Realm Systems Announces Winners in BlackDog(TM) Skills Contest
Grand Prize Winner to be Named at Open Source Business Conference
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 2005. 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. Website: http://www.projectblackdog.com Website: http://www.realmsys.com
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