EmergeCore Rolls Out Japanese Version of IT-100 IT in a Box

3/29/2004 - In a move to address growing demand for the IT-100 network appliance for small business and branch offices, EmergeCore Networks announced a localized version of the IT-100 for Japan. The new Japanese version of the IT-100 is essential for several multi-million dollar contracts EmergeCore will be announcing within the next two weeks, company officials disclosed.

The Japanese version comes on the heels of an exclusive $2.5 million contract with Australia and New Zealand distributor OzzieNet. In addition to answering the needs of distribution contracts underway in Japan, the new Japanese version is one in a series of localized international product versions the company will be announcing through Q2 and Q3, said EmergeCore CEO and President Dave Brown.

EmergeCore’s IT-100 has achieved tremendous sales and market response in the U.S. market, achieving rapid sales and industry awards that include the VARBusiness Tech Innovators Award in the Linux category over competitors IBM and Novell, and recent acknowledgement in both Newsweek and Businessweek magazines.

“Our ability to enter the Japan market is critical to continuing the IT-100’s current growth,” Brown said. “Early response to the IT-100 in Japan has been equally as strong as response to our U.S. version. We are extremely pleased to be moving to quickly answer this critical new market need.”

Japan is second only to the U.S. in total population with Internet connection. In fact, Internet has risen to become a critical component of 79.1 percent of Japan’s business offices (and 98.4 percent of the country’s large corporations) by the end of 2002. Broadband (ADSL) growth is also very strong in Japan, with current presence in 9.4 million (20 percent) of all Japan households.

The IT-100 product combines 20 gigabytes of storage Express Setup, Multiple Domains, Web Server, FTP Server, File Server, Alarms, Proxy Server, NAT, 4 Port Switch, Website Builder, eCommerce, Upgrade, Router, Domain Users, DNS Server, Email Server, DHCP Server, Statistics, Firewall, Wireless Access Point, Backup/Restore and VPN services in a single US$1,395 device.

For small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) or branch offices, the IT-100 eliminates the need for costly IT support. Even a non-technical person can set up and manage the IT-100 through the CoreVista Web® browser interface. There's no software installation required.

The GUI windows-like interface of the CoreVista Web software is so simple even a non-technical staff member could set up the network in minutes. The resulting network can support PCs, Macintosh workstations and Unix machines-basically any device with an Ethernet or wireless access point, including laptops, Tablet PCs and PDAs.

About EmergeCore
Founded in September 2000, EmergeCore Networks is focused on the further development of "IT IN A BOX"®, IT-100 all in one networking solutions for small business and branch office customers. To reduce costs and simplify IT solutions, small businesses are focusing on simple, easy to manage technologies. EmergeCore Networks developed the IT-100 specifically to address the infrastructure technology needs of the small business customer. The IT-100 all in one IT solution provides the support, services and functionality required for the small business owner.

EmergeCore is a private company based in Boise, Idaho. For more information about EmergeCore, visit the company's website at www.emergecore.com.

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