SOURCE: Viscom International

April 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Viscom International Signs Agreement for National Distribution Through Blackstone Touch-n-Buy Interactive Kiosks

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - Viscom International Inc., providers of prepaid products and marketing services for the Hispanic market, has signed a partnership agreement with Blackstone, a provider of interactive point-of-sale systems, to distribute Viscom prepaid phone cards in 6,000 Blackstone Touch-n-Buy interactive kiosks nationwide.

Under the agreement, Blackstone will distribute Viscom's BEST™ Mexico and BEST™ Mexico Celular prepaid phone cards in $5 denominations, as well as VicoTel™ prepaid phone cards in $3 and $5 denominations.

Touch-n-Buy kiosks are located in independent and national large retailers throughout the United States. In addition, Blackstone has its own distribution network of over 4,500 independent Hispanic retail locations.

With Blackstone's Touch-n-Buy technology, an interactive touch screen sits on the counter allowing customers to easily access over 100 different products -- everything from gift cards to bill payment services to Viscom prepaid phone card products. After selecting his/her product, the consumer pays the cashier who prints the product via a thermal card printer after entering a secure pass code.

John Wise, president and CEO of Viscom, comments, "The deal with Blackstone is further proof of the demand for BEST™ Mexico as a trusted product among millions of U.S. Hispanic consumers." He also emphasizes the importance of the partnership saying, "The Touch-n-Buy technology will significantly impact distribution of the BEST Mexico and VicoTel brands for Viscom. Blackstone is a fantastic organization to work with. We're excited about the opportunities that this deal will inevitably bring."

About Viscom International

Viscom International Inc. (, a privately held company based in Atlanta, provides prepaid products and marketing services for the U.S. Hispanic market. Its flagship brands, BEST™ Mexico and VicoTel™, are among the most used and trusted brands of communications products specifically designed for Hispanics living in the United States. In addition to prepaid consumer products, the company offers marketing and lead-generation services that leverage its brands in reaching U.S. Hispanic consumers. In 2007, Viscom was named to the first ever Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S. private companies. In addition, the company was named one of "10 to Watch in 2006" by Intele-CardNews, a trade publication serving the prepaid market, and Viscom founder and President John Wise was recognized as one of Georgia's "Top 50 Entrepreneurs" by Catalyst magazine. Viscom International is located at 1500 Southland Circle, N.W., Suite K, Atlanta 30318. Telephone: 404-574-4300 or 866-900-7962.

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