Laplink Announces Licensing of PCmover Image Assistant to O&O Software

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Agreement provides O&O Software with technology to restore disk images regardless of the target PC’s operating system.

PCmover Image Assistant

PCmover Image Assistant

“Laplink’s goal is to make using a PC easier and better. That’s why we built tools like PCmover and that’s why we have agreed to license PCmover Image Assistant to O&O Software.”

Laplink Software today announced that O&O Software, based in Berlin, Germany, will license PCmover Image Assistant, to be included in an upcoming version of O&O’s award-winning DiskImage™.

Laplink’s technology is instrumental to creating a better disk imaging tool,” said Olaf Kehrer, Managing Director of O&O Software. “This will set O&O DiskImage apart from similar tools, because we can now offer an ‘operating system independent restore’ function. From now on, users of DiskImage will have a choice when restoring an image – to restore the old operating system or to restore the image to a PC running a newer operating system. No other disk-imaging tool offers this.”

PCmover Image Assistant, scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2010, is built upon Laplink’s proprietary PCmover technology and is the only software capable of restoring a disk image to any PC regardless of differences in operating systems. While other utilities require an entire system to be restored, PCmover Image Assistant offers selective restoration, as well as complete control over the process.

“We are excited to partner with O&O Software to deliver a better imaging experience for their customers,” said Laplink CEO Thomas Koll. “Laplink’s goal is to make using a PC easier and better. That’s why we built tools like PCmover and that’s why we have agreed to license PCmover Image Assistant to O&O Software.”

Laplink’s PCmover is the top-selling PC-to-PC migration software in the world, and the only way to automatically move files, settings, and even programs from an old PC to a new one – with no reinstallation of programs required.

“Disk imaging software used to be very simple – make an image; restore an image,” explained Kehrer. “But that usually meant restoring the image to the same computer. O&O Software solved this problem by allowing ‘hardware independent’ restorations, so that the image of one PC could be restored to a different PC. But we were still restoring everything, including the operating system. Now, with this technology form Laplink, we can offer our users the choice to restore an image to a new PC with a different operating system.”

O&O Software expects to ship the first versions of DiskImage that include PCmover Image Assistant by the end of June, 2010.

O&O Software and Laplink are jointly hosting a booth at CeBIT (Hall 11, Stand A32) this year, and will be explaining more about their cooperation to bring this new technology to market.

Read more at the Laplink Blog
Laplink’s Chief Technology Officer, Jack Wilson, on the benefits of PCmover Image Assistant, check out http://blog.laplink.com/.

About Laplink Software, Inc.
For nearly 30 years, Laplink has been the leader in providing software used for PC migration, remote access, file transfer, and synchronization. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

About O&O Software
O&O develops solutions for corporate customers that not only support them in their daily activities, but also help substantially reduce their costs. Our products for system optimization, data imaging, data recovery, secure data deletion and company-wide administration are pioneers in the Windows technology sector. Together with our worldwide network of partners, we support corporations, companies, public authorities and private customers in over 140 countries, all from our headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

For more information about this release, please contact:

Laplink Software Press Contact
E-mail: press(at)laplink(dot)com
+1-425-952-6000

O&O Software GmbH Press Contact
O&O Software GmbH, Am Borsigturm 48, 13507 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 4303 4310, Fax: +49 (0)30 4303 4399
E-mail: press(at)oo-software(dot)com

Additional information and images can be found online at Laplink’s Media Center: http://www.laplink.com/media.

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