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Jennifer McClure
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Eric Grayson
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NCD Announces General Availability of ThinPATH Management Portal

Customers with ThinPATH Manager can transfer existing licenses free of charge to enable easy migration.

Portland, OR - September 5, 2002 - Network Computing Devices, Inc., ((NCD) (OTC: NCDI.OB)), a leading producer of thin client solutions, today announced the general availability of ThinPATH Management Portal, the latest dimension of its Thinfrastructure family of offerings, which was announced in July of this year. This innovative system supports PCs, ThinSTAR terminals, and a range of CE.NET products from NCD's alliance partner, Neoware.

Customers will benefit significantly from using a single tool to manage their entire network of thin clients and PCs. Access to the management console and distribution of code via the Internet provides enhanced ease of use and control.

NCD's new ThinPATH Management Portal complements the recently released NCD ThinPATH PC software, to provide a comprehensive solution that manages PCs as thin clients. Now systems administrators can group, control, configure, and personalize PCs to suit their unique environments.

NCD ThinPATH Management Portal supports additional centralized desktop management tasks. The software defines, creates, and manages groups of desktops or individual desktops with unique software installation, connection information and security settings for devices through an intuitive administration interface. Once defined, this information is transferred over the network to the targeted desktops using web services technologies based on XML. Companies can segment their desktops into the appropriate functional groups for their enterprises, and can tailor specific servers to allow or restrict desktop access.

"In order to serve our current customers well, we are providing an automatic migration path to the portal environment. Customers with existing ThinPATH Manager licenses will be able to use those license keys to activate the Portal functionality," explained Frank Bernard, director of NCD North America sales. "This will allow them to easily expand their thin client environment and continue harnessing the power of server-based computing. Companies will discover that this approach meets their IT needs better and more cost-effectively than investing in comprehensive PC management tools that require dedicated developer and support staff, plus additional prerequisite systems that may be difficult to install in a distributed system. This is the first step in a whole new way to manage thin client environments using web services technologies, and NCD is very pleased to be making this important new solution available today."

A single server is capable of automating the management of hundreds of desktops simultaneously across a network. By achieving desktop management with a minimal server load, customers can reduce the number of management servers needed to configure their installed desktops. NCD ThinPATH Management Portal's intuitive web-based management interface simplifies administration and enables remote management over the distributed network.

Pricing and Availability:

The ThinPATH Management Portal can be downloaded via NCD's website ( Access licenses are priced at $59 per managed desktop. To purchase, customers can contact their authorized NCD reseller. Customers with existing NCD ThinPATH Manager licenses can use their license keys to convert to the NCD ThinPATH Management Portal free of charge.

About NCD

Founded in 1988, Network Computing Devices, Inc. (NCD) is a leading provider of innovative products and technology for the thin client and Internet appliance market. Based in the US, NCD, Inc., is a software-based product and technology supplier for the worldwide Internet appliance market. The company's offerings include its flagship Thinfrastructure family of products, comprising software for the management of thin clients, as well the NC900 Business Network Computer X-terminal. NCD Europe is a thin client solutions vendor, offering a full solution set of thin client hardware, management software and customer solutions services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. NCD focuses on the future of server-based computing as it expands to encompass thin clients, PCs, PDAs and other mobile devices, and offers its customers the knowledge; experience, solutions and services necessary to make it all work together seamlessly. NCD can be reached on the Internet at: or by calling (800) 800-9599.


Network Computing Devices and ThinPATH are registered trademarks of Network Computing Devices, Inc. Thinfrastructure is a trademark of Network Computing Devices Inc. Other trademarks are the acknowledged property of their respective holders.

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding NCD's product offerings, market position and customer base, and growth in demand for multi-platform offerings, thin clients, and other products. No assurances can be given that the products announced herein will gain acceptance in the marketplace or as to its effect on NCD's business, results of operations and financial condition. These statements involve risks and uncertainty, and actual results could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes its expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove correct. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is included in filings made by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001 and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2002.