Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Aug 3, 2006

Arrow Electronics has now deployed Argon’s Client Deployment Services (CDS) software with Microsoft Windows Pre-installation Environment (WinPE) to help it automate its PC manufacturing facilities. By using the Argon CDS software with Microsoft WinPE they are able to reap the benefits of WinPE for both the deployment and the management of their systems in all of their facilities worldwide.

Using the new CDS combined with the WinPE environment, administrators can now deploy the latest Microsoft operating systems such as Windows 2000, XP and 2003 from a central location instead of having to visit client PCs with an installation CD or boot disk. With built-in support for WSH, WMI, and ADO, system administrators can further leverage the deployment process, pulling individual client configuration information from a MS SQL backend.

Argon’s new CDS also integrates seamlessly with Symantec Ghost. The CDS Ghost Deployment wizard makes it easy to restore or create a drive image file or to join a GhostCast session.

“Now all Ghost images can be remotely deployed regardless if they are DOS or Windows Ghost clients,” said Scot Gilbert, Sr. Technical Instructor at Symantec. “This will save network administrators a great deal of time in managing their PCs, notebooks, servers, and other devices.”

CDS offers features not found in other deployment services, such as Microsoft’s Remote Installation Services (RIS). Being a standalone product CDS does not require other software such as Active Directory, or DNS. CDS is also unique in that it will work in a non-DHCP network, providing greater security and flexibility.

About Argon Technology Corporation

Argon Technology is a world leader in network booting solutions. The company develops PXE Boot Agent ROM firmware to support all leading manufacturers of networking ASICs and add in cards, as well as PXE Server applications for turnkey desktop management applications. In addition, Argon provides custom software development services and a range of consulting and training services to help customers use network booting to lower Client ownership costs.