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Vector’s LANutil Elite in swap-out deal replacing Microsoft SMS

Tamworth, Staffs and Portsmouth - 25th October 2001 - Portsmouth Naval Base has purchased a 1500 user license of Vector Networks’ PC management suite - LANutil Elite. The remote control component of LANutil Elite, PC-Duo, was one of the key reasons for the success of the deal with Vector distributor, Essential Computing.

β€œThe installation of LANutil Elite has greatly improved the support service to customers. Instantaneous connectivity and control via PC-Duo has had a massive impact for technical support staff eliminating the need for numerous on site visits” - Technical Support Manager

β€œLANutil will primarily be used for recording software installations on every PC and for measuring the quantity of each product installed to ensure compliance with the license. An additional feature is the product’s ability to record serial number, make and manufacturer of PC’s, which will be exported directly into the department’s asset database.” – Configuration Manager

Colin Bartram, Product Marketing Director at Vector Networks comments:

β€œThe benefits obtained by Portsmouth Naval Base, with their large number of PCs spread over several buildings, after implementing LANutil Elite re-emphasise the results we saw in our annual industry survey. This research indicated that if support staff visits for specific technical problems were to be reduced by 50% then the majority of companies would be saving over 15 hours of work time per week across the whole support staff.”


Additional Information:


The research survey was conducted in April 2001. 250 IT managers across industry sectors that utilise Windows NT were surveyed.

An Executive Summary of the full research results will available upon request. Please contact Rose Ross at Omarketing on for further details.


NetSupport PC-Duo is a corporate PC remote control product providing dramatic savings in the Cost of PC Ownership. It provides quick, reliable and secure access to NT servers and PCs running all flavours of Windows across LANs, WANs and VPNs as well as dial-up connections.

PC-Duo is also available bundled with Vector's PC audit and software distribution product LANutil Suite under the LANutil Elite brand name. This combination provides help desk, system administration and support staff with a shared easy-to-use relational database with highly detailed information on desktop hardware and software configurations, and the capability to roll out regular updates to desktop applications. One-click provides access to PC-Duo’s remote control capabilities. The products are available for download from the Vector Networks’ web site at or by calling Vector on +44 (0)1827 67333.


UK based Vector Networks specializes in developing Windows NT / 2000 based products for desktop management. They service approximately 5000 customers in over 20 countries with software installed in nearly 2 million PCs.

Further information on Vector Networks is available on the Vector Networks web site at

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For more information, please contact:
Rose Ross
Tel: +44(0)20 8255 5225

Phil Robinson
Vector Networks
Tel: +44(0)1827 67333

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