Los Angeles Public Library Selects ThinkFree Server Edition To Supply Remote Locations With Office Productivity Solutions

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 3, 2006 6:48 PM EST
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Free Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation Applications, Including Multi-Language Support, Made Available to the Public.

SAN JOSE, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkFree, Inc., developer of the first server hosted office productivity suite, today announced that it has supplied The City of Los Angeles's public library with ThinkFree(TM) Server Edition for its Central Library and 71 branch libraries. James VanGerpen, the Senior Analyst leading the project for the library, required a solution that relieved the library's IT staff and technical resources from overly burdensome installation, deployment, update, and management issues. Furthermore, the technology had to be economical while providing maximum levels of productivity. After significant testing and review, the Los Angeles Public Library decided to purchase ThinkFree Server Edition.

ThinkFree Server Edition consists of ThinkFree Write (word processing), ThinkFree Calc (spreadsheet), and ThinkFree Show (presentation). These applications run within a Web browser on the desktop computer connected to the server via a LAN or Internet connection. This solution combines the efficiency and anytime anywhere access of server-based computing with the power and responsiveness of desktop-based applications, therefore creating the perfect solution for users needing a full powered office suite without the high cost. ThinkFree also provides the best document compatibility with Microsoft(TM) Office and multi-platform support, even in a mixed environment with Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. One of the key features for the LA Public Library is the multi-language support Server Edition offers.

"The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system supports over 2,200 public access computers located in 71 branch libraries and Central Library," comments Mr. VanGerpen. "LAPL chose ThinkFree Server Edition in order to provide Word Processing capabilities to each of these public access computers while only having to operate and maintain a single webserver."

ThinkFree, Inc. developed the first and only server hosted office suite that allows users to edit Microsoft(R) Office files and create seamlessly compatible documents from any connected computer, without ever having to buy Microsoft software. This solution addresses the particular needs of enterprises looking for total cost of ownership (TCO) savings as well as eliminating costs associated with the installation, update, and management of software on individual desktops.

"The Los Angeles Public Library is the perfect partner for us to showcase our office productivity suite," states ThinkFree CEO and founder TJ Kang. "We were easily able to customize ThinkFree Server Edition to meet the specific requirements of LAPL. Furthermore, working with such a leading edge IT department to allow the citizens of LA to access free office productivity features was a fantastic experience for us."

Pricing and Availability

ThinkFree Server Edition is available now for the cost of $30 per user per year. Educational, Non-Profit and Volume pricing discounts are available. For more information please contact sales@thinkfree.com . For complete product and purchase details, please visit http://www.thinkfree.com/server .

About the Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest urban population of any library in the country. Its Central Library, 71 branch libraries, six million books and state of the art technology provide everyone with free and easy access to information. For further information, visit the Library's Web site at http://www.lapl.org .

About ThinkFree

ThinkFree, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is a leading developer of platform-independent office productivity solutions. A division of Haansoft Inc., a publicly held company on the Korean KOSDAQ stock market, ThinkFree's mission is to offer market-leading software solutions that leverage the power of the Internet and provide users with a consistent, unified and productive experience regardless of computing platform. For more information, please contact ThinkFree at 408-432-5074, or go to http://www.thinkfree.com .

NOTE: ThinkFree and ThinkFree Online are registered trademarks of ThinkFree, Corp. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Jonathan Crow

ThinkFree, Inc.



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