Available Immediately to ISVs Worldwide
SUNNYVALE, California -(BUSINESS WIRE) October 8, 2001-Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN), a world leader in Digital Rights Management technologies, announced today that its GLOBEtrotter Software Division has completed the development of FLEXlm® for Mac OS X, Apple's next generation operating system.
FLEXlm for Mac OS X benefits from the super-modern operating system's power, stability and advanced networking capabilities. As the most robust licensing management technology on the market, FLEXlm ensures software developers that only licensed customers can use their products within the terms of the agreement. FLEXlm supports a wide range of licensing policies and provides the flexibility to manage sophisticated licensing schemes within any application.
"FLEXlm is the center of the Electronic Licensing ecosystem for more than 2,500 ISVs worldwide," said GLOBEtrotter's senior vice president and general manager, Mark Belinsky. "FLEXlm is a key component for software vendors to securely manage e-commerce portals on a global basis and we are pleased to make this product available on Mac OS X."
"With its Unix-based foundation, Mac OS X features unprecedented power, stability, and open standard technologies that make it the most reliable, compatible and interoperable desktop operating system on the market," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "GLOBEtrotter's FLEXlm for Mac OS X enables a host of Mac ISVs to easily incorporate its electronic licensing technology into their applications and we are delighted to receive their commitment to our platform."
FLEXlm is the industry's de facto standard Electronic Licensing technology that improves the profitability of software businesses by:
· Reducing unlicensed use
· Helping customers comply with applicable license terms
· Improving the effectiveness of software evaluations programs
FLEXlm improves customer satisfaction by allowing software vendors to offer customers licensing terms that best match customer business requirements.
Macrovision develops and markets electronic license management, rights management and copy protection technologies for the enterprise software, consumer interactive software, home video and music markets. Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.
The GLOBEtrotter Software division provides FLEXlm electronic license management (ELM) and GTlicensing(tm) electronic license distribution (ELD) solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs), as well as SAMsuite software asset management tools for business applications. These products are in use by over 2,000 ISV customers and over 500 large enterprise end-users throughout the world.
GLOBEtrotter, FLEXlm and GTlicensing are registered trademarks or trademarks of GLOBEtrotter Software and Macrovision Corporation. Unix is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
Note to Editors: Additional background information on GLOBEtrotter and its products can be obtained from our Web Site at www.GLOBEtrotter.com. For more information on Macrovision Corporation and its other products, see www.macrovision.com.
All statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be made by the Company or by officers, directors or employees of the Company acting on the Company's behalf, that are not statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties are outlined in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2000, its Quarterly Reports on Form-10Q, and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
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