GraphOn Corp. and Prologue Software to Merge; Combination Creates Global Force in Thin Client Multi-User OS Computing

Sep 15, 1997, 01:00 ET from GraphOn Corporation

    CAMPBELL, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation, a
 Campbell, Calif.-based provider of thin client X server software announced
 today they have signed a letter of intent to merge with Paris, France-based
 Prologue Software, specialists in multi-user application server technology.
 The merger will allow GraphOn and Prologue to combine their respective thin
 client, adaptive protocol, low bandwidth and multi-user technologies and
 worldwide distribution strengths.  As a result of this agreement, GraphOn will
 become a wholly owned, autonomous subsidiary of Prologue and will continue to
 be headed by Walt Keller, President of GraphOn.  Keller will also join the
 Prologue board of directors.  Terms of the exchange were not disclosed.
     "We are excited about bringing together GraphOn's extensive thin client
 and UNIX technology with Prologue's multi-user NT expertise," said Keller.  He
 was quick to point out the strategic importance of the merger.  "Prologue is
 the only company, along with Citrix, authorized by Microsoft to pioneer multi-
 user NT solutions," explained Keller, referring to Prologue's 1993 deal with
 Microsoft to create a multi-user Windows application server, WINTIMES.
 "Microsoft highly values Prologue's expertise.  They licensed the WINTIMES
 multi-user technology and are currently working with Prologue engineers in
 Redmond to develop Hydra, the next version of Microsoft Windows NT with multi-
 user capability."
     Georges Seban, President of Prologue, said, "the synergy of GraphOn and
 Prologue capitalizes on both companies' strengths to create the next
 generation of mission critical multi-user solutions.  In addition, the
 relationship with GraphOn will benefit the 600,000 Prologue users who are
 eager to take advantage of GraphOn's advanced technology to migrate their
 legacy applications to the new thin client paradigm."
     GraphOn is a powerful thin client and adaptive protocol technology
 provider with strong relations in the UNIX market.  GraphOn's relationship
 with Sun Microsystems is the first of a number of licensing agreements to be
 announced in the near future.  Sun Microsystems integrates GraphOn's GO-
 Joe(TM) thin client Java X server with every JavaStation and Solaris operating
 system.  GO-Joe provides UNIX/X application access from all Java-enabled
 desktops, such as Sun Microsystems' JavaStation or Java-enabled browsers such
 as Microsoft Explorer and Netscape Navigator.  GraphOn's other products
 include GO-Global, the first thin client PC X server, which provides MS
 Windows users with a high performance UNIX/X solution, over LANs, as well as
 over low-bandwidth connections, such as remote dial-ups.
     Prologue Software
     Prologue Software's 20-year legacy as an innovator in multi-user operating
 systems and portable development environments has enabled it to maintain a
 leadership position in the connectivity arena.  As early as 1980, Prologue
 broke through the limits of single-station data processing with an essential
 concept:  running several applications simultaneously on the same
 microcomputer and sharing information between multiple users.  The company
 will continue to pursue important alliances with recognized technology
 partners whose skills complement those of Prologue Software to continue to
 build its presence in the multi-user and Internet markets.
     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 purely 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(R) system vendors, network computer and terminal vendors,
 system integrators, and software companies.  GraphOn's customers are primarily
 Fortune 1000 corporations.  GraphOn currently distributes its products through
 value added resellers worldwide.  The agreement with Prologue will expand the
 company's offering of products and services.
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     Editors, please note the following attribution language:
     GraphOn, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries.
     Prologue and WINTIMES are trademarks or registered trademarks of Prologue
 Software in France and other countries.
     UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries,
 licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd.
     Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
 Corporation in the USA and other countries.
     Java and Sun
     Sun and Java is a trademarks or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     Citrix, WinFrame, and ICA are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Citrix Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.

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