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September 18, 2007


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Passkey Leverages JReport to Deliver the Tools Event Planners Need to Operate with Optimal Efficiency

Rockville, Md. - September 18, 2007 – Jinfonet Software, the leader in embedded reporting solutions for Java applications, today announced that Passkey has chosen to deploy JReport to deliver critical data reporting within their existing software products. Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations, offering event planners and providers a powerful Web-based application to optimize group hotel reservations. Going forward Passkey will leverage JReport to further enhance its rapidly growing Web-based group hotel reservation solution.

"To achieve success, our customers demand access to the right information at the right time. Our ability to meet this need on a consistent basis has been critical to the company's success to date," said Scott Rudberg, vice president of engineering for Passkey. "Through this relationship with JReport, we are confident that Passkey will be able to continue delivering superior value on this front, and in turn, respond to our customers' new information requests with unmatched speed."

Passkey cited several reasons for its selection of JReport, including the following:

  • Seamless implementation: JReport's embedded technology is ideal for Passkey's multi-tier Java EE technology stack. It provides a distinct advantage over other reporting solutions by delivering a seamless implementation.
  • High-end user features and advanced reporting capabilities: JReport provides highly-valued user features such as dynamic filtering, multiple report formats, scheduled reports, delivered reports and Excel integration right out of the box, translating into a much faster time-to-market.
  • Ease-of-configuration: JReport's ease of configuration was a major advantage, enabling Passkey to deploy the solution to fit their specific requirements in a short timeframe. JReport provides multiple deployment configurations that allow the solution to adapt with the business and let Passkey focus on adding new reports that provide high value to clients rather than getting stuck in the technical details of deployment and configuration.
  • Flexibility: Passkey required a reporting solution that would allow it to quickly and easily deliver new reports with sophisticated features such as ad-hoc reporting to provide end-user flexibility. Passkey also needed a solution that would scale with the rapid growth of the business. JReport's ability to scale from single server to multi CPU, highly-redundant environments made it a clear standout against similar solutions.

"We are very pleased that Passkey selected JReport from among the many technologies they investigated. It helps validate our objectives in providing a feature-rich solution that is not overly complex, yet provides sophistication that allows organizations to provide powerful solutions to their customers," stated Jinfonet's president, Dr. Bing Yao.

About Passkey
Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations. The Boston-based technology company offers event planners and providers a powerful web-based application to optimize group hotel reservations. The heart of the Passkey system is an innovative online booking engine that lets group attendees make and manage their hotel reservations online in the contracted group block, while allowing event planners and hotels to access real-time reports and event information. Offered as an onDemand solution, Passkey delivers benchmark speed, security and scalability.

The Passkey-enabled global network consists of over 85% of major U.S. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), as well as thousands of hotels, trade associations, corporate meeting planners, and meeting management companies. Passkey investors include: Lazard Technology Partners, and DRV Investments, LLC.

About Jinfonet Software
Rockville, Maryland based Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of operational business intelligence and embedded reporting for enterprise applications. JReport, the company's flagship product, is a 100% Java-based solution that includes a report development environment and embeds seamlessly into any Java application, leverages Java EE standards, and delivers actionable reports via the web. Key features include a rich set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for integrating operational business intelligence directly into an application, the ability to access any enterprise data source, built-in security with single sign-on capabilities, and full scalability through multiple CPUs or clustered servers to meet customer growth demands. JReport's intuitive design and deployment tools make report creation, review, on-the-fly modification and distribution fast and easy. JReport is in its 8th release cycle and is employed by millions of end-users at more than 1,100 companies worldwide. More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available online at www.jinfonet.com.

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