Uniloc and Reprise Enter Final Negotiations To Integrate Uniloc Patented Device Recognition Software


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Irvine, CA – February 26, 2008 – Uniloc USA Inc., the technology leader in physical device recognition for protecting intellectual property, networks and personal data, and Reprise Software Inc., the fastest-growing company in the software license management industry, today announced that they have entered final negotiations for licensing and integrating Uniloc patented device recognition software into Reprise License Manager (RLM).

Craig Etchegoyen, Uniloc’s founder said, “We are very cautious about who we partner with, especially with respect to our core technology. Reprise represents excellence, creativity and integrity in software development. By integrating our device recognition software with RLM, we expect to offer the market a uniquely secure and flexible license management product.”

RLM helps increase end user customer satisfaction and software vendor revenues through the use of easy-to-implement, flexible license terms automatically included with software shipped to end users. Software vendors specify the license terms given to customers by describing them in an easily-read text certificate protected by a digital signature. Over time, end users’ rights can evolve from an initial demo/eval to a purchase of perpetual or time-limited rights, followed by new releases, additional “seats” or copies as well as optional add-on features. In the forthcoming newest release of RLM, an innovative license model allowing use of software only by a select list of named users can be easily implemented. This kind of innovative thinking is among the many characteristics that set RLM apart from older, legacy license managers.

Physical Device Fingerprinting is the core technology behind Uniloc technology solutions and is based on the fundamental principle that no two digital devices are identical. The process of physical device recognition starts by generating a digital identity for a device, known as its “Physical Device Fingerprint.” A Physical Device Fingerprint is made up of a combination of machine characteristics and properties that are generated using a set of proprietary algorithms. The Uniloc Physical Device Fingerprinting algorithms allow the unique, reproducible identification of a device with an accuracy greater than 3.4 * 10^38, allowing Uniloc to identify devices with more comparable accuracy than human DNA.

RLM, integrated with Uniloc Physical Device Fingerprinting, provides the market with an ultra secure, easy-to-use and flexible license management solution. With each device fingerprinted and recognized, software vendors can account for every license installation and improve targeted features to end users. Matt Christiano, Reprise Software’s founder and president said, “We’re excited that we are moving into final negotiations with Uniloc. Uniloc’s Physical Device Fingerprinting will add the leading patented device recognition software to RLM, giving our customers the best possible solution to license management.”

Uniloc and Reprise expect to finalize negotiations in March with general availability of the integrated solution scheduled for Summer, 2008.

About Uniloc USA
Uniloc USA is the technology leader in electronic physical device recognition for software copy control, entertainment product theft and network user authentication. Physical Device Fingerprinting is the method of uniquely identifying a user device, such as a PC, game console, smart phone or cell phone, by the naturally occurring, inherent physical imperfections of that device, and then incorporating that physical device fingerprint into licenses or access credentials. Uniloc’s technologies can identify devices with more comparable accuracy than human DNA. Uniloc is the inventor and holder of the seminal physical device locking patent (U.S. 5,490,216) and has 15 related patents pending. Uniloc has applied its physical device recognition technical expertise to several vertical markets, including software publishing, government network access control, online banking and trading, and DVD anti-theft. For more detailed information, please visit www.uniloc.com.

About Reprise Software, Inc.
Reprise Software, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, was founded by veterans with over 50 combined years of experience in the electronic licensing industry to bring a superior license management alternative to independent software vendors and enterprise end user organizations.

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