Effective immediately, InnoVal Systems Solutions, Inc. is withdrawing the following products from marketing and support.
Post Road Mailer for OS/2 J Street Mailer for Java Web Willy Watch for OS/2
Anyone may download free copies of these products from our online store at http://stores.yahoo.com/innoval. In addition, anyone may freely distribute executable copies of the software through online software repositories and websites. You are encouraged to do so because we will only be able to keep them in our online store for a limited time. If you distribute the Post Road Mailer you must also distribute a serial number to allow a user to activate the product. You may use a serial number you received from us in the past (for release 3.0), or you may use serial number 31571728. You may also post serial numbers in newsgroups and websites. Online orders, for these specific products, placed with us during the last sixty days, have not been processed and customers' credit cards have not been charged. These orders will be cancelled and customers are free to keep and use the downloaded code that they received when they placed their order.
For me, personally, this is a sad day. Our company tried to hang in as long as possible with OS/2. OS/2 is still my favorite platform and OS/2 customers are the best customers our company ever had. I have made many good friends through my associations with all of you. You'll still see me popping in at OS/2 users group meetings throughout the country when my travels coincide with a meeting.
Our company continues to do very well. The consulting side of the business has always been strong. The most exciting area of business, however, is Iceptur. Iceptur is our new Internet filtering software for the Windows 95/98/NT platform. Despite the fact that there are over two hundred competitors in this market niche, we are experiencing phenomenal success. This is partly because of the unique technology we developed and partly because there is a strong demand for high quality Internet filtering solutions (release 2.0 will hit the streets by September 5th). We have entered into a number of strategic alliances with several companies to market Iceptur and license the underlying technology for use in other products.
I need, now, to focus all of InnoVal's resources on Iceptur and our consulting business. I tried, during the past year, to juggle resources but in doing so was not doing the right kind of job for our customers, the OS/2 community at-large, InnoVal's employees, or InnoVal's owners. You made the Post Road Mailer into the number one email client for OS/2. You worked with us on J Street Mailer as we tried to negotiate a platform independent course with Java. You have my thanks and the thanks of everyone at InnoVal.
We are moving on to bigger things, but not better. OS/2 was better and (oh, how I wish) it could have been big.
Dan Porter, President InnoVal Systems Solutions, Inc.
See how Microsystems Software (now part of Mattel) fired me for going to a hospital for medical treatment. MSI/Mattel claims that software engineers use the keyboard only 20% of the time.