SOURCE: 5point

April 16, 2008 10:00 ET

5point Announces Strategic Partnership With Sprocket Design for New Eclipse Series Product Venture

Joint Venture Marks Launch of Highly Anticipated Outdoor Interactive Digital Signage (IDS) Platform

XENIA, OH--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - 5point (Fivepoint Holdings, LLC) today announced the introduction of a new strategic partnership with Sprocket Design during the opening sessions of KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show which are taking place concurrently at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center this week in Las Vegas. The alliance between 5point and the Australian-based Sprocket Design brought the industry leaders together to combine their respective specialties on the much-awaited Eclipse Series Interactive Digital Signage (IDS) platform for outdoor, large-format kiosk and digital signage deployments.

"5point and Sprocket collaborated on the developed of this new Eclipse Series platform to leverage our complementary skills and resources and take action on our mutual desire to introduce a new and innovative interactive outdoor, large-format product for North American and International markets," said Edward Crowley, vice president of 5point.

For the project, 5point paired Sprocket's strong design capability and contemporary approach along with its own internal design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities to create this new and exciting product for the expanding digital signage market.

The international endeavor is one which Crowley believes creates an ideal platform to not only highlight the innovative developments being pioneered by both organizations, but also help educate others on each company's respective service offerings. "5point provides unmatched support to regional and global organizations looking for access to an experienced service provider with a senior team of designers, engineers and considerable manufacturing capabilities. This project is ideal for demonstrating what type of strengths and expertise 5point and Sprocket bring to the table," said Crowley.

"Sprocket Design is pleased to join with 5point in the launch of this highly sophisticated outdoor kiosk system. We're very proud of the end product as it's the direct result of a perfect blend of our skills and strengths," said Gerry Mussett, managing director for Sprocket Design. "Sprocket has been looking for the right U.S. kiosk manufacturing company to partner with for some time and 5point's unique combination of cutting-edge design, industrial technology and in-house manufacturing capabilities matched perfectly with our philosophy and strategic goals for this global marketplace."

ABOUT 5POINT

5point is an Ohio-based firm specializing in the design, engineering, manufacturing and deployment of innovative self-service kiosk and digital signage products. 5point provides complete self-service kiosk and digital signage solutions for clients in the aviation, education, entertainment, exhibition, financial, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, retail and transportation markets. 5point offers a wide range of standard, semi-custom and custom self-service kiosk and digital signage solutions designed to expand our client's market reach and exposure. Established in August 2001, 5point has rapidly become a recognized leader in the growing interactive self-service kiosk and digital signage marketplace.

For additional information about 5point please visit www.5point.com or call 937.374.3193.

ABOUT SPROCKET

Sprocket Design has been established for almost twenty years and began as an Industrial Design studio specializing in the development of consumer and industrial goods. In the past decade, Sprocket has developed a broad range of interactive kiosks, leading to our position today as Australia's most experienced kiosk design and manufacturing firm. It is this experience that has kept Sprocket at the forefront of emerging technologies, pre-empting market trends and delivering on customer needs.

Contact Information