April 26, 2001

Tridia's alien mascot has a new name

Author: JT Smith

Tridia Corporation today announced that its "Alien" mascot now goes by the name of "Remo". During the Name the "Alien" Contest, thousands of remote control users downloaded TridiaVNC the latest open-source, remote control, eSupport solution, from Tridia Corporation. More than 30,624 TridiaVNC software downloads took place since the contest launch at NetWorld+Interop's LI UX Business Expo Atlanta 2000.Ms. Carrie Alderfer of ITC^DeltaCom was the first to submit the winning name, "Remo". Alderfer received her grand prize of $5,000 from Vince Frese, Tridia Corporation's chief executive officer and Paul Frese, vice president of sales. Alderfer said she had no immediate plans for the prize money, however, after lunch she was last seen approaching a local mall.

"Our Name the TridiaVNC Alien Contest has been a great success," says Vince Frese, chief executive officer at Tridia Corporation. "Throughout NetWorld+Interop in Atlanta, we had long lines of contestants waiting to enter the contest. This enthusiasm spilled over to substantial downloads of our TridiaVNC remote-control eSupport software. We are confident that "Remo" will serve as an excellent remote control ambassador for our eSupport products." In the future, "Remo" will represent Tridia Corporation's leadership role in producing value priced, open-source hybrid software products that improve and make eSupport possible.

Tridia's Name the "Alien" Contest provided a single grand prize of $5000, plus thousands of "Alien" t-shirts were randomly awarded throughout the contest. Many thanks go out to all who participated.

About Tridia Corporation

Tridia Corporation has long been a leading developer of Unix-based eSupport technologies. Tridia brings this experience to the Open Source and Microsoft Windows communities where it provides value priced eSupport solutions for live support, remote system administration, collaboration, and training. Founded in 1987, Tridia Corporation is a privately owned, Atlanta-based software development company.

For more information on TridiaVNC telephone Charlotte Canup at (770) 428-5000 ext. 105 or visit the Tridia Web site at http://www.tridiavnc.com. For TridiaVNC developer information please visit http://www.developvnc.org.

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