News Archive: 2009

Here are the most important products and releases announcements, special offers and company events we had published in 2008. Browse down to find required news or go to the Latest Company News page in order to get the fresh news update.

EMCO MSI Package Builder 4.2 released

December 28, 2009

Repackaging of existing installations is one of the main features of MSI Package Builder. Version 4.2 is aimed to make it simpler through improved wizard and 'Live Monitoring' technology. New repackaging wizard allows making a successful repackaging of complex installations that launch few processes to complete an installation. The new version also has a new MSI generation engine that produces MSI packages in the latest Windows Installer format.

Other important improvements include an ability to specify icon for produced MSI package during MSI generation. Selected icon will be displayed in Add/Remove Programs list after MSI package installation, for example. Also the new version has refined list of filters with detailed explanation of their purpose to simplify usage of this powerful feature.

Learn more: EMCO MSI Package Builder

EMCO Remote Shutdown 4.0 released

December 4, 2009

Centralized power management for companies and organizations becomes easier with a new Remote Shutdown 4.0. The new version was totally redesigned to usability and deliver new features. All parts of applications were significantly improved, including visual interface and main workflows. Now all scheduled actions can be viewed and managed on a Visual Calendar, which is similar to Calendar in the Microsoft Outlook. Remote task definition and its execution scheduling were merged together to simplify configuration and now can configured through step-by-step wizard.

One of the important improvements in the version 4.0 is a new network engine. It is able to connect to the Active Directory and extract network information from it, including network hierarchy. Also execution or remote operations were optimized to gain up to 250% performance improvement.

Version 4.0 comes with an extended set of remote operations. It supports now hibernate and sleep operations and includes an option to allow operations cancellation on the remote side.

Learn more: EMCO Remote Shutdown

EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1.3 is available

November 18, 2009

The new release of EMCO MoveOnBoot is available for downloading. It provides a new feature to synchronize Boot Actions view with information, stored in the system registry. Also this release provides a few improvements that help to prevent invalid situations. In particular, now Boot Actions view skips to display duplicated entries and Move dialog prevents files and folders moving into themselves, which is obviously wrong.

Learn more: EMCO MoveOnBoot

EMCO OS License Modifier 2.3 released

November 17, 2009

User Account Control (UAC) is one of the fundamental technologies for system protection on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 2008 platforms. Applications that should work on these platforms should follow a set of UAC requirements and design recommendations. Starting from the version 2.3 EMCO OS License Modifier fully supports these requirements and recommendations. Actions that require administrative access are separated from entire application, so application can successfully operate with no administrative rights. When administrative access is required for selected action the application is automatically re-launched with administrative permissions.

In addition to UAC support improvements EMCO OS License Modifier 2.3 contains new icon set and a bugfix for incorrect retrieving of hierarchical domain structure issue.

Bugfix release for EMCO MoveOnBoot is available

November 4, 2009

The new EMCO MoveOnBoot bugfix release is available for downloading. Version 2.1.2 resolved the problem with potential access violation that may happen during the boot actions management. It also contains improved icons set and introduces a quick launch button on the Ribbon Bar to restart Windows.

Learn more: EMCO MoveOnBoot

EMCO Remote Installer is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

October 8, 2009

The new release of EMCO Remote Installer is available. Starting from the version 3.10.5, it is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. Application can be launched on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2, as well as provides ability to deploy software remotely on these platforms.

Learn more: EMCO Remote Installer

EMCO Ping Monitor 3.1 released

September 29, 2009

Newly released EMCO Ping Monitor 3.1 comes with important usability improvements to extend configuration options and simplify product usage. In this version monitoring, notification and other configuration options can be modified and applied on-fly with no application restart even if monitoring is activated. Another improvement allows running configured host monitoring automatically on application start - it makes possible to continue monitoring on computer restart, for example.

Learn more: EMCO Ping Monitor

EMCO OS License Modifier 2.2 released

September 23, 2009

The new release of EMCO OS License Modifier significantly improves network scan performance. For large networks with hundreds of PCs, operations for retrieving and modifying OS registration information now take less than a half of minute. The new version also allows to tune-up scan performance by specifying a number of working threads. Few other improvements cover active tasks management, visualization of alternative credentials, input data validation and other areas.

EMCO Remote Deployment is a finalist of Windows IT Pro Community Choice Award

September 10, 2009

EMCO Remote Desktop was announced as a finalist Windows IT Pro Community Choice Award. The winner of this prestigious award will be chosen by readers community open voting and will be announced in October.

EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.1 released

September 2, 2009

In-depth analysis of suggestions and feedback came from EMCO MoveOnBoot users was resulted in the release of version 2.1. The new version includes few important usability improvements to address needs of users and make the tool simpler. First - EMCO MoveOnBoot now has the boot action wizard that guides users through the boot actions setup process. Second - the application provides a log view with detailed information about every happened problem to simply its troubleshooting. The new release also includes few other improvements and resolved issues.

Learn more: EMCO MoveOnBoot

Press release: EMCO Upgrades MoveOnBoot Freeware Delivering a Solution for Resources Unlocking

EMCO noPing Inspector freeware tool renamed to Ping Monitor

August 31, 2009

New release of popular host monitoring freeware is available with new features and the new name. The new name represents the current functionality of the tool and planned set of features more accurately. Version 3.0.1 includes a new feature for configuration of database location and few fixes in the integrated help.

Learn more: EMCO Ping Monitor

Press release: EMCO Announces Availability of the Successor Tool for noPing Inspector Freeware

EMCO Remote Desktop 4.2 released

August 28, 2009

The new release of EMCO Remote Desktop is targeted at improving network connections module and resolving few important issues. It's the first version that comes with Windows 2008 platform support. Some improvements were made in this release to extend error diagnostics and handle connect and disconnect events.

EMCO noPing Inspector 2.2 is available

August 21, 2009

EMCO Software announces a new release of the freeware EMCO noPing Inspector. Version 2.2 significantly extends functionality for monitoring connection to hosts in the local network and Internet. It contains a new module for calculation of connection statistics and provides extended option for executing external operations on connection loss and restore.

Learn more: EMCO Ping Monitor

Press release: EMCO Releases New Version of Free Network Connection Monitoring Tool

Bugfix releases for EMCO noPing Inspector, EMCO MoveOnBoot and EMCO OS License Modifier are available

July 16, 2009

EMCO Software announces updated versions of freeware tools EMCO noPing Inspector, EMCO MoveOnBoot and EMCO OS License Modifier. New releases are targeted at usability and stability improvements.

"We are glad to announce the first maintenance releases for our new product line now represented by freeware tools. It includes a set of important functionality improvements and updates, based on the feedback received from our users since the first release month ago. We're very satisfied by received feedback. According to survey statistics, 82% of users mentioned significant improvements in the usability and functionality of new platform. But there is still a lot of space for improvements, in particular, to add accessibility features and make products available for people with limited abilities, so we continue to work on this", said Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software.

New release of EMCO noPing Inspector includes feature to send notifications by e-mail. Application can send notifications in case of ping failure when PC will be rebooted, turned off, etc. Also application contains ping interval, ping timeout and report interval configuration options.

New release of EMCO OS License Modifier introduces an ability to change registered owner and registered organization information separately with ability to keep existing values for one field while another is changed. Also a new release contains improved mechanism to check availability of remote PCs and provides a new look of the network navigation bar.

New release of EMCO MoveOnBoot contains a fix for problem with scheduled actions update after computer restart.

EMCO Software launched new generation of FREE tools

June 7, 2009

To address needs of thousands network administrators and help them to improve quality and productivity of system administration in downturn economic times, EMCO Software updated the whole line of freeware tools by replacing old versions by new, more advanced and effective ones.

"Offering of useful free tools is an important part of our strategy since the company founding. Every day we communicate with our existing and potential customers and they share their problems with us. Sometimes these problems lay out of borders of our products, but as experts in network administration, we know how we can help. Over eight years we created a set of simple, but useful utilities that become very popular. Tight company budgets stimulated an interest to these free tools, so we started to get more and more requests from our community to improve free tools, especially at the last time", said Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software.

"It's important to say that new releases of freeware tools are not an update of previous versions with some feature improvements - it's completely new, quality products, benefiting of various features and services of commercial products. New free product line is based on the same platform as our new commercial products that will be released later this year and users of our free tools will be first, who can assess all technological improvements", Thorarinn Oskarsson added.

"The new product platform, used in updated freeware tools, combines an elegance of the modern visual interface with the performance and power of enterprise networking solution. Many features are really innovative and unique for networking tools. The main achievement here is a new networking module, which is able to operate with hundreds network computers in parallel and work independently from the whole application, so you can make remote operations and see results at the real-time, without waiting for completion of the whole operation", said Emil Thor Jonsson, CTO at EMCO Software.

Learn more: EMCO MoveOnBoot, EMCO Ping Monitor

EMCO Network Malware Cleaner 3.10 release is available

May 19, 2009

EMCO Software announces a new version of cost-effective network anti-virus EMCO Network Malware Cleaner. Version 3.10 comes with a brand new interface and important virus detection technology improvements. Updated antivirus database contains more than 10,000 signatures of viruses, worms, trojans, adware and other kind of malware to keep your network protected from latest threats.

Learn more: EMCO Network Malware Cleaner

EMCO Network Inventory 5.5.1 release is available

May 12, 2009

EMCO Software is glad to introduce you new version of the EMCO Network Inventory. The 5.5.1 service release is an evolution of 5.5.0 one and is a result of our hard work on improving scanning speed for data all over your network. The main things changed are the improvements of both data collecting and file system scan processes. User interface is also changed in the best possible way to make it easier for you to reach the goal using new EMCO Network Inventory.

Learn more: EMCO Network Inventory

EMCO Network Inventory 5.5 release is available

April 8, 2009

EMCO Software announces a 5.5 release of the EMCO Network Inventory. A new version contains improved scan engine with innovative hyper-threading technology that increases inventory scan performance up to 40%. With a new version you can scan remote PCs to collect inventory information significantly faster than before. Other important improvements include new file system and registry scan module that was also optimized by performance and has now a better look and more intuitive interface.

Learn more: EMCO Network Inventory

EMCO Remote Installer bugfix release is available

February 25, 2009

New EMCO Remote Installer bugfix release is available for downloading. Version 3.10.4 contains improved software inventory report with new headers, footers, captions and layout. This version also includes five bugfixes.

Learn more: EMCO Remote Installer

EMCO MSI Package Builder 4.1 release is available

February 24, 2009

EMCO Software announces a 4.1 release of the EMCO MSI Package Builder. In this version MSI generation engine was updated to the new version that has better performance of MSI generation. New engine allows also to extend a set of MSI options and choose if MSI package will be installed to current user or to all users profiles. File and services configuration dialogs were reworked to simplify install actions configuration for these resources. Version 4.1 contains also more than twenty bug fixes.

Learn more: EMCO MSI Package Builder

EMCO Remote Installer bugfix release is available

February 7, 2009

New EMCO Remote Installer bugfix release is available for downloading. Version 3.10.3 contains network scan performance improvements, option to change the log file location and set of bugfixes.

Learn more: EMCO Remote Installer

EMCO Remote Desktop 4.2 release is available

February 6, 2009

EMCO Software announces the 4.2 version of the Remote Desktop that is now available in three editions: Starter, Professional and Enterprise. Version 4.2 contains a set of improvements, including brand new Remote Viewer, new PC summary view and updated Inventory Report. Upgrade to version 4.2 Enterprise Edition is free for owners of 4.x licenses.

EMCO Remote Screenshot 2.10.35 release is available

January 24, 2009

EMCO Software is proud to announce a major release in Remote Screenshot family. A new 2.10.35 version comes with a brand new user interface and improved screenshot transfer protocol. A new protocol guarantees transfer time reducing on 15-20% and doesn't use DCOM/RPC. Using new version you can take screenshots from remote PCs with no matter if DCOM/RPC is enabled or not.

EMCO Remote Desktop Professional bugfix release is available

January 12, 2009

EMCO Software announces a 4.1.2 release of the EMCO Remote Desktop Professional. The main aim of this release is to target important issues and introduce new mechanism for alternative credentials management with multiple workgroups/domains.