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Redline Communications Leverages Omnify Software for BOM and ECO Management; Web Architected Omnify PLM Enables Engineering-Focused Product Lifecycle Management.

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WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2004

Omnify Software, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for mid-market electronic, medical, mechanical, and defense OEMs, today announced that Redline Communications Inc., an innovative provider of broadband and fixed wireless equipment, is leveraging Omnify PLM to manage product development from new parts inception to product completion.

In evaluating tools for product lifecycle management, Redline required a solution that could be leveraged by the engineering department primarily, but could also provide an easy-to-use interface that would enable engineering to easily incorporate other divisions' requests, comments and approvals into their design environment. Omnify PLM is used on a daily basis by the engineering and operations departments at Redline and its contract manufacturing partner. In developing new products and new parts, as well as customized solutions for client requests, Redline is able to manage the entire process, from request, to idea inception, to delivery of product via Omnify PLM.

"When we reviewed PLM solutions, it was extremely obvious to us that Omnify was developed by a team that truly understood the engineering department," said Michael Dobre, Director of Engineering Services at Redline Communications. "Omnify's deep understanding of our business and out-of-the-box functionality that supports engineers resulted in the perfect solution for our company."

Omnify's Web Services based approach to delivering its solution supports Redline Communications' integration demands. Omnify seamlessly integrates with Redline's engineering environment, ORCAD CIS, to further speed the product development process. Redline Communications' next step will be to fully deploy Omnify's document management capabilities. This will ensure a secure and controlled document management process among their entire product development team.

"We were impressed with Omnify's off-the-shelf capabilities for engineering change orders and bill of materials processing, and we have been further impressed by how easy it is to integrate the solution with our existing systems," continues Dobre. "But what has really stood out for us is the high-level of customer service Omnify provides. Each time we want to enhance our integration, the service team is available to help us quickly complete the project."

Omnify enables Redline Communications' engineers and extended support team to bring products to market more quickly, reduce rework and quickly meet customer demand. The streamlined processes created by Omnify PLM, free the engineering staff to continuously focus on creating innovative broadband and wireless products.

"The value Redline Communications achieves from Omnify PLM is directly related to our solutions' ability to easily manage critical functions in the design process, such as bill of materials processing and ECO management," said Chuck Cimalore, CTO of Omnify Software. "By freeing engineers to focus on engineering, rather than administrative tasks including redundant data entry and managing part change requests, Redline is well positioned to dominate its market with groundbreaking products."

About Omnify Software

Omnify Software designs, delivers and supports innovative, business-ready product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions designed to meet the needs of small to mid-tier enterprises and Electronics Manufacturing Service providers. The Omnify Software platform provides bi-directional interfaces with an organization's existing engineering and business systems to offer a single environment for the sharing of product data among the design environment, Enterprise and supply chain. The Omnify product content and change management system delivers significant cost-savings, improved product innovation, quality, and decreased time-to-market for customers in a wide range of industries. For additional product information, including pricing, please call 978-988-3800, email info@omnifysoft.com or visit www.omnifysoft.com.

About Redline Communications

Redline Communications Inc. is a privately held Canadian company located in the Greater Toronto area, focusing on product innovations in the broadband fixed wireless industry. Redline's products deliver a cost-effective wireless solution for backhaul and infrastructure, used by access providers, enterprises, wireless ISPs and more. The company has signed up more than 80 partners in 26 countries. For more information about Redline's products and distribution channels please call (905) 479-8344.

"Omnify" is a registered trademark of Omnify Software. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "Omnify" is a trademark and/or property of Omnify Software. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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