Neoware Announces New Integrated Flat Panel
Thin Client Appliance
Eon Prestige offers all benefits of thin client computing in an all-in-one,
ultra-slim flat panel device
Bracknell, UK, May 27, 2003 - Neoware Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NWRE), the
leading supplier of award-winning software, services and managed thin client
appliances, today introduced an all-in-one flat panel thin client that
offers all of the benefits of thin client computing in a sleek, stylish
platform appropriate for high profile computing environments. Eon Prestige
dramatically reduces enterprise-computing costs by allowing companies to run
applications on servers, not the desktop, enabling them to centrally manage
application deployment and upgrades, strengthen security and provide better
virus protection, dramatically reducing ongoing administration costs.
With Eon Prestige, organisations can realise the benefits of thin client
computing in an all-in-one ultra-slim flat screen package, which can be
placed on a desk, or mounted to a wall, mobile cart or arm extension.
Integrating the thin client and display into a sleek, tilting flat panel
makes Eon Prestige ideal for high visibility locations like retail customer
service areas, as well as environments with limited desk or counter space
such as healthcare, transportation, hospitality and call centre facilities.
Other features of Eon Prestige include the ability to connect multiple
peripheral devices via serial, parallel and USB ports, upgrade memory and
migrate between Windows CE.Net, Linux and Windows XP Embedded operating
systems without changing hardware. In addition, Eon Prestige offers
significant energy savings, using four times less energy than a PC - 24
watts of power during operation, compared to approximately 100 watts for a
Neoware partners and distributors are already seeing the potential offered
by the Eon Prestige. "It's very exciting that Neoware, one of our highly
established vendor partners, launches new products like Prestige to enhance
our existing offerings," says Yuri Pasea, Managing Director of Centia Ltd.,
a European-based telecommunications consultant. "Not only does the Eon
Prestige enhance and strengthen our server-based computing solution set but
it also augments our existing UK channel's portfolio. Centia will undertake
in-depth channel education and marketing to ensure our customers are
entirely up to speed with Prestige and fully embrace this new offering from
Those sentiments were echoed by Simon Marvell, UK Sales Manager of adtcom
Network Computing, Europe's largest thin client device distributor. "adtcom
works closely with Neoware because they are a professional, dedicated
manufacturer that delivers on their promises," says Marvell. "The new
Prestige integrated flat panel and thin client is an excellent addition to
the Neoware product line. It excels where space and style are at a premium."
Neoware's thin client appliances are ideal for organisations that are
looking for a cost- effective way to provide access to applications running
on servers across local, wide-area and wireless networks or over the
Internet. Neoware's unique, managed software approach to thin client
computing provides customers with an easily administered, centrally managed,
secure thin client solution, providing more functionality, greater
expandability, and higher quality at lower up-front and ongoing costs than
competitive thin client hardware companies. Like all of Neoware's thin
client appliances, Eon Prestige comes complete with the award-winning
enterprise-class management solution, ezRemote Manager, which dramatically
lowers costs by enabling system administrators to locate, inventory, manage,
shadow, secure and upgrade thousands of thin client appliances without
leaving their desks. ezRemote Manager also enables customers to mix and
match Eon Prestige with other members of Neoware's broad thin client
appliance family, as well as other thin clients from IBM, Boundless, and
NCD, allowing them to upgrade their existing thin clients without changing
"Eon Prestige is a stunning new entry in thin client computing," says
Michael Kantrowitz, Chairman and CEO of Neoware Systems. "Its exciting fresh
design, form and functionality will enable our customers to deliver the
benefits of thin client solutions to new locations within the enterprise."
Eon Prestige with Microsoft Windows XPe is priced at £899 and is available
from Neoware and from IBM as part of the Neoware-IBM thin client alliance.
Information about Neoware's products is available on the Web at
www.neoware.com and www.pc.ibm.com/us/neoware.
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business customers that is designed to be simpler and easier than
traditional PC-based computing. Neoware's software and management tools
power and manage a new generation of smart computing appliances that utilize
the benefits of open, industry-standard technologies to create new
alternatives to personal computers used in business and a wide variety of
proprietary business devices.
Neoware's products are designed to run local applications for specific
vertical markets, plus allow access across a network to multi-user Windows
servers, Linux servers, mainframes, minicomputers, and the Internet.
Computing appliances that run and are managed by Neoware's software offer
the cost benefits of industry-standard hardware and software, easier
installation, and have lower up-front, maintenance, and administrative costs
than proprietary or PC-based alternatives.
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regarding: the growth of the thin client market; our position as the fastest
growing player in the thin client computing market; our position as the
leading supplier of software, products, services and solutions for the
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and customers' acceptance of our Appliance Computing products, pricing
pressures, rapid technological changes in the industry, growth of the
Appliance Computing market, increased competition, our ability to attract
and retain qualified personnel, our ability to identify and successfully
consummate and integrate future acquisitions, adverse changes in customer
order patterns, adverse changes in general economic conditions in the U.S.
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