GraphOn Announces GO-Between Poised to Ship: Thin Client/Server Brings UNIX Applications to Microsoft Windows Terminal Server
GO-Between to Ship Concurrent With Microsoft's Multi-User Windows NT
CAMPBELL, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation today announced that their latest thin client solution, GO-Between(TM), is scheduled to ship as soon as Microsoft's multi-user Windows NT Terminal Server (formerly code named Hydra) ships. GO-Between is the third offering in GraphOn's(TM) family of thin client solutions that provide fast access to UNIX/X applications. GO-Between makes it easier for enterprises to adopt Windows NT Terminal Server (WTS) and take advantage of multi-user NT features, while continuing to allow any user access to UNIX/X applications. Corporations can now better manage their transition strategies to the new world of WTS without requiring abandonment of existing business critical UNIX applications, and don't need to install any additional software on the desktop. GraphOn's thin client X solutions lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of network installations by allowing efficient access to UNIX applications by diverse operating systems. GraphOn thin client solutions also promote easy remote access to UNIX applications by utilizing GraphOn's highly efficient RapidX(TM) protocol and thin client architecture to a variety of desktops and PDAs including Windows, Java and Java-enabled web browsers. Universal Server Allows Heterogeneous Computing Environment GO-Between installs a universal X server on the UNIX host and a sub-300K thin client on the Hydra server. PCs and Windows Based Terminals users can access their UNIX/X applications through the Multi user NT server as though they were resident on their desktops. With GO-Between, no code needs to be installed in the desktop computers, while the UNIX application operates in its optimum native mode on the UNIX host. Processing and communications load on the Hydra server is minimized due to the very thin GO-Between client, and GraphOn's highly efficient, adaptive RapidX(TM) protocol. GO-Between is also fully compatible with Citrix's WinFrame and pICAsso products. According to GraphOn President, Walt Keller, the benefits of using GO-Between to deliver UNIX applications are significant. "A corporation can plan and stage their implementation of Windows NT Terminal Server (Hydra) without having to instantly rewrite their existing UNIX applications and retrain the whole user community." Mr. Keller indicated further benefits, adding, "MIS managers are reluctant to rewrite their legacy UNIX applications, one of the reasons UNIX has such a strong hold in the computer industry. As an operating system, it is reliable, robust, with a wealth of applications continuing to depend on UNIX. GO-Between allows MIS managers to integrate Microsoft's latest technology with the existing base of UNIX applications smoothly, without taking the enormous risk of changing everything at once. Microsoft's Bill Gates was recently quoted as saying at the Digital-Microsoft alliance announcement (in early February): "At the server level, there is definitely a need to interoperate between Unix and NT." GraphOn's GO-Between fulfills that need perfectly. GraphOn Corporation GraphOn, founded in 1982, develops powerful software to speed and simplify network computing and enable efficient thin client applications. GraphOn designed and manufactured the first thin X terminal and has since evolved into a software company. Its products include GO-Global, the world's first thin client X server for PCs running Microsoft Windows, and GO-Joe, the world's first thin client Java X server. GraphOn has strategic relationships with major UNIX system vendors, network computer and terminal vendors, system integrators, and software companies. GraphOn's customers are primarily Fortune 1000 corporations. GraphOn is headquartered in Campbell, California. Find more data on GraphOn at http://www.graphon.com. NOTE: GraphOn, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd. Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft Explorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries. Sun and Java are trademarks or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.
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