WebMachines Announces iaNetwork Managed Services For Internet Devices

Complete suite of Linux servers to manage small to large-scale deployments of

next generation Internet Devices



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

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This week at COMDEX Fall 2000 in Las
 Vegas, Rhode Island-based Internet appliance infrastructure company
 WebMachines announced its iaNetwork server infrastructure solution for the
 management of Internet appliances. Running as a suite of custom-configured
 Linux servers, and delivered as a managed service, iaNetwork is the server-
 side backbone that powers nearly all aspects of functionality on devices
 running either WebMachines' own iaClient device software or other Internet
 device software.
     iaNetwork gives companies seeking to market an Internet appliance solution
 to consumers and business users the ability to create a completely integrated
 and branded client/server environment for next generation devices.
 Additionally, iaNetwork delivers to device providers full control of the
 appliance system and 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.
     Devices utilizing iaNetwork services can seamlessly provide a host of
 Company-managed services including: automatic ISP dialup and device
 configuration, email, device software updates, behavior tracking, delivery of
 GUI-based ads, multi-user support, reporting services, content filtering, and
 more.  Partner companies can opt to use iaNetwork's core suite of servers, for
 basic appliance functionality, or they can choose a customized configuration
 that includes a choice of enhanced value added services, such as those that
 allow dynamic delivery of content, multimedia capabilities, push/pull
 capabilities, etc.  Since iaNetwork services include automatic remote software
 updates, devices "Powered by WebMachines" have the ability to evolve in the
 field.
     "Two of the most powerful attributes of iaNetwork are its flexibility and
 its scalability," said John DiPippo, CEO and founder of WebMachines.  "Our
 partners have the freedom to select only those servers that meet their needs -
 for any type of device they choose and for any size deployment."
     To ensure that devices connected to iaNetwork always offer the most up-to-
 date Internet functionality desired by the customer, the iaNetwork Update
 service integrates seamlessly with WebMachines iaClient Internet device
 software. With the iaNetwork Update service, WebMachines gives its customers
 the ability to control, alter, manage, and upgrade nearly all elements of the
 iaClient functionality and interface. In this way, devices "Powered by
 WebMachines", need never be permanently married to their embedded software,
 capabilities, or look and feel.
 
     Powered by WebMachines
     iaNetwork servers and services, along with iaClient device software, 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.
 
     All rights reserved.  The marks "WebMachines", "iaWare", "iaClient",
 "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 in Las
 Vegas, Rhode Island-based Internet appliance infrastructure company
 WebMachines announced its iaNetwork server infrastructure solution for the
 management of Internet appliances. Running as a suite of custom-configured
 Linux servers, and delivered as a managed service, iaNetwork is the server-
 side backbone that powers nearly all aspects of functionality on devices
 running either WebMachines' own iaClient device software or other Internet
 device software.
     iaNetwork gives companies seeking to market an Internet appliance solution
 to consumers and business users the ability to create a completely integrated
 and branded client/server environment for next generation devices.
 Additionally, iaNetwork delivers to device providers full control of the
 appliance system and 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.
     Devices utilizing iaNetwork services can seamlessly provide a host of
 Company-managed services including: automatic ISP dialup and device
 configuration, email, device software updates, behavior tracking, delivery of
 GUI-based ads, multi-user support, reporting services, content filtering, and
 more.  Partner companies can opt to use iaNetwork's core suite of servers, for
 basic appliance functionality, or they can choose a customized configuration
 that includes a choice of enhanced value added services, such as those that
 allow dynamic delivery of content, multimedia capabilities, push/pull
 capabilities, etc.  Since iaNetwork services include automatic remote software
 updates, devices "Powered by WebMachines" have the ability to evolve in the
 field.
     "Two of the most powerful attributes of iaNetwork are its flexibility and
 its scalability," said John DiPippo, CEO and founder of WebMachines.  "Our
 partners have the freedom to select only those servers that meet their needs -
 for any type of device they choose and for any size deployment."
     To ensure that devices connected to iaNetwork always offer the most up-to-
 date Internet functionality desired by the customer, the iaNetwork Update
 service integrates seamlessly with WebMachines iaClient Internet device
 software. With the iaNetwork Update service, WebMachines gives its customers
 the ability to control, alter, manage, and upgrade nearly all elements of the
 iaClient functionality and interface. In this way, devices "Powered by
 WebMachines", need never be permanently married to their embedded software,
 capabilities, or look and feel.
 
     Powered by WebMachines
     iaNetwork servers and services, along with iaClient device software, 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.
 
     All rights reserved.  The marks "WebMachines", "iaWare", "iaClient",
 "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.