GraphOn Announces Licensing Agreement With IBM
IBM Licenses GO-Joe, the World's First Thin Client X Server for Java, Joins
Sun in GraphOn Alliance
CAMPBELL, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation announced today it has entered into a development and licensing agreement with IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM). Under the multi-year agreement, IBM is licensing GraphOn's GO-Joe(TM) thin client X server for Java(TM), which will enable IBM's AIX-based RS/6000 systems to deliver X window applications to a variety of Java-enabled devices, including IBM's Network Stations and Personal Computers. As part of the agreement, IBM plans to include GO-Joe with AIX for Java-enabled clients, which includes the IBM Network Station. GraphOn has also licensed its GO-Joe technology to Sun Microsystems. The IBM and Sun agreements with GraphOn, allow IBM and Sun to provide full interoperability between their JavaOS based network computers and other Java-enabled clients and each other's UNIX servers. Java-enabled clients, including IBM's Network Station and Sun's JavaStation will be able to access Sun's Solaris(TM) servers and IBM's AIX-based RS/6000 servers. More than 650,000 IBM RS/6000 systems are in use by over 100,000 commercial and technical customers around the world. The RS/6000 is IBM's family of computers that feature the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC)-based PowerPC chip and AIX, IBM's UNIX-based operating system. IBM's Network Stations is the industry's leading network computer, used by more than 3,000 customers worldwide. The Network Stations have been acclaimed by analysts and customers for reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) on the desktop while improving worker productivity and manageability of data. Walt Keller, president of GraphOn added, "We are very proud that IBM has chosen to partner with GraphOn. This is a move which, no doubt, sets the standard for accessing UNIX applications from Java-based desktops." Evaluation copies of GO-Joe are available via FTP from GraphOn's web site at http://www.graphon.com, or by calling 408-370-4080. List price for GO-Joe begins at $295.00 per seat. For educational and reseller prices contact GraphOn Sales at 800-GRAPHON or email firstname.lastname@example.org. GraphOn Corporation GraphOn 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. GraphOn's products include GO-Global, the world's first thin client X server for PCs running Microsoft Windows, GO-Joe, the world's first thin client Java X server, and GO-Between, the world's first thin client X server for Microsoft Windows Terminal Server and Citrix WinFrame. 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. Various trademarks including the IBM Network Station, AIX and RS/6000 are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM 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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