Ivrnet Announces Engagement by First Contact



    
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    CALGARY, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Ivrnet Inc. (TSX Venture: IVI) is pleased to
announce that it has been engaged by First Contact, a specialist in outbound
calling programs and contact management services for political candidates, to
develop software and provide hosting.
    Over the next year, the contract value is for a base $160,000 plus
variable hosting fees. This will allow Ivrnet's new customer to enhance its
voter communications portal, automated call center technology, and voter
contact systems. It will also afford greater downstream opportunities for them
and Ivrnet to deploy such technology into the broader commercial arena, for
use by corporations, governing bodies and communities. Typical applications
include those interested in accessing to new tools in order to better
communicate with, survey and obtain feedback, from their constituents and
customers.
    David Snell, Ivrnet's President and CEO stated, "We are very pleased to
be helping First Contact move their already successful business into
commercial markets. Current economic conditions demand more efficient business
processes for both profit and nonprofit organizations, which Ivrnet and First
Contact are well positioned to provide."
    The project will include a two to four month development phase to deploy
new technologies, and a longer term operational agreement to host and operate
web and telephone integrated contact tools for the commercial market.
    "We see Ivrnet as a long term partner in the development of our client
Web portal, integration of customized third-party applications and secure host
to our portal and large databases of client information", said Mike O'Neill,
President of First Contact. "We are increasingly positioned as a creator of
proprietary technologies and Ivrnet's extensive experience in software
development relating to voice and telephony applications makes them an ideal
provider."

    About Ivrnet Inc. - Ivrnet is a communications company that develops and
operates intelligent software applications, delivered through traditional
phone networks and over the Internet. These applications facilitate automated
interaction; personalized communication between people; mass communication for
disseminating information to thousands of people concurrently; and
personalized communication between people and automated systems. Ivrnet's
applications are accessible through nearly any form of communication
technology, at anytime from anywhere in North America via voice, phone, fax,
email, texting and the Internet.

    About First Contact (Ontario 1999) Inc. - First Contact
www.callfirstcontact.com is a leading provider of voter contact management
services to Canadian political candidates with more than 550 candidates
elected since 1997.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This information
release may contain certain forward-looking information. Actual future results
may differ materially from those contemplated. The risks, uncertainties and
other factors that could influence the actual results are described in
documents filed with regulatory authorities.

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For further information:

For further information: visit our website at www.ivrnet.com, or
contact: David L. Snell, Ivrnet Inc., President and CEO, (403) 538-4540,
eMail: d.snell@ivrnet.com; Mike O'Neill, First Contact, President, (647)
519-1264, eMail: mike@callfirstcontact.com

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