Neoware `ezTrade' Program Means Old Green Screen Terminals, PCs And Competitive Thin Clients are Now Worth up to $400 Each

ezTrade is the Easiest Way to Upgrade to Neoware's Award-Winning Appliances



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Neoware Systems, Inc.

    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 Neoware Systems (Nasdaq:   NWRE), the leading supplier of award-winning software
 and solutions for the emerging Appliance Computing market, today announced
 that it is offering a new trade-in program targeted at users of green-screen
 terminals, older PCs and competitive thin clients.
     Effective immediately, the ezTrade program allows end users to receive up
 to $400 in value for their existing desktop devices toward the purchase of a
 new Neoware Eon computing appliance.  The ezTrade program is applicable in the
 US toward purchases of Eon 3000, Eon 4000 and Eon 5000 models, and is valid
 through June 30, 2001.
     "Neoware's ezTrade program is the latest example of our commitment to
 protecting our customers' investments," stated Michael Kantrowitz, Neoware's
 President and CEO.  "With ezTrade Neoware customers can receive up to $400
 toward the purchase price of a new Eon computing appliance, allowing them to
 upgrade to the latest technology at substantial savings."
     "With innovative programs like ezTrade, we're taking advantage of
 Neoware's unique software-based business model that lets us deliver
 high-quality products at lower cost than our competitors," Kantrowitz
 continued.  "We're using our strong competitive advantage to provide up to
 $400 in value for older desktops toward the purchase of new Eon computing
 appliances.
     "Deploying Eons saves money.  In fact, when factoring in the total cost of
 administration compared with personal computers, Neoware's products pay for
 themselves within one year.  In today's business climate we believe that
 customers are looking for ways to streamline their operations and reduce
 costs.  Migrating from older desktops to Neoware Eons is a great way to do
 it," Kantrowitz concluded.
     The Gartner Group projects that the use of thin client appliances such as
 Neoware's can save up to 80% of the cost of desktop administration, resulting
 in substantial cost savings for enterprises with hundreds or thousands of
 desktops.  Unlike PCs, Neoware products typically require no administration
 once they are installed, and one system administrator can manage thousands of
 Neoware appliances using Neoware's innovative ezRemote Manager software.  In
 contrast, industry benchmarks suggest that a system administrator can manage
 between 50 and 100 personal computers.  For an enterprise with 1000 desktops,
 migrating to Neoware Eon appliances can save between $1 million and $2 million
 in operating costs annually, resulting in a substantial return on the initial
 investment in less than one year.
     Neoware's Eon family of computing appliances allows enterprise customers
 to run existing Windows-based applications from a Citrix or Windows 2000
 server across a network or the Internet.  Eon models include Internet
 connectivity and terminal emulation for legacy applications, and are available
 with a choice of embedded operating systems, including Windows CE, Windows NTE
 and Linux, all with Neoware's unique enhancements for additional security and
 manageability.  All Eon models share one innovative hardware platform with no
 disk drive, fan or other moving parts, which features high reliability and
 silent operation, plus protects customer investments by allowing them to
 upgrade to another Eon model at any time.  All Eon models are managed by
 Neoware's ezRemote Manager suite, which allows a systems administrator to
 control thousands of Eon appliances right from his or her desk, significantly
 easing administration and substantially lowering total cost of ownership.
     The ezTrade program is available in the US directly from Neoware and from
 participating resellers.  Credit for used equipment is based on a discount
 from MSRP, and varies from $170 to $400 depending on the Eon model purchased.
 Qualifying devices include serial, coax and green-screen terminals, any
 personal computer, and thin clients from Neoware, Boundless, NCD or Wyse.
 More information about the ezTrade program is available on the web at
 www.neoware.com, or by telephone at 1-800-neoware (636-9273).
 
     About Neoware
     Neoware provides software and solutions to enable Appliance Computing, a
 new Internet-based computing architecture that is designed to be simpler and
 easier than traditional PC-based computing.  Neoware's infrastructure software
 and management tools power and manage a new generation of smart computing
 appliances that utilize the benefits of open, industry-standard technologies
 to create new alternatives to personal computers and a wide variety of
 proprietary business devices.  Neoware's products are designed to run local
 applications for specific vertical markets, plus allow access across a network
 to Linux servers, the Internet and Windows-based applications running on
 multi-user Windows servers.  Computing appliances that run and are managed by
 Neoware's software offer the cost benefits of industry-standard hardware and
 software, easier installation, and lower up-front and administrative costs
 than proprietary or PC-based alternatives.  More information about Neoware can
 be found on the Web at http://www.neoware.com or via email at
 info@neoware.com.  Neoware is based in King of Prussia, PA.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements
 regarding Neoware's introduction of its new Eon products, its strategic focus
 to provide the widest range of products in the industry and the protection of
 customers' investments by allowing them to choose from one family of products.
 These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  Factors
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in
 any such forward-looking statement include Neoware's timely development and
 customers' acceptance of Neoware's appliance computing products, including its
 new Eon products, rapid technological changes in the industry, growth of the
 appliance computing market, increased competition and adverse changes in
 general economic conditions, including the European market.  These and other
 risks are detailed from time to time in Neoware's periodic reports filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its
 report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2000.
 
 

SOURCE Neoware Systems, Inc.
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ --
 Neoware Systems (Nasdaq:   NWRE), the leading supplier of award-winning software
 and solutions for the emerging Appliance Computing market, today announced
 that it is offering a new trade-in program targeted at users of green-screen
 terminals, older PCs and competitive thin clients.
     Effective immediately, the ezTrade program allows end users to receive up
 to $400 in value for their existing desktop devices toward the purchase of a
 new Neoware Eon computing appliance.  The ezTrade program is applicable in the
 US toward purchases of Eon 3000, Eon 4000 and Eon 5000 models, and is valid
 through June 30, 2001.
     "Neoware's ezTrade program is the latest example of our commitment to
 protecting our customers' investments," stated Michael Kantrowitz, Neoware's
 President and CEO.  "With ezTrade Neoware customers can receive up to $400
 toward the purchase price of a new Eon computing appliance, allowing them to
 upgrade to the latest technology at substantial savings."
     "With innovative programs like ezTrade, we're taking advantage of
 Neoware's unique software-based business model that lets us deliver
 high-quality products at lower cost than our competitors," Kantrowitz
 continued.  "We're using our strong competitive advantage to provide up to
 $400 in value for older desktops toward the purchase of new Eon computing
 appliances.
     "Deploying Eons saves money.  In fact, when factoring in the total cost of
 administration compared with personal computers, Neoware's products pay for
 themselves within one year.  In today's business climate we believe that
 customers are looking for ways to streamline their operations and reduce
 costs.  Migrating from older desktops to Neoware Eons is a great way to do
 it," Kantrowitz concluded.
     The Gartner Group projects that the use of thin client appliances such as
 Neoware's can save up to 80% of the cost of desktop administration, resulting
 in substantial cost savings for enterprises with hundreds or thousands of
 desktops.  Unlike PCs, Neoware products typically require no administration
 once they are installed, and one system administrator can manage thousands of
 Neoware appliances using Neoware's innovative ezRemote Manager software.  In
 contrast, industry benchmarks suggest that a system administrator can manage
 between 50 and 100 personal computers.  For an enterprise with 1000 desktops,
 migrating to Neoware Eon appliances can save between $1 million and $2 million
 in operating costs annually, resulting in a substantial return on the initial
 investment in less than one year.
     Neoware's Eon family of computing appliances allows enterprise customers
 to run existing Windows-based applications from a Citrix or Windows 2000
 server across a network or the Internet.  Eon models include Internet
 connectivity and terminal emulation for legacy applications, and are available
 with a choice of embedded operating systems, including Windows CE, Windows NTE
 and Linux, all with Neoware's unique enhancements for additional security and
 manageability.  All Eon models share one innovative hardware platform with no
 disk drive, fan or other moving parts, which features high reliability and
 silent operation, plus protects customer investments by allowing them to
 upgrade to another Eon model at any time.  All Eon models are managed by
 Neoware's ezRemote Manager suite, which allows a systems administrator to
 control thousands of Eon appliances right from his or her desk, significantly
 easing administration and substantially lowering total cost of ownership.
     The ezTrade program is available in the US directly from Neoware and from
 participating resellers.  Credit for used equipment is based on a discount
 from MSRP, and varies from $170 to $400 depending on the Eon model purchased.
 Qualifying devices include serial, coax and green-screen terminals, any
 personal computer, and thin clients from Neoware, Boundless, NCD or Wyse.
 More information about the ezTrade program is available on the web at
 www.neoware.com, or by telephone at 1-800-neoware (636-9273).
 
     About Neoware
     Neoware provides software and solutions to enable Appliance Computing, a
 new Internet-based computing architecture that is designed to be simpler and
 easier than traditional PC-based computing.  Neoware's infrastructure software
 and management tools power and manage a new generation of smart computing
 appliances that utilize the benefits of open, industry-standard technologies
 to create new alternatives to personal computers and a wide variety of
 proprietary business devices.  Neoware's products are designed to run local
 applications for specific vertical markets, plus allow access across a network
 to Linux servers, the Internet and Windows-based applications running on
 multi-user Windows servers.  Computing appliances that run and are managed by
 Neoware's software offer the cost benefits of industry-standard hardware and
 software, easier installation, and lower up-front and administrative costs
 than proprietary or PC-based alternatives.  More information about Neoware can
 be found on the Web at http://www.neoware.com or via email at
 info@neoware.com.  Neoware is based in King of Prussia, PA.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements
 regarding Neoware's introduction of its new Eon products, its strategic focus
 to provide the widest range of products in the industry and the protection of
 customers' investments by allowing them to choose from one family of products.
 These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  Factors
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in
 any such forward-looking statement include Neoware's timely development and
 customers' acceptance of Neoware's appliance computing products, including its
 new Eon products, rapid technological changes in the industry, growth of the
 appliance computing market, increased competition and adverse changes in
 general economic conditions, including the European market.  These and other
 risks are detailed from time to time in Neoware's periodic reports filed with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its
 report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2000.
 
 SOURCE  Neoware Systems, Inc.