Open Text's Hummingbird Connectivity™ Division To Showcase Exceed onDemand® at LinuxWorld 2007

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Open Text's Hummingbird Connectivity Division will be demonstrating its remote X application access solution, Exceed onDemand, this week (August 6-9) at LinuxWorld 2007. Exceed onDemand was created specifically for the modern business environment, leveraging multi-tier architecture that allows both Linux and Windows® desktop users to seamlessly connect to remote X Window business applications over local area or wide area networks.

It would be extremely costly for corporations to move away from X completely; therefore maintaining compatibility with the X protocol and minimizing changes to the X application is absolutely crucial. Exceed onDemand creates a simultaneous two-way communication between remote Linux desktops and X Window applications, giving users more freedom to complete projects on time and on budget.

Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software and solutions, today announced that its Hummingbird Connectivity Division will be demonstrating its remote X application access solution, Exceed onDemand, this week (August 6-9) at LinuxWorld 2007, being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A component of the Hummingbird Connectivity™ family of products, Exceed onDemand delivers X application access to remote users worldwide.

With the gaining popularity of Linux desktops and the continuing growth in mobile workers, solutions such as Exceed onDemand have become increasingly important. Exceed onDemand was created specifically for the modern business environment, leveraging multi-tier architecture that allows both Linux and Windows® desktop users to seamlessly connect to remote X Window business applications over local area or wide area networks.

Most remote X application access solutions today use a multi-tier architecture - the middle tier, or gateway, is placed between the X applications and users, creating a simultaneous two-way communication: the gateway talks with the remote Linux desktop using a different protocol that is fast, effective and secure on the Internet, while speaking to the X applications using the native X protocol over local area networks. The main benefit behind this type of architecture is that it is efficient on the Internet and compatible with thousands of X applications.

"Organizations around the world have made significant investments in both Linux and Windows environments, leaving many high-end applications optimized for Linux, but requiring access from Windows platforms," said Eugene Cherny, General Manager of Hummingbird Connectivity." It would be extremely costly for corporations to move away from X completely; therefore maintaining compatibility with the X protocol and minimizing changes to the X application is absolutely crucial. Exceed onDemand creates a simultaneous two-way communication between remote Linux desktops and X Window applications, giving users more freedom to complete projects on time and on budget."

Key features of Exceed onDemand include:

  • Complete Linux to Linux Remote Access
  • Session Suspend and Resume
  • Session Suspend On Disconnect
  • Desktop Sharing
  • Load Balancing
  • One Port for All Connections
  • X11R7.1 Support
  • Cluster Computing and Automatic Cluster Failover
  • License Pooling
  • Ultra Low Bandwidth Usage

Open Text is a strong supporter of the Linux movement and has a variety of offerings for both Linux desktops and servers. In addition to Exceed onDemand for connecting to remote X Window business applications, Open Text also provides Livelink ECM, its industry leading enterprise content management (ECM) offering, and FirstClass, its messaging and collaboration offering for educational institutions, for the Linux platform. For many, affordable Linux servers are supporting an increasingly distributed and global workforce, with ECM applications for improved business efficiency, team collaboration, compliance, and communication.

Visit Hummingbird Connectivity at booth # 827 for more information on the Exceed onDemand Client for Linux and other Hummingbird Connectivity 2008 (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1889) products, or go to http://www.hummingbird.com. Visitors to the booth can also get more information on how to address their ECM, messaging and collaboration needs in a Linux environment. For more information on the event visit: http://www.linuxworld.com.

About Hummingbird Connectivity and Open Text Corporation
Open Text™ is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software and solutions. For more information, go to Open Text. The Hummingbird Connectivity™ division of Open Text provides a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system. Hummingbird Connectivity seamlessly delivers enterprise mission critical data to the user desktop. Based on robust and recognized standards, every Hummingbird Connectivity product is designed to bridge the gap between legacy systems and enterprise users by delivering the quickest, easiest, and most secure single point of access to UNIX systems, Mainframes and AS/400s. For more information about Hummingbird Connectivity, visit http://www.hummingbird.com.

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