TS.READY 4.0 KEEPS MOBILE USERS WORKING Wednesday 21 March 2001 PDF Print Dublin, Ireland March 21 2001 – Seeking to reduce the headaches and cost of managing and supporting mobile computer users, Tally Systems today announced the release of TS.Ready 4.0, a product for software distribution, self-healing, and remote-control designed to ensure application availability and reliability for both laptop and desktop users in Wintel, UNIX, and Mac environments. With an entirely new browser-based user interface and integration of Tally Systems’ patented Census Recognition Technology (TM), TS.Ready 4.0 includes new features that simplify management and maximise productivity of mobile workers with intermittent connections to corporate networks. According to Gartner Group analysis, four out of five new machines purchased for corporate users are laptops, despite the higher costs associated with purchasing and supporting them. Gartner also reports that total cost of ownership (TCO) for mobile users is 50 percent more than for desktops, largely due to the difficulty of supporting users who connect with corporate networks on a sporadic or infrequent basis through low-bandwidth connections. The self-healing and non-interrupting ESD features of TS.Ready get to the root of the problem by providing support that is timely, transparent to the user and frugal in the use of bandwidth, according to John Mahon, Vice-President EMEA at Tally Systems. “The productivity of remote users is often dependent on the ability to keep their applications working reliably in situations where they may not have any connection or support at all,” says Mahon. “TS.Ready 4.0 gets them what they need, when they need it - whether it’s a daily distribution of a business-critical pricing list in Excel, or self-healing a broken PowerPoint installation before a big presentation without having to go fishing for a CD or connecting to the network.” New features in TS.Ready 4.0 include: Integration of patented Tally Systems TS.Census recognition technology Tally Systems famous recognition technology is now directly integrated into TS.Ready, enabling more accurate software distributions and precise queries that allow distributions to be targeted based on available system resources, specific software versions, even demographics such as department, location, or user group. Enhanced mobile management features Version 4.0 adds many new features critical to managing mobile users, including: dynamic bandwidth control, incremental information transfer, checkpoint restart, background/transparent operation, and secure authentication and encryption to keep data private as it is moved over the WAN. Improved, Browser-based User Interface A new browser-based user interface for administration, monitoring, and remote control, all of which can be run locally or remotely from a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. The interface simplifies modelling and viewing of hierarchical networks and distribution rules. Oracle 8 support and data exportability Customers now have the option to install the TS.Ready Master or Intermediate Server on top of Oracle 8. The new relational option enables better reporting and tighter integrations through database replication and trigger facilities. Enhanced Reporting New, graphical reports streamline common management tasks. Expanded OS Support v4.0 will add support for several new operating systems, including Linux and MacOS. Improved Monitoring and Event Handling via SNMP. v4.0 extends the event handling capabilities of TS.Ready, including support for generation of SNMP alerts to network management consoles, and the ability to monitor and track configuration changes through historical change analysis. Faster, More Flexible Remote Control. v4.0 Remote Control will include enhanced compression and proxy support that will improve screen refresh performance for remote access sessions and allow remote access sessions over non-contiguous networks using an Intermediate Server as a gateway. Availability and pricing TS.Ready 4.0 is available immediately, and is priced based on the number of clients. About Tally Systems Tally Systems Corp. is the world's leading supplier of innovative technology investment and technology delivery products, aligning distributed technology with business goals. Tally Systems' products - including TS.Asset, TS.Census, TS.Ready, and TS.Usage - are currently licensed on over nine million PCs at more than 12 thousand client sites worldwide. Creativity, entrepreneurship and proven expertise continue to keep Tally Systems at the forefront of developments in an industry where the only constant is change. Visit Tally Systems on the web at: http://www.tallysystems.com For Further Information Please Contact Randy Britton Tally Systems Tel: 00 + 1 603 643-1300 ext. 2282 or 00+ 1 603 359-0162 (cell). 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