ software today after passing the Jini™ network technology compatibility tests required by Sun Microsystems.

PsiNaptic, an innovator in pervasive computing, is the first to make stand alone Jini technology available for any deeply embedded processor with a Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM).

With a memory footprint of 100 kilobytes, JMatos enables Jini technology to be deployed on resource-constrained devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, automobile subsystems and medical monitoring equipment.

Jim Waldo, distinguished engineer, Sun Microsystems, Inc. said, "The requirement for impromptu networking that is pervasive with resource-constrained platforms is one of the areas where Jini network technology excels. Jini technology provides a way to build highly adaptive networks. With its JMatos software, PsiNaptic is addressing the multi-billion device embedded processor market, which significantly expands the set of devices that can take advantage of Jini network technology."

By simultaneously eliminating the need for RMI (Remote Method Invocation) and meeting the Jini specifications, JMatos is a significant step forward in the development of a protocol that enables all devices to discover other devices and form ad hoc network federations in which information and services can be freely and easily exchanged.

"JMatos software enables spontaneous networking between things, allowing them to dynamically exchange information and services where and when needed," says Dr. Steven Knudsen, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technical Officer of PsiNaptic.

"Only with JMatos can small, inexpensive, mobile devices act for themselves and on behalf of their users. In a world where there will be billions of Java technology-enabled devices, JMatos-enabled handhelds, PDAs, sensors, controllers, meters and vending machines will interact with any other Jini network technology without worrying about how the underlying hardware or software is configured and managed. It is this need for impromptu networking that is so compellingly supported by JMatos," Knudsen says.

A software development kit is currently available for download at www.psinaptic.com.

PsiNaptic implements distributed computing frameworks such as Jini technology for use in very small microprocessors. By combining this technology with Java technology and standard wireless protocols such as Bluetoothª, PsiNaptic works with OEMs to add low cost, low power, wireless networking and spontaneous interaction capabilities to everyday objects.

PsiNaptic envisions a world of intelligent devices that communicate with each other to perform tasks and services on behalf of people.

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