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  Name of the Company Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd
Representative Mitsuru Yokoyama, President and CEO
(Code # 9912, Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange, 1st Section)
Head Office 2-5,3-chome, Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Contact person Koyama, General Affairs Sect.
(Public Relations)
TEL +81-6-6281-9100

Daiwabo Information System Company Enters Contract
as Japanese Distributor for Handlink Technologies (Taiwan)
-- Sales of Plug & Play Internet Gateway ISS-2000 Are Underway --

Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka, CEO: Mitsuru Yokoyama, President) signed a contract with Handlink Technologies Inc. (based in Taiwan) enabling it to function as a dealer of that company's products in Japan.

ISS-2000 is an Internet gateway that allows an Internet connection to be established in a plug-and-play manner regardless of the IP settings of the client PC, i.e., without selecting from among such IP configurations as private IP address, global IP address, fixed IP address, and DHCP client.
By installing ISS-2000, it becomes possible to access the internet without changing the IP address of one's client computer when using so-called "Hot Spot" services, which are expected to gain popularity in such places as hotels, airports, college campuses, and cafes.

Daiwabo Information System will aggressively promote the implementation of ISS-2000 to Hot Spot service providers, hotels, cafes, etc., by utilizing the combined strength of the DIS group, which engages in fields ranging from SI solutions to support, maintenance, physical distribution, retail, and Internet technologies. Additionally, with respect to the aforementioned targeted market, we will strive to advance partnerships with system integrators and establish a sales promotion infrastructure that proposes comprehensive solutions including various services.

We will also soon begin sales of Handlink Technologies' WSG Series, which enables wireless connections.

<Main Functions of ISS-2000>
(1) Plug and play function
Supports all IP network configurations, thus enabling simple Internet access from anywhere without troublesome setting changes.
(2) Remote user verification function
ISS-2000 supports RADIUS clients. When there is an external RADIUS server, the ISS-2000 can be connected to the RADIUS server and perform verification processing from there.
(3) Independent user verification function
The ISS-2000 is equipped with a user verification function and can manage user login names and passwords.
(4) Remote setting function
The setting values of the ISS-2000 can be monitored and changed remotely via a web browser.

<Sales Goals>
To sell 1000 units within one year after sales begin.

<Overview of Daiwabo Information System>
Company name Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Address 2-5, 3-chome, Chuo-ku Hommachi, Osaka
Company representative Mitsuru Yokoyama, President and CEO
Capital 9.318 billion yen (as of March 2002)
Dated established April 8, 1982
Sales volume Non-consolidated total: 285.387 billion yen
Daiwabo Information System is the largest independent computer dealer in Japan and is listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange. As a multi-vendor dealer, Daiwabo Information System boasts a superior capability to procure products from major PC manufacturers and peripheral equipment manufacturers and has more than 70 sales bases and 13 automated warehouses throughout Japan.

<Overview of Handlink Technologies Inc.>
Company name Handlink Technologies Inc.
Address 2F/4F, No. 3, Prosperity RD1
Science-Based Industrial Park
Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Company representative Mr. David Lin
Business description Design, manufacture, and sales of network devices
Handlink Technologies makes dedicated products specifically for Hot Spot solutions. Hot Spots are being investigated particularly for such locations as hotels, airports, and shopping malls.
Dated established Established in January 1997 by major Taiwanese IC manufacturers Winbond et al.

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<Inquiries from General Public>
Direct inquiries to Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Contact person Okazaki or Ohata,
Sales Support Section, Procurement & Sales Promotion Division
PHONE +81-3-5446-5170
FAX +81-3-5446-9680

<Inquiries from Media Persons>
Direc inquiries to Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
Contact person Koyama,
General Affairs Sect., General Affairs Dept.
PHONE +81-6-6281-9100
FAX +81-6-6258-9351
January 27, 2003