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November 22, 2001: Wipro Technologies’ product, Wipro UWIN, reached a milestone today when it reached a client base of 600 satisfied users including Nokia, Ericsson, Cisco, Hewlett Packard and Intel.

Wipro UWIN is a powerful UNIX-Linux-Windows Migration/Integration toolkit and is one of the four technologies in the world that provides complete Unix-NT interoperability and gives users the option of working on both UNIX and Windows, without having to reboot the system.

Wipro UWIN is a comprehensive set of UNIX command shells and utilities providing users their familiar UNIX environment on a Windows platform. This is great news for Unix lovers as they can remotely access Windows server and work from home on their favorite Unix platform. For Corporate users, Wipro UWIN has resulted in huge savings in terms of time and money.

For example, a WAP service provider may need to replicate a WAP product’s code written in Unix to Windows. Instead of initiating a new project, they log onto and can download Wipro UWIN. Within days the product can be recompiled on Windows without changing the source code, all at a fraction of the cost of developing the product from scratch.

UWIN was originally conceived by David Korn (of Korn Shell fame) at AT&T Research Labs, with an objective to bridge the gap between UNIX and Windows by providing user and development environment, and to provide an environment for smooth migration of UNIX applications onto Windows. Korn approached Wipro for a joint R&D effort with AT&T Research Labs. Wipro took the initiative of converting this research effort into a product. Today AT&T has licensed Wipro to Productize and Commercialize the UWIN product.

"Wipro has been a dependable partner in the six year development of UWIN and now expanding its reach worldwide through its online sales and support services." Says David Korn (AT&T) regarding his association with Wipro.

To meet the changing requirements from customers, Wipro UWIN is internationalized and can work on any language version of Windows. Says Sandy Strain of Integralis, “I do lot of work with PC's and also various flavors of UNIX – Wipro UWIN is ideal for that. It is a very good product. Should be the standard environment for Windows”.

“UWIN is a good example of how a good product with innovative selling method can succeed in the market. UWIN represents a significant step in demonstrating that Indian software companies can develop and sell software products in the global market “ says M Divakaran, Chief Executive – Embedded and Internet Access Solutions

The integrated version of Wipro UWIN’s single system license is available for US$ 199. With its client base of 600 and more than 4,500 downloads from users worldwide, Wipro UWIN has proved to be a winner all the way.


About Wipro

Wipro Limited is the first SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company operating in the global market. Wipro provides Research and Development services to Telecom and Electronic product companies and software solutions to global corporate enterprises.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment offering system integration, network integration and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting.

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Nick Hall
VP Communications
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