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Hummingbird Announces Release of Exceed on Demand 4.5

  • 03 March, 2004 11:06

<p>As an Australian Distributor for Hummingbird for 12 years, Open Systems Australia is pleased you with the following press release:</p>
<p>Hummingbird Announces Release of Exceed onDemand® 4.5
The most feature-packed server-based PC X server on the market</p>
<p>Toronto – March 2, 2004 – Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), a leading global provider of integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Exceed onDemand® 4.5, part of the Hummingbird Connectivity™ family of products. Designed for the mobile work force, Exceed onDemand is Hummingbird’s ultra lightweight server-based PC X server built to run securely and efficiently on any type of network connection including LAN, WAN and dial-up. The latest version improves overall performance by more than 100 per cent, enhancing user productivity.</p>
<p>Exceed onDemand delivers seamless, secure access from Windows-based desktops to many types of platforms including UNIX, Linux and VMS X Window-based systems. Exceed onDemand 4.5 supports a broad range of applications, from 2D X applications such as network management tools to advanced 3D graphic applications that use OpenGL API, such as computer-aided design tools and engineering applications.</p>
<p>“The latest version of Exceed onDemand contains numerous enhancements that are based on our customer’s needs and new market trends. All aspects of the product have been enriched, from better performance to boosted productivity,” said Xavier Chaillot, senior product manager, Hummingbird Connectivity™, Hummingbird Ltd. “Hummingbird leads the market with the most feature-packed, advanced and secure server-based PC X server product in the industry.”</p>
<p>Exceed onDemand Client™ is Web-deployable with the most advanced Web deployment tools enabling administrators to deploy, update and upgrade Exceed onDemand Client dynamically and centrally from a Web server.</p>
<p>Key enhancements to Exceed onDemand 4.5 include:</p>
<p>OpenGL API Support: Exceed onDemand now harnesses the power of OpenGL API, the industry’s most widely used and supported 2D and 3D graphics application programming interface.
Performance: Improved performance by over 100 per cent.
Port Consolidation: Exceed onDemand now uses only two ports for all types of
communications, including the X traffic.
ew Deployment Tools: Exceed onDemand Package Update Wizard and Exceed onDemand Index Page Wizard are added to the collection of Exceed onDemand Deployment Tools. They offer great convenience and time saving features allowing administrators to create and manage multiple Exceed onDemand deployment packages.
Secure Shell Integration: The Strong Encryption version of Exceed onDemand allows users to secure connections between X applications and the Exceed onDemand Server™, using the Secure Shell protocol. Together with the support for the SSL protocol, Exceed onDemand provides complete end-to-end security for mission critical data.
Version 4.0 Backward Compatible: Exceed onDemand Client is backward compatible with version 4.0 of Exceed onDemand Server.
Availability: Exceed onDemand 4.5 is now available in 3 encryption levels: Strong Encryption, Weak Encryption and No Encryption. For more information, please visit:</p>
<p>About Hummingbird Connectivity™</p>
<p>Hummingbird Connectivity is a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system. Hummingbird Connectivity seamlessly delivers enterprise mission critical data to the user desktop. Based on robust and recognized standards, every Hummingbird Connectivity product is designed to bridge the gap between legacy systems and enterprise users by delivering the quickest, easiest, and most secure single point of access to Unix systems, Mainframes and AS/400s.</p>
<p>About Hummingbird</p>
<p>Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. Our enterprise content management (ECM) solutions enable organizations to manage the lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition. Hummingbird Enterprise solutions enable organizations to address critical business needs, such as information management, business continuity, compliance and risk mitigation. Founded in 1984, Hummingbird employs approximately 1450 people and serves more than 33,000 customers, including 90% of Fortune 100. Hummingbird solutions are sold directly from 40 offices worldwide and through our Alliance Network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit</p>
<p>About Open Systems Australia</p>
<p>Open Systems Australia, a Canberra based company, was founded 13 years ago with the aim of providing high-end security, computing and data networking solutions for Fortune-500 Corporations, Federal and State Government Departments, Australia-wide.
This has developed into an extensive distribution business servicing over 2000 resellers Australia wide. Open Systems Australia has the in-house project management and technical / engineering capabilities to undertake virtually any I.T. project, anywhere in the Pacific region.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Sarah Hawkins
Marketing Manager
Open Systems Australia
02 6261 4900</p>
<p>Forward-looking statements in this press release, including statements relating to the Company's capital structure, future sales growth, profitability, competitive position and release of new products are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. Such risks include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to secure underwriting support and attract investors to its stock; the Company's ability to introduce new products in a timely manner and its ability to generate demand for, and gain market acceptance of, those products in an intensely competitive marketplace, where many of its competitors have substantially greater resources than the Company; the Company's ability to maintain revenue growth at current levels or anticipate a decline in revenue from any of its products; the Company's ability to reduce its costs to the extent required to maintain profitability should revenue decline; the Company's ability to hire, train, and retain highly qualified personnel; the Company's reliance on third party distribution channels as part of its sales and marketing strategy; and other risks detailed in the Company's various securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulators.</p>

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