Naperville, IL - February 23, 2009 - Connect, Inc., the leader in terminal emulation software for radio frequency terminals, today announced the introduction of OpenAir Virtual, adding to its comprehensive line of productivity-enhancing, cost-reducing products.
OpenAir Virtual is an adaptation of Connect's OpenAir Windows server for VMwareÂ® and Sun Microsytems's VirtualBox(TM). The package includes the professional services to install, configure, and certify the integrated system. The benefits include:
o Reduced IT costs and improved flexibility by consolidating servers.
o Decreased planned and unplanned downtime for improved business continuity.
o Reduced energy costs by cutting the total server count, and by allowing unused servers to be dynamically powered-down.
o Insulated from hardware dependences.
OpenAir Windows is a hosted software application designed to be installed on a user's own Host with a WindowsÂ® operating system. Ideal for bringing IntelÂ®-based Windows applications to networks of wireless terminals, Connect's OpenAir Windows networking solution is a SoftNCU for installation on existing network servers.
"Companies that want to control their server hardware and maximize their investment via the virtual machine path will embrace this method of managing and controlling their wireless data collection system," said Chris Christofferson, CEO of Connect, Inc. "Use of Connect's OpenAir product also provides data compression over the network providing maximum speed and lessening the load on the system."
About Connect, Inc.
Connect, Inc. is the leading supplier of wireless network and process control integration tools and sets the standard for performance. The company was the first company devoted exclusively to the development of software solutions for wireless Auto ID networks. PowerNet is the most comprehensive product line aimed exclusively at maximizing the potential of mobile workers around the globe. Connect works with integrators, Value Added Resellers, and distributors internationally.
Connect's Twin Client is a powerful emulator supporting every major RF terminal manufacturer and model. One tool works for any RF choice. Twin Client's MDM (Mobile Device Manager) is a leading edge tool for keeping an RF environment running efficiently. The OpenAir family of server solutions provides unparalleled performance insuring session persistence and data optimization