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    Pinnacle Products Capture RAD Awards

    Palm Point of Sale and Oasis Manager Workstation take top Microsoft awards.

    The Pinnacle Corp., a supplier of automation technology to the convenience store and petroleum industry, captured top honors in two categories at the 2001 Microsoft Retail Application Developer (RAD) awards.

    The Arlington, Texas-based technology firm's Palm Point of Sale and Oasis Manager Workstation were each judged the top integrated software solution for the convenience store foodservice category.

    The award recognizes application developers who make the best use of Microsoft technology to
    provide business benefits to customers in the retail industry.

    "We at Pinnacle are extremely proud of this year's RAD Awards," said Bob Johnson, president of Pinnacle. "This is the third consecutive year we've won the award, and I think that speaks highly of our ability and our dedication in developing substantive solutions to real world concerns for our customers."

    According to Margue Hunt-Familton, global industry manager for retail and consumer product goods at Microsoft Corp., judging was extremely close for this year's RAD Award in the Convenience Store category.

    "Based on the value of both Pinnacle products as an integrated solution, the judges wanted to recognize that retailers desire technology choices and prefer them in the form of functional suites. For this reason, both Pinnacle Palm Point of Sale and Pinnacle Oasis Manger Workstation have been selected as winners," Hunt-Familton said.

    Pinnacle is the first company to walk away with top honors three consecutive years. Pinnacle/Fuel Smart Fuel Accounting, a comprehensive retail and wholesale fuel accounting system, took home the top prize in both 1999 and 2000 in the Supply Chain - Execution category. It is also the first time in the six years Microsoft has held the contest that two products in the same category have been determined as award winners.

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