Monday April 30, 9:02 am Eastern Time
Zero G Software, Inc.
Zero G Ships InstallAnywhere(R) 4: Latest Version of the World's Most Powerful Multi-Platform Software Deployment Solution
Major Upgrade Delivers Industry's Most Extensive Platform Support, Re-Engineered Designer Interface and Hundreds of New Features and Enhancements
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero G, the leading provider of
multi-platform, Java-based, software deployment solutions, today announced the
immediate availability of InstallAnywhere 4.
InstallAnywhere, the world's
most powerful software deployment solution, is now even better, with hundreds
of enhancements -- including increased platform support, greater installer
flexibility (including console and silent based installations), significant
enhancements to the API, improved installer optimization, and a streamlined
InstallAnywhere 4 creates installers that are flexible enough to meet the
demands of diverse computing environments, yet smart enough to understand the
systems on which they are deployed -- making even the most complex deployments
InstallAnywhere's intuitive design handles platform-specific
installation details automatically. It creates smaller installers that run
faster than any other solution, increasing productivity. No other deployment
solution offers broader platform support, greater flexibility and more
built-in internationalization options than InstallAnywhere.
Successful software companies such as Moai and BEA Systems (Nasdaq: BEAS - news)
are using InstallAnywhere 4 as an installation solution for their customers
Moai, an e-commerce infrastructure provider of online negotiation
solutions, is using InstallAnywhere to deploy LiveExchange(TM), its
enterprise-class online negotiation software, and CompleteSource(TM)
Enterprise, its e-sourcing solution, to customers worldwide. By creating a
single, multi-platform deployment solution, InstallAnywhere's flexible and
intuitive installers enable Moai to deliver its world-class technology to
customers anywhere, on any platform.
``Zero G's Java-based installer technology is a natural fit with Moai's
Java-based products,'' said James Talbot, Moai's vice president of engineering.
``InstallAnywhere enables us to use a standardized solution for all platforms
instead of having to develop and maintain semi-custom batch files and scripts
for the Windows and UNIX platforms.''
BEA Systems, one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software
companies, deploys its award-winning BEA WebLogic® family of products using
InstallAnywhere. ``We needed a deployment solution provider that shared our
vision of anytime, anywhere computing,'' said John Kiger, director of product
marketing for the E-Commerce Server Division at BEA.
``No other solution
provided the cross-platform support and flexibility BEA required.
silent installation functionality were also important for BEA. Our customers
need to be able to deploy BEA WebLogic with or without a GUI, through telnet,
or silently; InstallAnywhere offers that level of flexibility.''
Robust Feature Set Makes Anytime, Anywhere Deployment a Reality
InstallAnywhere 4 builds professional, multi-platform installers that are
capable of deploying and configuring software to nearly any client or server
With the ability to install RPMs, to manage and install Windows NT
services and to run an installer in a silent or console mode, InstallAnywhere
4's industry-leading features continue to set the bar for platform independent
``The Internet has forever changed the dynamics of enterprise-based
application development and deployment,'' said Tracy Corbo, senior analyst at
the Hurwitz Group. ``Consequently, software installation and configuration
solutions with a 'one-size fits all' approach are out of synch with the
demands of today's highly distributed, multi-platform computing environments.
Zero G's approach creates 'smarter' installation scenarios that are flexible
and can be customized to meet the demands of both ISVs and IT departments.''
``InstallAnywhere has been designed from the ground up for multi-platform
performance. And as our customers' needs for seamless multi-platform
deployment and distribution become more sophisticated, InstallAnywhere will
continue to deliver the functionality they count on to deploy their
mission-critical applications,'' said Eric Shapiro, CEO of Zero G.
``InstallAnywhere does all of the heavy lifting, so developers can concentrate
on creating great software.''
The InstallAnywhere Family
The InstallAnywhere 4 family -- Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and
Now! -- streamlines the complexity of multi-platform software deployment with
an intuitive interface that gives software producers a single solution that
handles the intricacies of deploying software to different platforms, across
the enterprise or around the world.
-- InstallAnywhere 4 Enterprise Edition, the world's most powerful
multi-platform software deployment solution, simplifies complex
installations and provides maximum developer customization, along with
full international support for 29 different languages. Available for
-- InstallAnywhere 4 Standard Edition, the industry standard for
multi-platform software installation, offers more features and
customizability than every other product in its class. Available for
-- InstallAnywhere 4 Now! is the easiest, quickest, and most inexpensive
way to build multi-platform software installers. It may be downloaded
free of charge from the company's website, www.ZeroG.com.
About Zero G
Founded in 1996, Zero G is the leading developer of multi-platform
software deployment and updating solutions.
Some of the blue-chip software
producers who count on Zero G are Adobe, AT&T, BEA Systems, Borland, IBM,
Intel, Moai, Nortel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. Privately held, Zero G is
headquartered in San Francisco, California, and may be contacted at
415-512-7771 or found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com .
Zero G, Zero G Software, PowerUpdate, and InstallAnywhere are
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