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Netier Embeds Opera Browser in Thin Client to Provide Industry-Leading Speed and Efficiency

March 9, 1999

Adding highly compact brower software enhances Web access without consuming server resources

Oslo, Norway and Dallas, TX - Mar. 9, 1999

Netier Technologies, a developer of end-to-endserver-based computing solutions, has partnered with Opera SoftwareAS to equip its thin-client access devices with the Opera Web browser,the industry's fastest and most efficient Internet browser.

Netier will license and distribute the Opera Web browser embedded onNetier's NetXpress series thin-client access devices as an option tocustomers. Opera's compact Web browser complements Netier'shigh-performance thin-client product line. Businesses using Netier'saccess devices can provide employees with Internet and/or intranetaccess from their local thin client desktop without having to firstconnect to a multi-user NT server. This ensures that web browsing doesnot reduce processing capacity at the server level.

"Adding Opera's sophisticated browser technology assures that Netier'scomputing products give value-added resellers the tools to stay aheadof the curve in delivering high-performance, cost-effective Internetconnectivity to today's businesses," said Jim Crocco, Netier'spresident and COO. "With its space-conscious and highly efficientcode, the Opera browser is a perfect match for NetXpress, the fastestthin-client on the market."

Opera's award-winning HTML programming code is lighter and fasterwithout sacrificing technical elegance or full functionality. This upand coming browser maintains compatibility with the large library ofNetscape Navigator plug-ins and weighs in at only 1.7 MB because Operaexcels at caching efficiency while minimizing dynamic link libraries.

 

"Through today's agreement with Netier, Opera Software has extendedits global licensing program with a strategic industry vendor," saidJon S. von Tetzchner, CEO and co-founder of Opera Software AS.

Netier anticipates that its embedded version of Opera will enhanceNetXpress' position in many new arenas such as kiosk marketing ande-commerce businesses.

About Netier Technologies

Based in Carrollton, Texas, Netier Technologies, Inc.provides cost-effective and manageable alternatives to traditionalclient/server computing. Netier offers a line of products includingthin-client access devices and remote management software, networkservers and external storage arrays. As a leading innovator inthin-client technologies, Netier supplies network access products to abroad range of business-based computer environments. Netier's addresson the World Wide Web is http://www.netier.com.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

Contacts

M/C/C

Paul Wilson
Tel: (972) 480-8383 ext. 284
E-mail: paul_wilson@mccom.com

Netier Technologies

Vic DiBlasi
Tel: (972) 242-9660
E-mail: victordiblasi@netier.com

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.