Farallon Announces the Availability of Timbuktu Pro 4.0 for Macintosh
Timbuktu Pro 4.0 Puts the Power of Remote Control, File Transfer and
Communication on the Desktop
ALAMEDA, Calif., August 11, 1997 – Farallon Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:
FRLN) today announced the immediate availability of Timbuktu Pro 4.0 for
MacOS, the latest version of the leading remote control and file transfer
software for Macintosh. Timbuktu Pro’s patented cross-platform,
screen-sharing capabilities makes it the only remote control solution that
allows any Macintosh to communicate or collaborate with another Macintosh
or Windows PC through modem-to-modem, ARA dial-up, Internet, LAN or WAN
connections. Perfect for MacOS 8, the functionality and ease-of-use of
Timbuktu Pro has been significantly enhanced to include Timbuktu Express
file transfer technology, file synchronization, intercom capabilities and
“Once again, we are pleased to deliver a leading-edge, best-of-breed remote
control solution,” said Steve Solomon, vice president and general manager
of software products, Farallon Communications, Inc. “Timbuktu Express
technology will enable our customers to exchange files faster than ever
before, empowering them to communicate and collaborate more effectively.”
With Timbuktu Pro, IT professionals and help desk managers can troubleshoot
and resolve problems over the network or remote dial-up connections, update
software, train users on new applications and operating systems, and manage
servers from any location to solve network problems instantly or perform
routine maintenance tasks. Common Timbuktu tasks such as file and web
server back-ups can be automated through the use of AppleScripts.
“The breadth and depth of Timbuktu Pro’s AppleScript support is
* File Send Recovery – Timbuktu Pro 4.0 automatically picks up where the
customer left off when a large file transfer is unexpectedly interrupted.
* MacOS 8 Compatible and Open Transport Native – Timbuktu Pro 4.0 is ready
for today’s Macintosh and takes advantage of the latest technology
breakthrough for the ultimate in remote control performance and file
* New and Improved AppleGuide – Every window includes an AppleGuide
question mark button that brings the user directly to context sensitive
help for information where and when you need it.
Pricing and Availability
Optimized for MacOS 8, Timbuktu Pro 4.0 is immediately available in single,
twin, 10-pack, 30-pack and 100-pack configurations. US street prices range
from $139.00 for a single pack to $53.00 per user for a 100-pack.
Electronic downloads of Timbuktu Pro 4.0 are available from Farallon’s web
site (www.farallon.com) at an estimated US street price of $99.00 for a
single pack. Farallon also offers volume site licenses and educational
discounts. Farallon customers can upgrade to Timbuktu Pro 4.0 directly
from Farallon’s web site. Upgrades range from $29.95 to $39.95 per node.
Founded in 1986, Farallon Communications, Inc. develops complete,
easy-to-use Internet connectivity solutions and real-time Internet/Intranet
collaboration software. The Company’s products are designed to increase
the productivity and efficiency of Internet, Intranet and LAN users and to
target remote offices, home offices, mobile users, small businesses, and
schools that may not have access to sophisticated technical support.
Further information can be obtained via phone 510/814-5000, fax
510/814-5023, Internet “email@example.com,” or Web “www.farallon.com.”
Farallon products are available through distributors and resellers
worldwide, as well as through licensing relationships with other computer
vendors. Farallon has its headquarters in Alameda, Calif., and its
European office in Paris.
Portions of this release may contain forward-looking statements. The
Company’s actual results could differ materially from the results discussed
in this release. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation,
risks related to delays in product development and new product
introductions, rapidly changing technology and competitive environment,
foreign operations, and general economic conditions. Each of these
factors, and other important risk factors, are discussed in the Company’s
public filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC). These reports are available from the Company by calling our
investor relations hotline at (510) 814-5260 or by contacting the Company
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Company’s United States
Securities and Exchange Commission filings are also available on the SEC
Web site at www.sec.gov.
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The Farallon logo design, Farallon and Timbuktu are registered trademarks
of Farallon Communications, Inc. The multi-platform screen-sharing
technology in Timbuktu is covered by U.S. patent number 5,241,625. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.