XML Global Signs Reseller Agreement with Datalex

25th Apr 2002

XML Global Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: XMLG), a leading provider of XML Middleware has signed a reseller agreement with Datalex Communications USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Datalex plc.
Datalex, a leading provider of e-Business solutions for the global travel industry, provides Information Technology (IT) solutions to the airline and travel industry and produces a range of applications and data communications solutions used in more than 25,000 locations globally.

Under the terms of the agreement, Datalex
will resell XML Global`s products in combination with its BookIt! MATRIXTM product, a standards-based platform for communicating reservation, product and operational information for travel supply and distribution enterprises including airlines, hotels, car rental agencies and rail and ferry operators. The GoXML Transform Engine will be used to enable the conversion of legacy format messages, such as EDI, into XML formats, and the GoXML Message Service will be used to allow BookIt! MATRIX customers to exchange XML messages with trading partners using the Open Travel Alliance (OTA) specifications. BookIt! MATRIX provides a common set of travel services across a wide range of systems, enabling connectivity between host sources and e-Business applications. As a part of the agreement Datalex also reserves the right to resell GoXML?EDB and GoXML?ERegistry.

Datalex and XML Global, as active members of the Open Travel Alliance, are committed, along with all OTA members, to implementing the recently passed OTA XML specifications into their e-Business architectures. The recently published OTA XML specification, 2001C, is a multi-functional XML specification that supports multiple types of essential travel related transactions. The OTA specification will allow travel industry companies to build direct connects and a single interface for travel quotes, bookings, modifications and cancellations and to then scale that interface to as many partners as necessary.

Without the OTA
specification, travel companies would be required to write interfaces for each and every transaction - a short sighted and very costly approach to growing business in today`s global economy. By incorporating XML Global`s patented XML technology into their technology solutions, Datalex is demonstrating its commitment to the OTA`s vision of using leading edge technology to better meet the demands and expectations of travelers and the travel industry. The OTA`s membership includes more than 150 companies representing all sectors of the travel industry, including air, car, cruise, rail, hotel, travel agencies, tour operators and associations and technology providers.


“By offering GoXML `Transform and GoXML` Message Service with BookIt! MATRIX, our premier e-Business platform for the travel industry, we will now be able to offer our customers a comprehensive e-Business solution incorporating the best of breed legacy-to-XML transformation technology supported by ebXML messaging functionality,” said James Peters
, President and Chief Technology Officer of Datalex. “Datalex has chosen to partner with XML Global as we believe our complementary technologies will allow us to offer our travel industry clients a broad and robust set of XML integration tools for messaging and data transformation to create a compelling e-Business integration platform built for the travel enterprise.”

“With Datalex, we have found the right reseller partner with a global presence, in-depth travel industry knowledge and a long and satisfied blue chip customer base,” said Peter Shandro, CEO of XML Global Technologies. “Our partnership with Datalex is evidence of the relevance of this innovative and powerful XML based technology within the travel industry. Datalex, as an established market leader, has proven e-Business solutions, backed up by a knowledgeable and strong sales team and we look forward to a long and mutually profitable relationship.”

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