VEIL Interactive Technologies and Cybiko Inc. in Discussions to Co-Develop Enhanced Interactive Television Capabilities for Cybiko's Handheld Computer

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Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from VEIL Interactive Technologies

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- VEIL
 Interactive Technologies, provider of wireless data transmission delivery
 systems for interactive television (iTV), and Cybiko, Inc., a leading
 developer of hand-held electronic devices for the youth market, today
 announced that the companies will begin discussing the potential joint
 development of VEIL's interactive technologies for broadcast television for
 use with the Cybiko handheld computer.
     VEIL's cost-effective technologies offer a universal platform that
 delivers data into virtually every home through the existing television
 infrastructure, allowing content providers, manufacturers, advertisers and the
 broadcast industry to communicate with devices through the broadcast signal.
 The VEIL platform has international capabilities across multiple formats such
 as NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.  VEIL II, a data transmission alternative to the more
 limited VBI (Vertical Blanking Interval), resides in the full-video-image and
 goes anywhere that video goes.
     The Cybiko handheld computer (patent pending) combines instant messaging,
 email, interactive gaming and personal information manager (PIM) capabilities
 in an all-in-one device designed especially for teens and tweens.
     "VEIL Interactive Technologies offers Cybiko the potential to expand our
 offerings in ways that will include iTV capabilities with our handheld
 computer," said Don Wisniewski, President, Cybiko Inc. "Cybiko is excited
 about the potential of offering enhanced capabilities to its youth market."
     During NAB, VEIL Interactive Technologies will be demonstrating how their
 platform is incorporated into other devices such as universal remotes,
 supercards, PDAs, wireless phones and toys.  VEIL recently enabled an
 unprecedented nationwide iTV promotion for Ericsson Mobile Phones.  For over
 seven years, VEIL has been utilized by CMR, the leading provider of strategic
 advertising and marketing information, to track the occurrence of television
 programming and commercials within hours of airing.
     VEIL Interactive Technologies' president and chief executive officer
 Edward J. "Ted" Koplar further explains, "We believe the early adopters of
 interactive devices will be the youth market.  Our affiliation with Cybiko
 provides VEIL with an opportunity to develop plans to integrate our platform
 into an exceptional, hand-held consumer-device enabling Cybiko's teen-users
 the ability to interact with television programs."
 
     About the Companies
     Cybiko, Inc., headquartered in Bloomingdale, IL, is a multi-national peer-
 to-peer wireless networking and Internet appliance company with funding from
 America Online, Inc. (AOL), which manufactures and markets consumer
 electronics, OS and software products.  The company's leading hardware brand
 distributed in the United States is the first peer-to-peer digital, wireless,
 handheld entertainment and communications computer targeted to the youth
 market. It combines instant messaging, email, interactive gaming and personal
 information applications in one compact device with free software (games and
 applications) downloads from the company's Web site.   For more information on
 Cybiko Inc., see the company's Web site at http://www.cybiko.com or call toll
 free 877-4CYBIKO.
 
     VEIL Interactive Technologies was founded in 1987 by broadcast industry
 veterans John E. "Jack" Galmiche III and Edward J. "Ted" Koplar as Interactive
 Systems Inc.  The company was renamed VEIL Interactive Technologies in 2000,
 reflecting the enabling technology - Video Encoded Invisible Light.  VEIL
 Interactive Technologies is an affiliate of Koplar Communications
 International, Inc.  The company is headquartered at One Memorial Drive, Suite
 2000, St. Louis, Mo., 63102; tel: 314-345-1000; fax: 314-345-1090; with
 additional offices in Burbank, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; Rolla, Mo.; and
 Portland, Ore. Additional information is available at
 http://www.veilinteractive.com .
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- VEIL
 Interactive Technologies, provider of wireless data transmission delivery
 systems for interactive television (iTV), and Cybiko, Inc., a leading
 developer of hand-held electronic devices for the youth market, today
 announced that the companies will begin discussing the potential joint
 development of VEIL's interactive technologies for broadcast television for
 use with the Cybiko handheld computer.
     VEIL's cost-effective technologies offer a universal platform that
 delivers data into virtually every home through the existing television
 infrastructure, allowing content providers, manufacturers, advertisers and the
 broadcast industry to communicate with devices through the broadcast signal.
 The VEIL platform has international capabilities across multiple formats such
 as NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.  VEIL II, a data transmission alternative to the more
 limited VBI (Vertical Blanking Interval), resides in the full-video-image and
 goes anywhere that video goes.
     The Cybiko handheld computer (patent pending) combines instant messaging,
 email, interactive gaming and personal information manager (PIM) capabilities
 in an all-in-one device designed especially for teens and tweens.
     "VEIL Interactive Technologies offers Cybiko the potential to expand our
 offerings in ways that will include iTV capabilities with our handheld
 computer," said Don Wisniewski, President, Cybiko Inc. "Cybiko is excited
 about the potential of offering enhanced capabilities to its youth market."
     During NAB, VEIL Interactive Technologies will be demonstrating how their
 platform is incorporated into other devices such as universal remotes,
 supercards, PDAs, wireless phones and toys.  VEIL recently enabled an
 unprecedented nationwide iTV promotion for Ericsson Mobile Phones.  For over
 seven years, VEIL has been utilized by CMR, the leading provider of strategic
 advertising and marketing information, to track the occurrence of television
 programming and commercials within hours of airing.
     VEIL Interactive Technologies' president and chief executive officer
 Edward J. "Ted" Koplar further explains, "We believe the early adopters of
 interactive devices will be the youth market.  Our affiliation with Cybiko
 provides VEIL with an opportunity to develop plans to integrate our platform
 into an exceptional, hand-held consumer-device enabling Cybiko's teen-users
 the ability to interact with television programs."
 
     About the Companies
     Cybiko, Inc., headquartered in Bloomingdale, IL, is a multi-national peer-
 to-peer wireless networking and Internet appliance company with funding from
 America Online, Inc. (AOL), which manufactures and markets consumer
 electronics, OS and software products.  The company's leading hardware brand
 distributed in the United States is the first peer-to-peer digital, wireless,
 handheld entertainment and communications computer targeted to the youth
 market. It combines instant messaging, email, interactive gaming and personal
 information applications in one compact device with free software (games and
 applications) downloads from the company's Web site.   For more information on
 Cybiko Inc., see the company's Web site at http://www.cybiko.com or call toll
 free 877-4CYBIKO.
 
     VEIL Interactive Technologies was founded in 1987 by broadcast industry
 veterans John E. "Jack" Galmiche III and Edward J. "Ted" Koplar as Interactive
 Systems Inc.  The company was renamed VEIL Interactive Technologies in 2000,
 reflecting the enabling technology - Video Encoded Invisible Light.  VEIL
 Interactive Technologies is an affiliate of Koplar Communications
 International, Inc.  The company is headquartered at One Memorial Drive, Suite
 2000, St. Louis, Mo., 63102; tel: 314-345-1000; fax: 314-345-1090; with
 additional offices in Burbank, Calif.; Chicago, Ill.; Rolla, Mo.; and
 Portland, Ore. Additional information is available at
 http://www.veilinteractive.com .
 
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