RENTON, Wash. – November 7th, 2007 – SWsoft, maker of Parallels award-winning virtualization software, announced today that Robert McNeel & Associates has joined the Parallels Partner Program leveraging the ISV Initiative.
The Parallels ISV Initiative is designed to enable Windows-only software vendors to quickly and easily extend their reach to the fast-growing Mac market by taking advantage of Parallels virtualization software for Windows and Mac OS X. Software vendors receive streamlined application compatibility testing, technical support, sales support and co-marketing opportunities. The Parallels Partner Program provides customized access, tools and resources to technology, services and channel partners that enable them to drive customer acquisition and revenue.
Robert McNeel & Associates is a 3-D software developer and maker of Rhinoceros® modeling software. Via the ISV Initiative, Rhinoceros is available to the Mac community through use of SWsoft desktop virtualization product, Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac.
"We want to give our customers more choice when it comes to operating systems," stated Bob McNeel, President of Robert McNeel and Associates. "With Parallels [Desktop] as a tested and compatible Mac option, we are able to offer our customers a great solution for running Rhino on a Mac."
"After extensive testing in our development lab for compatibility and performance, Rhino 3.0 and 4.0 ran smoothly with Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization software," said Bryan Goode, Director of Business Development, SWsoft. "This is good news for designers who can now access Rhino modeling software regardless of their operating system."
For more information about the ISV Initiative, go to www.parallels.com. Robert McNeel & Associates customers can find out more about Parallels at www.rhino3d.com under Resources.
About Robert McNeel & Associates
Robert McNeel & Associates (McNeel), established in 1980, is a Seattle-based, privately-held, employee-owned 3-D software developer and publisher. Robert McNeel & Associates has regional offices in Latin America, Europe and Asia. More information on Robert McNeel & Associates is available at www.mcneel.com.
Parallels, an SWsoft company, provides innovative desktop and server virtualization software for Windows, the Macintosh, and Linux. Recently ranked #6 on PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007" list and already used by more than half a million people worldwide, Parallels virtualization technology is revolutionizing the way we use computers. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 650,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product and Plesk - the leading server automation software. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.