Award in the Press
Nov. 19, 1996
Award Software International® Inc. Introduces
Remote, Preboot Diagnostic and Repair Software
Mountain View, Calif. -- Award Software International® Inc.
(NASDAQ:AWRD) announced today the availability of RPBAccess™
remote, preboot diagnostic and repair software. A member of the Award SMSAccess™
system management software suite, RPBAccess provides remote
diagnosis and repair of a personal computer whose operating system fails
to load. Award plans to demonstrate RPBAccess at the Las
Vegas Hilton during COMDEX/Fall, Nov. 18-22.
RPBAccess consists of an enhancement of the Award BIOS,
resident on a client PC motherboard, plus a diagnostic application that
will run remotely over an enterprise LAN, a modem, or the Internet. Dial-in/callback
security options will also be available.
"Having all the error detection and recovery programs in the world
stored on your hard disk doesn't do any good, " stated Award Vice
President of Engineering and Product Marketing Maurice Bizzarri, "if
the operating system can't load. The preboot diagnostic capabilities offered
by RPBAccess are the obvious solution. The ability of service
personnel to diagnose and often fix problems on a remote system, without
an on-site service call, means tremendous cost savings for enterprise MIS
departments, technical support organizations, and PC system manufacturers."
A service technician need not be physically present at the PC for diagnosis.
Remote support staff can obtain system configuration information, including
details and interpretation of POST error codes, thus avoiding the confusion
often encountered when nontechnical users try to relay system error information
in a phone conversation.
Award designs, develops and markets system management software for the
global computing market. System management software is one of the fundamental
layers in personal computer ("PC") architecture and provides
an essential interface between a PC's operating system software and hardware.
The Company's principal system management software products include a suite
of Basic Input/Output System software ("BIOS").
Award's customers include designers and manufacturers of motherboards,
PC systems and other microprocessor-based (or "embedded") devices.
The Company believes that its products and engineering services enable
customers to rapidly develop new motherboard designs for state-of-the-art
The Company markets and licenses its products and services worldwide
and has established itself as a leading provider of desktop system management
software in Asia, which accounts for approximately 40% of worldwide desktop
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Manager, Marketing Communications
Award Software International
Stapleton Communications Inc.
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