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NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 27th, Glide, the original Online OS, will unveil a synchronized native and browser based social and productivity application suite on three screens for Windows, Mac, Linux, RIM BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian. The exclusive media-only event will take place at 9:00 AM EST at the landmark Peninsula Hotel in New York City and will demonstrate live Glide's new advanced cross platform synchronization and three-screen strategy for PCs, TVs and mobile handsets.

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ — On June 27th, Glide, the original Online OS, will unveil a synchronized native and browser based social and productivity application suite on three screens for Windows, Mac, Linux, RIM BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian. The exclusive media-only event will take place at 9:00 AM EST at the landmark Peninsula Hotel in New York City and will demonstrate live Glide's new advanced cross platform synchronization and three-screen strategy for PCs, TVs and mobile handsets.

In January of 2006, in a top-secret project dubbed "Golden Gate," the Glide product team set out to build a reliable bridge between the online and offline worlds that consumers and businesses could count on. Glide's new feature rich applications are native to the Windows, Linux and Mac Operating Systems and leverage a single code base for all three platforms developed primarily in C/C++. The Glide OS automatically creates a local mirror image of Glide's web services that can be accessed and managed by Glide's native applications. Users can work locally until there is a network connection at which time files are automatically synchronized to "the cloud". Glide synchronizes all of your digital stuff including video, audio, photos, documents, contacts, calendars and bookmarks and you have the option to work locally or online from your PC, mobile handset or TV.

"Synchronizing data and making it compatible across devices, networks and platforms has always been central to the Glide vision," said TransMedia Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka. "Glide's new symbiotic native and browser based social and productivity applications managed by the omnipresent Glide Operating System provide a seamless offline and online experience for users on their PCs, TVs and mobile handsets."

Initially local versions of the Glide Spreadsheet (with support for macros, pivot tables and more), Calendar, AddressBook, Email Client, Photo Editor, Calculator, Stickies, Music and Video Jukebox, RSS feed reader and CD Ripper will all be available for download in September of 2007. Glide Write and Glide Presenter will be available shortly thereafter.

"The Glide OS effectively provides all the benefits of cloud computing without giving up the functionality that we have become accustomed to in traditional software," said Mr. Leka. "Pure browser based plays like Google Gears provide the ability to take browser based applications offline but the browser is simply not designed to support complex software applications. Many analysts believe that it will be a decade before the browser will be capable of supporting feature rich applications."

By automatically synchronizing and translating user data across devices, local operating systems, networks and file formats, Glide is designed to increase consumer choice when it comes to purchasing hardware, selecting an OS, choosing a network and accessing and sharing file formats.

Industry Analysis

According to recent news reports, the biggest software companies will be launching more tightly integrated online and native software solutions by 2009-2010 to head off any potential emerging competitive threats from the online Software as a Service (SaaS), search and social networking companies. Glide's unique software development strategy has made it possible to preempt these product launches with the release of a synchronized native and online application suite by September of 2007.

Efficient Time to Market for Glide's native application suite is the result of anticipatory software design that leverages Glide's existing online web services, compatibility engine and integrated data management systems. Time to Market was also reduced by the decision to develop a single code base (C/C++) for the Windows, Linux and Mac Operating Systems.

"The fact that Glide has a data-centric strategy rather than an application centric approach has made it possible to push and pull data to and from virtually any device online and offline," said Mr. Leka. "Without the constraints of legacy software, the Glide data-centric model, synchronized, compatible and mobile with integrated local and online productivity applications is well positioned to be the mobile OS and application platform of the future."

About the Glide OS

The Glide OS is one file and information management system and a universal set of applications for all of your devices. Glide is built on five principles: 1) synchronization; 2) compatibility; 3) mobility; 4) productivity; and 5) integration. Glide is device, network, OS, application and format neutral and supports PCs, Macs, Linux, RIM Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian Users. Glide services the consumer, business and education markets. Glide elevates Software as a Service (SaaS) to the next logical step; full-featured symbiotic native and web based applications that are compatible with local desktop applications from vendors such as Microsoft, Adobe and Apple.

Press contact: Marcus Farny TransMedia: http://www.transmediacorp.com Glide OS: http://glidedigital.com 212-675-6664 ext. 105 media@transmx.com

SOURCE TransMedia

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