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Innominate to equip printing presses with remote maintenance technology

September 18, 2007 - Koenig & Bauer (KBA), one of the leading global manufacturers of printing presses, and Innominate Security Technologies signed a contract to equip KBA's presses with internet-based remote technology. Innominate's mGuard products will allow the secure and cost-efficient remote maintenance of KBA presses via the internet.

With its broad product range, KBA is one of the largest press manufacturers in the world and has been deploying remote diagnosis and remote maintenance using modem connections for a number of years. The company exports 83 per cent of its products, making remote maintenance and 24-hour online service via the telephone or ISDN an essential part of the service offering.

Andreas Birkenfeld, divisional manager for systems technology at KBA, says: "Our customers require a high standard of press reliability as well as quick and secure remote maintenance solutions should problems arise. With the ground-breaking internet remote service package from Innominate our customer service will become even more efficient and secure. The increased bandwidth of internet connections is paving the way for expanded services through remote maintenance. For us, providing recognised security standards is essential and a key part of our press offerings."

Innominate is one of the leading manufacturers of security products for industrial applications and the first to bring remote maintenance via the internet to the manufacturing sector. Joachim Fietz, Innominate CEO, says: "Internet-based remote maintenance offers international machine and plant builders significant cost advantages and a competitive edge. Forward-looking services such as online training based on video over IP and services on demand can be supported by mGuard technology."

About Koenig & Bauer AG
With the broadest product range in the industry, the Koenig & Bauer Group is one of the largest press manufacturers worldwide. The parent company is Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), founded in 1817, with facilities in Würzburg, Frankenthal, Radebeul and Trennfeld. In addition, other core members of the KBA Group include Maschinenfabrik KBA-Mödling near Vienna, Austria, KBA-GIORI in Lausanne, Switzerland, KBA-Metronic in Veitshöchheim, Germany, KBA-MetalPrint in Stuttgart, Germany, and KBA-Grafitec in Dobruška, Czech Republic. KBA North America Inc. in Williston, Vermont, is KBA's subsidiary for sales and service in the USA and Canada. KBA has further sales and service outlets in the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, Poland, China, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, plus a global network of dealers. The KBA Group currently employs some 8,300 people.

About Innominate Security Technologies AG Innominate Security Technologies is the market and technology leader for embedded security used in industrial applications. The German security specialist has two strategic business focuses: industrial ethernet security and secure remote maintenance for machines and industrial plants. With its mGuard product line, supplemented by a device management software, Innominate offers hardware firewall, VPN and virus protection functions. mGuard solutions are sold and distributed via original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and a network of national and international partners.

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