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Date: 13 August 2007

Announcing the launch of e-Cert File Card, an added service to Hongkong Post e-Cert Services

A. Press Release


The new e-Cert storage medium offers greater durability and user-friendliness

E-Mice Solutions (HK) Limited (E-Mice), the operator of Hongkong Post e-Cert services, today announces the launch of the e-Cert File Card as an alternative e-Cert storage medium to the floppy diskette. The e-Cert File Card is a smart card embedded with an e-Cert. It is user-friendly, more durable and less susceptible to adverse effect arising from fluctuations in humidity and temperature when compared with the floppy diskette, and its embedded e-Cert can be read using the same smart card readers for reading e-Certs embedded in Smart ID Cards.

"For secure online transactions to take off, the usage of e-Cert has to become more convenient and user-friendly," said Mr. Winston Leong, Chairman of E-Mice Group. "The e-Cert File Card offers a more reliable storage medium for the e-Cert, and in a smaller size for convenient safe-keeping."

"We are glad that our outsourced e-Cert operator has come up with this new e-Cert storage medium which is in keeping with the latest chip card technology development. We hope that this new medium can help to encourage the increasing adoption of e-Cert among both individuals and organizations in Hong Kong," said Mr. Dan Choi, Assistant Postmaster General (Business Development) of Hongkong Post.

As the operator of the Hongkong Post e-Cert services, E-Mice will continue to work closely with Hongkong Post and other technology and solution partners to develop value-added services that will further stimulate the usage and applications of the Hongkong Post e-Cert in the near future.

For more information about the e-Cert File Card, please visit www.hongkongpost.gov.hk.


E-Mice Solutions (HK) Limited (E-Mice) is a member of E-Mice Group established in 1999 to develop highly specialized customer relationship management software applications for businesses in competitive industries. Headquartered in the Hong Kong SAR and with additional offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai, the Group's software is currently deployed by some of the largest telecom services providers in the Greater China region.

E-Mice became the operator of the Hongkong Post e-Cert services on April 1, 2007. It is E-Mice's objective to drive e-Cert adoption and usage in the Hong Kong SAR.

To find out more, please visit www.e-mice.net.

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