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(January 2001) - Severn Trent Systems to OEM Broadbeam Corporation's ExpressQ As Part of Its WorksuiteTM Mobile Solution for Utilities.  The partnership finds early success with utility companies.

Princeton, NJ, Jan. 3, 2001, -Broadbeam Corporation, a leading wireless infrastructure provider, and Severn Trent Systems (STS) today announced that the two companies have signed a partnering agreement.

The agreement enables STS to resell Broadbeam's ExpressQ wireless application server as part of its Worksuite mobile solutions to its utility industry customers worldwide. This partnership strengthens Broadbeam's global position in the utility market.

Severn Trent Systems is a software products and services organization dedicated to providing enterprise to desktop solutions to the electric, gas, water, communications and petroleum industries worldwide.  The Work Management Systems Business Unit of STS provides Worksuite, a complete suite of integrated work force management products that connect the office and field users of utility companies.  Its range of products includes FieldITTM, a web-based product family that enables field-based employees to make real-time use of data found within office-based applications.

ExpressQ, part of Broadbeam's Wireless Platform, is a wireless application server that extends enterprise applications to mobile workers providing push and guaranteed message delivery, message queuing, security and more, in a fully scalable platform that integrates easily into enterprise systems.

The agreement builds upon the successes of several customers, among the largest of their type that are deploying Worksuite mobile solutions from Severn Trent, including NTL and Severn Trent Water in the United Kingdom, and PREPA, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

According to Jiren Parikh, Broadbeam's vice president, international operations, "STS is a strong partner for Broadbeam offering robust enterprise solutions to utility companies worldwide.  Broadbeam's Wireless Platform provides the solid foundation for STS to mobile enable its large global customer base."

"As a global provider of work management solutions to utilities, we need to support numerous wireless networks and devices worldwide," said Jeff Brown, vice president for Work Management Systems at STS. "We have chosen to partner with Broadbeam because no other wireless platform provider offers the breadth of network support and the proven technology that Broadbeam offers."

About Severn Trent Systems Severn Trent Systems (STS) is a software products and services organization dedicated to helping utility clients achieve higher levels of operational efficiency and customer service through the use of customer information,

work management, engineering analysis and marketing information solutions. STS solutions are used by the electric, natural gas, water and petroleum industries worldwide. STS provides customer relationship management, work and asset management, field systems software and a full range of related professional services.  Through Stoner Associates, STS also provides off-line network modeling and on-line, real-time pipeline simulation software and a full range of related professional and consulting services. Severn Trent Systems, with offices in Birmingham (UK), Carlisle (PA), Gieres (FR),

Houston (TX), Phoenix (AZ), Charlotte (NC), Sydney (AU), Melbourne (AU) and Swindon (UK), is part of Severn Trent Plc.

About Broadbeam Corporation (www.Broadbeam.com) Broadbeam Corporation is a global wireless solutions provider that offers comprehensive wireless managed services, the industry-leading wireless platform and professional services that enable companies to develop, deploy and manage mobile data solutions. Broadbeam has established a worldwide customer base in over 500 companies. Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, the

company has offices in Richardson, TX; Chicago; Boston; Tampa, FL; and Southern California as well as in the United Kingdom. In addition, it distributes its products worldwide through partners in Japan, Scandinavia and throughout Europe. Broadbeam Corporation can be contacted at 609-734-0300 or by fax at 609-734-0346.

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Tamara Gruber
Broadbeam Corporation
609-734-0300 ext. 252
George Cohen
George Cohen Comm.
Marilyn Kinyo
Severn Trent Systems

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