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Easy Access Inc Casts Ballot for Wireless Access To Voter Registration with SEAGULL Technology

Wireless-to-Host Solution Enables Realtime Access to Voter Information During Early Voting Period

Austin, Texas - August 16, 2000 - SEAGULL (AEX: SEAGULL), a leading provider of e-business enabling solutions, and Easy Access Inc., which offers software solutions for state and local governments, today announced that Easy Access has selected SEAGULL's Wireless-to-HostT solution to enable wireless access to its mobile voter registration management system, eVote. Using Wireless-to-Host, election officers can check and verify voter information in realtime via PDA's during early voting periods for state and local government elections.

"Easy Access is a long-time SEAGULL customer and we believe in the quality of their products and customer service," said Bill Hamer, president and CEO of Easy Access, Inc. "As a software solution, Wireless-to-Host exceeds our expectations for this leading-edge technology, especially because it does not require extensive training to implement and can be deployed quickly to multiple devices, in time for local fall elections."

Easy Access expects this technology to significantly aid counties in the early voting periods. Prior to the mobile access capability, physical listings of poll books were printed and distributed daily to each early voting location for manual voter tallies. With Wireless-to-Host, voter information, including ballot style and certification numbers, will now be directly entered into an AS/400 database via a wireless device, as opposed to time-consuming after-hours manual entry that risked voter fraud and data inaccuracy. For smaller counties, Easy Access plans to offer wireless eVote in an ASP model by providing application hosting and devices for specific local elections.

"This solution - wireless access to voter registration information - is another example of the innovative ways our customers are implementing our Wireless-to-Host technology," said Don Addington, president and COO of SEAGULL. "We are excited to be the technology of choice in this first-of-its-kind advance in state and local government elections."

Easy Access, Inc. plans to beta test the new voter registration management system in several counties in Texas. The system will be available to state and local governments nationwide by late fall 2000, and the solution will be demonstrated this week at the Texas Secretary of State's Election Law Seminars for County Officials, booth #013.

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