Bootix Technology to Market Venturcom's Diskless Windows Technology

3/28/2003 - Venturcom, Inc, a leading provider of diskless PC remote boot and management and embedded software solutions and services, announced it has reached a value-added reseller agreement with bootix Technology GmbH, a leading provider of remote boot and installation technology for TCP/IP networks. Bootix will resell Venturcom’s innovative BXP software for the management of diskless Windows PCs and embedded devices.

Venturcom’s BXP software provides customers with the ability to seamlessly run diskless Windows XP, Windows XP Pro, and Windows XP Embedded based PC clients and devices in a native Windows software environment. Customers experience reduced IT costs due to better management of clients' images and hardware.

With this agreement, Venturcom leverages bootix’s established and respected reputation in the European and worldwide network market to further proliferate the success of Venturcom's BXP solution. Bootix understands corporations needs and will be able to utilize BXP to help these companies reduce IT costs and management.

"We are very ecstatic to have the opportunity to deliver our customers Venturcom’s products," said Rudolf Boes, worldwide sales and marketing manager for bootix Technology GmbH. "Venturcom's BXP software solution in conjunction with bootix's BootManage® products closes the gap for diskless operation of Windows 2000, XP and XPe, and will allow us to offer our customers the ability to reduce IT costs, through an optimized central management, configuration, and control of the desktop, while simultaneously increasing desktop security."

"The relationship with bootix Technology GmbH extends our reach with a partner who clearly understands the marketplace and has a proven ability to deliver solutions to European and worldwide corporations," said Pascal Prudhomme, director of Europe for Venturcom. "Bootix has a great reputation and knowledge of networking technology that makes them an obvious choice to distribute and support our products."

Venturcom Products
BXPTM – A network boot capability that allows diskless Windows-based servers, PCs or embedded devices to operate with full access to Windows, applications, and peripheral devices. BXP also enables the management of these clients from a centralized server. BXP reduces management tasks, provides "hot-swappable" server or PC operating systems and environments, and provides complete protection of secure data through the elimination of local removable media.

RTXTM – A real-time extension that adds a finer degree of task scheduling and timing control to Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT Embedded 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded. The added control enables engineers of today’s communications, office automation, industrial, medical, and entertainment equipment to reliably develop and deploy high performance, mission-critical applications that run on Windows operating systems.

PharLap ETS® – A real time operating system environment and complete development package for building 32-bit x86 embedded and real-time applications that provides an "end-to-end" software and services solution for OEMs using the Win32 API. PharLap ETS utilizes Microsoft Developer Studio Tools and features an RTOS with support for Win32 tools, a real-time GUI and a TCP/IP stack.

Venturcom, a 2002 Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner of the Year in the Distributor and Independent Software Vendor categories, also distributes and licenses Microsoft Windows products for use with embedded devices.

About Venturcom, Inc.
Venturcom provides software solutions, tools, operating platforms, training and services to corporations and designers of dedicated systems and equipment. Venturcom’s BXP solution allows corporations to reduce IT cost through remote boot, centralized management, configuration, and control of diskless client systems. Venturcom design tools and products provide a robust, solutions oriented development environment spanning the medical, simulation, industrial automation and network infrastructure markets. More information on Venturcom’s products and services is available on the World Wide Web at

About bootix Technology GmbH
Bootix Technology GmbH, a privately held company, is located in Neuss, Germany. Since back in 1989 the BootManage® remote boot services play a leading roll in the worldwide networking market. Intel based its PXE standard on bootix´s BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM and UTILITIES. For many years bootix services customers in all five continents through a network of resellers and consultants. More than 4 Million licenses sold to date underline the success of this concept. More information on bootix’s products, services and references is available on the World Wide Web at

Venturcom, ETS, RTX and BXP are registered or unregistered trademarks of Venturcom, Inc. Bootix and Bootmanage are registered or unregistered trademarks of bootix Technology, GmbH.

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