Casio Goes GlobeTrotting

Option has signed a supply agreement with Casio for the GlobeTrotter Combo wireless data card

March 9, 2006

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LEUVEN, Belgium -- Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technologycompany, today announced that it has signed a supply agreement with Casio for the GlobeTrotter COMBOwireless data card. The data card will be integrated into Casio’s mobile data terminals type IT-3000. Option willfurthermore partner with Casio to technically accommodate the data card within the terminal. The IT-3000terminal shall be deployed within Deutsche Bahn to optimize the mobile ticket sales in the trains as well as theticket control in the long distance and suburban traffic and renew the previous equipment generation.The Casio IT-3000 data terminal weighs scarcely 800 gram, is equipped with 128 MB RAM, a mass storage ofat present 2 GB and a transflective TFT colour display (240x320 pixels). Additionally it has a keyboard fornumeric entries. The battery lasts an operating time of eight to nine shifts without problems and is rechargedwithin only three hours. The terminal also has a PCMCIA slot which will, for the Deutsche Bahn project, beequipped with Option’s GlobeTrotter COMBO data card.

Casio Computer Co., Ltd., is one of the leading consumer electronics companies in the world. Since itsestablishment in 1957, Casio has been active in the development of electronic calculators, timepieces, musicalinstruments, LCD TVs, pagers and other communications devices. Casio's corporate activities are guided by themotto: "Creativity and Contribution."Option’s GlobeTrotter COMBO data card, introduced late 2003, was the world’s first Combo data card. The cardprovides Tri-band GPRS and WLAN/Wi-Fi 802.11b connectivity while on the move.

Option NV (Euronext: OPTI; Nasdaq Europe: OPIN)

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