GraphOn Creates GO-Between to Provide Multi-user Windows NT Access to UNIX
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 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 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. Prologue Software Prologue Software and WiNTimes are registered trademarks of Prologue Software. 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.RELATED LINKS
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