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 November 15, 2000
easi Solutions Acquires Coventus

 easi Solutions plc, the leading developer of smart card driven guest room technology, announced today the signing of a deal to acquire Coventus Inc, the leading provider of Journey Management applications and Guest Internet Services for the traveling business executive.

Through this acquisition easi Solutions will extend its reach in North America and speed up its global distribution of e@si Systems, whereby attaining its target of 40,000 installations by end of 2001.

Adun Levke, the founder and CEO of easi Solutions, said: "We believe this will be a very exciting development for the hotel technology market and travelers worldwide. Both easi Solutions and Coventus have synergistic visions on the development of delivering information, products and services to travelers, when and where they want them. With the integration of the e@si System and Coventus' Journey Management applications we will be able to provide the broadest technology portfolio of hotel guest room services available in the market today."

Coventus' Canadian operation will become easi Solutions Inc., the HQ for the North American Division of easi Solutions plc..

Peter Henley, CEO of easi Solutions, commented: "By combining the power of the internet-enabled applications, online information and notification tools, we empower the business traveler with personalized knowledge, messaging, and access to corporate e-mail - at every stage of their journey. Through the acquisition of Coventus we are able to deliver this very important benefit."