emBoot Inc. Releases PXE Server Directory Service

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emBoot Inc. announces the release of its PXE Server Directory Service (PXESDS), extending the PXE client and server protocol to allow multiple PXE servers to co-exist on the same network.

emBoot Inc. today announced new client and server functionality which addresses a growing network management problem. As more and more desktop management software vendors are incorporating support for PXE (Pre-eXecution Environment) within their software offerings, it is quite common for such software to include its own PXE server. When more than one client management product is deployed, several PXE servers can thus be active on the same network, causing potential havoc to PXE clients.

“The original PXE specification does not define a client’s behavior when it receives replies from multiple PXE servers, said emBoot founder George Kostiuk. “Although there is some prioritization defined, it is not deterministic.” It is desirable to have a method to control which PXE server a client will boot from in a multiple PXE server environment. In order to implement such functionality, emBoot extended the PXE protocol from both server side and client side.

PXESDS is available immediately, with prices starting at $179. A trial version is available for evaluation.

For additional information, please contact Steve Marfisi (905 629-0200 x210, or info@emboot.com), or visit http://www.emboot.com/products_pxesds.htm

About emBoot

Founded in 2002 in Mississauga, Ontario emBoot Inc. specializes in networking booting technologies and PXE tools. emBoot’s network booting solutions can help to reduce the total cost of PC and networked client ownership. emBoot supports OEM and system integrators of PCs workstations, POS devices and embedded systems through it’s engineering, testing, consulting and support services.

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