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i-Planet and Ingram Micro Sign Distribution Agreement

i-Planet Allies With Industry's Largest Distributor

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- i-Planet, Inc. (, a leading developer of Internet communications systems, announced that it has signed an agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) , the world's leading wholesale distributor of technology products and services, to distribute the i-Planet Solution (IPS(TM)) product line.

Highlights of the i-Planet Solution product line include IPS-168(TM), a powerful package that includes email, routing, Web serving, Internet access, telecommunication and remote access, firewall, gateway, and secure remote administration capabilities, the Faximilator(TM), a software add-on module that transforms the IPS-168 into a fax server capable of Internet-based least-cost fax routing, and MailSuite, an innovative collection of applications that leverage email as a business tool.

"i-Planet products are designed to help users make the most of the Internet without a lot of guesswork. The addition of i-Planet products to Ingram Micro's extensive offering provides our reseller customers with a complete plug-and-play solution," said Amy Hoffman, vice president of product marketing for Santa Ana, Calif.-based Ingram Micro.

"Ingram Micro's worldwide presence in the Internet products space is unparalleled," said David Vereeke, President and CEO of i-Planet. "With Ingram Micro as our partner, we have the capacity to meet rising demand for Internet productivity from the business community."

The IPS-168, Faximilator, and MailSuite are available immediately from Ingram Micro.

i-Planet, based in Sunnyvale, California, develops and markets a suite of plug-and-play connectivity and communications products giving businesses the most integrated and cost-effective solutions for harnessing the power of the Internet. i-Planet distributes its products throughout the world via master and regional distributors, ISPs and OEMs. Key partners include Netcom Online Communications, Sony Systems Design Corporation, Sumitomo Electric, and Insung TSS. For more information on i-Planet, its services and its products, send e-mail to or visit the i-Planet Website at

Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services, with 1996 sales of more than $12 billion. The company operates in 19 countries and distributes more than 36,000 products to over 100,000 resellers in 120 countries.

NOTE: i-Planet Solution, IPS-168, CypherSpace, Faximilator, and MailSuite are trademarks of i-Planet, Inc.

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Source: i-Planet Inc.

CONTACT: Kirsten Frosh of Ingram Micro, 714-566-1000, ext. 2727; or
Irene Yao of i-Planet, Inc., 408-745-1500, ext. 113, or; or
Wendy Moro of Focal Point Communications, 415-340-0242, or

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