April 9, 2001

Lutris to speed development of Web and mobile applications

Author: JT Smith

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - April 9, 2001 - Lutris Technologies Inc., a leading provider of application server technology for wired and wireless development and deployment, today announced a sales and marketing agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company to deliver Lutris Enhydra 3.5 to HP?s customers for developing and deploying enterprise-level applications on HP Netserver systems running Linux and Windows 2000. The solution will enable service providers, value added resellers (VARs), telcos, and individual and corporate developers to easily create and deploy Internet and wireless Web applications.

Lutris also announced that is has joined the HP Mobile e-Services Bazaar, which acts as a catalyst for the creation of mobile e-services by providing an environment for members worldwide to incubate new ideas, strategies and technologies. In joining the HP Bazaar ecosystem, Lutris adds its unique expertise in wireless and Internet platform delivery and provides a valuable additional resource to the program and its more than 400 members around the globe.

"Lutris believes that Enhydra provides unprecedented economies of scale for corporations developing enterprise Java applications," said Yancy Lind, president and CEO of Lutris Technologies. "Enhydra is also a premier platform for end-to-end applications that span from the back-end to the desktop and out to mobile devices. By working together, HP and Lutris will provide enterprise customers the confidence and reliability they need to build these exciting applications."

"Companies are looking for ways to use mobile technologies to become more productive and serve their customers better," said Nigel Ball, vice president and general manager, HP e-Services Partner Division. "Providing solutions that combine our HP Netserver technology with Lutris Enhydra will help our enterprises move quicker to develop and deploy applications for their customers on the go."

Lutris Enhydra 3.5 is an easy to use, low cost, volume platform for delivering applications to today's modern mobile devices including WAP, i-mode, and J2ME phones; PDAs such as the HP Jornada; and standard Web browsers. Enhydra also uniquely supports Macromedia Flash technology by integrating Flash with XML data streams. Along with the HP Netserver family, Enhydra runs on the HP MPE/iX and HP-UX operating systems. Support of open standards such as Enterprise Java, XML and JDBC creates a portable, platform-independent solution across all HP systems.

The Web has evolved from static HTML pages on a file system to dynamic content generated by application servers. As a result, service providers and telcos need a scalable and manageable infrastructure upon which to develop and host these dynamic applications. Lutris Enhydra offers this platform as an alternative to older client/server technologies. Lutris Enhydra on the Netserver platform will enable VARs and developers to build new applications and migrate existing ones to Web-based wireline and wireless environments.

Indiqu Deployment
Indiqu, a San Diego-based company that offers entertainment channels tailored for mobile devices, uses Lutris Enhydra and HP hardware to create the optimal solution for its Internet and wireless Web applications. Indiqu uses HP Netserver systems as a dense, powerful hardware platform and Lutris Enhydra as a flexible, low-cost and easy to use application platform.

"The combination of Lutris Enhydra and HP Netservers and other components provides us with a low-cost platform with wireless carrier grade characteristics for confidently developing and deploying our wireless gaming products," said Eric Bilange, co-founder and chief technology officer of Indiqu. "The fact that HP and Lutris plan to work together will help establish Enhydra as a premiere deployment platform of enterprise quality applications."

Pricing and Availability
A development license of Lutris Enhydra 3.5 is available now and priced at $695, which includes documentation and access to Lutris support and services. Deployment licenses for the technology are available separately, beginning at $995 per CPU. Lutris Enhydra is available through selected resellers and directly through Lutris Technologies.

About Lutris Technologies
Lutris Technologies, a leading provider of application server technology for wired and wireless development and deployment, is the original developer and primary sponsor of Enhydra, a leading open source Internet application server supporting Java, XML, and wireless technologies. Lutris offers a full range of support services and technical training to Lutris Enhydra customers and provides complete Internet consulting services, including strategy and development services, to the Enhydra community and to Internet-savvy businesses. Clients range from entrepreneurs and companies launching new Web ventures to Fortune 500 IT organizations growing their business with an online presence. Additional information about Lutris products and services is available at www.lutris.com, or call (877) 688-3724, (831) 460-7590 or +44 1923 431669 in the United Kingdom.

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Greg Schwarzer

Lutris Technologies



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