Tuesday November 14, 9:05 am Eastern Time
Zero G Software, Inc.
Zero G Ships PowerUpdate(TM), Deployment Solution Adds Live Updating to Applications
Free Internet Service Updates Applications Easily and Automatically
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero G, the leading provider of
multi-platform software deployment solutions, today announced the immediate
availability of PowerUpdate, the easiest way for software producers to add
live updating to their applications.
PowerUpdate ensures up-to-date
system-wide software compatibility, lowers the cost of support, and gives
software producers a seamless mechanism for deploying software revisions
across the enterprise or around the world.
PowerUpdate manages the downloading and installation of the latest version
of an application automatically, eliminating the need to contact end-users
whenever there is an update, patch, or new release.
web-based interface, software producers can specify pertinent information
about their application updates -- such as where, when, and how the revision
is to be accomplished -- and have those updates performed automatically.
Software developers can add live updating to their applications without having
to rewrite a single line of code.
``Over time, all phases of the application development lifecycle will
migrate to the web, and managing software revision and deployment for
client/server systems is no exception to this trend,'' said Tracy Corbo, Senior
Analyst, Applications Strategies at the Hurwitz Group.
computing becoming more and more distributed, and with more demands being made
on limited IT resources, it is neither possible nor practical to update each
client system every time there is a software revision or update.
PowerUpdate solution enables IT departments to automate the process of version
control, which in turn frees up IT departments to allocate their resources for
more strategic projects.''
Flexible Updating Methods
PowerUpdate is an ideal solution for the independent software vendor who
needs to update a large number of customers, and for the information
technology professional who manages large workgroups and needs a seamless way
to update programs or data.
PowerUpdate's built-in intelligence allows
software producers to deploy individual files, multiple files (to replace
folders or groups of files), or new installers (to reconfigure or
significantly modify a prior installation).
``PowerUpdate is the next step toward realizing our vision of a seamless,
multi-platform software deployment solution -- one that enables the delivery
of content, data and applications onto desktops, thin clients, and other
digital devices,'' said Zero G founder and CEO Eric Shapiro.
``By making the
software deployment and maintenance process painless, seamless and transparent
to the end-user, Zero G is at the forefront of making the 'write once, run
anywhere' promise of multi-platform software a reality.''
Easy Setup, Seamless Delivery
PowerUpdate's web-based interface takes software producers through the
simple process of setting up the service.
Once set-up is complete, the
software producer downloads a ``Check for Update'' icon (the ``updater'').
updater is then added to the target application, enabling PowerUpdate to check
for updates on demand.
Updates may be invoked automatically, at specific
times, or as requested by the end-user.
Once invoked, the updater contacts a secure server via the Internet,
checking the version of the end user's application against the latest release.
If any revisions are detected, PowerUpdate can download and install the newer
version automatically, or the end-user may choose to download and install the
newer version manually.
Service-based, ASP Model
PowerUpdate has been designed as a service, in order to allow software
producers to focus on their core competency -- producing software.
PowerUpdate is hosted on Zero G's secure servers, so there is no special
server software to install and maintain.
Leveraging the PowerUpdate service,
IT departments can maintain corporate software without using their own
valuable server space or network bandwidth.
Software developers can rest
easy, knowing that a trusted and secure source is managing the delivery of
their revised content.
Multi-Platform, Compatible With Existing Deployment Solutions
PowerUpdate is fully compatible with nearly all installation and
deployment solutions, including Zero G's award-winning InstallAnywhere®; it
is also compatible with most popular platforms, including Windows (95, 98, Me,
NT and 2000), Solaris, and Linux.
Availability and Pricing
PowerUpdate is available from the Zero G web site at www.ZeroG.com at no
cost. Technical support is available through a free online discussion forum
and through DevNet, Zero G's online developer network.
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, IBM, Intel, Nortel,
Novell, and Sun Microsystems.
Privately held, Zero G is headquartered in San
Francisco, California, and can 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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