SOURCE: General Software, Inc.

July 05, 2005 13:00 ET

General Software Appoints Premier Distributor NeoMore to Support Aggressive Growth in France

PARIS and BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 5, 2005 -- General Software, Inc., the leading supplier of embedded x86 firmware solutions, has appointed NeoMore, premium French distributor for embedded electronics systems and development solutions, to distribute and support General Software products in France.

"French customers will benefit from the combined synergy of General Software's innovative technology and NeoMore's expertise in the embedded systems marketplace," said Steve Dearden, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for General Software. "NeoMore has excellent sales and technical resources, solid industry competence, and outstanding customer service. NeoMore is the ideal partner to support General Software's aggressive growth in France."

"General Software's Embedded BIOS®, Firmbase® SDK and Firmware Application Suite are the best products for our x86 customers with embedded-specific requirements. General Software products fit naturally into our porfolio, meet our commitment to deliver the best-in-class products to our customers, and will play a key role in our fast growing embedded market," said Nicolas Stenko, Business Development Manager, NeoMore.

About Embedded BIOS® 2000

Embedded BIOS 2000 is the leading BIOS SDK for embedded x86 designs, with over 850 OEM-customizable configuration parameters, support for multiple embedded operating systems, and support for major OS and hardware initiatives. Embedded BIOS 2000 addresses the entire lifecycle of products, from board bring-up, configuration prototyping, testing with system diagnostics, and product manufacturing to in-field diagnostics and software reload. Features include an integrated debugger; quick boot; console redirection; highly configurable POST; manufacturing mode; ROM, RAM, and Flash file systems; support for a host of industry initiatives; and much more. Embedded BIOS 2000 supports industry-standard operating systems that run on PC-compatible hardware, including the full spectrum of Windows, Linux, and real-time operating systems.

About Firmbase® SDK

The Firmbase® Software Development Kit is used by developers to create firmware applications that harness Firmbase® Technology. Firmbase Technology is General Software's patented 32-bit firmware infrastructure that contributes the surety and trust expected from firmware applications. A non-stop SMM envelope keeps firmware applications running, even when the OS and user application have failed, or are missing. Firmbase Technology is ROM-resident and provides a chain of trust from power-on to OS boot and beyond. It supplies the user-level security for the BIOS and for firmware applications which do not run under OS control.

About the Firmware Application Suite

The Firmware Application Suite is an integrated set of prewritten and tested applications employing Firmbase Technology that provide important device management functions. The applications include Boot Security, for ensuring device and application integrity, Platform Update Facility for manually or remotely installing new firmware, OS or user application images, and a High Availability Monitor which is capable of detecting and responding to OS and user application failures.

About General Software, Inc.

General Software, Inc. provides superior embedded x86 firmware solutions and world-class support for OEM manufacturers of telecommunications, data communications, consumer electronics, dedicated servers, and other specialized computing devices. General Software's well-architected and reliable firmware products reduce risk, speed development, and address embedded OEM product lifecycle needs. For more information about General Software and its embedded firmware, visit, email, or contact David Tobar at 800-850-5755 or 425-576-8300.

About NeoMore

Founded in 2003 by experienced embedded systems specialists, and based near Paris, NeoMore is a premium French distributor for embedded electronics systems and development solutions including development boards, emulators, development toolchains, operating systems and middleware. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

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    Nicolas Stenko
    Tel +33 1 30 64 15 81
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    General Software, Inc.
    Kate Johnsen
    Tel 425.576.8300 ext 229
    Email: Email Contact