ApplianceWare Announces Java™ Enabled Server Appliance Software Reference Platform for Freescale's PowerQUICC™ Processors

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ApplianceWare , Inc. delivers software to enable high performance server appliance platforms and solutions based on PowerQUICC communications processors.

In a new development that will significantly broaden its product offering, ApplianceWare has announced that it will now offer the ApplianceWare Server Appliance Edition software operating environment for network appliances based on Freescale's PowerQUICC™ processors containing a PowerPC® core. The offering will be offered with a selection of Freescale processor-based customer reference boards (CRBs) and development kits from selected OEM manufacturers. ApplianceWare Server Appliance Edition includes both the ApplianceWare J2ME™ platform and the ApplianceWare Server Linux based operating system. The ApplianceWare Java Virtual Machine (JVM™) is based on the Sun Microsystems J2ME Connected Device Configuration (CDC) and enables value added software features that require a Java Virtual Machine. The ApplianceWare J2ME JVM is bundled with the ApplianceWare Server and is available to server appliance OEMs and manufacturers that are making use of the low power and high performance of Freescale processor-based platforms in their product development.

The ApplianceWare Server is a version of the Linux operating system optimized for PowerPC instruction set architecture. It offers manufacturers a complete operating environment for rapid product development on proven technologies. ApplianceWare also offers application development, customization, and application integration services for platforms based on Freescale processors. These activities are focused on accelerating the implementation of Java enabled server software solutions for Freescale processor-based information appliances and devices.

"ApplianceWare is well-positioned to deliver a world-class server appliance software platform for application developers and device manufacturers due to its familiarity with the unique needs of the server appliance market, and its reputation as a leading server appliance software provider," said Stacy Kenworthy, Chairman and CEO of ApplianceWare. "We believe that the combination of Sun's Java technology and Freescale's PowerQUICC processors will enable manufactures to develop and deploy responsive, reliable, and cost-effective server appliance platforms"

"Freescale's PowerQUICC processors are designed to deliver high-performance processing and flexible connectivity for a wide range of applications," said Jeff Timbs, marketing director for Freescale's Digital Systems Division. "With a Linux® OS and Java platform optimized for PowerQUICC processors, OEMs can now take advantage of software solutions such as ApplianceWare's Server Appliance Edition to enable innovative functionality and application reliability in the storage server appliance market."


The Server Appliance Edition is an implementation of ApplianceWare's industry-leading Java virtual machine (JVM) environment that is tailored for the limited memory resources and device management requirements of network attached server appliance devices. The ApplianceWare JVM environment enables Java applications to run on network connected Freescale technology based devices. Java technology is key to bringing ApplianceWare's Common Information Model (CIM) and Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) compliant, policy-based management to the server appliance market.


ApplianceWare offers storage and application appliances based on the ApplianceWare runtime. Server appliance software offerings include:

-- Network Attached Storage (NAS)

-- iSCSI based Storage Area Network (SAN)

-- Digital Home Media Server (DHMS)

-- SMI-S and CIM compliant Object Manager (CIMOM),

-- Advanced Policy Based Management


ApplianceWare is a market leading developer of server appliance operating system and application platform solutions. ApplianceWare's technologies enable Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to develop and deploy value added server appliance offerings that are cost effective, reliable, feature rich, scalable and high performance. ApplianceWare's software is a complete operating system and appliance management application that enables end users to easily deploy, configure, and maintain multiple server appliances in complex, heterogeneous network environments. Additional information about ApplianceWare is available at

Java, J2ME, and JVM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include the anticipated timing of product releases, the expected customer demand for existing and new products, the expected revenue from product sales, the growth of the market for ApplianceWare's products, and the market demand for the ApplianceWare platform. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that the company will be able to market and support the ApplianceWare product or customers will accept such product. The company's business is subject to a variety of other risks and uncertainties that include, but are not limited to, rapid technological changes in the industry, increased competition, and timely introduction and customer acceptance of the Company's products.


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