SOURCE: Cynergy Systems, Inc.

April 17, 2008 10:11 ET

Cynergy Selected by Microsoft for Global Agency Initiative

Global Leader in Rich Internet Applications Chosen for Inclusion in Invitation Only Group of Leading Interactive Agencies

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Cynergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in Rich Internet Application (RIA) design and development, today announced it has been selected by Microsoft Corp. to participate in the Microsoft Global Agency Initiative. This invitation-only initiative has resulted in a group of the top 20 interactive agencies that Microsoft recommends to its customers.

Cynergy has successfully developed a number of applications utilizing Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation for customers. The company was also the national winner at last month's PhizzPop Design Challenge, a contest hosted by Microsoft where more than 30 Web design and development firms competed to develop the best rich Internet applications using Microsoft Silverlight. "The contest brought together some of the best design and development firms in the country," said Will Tschumy, Senior User Experience Evangelist for Microsoft, in a recent Microsoft PressPass posting showcasing Cynergy's win.

Cynergy's solution, "ben" is a series of interconnected, cross-platform applications based on Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation, Live Services, Twitter and voice-over-IP (VoIP) technologies. In addition to being selected as the national winner by the panel of judges, Cynergy's application also won the People's Choice award.

Barbara Lovelace, Senior Platform Evangelism Manager, Microsoft Corp., said, "Among our criteria for inclusion in our Global Agency Initiative is the agency's level of influence. Cynergy has consistently and repeatedly demonstrated its influence as a leading global provider of RIAs, both in business-to-consumer and business-to-business applications. Its national win at our PhizzPop Design Challenge further underscores the team's ability to create a useful and innovative application in a very short time."

Dave Wolf, Vice President, Cynergy, said, "Cynergy is honored to have been invited into the Microsoft Global Agency Initiative. Our strong focus on Silverlight-powered rich Internet application design and development has rapidly catapulted our business to the forefront of the RIA market as a serious leader, and Microsoft's recognition of our momentum is powerful validation."

He continued, "What's compelling about the Microsoft platform is that the designer-to-developer workflow is baked into their tools, and that makes it fundamentally easier for us to write these solutions. The tools were designed to do business the way we do things, utilizing our LookFirst user experience centric approach to development, so we don't have to force the tool to work differently or -- worse -- change how we work to match the tool."

About Cynergy Systems

Cynergy is the global leader in the design and development of Rich Internet Applications, specializing in Adobe Flex and AIR as well as Microsoft Silverlight and WPF. Using its proven LookFirst™ approach to the design and development process, Cynergy has created rich, powerful business and consumer applications for companies across nearly every vertical including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, and government markets.

Cynergy is privately held and headquartered in Washington, D.C.; the Company's U.S. field operations include Rochester, N.Y., Grand Rapids, Mich., and San Diego, Calif. Cynergy's European operation is based in London, United Kingdom and Copenhagen, Denmark and its Asia Pacific operations are located in Taipei, Taiwan and Sydney, Australia. More information about Cynergy can be accessed at http://www.cynergysystems.com/.