Livewire and KioWare form Strategic Alliance
Livewire and KioWare Announce Strategic Business Alliance
York, PA., March 13, 2007 -- Livewire International Inc., a leading supplier of interactive self-service software solutions, and Analytical Design Solutions, Inc. (ADSI), developer of the award-winning KioWare secured browser kiosk software, today announced a strategic business alliance. The partnership integrates core competencies from each company to bring the most comprehensive line of products and services to the self-service market.
Livewire’s diverse portfolio of technology solutions will enable ADSI to add field-proven transactional features to its popular line of kiosk software. KioWare will be used by Livewire to power its leading-edge self-service applications, and together the companies will integrate their remote monitoring and content management software suites to extend the KioWare product line.
"ADSI is pleased to partner with technology leader Livewire, whose visionary commitment to the self service experience has inspired new uses for interactive technology," said James Kruper, President of ADSI. "The integration of both companies’ software into the KioWare product will result in the broadest portfolio of kiosk software offerings available today and into the emerging self-service era. We will be able to meet the widest range of needs of all levels of clients from those seeking to develop their own self-service application, secured by our locked-down browser, to businesses searching for turnkey transaction-based systems with complete management, control, and reporting capability."
"The unique features and ease-of-use of the KioWare product will enable Livewire to deliver the industry's most innovative and comprehensive solutions," said David McCracken, Livewire’s President. "The current state of the self-service industry is one of numerous single-function point solutions requiring excessive custom development to effect enterprise-level solutions. We believe that the future of interactive self-service will increasingly rely on more fully integrated technologies to reduce implementation times, ease system management, and produce higher return on investment," said Mr. McCracken.
"With both companies based in York and having completely complementary products and services, the benefits of this alliance became clear to both of us”, Mr. Kruper added. In addition to technology integration, the alliance will provide for both companies to co-market their services and share development and sales resources. Livewire and KioWare will initiate their co-marketing efforts at KioskCom’s Self-Service Expo, scheduled for April 24-27, 2007 in Las Vegas.
About Livewire International, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Livewire is an award-winning leader in interactive technology based in York, Pennsylvania. Livewire, a Microsoft Certified Partner, specializes in self-service solutions including electronic concierge, ticketing, gift card and product dispensing, and digital content delivery/management. Livewire provides integration into a multitude of devices such as kiosks, ATMs, and handheld devices, while providing the ability to remotely monitor each device and manage the content available from each unit.
About ADSI, developers of KioWare Kiosk Software
Founded in 1991 to provide client server software development consulting, ADSI developed KioWare, an award winning kiosk system software, in 2001. KioWare deploys browser-based applications into a kiosk environment easily and inexpensively, securing operating systems, and allowing users to access only the application. Each client has the ability to customize KioWare to his or her needs, appealing across multiple vertical markets. The KioWare product line ranges from basic browser-lockdown to server based remote monitoring and is used in over 40 countries.