INSOMNIAC Kiosk Available for HI-TECH Customers

HI-TECH Smart Systems Newest Addition to OpenTech Alliance Partner Program

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – March 23, 2006 – OpenTech Alliance, Inc. announced today that INSOMNIAC™, the self-storage kiosk, is available for facilities running HI-TECH’s RentPlus™ software. The company also announced that HI-TECH Smart Systems, Inc. is the latest addition to its Alliance Partner Program. The powerful combination of INSOMNIAC and RentPlus means HI-TECH customers will now be able to take rentals and payments 24 hours a day regardless of whether a manager is present.

“Many of our customers have been asking about INSOMNIAC working with RentPlus,” said Michael Richards, President of HI-TECH. “Today, we’re delighted to announce the support for the interface between these two great products. We know our customers will be pleased.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome HI-TECH into the Alliance Partner Program,” said Robert Chiti, OpenTech’s CEO. “HI-TECH has been a longtime provider of quality software to the industry and RentPlus is one of the leading management software programs. The combination of our two products is a powerful way to promote and take rentals 24 hours a day without a manager needing to be onsite.”

Developers from OpenTech and HI-TECH are working together to ensure RentPlus 1.8 and RentPlus 2.0 work seamlessly with the INSOMNIAC kiosk. OpenTech is now taking orders for INSOMNIAC kiosks with the RentPlus interface available shortly.

HI-TECH’s RentPlus is an advanced, self-storage software program for Windows. Highlights include onscreen interactive maps of a facility and its rentals, multiple collection and discount plans, automatic charges and printing of notices, inventory management, customizable letters, e-mail letters and reports and more. Besides interfacing with the INSOMNIAC kiosk, RentPlus interfaces with popular security systems.

OpenTech Alliance, Inc. is the leading developer of self-storage kiosks. OpenTech’s INSOMNIAC kiosks enable customers to rent units, make payments, purchase locks, and update their accounts 24 hours a day on their own without a manager’s assistance. For more information about OpenTech, please visit www.opentechalliance.com or call (602) 749-9370.

HI-TECH has been providing self-storage companies with powerful management and accounting software for over 20 years. Besides software, HI-TECH provides technical support services, Internet web site services, computer and business form sales, newsletters, education seminars, credit card processing, and computer hardware equipment. For more information about HI-TECH, please call (800) 551-8324 or visit www.hitechsoftware.com.

Press Contact:
Curtis Sojka
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
(602) 749-9370 x118
news@opentechalliance.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. Patent # 5,946,660.

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