Peregrine Systems(R) Leverages Aether Fusion to Facilitate Management Of Mobile and Wireless Assets Anytime and Anywhere

Mobilize.It! and InfraTools' Remote Technology and Facility Infrastructure

Management Capabilities Reduce Total Cost of Wireless Assets



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Peregrine Systems, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PRGN), one of the world's leading software companies, today announced
 that it will support Aether Fusion(TM), Aether Systems, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   AETH)
 new wireless technology infrastructure, in its Mobilize.It! and InfraTools
 products.  The combined technologies give companies the tools to reduce the
 total cost of wireless assets, while arming employees with the ability to
 manage infrastructure anytime and anywhere.
     By supporting Aether Fusion, Peregrine is making it easier for companies
 to address the rising cost and challenges of managing mobile and wireless
 assets.  Businesses can use Peregrine's InfraTools solution to track and
 manage their inventory of mobile and wireless assets.  Mobilize.It! empowers
 employees to manage technology and facility assets using PDAs that use PalmOS,
 WindowsCE, PocketPC as well as RIM Blackberry handhelds and smart phones.
 Aether Fusion is an integrated, modular wireless platform that enables
 businesses to access and distribute essential data and applications in a
 wireless environment quickly, reliably and cost effectively.  Aether is one of
 Peregrine's Technology Connections Alliance(TM) partners.
     "As companies increase their use of mobile and wireless devices, there is
 a resulting increase in the cost of supporting and managing those devices,"
 said Bill Keyworth, Peregrine vice president of product marketing.  "Peregrine
 is committed to frictionless business, and we fully support the integration of
 Aether Fusion into our InfraTools and Mobilize.It! products, which will help
 companies reduce total cost of ownership and manage their assets for greater
 productivity."
     "Peregrine -- with its focus on reducing the cost of ownership of
 technology -- is an excellent partner for Aether as we introduce Aether Fusion
 to the marketplace," said Larry Roshfeld, Aether senior vice president,
 software products.  "The combination of the efficiency and flexibility of
 wireless data services that Aether Fusion brings, along with the value of
 Peregrine's infrastructure management software, will equate to a greater
 return on investment for the customer."
     "Wireless devices are becoming an essential part of many business
 applications today.  With their proliferation, our view of the wireless space
 suggests a double digit growth rate through at least 2004.  Organizations need
 to exploit this technology to accelerate their supply chain and their
 competitive position," said Bob Egan, vice president and research director,
 Gartner, Inc.  "However, this also introduces complexity that necessitates
 better management of the devices and the wireless infrastructure.  Coupling
 applications to manage the devices along with the infrastructure is a key
 element to their successful use and should generate substantial value to the
 enterprise."
     Peregrine's InfraTools provides full-scale tracking of mobile IT assets,
 including those outside the firewall, so that businesses can effectively
 manage inventory with up-to-date information.  Embedded with Aether
 ScoutWare's advanced PDA data synchronization and device management
 functionality, Mobilize.It! provides remote access to Peregrine's suite of
 infrastructure management solutions, which include AssetCenter(TM),
 ServiceCenter(R), FacilityCenter(TM), and Get.Resources(TM), which is part of
 the Get.It! suite of Employee Relationship Management solutions.
     With mobile access to Peregrine's infrastructure management solutions:
 
    -- Businesses can use ServiceCenter to improve their customer service
       levels and manage costs with accurate and up-to-date field data;
    -- Facility managers can update, create and close work orders and
       synchronize them with FacilityCenter from remote locations;
    -- Asset managers can verify their company's inventory in the field and
       synchronize this information with data held in AssetCenter at any time.
 
     About Peregrine
     Founded in 1981, Peregrine has matured into one of the largest software
 companies worldwide.  Peregrine supports companies with solutions that remove
 friction points in managing infrastructure assets, empowering employees and
 enabling collaborative electronic commerce.  Peregrine's Infrastructure
 Management Group (IMG) provides solutions to manage the entire life cycle of
 an organization's assets, from IT equipment and fleets of vehicles to a
 company's intangible knowledge assets.  Peregrine's Employee Relationship
 Management solutions give employees real-time tools to secure knowledge,
 services and resources from a portal accessed at a desktop computer or an
 array of mobile devices.  Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) takes to market a
 digital business offering -- B2B Relationship Management -- that provides a
 full range of software products and managed Internet services using
 Peregrine's Get2Connect(SM) global trading network.  Peregrine EMG processes
 nearly 1.2 million e-Commerce transactions every business day and annually
 transacts $280 billion.  Peregrine is headquartered in San Diego, California
 and has offices throughout the world.  For more information on Peregrine,
 visit http://www.peregrine.com.
 
     About Aether Systems, Inc.
     Aether Systems helps enterprise customers improve efficiency and
 profitability by providing the services, software and support necessary to
 extend existing and future business applications from the desktop to any
 wireless device.  Through Aether Fusion(TM), Aether's wireless enabling
 technology foundation, Aether develops, deploys and manages wireless solutions
 built on industry standard technology and backed by Aether's expertise in
 wireless hosting, software and services.  Aether provides the business world
 with a single source for reliable, scalable and cost effective wireless
 solutions.
 
     Peregrine Systems and ServiceCenter are registered trademarks of Peregrine
 Systems, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE Peregrine Systems, Inc.
    SAN DIEGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Peregrine Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   PRGN), one of the world's leading software companies, today announced
 that it will support Aether Fusion(TM), Aether Systems, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   AETH)
 new wireless technology infrastructure, in its Mobilize.It! and InfraTools
 products.  The combined technologies give companies the tools to reduce the
 total cost of wireless assets, while arming employees with the ability to
 manage infrastructure anytime and anywhere.
     By supporting Aether Fusion, Peregrine is making it easier for companies
 to address the rising cost and challenges of managing mobile and wireless
 assets.  Businesses can use Peregrine's InfraTools solution to track and
 manage their inventory of mobile and wireless assets.  Mobilize.It! empowers
 employees to manage technology and facility assets using PDAs that use PalmOS,
 WindowsCE, PocketPC as well as RIM Blackberry handhelds and smart phones.
 Aether Fusion is an integrated, modular wireless platform that enables
 businesses to access and distribute essential data and applications in a
 wireless environment quickly, reliably and cost effectively.  Aether is one of
 Peregrine's Technology Connections Alliance(TM) partners.
     "As companies increase their use of mobile and wireless devices, there is
 a resulting increase in the cost of supporting and managing those devices,"
 said Bill Keyworth, Peregrine vice president of product marketing.  "Peregrine
 is committed to frictionless business, and we fully support the integration of
 Aether Fusion into our InfraTools and Mobilize.It! products, which will help
 companies reduce total cost of ownership and manage their assets for greater
 productivity."
     "Peregrine -- with its focus on reducing the cost of ownership of
 technology -- is an excellent partner for Aether as we introduce Aether Fusion
 to the marketplace," said Larry Roshfeld, Aether senior vice president,
 software products.  "The combination of the efficiency and flexibility of
 wireless data services that Aether Fusion brings, along with the value of
 Peregrine's infrastructure management software, will equate to a greater
 return on investment for the customer."
     "Wireless devices are becoming an essential part of many business
 applications today.  With their proliferation, our view of the wireless space
 suggests a double digit growth rate through at least 2004.  Organizations need
 to exploit this technology to accelerate their supply chain and their
 competitive position," said Bob Egan, vice president and research director,
 Gartner, Inc.  "However, this also introduces complexity that necessitates
 better management of the devices and the wireless infrastructure.  Coupling
 applications to manage the devices along with the infrastructure is a key
 element to their successful use and should generate substantial value to the
 enterprise."
     Peregrine's InfraTools provides full-scale tracking of mobile IT assets,
 including those outside the firewall, so that businesses can effectively
 manage inventory with up-to-date information.  Embedded with Aether
 ScoutWare's advanced PDA data synchronization and device management
 functionality, Mobilize.It! provides remote access to Peregrine's suite of
 infrastructure management solutions, which include AssetCenter(TM),
 ServiceCenter(R), FacilityCenter(TM), and Get.Resources(TM), which is part of
 the Get.It! suite of Employee Relationship Management solutions.
     With mobile access to Peregrine's infrastructure management solutions:
 
    -- Businesses can use ServiceCenter to improve their customer service
       levels and manage costs with accurate and up-to-date field data;
    -- Facility managers can update, create and close work orders and
       synchronize them with FacilityCenter from remote locations;
    -- Asset managers can verify their company's inventory in the field and
       synchronize this information with data held in AssetCenter at any time.
 
     About Peregrine
     Founded in 1981, Peregrine has matured into one of the largest software
 companies worldwide.  Peregrine supports companies with solutions that remove
 friction points in managing infrastructure assets, empowering employees and
 enabling collaborative electronic commerce.  Peregrine's Infrastructure
 Management Group (IMG) provides solutions to manage the entire life cycle of
 an organization's assets, from IT equipment and fleets of vehicles to a
 company's intangible knowledge assets.  Peregrine's Employee Relationship
 Management solutions give employees real-time tools to secure knowledge,
 services and resources from a portal accessed at a desktop computer or an
 array of mobile devices.  Peregrine's E-Markets Group (EMG) takes to market a
 digital business offering -- B2B Relationship Management -- that provides a
 full range of software products and managed Internet services using
 Peregrine's Get2Connect(SM) global trading network.  Peregrine EMG processes
 nearly 1.2 million e-Commerce transactions every business day and annually
 transacts $280 billion.  Peregrine is headquartered in San Diego, California
 and has offices throughout the world.  For more information on Peregrine,
 visit http://www.peregrine.com.
 
     About Aether Systems, Inc.
     Aether Systems helps enterprise customers improve efficiency and
 profitability by providing the services, software and support necessary to
 extend existing and future business applications from the desktop to any
 wireless device.  Through Aether Fusion(TM), Aether's wireless enabling
 technology foundation, Aether develops, deploys and manages wireless solutions
 built on industry standard technology and backed by Aether's expertise in
 wireless hosting, software and services.  Aether provides the business world
 with a single source for reliable, scalable and cost effective wireless
 solutions.
 
     Peregrine Systems and ServiceCenter are registered trademarks of Peregrine
 Systems, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  Peregrine Systems, Inc.