SL-GMS Selected for Compaq’s New TeMIP OSS for Networks and Service Management

SL-GMS Selected as Graphical Interface Technology for Compaq's New TeMIP Operational Support System

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CORTE MADERA, CA – September 11, 2000 – SL Corporation, a provider of software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical user interfaces (GUIs), today announced that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) has chosen SL Corporation’s dynamic graphics technology for integration into its newly announced Telecommunications Management Information Platform (TeMIP) V4.1. SL Corporation’s SL-GMS unified solution was selected for its proven history of delivering the most flexible real-time graphical control and monitoring interface technology. Compaq is integrating SL-GMS directly into the TeMIP MapViewer and MapEditor applications running on TeMIP clients.

“Using the SL-GMS technology, users can easily activate network management functions and operations from a single workstation,” said Rob Den Teuling, OSS Director, Compaq Computer Corporation. “By incorporating SL-GMS into the TeMIP user interface, we offer operators top-market GUI features to enable complete control over network conditions and facilitate seamless and customized end-to-end process management.”

TeMIP is a world leading advanced OSS (Operational Support System) solution for network and service management. TeMIP unifies and integrates multiple management domains, such as service, performance, fault management and workflow for a range of infrastructures – wireless, wireline and data/IP. Using SL-GMS, TeMIP maps every element on the network as part of a single, comprehensive view and allows communication operators to easily and quickly diagnose and solve real-time problems. SL-GMS also supports TeMIP’s open architecture and true integration with multiple protocols to provide Compaq’s customers an enhanced level of extendibility.

“We are excited to work closely with Compaq to provide an object-oriented dynamic GUI that simplifies complex network management processes with interactive controls and advanced customization features,” said Ted Wilson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SL Corporation. “By supplying an added layer of flexibility with dynamic behaviors in customized icons rather than limited libraries, SL-GMS enhances TeMIP’s extendibility, scalability and value while reducing their customers’ programming time
and cost.”

About SL-GMS
SL-GMS (Graphical Modeling System) is a combination of segmented products, highly personalized consulting services and proven technology that utilizes a single dynamic graphic editor, SL-GMSDraw, to assign dynamic behaviors for a range of programming environments including Java, C++ or ActiveX. The entire segmented SL-GMS product line addresses specific vertical industry applications and uses the latest component-based technologies, languages and operating environments. SL-GMS is uniquely designed to help reduce project development cycles and risk while maximizing end-product performance.

About Compaq
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation is a Fortune Global 100 company. Compaq is the second largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of personal computers. Compaq develops and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, networking and communication products, commercial desktop and portable products and consumer PCs. The company is an industry leader in environmentally friendly programs and business practices.

Compaq products are sold and supported in more than 100 countries through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners. Customer support and information about Compaq and its products are available at www.compaq.com or by calling 1-800-OK-COMPAQ. Product information and reseller locations are available by calling 1-800-345-1518.

About SL Corporation
Founded in 1983, SL Corporation (Sherrill-Lubinski Corporation) provides software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical and user interfaces. SL-GMS (Graphical Modeling System) is embedded by OEMs and Integrators in systems for and Network Operating Centers (NOCs) and Advanced Control Rooms.

Since its launch in 1985, the SL-GMS product has been proven in a range of highly interactive and event-driven environments. Platforms supported include nearly all varieties of UNIX, WIN32, RedHat Linux and OpenVMS operating systems.

UNIX platforms include Solaris, HPUX, SGI Irix, Compaq Tru64, AIX, SCO UNIX, SGI, and the QNX real-time operating system. OpenVMS platforms include OpenVMS on both Alpha and VAX workstations. WIN32 platforms include Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 2000 on Intel workstations.

SL-GMS has licensed over 34,000 applications worldwide and is utilized throughout the process control, telecommunications network management, transportation control, energy management, satellite telemetry and aerospace industries. Customer implementations of SL-GMS technology include Harris Corporation (NYSE-HRS), Objective Systems Integrators (OSI) (NASDAQ:OSII) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These customer collaborations also serve to stimulate the development of new functionality and enhancements to the evolving line of SL-GMS solutions.

For additional information, contact SL Corporation, 240 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Phone: 415.927.8400;
Email: info@sl.com

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