VIQ Solutions Inc.
TSX VENTURE : VQS

VIQ Solutions Inc.

April 04, 2006 16:30 ET

VIQ Solutions Signs Distribution Agreement With Smoltz Distributing Inc.

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—-(Marketwire – April 4, 2006) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS), a leader in computer-based digital audio capture and management, is pleased to announce the signing of a distribution agreement with Smoltz Distributing Inc. ("Smoltz"), a US-based national distributor of specialized dictation, transcription and conference/court recording solutions.

The distribution agreement, effective immediately, will see Smoltz become a distributor of VIQ's RecordIAB and RecordABLE digital conference/court solutions. RecordIAB is VIQ's 8-channel enclosed recording console. RecordABLE offers laptop- or desktop-based multi-channel recording for hearings and meetings.

The distribution agreement provides VIQ with access to Smoltz's well- established network of over 400 authorized dealers. Smoltz will also provide first-level technical support and service to VIQ dealers. Smoltz's technical specialists boast over 200 combined years of dedicated customer service experience.

"We are pleased to sign this distribution agreement and access such a robust channel network spanning multiple market segments," says David Outhwaite, President & CEO of VIQ. "Smoltz is consistently able to achieve market penetration above the industry average. Their multiple warehouse locations give them an ability to deliver on time, every time. This is an excellent opportunity for VIQ to bring our customers a high level of service and fast turn around time."

"VIQ's RecordIAB multi-channel recording platform will allow us to capitalize on the market's transition to digitally-based recording systems," says Mary Smoltz, President of Smoltz. "We look forward to providing our dealers with VIQ's versatile, easy to use digital solutions."

About Smoltz Distributing Inc.

Smoltz Distributing Inc. are dedicated specialists in digital and analogue dictating and transcription products and accessories. The Smoltz team prides themselves on always providing their dealers with full service and support. John Smoltz has been in the business since 1970. Along with his wife Mary, John opened Smoltz Distributing Inc. in 1995. Based in Warren, Michigan, with warehouses in Michigan and Arizona, the Smoltz team remains rooted in "family owned and operated" values with a complete commitment to service and support of their network of over 400 authorized dealers. Since introducing the first 4-channel court recording systems in the early 70s, Smoltz has continued to provide sales, support and service for multi-channel court recording products.

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ is recognized as a global provider in the digital audio industry with innovative product and service-based solutions for voice-driven systems in the legal, medical, business, and government industries. VIQ provides an integrated range of digital record workflow solutions, including digital audio and video capture, workflow management software, transcription services, interactive electronic scheduling, and case management integration, all from one central, secure database.

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