CustomTracks Announces ZixMail(TM) Agreement With Windmere
Exclusive Licensee of Black & Decker Household Appliances to 'Zix' Confidential Engineering Drawings Internationally Using ZixMail
DALLAS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CustomTracks Corporation (Nasdaq: CUST)
announced today that it has entered into a ZixMail(TM) early-adopter agreement
with Windmere-Durable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WND), a New York Stock Exchange
diversified manufacturer and exclusive licensee of Black & Decker household
appliances and other personal care products and seasonal appliances based in
Miami Lakes, Florida.
ZixMail(TM) will provide the company of 18,000
employees with the ability to transmit confidential engineering drawings and
other sensitive corporate documents to its international manufacturing
operations in China and Latin America using ``hard'' encryption and ensuring
ZixMail is based on the ZixIt(TM) Digital Signature and
encryption technology from CustomTracks Corporation.
Douglas H. Kramp, executive vice president, strategic business
development, for CustomTracks and president, ZixMail.com, Inc., commented,
"Windmere will be among the first to use ZixMail's 1024-bit encryption for
ZixMail's speed of installation, ability to
work with any email system throughout the world, and real-time digital
signature architecture were key differentiators for Windmere."
Robert Merrick, senior vice president, supply chain and material
information systems for Windmere, said, "With ZixMail, we can exchange
important engineering drawings with our international plants virtually
instantaneously and with complete security.
We decided to adopt ZixMail to
give us a competitive edge over other international manufacturers and to help
us reduce our overnight delivery costs.
We believe it can make a significant
difference in our business.
ZixMail is a revolutionary technology for any
company that has secure email needs."
Windmere-Durable Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries and investments,
is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of personal
care products, kitchen electric appliances, and seasonal products for major
retailers and appliance distributors primarily in North America and Latin
Its Household Products, Inc. subsidiary, acquired from Black &
Decker in June 1998, designs small kitchen and garment care appliances under
Black & Decker licenses and markets these products to retailers and
distributors in North America and Latin America.
The company's manufacturing
operations are located in the People's Republic of China and in Queretaro,
CustomTracks Corporation is the developer and owner of the ZixIt(TM)
Digital Signature and encryption technology.
Products currently under
ZixMail(TM), a secure Internet-messaging system; and
ZixCharge(TM), an Internet transaction authorization system.
plans to change its name to ZixIt Corporation, pending shareholder approval at
the annual meeting, to be held September 14, 1999, in Dallas.
investor information about CustomTracks, visit the company's Web site at
www.customtracks.com or contact investor relations at 972-702-7057.