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Alive.com, Mitsui Comtek Team for Test in Japan

Alive.com and Mitsui Comtek Tuesday announced that Mitsui Comtek will serve as the marketing agent for Alive.com's multimedia enabling technology during an initial test market period in Japan.

The two companies will incorporate Alive.com's e-Show EngineT and e-Show WizardsT into upcoming portal and Web projects that will be marketed and distributed in Japan by Mitsui Comtek.

Alive.com's technology -- the e-Show Engine and e-Show Wizards -- powers Web sites with multimedia creation and portal integration tools, enabling visitors to easily create media-enhanced content via the Web. The technology allows users to develop new media files and integrate their existing multimedia files with Web applications such as greeting cards, business listings, auction listings, photo albums, corporate communications.

"Media-enhanced Web applications clearly present a tremendous market opportunity for growth in Japan," said Patrick Steele, vice president of product partnerships for Alive.com. "Mitsui Comtek's technical and marketing expertise complements Alive.com's vision of continually simplifying the creation and distribution of streaming media communication so that both end-users and content partners can benefit from the power of media-enhanced content."

"Alive.com's technology fits well with our expanding focus on Internet technologies," said Masaaki Miura, President and CEO of Mitsui Comtek. "This strategic alliance will play a pivotal role as we work to enrich the Internet experience of all users moving into the 21st century."