Corporate Profile for Uniloc, dated Dec. 4, 1999.
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Published Date: Dec. 4, 1999 Company Name: Uniloc Address: 2134 Main St., Suite 260 Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648 Main Telephone Number: 714/960-7850 Internet Home Page Address (URL) www.uniloc.com Chief Executive Officer: Ric Richardson Chief Financial Officer: Jack A. Carr Public Relations Contact: Les Goldberg, APR Business number: 714/960-0628 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Industry: High-technology (software)
Company description: The Uniloc Co. was founded in 1992 in Australia with international patents for a unique new electronic software distribution technology that encompasses all of the advantages and power of electronic distribution and transaction management, and solves many of the problems faced in the high-tech market today.
The Uniloc solution applies to all market participants The term market participant is used in United States constitutional law to describe a U.S. State which is acting as a producer or supplier of a marketable good or service. When a state is acting in such a role, it may permissibly discriminate against non-residents. -- the software publisher or independent software vendor (ISV (Independent Software Vendor) A person or company that develops software. It implies an organization that specializes in software only and is not part of a computer systems or hardware manufacturer. ), the PC supplier or original equipment manufacturer (OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and ), the resellers who include distributors and retailers alike and the consumer.
With patents already granted for the U.S. market and pending in several countries, Uniloc owns the rights to the technology that allows for software to be locked by the ISV and unlocked by the potential consumer. Software serialization se·ri·al·ize
tr.v. se·ri·al·ized, se·ri·al·iz·ing, se·ri·al·iz·es
To write or publish in serial form.
se is not required and communication between the client and license management server is greatly simplified. This provides advantages to all parties:
-- Publishers are assured payment for their products, and they have
easy access to information about every sale. -- Publishers are provided a new level of piracy piracy, robbery committed or attempted on the high seas. It is distinguished from privateering in that the pirate holds no commission from and receives the protection of no nation but usually attacks vessels of all nations. protection since the
software is tied to the PC on which it was unlocked and installed. -- Because the software is distributed on new PCs or through the
software distribution channel, inventory costs are minimized or
eliminated. -- Payments are made and verified with the use of access numbers,
giving resellers or distributors an easier, more efficient way to
complete the sale. -- Customers can try the full software programs for up to two weeks
at their convenience before deciding to purchase them with their
credit cards from any of several participating retailers. Shortly
after the transaction, they receive the shrink-wrapped,
off-the-shelf software package, complete with documentation, to
supplement the program already unlocked and installed in their PC.
Since the patents were applied for in 1992, Uniloc established a three-year exclusive marketing agreement with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and later produced non-exclusive campaigns with many of the leading PC industry companies and publications, including CompUSA, Egghead, Software Etc., Commence, Ziff-Davis and others.
Based on its early success, Uniloc moved to the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. in 1996 and a year later established its headquarters in Huntington Beach Huntington Beach, city (1990 pop. 181,519), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast, across from Santa Catalina Island, in an oil-producing area; inc. 1909. It manufactures aerospace vehicles, aircraft parts, optical instruments, and heat transfer equipment. .
The company's initial product offering is called "TITLEwave," a library of up to 120 top brand software titles to be distributed beginning early in 2000 through Uniloc's partners.
The Uniloc Co. and Uniloc PC Preload preload /pre·load/ (pre´lod) the mechanical state of the heart at the end of diastole, the magnitude of the maximal (end-diastolic) ventricular volume or the end-diastolic pressure stretching the ventricles. Inc. are privately held companies privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. . However, revenues are expected to reach $30 million by 2001.