SIMtone Corporation Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

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SIMtone Corporation today announced that it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in Client Computing, 2008" report issued on April 15th by Gartner, Inc.

the cool vendors in client computing are introducing innovations such as managed virtual desktop services that enable companies to get out of the business of purchasing and managing PCs, as well as a notebook that accompanies cellular phones and enables mobile workers to travel light.

SIMtone Corporation, a privately held company delivering the next virtual computing paradigm, today announced that it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in Client Computing, 2008" report issued on April 15th by Gartner, Inc. and authored by Mark A. Margevicius, Brian Gammage, Stephen Kleynhans and Federica Troni. SIMtone's business and consumer virtual desktop solutions were cited in the report as well as the SIMtone XDP protocol.

According to the report, "the cool vendors in client computing are introducing innovations such as managed virtual desktop services that enable companies to get out of the business of purchasing and managing PCs, as well as a notebook that accompanies cellular phones and enables mobile workers to travel light."

SIMtone's technology includes the SIMtone Virtual Service Platform (VSP) and SIMtone Virtual Service Appliances (VSAs) software products. Compatible with the company's carrier-grade Universal Service Provisioning Platform and Universal Client, these products allow Network Operators to create, offer and deliver all types of virtualized services for the enterprise, SMB, and consumer markets, seamlessly usable on-demand and on-the-fly, from any device and any broadband connection.

"We are honored to be acknowledged by Gartner as a Cool Vendor," explained Brian Allain, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. "Virtualization, continuous broadband availability and multi-core systems offer the opportunity for Network Operators to transform computing into telecom-provisioned services, and SIMtone delivers the only carrier scalable universal serviced platform that puts all the intelligence in the network. The SIMtone provides a single provisioning system to create and rapidly deploy any computing service hosted in the cloud, such as Windows or Linux desktops, Web application environments or individual applications. These desktop environments and applications can be accessible from any broadband access point across a range of devices, such as PCs, thin clients and terminals.
About Gartner's "Cool Vendors" Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they could not do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About SIMtone Corporation:
The SIMtone Corporation transforms computing into low-cost, network-provisioned services, pervasively accessible by everyone. The company has developed and commercialized the patent-pending SIMtone, a simple, universal service provisioning platform that allows telecom, cable and wireless operators to deliver on-demand services such as virtual desktop environments, applications, and media content seamlessly to a wide variety of devices including PCs, thin clients, mobile devices, set-top-boxes, and terminal devices. SIMtone is a privately-held company backed by Kodiak Venture Partners and Motorola Ventures. For more information, please visit: http://www.SIMtone.net.

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