Envision, Inc. to Showcase New Products at Michigan IT Summit 2001

Envision Set to Announce New Internet Appliance Product for Health Clubs;

Showcase e-Business Solution for Cutting Tool Manufacturers



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Envision, Inc.

    BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision, Inc., a Web
 developer specializing in e-commerce solutions, today announced that it will
 be showcasing two new products at the Michigan IT Summit 2001.  The Michigan
 IT Summit 2001: Defining the Next Economy -- is being held on Tuesday May 8,
 2001 at Detroit's COBO Center.
     As part of the shows Entrepreneurial Alley Exhibition, Envision, Inc. will
 be located in booth #305.  The Envision booth will feature a demonstration of
 a specialized Internet Appliance (IA) application for health clubs based on
 its Juggle(R) appliance interface components.  They will also be featuring a
 recently deployed e-Business application for cutting tool manufacturer Quinco
 Tool, built with the Interalab(R) suite of Internet application modules from
 Envision, Inc.
     The new health club application is accessed through a special purpose IA
 device.  The web-pad style IA device features a touch screen, built-in
 wireless LAN connectivity, and is based on the BeIA Internet Appliance
 operating system from Be, Inc.  Of course, this web-enabled application can be
 accessed over the Internet, through a standard web browser if you're away from
 the club.
     The unique wireless IA device can be attached to workout equipment, such
 as a treadmill, to allow club members to access their club account.  Using it,
 members can view and update their workout schedule, reserve court times,
 register for classes, check e-mail, access the Internet, listen to streaming
 music, and a host of other features while they workout.  The device can also
 be used as a portable aid to club employees and trainers to track member
 progress.   A beta test and demonstration is scheduled for later this year at
 the new Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
     The Envision booth at the show will also feature Quinco's new e-Business
 application.  The web-based application is a comprehensive online search and
 order system that connects Quinco with over 1,000 distributors nationwide.
 Based in Oak Park, Michigan, Quinco manufactures and sells a line of high
 quality cutting tools through a network of warehouses and distributors.  Their
 new Internet application is integrated into their internal business system
 from Great Plains Software, and with their custom production information
 system at their Rose City, Michigan manufacturing plant, to give users up to
 date inventory and production information.
 
     About The IT Summit:
     IT Summit is Michigan's only statewide information technology conference,
 and is one of the nation's prime venues for showcasing new developments and
 business models for the IT industry.  The Summit attracts national and state
 leading industry speakers, panelists and exhibitors.  It is hosted by I-TE@M,
 the Information Technology Association of Michigan.
     In its third year, the Summit features IT business leaders, innovators,
 entrepreneurs, financiers, and government decision-makers.  This year's
 program focuses on how the old economy and the new are merging and flourishing
 in Michigan
     Last year more than 1,200 IT executives attended Summit 2000 in Dearborn.
 To accommodate a growing audience, the COBO Center with its world-class
 facilities was selected for 2001.  For more information about the Summit,
 visit: http://www.i-team.org/itsummit/
 
     About Envision, Inc.:
     Established in 1990, Envision, Inc. provides full service Internet
 application and multimedia development.  Using the latest in server and
 client-side processing technologies, Envision, Inc. has built a suite of
 modular components that can be customized for almost any e-commerce task.  An
 experienced developer of Flash animation, Envision has been accepted into the
 Macromedia Developers Network.  To find out more about Envision, Inc., visit:
 http://www.envision-inc.com
 
     About BeIA:
     Be, Inc.'s software platform, BeIA, is a compelling software solution
 designed for the creation of Internet appliances that deliver information and
 entertainment over the web.  Incorporating technology from BeOS, BeIA is fully
 customizable, offers a comprehensive browser and supports popular streaming
 audio and video standards.  BeIA provides users with an easy-to-use high
 performance environment on low cost devices and is designed to facilitate the
 integration of new technologies as they appear in the future.  Visit
 http://www.be.com for more information.
 
 

SOURCE Envision, Inc.
    BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision, Inc., a Web
 developer specializing in e-commerce solutions, today announced that it will
 be showcasing two new products at the Michigan IT Summit 2001.  The Michigan
 IT Summit 2001: Defining the Next Economy -- is being held on Tuesday May 8,
 2001 at Detroit's COBO Center.
     As part of the shows Entrepreneurial Alley Exhibition, Envision, Inc. will
 be located in booth #305.  The Envision booth will feature a demonstration of
 a specialized Internet Appliance (IA) application for health clubs based on
 its Juggle(R) appliance interface components.  They will also be featuring a
 recently deployed e-Business application for cutting tool manufacturer Quinco
 Tool, built with the Interalab(R) suite of Internet application modules from
 Envision, Inc.
     The new health club application is accessed through a special purpose IA
 device.  The web-pad style IA device features a touch screen, built-in
 wireless LAN connectivity, and is based on the BeIA Internet Appliance
 operating system from Be, Inc.  Of course, this web-enabled application can be
 accessed over the Internet, through a standard web browser if you're away from
 the club.
     The unique wireless IA device can be attached to workout equipment, such
 as a treadmill, to allow club members to access their club account.  Using it,
 members can view and update their workout schedule, reserve court times,
 register for classes, check e-mail, access the Internet, listen to streaming
 music, and a host of other features while they workout.  The device can also
 be used as a portable aid to club employees and trainers to track member
 progress.   A beta test and demonstration is scheduled for later this year at
 the new Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
     The Envision booth at the show will also feature Quinco's new e-Business
 application.  The web-based application is a comprehensive online search and
 order system that connects Quinco with over 1,000 distributors nationwide.
 Based in Oak Park, Michigan, Quinco manufactures and sells a line of high
 quality cutting tools through a network of warehouses and distributors.  Their
 new Internet application is integrated into their internal business system
 from Great Plains Software, and with their custom production information
 system at their Rose City, Michigan manufacturing plant, to give users up to
 date inventory and production information.
 
     About The IT Summit:
     IT Summit is Michigan's only statewide information technology conference,
 and is one of the nation's prime venues for showcasing new developments and
 business models for the IT industry.  The Summit attracts national and state
 leading industry speakers, panelists and exhibitors.  It is hosted by I-TE@M,
 the Information Technology Association of Michigan.
     In its third year, the Summit features IT business leaders, innovators,
 entrepreneurs, financiers, and government decision-makers.  This year's
 program focuses on how the old economy and the new are merging and flourishing
 in Michigan
     Last year more than 1,200 IT executives attended Summit 2000 in Dearborn.
 To accommodate a growing audience, the COBO Center with its world-class
 facilities was selected for 2001.  For more information about the Summit,
 visit: http://www.i-team.org/itsummit/
 
     About Envision, Inc.:
     Established in 1990, Envision, Inc. provides full service Internet
 application and multimedia development.  Using the latest in server and
 client-side processing technologies, Envision, Inc. has built a suite of
 modular components that can be customized for almost any e-commerce task.  An
 experienced developer of Flash animation, Envision has been accepted into the
 Macromedia Developers Network.  To find out more about Envision, Inc., visit:
 http://www.envision-inc.com
 
     About BeIA:
     Be, Inc.'s software platform, BeIA, is a compelling software solution
 designed for the creation of Internet appliances that deliver information and
 entertainment over the web.  Incorporating technology from BeOS, BeIA is fully
 customizable, offers a comprehensive browser and supports popular streaming
 audio and video standards.  BeIA provides users with an easy-to-use high
 performance environment on low cost devices and is designed to facilitate the
 integration of new technologies as they appear in the future.  Visit
 http://www.be.com for more information.
 
 SOURCE  Envision, Inc.