Zephyr Announces Support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

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Critical Release Will Usher in Large Scale Corporate Adoption of New Standard

Zephyr is pleased to announce the support of Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with its PASSPORT family of 3270, 5250 and UNIX terminal emulation products.

Windows 7 SP1, an important Microsoft update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7, will be considered by many corporate users to be a critical milestone in terms of their adoption of the new desktop operating standard.

For many large organizations, mission-critical applications continue to be hosted on IBM System z (mainframes), IBM System i (AS/400 and iSeries) and UNIX servers. Secure, reliable access to these applications is essential and the Zephyr PASSPORT family of terminal emulation solutions offers best-of-breed communication between Microsoft Windows 7 and these important legacy platforms.

"The release of Windows 7 SP1 will help usher in a 2-3 year migration period of customers transitioning from Windows XP to the latest Microsoft desktop operating system," said David Muck, President, Zephyr. "This time frame comes from data just collected in the annual Zephyr customer survey conducted in January and February of this year," he continued.

The Zephyr PASSPORT terminal emulation software has been tested with Windows 7 SP1 and found to be fully compatible. PASSPORT, which includes advanced TN3270E, TN5250E, VT, SCO ANSI and Wyse host access, has been certified as being "Compatible with Windows 7". PASSPORT is often used as an alternative to terminal emulation solutions from Attachmate, IBM and Micro Focus.

For more information on PASSPORT or to download a free trial version of the Zephyr terminal emulator, visit http://www.zephyrcorp.com.

For more information on Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or to download the software, visit the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com.

About Zephyr
Zephyr specializes in 3270 communication, whether from a Windows 7 desktop, XP, Windows 2008 Server, a standard web server or virtual server. If you seek IETF standard TN3270E solutions for Microsoft Windows, Zephyr is the number one supplier to consider.

Founded in 1985, Zephyr is an employee owned company that is debt-free and consistently profitable. The large majority of our revenue recurs annually and the company maintains an almost 100% renewal rate of its products and services. Zephyr maintains offices and distributors in the U.S., UK, Germany, South Africa and throughout Latin America.

Our client portfolio includes large U.S. banks such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Comerica, U.S. Bank and Wachovia, while we also support large U.S. insurance companies such as Liberty Mutual, Nationwide Insurance and Progressive.

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