Dell Selects Viewpoint Technology to Demonstrate Products Online

Kurt Peters

New York, NY – May 7, 2001 – Viewpoint Corporation (Nasdaq: VWPT), a leader in digital marketing technologies and services for the Web, today announced that Dell has chosen Viewpoint’s unique rich media format to demonstrate their products in interactive 3D.

To see the first of Dell’s products in action visit: http://www.dell.com/biz/3Dserver.

“We’re very pleased that Dell, a recognized leader and pioneer in the Web direct business, would adopt Viewpoint to enhance their business,” said Bob Rice, President and CEO of Viewpoint Corporation. “We couldn’t ask for a better showcase for using rich media to effectively merchandise products and drive sales.”

In the coming months, Dell will launch additional Viewpoint-powered rich media mini-sites featuring four Dell™ server lines and their PowerVault™ storage product line. With Viewpoint rich media, Dell’s users will be able to closely examine the internal workings of the servers and storage units, including exploration of the motherboard, location of fan placement, and visualization of airflow helping customers to better understand the complex features of each product line.

“We want to make it easy for customers to do business with us,” said Scott Helbing, Dell vice president of global branding. “With this program, visitors to Dell.com can see and learn virtually everything they could handling the product in person. With an experience that robust, we believe that we’ve added significantly to our customer’s overall experience on Dell.com.”

About Dell

Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL) is the world`s No. 1 computer systems company, based on global market-share estimates, and is a premier provider of products and services required for customers to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. The company’s revenue for the past four quarters totaled $32 billion. Dell ranks No. 48 on the Fortune 500, No. 154 on the Fortune Global 500 and No. 10 on the Fortune "most admired" lists of companies. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at www.dell.com.

About Viewpoint

Viewpoint is a leading provider of digital marketing technologies and services for marketing and selling on the Web. Viewpoint focuses on licensing its proprietary technologies for e-commerce initiatives and provides a full range of professional services for implementing enhanced digital rich media marketing solutions that integrate online advertising, promotions and e-mail strategies. The Company is headquartered in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, London and Tokyo. Visit the Viewpoint Web site at http://www.viewpoint.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and similar expressions that reflect Viewpoint’s current expectations about its future performance, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Viewpoint`s actual performance to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. For information about these and other risks, uncertainties and factors, please review the disclosure contained in the Company`s filings and reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Viewpoint is a registered trademark of Viewpoint Corporation and Viewpoint Experience Technology is a trademark of Viewpoint Corporation. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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