GLOBEtrotter and ReleaseNow Partner to Provide Web-based Delivery Of Enterprise Software Licenses

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from ReleaseNow

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:   MVSN), the world leader in Digital Rights
 Management technologies, announced today that its GLOBEtrotter Software
 Division has signed an agreement with Web infrastructure services provider
 ReleaseNow, under which the two companies will collaborate to enable
 enterprise end-users to purchase and take delivery of FLEXlm(R) software
 licenses electronically over the Internet.
     Market-leading enterprise software applications around the world are
 licensed, managed and tracked by GLOBEtrotter's FLEXlm electronic licensing
 technology, including software for computer-aided design, manufacturing,
 enterprise resource management and finance.  Software vendors to date have
 shipped over $40 billion worth of software using FLEXlm.
     "We are pleased to be working with ReleaseNow on this exciting new
 venture," commented Mark Belinsky, senior vice president and general manager
 of GLOBEtrotter.  "We believe ReleaseNow's innovative electronic license
 delivery system will help open new markets for the software vendors who
 participate in the service and provide important new benefits to enterprise
 end-users as well."
     "GLOBEtrotter is the undisputed leader in electronic licensing, and we are
 excited about partnering with them," said Michael Maulick, president and chief
 executive officer, ReleaseNow.  "Through our partnership, we are able to
 provide a next-generation, hosted 24x7 e-business solution for the online
 purchase and delivery of FLEXlm electronic licenses and the underlying
 applications.  Because the service is offered on an outsourced basis, it can
 be up and running very quickly with a minimal investment on the part of a
 software provider."
     The new service, which utilizes GLOBEtrotter's GTLicensing(TM) application
 and ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce(TM) System, will enable enterprise end-users to
 submit e-purchase orders for electronic licenses, generate price quotations
 for internal approvals, check order history and have immediate access to
 electronic licenses.
     Software vendors who utilize GLOBEtrotter's FLEXlm technology will benefit
 by having access to an automated 24x7 Web-based license delivery system,
 gaining the ability to offer limited term licenses of one month, one week or
 one day to help customers meet peak demand needs, reducing administrative
 costs and enabling integration with existing information systems.
     According to International Data Corp, over 50% of software revenue will be
 delivered using electronic licensing by 2003, and virtually all software
 revenues will be derived from electronic licensing by 2008.  FLEXlm has been
 licensed to over 2,000 independent software vendors worldwide.
 
     About ReleaseNow
     ReleaseNow is a Web infrastructure services provider.  The company builds,
 manages and hosts customized e-business solutions for the marketing, sale and
 delivery of digital goods for companies such as Adobe Systems, BMC Software
 and Macromedia.  These solutions enable one-to-one commerce-related
 interactions between vendors and their customers over the Internet.
 ReleaseNow addresses critical business-to-business e-commerce requirements,
 including support for electronic license management, electronic delivery
 options, a state-of-the-art commerce interface and custom portals for key
 accounts.  The company's hosted solutions are complemented by sophisticated
 e-commerce services, including strategy, e-marketing programs and customer
 support.  ReleaseNow's solutions and services are based on the powerful
 ReleaseNow PowerCommerce System.  The company is headquartered in San Carlos,
 California, and can be reached at www.releasenow.com.
 
     About Macrovision
     Macrovision develops and markets electronic license management, rights
 management and copy protection technologies for the enterprise software,
 consumer interactive software and home video markets.
     The GLOBEtrotter Software division's electronic license management (ELM)
 solutions for business software applications, led by FLEXlm(R), are in use by
 over 2,000 ISV (independent software vendor) customers throughout the world.
 Its software asset management tools (SAMsolutions(TM)) are also widely
 implemented by major corporate end-users.
     Macrovision's other software products include SAFEDISC(R) CD-ROM copy
 protection and SAFECAST(TM) digital rights management products.  SAFEDISC has
 been licensed to over 100 mastering and replication facilities worldwide and
 is used by many major interactive software publishers.  SAFECAST is a
 comprehensive digital rights management (DRM) and security solution for a
 variety of software, audio, and video products, and includes a wide range of
 tools that helps publishers encourage trials and generate incremental sales
 using either CD-ROM or electronic software distribution (ESD) technology.
     Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with
 European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.
     NOTE:  GLOBEtrotter, FLEXlm, GTLicensing, SAMsolutions, SAFEDISC and
 SAFECAST are registered trademarks or trademarks of GLOBEtrotter Software and
 Macrovision Corporation.
     ReleaseNow and PowerCommerce are trademarks of ReleaseNow Corporation.
 All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service
 marks of their respective companies or organizations.
     All statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be
 made by the Company or by officers, directors or employees of the Company
 acting on the Company's behalf, that are not statements of historical fact,
 constitute "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the
 Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.
     Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the
 Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any
 future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such
 risks and uncertainties are outlined in the Company's Annual Report on
 Form 10-K for 1999, its Quarterly Reports on Form-10Q, and such other
 documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time
 to time.  The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking
 statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after
 the date of this release.
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Belinsky of Globetrotter Software, Inc., 408-445-8100,
 ext. 108, or markb@globes.com; or Ben Holsinger of ReleaseNow, 650-622-1410,
 or bholsinger@releasenow.com.
 
 

SOURCE ReleaseNow
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:   MVSN), the world leader in Digital Rights
 Management technologies, announced today that its GLOBEtrotter Software
 Division has signed an agreement with Web infrastructure services provider
 ReleaseNow, under which the two companies will collaborate to enable
 enterprise end-users to purchase and take delivery of FLEXlm(R) software
 licenses electronically over the Internet.
     Market-leading enterprise software applications around the world are
 licensed, managed and tracked by GLOBEtrotter's FLEXlm electronic licensing
 technology, including software for computer-aided design, manufacturing,
 enterprise resource management and finance.  Software vendors to date have
 shipped over $40 billion worth of software using FLEXlm.
     "We are pleased to be working with ReleaseNow on this exciting new
 venture," commented Mark Belinsky, senior vice president and general manager
 of GLOBEtrotter.  "We believe ReleaseNow's innovative electronic license
 delivery system will help open new markets for the software vendors who
 participate in the service and provide important new benefits to enterprise
 end-users as well."
     "GLOBEtrotter is the undisputed leader in electronic licensing, and we are
 excited about partnering with them," said Michael Maulick, president and chief
 executive officer, ReleaseNow.  "Through our partnership, we are able to
 provide a next-generation, hosted 24x7 e-business solution for the online
 purchase and delivery of FLEXlm electronic licenses and the underlying
 applications.  Because the service is offered on an outsourced basis, it can
 be up and running very quickly with a minimal investment on the part of a
 software provider."
     The new service, which utilizes GLOBEtrotter's GTLicensing(TM) application
 and ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce(TM) System, will enable enterprise end-users to
 submit e-purchase orders for electronic licenses, generate price quotations
 for internal approvals, check order history and have immediate access to
 electronic licenses.
     Software vendors who utilize GLOBEtrotter's FLEXlm technology will benefit
 by having access to an automated 24x7 Web-based license delivery system,
 gaining the ability to offer limited term licenses of one month, one week or
 one day to help customers meet peak demand needs, reducing administrative
 costs and enabling integration with existing information systems.
     According to International Data Corp, over 50% of software revenue will be
 delivered using electronic licensing by 2003, and virtually all software
 revenues will be derived from electronic licensing by 2008.  FLEXlm has been
 licensed to over 2,000 independent software vendors worldwide.
 
     About ReleaseNow
     ReleaseNow is a Web infrastructure services provider.  The company builds,
 manages and hosts customized e-business solutions for the marketing, sale and
 delivery of digital goods for companies such as Adobe Systems, BMC Software
 and Macromedia.  These solutions enable one-to-one commerce-related
 interactions between vendors and their customers over the Internet.
 ReleaseNow addresses critical business-to-business e-commerce requirements,
 including support for electronic license management, electronic delivery
 options, a state-of-the-art commerce interface and custom portals for key
 accounts.  The company's hosted solutions are complemented by sophisticated
 e-commerce services, including strategy, e-marketing programs and customer
 support.  ReleaseNow's solutions and services are based on the powerful
 ReleaseNow PowerCommerce System.  The company is headquartered in San Carlos,
 California, and can be reached at www.releasenow.com.
 
     About Macrovision
     Macrovision develops and markets electronic license management, rights
 management and copy protection technologies for the enterprise software,
 consumer interactive software and home video markets.
     The GLOBEtrotter Software division's electronic license management (ELM)
 solutions for business software applications, led by FLEXlm(R), are in use by
 over 2,000 ISV (independent software vendor) customers throughout the world.
 Its software asset management tools (SAMsolutions(TM)) are also widely
 implemented by major corporate end-users.
     Macrovision's other software products include SAFEDISC(R) CD-ROM copy
 protection and SAFECAST(TM) digital rights management products.  SAFEDISC has
 been licensed to over 100 mastering and replication facilities worldwide and
 is used by many major interactive software publishers.  SAFECAST is a
 comprehensive digital rights management (DRM) and security solution for a
 variety of software, audio, and video products, and includes a wide range of
 tools that helps publishers encourage trials and generate incremental sales
 using either CD-ROM or electronic software distribution (ESD) technology.
     Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with
 European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.
     NOTE:  GLOBEtrotter, FLEXlm, GTLicensing, SAMsolutions, SAFEDISC and
 SAFECAST are registered trademarks or trademarks of GLOBEtrotter Software and
 Macrovision Corporation.
     ReleaseNow and PowerCommerce are trademarks of ReleaseNow Corporation.
 All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service
 marks of their respective companies or organizations.
     All statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be
 made by the Company or by officers, directors or employees of the Company
 acting on the Company's behalf, that are not statements of historical fact,
 constitute "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the
 Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995.
     Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the
 Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any
 future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such
 risks and uncertainties are outlined in the Company's Annual Report on
 Form 10-K for 1999, its Quarterly Reports on Form-10Q, and such other
 documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time
 to time.  The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking
 statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after
 the date of this release.
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Belinsky of Globetrotter Software, Inc., 408-445-8100,
 ext. 108, or markb@globes.com; or Ben Holsinger of ReleaseNow, 650-622-1410,
 or bholsinger@releasenow.com.
 
 SOURCE  ReleaseNow