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Guildford, Surrey, 9th November 01 – Wick Hill, the largest international distributor for WRQ connectivity software, warned today that many companies who think they are Euro compliant may not actually be so.



Isabelle Reymond, WRQ Product Manager at Wick Hill, said: "Many companies are planning for the introduction of the Euro during 2002 believing they are ready. They've checked with their suppliers that all their desktop applications and host applications are Euro compliant and able to handle trading in Euros. However, unless their connectivity software is also Euro compliant, trading in Euros is a non-starter."



The problem is partly that connectivity software such as WRQ Reflection is so reliable and robust that it runs seamlessly in the background as part of the systems infrastructure. The result is that some Euro compliance teams have simply not realised that their connectivity software needs to be Euro compliant as well.



Reymond added: "Discussions with a number of clients revealed that embedded terminal emulation was often the forgotten link between desktop and host applications."



Reymond advises checking if the current version of your connectivity software can handle the Euro. Advice to those using WRQ connectivity software is that versions from 7.0 and upwards are Euro compliant. Those with earlier versions should consult their suppliers.





About Wick Hill and WRQ



Wick Hill specialises in infrastructure solutions for ebusiness and is the world's largest distributor of WRQ connectivity software. The company has been involved with WRQ connectivity software since 1982. US-based WRQ is one of the top five companies worldwide in the connectivity software market. It manufactures a range of Windows and web-based emulation software for connecting PCs to IBM mainframe, AS/400, HP, Unix, OpenVMS and X systems.





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