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Press Release: epixtech, inc. [January 19, 2000]

Sun Microsystems signs up epixtech, inc. as the first library automation provider to join the Sun Education Service Provider program: Two U.S. libraries become beta customers for epixtech's offering using Sun's SP technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- January 14, 2000 -- Making it easier for libraries to take advantage of the latest in advanced library automation technology, Sun Microsystems, Inc., today announced that epixtech (formerly Ameritech Library Services) is the first library automation provider to join the Sun(TM) Education Service Provider (SP) program. With its Application Service Provider (ASP) offering, epixtech will leverage Sun's Education SP program to deliver its library automation solutions to libraries worldwide. By offering these solutions as a service, epixtech will provide libraries with all of the benefits of library automation software without the necessity of maintaining and managing an in-house system. The Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library and Northern Baptist Library are the first epixtech customers using the ASP offering on Sun's SP technology and services.

The Sun Education SP Program, introduced last year, comprises a set of products and services designed to enable companies to deliver Web-based educational solutions to education institutions and libraries by working with them in building a scalable service-enabled infrastructure.

By offering its library automation services via a service provider model, epixtech can now make its library automation systems available to a wider range of customers than ever before. Libraries subscribing to epixtech's library application instead of procuring an in-house system, can significantly reduce their costs, and eliminate the burden of managing in-house data centers.

"epixtech is committed to providing libraries with the most effective solutions for automation," said Lana Porter, president and chief executive officer of epixtech. "Our Application Service Provider offering not only reduces the burden of managing a local system, it also provides a cost effective alternative for many libraries. We are pleased to offer this service through Sun's Education Service Provider program."

"By subscribing to epixtech's solutions using Sun technology instead of purchasing, managing and maintaining their own system, libraries that previously couldn't implement and support complex library automation software can now do so," said Kim Jones, vice president, Global Education and Research, Sun Microsystems.

Sun In Education

Sun is a leading provider of open network computing solutions to colleges and universities around the world, powering academic, research and high performance computing systems, campus administration, digital libraries and student instruction systems. In addition, Sun is committed to connecting the world's students to the Internet, beginning with primary and secondary schools and extending to all levels of higher education. For information about Sun in Education, please visit http://www.sun.com/edu.

About epixtech, inc.

epixtech, inc. is the leading provider of automation technologies, solutions and services for more than 7,600 libraries worldwide. epixtech?s award-winning library automation systems, ConnectLib solutions for patron self-services, desktop management and interlibrary loan, and its new Web-based solutions and services empower libraries and their patrons. epixtech was formerly Ameritech Library Services, a subsidiary of Ameritech, and became a private corporation in December 1999. epixtech?s library automation solutions meet the needs of research, public, corporate, medical and K-12 school libraries. Headquartered in Utah, epixtech has offices in Evanston, Illinois; Waterloo, Ontario; and throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim. epixtech, inc. is located at 400 West 5050 North, Provo, Utah 84604; Tel: 1-800-288-8020; fax 801-223-5202; and at www.epixtech.com.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to ".com" their businesses. With $12.4 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.sun.com.


Summary: Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced that epixtech is the first library automation provider to join the Sun Education Service Provider program. With its Application Service Provider offering, epixtech will leverage Sun’’s Education SP program to deliver its library automation solutions to libraries worldwide. By offering these solutions as a service, epixtech will provide libraries with all of the benefits of library automation software without the necessity of maintaining and managing an in-house system. The Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library and Northern Baptist Library are the first epixtech customers using the ASP offering on Sun’’s SP technology and services.
Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:January 19, 2000
Publisher:epixtech, inc.
Place of Publication:Provo, UT
Company:
Company: Ameritech Library Services
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epixtech, inc.
Libraries: Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library
Northern Baptist Library
Subject: Application service provider (ASP)
Online access:http://press.citrix.com/news/releases/20000119_asp.htmhttp://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2000-01/sunflash.20000114.2.html
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