KanHan receives [Certificate of Merit] in the Product Category of the 6TH IT Excellence Award further Strengthens Leading Position in Technological Research and Development

29 August 2004 - Hong Kong) ─ KanHan Technologies Limited (KanHan) today announced that the HanVoice Server and HanPhone Server developed by its subsidiary, KanHan Technologies Company Limited ("the Company"), were awarded Certificates of Merit in the Product Category of the 6th IT Excellence Award. Presented annual since 1998 by the Hong Kong Computer Society, the Award recognizes outstanding achievements in information technology application and innovation. This year's winners were announced on August 27, 2004.

HanVoice and HanPhone Servers are multi-function servers. Their primary characteristic and advantage is their ability to convert text on webpage into speech. Using the HTML format and without advance recording of the content, they allow easy design of interactive voice portal or voice telephone system that meet users specific needs. Apart from supporting general features of interactive phone systems available in the market, HanVoice also supports XML format encoding, allowing format conversion on contents. In addition, HanVoice can be applied in various other aspects helping corporations disseminate information, such as in tele-digital library for the vision impaired, phone-banking, stock quotes, real time news, booking & reservation system, telemarketing, surveying, and transport and weather information, etc. Compared to the traditional recording-based voice system, HanVoice and HanPhone developed by the Company are computer-based and operate on an interactive interface, hence can greatly enhance the operational efficiency and cost control of an enterprise.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Lawrence Mo, Chairman and CEO of the Group, said, "We are honoured to be awarded the Certificate of Merit in the Product Category of the 6th IT Excellence Award. The award not only serves as an encouragement for us, but also symbolizes the Company's leading position in research and development. Over the years, the Group has been dedicated in the promotion of the development of information technology, complementing the HKSAR Government's Digital 21 policy for helping the community enter the era of 'digital harmony', removing barriers to access of information. The award recognizes our years of hard work. "

HanVoice and HanPhone have been adopted by the HKSAR Government Sound Portal webpage, the digital library of the Hong Kong Society for the Blind and the Octopus Card. Besides, HanVoice can covert webpage contents instantaneously into Cantonese, Mandarin or English and has voice recognition capability, allowing users to freely surf on the website, and receive the latest information via the telephone.

The Group is also one of the 20 outstanding Hong Kong software enterprises named by the Software Industry Information Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council in 2004.

 
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