WebMachines Announces iaClient for Linux

Linux software applications offers OEMs flexible client side platform for next

generation consumer Internet devices.



Nov 13, 2000, 00:00 ET from WebMachines, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This week at COMDEX Fall 2000 Rhode
 Island-based Internet appliance infrastructure company WebMachines unveiled
 iaClient for Linux, the latest offering in WebMachines' iaClient software
 product family for Internet devices.  Developed for companies seeking to
 market a feature-rich customizable Internet appliance solution to consumers
 and business users, iaClient is a complete embedded software suite designed to
 leverage the flexibility of the open source operating system Linux.  This new
 flavor of iaClient benefits from the platform independence and rapid product
 development cycle times that are the tradition of Linux and the open source
 community.
     This announcement brings WebMachines one step closer to realizing its goal
 of enabling access to information anywhere, any time, from any device.  And,
 unlike other industry solutions, iaClient software ensures that device
 providers retain all the benefits of their own Internet appliance deployment -
 benefits which include ownership of data and email accounts, branding
 opportunities, revenue from ISP fees, advertising, partnerships, sponsorships,
 referral fees, content deals, and more.
     iaClient for Linux can be custom configured with a browser, email, chat,
 and current media players.  It boasts a wide array of current popular plug-ins
 such as Macromedia Flash and RealNetworks RealPlayer G2.  It also has an
 optional Java Virtual Machine to ensure cutting edge browser functionality.
 As with other iaClient solutions, iaClient for Linux can work with
 WebMachines' own iaNetwork family of managed servers and can be configured to
 work with any third party services.  Such flexibility ensures iaClient for
 Linux continues the company's tradition of providing Internet appliance
 solutions "Powered by WebMachines" that are customizable, feature-rich, and
 end-user friendly.
     "Representing a balance of richness, adaptability, and memory economy,
 iaClient for Linux is an ideal and natural extension of our device software
 offerings," said John DiPippo, CEO and founder of WebMachines.  "Because this
 particular flavor of iaClient is based on Linux, our software benefits from
 the efforts of the open source community and, in turn, we help to optimize
 Linux for embedded devices."
     iaClient for Linux is offered with a choice of either WebMachines'
 customizable version of the open source Mozilla browser or with the Netscape
 4.75 browser.  Companies choosing the Netscape option will benefit from
 Netscape's ready availability and the broad compatibility that comes with
 utilizing an industry standard.  Those that choose the Mozilla option will
 have the added benefit of offering a browser that is brandable and fully
 customizable.  iaClient for Linux will be available in the first quarter of
 2001.  Other iaClient solutions include iaClient for QNX and iaClient for
 Windows CE.
 
     Powered by WebMachines
     WebMachines' iaClient for Linux is just the latest addition to the
 iaClient family of embedded software for Internet devices.  iaClient, along
 with iaNetwork services, make up two distinct elements of WebMachines' end-to-
 end iaWare platform.  The powerful combination of iaNetwork and iaClient
 creates a complete, integrated, and self-contained software infrastructure for
 providers of next generation devices.  The result is an extensive solution for
 the rapid deployment of Internet appliances "Powered by WebMachines."  For a
 more complete description of iaWare, please visit www.webmachines.com.
 
     This announcement comes as one in a series of announcements relating to
 the continued expansion of WebMachines software and network services into the
 marketplace.  Research firm IDC predicts that the market for all Internet
 appliances will reach nearly 90 million units shipped by 2004 representing a
 market value of $17.8 billion.  In fact IDC estimates that by 2002 the volume
 of Internet appliances will surpass that of personal computers.
 
     About WebMachines
     Founded in 1997, WebMachines, Inc. is a leading Internet appliance
 infrastructure company providing software and managed network services to
 device-makers and marketers.  Our software solutions enable the delivery of
 Internet content to this emerging class of devices known as Internet
 appliances.  Our architecture is designed to work with both wired and wireless
 devices such as web terminals, Internet tablets, screen phones, set-top boxes,
 mobile devices and other access devices.  Using our network services and
 software, device providers can rapidly and economically deploy branded
 Internet appliances and value-added features to their customer base.
 WebMachines is located at 200 Circuit Drive, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
 02852.  Our phone number is (401) 294-4710. For more information, please visit
 www.webmachines.com.
     The marks "WebMachines", "iaWare", "iaClient", "iaClient for Linux",
 "iaNetwork" are the property of WebMachines, Inc.  All other marks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
      CONTACT:  Russ Carrick
                401-294-4710 x 221
                rcarrick@webmachines.com
 
 

SOURCE WebMachines, Inc.
    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This week at COMDEX Fall 2000 Rhode
 Island-based Internet appliance infrastructure company WebMachines unveiled
 iaClient for Linux, the latest offering in WebMachines' iaClient software
 product family for Internet devices.  Developed for companies seeking to
 market a feature-rich customizable Internet appliance solution to consumers
 and business users, iaClient is a complete embedded software suite designed to
 leverage the flexibility of the open source operating system Linux.  This new
 flavor of iaClient benefits from the platform independence and rapid product
 development cycle times that are the tradition of Linux and the open source
 community.
     This announcement brings WebMachines one step closer to realizing its goal
 of enabling access to information anywhere, any time, from any device.  And,
 unlike other industry solutions, iaClient software ensures that device
 providers retain all the benefits of their own Internet appliance deployment -
 benefits which include ownership of data and email accounts, branding
 opportunities, revenue from ISP fees, advertising, partnerships, sponsorships,
 referral fees, content deals, and more.
     iaClient for Linux can be custom configured with a browser, email, chat,
 and current media players.  It boasts a wide array of current popular plug-ins
 such as Macromedia Flash and RealNetworks RealPlayer G2.  It also has an
 optional Java Virtual Machine to ensure cutting edge browser functionality.
 As with other iaClient solutions, iaClient for Linux can work with
 WebMachines' own iaNetwork family of managed servers and can be configured to
 work with any third party services.  Such flexibility ensures iaClient for
 Linux continues the company's tradition of providing Internet appliance
 solutions "Powered by WebMachines" that are customizable, feature-rich, and
 end-user friendly.
     "Representing a balance of richness, adaptability, and memory economy,
 iaClient for Linux is an ideal and natural extension of our device software
 offerings," said John DiPippo, CEO and founder of WebMachines.  "Because this
 particular flavor of iaClient is based on Linux, our software benefits from
 the efforts of the open source community and, in turn, we help to optimize
 Linux for embedded devices."
     iaClient for Linux is offered with a choice of either WebMachines'
 customizable version of the open source Mozilla browser or with the Netscape
 4.75 browser.  Companies choosing the Netscape option will benefit from
 Netscape's ready availability and the broad compatibility that comes with
 utilizing an industry standard.  Those that choose the Mozilla option will
 have the added benefit of offering a browser that is brandable and fully
 customizable.  iaClient for Linux will be available in the first quarter of
 2001.  Other iaClient solutions include iaClient for QNX and iaClient for
 Windows CE.
 
     Powered by WebMachines
     WebMachines' iaClient for Linux is just the latest addition to the
 iaClient family of embedded software for Internet devices.  iaClient, along
 with iaNetwork services, make up two distinct elements of WebMachines' end-to-
 end iaWare platform.  The powerful combination of iaNetwork and iaClient
 creates a complete, integrated, and self-contained software infrastructure for
 providers of next generation devices.  The result is an extensive solution for
 the rapid deployment of Internet appliances "Powered by WebMachines."  For a
 more complete description of iaWare, please visit www.webmachines.com.
 
     This announcement comes as one in a series of announcements relating to
 the continued expansion of WebMachines software and network services into the
 marketplace.  Research firm IDC predicts that the market for all Internet
 appliances will reach nearly 90 million units shipped by 2004 representing a
 market value of $17.8 billion.  In fact IDC estimates that by 2002 the volume
 of Internet appliances will surpass that of personal computers.
 
     About WebMachines
     Founded in 1997, WebMachines, Inc. is a leading Internet appliance
 infrastructure company providing software and managed network services to
 device-makers and marketers.  Our software solutions enable the delivery of
 Internet content to this emerging class of devices known as Internet
 appliances.  Our architecture is designed to work with both wired and wireless
 devices such as web terminals, Internet tablets, screen phones, set-top boxes,
 mobile devices and other access devices.  Using our network services and
 software, device providers can rapidly and economically deploy branded
 Internet appliances and value-added features to their customer base.
 WebMachines is located at 200 Circuit Drive, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
 02852.  Our phone number is (401) 294-4710. For more information, please visit
 www.webmachines.com.
     The marks "WebMachines", "iaWare", "iaClient", "iaClient for Linux",
 "iaNetwork" are the property of WebMachines, Inc.  All other marks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
      CONTACT:  Russ Carrick
                401-294-4710 x 221
                rcarrick@webmachines.com
 
 SOURCE  WebMachines, Inc.