Fort Lauderdale, FL--February 24, 1997--Citrix Systems Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, FL) announced it has reached a definitive licensing agreement with Motorola RISC Microprocessor Division (Austin, TX) for the ICA distributed Windows protocol.
Under the licensing agreement, which is currently for internal development purposes, Motorola will port the ICA protocol to its PowerPC 6XX and PowerPC 8XX family of microprocessors. Embedded ICA support will enable PowerPC devices to run Windows NT-based applications in conjunction with Citrix's WinFrame multi-user application server software.
Citrix' ICA protocol is being adopted by vendors, such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Psion Software, Wyse Technology, Boundless Technologies, VXL Instruments, HDS Network Systems, Tektronix, Insignia Solutions, NCD, Telxon, and Plexcom, for inclusion in new and future hardware, and software products that extend the reach of Windows applications into new markets. Citrix' open licensing strategy for ICA enables OEMs to deliver the benefits of Windows-based, network-centric computing to users of low-cost terminals, information appliances, and network computers; users of non-Windows platforms, including DOS, Unix, and Macintosh; and users of rapidly emerging small form factor PDAs and other wireless devices.
ICA is a general-purpose presentation services protocol for Microsoft Windows, which allows an application's user interface to execute with minimal resource consumption on a client device, while the application logic executes on ICA-based servers, such as the Citrix WinFrame family of multi-user application servers.
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