Opera and Xsite Ease Burden for Offline Publishers

Combining web technology to ease the burden for offline content publishers

Oslo, Norway – May 4, 1999

Opera Software AS and New Media Agency, Xsite e-business systems, basedin Germany, are proud to announce the joining of forces by combiningweb technology to ease the burden for offline content publishers.

Xsite has developed XETIS – a technology to publish existing Internetpages and product information with dynamically generated pages on boththe Internet and CD-ROM / DVD-ROM / CD-Card. Using XETIS, existingdatabases and Internet pages may be published on CD-ROM, which alsocontains an installation-free version of the Opera web browser as wellas a database-based webserver. Using the integrated Update Module, anyexisting Internet connection can be used to synchronize the CD-ROMbased offline content with the current online version.

The Opera web browser provides unique functionality to this systembecause the application can automatically run directly from theCD-ROM, DVD-ROM or CD-Card when put into the drive — withoutinstallation. The PC-configuration remains untouched. Only XETIS, incooperation with the Opera browser, offers this strategic advantage.


About Xsite

Xsite offers comprehensive multimedia services for MarketingCommunication and develops classic campaigns as well as Internet andCD-ROM based presentations. Comprehensive consultation,conceptualization as well as technical and graphical fulfillment formpart of the company’s offerings. Amongst Xsite’s customers areDaimlerChrysler Services (debis) AG and Intel GmbH. Furtherinformation is available at: www.xetis.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.