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There is a new option for users looking to connect thier handhelds to the Internet. Zap Link e-services kiosks are being installed in Circle K stores that provide wireless Infrared connectivity. Handheld users can connect to the Internet by pointing their Infrared port towards the Clarinet Systems EthIR Beam located inside the kiosk. They can then download email as well as browse the Web. The service is free. There are only 35 stores in the initial rollout but hundreds more are planned for next year.
These information kiosks will also offer Internet phone calling, video teleconferencing, online shopping as well as and other services. It's part of a project to bring new technology services to customers of Circle K.
"Info Touch and Clarinet Systems are breaking new ground with the introduction of Infrared technology. Circle K customers are now just a beam away from downloading web-based information into their PDA", said Info Touch Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hamed Shahbazi. Info Touch Technologies is the company that developed the kiosks.
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