SOURCE: matrix42

September 19, 2006 09:00 ET

matrix42 Offers 30-Day Trial of Empirum Inventory to Help Companies Identify Defective Dell Notebook Batteries

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- matrix42 is responding to Dell's notebook lithium ion battery recall by offering companies a fast and easy way to identify the devices that may contain the potentially dangerous batteries. The company is offering a free 30-day trial of its Empirum Inventory software for download at

Empirum Inventory enables IT staff to obtain accurate information on all devices -- PCs, notebooks, servers and PDAs -- throughout the network. Organizations that use the solution can know immediately which employees may be in possession of notebook computers with the recalled Dell-branded lithium ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony.

"Empirum can determine in seconds which users have a Dell notebook with the suspect battery so they can make a prompt exchange," explained Holger Maul, founder and CTO for matrix42. "Otherwise, finding at-risk devices can be a time-consuming process for enterprises with potentially hundreds of notebook computers."

Dell's recall of some 4.1 million batteries is one of the largest in consumer-electronics history and affects approximately 15 percent of its laptops sold over the past two years. Because other PC makers also use the defective Sony batteries, there is potential for the problem to expand. With Empirum Inventory, enterprises can have peace of mind.

The Dell recall illustrates the versatility and usefulness of Empirum Inventory, which provides an overview of all hardware and software in use. With the solution, administrators can track application usage and manage product licensing, and can also easily identify which hardware on the network might not be able to support rollouts of new software with specific system requirements. As in the case of the recall, the software can immediately determine if any of the enterprise-owned notebooks are affected.

Empirum's Inventory is part of maxtrix42's Empirum suite of total lifecycle management software for networked devices. The suite simplifies and automates tasks for IT staff, providing greater management control while increasing productivity and reducing costs.

About matrix42

matrix42's suite of Empirum products supports lifecycle management for networked devices, helping to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). With Empirum, companies are able to achieve dramatic and long-term savings on their IT operational costs, while increasing their flexibility and efficiency. matrix42 customers include such leading names as Veritas, Nexus Management, Inc., AIG, T-Systems, Gerling and ING-DiBa. matrix42 corporate headquarters are located near Frankfurt, Germany, with branch offices in Vienna and Zurich. The company also maintains a U.S. subsidiary in Atlanta. To learn more, go to

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