GlobalWare Solutions and Globetrotter Software Announce Alliance to Integrate Software Licensing and Electronic Software Delivery

Globetrotter GTlicensing™ to be integrated into GlobalWare’s PowerCommerce™ suite for eBusiness Services


REDWOOD CITY and SANTA CLARA, California-(BUSINESS WIRE)-.-Monday, April 1, 2002- GlobalWare Solutions, a world leader in Software Contract Manufacturing, eBusiness Services and Electronic Software Delivery and Management (ESDM), and the Globetrotter Software division of Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN), a world leader in Digital Rights Management technologies, announced today that they have signed an alliance agreement whereby GlobalWare has integrated Globetrotter’s GTlicensingTM electronic license distribution application within GlobalWare’s PowerCommerceTM suite of eBusiness services.

Globetrotter’s GTlicensing product provides software vendors with extensive capabilities to configure, deliver and manage electronic licenses. It is a companion product to FLEXlm, and provides an enterprise-class solution to support a wide range of licensing functions. In particular, it provides for automatic generation and distribution of licenses over the Internet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FLEXlm, Globetrotter Software’s flagship product, is the industry’s de facto standard Electronic Licensing technology. FLEXlm enables software companies to offer flexible license terms, and makes licensing of software and software updates easy. FLEXlm offers a large variety of options for licensing practices, such as Internet distribution of software and updates, while ensuring that vendors are fairly compensated in the process. Software vendors have to date shipped over $40 billion worth of software using Globetrotter’s FLEXlm electronic licensing technology.

By embedding GTlicensing within PowerCommerce, GlobalWare Solutions offers software vendors unique capabilities to market, sell, and deliver FLEXlm®-licensed software products and FLEXlm licenses digitally or physically. This also offers their end-users web-based license asset management. PowerCommerce comes with advanced e-marketing, merchandising, transaction processing, digital and physical fulfillment, reporting, business integration, and security capabilities.

This alliance between Globetrotter and GlobalWare Solutions enables software vendors to outsource both their electronic and physical product delivery and licensing functions to one vendor with a proven track record in global software manufacturing, marketing, selling, delivery, as well as end-user management of licenses and licensed software via the web. At the same time, the integrated solution will help improve the end-user experience, providing a key incentive for software vendors to adopt electronic licensing and electronic delivery along with their traditional CD-ROM packaged products. Both companies will jointly market this new service.

"We are delighted to be working with GlobalWare Solutions to bring such an important capability to our combined base of software vendors," said Mark Belinsky, Globetrotter’s senior vice president and general manager. "End-users will also see significant benefits in working with GlobalWare, as a single company that can manage all aspects of product manufacturing, fulfillment and digital rights management on a global basis."

“This alliance brings together, for the first time, two leaders in two critical and adjacent markets to provide a new level of service for software vendors and their customers,” said James Bartlett, chief executive officer of GlobalWare. “Our combined service offering provides our customers with a totally integrated solution for both digital product delivery and management along side traditional physical product manufacturing and fulfillment. This is the foundation for the future of integrated software delivery! Software vendors can now choose the most effective way to serve their global customer base using one vendor.”

About GlobalWare Solutions
Headquartered in Haverhill, MA, GlobalWare Solutions provides global software contract manufacturing, digital content management, and e-market solutions for the world's technological leaders. The Company works with hardware and software OEMs to manage their value chain services, which include, new product release, content management, software manufacturing, fulfillment, distribution, and reverse logistics. GlobalWare Solutions also teams up with companies in the rapidly growing electronics manufacturing services ("EMS") industry to provide a complete outsourced solution for hardware-software products. The Company's e-Market solutions include digital collaboration tools, web store development and vertically integrated manufacturing and fulfillment services. GlobalWare's Digital Content Management services provide management of client information across enterprises. Content is securely submitted, validated, tagged, cataloged, wrapped, managed and stored within the GlobalContent system. This enables valuable information to be searchable and accessible from anywhere within the enterprise or via the Internet. The company's web address is

About Macrovision
Macrovision ( develops and markets electronic license management, rights management and copy protection technologies for the enterprise software, consumer interactive software, home video and music markets. Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.

The Globetrotter Software division provides FLEXlm electronic license management (ELM) and GTlicensing electronic license distribution (ELD) solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs), as well as SAMsuite software asset management tools for business applications. These products are in use by over 2,500 ISV customers and over 500 large enterprise end-users throughout the world. For more information on Globetrotter Software products, go to

© 2002 Globetrotter, FLEXlm and GTlicensing are registered trademarks or trademarks of Macrovision Corporation. GlobalWare and PowerCommerce are trademarks of GlobalWare Solutions. All other company names, product names, service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Macrovision’s actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Macrovision’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at Macrovision assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Editorial Contacts
Globetrotter Software - Mark Horler, 415.888.3140,
GlobalWare Solutions - Corporate Communications, 978.469.7314,
Macrovision - Corporate Communications, 408.562.8451,