Tarantella Releases Embedded Linux Client Solution for Internet Appliances And Terminal Devices

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May 07, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tarantella, Inc.

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), today launched a native code component
 designed for embedding in Linux based Internet appliances and network devices.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     "Not all terminal and thin client devices are capable of executing
 browsers and Java Virtual Machines," said Andrew Bovingdon, Director of
 Product Marketing for Tarantella. "Our new small native client component gives
 these extremely cost effective devices the ability to easily access diverse,
 server based systems and applications through Tarantella-enhanced IT
 infrastructures."
     The client code is remarkably simple to use and can also be of use in
 client environments where browser usage in not permitted or desired. Terminal
 vendors can gain access to the code for embedding into their device through
 free membership in the Tarantella Technology Alliance Group (TAG), which was
 also launched today.
     A version of the embedded client for the Nokia 9210 communicator was
 announced and demonstrated at CeBIT and will be available later this year when
 Nokia begins shipping the device.
 
     Praise for Tarantella
     "NIC produces the most cost effective thin client solution available
 today. NIC is based on the power, reliability and flexibility of Linux which,
 combined with the new Tarantella embedded client and a $199 price tag, gives
 companies both control and cost saving," said Chris Troussieux, Director of
 Sales, New Internet Computer Company (NIC).
 
     Availability
     Tarantella native client for Linux is available as part of the standard
 product for general use in non-browser environments, or through the TAG
 initiative for embedding into terminal devices. See http://www.tarantella.com/
 for more details
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to
 regain control of their IT environment.  Tarantella Enterprise 3 software,
 utilizing the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data
 centralization solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds
 access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX
 applications. For more information, go to www.tarantella.com.
 
     NOTE:  Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc. in the USA and other
 countries. UNIX is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
 other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in
 the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the
 U.S. and other countries. AS/400 is a registered trademark of International
 Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries.  All other brand
 and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
 products or services of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Tarantella, Inc.
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 Tarantella, Inc., (Nasdaq:   TTLA), today launched a native code component
 designed for embedding in Linux based Internet appliances and network devices.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010504/TTLALOGO )
     "Not all terminal and thin client devices are capable of executing
 browsers and Java Virtual Machines," said Andrew Bovingdon, Director of
 Product Marketing for Tarantella. "Our new small native client component gives
 these extremely cost effective devices the ability to easily access diverse,
 server based systems and applications through Tarantella-enhanced IT
 infrastructures."
     The client code is remarkably simple to use and can also be of use in
 client environments where browser usage in not permitted or desired. Terminal
 vendors can gain access to the code for embedding into their device through
 free membership in the Tarantella Technology Alliance Group (TAG), which was
 also launched today.
     A version of the embedded client for the Nokia 9210 communicator was
 announced and demonstrated at CeBIT and will be available later this year when
 Nokia begins shipping the device.
 
     Praise for Tarantella
     "NIC produces the most cost effective thin client solution available
 today. NIC is based on the power, reliability and flexibility of Linux which,
 combined with the new Tarantella embedded client and a $199 price tag, gives
 companies both control and cost saving," said Chris Troussieux, Director of
 Sales, New Internet Computer Company (NIC).
 
     Availability
     Tarantella native client for Linux is available as part of the standard
 product for general use in non-browser environments, or through the TAG
 initiative for embedding into terminal devices. See http://www.tarantella.com/
 for more details
 
     About Tarantella, Inc.
     Tarantella, Inc. provides a web-based solution that allows customers to
 regain control of their IT environment.  Tarantella Enterprise 3 software,
 utilizing the world-wide web, is the first non-intrusive application and data
 centralization solution that simplifies administration and securely speeds
 access to Windows, mainframe, AS/400, web-based, Linux, Java and UNIX
 applications. For more information, go to www.tarantella.com.
 
     NOTE:  Tarantella, Tarantella Enterprise 3, and the Tarantella logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Tarantella, Inc. in the USA and other
 countries. UNIX is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
 other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in
 the U.S. and other countries.  Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the
 U.S. and other countries. AS/400 is a registered trademark of International
 Business Machines Corporation in the USA and other countries.  All other brand
 and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
 products or services of their respective owners.
 
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                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X17066235
 
 SOURCE  Tarantella, Inc.