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Singapore Computer Systems signs partnership agreement with Sail Labs Technology

VIENNA, 20 August 2002: SAIL LABS Technology AG (Sail Labs), a leader in the field of Speech Technology and “Natural Language Understanding” is partnering with Singapore Computer Systems Limited (SCS), one of Singapore’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) service providers, to bring Sail Labs’ Media Mining solutions to the Asia-Pacific region. SCS will act as a distributor, systems integrator and a value-added reseller for the Sail Labs Media Mining System. SCS will add value by customizing and integrating Sail Labs products with those of other suppliers to satisfy the customer’s unique requirements in media mining. SCS will also leverage on its established customer base in the region, both in the government and commercial sectors, as well as its network of offices in the region to market the integrated solutions.

This agreement marks the beginning of Sail Labs’ entry into the growing Asia-Pacific region. On its part, SCS plans to make Sail Labs multimedia analysis technologies an integral part of its suite of e-government solutions, with a view to integrating voice solutions in the near future.

“We admire SCS for their speed and enthusiasm in establishing this partnership. SCS has a vast repository of wide ranging skill sets. These, when combined with their extensive experience in systems implementation and intensive knowledge of local markets, make them the perfect partners for introducing best of breed technologies like the Sail Labs Media Indexing solutions to the Asian markets. We are indeed honored to have SCS as our partner,” said Dr Thomas Netousek, CEO Sail Labs Technology.

“Media input, such as audio and video, has become an important channel for information collection that contributes to knowledge management. We are very encouraged with the initial responses from our prospects towards Sail Labs Media Mining solutions,” said Mr Ng Thien Guan, Manager Special Technologies, SCS.

The Media Mining System is capable of Real Time audio indexing and analysis. It will be the first product of its kind for Asian markets.

The Sail Labs Media Mining System is available in different versions for several languages. A special English language version is geared towards accurate recognition of English, as spoken in Singapore.

About Singapore Computer Systems Limited

Singapore Computer Systems Limited (SCS) is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) service provider in the Asia-Pacific region. Our key competencies are in IT and Business Consultancy, Systems Integration, Outsourcing, Networking, E-commerce and R & D / Product Development. Our other services include design and implementation of systems, business recovery and call center services, provision of a wide range of computer hardware and software through systems integration and many more.

Incorporated in 1980, SCS has 2,000 employees who operate from Singapore and eight countries - Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand and the United States. The Group's subsidiaries include: SCS Enterprise Solutions, SCS Enterprise Systems, SCS Foresight, SCS Networks, iGlobal Services, Mach30, Peridot Health Systems, EC1 and TX123.

SCS is a member of the Singapore Technologies Group, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Singapore. For more information, please visit us at www.scs.com.sg.

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