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Reed Business Information and J Jays Re-up with WAM!NET

Press release from the issuing company

London, UK, 31 May 2002: WAM!NET announced earlier this month that Reed Business Information (RBI) an international business-to-business information provider, and J Jays, a UK-based specialist prepress service provider to the publishing industry, have both re-signed a 12 month contract for the secure, fully managed WAM!NET Direct! workflow communications service. WAM!NET Direct! is the company's fastest, most secure, fully managed and reliable network service, enabling both RBI and J Jays to send and receive files across the WAM!NET private network. The service provides direct, guaranteed access and file transport over WAM!NET's managed network enabling customers to efficiently collaborate online and share large digital files, shortening production cycles and reducing costs. WAM!NET customers receive a dedicated connection to the WAM!NET managed network and also receive ISDN and Internet access to its network services. "Over the last year we have received a consistently high level of service from WAM!NET, providing us with secure transmission of large digital files for delivery to our prepress service partners," Eric Lambert, RBI Director of Production and Prepress. " We have built a close working relationship with WAM!NET which is why we have no hesitation in continuing to use the service. WAM!NET Direct! does exactly what it says and in the last 12 months RBI has not missed a single deadline with the help of its capabilities." The RBI group works in close partnership with its network of prepress and print suppliers, including the prepress service provider, J Jays, which has also re-signed a 12 month contract for the WAM!NET Direct! network service, along with Internet access, ISDN and FTP connectivity. J Jays Managing Director, Alan Halls says: "WAM!NET is a core part of our workflow and, as many of our key customers and print partners are on the WAM!NET network, it is a fundamental part of getting the job done! Over the last year our traffic on WAM!NET has increased by over 300% and is still rising. Luckily we have signed up to one of the unlimited packages that does not give us a 300% price increase!!" continues Halls. "Our utilisation of digital technology and infrastructure is rapidly increasing and J Jays is well on the way to becoming a fully digital service provider. It's all about continually adding value for our customers." Lee Myall, Sales Director of WAM!NET Europe, says: " There has been a noticeable increase in the volume of file transfer within the graphic arts industry, a trend which has been reflected by both RBI and J Jays. Subsequently, implementing a flexible and tailored digital workflow communications service to handle the transfer and data management requirements is becoming increasingly more important. "The modular design of the WAM!NET services allows us to tailor each package to suit our clients individual requirements, giving users the most efficient and cost effective solution," continues Myall. "As with RBI and J Jays, we continuously work with our clients to develop our service, ensuring our clients receive the most suitable package at all times."