Agespan Introduces Ginger, the New User Friendly Personal Kiosk for Seniors; Ginger, The Worlds Easiest to Use PC

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Agespan, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Agespan, Inc, an Atlanta-based enabler
 and on-line community geared to helping seniors with new technology, announced
 today that it has partnered with Ginger Interactive, Inc., a fool-proof
 computer designed around the needs of seniors and their grandchildren.
 "Ginger" is the newest addition to ergonomically designed personal computers
 that will be added to the Agespan line.
     "We kept hearing over and over again, from seniors themselves, that they
 weren't looking for a full blown PC to buy.  They were looking for something
 very simple to use without the mindset of blowing up the PC.  This group of
 some 70 million people, in the US alone, still don't believe they are going to
 buy a PC, let alone e-mail their kids or grandkids.  They simply don't need
 it," said Gary German CEO of Agespan, Inc.  "No one has physically shown them
 what they can do with technology and just how easy it is to use.  So we
 partnered with Ginger Interactive and came up with Ginger.  It is as easy as
 turning on the TV and using a remote," added German.
     Ginger is a ergonomically engineered touch-screen kiosk with an easy to
 use front-end that sits on top of the windows desktop; just a number of icons
 with the right amount of necessary tools for seniors to use today's technology
 without being intimidated or thinking they are going to blow the thing up!
     Ginger is also voice operated by specific commands and uses a non-
 trainable voice engine from Home Automated Living (HAL).  Ginger has 12 great,
 easy to use software programs from browsing the web by voice to controlling
 your home by voice.  Ginger also comes with Get It Back software; if you think
 you've lost any work done on her she'll get it back to the last key stroke you
 performed.  For a picture of Ginger, please go to Gingerinteractive.com .
     Agespan, Inc. is an Atlanta-based enabler of end-to-end, all-inclusive
 membership services focused on active and homebound senior citizens.  Agespan,
 Inc. also offers an easy to use affinity portal dedicated to helping Americans
 over 50 years of age to connect to today's technology and to their families.
 Using the Internet as a portal for knowledge, community access and services,
 Agespan, Inc. is dedicated to making life easier and better for mature adults.
 
 

SOURCE Agespan, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Agespan, Inc, an Atlanta-based enabler
 and on-line community geared to helping seniors with new technology, announced
 today that it has partnered with Ginger Interactive, Inc., a fool-proof
 computer designed around the needs of seniors and their grandchildren.
 "Ginger" is the newest addition to ergonomically designed personal computers
 that will be added to the Agespan line.
     "We kept hearing over and over again, from seniors themselves, that they
 weren't looking for a full blown PC to buy.  They were looking for something
 very simple to use without the mindset of blowing up the PC.  This group of
 some 70 million people, in the US alone, still don't believe they are going to
 buy a PC, let alone e-mail their kids or grandkids.  They simply don't need
 it," said Gary German CEO of Agespan, Inc.  "No one has physically shown them
 what they can do with technology and just how easy it is to use.  So we
 partnered with Ginger Interactive and came up with Ginger.  It is as easy as
 turning on the TV and using a remote," added German.
     Ginger is a ergonomically engineered touch-screen kiosk with an easy to
 use front-end that sits on top of the windows desktop; just a number of icons
 with the right amount of necessary tools for seniors to use today's technology
 without being intimidated or thinking they are going to blow the thing up!
     Ginger is also voice operated by specific commands and uses a non-
 trainable voice engine from Home Automated Living (HAL).  Ginger has 12 great,
 easy to use software programs from browsing the web by voice to controlling
 your home by voice.  Ginger also comes with Get It Back software; if you think
 you've lost any work done on her she'll get it back to the last key stroke you
 performed.  For a picture of Ginger, please go to Gingerinteractive.com .
     Agespan, Inc. is an Atlanta-based enabler of end-to-end, all-inclusive
 membership services focused on active and homebound senior citizens.  Agespan,
 Inc. also offers an easy to use affinity portal dedicated to helping Americans
 over 50 years of age to connect to today's technology and to their families.
 Using the Internet as a portal for knowledge, community access and services,
 Agespan, Inc. is dedicated to making life easier and better for mature adults.
 
 SOURCE  Agespan, Inc.