DataVoN and DTVN Expand Broadband Services With Acquisition of Video Intelligence, Inc.

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataVon Holdings, Inc.

    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- DTVN Holdings, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   DTVN) ("The Company") Chairman and CEO Hugh Simpson today
 announced that DTVN has completed the acquisition of Video Intelligence, Inc.,
 a premiere provider of enterprise IP video applications and services.  The
 transaction included an exchange of ownership for stock and cash.  The
 existing management of Video Intelligence will continue to operate the new
 subsidiary.  Mr. Simpson stated that, "We at DTVN and DataVoN are very pleased
 to announce this transaction.  We believe that the development and delivery of
 next generation video applications is a natural extension of our core IP
 network services platform.  Video, data and other enhanced services are the
 true future of communications.  Our softswitched IP network is designed for
 delivery of these services, as well as voice traffic.  This is an important
 step forward in true convergence of communications services."
     Mr. Simpson added that, "the unique combination of our packet-switched
 network with a full spectrum corporate offering of custom voice, data and
 video products and services, will be accretive of both revenue and profit,
 but, more importantly, will place DataVoN at the forefront of next generation
 communications providers."
     The primary focus of Video Intelligence is on the remote delivery of video
 applications and multi-port video conferencing over both private networks and
 the public Internet.  The management team has been involved in the delivery of
 video over networks since the inception of the technology in the early
 nineties.  Network design, delivery quality, and market focus distinguishes
 Video Intelligence in the industry.
     Video Intelligence President and CEO Philip O'Reilly said, "I am excited
 about joining forces with DTVN and DataVoN.  We are leveraging our unique
 video services into a robust one-stop platform of comprehensive corporate
 communication services.  The technology partners of both companies are
 industry leaders, and have enthusiastically responded to the new business
 opportunities created by this merger.  I believe pooling this sophisticated
 expertise and competitive products and pricing, creates new opportunities and
 services previously unavailable from a single source in the marketplace."
     DataVoN Chief Operating Officer Steve Holden noted that both companies
 have complementary and successful backgrounds, including prudent management of
 resources, sound management teams and business plans, alliances with industry-
 leading technology providers, cost-efficient operations and a heavy emphasis
 on time to market deployment.  "Video Intelligence has strong sales channels
 that are integral to their product development and distribution, and we plan
 to leverage those channels to speed the growth of DataVoN," Holden said.
     This is DTVN's first acquisition this year.  Michael Donohoe, DTVN's
 General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, stated
 that, "One of DTVN's aggressive short-range goals is for DataVoN to be the
 industry leader in providing wholesale voice over IP services.  In doing that,
 DataVoN will deploy a next generation softswitched IP network that is second
 to none in terms of design and capability.  DTVN's second aggressive short-
 term goal is provision of enhanced services over the robust network.  Whether
 through acquisition, internal development or strategic alliance, we are
 committed to true convergence of the broad communications services that our
 current and future customers demand.  We believe that the Video Intelligence
 merger is a huge step towards meeting our aggressive goals."
     Video Intelligence, Inc. (www.video-intelligence.com) is a private company
 with offices and operations facilities in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Fort
 Worth, Texas.  Video Intelligence is a leading provider of rich media
 services, and specializes in business-critical video services, including video
 conferencing capabilities.  The ability of Video Intelligence to deliver and
 manage video over the Internet and within corporate networks is now considered
 the 3rd generation of video technology.  Core service offerings are built
 around video portal services, managed delivery, private cache and content
 distribution, and includes a broad range of necessary ancillary services.
     DataVoN, Inc. (www.datavon.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DTVN
 Holdings, Inc.  DataVoN's core business is to provide wholesale origination,
 transport and termination services through its state-of-the-art packet-
 switched network that facilitates sharing voice, data and video transmissions
 over the same medium.  DataVoN's next generation packet-switched network is
 expected to provide signaling interoperability across Internet Protocol ("IP")
 and traditional circuit-based networks, with a capability of delivering
 carrier-grade next generation telephony services to inter-exchange carriers,
 Internet Service Providers ("ISP"), Post Telephone & Telegraph ("PTT"),
 competitive and incumbent local exchange carriers ("CLEC and ILEC") and
 others.  DataVoN has 43 Points of Presence ("POP") and is headquartered in
 Richardson, Texas.
     The information contained in this press release, or on the DataVoN
 Corporate Website, includes "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect
 DataVoN's current views with respect to possible future events and financial
 performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could
 cause DataVoN's actual results to differ materially from its historical
 results or those that DataVoN hopes to achieve.  In this press release, the
 words "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "expects,"  "intends," "future," and
 similar expressions identify certain forward-looking statements.  Please do
 not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this
 press release.
 
 

SOURCE DataVon Holdings, Inc.
    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- DTVN Holdings, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   DTVN) ("The Company") Chairman and CEO Hugh Simpson today
 announced that DTVN has completed the acquisition of Video Intelligence, Inc.,
 a premiere provider of enterprise IP video applications and services.  The
 transaction included an exchange of ownership for stock and cash.  The
 existing management of Video Intelligence will continue to operate the new
 subsidiary.  Mr. Simpson stated that, "We at DTVN and DataVoN are very pleased
 to announce this transaction.  We believe that the development and delivery of
 next generation video applications is a natural extension of our core IP
 network services platform.  Video, data and other enhanced services are the
 true future of communications.  Our softswitched IP network is designed for
 delivery of these services, as well as voice traffic.  This is an important
 step forward in true convergence of communications services."
     Mr. Simpson added that, "the unique combination of our packet-switched
 network with a full spectrum corporate offering of custom voice, data and
 video products and services, will be accretive of both revenue and profit,
 but, more importantly, will place DataVoN at the forefront of next generation
 communications providers."
     The primary focus of Video Intelligence is on the remote delivery of video
 applications and multi-port video conferencing over both private networks and
 the public Internet.  The management team has been involved in the delivery of
 video over networks since the inception of the technology in the early
 nineties.  Network design, delivery quality, and market focus distinguishes
 Video Intelligence in the industry.
     Video Intelligence President and CEO Philip O'Reilly said, "I am excited
 about joining forces with DTVN and DataVoN.  We are leveraging our unique
 video services into a robust one-stop platform of comprehensive corporate
 communication services.  The technology partners of both companies are
 industry leaders, and have enthusiastically responded to the new business
 opportunities created by this merger.  I believe pooling this sophisticated
 expertise and competitive products and pricing, creates new opportunities and
 services previously unavailable from a single source in the marketplace."
     DataVoN Chief Operating Officer Steve Holden noted that both companies
 have complementary and successful backgrounds, including prudent management of
 resources, sound management teams and business plans, alliances with industry-
 leading technology providers, cost-efficient operations and a heavy emphasis
 on time to market deployment.  "Video Intelligence has strong sales channels
 that are integral to their product development and distribution, and we plan
 to leverage those channels to speed the growth of DataVoN," Holden said.
     This is DTVN's first acquisition this year.  Michael Donohoe, DTVN's
 General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, stated
 that, "One of DTVN's aggressive short-range goals is for DataVoN to be the
 industry leader in providing wholesale voice over IP services.  In doing that,
 DataVoN will deploy a next generation softswitched IP network that is second
 to none in terms of design and capability.  DTVN's second aggressive short-
 term goal is provision of enhanced services over the robust network.  Whether
 through acquisition, internal development or strategic alliance, we are
 committed to true convergence of the broad communications services that our
 current and future customers demand.  We believe that the Video Intelligence
 merger is a huge step towards meeting our aggressive goals."
     Video Intelligence, Inc. (www.video-intelligence.com) is a private company
 with offices and operations facilities in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Fort
 Worth, Texas.  Video Intelligence is a leading provider of rich media
 services, and specializes in business-critical video services, including video
 conferencing capabilities.  The ability of Video Intelligence to deliver and
 manage video over the Internet and within corporate networks is now considered
 the 3rd generation of video technology.  Core service offerings are built
 around video portal services, managed delivery, private cache and content
 distribution, and includes a broad range of necessary ancillary services.
     DataVoN, Inc. (www.datavon.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DTVN
 Holdings, Inc.  DataVoN's core business is to provide wholesale origination,
 transport and termination services through its state-of-the-art packet-
 switched network that facilitates sharing voice, data and video transmissions
 over the same medium.  DataVoN's next generation packet-switched network is
 expected to provide signaling interoperability across Internet Protocol ("IP")
 and traditional circuit-based networks, with a capability of delivering
 carrier-grade next generation telephony services to inter-exchange carriers,
 Internet Service Providers ("ISP"), Post Telephone & Telegraph ("PTT"),
 competitive and incumbent local exchange carriers ("CLEC and ILEC") and
 others.  DataVoN has 43 Points of Presence ("POP") and is headquartered in
 Richardson, Texas.
     The information contained in this press release, or on the DataVoN
 Corporate Website, includes "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities
 Exchange Act of 1934, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect
 DataVoN's current views with respect to possible future events and financial
 performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could
 cause DataVoN's actual results to differ materially from its historical
 results or those that DataVoN hopes to achieve.  In this press release, the
 words "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "expects,"  "intends," "future," and
 similar expressions identify certain forward-looking statements.  Please do
 not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this
 press release.
 
 SOURCE  DataVon Holdings, Inc.