SCS Solars announces pricing for the TourTek Service Bureau

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from SCS Solars Computing Systems Inc.

    VANCOUVER, April 16 /PRNewswire/ - SCS Solars Computing Systems Inc.
 ("SCS"), a leading provider of information management and electronic
 distribution solutions for the travel industry, today released pricing on the
 TourTek Service Bureau offering for small to mid-sized tour operators.
     TourTek, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCS, will power the Service Bureau.
 TourTek is a robust inventory management and reservation system for tour
 operators that utilizes an Oracle 8i database and Windows 'point and click'
 navigation. The TourTek Service Bureau will offer similar functionality to
 that offered in a full in-house system at a fraction of the cost. The modules
 being offered in the TourTek Service Bureau, at this time, include the base,
 payables and group modules.
     Each tour operator's data will be housed on their own 100% secure Oracle
 database disc partition. This enables TourTek to guarantee the integrity of
 the Service Bureau's customers product.
     The TourTek Service Bureau is priced to be very affordable to the smaller
 tour operator with a 'pay as they go' pricing structure. The cost of the
 service to tour operators is an up front, one-time payment of US$1,000 per
 reservation clerk. There is a mandatory US$5,000 cost for training up to six
 people in Toronto for a total of twelve days and a US$8 per departed passenger
 fee. There is also a small monthly charge of US$500 that will be waived if the
 departed passenger fees exceed US$500 during the month.
     "We have priced the Service Bureau as inexpensively as we could to give
 smaller tour operators the advantage of the technology offered by our TourTek
 system. The response so far has been very encouraging and our plan is to take
 this concept to Europe and beyond as the demand warrants," stated Larry
 O'Brien, Chairman and CEO of SCS.
     "One of the goals we set out to meet when we first conceived of the
 TourTek system, was to be able to offer a world class solution to all segments
 of the Tour operator industry, irrespective of their size. Our announcement
 today fulfills that goal," stated John Latremouille, President of the TourTek
 division.
 
     SCS Solars provides solutions in information management and electronic
 distribution for the travel industry. Proprietary products include SolarNet
 LiveLinx, LiveLinx(x)PLUS, NewsWire and TourTek. SCS Solars is a public
 company, trading on the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX) under the symbol SCS.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
 statements include statements regarding SolarNet's future business plans,
 products and web site offerings, business opportunities and expectations. All
 forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and
 assumptions, including changes in market conditions in the industries in which
 SolarNet operates. Some of the risks are more fully described in SolarNet's
 registration statement and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission and the CDNX. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties
 materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may
 vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated.
 
 

SOURCE SCS Solars Computing Systems Inc.
    VANCOUVER, April 16 /PRNewswire/ - SCS Solars Computing Systems Inc.
 ("SCS"), a leading provider of information management and electronic
 distribution solutions for the travel industry, today released pricing on the
 TourTek Service Bureau offering for small to mid-sized tour operators.
     TourTek, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCS, will power the Service Bureau.
 TourTek is a robust inventory management and reservation system for tour
 operators that utilizes an Oracle 8i database and Windows 'point and click'
 navigation. The TourTek Service Bureau will offer similar functionality to
 that offered in a full in-house system at a fraction of the cost. The modules
 being offered in the TourTek Service Bureau, at this time, include the base,
 payables and group modules.
     Each tour operator's data will be housed on their own 100% secure Oracle
 database disc partition. This enables TourTek to guarantee the integrity of
 the Service Bureau's customers product.
     The TourTek Service Bureau is priced to be very affordable to the smaller
 tour operator with a 'pay as they go' pricing structure. The cost of the
 service to tour operators is an up front, one-time payment of US$1,000 per
 reservation clerk. There is a mandatory US$5,000 cost for training up to six
 people in Toronto for a total of twelve days and a US$8 per departed passenger
 fee. There is also a small monthly charge of US$500 that will be waived if the
 departed passenger fees exceed US$500 during the month.
     "We have priced the Service Bureau as inexpensively as we could to give
 smaller tour operators the advantage of the technology offered by our TourTek
 system. The response so far has been very encouraging and our plan is to take
 this concept to Europe and beyond as the demand warrants," stated Larry
 O'Brien, Chairman and CEO of SCS.
     "One of the goals we set out to meet when we first conceived of the
 TourTek system, was to be able to offer a world class solution to all segments
 of the Tour operator industry, irrespective of their size. Our announcement
 today fulfills that goal," stated John Latremouille, President of the TourTek
 division.
 
     SCS Solars provides solutions in information management and electronic
 distribution for the travel industry. Proprietary products include SolarNet
 LiveLinx, LiveLinx(x)PLUS, NewsWire and TourTek. SCS Solars is a public
 company, trading on the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX) under the symbol SCS.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
 statements include statements regarding SolarNet's future business plans,
 products and web site offerings, business opportunities and expectations. All
 forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and
 assumptions, including changes in market conditions in the industries in which
 SolarNet operates. Some of the risks are more fully described in SolarNet's
 registration statement and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission and the CDNX. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties
 materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may
 vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated.
 
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