SOURCE: eBusiness Solution Pros

May 19, 2005 08:08 ET

Stay-Linked Developer eSP Joins Symbol's New PartnerSelect ISV Partner Program

Leverages Proven Success Between Major Wireless Device Vendor and Innovative Terminal Emulation/Session Management Software Provider

TUSTIN, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 19, 2005 -- eBusiness Solution Pros, Inc. (eSP), developers of the award-winning Stay-Linked™ terminal emulation and session management solution, announced today it is now a member of Symbol Technologies' newly formed PartnerSelect Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program. eSP has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Symbol, a leader in enterprise mobility, throughout the process of building its now large installed base of customers running Stay-Linked software on Symbol devices.

The Symbol ISV Partner Program enables qualified software developers to leverage technical, sales and marketing enablement programs to increase both revenue and profitability.

"When we introduced Stay-Linked nearly three years ago, the initial release was developed to add value to specific Symbol wireless terminal devices," said Mike Pagani, eSP's vice president of marketing. "As a major market influencer, Symbol continues to be a strategic focus for our Stay-Linked business. Enhancing our relationship by becoming a member of this new program for ISVs will provide value for our joint channel of solution resellers and their customers as well."

Eileen Corrigan, Symbol Technologies' senior director of worldwide channel strategy and development, said, "Symbol recognizes the business value ISVs have in the marketplace and their role as trusted business advisors to our mutual customers. By partnering with key ISVs such as eSP/Stay-Linked, together we can provide a complete enterprise mobility solution for our customers and prospects."

eSP's Stay-Linked provides centralized, secure and high-performance wireless access to 5250/3270 and VT100/220 host-based screen applications with support for a wide range of wireless terminal devices from Symbol and other manufacturers. With Stay-Linked, unlike typical device-side Telnet client products, all terminal emulation and client device/session control runs natively on the application host system where the Telnet server resides, with only a thin-client software component loaded on each wireless terminal device.

The Stay-Linked server process creates and manages host-based Telnet client sessions that are remote-controlled wirelessly via the thin-client software running on the terminal device. The server software running on the host computer preserves user sessions when temporary disruptions in wireless device-to-host access occur; users are automatically returned to their original wireless session as soon as wireless access to the host is restored, and to exactly where they were prior to the disruption.

This unique host-based approach to Telnet emulation also allows for centralized session management at the help desk, which is provided with Stay-Linked's integrated Administrator GUI console. Centrally deployed IT staff can view, control and share remote user sessions in real time -- part of a valuable set of functionality eSP calls ATSM (Advanced Terminal Session Management).

"As Symbol's largest PartnerSelect business partner, we recognized that the critical requirements for our customers' wireless networks must be enhanced with the functionality, reliability and performance that Stay-Linked delivers," said Bonney Shuman, CEO at Norcross, Ga.-based Stratix Corporation (www.stratixcorp.com), a leading provider of enabling solutions that maximize all aspects of enterprise mobility. "By providing mission-critical software from Stay-Linked to our solutions, we can continue to build unique and industrial-strength applications. Combining Stay-Linked software with devices from Symbol represents a key part of the total solution, and we are very pleased with this new partnership." Stratix is a Symbol Premier Business Partner and Stay-Linked Certified Partner.

Said David Marin, president of Garden Grove, Calif.-based systems integrator Bar Code Specialties, Inc. (www.barcodespecialties.com), a Symbol Business Partner and Stay-Linked Certified Partner: "We pride ourselves on offering our customers a wide range of quality solutions to meet their exact needs. Standardizing on Stay-Linked as the solution when a customer needs more than what a typical wireless terminal emulation product can offer has proven to be a very successful strategy for us. Stay-Linked being an ISV partner solution reinforces this approach for us and gives added confidence to our customers who choose Symbol devices."

Stay-Linked is available from eSP-authorized resellers and marketed through a worldwide channel of Stay-Linked Certified Partners. The software can be obtained via secure online download from eSP's corporate Web site. Stay-Linked installs quickly and easily and is offered fully functional on a no-charge, 30-day evaluation basis.

More information is available from eBusiness Solution Pros, Inc., 15991 Redhill Ave., Suite 210, Tustin, Calif., 92780; telephone 714-918-7700; fax 714-918-7727; e-mail info@stay-linked.com; or on the Web at www.stay-linked.com. A short streaming media presentation with audio narration, "An Introduction to Stay-Linked," can be found on the Stay-Linked home page, providing additional details of the solution and its positioning. Stay-Linked was the Search400.com/TechTarget Products of the Year Winner for 2003 in the PC/Windows Connectivity category.

About eBusiness Solution Pros (eSP)

eSP, the developers of Stay-Linked, has been in business since 1991 and is primarily focused on developing, selling and supporting software technology and professional services solutions for inventory control, warehouse management, manufacturing, distribution and retail application environments on the IBM AS/400-iSeries and other highly reliable host-computing platforms.

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