(PRWEB) February 10, 2003
For Immediate Release
Singlestep Technologies Wins Reinvention Award From WSA
Award recognizes SinglestepÂs transformation from ÂRock to NOCÂ
SEATTLE, WA, February 10, 2003 Â Singlestep Technologies, a leading developer of enterprise and information management software, received the WSA Reinvention Award at the 8th annual WSA Industry Achievement ceremony held last last week in Seattle, Washington. John Stanton, Chairman, Director and CEO of Western Wireless Corporation and Chairman of T-Mobile USA, gave the keynote address at the dinner which honored Singlestep and seven other companies.
SinglestepÂs origins are in the professional audio market and date back to 1989, when the founders, operating under the name Lone Wolf, Inc., developed VNOS (Visual Network Operating System). Designed to address the complex networking and device management challenges faced by professional musicians and venues, VNOS enabled communication between disparate systems. Deployed in major venues like VancouverÂs GM Place and the Portland Rose Garden, VNOS also went on the road with U2's Zoo TV Tour, Jimmy Buffett, and the Grateful Dead. At its height, professional audio original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Yamaha and Carver shipped branded VNOS applications to control their products.
In 1997 the majority shareholders decided to cease operations of the business. The original founders re-focused development of the VNOS platform to expand outside the pro-audio industry. In late 2000, the founders and a new management team restarted the company.
Over the past 24 months, Singlestep has updated and enhanced the VNOS platform to address the demand for integration and interoperability solutions in the $23 billion infrastructure performance management industry. Singlestep launched the Unity Network Control Center in late 2002. As a next generation integration solution, Unity enables communication between disparate network devices and systems, creating a single view of an organizationÂs network.
ÂWinning this award from the WSA is great recognition for a team that has worked incredibly hard to take this robust and innovation technology platform and turn it into a successful business in the networking industry,Â said Chris Noble, CEO of Singlestep Technologies.
The 2003 Industry Achievement Award winners include:
Most Promising New Technology
Microsoft CorporationÂ.NET Framework
Most Promising New Company
Outstanding Contribution to Digital Government
Department of Social & Health Services, Division of Child Support
Outstanding Contribution to Community
Service Provider of the Year
Applied Discovery, Inc.
Consumer Product of the Year
Classmates Online Inc.ÂWorkplace Directory
Business Product of the Year
NetMotion Mobility 3.51ÂNetMotion Wireless, Inc.
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About Singlestep Technologies
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Singlestep Technologies Corporation develops integration applications and solutions based on its patented software platform, VNOS (Visual Network Operating System). With over ten years invested in R&D, VNOS is an intuitive information integration environment. Unlike any other tool on the market, VNOS enables users to rapidly build programs that integrate any collection of devices or applications, and can also be used to replace the command line interface of todayÂs network devices with a graphical user interface. For more information about Singlestep, Singlestep Unity, VNOS or our partner programs, visit: http://www.singlestep.com or email: email@example.com.
VNOS, Visual Network Operating System and Singlestep Unity are trademarks of Singlestep Technologies, Corp. in the United States and other countries.
About the WSA
Founded in 1984, with over 1,100 members representing a range of software, Internet and technology companies, the WSA (formerly the Washington Software Alliance) is a statewide trade association focused on helping Washington state technology companies succeed. The WSA is a catalyst for setting new industry directions, sharing expertise, delivering key business services, and leading the advocacy of issues necessary to keep Washington a leader in the digital economy. For more information, including the benefits of membership in the WSA, visit http://www.wsa.org.