8D Technologies' CEO, Isabelle Bettez, to address top level Telco executives at the Mobile Networking Day conference in Cologne, Germany, on May 4 th 2006
2006-04-24

Ms Bettez will give an overview of current Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology solutions and outline emerging possibilities with immediate potential for Telco

Montreal (Quebec) April 24th, 2006 – 8D Technologies Inc. announced today that Isabelle Bettez, 8D’s CEO, will be a speaker at the Mobile Networking Day, a one day conference organized for leading European and international mobile network operators’ executives, to be held on May 4th, in Cologne, Germany.

One of five international speakers at this very selective event, Ms Bettez will outline the most promising avenues of M2M solutions development for Telco’s in 3 points: Why M2M? defining key market opportunities; Real-life Solutions, presenting business cases of existing M2M solutions, and M2M Solutions into the Future, a look at innovative developments with immediate commercial potential. The Mobile Networking Day is organised jointly by Sun Microsystems and Netzwert AG.

8D Technologies is closely associated with Sun and it joined Sun’s iForce Partner Program in May 2004. The 8D APMSTM wireless parking technology developed by 8D was a star product at Sun’s JavaOne conference (June 2004) where it received a prestigious Duke’s Choice Award and was enthusiastically introduced to the VIP crowd by Sun’s CEO, Scott McNealy. In close collaboration with Sun, 8D is currently developing, soon to be announced large scale and innovative M2M solutions on an international basis.

For more information on Mobile Networking Day: http://www.mobileday.net/

About Sun Microsystems

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision – "The Network Is The Computer" – has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at www.sun.com.

About 8D Technologies

8D Technologies is a private company that offers distinctly innovative and creative professional products and services using several technological platforms, including Java, TCP/IP, Linux/Unix and wireless. As well, 8D Technologies develops state of the art software, with internationally recognized expertise in the design and implementation of distributed online applications and embedded systems for the machine-to-machine (M2M), point-of-sales and wireless markets.

8D also commercializes the award-winning Automated Parking Management System (8D APMSTM) developed by 8D, one of the world’s most advanced parking payment solution. The 8D APMSTM, based on 8D M2M Reference Architecture, includes the 8D ECOTM solution, an embedded unit designed to be integrated to point-of-sale systems (payment machines), allowing for real time wireless payment, as well as the remote control and management of terminals and their sensors in both wired and wireless environments. For more information about 8D Technologies and its products and services, please visit: www.8D.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Isabelle Bettez
President and CEO
8D Technologies Inc.
514 906.1212
ibettez@8D.com

Yves Roberge
Public Relations
514 273.3793
yroberge@8D.com

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