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Genisys Software Chooses SCO Mobile to Deliver Enterprise Vertical Solutions to the Apple iPhone(R)
Jul 30, 2007 (08:07 AM EDT)


LINDON, Utah, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") , a leading provider of UNIX software technology and mobile services, and Genisys Software Inc., a leading provider of rental and point-of-sale software for the specialty equipment rental market, today announced the availability of the AlphaRENTAL(TM) Solution for the iPhone handset.

The AlphaRENTAL solution is a mobile workforce automation application used by retail equipment and party rental centers to manage all aspects of their business, including customer relationship management, sales, reservations, quotes, invoicing, receivables, parts, service and rental equipment inventory management.

"The enormous popularity and hype around the iPhone has largely been in the consumer markets. Many consumers are also mobile professional workers who want to use the iPhone for access to corporate information while on the road," said Ray Bonestroo, president of Genisys. "We are very excited to be among the first vendors to offer vertical business solutions for the Apple handset."

"The SCO Mobile server provides ubiquitous access to critical data from different types of handsets," said Darl McBride, CEO, The SCO Group. "By supporting the iPhone with SCO Mobile technology we will be able to tap the rapidly growing segment of prosumers with our mobile applications targeted towards that market."

"Deploying the AlphaRENTAL Mobile workforce automation solution to the iPhone client was a simple exercise as the AlphaRENTAL solution was deployed using the SCO Mobile Server," said Sandy Gupta, general manager and chief technology officer, The SCO Group. "SCO Mobile Server provides a secure buffer and integration point between the mobile device and the corporate data storage, and greatly reduces the time and the cost of deploying mobile solutions. This is how we are able to extend this solution to the iPhone so quickly."

The SCO Mobile Advanced Technology Group is available to help deploy new mobile applications or to extend existing applications to a mobile workforce. For more information on the solutions and services offered by The SCO Mobile product group, go to http://www.scomobile.com or call 1-800-726-6561

About The SCO Group

The SCO Group is a leading provider of UNIX software technology and mobile services. SCO offers UnixWare for enterprise applications, SCO OpenServer for small to medium businesses, SCO Mobile products to enhance the productivity of mobile workers, and Me Inc services for rich mobility. SCO's highly innovative and reliable solutions help customers grow their businesses everyday, especially into the emerging mobile market. SCO owns the core UNIX operating system, originally developed by AT&T/Bell Labs and is the exclusive licensor to Unix-based system software providers.

Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com .

About Genisys Software, Inc.

Genisys Software, Inc. is a supplier of the following UNIX based software products that serve these and other rental industries:

AlphaRENTAL(TM) -- equipment, party and special event rental and POS. AlphaSPORTS(TM) -- mountain sports (ski/snowboard/mountain bike) rental and POS. MovieRENT(TM) -- all video formats, games, and video game hardware rental and POS.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Genisys Software has licensed its software to companies that have locations in 44 states and Canada, and has been using SCO Unix for our customers' fileservers since the early 1990s. For more information on Genisys and its products visit http://www.genisys-software.com .

SCO, SCO OpenServer, and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group. AlphaRental, AlphaSPORTS and MovieRENT are trademarks of Genisys Software, Inc. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

Web site: http://www.SCO.com/ http://www.genisys-software.com/