SOURCE: ThinkFree, Inc.

August 09, 2005 08:00 ET

ThinkFree Links Up With Lumen Software in Online Software Distribution Deal

"Hyper-Portal" Extends ThinkFree Office 3 to Novell Partners Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- LinuxWorldExpo -- ThinkFree, a leading developer of platform-independent software solutions, today announced a new strategic distribution alliance with Lumen Software, a software development and system integration company. The two plan to work closely to market and sell ThinkFree Office 3 through the new Lumenation Hyper-Portal at www.lumensoftware.com.

"We are very excited to help bring the newly released ThinkFree Office 3 to a broad array of new users in the corporate enterprise," said Tad Gordon, CEO of Lumen Software. "We have been looking for an office suite that can be hosted on a server. ThinkFree Office 3 is the only solution that met our functionality and scalability requirements. Also, ThinkFree's cross-platform capabilities make it an ideal partner for Lumen, which embraces the open systems philosophy."

"Lumen Hyper-Portal is an excellent vehicle for delivering ThinkFree Office 3 to enterprise users. Hyper-Portal's virtual desktop in a Web browser is a perfect launch pad for ThinkFree's Web-desktop hybrid solution," explained TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree, Inc. "The alliance between ThinkFree, Lumen Software and Lumen's existing channel partners, such as Novell, will multiply ThinkFree's market penetration."

ThinkFree's cross-platform, high-performance office suite offers the best compatibility with Microsoft® Office of any program to date for Linux, Windows®, and Macintosh™ users. The easy-to-use, affordable software suite features a Microsoft-like user interface, critical feature support, and seamless interoperation with existing Microsoft Office files -- all for a price that is a fraction of a stand-alone copy of Microsoft Office.

The Lumen Software Hyper-Portal is a new portal category with multi-dimensional capabilities that enables secure access to data and information from any online computer in the world. Hyper-Portal users can click on ThinkFree Office 3 icon on the virtual desktop within a Web browser to launch the software from the server. There is no need for individual users to install office suite software on the desktop computer. The low acquisition and maintenance cost make the Hyper-Portal with ThinkFree Office 3 very attractive to enterprises and educational institutions. Lumen recently announced a partnership with Novell to expand market penetration of the Lumenation Hyper-Portal, associated modules and Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools through Novell Partners worldwide.

About ThinkFree

ThinkFree, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading developer of platform independent office solutions. Since 2003, the company became a division of Haansoft Inc., a publicly held company on the Korean KOSDAQ stock market [030520]. ThinkFree's mission is to offer market-leading software solutions that leverage the power of the Internet and provide users with a consistent, unified, and productive experience regardless of computing platform.

ThinkFree Office 3 is a Microsoft Office compatible office suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics applications that are usable either as an offline downloadable version or online as a free Internet service. It features cross-platform support and is compatible with Linux, Windows, and Macintosh platforms.

For more information, please contact ThinkFree at 408-432-5074, or go to www.thinkfree.com.

ThinkFree® and ThinkFree Office® are registered trademarks of ThinkFree Corp. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • ThinkFree contact:
    Suzette Towler-Petito
    ThinkFree, Inc.
    (408) 432-5047
    Email Contact

    Lumen Software contact:
    Ted Lymer
    Lumen Software
    (816) 880-0066 ext. 109
    Email Contact