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IBM Software Wins Two PC Expo Best of Show Awards

IBM HotMedia and WebSphere Voice Server Win CNET/PC EXPO Best of Show Awards

NEW YORK - 29 Jun 2000: -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) was the only company to pick up two CNET / PC EXPO Best of Show Awards at PC EXPO today. IBM's WebSphere Voice Server with ViaVoice Technology won the Best Vision of the Future award and IBM's HotMedia 3.0 was awarded Best Software.

IBM WebSphere Voice Server, with ViaVoice Technology beat products from hundreds of exhibitors to win CNET/PCEXPO's Best Vision of the Future. Based on industry standard, Voice XML technology, the WebSphere Voice Server will help customers voice-enable e-business for the mobile Internet.

With this product, the Internet has a new voice allowing customers to access information using natural human speech, giving businesses the capability to reach whole new audiences -- anyone with a phone.

IBM HotMedia 3.0 was awarded the CNET/PC Expo's Best of Show Software Award. HotMedia 3.0 delivers streaming video and 3D images that bring products and services to life with interactive and visually stimulating effects that result in longer Web site visits and increased business. IBM's HotMedia is the only Java-based product of its kind to incorporate streaming video and audio, 3D imaging, synchronized audio, panoramas, multi-track animations and more in one authoring environment, requiring no special servers or plug ins and is available at no charge.

The CNET/PC Expo awards are some of the most prestigious technology awards in the industry. In order to qualify, companies must be announcing or demonstrating a new technology for the first time at PC EXPO. IBM won in two of the six categories. The 18th PC EXPO 2000 is expected to attract over 85,000 visitors between June 26th and June 29th 2000. To see these IBM award winning technologies at PC Expo today, visit booth number 3122. For more information about IBM SOFTWARE, visit http://www.software.ibm.com.

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Heather Ramsey
IBM
(914) 766-1475
ramseyha@us.ibm.com

Lori Bosio
IBM
(914) 766-1408
bosiol@us.ibm.com

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