May 29, 2001

NEC Soft deploys localized Lutris Enhydra in Japan

Author: JT Smith

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - May 29, 2001 - Lutris Technologies Inc., a leading provider of application server technology for wired and wireless development and deployment, today announced that NEC Soft, Ltd., has begun selling the Lutris Enhydra 3.5J application server, completing a joint effort with Lutris to fully translate and localize Lutris Enhydra documentation and user interfaces to the Japanese language. Delivery of Lutris Enhydra 3.5J represents the full establishment of NEC Soft as Lutris' first major distributor of Lutris products and services outside the United States."NEC Soft truly believes that Lutris Enhydra meets the needs of a large, unaddressed audience that cannot afford a traditional application development solution," said NEC Soft President Takaaki Seki. "As the steward of Enhydra, Lutris Technologies is the obvious partner for ensuring the smooth and highly successful joint venture to address our server-side business goals."

The two companies are working together to train NEC Soft staff on the Lutris platform in order to deliver fully localized support and training. To further the open source process that has contributed to Lutris Enhydra's robustness and cutting-edge capabilities in wireless development, Lutris is in the process of exporting a Japanese-specific version of Enhydra.org. This site will encourage Japanese developers to take advantage of and contribute to the open source community process.

"The Enhydra project is a worldwide phenomenon, serving the needs of developers in virtually every country in the world," said Yancy Lind, president and CEO of Lutris Technologies. "Working with our first major Japanese partner, NEC Soft, is part of our strategy to ensure our partners and the worldwide business community have complete access to the services and support for Enhydra defined by Lutris."

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 and standard Web browsers. Enhydra also uniquely supports Macromedia Flash technology by integrating Flash with XML data streams.

This announcement comes on the heels of Lutris and Hewlett-Packard's announced sales and marketing agreement to sell Lutris Enhydra 3.5 into the HP Netserver channel.

About NEC Soft, Ltd.
Based on the sophisticated technological capabilities it has cultivated until now, makes full use of its system integration know-how to offer advanced optimum solutions developed with a global perspective. Backed by the comprehensive capabilities of the NEC Group, NEC Soft creates total solutions and offers a broad array of services ranging from consulting to system integration, software development, training, and management. For further information, please visit NEC Soft home page at: http://www.necsoft.co.jp.

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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