Heartsoft, the company behind the Internet Safari Web browser for kids, has entered into an agreement with
MegaSystems, a manufacturer and distributor of educational and reference software, to provide national retail distribution of the browser.
Under the terms of the agreement, Heartsoft has designated MegaSystems as a national sales agent, on a non-exclusive basis, to distribute Internet Safari to retail locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Currently, MegaSystems distributes products to retail stores nationwide including Best Buy, CompUSA, Media Play, Costco, Frys, Office Depot, BJ’s Wholesale Club and others. The potential market size for retail distribution of Internet Safari well exceeds 5,000 stores, according to Nita Seng, Heartsoft’s vice president of sales and marketing.
Designed around a jungle safari theme, Internet Safari creates a portal to the Internet for young children with cartoon animals, jungle sounds and more. Internet Safari offers parents and educators peace of mind while children surf the Internet, said Benjamin Shell, chairman and CEO for Heartsoft.
Under development for nearly two years, Internet Safari is designed to augment the cognitive thinking abilities of young children by encouraging exploration of the Internet. It integrates multi-level security protocols with patent-pending graphic image analysis and detection technology. Internet Safari empowers children with the ability to experience the wonders of the World Wide Web while being cuddled in virtual safety, according to Shell.
A 30-day demo version of Internet Safari is available at the Heartsoft Web site.