Vector Networks Unleashes Asset Management Pro v5.6 with many New Features and Platform Additions

November 9, 2009 — Atlanta, Montreal, and Birmingham (UK) — Vector Networks, a leader in desktop asset and service management solutions, today announced Vector Asset Manager Pro v5.6 with significant enhancements including Console and Client Agent support for Windows Server 2008, extensions to the Microsoft OS and Application Serial Number reporting, and new modes of maintenance and update for the Client Agent.

Asset Manager Pro is known for its comprehensive industry leading features including Asset Discovery, Inventory and Mapping, License Compliance, Software Usage Monitoring, and Application Software Requirements Planning. The new version extends these capabilities and support to Microsoft's popular Server 2008.

“We are delighted to be offering additional functionality for organizations that must ensure compliance in their licensing of the Microsoft OS and applications”, said Kevin Kiley, VP Sales and Business Development for Vector Networks. “It is important that our customers know which applications are in use and licensed. This helps organizations meet this increasingly prominent governance objective while ensuring that application subscriptions are right-sized for their organization.”

The new version of Asset Manager Pro also features an updated desktop agent. The agent is important to Asset Manager Pro because it provides fine-grained software usage information and supports the solution's much sought after on-demand software distribution features. The new agent eases administration with the new ability of existing client agents to be automatically overwritten upon update. Asset Manager Pro can now also locate systems running old versions of the Client — including those that might have lost contact — so they can be brought up-to-date.

“With typical installations growing in size, through new customer acquisition and expansion in existing installations, we have been receiving increased requests for slicker methods of maintaining the client agent with service packs in between major versions,” said Erick Yanez, Vector Network's Montreal-based VP of Development. “We have responded to this in v5.6 with an easier to administer Client. We understand that ease of maintenance is an important aspect of ownership of our product.”

Full ‘What's New’ details of the v5.6 release are available as a downloadable PDF at

About Vector Networks

Based in Atlanta, Vector Networks specializes in solutions for desktop asset and service management, issue tracking, and business process automation. Its PC-Duo brand is synonymous with high-quality enterprise-grade remote control. Vector Networks solutions have been installed and supported in over 20 countries since the company's formation seventeen years ago. With development based in Montreal and a highly mobile sales and support team, the company understands the needs and challenges of multi-site organizations.

Vector Networks also specializes in providing solutions which integrate RFID-based location tracking with IT asset management, effectively forming a bridge between asset security and asset management functions. For further information, visit, or contact the company at

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