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News in 2015

April 2015
A new TFTP server designed by bootix solves several jobs in the UEFI environment

March 2015

February 2015
UEFI support has successfully been added to the BMA. The new release will be BMA 10.

January 2015
Final testing of the UEFI environment. More than 20 Swiss companies have decided to buy the BMA tecnlogoy for their network administration

News in 2014

December 2014
Investigation if Tablet PCs can be installed with the BMA

October 2014
Another step for the implementation of the UEFI support in the BMA has been taken. A new release is not to far away.

September 2014
Two projects with worldwide operating retailers (one selling fashion, the other one furniture) have successfully been finished.

August 2014
Another large customer ordered more than 10k additional licenses of the BMA

July 2014 - BMA now handles servers goupwise
To allow better handling of a large number of servers, they can now be put into groups. Rights and variables can be set for these groups. This also includes the enhancement of the heritage process and the rights structure of the BMA.

June 2014 - New customer project
The BMA has proofed its capabilities: 5.000 new PCs were installed in 1.300 branches (spread over Europe)
in 4 days. Not only operating systems have been installed, but also additional software, both using the
routines integrated in the BMA..

May 2014 - BootManage Administrator Webserver redesigned
Result is a significantly faster access behavior combined with a higher reliability. The number of systems to be managed has been dramatically increased, the new feature "scheduled tasks" has been added.
For better security during the access to configuration files (.CSV and .OPT files), data is being tranferred in a secured mode.

April 2014 - More power for the BMA ActiveX interface
The BMA ActiveX interface now allows to import complete BMA infrastructures via one CSV file.
- generation of servers
- creation of PC groups
- link of variables to servers or PC groups
- import of access rights
- enhancement of the client import using CSV files
The ActiveX interface now can be modified in the BMA menu

March 2014 - New TFTP-Server features
The TFTP Server now supports IPv6 and is ready to use with the most popular 32- and 64-Bit operating systems

February 2014 - Further Important Enhancements to the BootManage Administrator
- Additional features in the BMA installation environment.
- Systemblocker now allows data entry although the installation environment itself is blocked.
- Individualisation of the clients via a menu system, based on parameters defined within the BMA.
- More powerful PXBOOT and better performing TFTP-transfer.

Januar 2014 - Customer project, retail business
Some enhancements of the BMA dated back in 2013 are important for this project. Goal was the centralised management of up tp 300 shops with about 10.000 clients, installation of OS and additionally needed software included. The solution makes it possible to allow access to bare metal systems and initiate software installation on site, without the need to have access to the central management menu.

Januar 2014 - Netto-Zuschlagsrechner
Die aktuelle Version 2014 des Netto-Zuschlagsrechners steht unter zum Download bereit.

News in 2013

December 2nd 2013
The ActiveX module has been enhanced

November 3rd 2013
A new feature has been added to the BMA: scheduled tasks

October 7th 2013
Windows 8 and server 2012 have successfully been tested with the BMA

August 3rd 2013
Performance speed of the BMA has been significantly increased

Juli 11th 2013
Modifications to the code have been made in order to make the BMA software run more stable

June 7th 2013
A new market has been entered in the retail world, using bootix's technology in POS and info terminals. Large retail companies acting Europe and worldwide have discovered the powerful and cost saving solution.

Mai 23rd 2013
bootix enhances the multicast TFTP server by adding a proxy DHCP server functionality. PCs can now be configured independently of the DHCP pre settings. Using the Bootmanage Administrator a modification of an already existing DHCP configuration is not necessary anymore. This proxy DHCP server is available for Windows 32Bit, 64Bit, Linux and Mac OS.

April 11th 2013
Several companies in Switzerland have decided to buy the BMA Technology.

March 5th 2013
VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) can now be used as new boot media via the bootix boot loader. Inclusion of the VHD-images now opens new ways of booting PCs. The list now covers remotely bootable operating systems like Linux, DOS, Windows PE 2005, WinPE 2.0, WinPE 3.0, WinPE 3.1 , WinPE 4.0, ISO images and additionally the VHD Images.

Februar 16th, 2013
Systemblocker is the name of a new product for 32bit Windows environments. The software disables all input devices such as keyboard and mouse during the very installation process.

News in 2012

December 10th, 2012
BootManage Administrator support for PXE 4.0 has been added.

November 15th, 2012
The BMA has been enhanced to support Instore TV capabilities.

October 2nd, 2012
he latest version POSREADY 7 has successfully been tested.

September 5th, 2012
Support of POSREADY 2009 is being implemented to allow the control of e.g. POS system.

August 1st, 2012
The Pension Fund of the German Government buys a lot more new licenses of the Bootmanage Administrator.

Juli 3rd, 2012
Serveral companies in Switzerland have decided to go with the Bootmanage Administrator.

Juli 2nd, 2012
The new version of he BootManage Administrator is currently undergoing the last testing.

February 8th, 2012
bootix releases BootManage Administrator Version 7.8. This provides support for the automated installation of Windows 8, enhancements for Windows 7 and Server 2008 provisioning as well as Bitlocker environments and up-to-date hardware. The new two-step protection mechanism prevents accidental and unintended reinstallations. More, the performance for target systems with solid state disks (SSDs) has been improved.

News in 2011

December 7th, 2011
The BootManage Administrator is tested with IPv6.

November 9th, 2011
As of now, bootix Technology offers support and consulting services for customers who are planning to use IPv6.

October 13th, 2011
First plans and tests for supporting Windows 8 in the BootManage Administrator are in progress.

July 28th, 2011
bootix releases BootManage Administrator Version 7.7 which provides extended support for XenServer 5.6.1 fp1 and other PCs with gPXE boot code, load balancing for Windows PE boot images, enhanced flexibility when using multiple TFTP servers, and also extends the web server interface to manage BMA variables. BMA Version 7.7 also features enhanced access control and error management in the report generator, faster and more robust database access for client, server, operating system and variable objects. It also provides a better client view in the web server interface.

July 14th, 2011
Beta tests for the new BootManage Administrator Version 7.7 are successful. This version is scheduled for release on August 8th, and provides a better support for the gPXE boot codes in the Citrix XenServer as well as load balancing for Windows PE Boot Images, enhanced flexibility when using multiple TFTP servers, and also extends the web server to support variables, and much more.

May 6th, 2011
The BootManage Administrator now provides integration support for Windows PE boot images with BootManage TCP/IP BOOT-PROMs.

March 21st, 2011
bootix updates their TFTP server to provide increased fault tolerance.

February 4th, 2011
Wincor Nixdorf Portavis purchase 2900 BMA licenses.

January 10th, 2011
bootix extends the BootManage Administrator boot image support to provide load balancing for boot image and operating system sources.

News in 2010

December 17th, 2010
bootix has developed a solution for PXE related problems in XenServer 6.5.1 FP1.

December 8th, 2010
The "Rechenzentrum der Finanzverwaltung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen" (RZF) purchases additional 20.000 BMA licenses incl. Update Service.

September 20th, 2010
bootix releases the BootManage Administrator Version 7.6. In addition to a revised server configuration, new server based service tasks and the ability to manually add new PCs, this version features a major extension of the BMA Webserver functionality, so that significantly more functions can be controlled through the web interface.

June 10th, 2010
Helsana decides to use the BootManage Administrator.

May 18th, 2010
The Deutsche Rente Bund extends their BMA licenses.

April 28th, 2010
The Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company purchases 5.800 BMA licenses.

March 29th, 2010
Hays extends the existing BootManage Administrator environment to their German locations.

February 22nd, 2010
bootix starts redesigning the BootManage Administrator Web-Frontend.

January 18th, 2010
bootix releases BootManage Administrator Version 7.5 which provides integration support for IBM AIX NIM (Network Installation Management) servers, comes with an updated version of the bootix TFTP Server for Windows, and contains Windows PE 2005, 2.0 and 3.0 Boot Image Creator tools.

News in 2009

November 25th, 2009
Beta tests of the new IBM AIX NIM (Network Installation Management) support in the BootManage Administrator were successful.

October 14th, 2009
bootix releases the Windows PE 3.0 Boot Image Creator, another Add-On tool for the BootManage Administrator that allows easy creation of 32-Bit (x86) and 64-Bit (x64) WinPE 3.0 Boot Images. BootManage Administrator customers can use this tool free of charge.

September 16th, 2009
bootix releases BootManage Administrator Version 7.4 which supports the unattended deployment of Windows 7, and provides extended Windows deployment scripts with predefined variables. Also, multiple Windows PE 2005 & 2.0 boot images (x86 and x64) can now be used, and easily created with the integrated Boot Image Creator tools.

September 10th, 2009
The Bundeswehr orders new BMA licenses.

September 8th, 2009
Kaufland extend their existing BootManage Administrator licenses.

August 25th, 2009
The OFD Hannover orders over 2,000 licenses of the client managemenet software BootManage Administrator.

August 4th, 2009
The Deutsche Rente Bund purchases thousands of extension licenses for the next rollout.

July 28th, 2009
The new BMA version 7.4 will be available at the end of August. This version also supports the automated deployment of Windows 7.

July 8th, 2009
The Rechenzentrum der Finanzverwaltung NRW in Duesseldorf purchases 15.000 BMA update licenses.

June 22nd, 2009
BMA Tests with Windows 7 RC are successful.

June 3rd, 2009
To use the newest BMA version, SFS Services AG Schweiz orders 1.600 BMA update licenses.

May 25th, 2009
Deutsche Rente Berlin orders further 1.600 TCP/IP BOOT-PROM licenses.

May 15th, 2009
After the successful rollout using the BootManage Administrator, the DEVK Versicherungen order another 9.000 BMA update licenses.

May 7th, 2009
Deutsche Rente Berlin extends the existing network of over über 20.000 licenses by another 1.200 TCP/IP BOOT-PROM licenses.

April 21st, 2009
OFD Frankfurt orders another 2.000 TCP/IP BOOT-PROM licenses.

April 7th, 2009
bootix releases the Windows PE 2005 Boot Image Creator and Windows PE 2.0 Boot Image Creator, two Add-On tools for the BootManage Administrator that allow easy creation of 32-Bit (x86) and 64-Bit (x64) WinPE 2005 and WinPE 2.0 Boot Images. BootManage Administrator customers can use these tools free of charge.

January 30th, 2009
The bootix Best Practices document Windows PE Based Terminal Clients is available for download.

News in 2008

December 29th, 2008
bootix releases BootManage Administrator version 7.3 which features a Web based roll-out service and improved overall performance.

December 15th, 2008
The DEVK Versicherungen order the update service for several thousand BootManage Administrator licenses.

December 6th, 2008
Etty Hillesum Lyceum, NL, purchases the extension of their update licenses.

November 26th, 2008
The bootix Best Practices document Managing Windows Answer Files is available for download.

November 20th, 2008
Saxion Hogescholen, NL, extend their BMA license and also order update service.

October 13th, 2008
Our partner DBS AG in Wetzikon, CH, wins the following customers: Altran in Zürich, Klinik Zihlschlacht in Zihlschlacht, Padi Europe in Hettlingen, Stadtverwaltung Uster and Wenger Plattner in Küssnacht.

September 5th, 2008
The Polizei Hessen plans an extension of their existing installation based on the BootManage TCP/IP BOOT-PROM technology.

August 10th, 2008
The DEVK Versicherungen Köln proceed well with the implementation of their notebook deployment project that is based on a combination of the BootManage Administrator and Windows BDD. The rollout of over 5000 systems is planned for is planned for spring 2009.

July 11th, 2008
The deployment of Windows XP with integrated (slipstreamed) Service Pack 3, and the deployment of Windows Vista with integrated Service Pack 1 have been successfully tested with the BootManage Administrator.

June 26th, 2008
bootix releases version 7.2 of the bootix® BootManage Administrator. It provides WIM imaging and unattended installation of Windows Server 2008.

June 19th, 2008
The BootManage Administrator is tested in the June 2008 issue of the german Windows IT Pro magazine.

June 17th, 2008
The OFD Frankfurt purchases several thousand extension licenses for the BootManage TCP/IP BOOT-PROM product, on which a custom-built client management solution is based.

May 8th, 2008
Computerland, GB, uses the BMA for a large rollout.

April 14th, 2008
The City of San Antonio orders over 1000 licenses.

March 30th, 2008
Additional large customers like e.g. Laramie County School District, USA, Servicios Liverpool and Wellington Management continue to count on BMA technology and extend their update service for tens of thousands of licenses.

March 25th, 2008
Steyr Daimler Puch Spezial Fahrzeugbau orders several thousand BMA licenses.

March 21st, 2008
Duke Energy extend their 30,000 license update service for another year.

March 5th, 2008
Oce Van Grinten extend their existing BMA license.

February 12th, 2008
Capgemini orders the first contingent of BMA licenses in a long-lasting project.

January 22nd, 2008
Dresdner Kleinwort renews maintenance for 11.500 licenses.

News in 2007

December 11th, 2007
Wellington Management LLP purchases 2,400 BootManage Administrator licenses including update service.

October 5th, 2007
With the Trustmark National Bank, USA, another credit institute decices to use the products of bootix Technology GmbH.

September 10th, 2007
Environmental Protection Agency, USA, decides to use the BootManage Administrator in combination with BMC's Marimba Suite.

August 3rd, 2007
The Oberfinanzdirektion Hannover orders over 6,000 licenses boot software for the installation of Linux clients.

July 18th, 2007
The police of Hessen decides to use additional 12,000 licenses of the proven bootix installation software.

May 21st, 2007
Microsoft signs a license agreement with bootix regarding the distribution of Windows PE in combination with the bootix® BootManage Adminstrator.

March 5th, 2007
bootix releases version 7.1 of the bootix® BootManage Administrator. It supports the unattended installation of Windows Vista, allows to use WinPE 2005, WinPE 2.0, and BartPE boot images, and provides a completely reworked and extended driver management. More, it features improved hardware inventory and Linux support, and introduces unlimited client parameters..

January 10th, 2007
Credit Suisse relies on bootix experience and orders 11.000 Licenses of a customized operating system deployment solution for servers.

January 3rd, 2007
The Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns extends their existing bootix® BootManage Administrator license.

News in 2006

December 17th, 2006
Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd. orders 8.500 licenses of the bootix® OS installation software.

December 14th, 2006
In France, GUERBET and EPSHOM decide to use the BMA technology in combination with Criston Software's Precision Desktop Management solution.

September 12th, 2006
HCA Information Services uses over 1000 licenses of the BootManage Administrator.

August 23rd, 2006
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd., GB, purchases 5000 licenses of the BootManage Administrator.

August 7th, 2006
bootix releases version 7.0 of the bootix® BootManage Administrator. It supports Windows PE and BartPE boot images, allows to prestage clients, introduces a report generator, and allows to store the system database on Microsoft SQL Server.

June 21st, 2006
Successful beta tests of the upcoming Windows PE 2.0 support in the BootManage® Administrator.

May 16th, 2006
bootix supports Realtek RTL8169 Chipsets with their boot prom codes.

April 12th, 2006
bootix supports NVIDIA Chipsets with their boot prom codes.

March 15th, 2006
Duke Energy Corporation decices to use 30.000 licenses of the BootManage Administrator and BMC Marimba.

March 3rd, 2006
The british RWE npower orders a company wide license of bootix BMA tools that covers about 13.000 clients.

January 22nd, 2006
For the swedish company PCQT AB, bootix developed a PXE extension for the IEI.COM Rocky 6160 industry PC Board.

January 16th, 2006
The new version 6.7 of the BootManage® Administrator is available. It provides support for Linux Clients as well as various enhancements and extended functions, such as imaging, driver integration, web server etc.

January 12th, 2006
The Hamburger Sparkasse purchases a company license for BootManage® BOOTP tools.

January 6th, 2006
The Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (previously Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte) purchases additional BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM licenses

January 3rd, 2006
Successful beta tests of the upcoming Windows PE support in the BootManage® Administrator.

News in 2005

December 22nd, 2005
The DZ Bank orders 2.500 additional BootManage® Administrator licenses.

December 15th, 2005
Successful beta tests of the upcoming Linux support in the BootManage® Administrator.

December 6th, 2005
Philips Medical Systems Technologies Ltd., Israel, orders the BootManage® Administrator.

November 16th, 2005
Corporate Express, USA, supplier of office equipment, chooses BMC Software's Marimba environment with the BootManage® Administrator for the first-time operating system installation.

October 21st, 2005
The SPD Fraktion in Berlin, longstanding customer of the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM technology, decides to use the BootManage® Administrator.

Oktober 11th, 2005
At Amadeus, the flight ticket booking system, the network is prospectively managed with the BootManage® Administrator.

October 6th, 2005
Computer Sciences Corporation, USA, decides to use 30.000 licenses of the BMC Software Marimba Suite that includes the BootManage® Administrator.

September 21st, 2005
Argos Limited, manufacturer of design software for the building sector, orders over 4.000 licenses of the BootManage® Administrator for the BMC Software Marimba environment.

September 8th, 2005
The swiss Kantonsspital Winterthur orders the BootManage® Administrator.

September 2nd, 2005
The customer Merckle/Ratiopharm has commissioned SIEMENS Business Services (SBS) with the installation of the BootManage® Administrator.

August 18th, 2005
The french company Air Liquide uses Marimba with the BootManage® Administrator for PC installation, software distribution and maintenance.

June 9th, 2005
The Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte uses the approved BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM solution to extend their installed base by additional ca. 12.000 PCs

May 4th, 2005
Albert Heijn chooses the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM Software for integration in future PC purchases.

February 14th, 2005
FAQ database and website search function is online.

News in 2004

December 1st, 2004
The new BootManage® Administrator version comes with an integrated web server, so that the client PCs can be managed via a standard web browser.

November 15th, 2004
Special Offer for schools, valid until December 31st, 2004:
BootManage® Administrator Starter-Kit including 30 client licenses (instead of only 10) for 295,00 EUR plus tax and 8,00 EUR shipment cost.
This special offer is valid only for schools until December 31st, 2004!

July 8th, 2004
T-Mobile decides to use the BootManage® Administrator.

May 13th, 2004
The bootix Web Site appears in new design.

March 17th, 2004
The DZ bank decides to use the BootManage® Administrator and orders 4.500 Licenses.

February 12th, 2004
bootix extends the BootManage® Administrator with a robust and universal NDIS2 driver for the automated installation via PXE. This eliminates the need of having individual NDIS2 network adapter drivers within the boot image.

January 20th, 2004
Siemens Business Services wins a project at the Oberfinanzdirektion Hessen concerning the delivery of 9.000 Dell PCs equipped with BootManage® licenses.

News in 2003

December 5th, 2003
The DEVK Insurances order a site license of the BootManage® Administrator.

November 22nd, 2003
The Techniker Krankenkasse in Hamburg decides to use the BootManage® Administrator for server installation.

October 15th, 2003
The BootManage® Administrator now comes with an ActiveX interface for integration in custom applications. This can be used to personalize the Look & Feel of the BMA.

June 16th, 2003
Most BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM and PXE PROM codes are optionally available as PROM-On-Disk, i.e. the prom code can be located on floppy disk, CD-ROM or USB stick.

May 20th, 2003
The BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM and PXE PROM codes are available for the Intel Gigabit Adapters Intel Pro/1000 T (chipset i82544) and Intel Pro/1000 MT (chipset i82540) as well as the Intel i82547 and iCH5 chipsets for onboard controllers.

May 5th, 2003
bootix now supports the ADMtek AN983 chipset with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM and PXE PROM.

April 4th, 2003
bootix now supports the VIA Technologies VT6102 chipset with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM and PXE PROM.

March 26th, 2003
bootix now distributes Venturcom's BXP for diskless Windows 2000/XP/XPe operation in the german speaking countries.

February 20th, 2003
The BootManage® Administrator now provides an ActiveX interface, so that it can be integrated in custom applications.

News in 2002

August 9th, 2002
For the BootManage® Administrator, the MultiServer function has been implemented and released.

June 3rd, 2002
The BootManage® Administrator supports the installation of Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server.

April 5th, 2002
The BootManage® Administrator now contains a number of additional functions, such as DOS Service Boot, Disk Imaging and Diskless Clients. Also, the BootManage® Administrator supports the installation of Windows XP.

March 4th, 2002
bootix now supports the 3Com 3C556 Mini PCI Card with their BootManage® PXE PROM.

February 19th, 2002
bootix now supports the Allied Telesyn FiberOptic/UTP combo adapters AT-2450FTX and AT-2700FTX with their BootManage® PXE PROM.

January 8th, 2002
bootix now supports the Intel iCH4 chipset with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

News in 2001

November 10th, 2001
bootix now supports the SMC1255 EZ Card 10/100 with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

October 14th, 2001
bootix now supports the Allied Telesyn FiberOptic/UTP combo adapters AT-2450FTX and AT-2700FTX with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

September 27th, 2001
New versions of the TCP/IP Utility Diskette and the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM User Manual are available for download.

September 16th, 2001
bootix presents the new graphical BootManage® Administrator which replaces the previously successfully sold BootManage® PXE Toolkit. With the new BootManage® Administrator, bootix offers an easy to handle software package for the automated over-the-network operating system installation.

July 16th, 2001
A new BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM Demo Disk allows to test the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM codes for a number of recent network adapter types and chipsets such as 3Com 3C905C, Realtek RTL8139, Intel iCH2 and E100ER, SMC9432 and many others more. For details, please refer to the download area.

April 24th, 2001
bootix now supports the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Management Adapter with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

April 4th, 2001
The new SMC17X BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM code supports all SMC EtherPower II 10/100 network adapter types and replaces the previously used SMC9432 code. The new SMC17X code provides network type and speed autodetection for all adapter types and supports the SMC chipsets 83C170, 83C171 and 83C172.

March 22nd, 2001
bootix now supports the SMC1211 EZ Card 10/100 network adapter with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

March 9th, 2001
First responses of the GUI testers are very positive.

February 20th, 2001
A new grafical user interface (GUI) for the BootManage® family is available as a beta version. The new GUI allows the boot control over single PCs, groups or all clients in a network from a central point. The client bootimages are now being derived from one generic image. This saves space and time. The new GUI interface allows even non experts to easily administer a whole network.

January 12th, 2001
The BootManage® PXE Toolkit will be enhanced to provide the same functionality as the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM product.

News in 2000

December 17th, 2000
Codes for the Intel 82550 NICs have been successfully tested.

November 21st, 2000
The bootix® BOOTPtab Editor version 2.0 is officially released. Important new features are the integrated web server front end for remote configuration, and the Wake-on-LAN Assistant to wake up your PCs remotely at a certain time.

September 14th, 2000
FUJITSU SIEMENS COMPUTERS enhance the very successful cooperation with bootix Technology , Neuss, with regards to their latest product, the ACTIVY SetTopBox for digital services. It now integrates the prooven and reliable BootManage® product family for automated remote installation of PC based systems. The multifunctional ACTIVY SetTopBox receives digital TV and radio, provides Internet access via your TV set, and is CD, DVD and digital Video Recorder/Player at the same time. The new box can also be used for Video on Demand, Pay per View and Data/IP Distribution.
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August 6th, 2000
bootix now supports the INTEL 82559ER chip with their BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM. INTEL designed this chip for embedded solutions.

June 1st, 2000
bootix sells the 2.000.000th license of the BootManage® Products.

March 15th, 2000
The Volksworks OS has succsesfully been tested in DISKLESS oreration with the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

March 13th, 2000
The realtime UNIX QNX has succsesfully been tested with the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

March 1st, 2000
bootix today released the new member of the TCP/IP Utilities the BootManage® BPConfig. It allows to modify the configuration of the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM itself: redefining the bootsequence, locking of the floppy drive A: or forced network boot only. BPConfig can be protected by the administrator with al self defined password.

January 24th, 2000
The Asus board PCI L101 has been succesfully tested to work with the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM and the PXE code.

January 12th, 2000
The new BootManage® BMPCScan utility automatically detects PC hardware components and eases automated operating system installations.

News in 1999

December 10th, 1999
The BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM product family now supports Allied Telesyn AT2560-FX network adapters (100MBit Fiber Optic, ST or SC connectors). The BootManage® PXE PROM for these two network adapters is also available.

November 15th, 1999
The BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM is now available for Compex RL2000 PCI network adapters.

September 30th, 1999
Diskless operation of Linux 2.2.xx is now supported by the BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM. A sample script and necessary patches are available on request.

July 15th, 1999
Great succes with the German Goverment. The German Bundestag has decided to install the new PCs in Berlin using bootix BootManage® TCP/IP BOOT-PROM technolgy which is in the case part of the Prodacta ProNet software distribution package. About 2.000 clients are being installed in a very short time.

May 25th, 1999
The Dutch ASZ, Automatiseering Sociale Zekerheid BV has developed an automated installation procedure for 11.000 PCs based on the BootManage® PXE Toolkit, being used by the nationwide operatin GAK (Dapartement for Unemployed peoble) in the Netherlands.

April 1999
InCom changes its company name to bootix Technology GmbH. All the other company details and contacts remain the same.

March 15th, 1999
CeBIT Hannover, bootix’s (formerly InCom) remoteboot and remoteinstall technology is being used by Hewlett Packard, Dr. Materna GmbH, SIEMENS AG and other OEMs at CeBIT. More than 1,700,000 sold licenses underline the success of this technolgy.

February 24th 1999
BootManage® Products are completely Year 2000 compatible. The entire BootManage® Product Suite has been tested to work properly in the Year 2000 and beyond.

January 11th, 1999
InCom sells NetInstall, a product of the company NetSupport. The successful NetInstall works well together with InCom's own product range for first-time installation, boot- and configuration-management.

January 1999
The TCP/IP BOOT-PROM software technology celebrates 10 years in the market.

News in 1998

November 1st, 1998
InCom introduces its BootManage® PXE Toolkit, Preboot Execution Enviroment, for Wired-for-Management and Wake-on-Lan Environments.

October 13th, 1998
New Compaq PC models fully certified with the BootManage® Product Suite. InCom has performed intensive testing of Compaq's new systems with positive results. Details available upon request.

October 10th, 1998
InCom's technology helps big customer solve their Year 2000 problems by remotely installing NT 4 on hundreds of new PC's. His comment: "The right investment to reduce the cost of first-time installations and maintenance re-installations at the same time. Floppy boot solutions cannot compete with a prom-based solution that can be controlled from one central point in a network. All modifications can be done remotely including adding new drivers for graphic adapters or network cards. Floppies have to be updated and distributed manually."

October 1st, 1998
New code for the latest version of 3Com´s 3C905B Wired for Management adapter is now available in either TCP/IP BOOT-PROM or PXE versions.

September 25th, 1998
The TCP/IP BOOT-PROM has been successfully installed in a Novell ZEN environment, providing the customer with all the advantages of BOOTP or DHCP based boot procedures.

September 13th, 1998
InCom has tested its TCP/IP BOOT-PROM to run with Microsoft`s ZAK (Zero Administration Kit).

August 26th, 1998
InCom's boot technology will be described in the next issue of "The Managed View" magazine. There you will find a description of how to do an unattended installation of Microsoft's NT 4 in conjunction with IBM's Tivoli Enterprise and InCom's TCP/IP BOOT-PROM.

August 13th, 1998
InCom GmbH becomes a registered Microsoft Solution Provider

August 7th, 1998
InCom GmbH has helped customers with large networks reduce their TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by providing a fully automated and unattended service to remotely install new PCs that had been bought in order to solve the Year 2000 problem. Where possible that same technology could be used to install new versions or new operating systems, centrally managed for the whole network.

June 22nd, 1998
InCom now DIN ISO 9002 certified

April 15th, 1998
InCom now supports with its Remoteboot technology the Token Ring adapter family of MADGE Networks Ltd., Wexham, England,

April 4th, 1998
InCom gives the DHCP, BOOTP and TFTP binaries away for free to customers of the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM. Pricing for other interested customers on request.

April 3rd, 1998
InCom now ships PXE proms for NON NetPC compliant PCs to allow them participation in the new technology. The already installed base of PCs can be merged with new NetPCs. PXE proms are available for the following NICs: Intel Etherexpress Pro 100B and 100BPlus, 3COM´s 3C900 and 3C905, AMD`s PCNet and PCNet Fast. The support of Digital Semiconducter`s new NICs is under development.

March 31st, 1998
Since LanWorks Technologies, Inc., Canada got acquired, InCom GmbH, Neuss, Germany, now is the only significant independent supplier for remoteboot and remoteinstall technology in the market of TCP/IP and PXE based products.

March 16th, 1998
InCom`s automated installation procedures help closing the gap between new/repaired/misconfigured PCs and the powerful administration tools like HP Open View(R) (Hewlett Packard), Tivoli(R) (IBM), TransView SAX-PC(R) (SIEMENS NIXDORF), Unicenter TNG(R) (Computer Associates) and LANDesk(R) (Intel). With its unique Application Programming Interface (API) the technology can be seemlessly integrated with other third party applications.

February 20th, 1998
The TCP/IP BOOT-PROM supports the Madge Token Ring card family, consisting of Smart 16/4 AT Plus-, PnP- and PCI RingNode

January 25th, 1998
InCom provides PXE support for NetPC compliant PC hardware

January 16th, 1998
InCom GmbH support a new standard promoted by Intel and others in the PC industry, the Wired for Management and Net PC System Design Guidelines. With this technique a baseline level of manageability will help ensure networked PCs and management applications are interoperable.

News in 1997

September 1st, 1997
InCom is now selling NetPC support for Intel, Olicom and AMD products (others under development) to OEMs and other interested customers.

August 5th, 1997
InCom supports Boundless Thin Client

July 23rd, 1997
InCom releases new version of the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM code for the Olicom Token Ring Card 16/4 (3118)



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