Computer I/O(TM) Receives Show Favorite Award at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo for Easy I/O(TM) Client-Server Technology

LAUREL, MD. — 02/10/2000 — Computer I/O(TM) Corporation, a leading provider of software and services that simplify network access to live and real-time data streams, received the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Show Favorites Award at a special ceremony presented by IDG World Expo at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City. Computer I/O was presented with a Show Favorite Award in the Server category for its Easy I/O(TM) client-server technology and products. Among the more than 20 companies with Linux-based solutions in the Server category were IBM, Hewlett Packard, Compaq Computers, SGI, TurboLinux, and Atipa.

"LinuxWorld Conference & Expo attendees are here to discover the future of the Linux industry," said Charlie Greco, president and chief executive officer, IDG World Expo. "Show Favorite Award winners have been recognized by their colleagues in the Linux community for their role in accelerating the growth of the industry. They are the leaders and visionaries who are taking Linux to the next level."

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo attendees, who numbered in excess of 20,000, selected the Show Favorite Award winners. Votes were cast on ballots using web-based kiosks on the show floor to select favorites in various categories. The Show Favorites Awards were sponsored by Omnis Software and were presented to each winning company on the show floor by Jerry Lipscomb, Chief Evangelist for Omnis Software.

"We are proud of this industry recognition from the Linux community for our leadership in the creation of enabling technology for network servers," said Jason Smith, VP of Marketing for Computer I/O. "Our Easy I/O solutions deliver a real advantage to Linux application developers by making it easier for them to serve and access the real-time data streams of today's breakaway applications, such as high performance web servers for telecommunications, multi-media, and live data sources."

Easy I/O is a client-server software architecture for the creation of "I/O Servers" on standard operating system platforms like Linux and Microsoft(R) Windows NT. It is designed to solve problems that were traditionally solved with real-time operating systems or hand-coded processors. Easy I/O enhances the standard Linux environment with support for both complex data streams (live, continuous, multi-channel, or high speed) and "rich data" sources like multimedia. Its easy-to-use software technology provides a unified interface for applications, network access, and real-time data collection and transfer. The end results for application developers are reduced software development, lower maintenance costs, and expedited time to market for new complex network data applications. End-users also benefit as they receive network availability to a broader range of real world or enterprise applications.

About Computer I/O

Computer I/O Corporation is a leading supplier of software and services that simplify network access to

live and real-time data streams. Through its software-based Easy I/O(TM) product line, Computer I/O is dedicated to giving embedded and enterprise application developers the ability to easily create and access network I/O servers for real world data. Computer I/O products and services address the needs of the communications, multi-media, industrial automation and defense industries. Founded in 1988, Computer I/O recently received funding from SpaceVest, a venture capital firm specializing in technology development, to market its Easy I/O solutions. Computer I/O is headquartered in Laurel, Maryland with field sales offices in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. For more information about Computer I/O Corporation, visit the company website at, call 1-877-9EASYIO or email the company at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (, an entrepreneurial business unit of IDG , is focused on launching and managing trade events for cutting-edge and emerging IT markets worldwide. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of next- generation IT events and conferences to enable technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. Events owned and managed by IDG World Expo include Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, and Windows 2000 Conference & Expo. In addition, IDG World Expo owns MACWORLD Expo and ComNet. IDG (www. idg .com) is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions, and has annual revenues of $2.35 billion.

About IDG

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG , the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG .net (http://www. idg .net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www. idg .com.

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