Opera Software and Den-o-Tech Int. Announce Partnership

Go to the Opera at 30,000 feet, or in your living room

Oslo, Norway – May 12, 1999

OPERA SOFTWARE and DEN-O-TECH INTERNATIONAL (DTI) proudly announce their partnership allowing to Browser-enable In-Flight Entertainment Systems and various Internet Appliances such as Web TV’s, PDA’s and Wireless telephones.

Opera’s award-winning web browser is lighter and faster withoutsacrificing technical elegance or full functionality. This up andcoming browser maintains compatibility with the large library ofNetscape Navigator plug-ins and has a very small footprint since Operaexcels at caching efficiency while minimizing dynamic link libraries.No wonder Opera is the browser of choice for millions of Internetusers: it is efficient and reliable, as every browser should be.

The actual emergence of Internet Appliances will have a tidal-waveimpact on how we use and access the Internet. In an industry withmammoth-players, the Opera Browser offers this new generation ofInternet users an efficient, proven and independent engine to drivetheir applications.

“Den-O-Tech’s expertise in In-Flight Entertainment Systems opens awhole new opportunity for Opera’s exposure worldwide. We are pleasedto be working with a partner who can help us penetrate the embeddedmarket with interactive Internet-enabling software,” says JonStephenson von Tetzchner, Opera Software CEO and Co-Founder.

Nicolas Belanger, DTI founding Partner, confirms that: “… ourstrategic alliance with Opera Software reflects our mission ofbecoming the leading interactive software supplier for the embeddedindustry. We, as a company, are always looking at the bestopportunities in order to achieve our goal, Opera is a major one.”


Involved in research and development of software solutions for embedded platforms since 1995, DTI possesses unique expertise in the design and delivery of software solutions for these specialized platforms and in particular, for In-Flight Entertainment systems.

In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems give long-haul air passengersthe opportunity to savor a unique interactive experience with anIntranet, audio and video content and games directly at hand on theirseats. Because of their high standards requirements, only a handful ofsoftware and applications are chosen to fly on IFE systems, thereference platforms for Graphic User Interface and Multimedia EmbeddedSystems. Over the next few years, there should be more than 4,500planes fitted with these systems.

About DEN-O-TECH, Int.

DTI uses unique technology from MISTIC SOFTWARE in order to bring theOpera Browser onto different embedded systems platforms. MISTICSOFTWARE a young high-tech company in Montreal, produces an integratedmulti-platform development tool for programmers of multimediaapplications and video games.

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.



Danny Paul Blouin Brossard
E-mail: dpblouin@den-o-tech.com


Daniel Laplante
E-mail: laplanted@misticsoftware.com