Laplink Announces Investment by Microsoft
Kirkland, WA—May 10, 2005 —Laplink, a leader in connectivity software, announced today that Microsoft has made an investment in the company.
“We believe this expanded relationship with Microsoft speaks to our accomplishments as well as our potential,” said Thomas Koll, CEO of Laplink. “Our product line and the innovative technology that supports it clearly sets us apart from our competitors. New releases such as Laplink Everywhere 4 and ShareDirect are examples of the direction our core technologies are leading us.”
Laplink’s most recent release, Laplink Everywhere 4, is a comprehensive browser-based remote access solution that surpasses competitors such as GoToMyPC by combining sophisticated remote control functionality with a versatile web interface that provides true “anytime, anywhere” remote PC access. ShareDirect, released a few months ago, extends Windows Explorer functionality by allowing PC users to create private, secure, direct (peer-to-peer) connections across the Internet.
“We look forward to developing a stronger partnership with Laplink,” said Kenneth Lustig, Managing Director of Intellectual Property Acquisitions and Investments at Microsoft. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to meeting the needs of an increasingly global and mobile workforce.”
“We anticipate a rewarding relationship with Microsoft,” added Koll who, prior to becoming CEO of Laplink, was a Microsoft Vice President responsible for Microsoft’s relationships with telecommunication companies, ISPs, and network equipment providers around the world. A German native, Koll also served as country manager for Microsoft Germany.
In addition to Laplink Everywhere and ShareDirect, Laplink’s current product line-up includes PCmover and Laplink Gold 12. PCmover is a simple, intuitive PC migration tool that effortlessly moves files, settings, and even applications from an old PC to a new one. Laplink Gold 12 remains the Laplink “flagship” product, helping IT professionals and advanced PC users administer comprehensive remote support. Every product in the Laplink family emphasizes security, flexibility, ease-of-use, and dedicated, ongoing customer support. Laplink will continue to focus on developing innovations in remote access and remote control, instant networking, and file transfer and synchronization technology.
About Laplink Software, Inc.
Laplink is the expert in file transfer, remote access and synchronization technology. For over 22 years Laplink has been committed to providing instant connectivity innovations. Whether you need to transfer and share large files, remotely access your computer, or keep devices synchronized, Laplink’s applications are easy and secure solutions that meet the needs of business and home users.
Laplink is a privately held company headquartered in Washington with offices in Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.laplink.com.
Laplink Software, Inc.
10210 NE Points Drive
Kirkland, WA 98033
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