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Group Logic Releases OEM-Only AppleTalk Protocol for Windows XP

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

June 16, 2004 (Arlington, VA) - Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow products, announced today the release of an OEM-only version of its ExtremeZ-IP product line for Windows XP Professional that includes the AppleTalk network protocol. This solution fills the gap left by Microsoft's discontinuation of Windows 2000 Professional OS and its subsequent removal of AppleTalk from the replacement Windows XP Professional OS. Prior to the release of Group Logic's product solution, ISVs (Independent Software Vendor) had been forced to migrate to the more expensive and hardware intensive Windows 2003 Server to obtain this key networking protocol. "Microsoft's elimination of the AppleTalk has created significant cost and functionality problems for many ISVs and their customers," notes T. Reid Lewis, President of Group Logic. "Our OEM-only version of ExtremeZ-IP with AppleTalk for Windows XP resolves these problems. Furthermore, ExtremeZ-IP provides a rich programmer interface and strong developer tools to help ISVs more easily integrate their cross platform products," says Lewis. "ExtremeZ-IP enables ISVs to deliver their offerings on Windows XP saving them hundreds of dollars over Windows 2003 Server." Group Logic's OEM solution delivers the AppleTalk protocol and other valuable cross platform features that make it viable for ISVs that need AppleTalk. Currently, it is the only solution on the market that fully integrates both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 with Windows XP Professional and Windows 2003/2000/NT Server versions as well as Windows 2003 Storage Server. ExtremeZ-IP provides authentication against Active Directory or other compatible directory servers and greater permissions control with the flexibility of using either the Macintosh or Windows permissions model. Other powerful features include queue management, logging, PostScript Printer Driver (PPD) file management, clustering and support for numerous Windows print services.




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