NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation today announced the availability of GO-Joe(TM), the revolutionary thin client X server for all Java desktops. GO-Joe provides UNIX/X(R) application access from all Java- enabled desktops, such as Sun Microsystems JavaStation, or Java-enabled browsers such as Microsoft Explorer and Netscape Navigator. GraphOn plans to start shipping GO-Joe by the end of September 1997. By utilizing GraphOn's highly efficient RapidX(TM) protocol and thin client architecture, the company has implemented a pure Java client that is so small it can easily be incorporated into web pages and downloaded on demand. GraphOn's successful GO-Global, the first thin client PC X server, employs the same adaptive protocol and follows the same thin client model. GO-Joe has been extensively beta-tested on thousands of Java desktops worldwide for several months. A number of large corporations are planning to use it as an important component in their transition to Java-based computing. In addition, Sun Microsystems has licensed GO-Joe and will be bundling it with every JavaStation. "Most enterprises have large investments in their existing UNIX and X applications, yet they would like to start implementing Java-based computing. GO-Joe is the only solution that gives Java users quick, easy access to UNIX and X applications," said Walt Keller, GraphOn President and CEO. "This allows for smooth, controlled planning and implementation of new Java-based applications, while allowing for continued use of tried and tested UNIX and X applications." No Porting Necessary Because it evolved from GraphOn's GO-Global, which allows Microsoft Windows users to run UNIX/X applications without a resource-intensive X server on the desktop, GO-Joe is able to provide the same rapid and easy access to UNIX/X applications for Java users, without porting or software modifications. Industry analyst Ron Cooke of the Network Client Business Group (Menlo Park, California), author of a recently published study on thin client computing, gave his appraisal of the GO-Joe announcement: "Java is a breakthrough technology for the computing community. However, Java may not be appropriate for some programs, and enterprises may wish to maintain a balance between their UNIX and Java applications. The implementation of Java-based computing may be postponed by the need of users to continue accessing their existing applications. GraphOn's GO-Joe solves this crucial dilemma." 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. GraphOn GraphOn, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries. UNIX UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd. Microsoft Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft Explorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries. Java and Sun Sun and Java are trademarks or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Citrix Citrix, WinFrame, and ICA are trademarks or registered trademarks or Citrix Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.
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