SOURCE: matrix42

October 10, 2006 09:00 ET

matrix42's Empirum Adds Support for Windows Vista™

Add-On to Empirum Suite Reduces Complexity of Vista Rollouts

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo Booth #1307 -- matrix42, a leading developer of system management software, today announced an add-on to its Empirum™ suite that will fully automate the activities involved in migrating enterprise computers to the new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. The announcement was made during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2006 in Orlando.

matrix42's Empirum suite is the industry's most complete lifecycle management solution for enterprise networked devices. The integrated toolset simplifies daily operational tasks for IT staff, providing greater management control while increasing productivity and reducing costs.

Additionally, Empirum is the only solution of its kind to include differentiated driver mapping technology with automated hardware recognition that greatly simplifies OS installations for desktops and servers.

"Our goal is to make Vista rollouts a faster, easier process," said Ronald L. Harrison, chief operating officer of matrix42. "The new add-on component to Empirum will enable enterprises to automate distribution and reduce much of the time and complexity involved in company-wide migrations."

Other functions in the Empirum suite can be used to determine whether current hardware meets the system requirements for Vista, and to identify existing applications with potential compatibility problems prior to operating system rollout.

matrix42 customers are currently testing the new Empirum installation component with the pre-release of Windows Vista.

A version of the Empirum add-on component for Vista installations will be made available to matrix42 resellers and consultants soon. Please contact matrix42 for more details on release plans.

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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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