SAN FRANCISCO at the Web 2.0 Conference, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On the opening day of the high profile Web 2.0 Conference, San Mateo, Calif.-based Laszlo Systems, added to the success of its OpenLaszlo development platform - originally announced at last year's conference - by previewing a new Digital Life suite of licensed applications. Built on OpenLaszlo, they are designed to set a new standard for rich on-line experiences in personal communications, content, and community. OpenLaszlo, now in its third release, is an open source platform for developing Web applications that are as feature-rich and robust as traditional client-based programs yet do not require the installation of any new software. Worldwide adoption of the platform spans virtually all market sectors -- including enterprise, government, education and business-to-consumer. OpenLaszlo has also been the basis of several strategic partnerships for the Company, including one with IBM involving the development of an integrated development environment (IDE) for Laszlo, which has been jointly contributed to the Eclipse Foundation. Further building on its successful open source business model, the Company today announced that it would license its own set of applications developed using OpenLaszlo technology. Laszlo Systems' Digital Life Application suite enhances on-line personal communications, content and communities, including email, voicemail, and sharing of photos, home videos and calendars. This suite will be licensed to service providers for integration into their subscriber services. The first module in this suite, Laszlo Mail, already available to millions of subscribers through a major ISP, has gained praise from BusinessWeek, PC Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Remarked Kent Libbey, who recently joined Laszlo Systems as Chief Marketing Officer, "This high-polish, feature-rich suite of applications will set a new standard for on-line experiences and -- through the portable architecture of OpenLaszlo -- will allow service providers to extend these experiences to other consumer devices, including mobile phones." Added Steve Ciesinski, Chairman and CEO of Laszlo Systems, "The two parts of our business -- the OpenLaszlo platform and our Digital Life applications -- are mutually reinforcing. Our Digital Life application suite clearly demonstrates the depth and breadth of OpenLaszlo as a rich on-line development platform. Meanwhile the open, free nature of the platform means that companies licensing our application suite can customize and augment these applications without being locked into proprietary technologies." Laszlo Systems is proud to be a repeat sponsor of the second annual Web 2.0 Conference, which is being held from October 5 - 7 at The Argent Hotel in San Francisco. Demonstrations of the commercial release of Laszlo Mail and previews of the other Digital Life suite modules will be available at the conference. To book a briefing with Laszlo Systems at Web 2.0, please contact The Devon Group. About Laszlo Systems Laszlo Systems is the original developer of OpenLaszlo, an open source platform for building applications delivered through the Web and private networks that are as rich and robust as traditional, client-installed applications. OpenLaszlo technology has been widely adopted by application and service providers in the consumer, enterprise, education and government markets. Laszlo Systems provides updates, training and support for OpenLaszlo and offers rich-experience web-based digital life applications such as Laszlo Mail, built on OpenLaszlo. For more information about Laszlo Systems, visit http://www.laszlosystems.com. Note to editors: Laszlo is a registered trademark of Laszlo Systems, Inc. All other products and brands mentioned are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.
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