Realm Systems Announces Winners in BlackDog(TM) Skills Contest

Grand Prize Winner to be Named at Open Source Business Conference

Feb 07, 2006, 00:00 ET from Realm Systems

    SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Realm Systems has announced the
 category winners in the Project Black Dog skills contest.
     The winners are:
      Michael Chenetz - Security category
      Michael King - Entertainment category
      Terry Bayne - Productivity category
      Paul Chandler - Dogpile category (for applications that did not fit in
 the other categories)
     A panel of judges determined the best applications created and ported to
 the Realm BlackDog device. There was no eligible winner in the
 Communications/Networking category.
     In addition, a $50,000 Grand Prize winner will be announced at the Open
 Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco February 14-15. The Grand
 Prize winner will be selected from the four First Prize winners. The contest
 began October 15, 2005.
      In the Project BlackDog Bug Hunt, Terry Bayne won the $2,500 First Place.
 Michael Wozniak took the $1,500 Second Place, and Michael King won the $1,000
 Third Place.
     "We congratulate all of our First Prize winners," said Rick White, CEO of
 Realm Systems, sponsor of the contest. "We understand and respect all the hard
 work that has gone into developing this community."
     The online DogPound discussion group has been very active in talking about
 the BlackDog, a pocket-sized, self-contained server with a built-in biometric
 reader and Debian-based Linux operating system. Unlike any other mobile
 computing device, BlackDog contains its own processor, memory and storage, and
 is completely powered by the USB port of a host computer with no external
 power adapter required.
     About Realm Systems
     Realm Systems provides a next generation Mobile Enterprise Platform that
 simplifies the delivery of applications and services to end-users across the
 distributed enterprise. Realm Systems is uniquely positioned to solve many of
 the issues facing today's networked organizations by extending the life of
 desktops and laptops, significantly reducing IT maintenance costs. Realm's
 technology simplifies and centralizes identity and application management and
 maintenance while preserving existing IT capital investment. The company is at
 the nexus of an enormous opportunity that spans markets, including security,
 identity management, regulatory compliance, and mobile device support of
 enterprise applications. According to AMR Research, the market for data
 security compliance alone is expected to reach $15.5 billion by the end of
     Realm Systems was founded in 2002 by a group of seasoned technologists and
 executives with extensive expertise in distributed computing, integrated
 circuit development, web services, and IT security. Realm Systems is privately
 held with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington.

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