LYNX News Release

Ascendovations Delivers
Web-based Kiosk System to LYNX

Orlando, Fla. (July 2004) --- Ascendovations, Inc. a University of Central Florida Technology Incubator firm, has recently completed a contract which involved delivering a web-based kiosk for use by LYNX - the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority.

The contract involved developing for LYNX, customized software and integrating it within an attractive touch screen kiosk unit for the Work And Gain Economic Self-sufficiency (WAGES) Program.
"The kiosk and software enable LYNX to market and educate users about the LYNX WAGES transportation program." said, Gaidi Hartage, President of Ascendovations. "It also allows users to easily apply for the LYNX WAGES program without any interaction by LYNX Staff."

The software portion of the LYNX contract was developed by Ascendovations primarily for use with a kiosk, but has found other uses. It is already installed in pilot mode at the Orange County One-Stop Career Center, Workforce's of Central Florida's largest site. "We have developed a software system that provides information and enables participating workers to register for the program at the LYNX kiosk or wherever the application resides," said Hartage

"The kiosk application has remote monitoring capabilities, which means, we are capable of monitoring all the kiosks from a central web-based system to report on usage and identify potential problems before they occur," Hartage added.

Ascendovations is seeking contracts with other transportation systems who receive WAGES grant funding from the State of Florida or who are looking at adapting similar self-service technology. The company is also working with a Cendant Hotel Property Management location in Orlando to pilot automated express guest check-in and check-out which will be ready at the end of 2004.

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For more information, contact:
Gaidi Hartage, Ascendovations, 407-841-7804.
Tom O'Neal or Carol Ann Dykes, UCF Technology Incubator, 407.882.0202
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, LV Communications Inc. 407.644.4142.

About Ascendovations
Ascendovations was founded in February 2001, with a mission of delivering innovative real-time solutions for marketing, sales, production lines and customer service. Using web based technology, Ascendovations provides companies with practical, viable strategies to reach customers and improve business through applications development, customized software development, and software integration that makes connecting to legacy systems easy and affordable.

About the UCF Technology Incubator
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Technology Incubator has helped more than 70 emerging technology companies create over $140 million in revenue and more than 450 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. As a result of this success, the UCF Technology Incubator was recently named the 2004 Technology Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association. Headquartered in Research Park near the University, the Incubator is a true collaboration in economic development between UCF, Orange County, the City of Orlando and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, please visit


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