CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation, known for
its thin client X servers that give Java or Windows desktops fast, efficient
access to UNIX/X(R) applications without porting or software modifications,
today announced it is developing a similar solution that will connect
Microsoft's multi-user Windows NT to UNIX operating systems. GraphOn will
offer its connectivity software, code-named "GO-Between" in response to
Microsoft's interest in interoperability and migrating UNIX enterprises to
Hydra (Microsoft's code name for multi-user NT). GO-Between allows
enterprises to preserve their investment in UNIX applications while taking
advantage of the features of multi-user NT.
The GraphOn solution is part of ongoing development efforts to bring
diverse multi-user operating systems together to provide a high performance
homogeneous computing environment. GraphOn's GO-Between software will be
showcased at Prologue Software's booth in the Microsoft Partners Pavillion
(booth Q8 in the Hydra section) during COMDEX/Fall '97. Distribution and
pricing were not announced.
Walt Keller, President of GraphOn, said, "Our goal is to continue to
provide solutions that connect diverse operating systems and leverage the
power of the host computer while providing a viewer on the desktop that is so
fast and light that it makes the difference between remote access and native
applications transparent to the user."
To further expand its capabilities in the multi-user arena, GraphOn signed
a letter of intent three weeks ago to merge with Prologue Software, a Paris,
France-based multi-user software company. Prologue Software is currently
working with Microsoft on multi-user Windows NT. Prologue Software and Citrix
were the only two companies to obtain an official license of Windows NT code
from Microsoft. Microsoft has since purchased the rights to the multi-user NT
technology Prologue Software developed. Prologue Software currently is
offering Microsoft its expertise in multi-user operating systems to assist in
the creation of the next version of multi-user Windows NT. Prologue Software,
which currently has more than 600,000 users of their proprietary multi-user
operating system in Europe, anticipates the introduction of its installed base
to the thin client world.
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
Software 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.
Find more data on Prologue Software at http://www.prologue-software.fr.
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, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or
registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries.
Prologue Software and WiNTimes are registered trademarks of Prologue
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.
Java and Sun
Sun and Java are trademarks or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems,
Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Citrix, WinFrame, and ICA are trademarks or registered trademarks or
Citrix Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE GraphOn Corporation