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October 11, 2011
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.

Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. and MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION
announce their collaboration in developing a disaster contingency planning solution for educational institutes, government and public offices, and municipalities.
- Launch of the "Rescue PC Solution" emergency-use information terminal
supporting the cloud computing environment -

As of October 11, 2011, Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as DIS; Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President: Yoshihiro Nogami) will commence providing the new "Rescue PC Solution (MIRACLE Smart Desktop)," projected by DIS and developed by MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION (hereafter referred to as MIRACLE LINUX; Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Takashi Kodama), which is a disaster contingency planning solution for educational institutes, government and public offices, and municipalities.

Prompted by the lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake, much attention is currently being directed toward improving the environment for emergency information transmission, to confirm the safety of afflicted people and dispatch emergency assistance information. PCs with the pre-installed "Rescue PC Solution," to be introduced in schools and community facilities designated as emergency evacuation areas, can function as emergency information terminals in the case of such emergencies.

The "Rescue PC Solution" is not easily susceptible to careless operation because only the Linux operating system (Linux OS) can activate it, and only a limited number of software programs, including web browser, mailer and document applications, can be used. Existing Windows PCs with the dual-boot environment of Windows and Linux are used for educational purposes in normal times, but can be instantaneously dedicated to emergency purposes simply by switching the operating system from Windows to Linux, at a lower cost than introducing special-purpose terminals. In addition, such systems allow all people, including inexperienced PC users, to use the emergency menu easily, and get the latest information at any time, because they support the cloud computing environment.

Expected roles and functions of each party are as follows;

Sales of the solution, through roughly 17,000 sales partners across Japan
Introduction support with customized service
Proposal and provision of the optimal utilization of the solution, as well as related information and communication technology (ICT) products, including PCs
Proposal and provision of the optimal communication environment, including mobile WiMAX ("DIS mobile WiMAX")

Provision of the Linux OS (the platform of the solution), and development of the "MIRACLE Smart Desktop"
Advance verification and tuning of the environment for the introduction of each project
Provision of the cloud connection environment

Regarding sales of the "Rescue PC Solution (MIRACLE Smart Desktop)"
Agent Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Product name MIRACLE Smart Desktop
Price Open price
Starting date of order entry and shipment October 11, 2011

Web page for product information website is written in Japanese.)

Supporting statements
Intel Corporation
Mr. Yoshie Munakata
Vice President

Intel Corporation, which participated in the earthquake rescue activities as part of the ICT support team, provided the two companies with its knowledge in the development of the solution.
We are very pleased to have cooperated with Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. and Miracle Linux Corporation in their "Rescue PC Solution" initiative. It is our sincere hope that PCs with the pre-installed Rescue PC Solution, to be introduced in schools and community facilities across the country, will facilitate rapid exchange of information and effective rescue activities, including recovery work.

■Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
DIS is one of Japan's leading distributors of ICT-related products. As a multivendor, we contribute to the development of a prosperous information society, harmonized with nature, owing to our unparalleled ability to procure products from leading PC and peripheral makers worldwide, and distribute reliable products to every corner of the country through community-based marketing channels. Information on DIS is available at website is written in Japanese.)

Since being established as a Linux distributer in June 2000, MIRACLE LINUX has continued to provide Linux server OS with an emphasis on reliability, stability and quality. MIRACLE LINUX is a founding member of Asianux, together with Red Flag Software in China and Hancom in South Korea in December 2003. MIRACLE LINUX has continuously engaged in the development and support of open source software.
In recent years, MIRACLE LINUX has expanded out from the original server business and has begun to deal with Zabbix, an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution for networks and applications.
Taking advantages of the knowledge and skills with Linux kernel, MIRACLE LINUX has launched embedded Linux business and released "MIRACLE VISUAL STATION", its digital signage product. In accordance with customers' use, MIRACLE LINUX provides Linux for various industrial devices including navigation system, automatic dispenser and medical device.

□■For inquiries related to this article, please contact:■□
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Sales Promotion Administration Group
Mr. Hijikata, Mr. Kawada, Mr. Umibe
Tel: +81-3-5746-6390

□■For media inquiries, please contact:■□
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Personnel & General Affairs Dept.
General Affairs Sect.
Mr. Sadakata
Tel: +81-6-6281-9100

Strategic Alliance and Promotion
Mr. Ebe, Mr. Shiina
Tel: +81-3-6435-4563

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