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Leading European Retailer Chooses ON Technology System
to Manage Point-of-Sale Systems in Nearly 700 Stores

Largest independent Swiss fashion retailer selects ON Command CCM
to provide remote software management for 1,700 devices in retail stores

Waltham, MA, June 19, 2001 – ON Technology (Nasdaq NM: ONTC), a leading provider of remote software management solutions, today announced that Charles Voegele Group has selected ON Command CCM™ to manage business-critical software across its corporate network of 1,700 Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals and merchandising systems at 698 stores in five European countries. ON Command CCM will allow Charles Voegele, Switzerland’s largest independent fashion retailer, to remotely deploy and control all software installations and updates from centralized ON servers, eliminating the need to send technicians to remote sites.

ON Command CCM will remotely manage 65 store applications, including POS software, merchandise management applications, credit card reader software, and touch-screen applications, for the company’s NCR POS terminals and Siemens store PCs. The system will also be used to remotely deploy and manage Windows NT operating systems across the company’s corporate network. Charles Voegele expects ON Command CCM to significantly reduce IT operating costs, improve IT quality of service, and enhance availability of its mission-critical business applications. With annual revenues totaling more than 1 billion Swiss francs, the group depends on its information systems to manage thousands of daily transactions and give the management team the data needed for developing successful business strategies.

“ON Command CCM imposes very modest system requirements, but permits unrestricted, centralized client administration. That means lower IT costs for us and improved PC availability,” says Eduardo Stahel, Manager POS at Charles Voegele Trading AG. “Our IT department can now manage more computers at lower cost than before, which directly impacts our return on investment and total cost of ownership.”

“Charles Voegele’s selection of ON Command CCM to manage remote store devices demonstrates our ability to penetrate large new markets outside of the traditional corporate setting,” said Robert L. Doretti, ON Technology Chairman, President and CEO. “It also validates the extensibility of our architecture to a range of distributed network environments where robust and unattended remote software management is increasingly required for organizations to remain ultra-efficient and competitive.”

The entire project was completed in only three months, demonstrating ON Command CCM’s unique ability to solve real-world IT problems quickly and reliably. Safetec Consulting AG, an ON Technology partner located in Zug, Switzerland, was responsible for rolling out the project to new branches and integrating all existing POS terminals and merchandising systems into the new management environment.

About ON Technology Corporation
ON Technology empowers IT organizations and service providers to manage the full lifecycle of their computing systems over large-scale corporate networks. Our solutions are used to rapidly and reliably deploy critical applications, operating systems, and content to desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers, retail point-of-sale (POS) terminals and banking workstations. Our customers leverage our solutions to significantly reduce IT costs, improve availability and reliability of business-critical applications, and enhance both IT and end-user productivity. ON’s management solution has been chosen by more than 1,000 enterprises worldwide to manage in excess of 1.2 million networked computer systems. For more information visit ON Technology’s Web site at or call 800-767-6638.


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