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Cadcentre Group plc Licenses Worldwide Rights to Globetrotter’s FLEXbillTM ‘Pay-Per-Use’ Licensing System

Leading Process Plant Engineering Software Vendor Breaks New Ground in ‘Pay-Per-Use’ Software Licensing

SUNNYVALE, California (BUSINESS WIRE)—January 23, 2002—Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN), a world leader in Digital Rights Management technologies, announced today that its Globetrotter Software Division has signed a worldwide license agreement with Cadcentre Group plc for FLEXbill™, Globetrotter’s 'Pay-Per-Use' licensing technology. This agreement enables Cadcentre to combine FLEXbill with its implementation of FLEXlm® to provide flexible ‘Pay- Per-Use’ licensing options to Cadcentre customers worldwide. Cadcentre is an established and recognized leader in lifecycle engineering software solutions with more than 700 customers in 50 countries worldwide using in excess of 10,000 installed systems.
FLEXlm software has been deployed in over billion of applications software from over 2,500 software developers in North America, Europe, and Japan. It provides the means for independent software vendors to ensure that their software users comply with agreed license terms and enables vendors to license their software under a wide variety of business models including subscription, shared license, and, in conjunction with FLEXbill, Pay-Per-Use.
FLEXbill provides authenticated summary usage data to software vendors from their participating customers. FLEXbill usage data enables pay-per-use billing and can be used to implement a new set of licensing policies more accurately matched to each customer’s needs. FLEXbill data is automatically generated and authenticated, with Globetrotter serving as a trusted third party in the customer/vendor relationship.
"As customers’ requirements and geographical positions become more diverse, Cadcentre is leading the way with a flexible pricing solution that allows customers to gain access to Cadcentre applications anytime, anywhere," said Mike Bezzant, Cadcentre International's President of Global Sales and Customer Services. "Offering our customers 'pay-per-use' access to our products in units as small as 12 hours will be a huge step forward in aiding versatile project planning and engineering as well as a major asset in our drive to reduce the cost of project execution."
"We are very pleased that Cadcentre has chosen FLEXbill along with FLEXlm to implement their innovative global ‘pay-per-use’ pricing and licensing strategy," commented Mark Belinsky, Globetrotter Software's senior vice president and general manager. Cadcentre is at the forefront of how corporate users are beginning to license and pay for software, and is enabling more users to benefit from Cadcentre solutions than ever before.” Belinsky added, "Cadcentre is a truly global organisation, with a proven track record of success from project conception through detail design, fabrication and erection, commissioning and hand-over to plant operations and maintenance. We look forward to working closely with Cadcentre to ensure that they gain the full benefit of their investment in FLEXbill and FLEXlm."
About Cadcentre
Cadcentre is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing lifecycle engineering IT solutions providers to the process and power industries. Cadcentre technology has been integral to the engineering process of industrial plants with a value in excess of US0 billion for over 700 clients worldwide. Clients include leading plant owner/operators and engineering contractors such as 3M, ALSTOM Power, BASF, Daewoo Heavy Industries, DuPont, Electricité de France, Foster Wheeler, Halliburton, Hitachi, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Krupp Uhde, Kvaerner, Merck, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Petronas Carigali, Samsung Engineering and Shell.
Headquartered in Cambridge, England, Cadcentre currently employs over 300 staff worldwide. Cadcentre has additional product development offices in Manchester, Sheffield and Portsmouth, England, with sales and technical support offices in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore and South Korea, and two offices in the United States: Wilmington, Delaware and Houston, Texas.
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About Macrovision

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 2,500 ISV customers and over 500 large enterprise end-users throughout the world.

Globetrotter, FLEXlm, FLEXbill and GTlicensing are registered trademarks or trademarks of Globetrotter Software and Macrovision Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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