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Enfour provides global language solutions for intent® from Tao Group

Reading UK / Tokyo 20th September 2002 - Enfour today announce a collaboration that will provide global language solutions for the intent® universal multimedia platform from Tao Group. In choosing Enfour as its global language partner, licensees of Tao’s intent platform will be assured of the highest quality language input and display for all markets. Enfour will widen the language support for Tao's input methods framework to add to its present Japanese features from JustSystem, encompassing the widest coverage of markets on any platform.

Enfour is another example of the best-in-class tools that make up intent’s unrivalled armoury. It is no wonder that intent is now being installed into so many devices worldwide, including the recently announced PocketCosmo from Kyocera and the Sendo Z100 Microsoft Smartphone.

Francis Charig, Chairman & CEO of Tao Group said: "I was introduced to Enfour when they were highly recommended by a blue chip technology manufacturer in 2001. We have been impressed with the work they have been doing and as we saw the exponential increase in the committed number of devices running intent, so we also noticed a significantly greater demand for global language support. Enfour is an important addition and is consequently a valuable provider of technology to the intent range of products. This will enable fast access to the broadest possible audience at the minimal cost of production."

Richard Northcott, CEO of Enfour Group stated: "Enfour's core language technology, "UniFEP" has been ported onto many platforms; therefore the intent platform was a natural addition to the UniFEP Family. intent is the key for electronic manufacturers wishing to add depth of functionality across a broad range of product lines. Enfour will build upon the intent platform's existing language architecture to support all major languages and writing scripts. Through our partnerships with font and linguistic specialists, we will provide the best available solutions for each Global market. "

About Enfour, Inc.
Enfour, Inc. is a Tokyo-based specialist in multilingual text handling, communications software and imaging for mobile systems. Enfour has been creating Asian language solutions, development tools and packaged software for handheld computer platforms since 1993. Enfour is the Japanese distributor for Psion Computers and publisher of the "UniFEP" series of language input software for PDAs and SmartPhones.

Enfour's International contact:

T: +81-3-5411-7738

About Tao Group Limited
Tao has developed intent®, a binary portable, language independent, high performance, multimedia platform that is now used by many of the world' leading OEMs in their client products for home and mobile networks. The technology allows these companies to have a single strategy across all of their platforms, irrespective of operating system, hardware and function. intent is now being used in products including smart mobile appliances and digital television. intent is also a core piece of technology in the Open Contents Platform Association (OCPA), launched successfully in Japan during 2001. Tao's range of Java™ products have been designed from their inception to combine the Java language with Tao's multimedia to run real-world content many times faster than any alternative. The Company was founded in 1992, has offices in the United States, Europe and Japan and counts Mitsubishi, Sony, Motorola, NEC, Sharp and Bowman Capital Partners amongst its investors. Tao has a growing and high value, global patent portfolio and is the recipient of multiple industry awards, both for its technologies and for the rate of corporate growth. For further information, please contact:

Jenny Orford
Marcoms Manager
Tao Group Ltd
T: +44 118 901 2999

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