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Digital Envoy Announces Availability of Online Gaming Solution
NetAcuity GS provides 99%+ Country detection capability to prevent unauthorized access of gaming web sites while maintaining user anonymity

 

Atlanta, GA - August 27, 2001 - Leading Geo-Targeting provider, Digital Envoy, today announced commercial availability of NetAcuity GS™, the first product specifically designed to enable online gaming companies to comply with government-imposed gaming restrictions based on the location of the user.

Digital Envoy's state-of-the-art NetAcuity GS product allows companies to control the jurisdictions in which they conduct business and will be an integral part of overall regulatory compliance. NetAcuity GS instantly determines the geographic location of an Internet user, without relying on the user to supply his or her location, greatly reducing the likelihood of the user purposefully giving false information to obtain access to a gaming web site. NetAcuity GS also maintains absolute user anonymity and collects no personal information.

Additionally, Digital Envoy has announced that it has joined the Interactive Gaming Council, the leading trade organization designed to advance interactive gaming industry.

"NetAcuity GS will revolutionize the online gaming industry by allowing companies to detect the location of their users with the highest degree of reliability available in the marketplace, enabling them to prevent access from users in jurisdictions where gaming is not allowed," said Rob Friedman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Digital Envoy. "Additionally, we feel that our joining the IGC will enable us to keep up with trends in the interactive gaming community and to work closely with other companies in the interactive gaming industry to adopt "best practices" in technology."

According to Rick Smith, IGC Executive Director, "Technology that can accurately determine the geographic location of an Internet user, at the same time preserving the privacy of the user, is potentially very important to the Internet gaming industry in addressing one of the key regulatory issues that online gaming companies face today. I am pleased that Digital Envoy perceives value in becoming a member of our association and the IGC welcomes the opportunity to work with Digital Envoy along with all IGC Members and other responsible companies, toward promotion of best practice and regulatory compliance within the Internet gaming industry."

About Digital Envoy

Digital Envoy is the leader in geo-intelligent solutions and RealPath™ intelligent routing for the Internet. Digital Envoy's NetAcuity™ product is the recognized industry-standard in geo-targeting, allowing customers to target and restrict Web content on a geographic basis, worldwide, down to a city-level. Digital Envoy is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has an office in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.digitalenvoy.net.

About the Interactive Gaming Council

The Interactive Gaming Council (IGC) is the leading international trade association committed to the advancement of the interactive gambling industry. For more information, visit www.igcouncil.org.