Altamedius joins forces with BEA as a member of the BEA Star Partner Program

Dublin, July 3rd 2002. Altamedius (www.altamedius.com), the leading provider of next generation payment intermediation technology, today announced that it has joined forces with BEA Systems, Inc., one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, as a member of the BEA Star Partner Program.

Under the agreement, Altamedius will offer the market leading BEA WebLogic® Server as critical infrastructural component of iCon(tm), the company's flagship platform for secure payment intermediation. iCon(tm) is a powerful, carrier-class platform that addresses the needs of 'trusted payment intermediaries', such as banks and mobile network operators, who wish to generate and increase revenue by brokering transactions in a multi-channel, multi-party environment. The platform uniquely bridges the traditional world of macro payments with the rapidly emerging market opportunity for low-value micro payments.

"We are delighted to have this opportunity to participate in the BEA Star Partner Program", said Jack McDonnell, Marketing and Business Development Director, Altamedius. "BEA's superb suite of e-business infrastructure software allows us to further enhance the reliability and scalability of our market leading e-payment software solutions".

As a member of the BEA Star Partner program, Altamedius will receive benefits in marketing, sales, training, education, and technical development. BEA Star members are systems integrators, independent software vendors and application service providers building e-business solutions on the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(tm).

Altamedius customers include Vodafone, Ireland's leading mobile phone operator, HVB Group, Europe's third ranked banking group, and Bank of Ireland.

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