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Jennifer McClure
Albrycht McClure & Partners
(510) 796-1475

Network Computing Devices, Inc. Introduces NCD ThinPATH PC

New Software Manages PCs as Thin Clients, Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of the Desktop

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - March 27, 2002 - Network Computing Devices, Inc. (OTC: NCDI.OB), a leading provider of thin client information access and management products, today announced NCD ThinPATH PC(TM), the newest software product in NCD's Thinfrastructure(TM) portfolio. This innovative software is designed to manage PCs as thin clients, thereby reducing the total cost of owning and maintaining PC-desktops.

"As companies strive to reduce the total cost of ownership of their PCs by deploying server-based computing environments, it has become apparent that the lowest TCO device is the Windows-based terminal (WBT). The introduction of NCD ThinPATH PC offers a unique opportunity to transition a company from PCs to WBTs using a simple, low-cost piece of software with their existing hardware," explained Paul Robinson, business development director, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

The server-based computing model has seen unprecedented growth over the last six years, with many companies deploying Microsoft Terminal Services and Citrix Metaframe within their network environments. However, most companies deploying server-based computing do so using their existing PCs even though a Windows-based terminal offers the same functionality at less cost. In introducing its ThinPATH PC software, NCD sees its market as those customers deploying server-based computing products who are not yet in a position to introduce Windows-based terminals, but who would like to achieve similar benefits from their existing installed base of PCs.

"Companies have found that the true cost of a PC-based environment is driven by the complexity that is incurred over time with the addition of new applications, device drivers, and operating system patches. ThinPATH PC strips away this complexity from the desktop and allows the PC to become a dedicated access device for server-based computing environments, thereby reducing cost and providing the end user with a simple interface into their applications," stated Robinson.

NCD ThinPATH PC is the first software to focus solely on managing the PC as a thin client. NCD has a long legacy and well-respected reputation for managing thin clients, and is introducing NCD ThinPATH PC software at this time for the 85% of server-based computing users still using PCs as thin clients - providing them with a much needed transitional step from the PC to the WBT.

Pricing and Availability:

NCD ThinPATH PC will be priced at $119. per desktop license. NCD also offers a new Subscription Plus program that allows customers to automatically receive software updates and technical support for an annual fee. NCD has launched a beta of NCD ThinPATH PC to existing customers, and the software will be available to the public in April through NCD Resellers.

About NCD

Founded in 1988, Network Computing Devices, Inc., supplies information access and management products that extend server-based computing to give customers a competitive edge and a better bottom line. Over one million NCD thin clients are installed with over 3 billion hours of operation. The company can be reached on the Internet at:


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 contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include statements regarding the consummation of the acquisition of the NCD thin client product line, the partnership of Neoware and NCD, continued development, support and enhancement of the ThinSTAR products, the ability of ThinSTAR customers to continue to receive upgrades, revenue and profit growth, the seamless transition for ThinSTAR customers, increased market share, increased distribution channels, broader product offerings, improved products and services, the addition of knowledgeable employees, acceleration and enhancement of Neoware's growth strategy, increased focus on Neoware's competitive advantages, the reduction in product costs, Neoware's development of key relationships and continued investment in sales and marketing. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements also include statements regarding NCD's receipt of the contingent portion of the sale consideration, Neoware's purchase of NCD's European operations and future partnership between NCD and Neoware. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in any such forward-looking statement include Neoware's ability to successfully integrate the NCD thin client business and to lower its costs, Neoware's timely development and customers' acceptance of Neoware's appliance computing products, including the former NCD thin client products, pricing pressures, rapid technological changes in the industry, growth of the appliance computing market, increased competition, Neoware's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, including the former NCD employees, Neoware's ability to identify and consummate future acquisitions, adverse changes in general economic conditions in the U.S. and internationally, and risks associated with foreign operations and political and economic uncertainties associated with current world events. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Neoware's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2001