RES Software Awarded Patent for Workspace Extender Technology

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Key technology for any Virtual Desktop deployment to be demonstrated at VMworld San Francisco

We are the only vendor who provides this breakthrough technology which we believe will be critical to virtual desktop success and a key market differentiator. We created the technology back in 2001 and I am very proud that this patent award now officially recognizes the unique value of our solution.

RES Software, the leader in User Workspace Management, announced today that it has been granted Patent No. EP1331556 by the European Patent Office. The patent covers methods to enhance a remote desktop with applications that run locally. Workspace Extender is a key technology to successfully deploy virtual desktops, and will be demonstrated from August 31 through September 3 at VMworld in San Francisco.

RES PowerFuse Workspace Extenderâ„¢ is one of the key technologies in RES PowerFuse, the leading user workspace management solution.

RES PowerFuse separates the user experience and settings from the underlying desktop infrastructure and dynamically composes a personalized, secure and consistent user workspace regardless of the underlying desktop infrastructure - traditional desktops, a notebook, a thin client or a virtual desktop. The result is higher user productivity and lower desktop TCO.

Now with the addition of RES Workspace Extender, RES PowerFuse also offers the unique capability to enhance a virtual desktop with applications that run locally. This means that the local applications relied upon by an end user and a virtual desktop can be merged into a single end user workspace, thereby increasing end user satisfaction and increasing productivity, without compromising the manageability benefits of VDI. This is extremely useful for media intensive applications including CD/DVD applications, VoIP and video applications.

An example of this technology is the ability to write a CD-ROM on your local computer from the virtual desktop. This capability is not currently available in today's virtual desktop technologies. The resulting advantage is increased end-user productivity and acceptance of virtual desktop technology as there is no perceptible difference between the virtualized environment and the local environment. All works as one seamless desktop providing a full PC-experience.

Bob Jansen, chief technology officer of RES Software stated: "We are the only vendor who provides this breakthrough technology which we believe will be critical to virtual desktop success and a key market differentiator. We created the technology back in 2001 and I am very proud that this patent award now officially recognizes the unique value of our solution."

The User Workspace Management market is generating increasing attention as IT professionals and analysts recognize that desktop configuration of the future will be a mix of traditional workstations, thin clients, remote terminals, and virtual desktops, with the complexity of managing all the end user information a key challenge for IT.

Notably, analysts at Gartner consider personalization of 'Hosted Virtual Desktop' images a prerequisite for successful virtual desktop deployment and RES PowerFuse is currently recognized as the most complete product to deliver persistent personalization capabilities for HVD images¹.

RES PowerFuse Workspace Extender further strengthens RES Software's leadership position in the user workspace management market.

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, RES Software is a Silver sponsor at VMworld 2009, and will be demonstrating RES PowerFuse and its patented Workspace Extender technology at booth 1531, South Hall A-C.

About RES Software
RES Software is the leading provider of User Workspace Management software. Since 1999 we have enabled our more than 2,500 customers worldwide to compose and manage personalized and secure workspaces for their end users. Our Workspace Management products bridge the gap between traditional desktop management, thin clients, and virtual desktops. The business benefits our customers have realized by using our products include a lower TCO, broader security and an increased productivity. RES Software is a global company with nine offices across Europe and the U.S. RES Software products are exclusively delivered through a network of certified partners. More information: http://www.ressoftware.com

¹ Gartner Research, Why, How and When to Personalize Hosted Virtual Desktops - Brian Gammage, Publication date June 18 2009.

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