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Biometric Signature Verification Market Expected to Exceed $200 Million By 2004

PLANO, Texas and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ --
EDS (NYSE: EDS) and Communication Intelligence Corporation (Nasdaq:
CICI) (CIC) today announced a licensing agreement through which EDS will
provide CIC's electronic signature software to EDS clients.

Through this agreement, CIC will provide EDS with its InkTools(R) and iSign(
TM) Software Development Kits (SDKs) for Microsoft Windows, Windows
CE, Linux, Java and Palm wireless environments. EDS will use the SDKs to
incorporate CIC's biometrically secure signatures into numerous wireless and
enterprise applications.

"We view our relationship with EDS as a significant milestone. Our SDKs will
be used by EDS business units across the EDS enterprise offerings to develop
a variety of different applications that require in-demand e-signature and
biometrically verifiable security solutions," said Jeff Sandler, vice president of
worldwide sales for CIC. "This relationship leverages the strengths of both
companies, and offers EDS clients the business solutions they need to better
compete in the global and digital economy."

InkTools is a high performance SDK for implementing systems using
electronic ink or handwritten signatures. InkTools provides electronic ink
capture and display, biometric signature verification and ink compression as
well as other encryption and hashing algorithms that add value to a wide variety
of document and transaction based applications. iSign is a web-based SDK
that provides the functionality of InkTools in traditional and wireless
application architectures.

The software targets the growing biometric handwritten electronic signatures
market, which IDC estimates will reach $234 million by 2004. In addition, it
expands EDS' growing portfolio of information assurance offerings.

"As a provider of Information Assurance services, we partner with leaders in
the security technology industry to offer complete information assurance
services solutions. We constantly pursue relationships with leaders in the
security technology market to add value to our service offerings and our
clients. Our relationship with CIC is a major step forward in rounding out our
Information Assurance services portfolio in the wireless security area," said
Shakil Kidwai, vice president, EDS Global Information Assurance Services.
"As an integral part of the security solutions provided by EDS, CIC's
technology allows us to offer a more price-competitive and feature-rich
solution that significantly increases the value of our information assurance
services solutions."

EDS demonstrated these electronic signature capabilities at the Fall COMDEX
show, using handheld devices to communicate wirelessly -- and securely --
with servers that biometrically verified the user for device, network and
application access.
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This could be the news we have been waiting for! Along with the IBM Workpad/Thinkpad deal this is huge. CIC's signature verification tools are being brought on by major players. Somebody is going to end up on top of this market. The ease of use is the big seller in my mind. No requirement for a retinal scanner or fingerprint scanner or facial scanner. Just sign your name!
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