Nakahara Informatics acquires iGet, the Mac file transfer tool

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[prMac.com] ITHACA, New York -- March 12, 2007 -- Nakahara Informatics, Inc. today announced its acquisition of iGet, the Mac file transfer tool, from Five Speed Software, Inc.

"We're tremendously excited about this acquisition," said CEO Christopher Martin. "iGet is a standout product for the industry's most exciting platform, and it is a fitting cornerstone for the Mac product line we plan to introduce in 2007 and 2008."

"It's a great development for iGet users," said Ethan Tuttle, Five Speed's former iGet engineering manager. "Nakahara has the additional resources and expertise needed to really build on iGet's success as the Mac-specific file transfer solution. Users can expect to see iGet enhanced in ways that wouldn't otherwise be possible. "

Indeed, iGet's code base won't be unfamiliar territory for the Nakahara Informatics engineering team. In 2005, the company was brought in as a subcontractor to help get the software ready for the transition to Intel processors. "Nakahara's engineers were instrumental in making iGet 2.0 part of the very first wave of universal binary applications," said Tuttle. "iGet was Intel-native well before the first Intel Mac shipped; with a custom network protocol and several binary file formats, it was a significant undertaking. Nakahara got it done with time to spare."

As a subcontractor, Nakahara Informatics has extensive development experience on the Mac platform, but this acquisition marks the first time the company will market its software to end-users.

"We think that iGet has a very bright future," Martin said. "The underlying architecture is unique and has the potential to be extended to make iGet even more powerful." He added that the development of iGet 3 is already underway, and the company plans to begin beta testing the new version in the near future.

The company separately announced a new update to the software, iGet 2.6, which is the first release published by Nakahara Informatics. iGet 2.6 is available immediately from the company's web site: www.nakahara-informatics.com

About iGet

iGet is an inventive file transfer tool designed specifically for the Mac. It allows users to log into their accounts on remote Macs and browse, search, and download the files they need. As easy to use as the best FTP clients, iGet is much more Mac-oriented: it can stop and resume file and folder transfers, displays the real Mac icons and Finder labels for remote files, understands Mac aliases and can perform Mac-specific tasks like putting files into the Trash remotely.

With Spotlight searches that execute on the remote Mac, searching for files is extremely fast. iGet features always-on strong encryption, and does not require users to worry about details like HFS metadata, resource forks, or unusual characters in file names. With iGet, it just works. In addition, iGet was designed to work well over virtually any kind of network connection, not just a fast LAN, so it's a great tool for accessing remote Macs over the Internet. An innovative "zero-setup" design allows the user to connect without having to install any special software (not even iGet) on the remote Mac.

All this power is wrapped up in a smooth interface that is simple to use and supports major Mac technologies like Automator, AppleScript, Bonjour, Spotlight, and the Keychain.

iGet began shipping as a Universal Binary even before Intel-based Macs became available, so it has offered native performance on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs from day one.

iGet requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It can connect to Macs running Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Pricing and Availability

iGet 2.6 is available immediately from the company's web site, at www.nakahara-informatics.com. It is priced at $49.95, with significant discounts available for multi-seat licenses. The update is free to all users who have purchased a license for any version of iGet.

Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available.

For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.nakahara-informatics.com, send email to support@nakahara-informatics.com, or call (888) 550-0505 .

About Nakahara Informatics, Inc.

Nakahara Informatics is a technical consulting and software development firm serving small business clients in Japan, South Korea, Europe, and the United States. In 2007, the company jump-started its line of Mac OS X application software with the acquisition of iGet, the Mac file transfer tool. Nakahara Informatics, Inc. is a privately-held Delaware corporation.

About Five Speed Software, Inc.

Five Speed helped redefine the boundaries of handheld computing in the 1990s with its award-winning line of software for the Newton OS. The company is currently focused on mobile application development.

Press Contact:
Ms. Kyo Sanada (Nahakara Informatics, Inc.)
iget.pr@nakahara-informatics.com
(888) 550-0505

Nakahara Informatics, the Nakahara Informatics logo, and iGet are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nakahara Informatics, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Nakahara Informatics is a technical consulting and software development firm serving small business clients in Japan, South Korea, Europe, and the United States. In 2007, the company jump-started its line of Mac OS X application software with the acquisition of iGet, the Mac file transfer tool. Nakahara Informatics, Inc. is a privately-held Delaware corporation.

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