Partnership to Provide Solutions for IT Organizations Monitoring and Controlling Audiovisual Installations
San Jose, CA and Norcross, GA - July 27, 2004 - Global Caché, the award winning provider of products that enable technology in homes and businesses, and Simtrol, Inc. (OTCBB: SMRL) a designer, developer, and marketer of Windows -based software solutions that enable enterprise -wide command, control, and monitoring of otherwise incompatible devices, particularly corporate audiovisual ("AV") assets, announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance aimed at providing powerful solutions for IT professionals to control and manage audiovisual systems in much the same way they manage their computing installations.
Global Caché's GC -100 Network Adapter is a hardware product designed to IP -enable devices and appliances that otherwise could not be connected to a network, bringing Ethernet connectivity to Infrared (IR) devices, serial (RS232) devices, and relay switches (contact closure) so they can be controlled using IP -based software. Global Caché also supplies IR learning devices, IR receivers, and sensors for use over a network.
Simtrol's ONGOER TM is a PC -based control system that can be remotely accessed to monitor, manage and diagnose AV systems in real time. ONGOER provides device control by enabling a PC to become a robust and reliable control platform that is easy to configure, easy to program, and easy to use. Simtrol's OnGuard provides remote, server -based proactive monitoring, management and diagnostics as it collects real -time information from ONGOER installations to provide instant status, control, notification, and reporting functions.
"We recognized immediately that Global Caché's hardware products and Simtrol's AV control software are a great combination to provide powerful, yet cost effective solutions for AV professionals," said Simtrol Chief Executive Officer, Rick Egan. "Both companies have built their products based on industry standards as opposed to the proprietary approach favored by our major competitors. This allows us to deliver solutions that are virtually future -proof, and have the versatility that integrators need."
Walt Keller, Global Caché President, added, "Simtrol control software is a perfect fit for Global Caché's connectivity hardware. Together our products provide solutions that make life much simpler for IT administrators, as well as substantially reducing IT costs. We're excited to partner with Simtrol to deliver the best products possible to the expanding corporate AV market. You just can't beat our easier -to -use, more powerful, and less expensive solution," said Keller.
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché is dedicated to producing state -of -the -art products that enable technology in homes and businesses. Our GC -100 Network Adapter provides the means for PC -based home automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked home to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on Global Caché and our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 408 -270 -1300.
About Simtrol, Inc.
Simtrol, Inc. is a designer, developer, and marketer of Windows -based software solutions that enable the command, control, and monitoring of otherwise incompatible devices, particularly corporate, educational, and governmental audiovisual assets. The Company's device control product is called ONGOER and its monitoring product is called OnGuard. ONGOER provides control for devices by enabling a PC to become a robust and reliable control platform that is easy to configure, easy to program, and easy to use. OnGuard provides remote, server -based proactive monitoring, management and diagnostics as it collects real -time information from ONGOER installations to provide instant status, control, notification, and reporting functions.
For more information about Simtrol, please visit www.simtrol.com.
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Global Caché/Rusty Keller
(408) 270 -1300