Xybernaut(R) Announces a Wearable Computing Training Campaign in Brazil

Nov 30, 2000, 00:00 ET from Xybernaut Corporation

    FAIRFAX, Va., and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Xybernaut Corporation (Nasdaq:   XYBR), the world leader in wearable computing
 and wireless communications today announced the first of twelve foreign
 educational seminars on wearable computing.  This first "double" seminar, as
 it will run simultaneously in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on December
 12, is Xybernaut Corporation's answer to the challenge of systematic training
 of a variety of business professionals anxious to develop the market for
 "Computadores Vestiveis," as the mobile wearable computer is now called in
 Brazilian Portuguese.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000811/XYBLOGO )
     These professionals need hands-on training and real insight into the most
 effective potential use of this new productivity tool.  The seminar will also
 feature teleconferencing techniques between these two Brazilian cities.
 Additionally, it will explore components of Xybernaut's MA IV(R) system,
 demonstrate applications and utilities, review options to engineer and plan
 working plant and training environments to take maximum advantage of the
 Xybernaut wearable computer and offer practical exercise to participants.
     A very special addition to this seminar will be offered by Xybernaut's co-
 sponsor, The University of Sao Paulo, whose School of the Future will
 introduce a module on the ergonomics (the study of the efficiency of persons
 in the working environment) of wearable computers.  This module will help
 planners of working environments fully appreciate the ergonomical innovations,
 paybacks and productivity improvements that can be realized in the Xybernaut
 systems. It will also begin a system of local feedback to Xybernaut and to the
 University of Sao Paulo on proposals for customer needs, design and future
 applications.
     This Brazilian curriculum is the culmination of Xybernaut's year-long
 effort within Brazilian higher education and distant education planners energy
 corporations such as Petrobras and the Armed Forces "Training for Technology
 Centers".  These public and corporate exposures have been co-developed with
 local innovative informatics entrepreneurs, such as JGE and Associates, that
 also initiated major media exposure for Xybernaut products and its approach to
 the workplace.  Xybernaut plans to also respond positively to recent and
 similar requests for local systematic training in wearable computing in China,
 Israel, Japan and Europe.  Brazil was the first to register its enthusiasm and
 desire to implement systematic training in wearable computing perhaps as its
 "new world" role image suggests, and was selected as the initial site for this
 new exciting program.
 
     About Xybernaut Corporation:
     Since its founding in 1990, Xybernaut has been the leading provider of
 mobile, wearable computing hardware, software and services, bringing wireless
 communications and full-function Pentium computing power in a hands-free
 design to people when and where required.  With over 500 patent applications
 granted or pending worldwide, Xybernaut is well positioned to continue its
 leadership role in this market. The Mobile Assistant IV (MA IV(R)),
 Xybernaut's current mobile, wearable PC, runs all major operating systems on
 Intel x86 architecture, such as Windows or Linux.  With the MA IV, customers
 can realize immediate productivity increases and savings in maintenance and
 repair, diagnosis, inspection, inventory control and data collection
 procedures.  Xybernaut provides management and information technology
 consulting services, along with asset management software, for
 telecommunications systems, roads, waterways, railways, utility, pipelines,
 and other.  Solutions have been developed for all major operating systems and
 architectures.  Xybernaut's target markets include manufacturing,
 distribution, transportation, government, and utilities.  Headquartered in
 Fairfax, Virginia, Xybernaut has offices and subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.
 Visit Xybernaut's web site at http://www.xybernaut.com .
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").  In
 particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan,"
 "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and
 similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor
 created by the Act.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any of the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, market conditions, the availability of
 components and successful production of the Company's products, general
 acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors,
 timing, and other risks described in the Company's SEC reports and filings.
 
 

SOURCE Xybernaut Corporation
    FAIRFAX, Va., and RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 Xybernaut Corporation (Nasdaq:   XYBR), the world leader in wearable computing
 and wireless communications today announced the first of twelve foreign
 educational seminars on wearable computing.  This first "double" seminar, as
 it will run simultaneously in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo on December
 12, is Xybernaut Corporation's answer to the challenge of systematic training
 of a variety of business professionals anxious to develop the market for
 "Computadores Vestiveis," as the mobile wearable computer is now called in
 Brazilian Portuguese.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000811/XYBLOGO )
     These professionals need hands-on training and real insight into the most
 effective potential use of this new productivity tool.  The seminar will also
 feature teleconferencing techniques between these two Brazilian cities.
 Additionally, it will explore components of Xybernaut's MA IV(R) system,
 demonstrate applications and utilities, review options to engineer and plan
 working plant and training environments to take maximum advantage of the
 Xybernaut wearable computer and offer practical exercise to participants.
     A very special addition to this seminar will be offered by Xybernaut's co-
 sponsor, The University of Sao Paulo, whose School of the Future will
 introduce a module on the ergonomics (the study of the efficiency of persons
 in the working environment) of wearable computers.  This module will help
 planners of working environments fully appreciate the ergonomical innovations,
 paybacks and productivity improvements that can be realized in the Xybernaut
 systems. It will also begin a system of local feedback to Xybernaut and to the
 University of Sao Paulo on proposals for customer needs, design and future
 applications.
     This Brazilian curriculum is the culmination of Xybernaut's year-long
 effort within Brazilian higher education and distant education planners energy
 corporations such as Petrobras and the Armed Forces "Training for Technology
 Centers".  These public and corporate exposures have been co-developed with
 local innovative informatics entrepreneurs, such as JGE and Associates, that
 also initiated major media exposure for Xybernaut products and its approach to
 the workplace.  Xybernaut plans to also respond positively to recent and
 similar requests for local systematic training in wearable computing in China,
 Israel, Japan and Europe.  Brazil was the first to register its enthusiasm and
 desire to implement systematic training in wearable computing perhaps as its
 "new world" role image suggests, and was selected as the initial site for this
 new exciting program.
 
     About Xybernaut Corporation:
     Since its founding in 1990, Xybernaut has been the leading provider of
 mobile, wearable computing hardware, software and services, bringing wireless
 communications and full-function Pentium computing power in a hands-free
 design to people when and where required.  With over 500 patent applications
 granted or pending worldwide, Xybernaut is well positioned to continue its
 leadership role in this market. The Mobile Assistant IV (MA IV(R)),
 Xybernaut's current mobile, wearable PC, runs all major operating systems on
 Intel x86 architecture, such as Windows or Linux.  With the MA IV, customers
 can realize immediate productivity increases and savings in maintenance and
 repair, diagnosis, inspection, inventory control and data collection
 procedures.  Xybernaut provides management and information technology
 consulting services, along with asset management software, for
 telecommunications systems, roads, waterways, railways, utility, pipelines,
 and other.  Solutions have been developed for all major operating systems and
 architectures.  Xybernaut's target markets include manufacturing,
 distribution, transportation, government, and utilities.  Headquartered in
 Fairfax, Virginia, Xybernaut has offices and subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.
 Visit Xybernaut's web site at http://www.xybernaut.com .
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").  In
 particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plan,"
 "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and
 similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor
 created by the Act.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any of the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties
 include, but are not limited to, market conditions, the availability of
 components and successful production of the Company's products, general
 acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors,
 timing, and other risks described in the Company's SEC reports and filings.
 
 SOURCE  Xybernaut Corporation

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