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Hill-Rom Teams With Marathon Technologies to Provide Continuous Protection for Its Advanced Fetal Monitoring Solution

Partnership Ensures Continuous Availability for Hill-Rom's Renowned NaviCare(R) WatchChild(R) Solution

LITTLETON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/05/10 -- Marathon Technologies, the award-winning provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for Windows applications, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Hill-Rom, a leading medical technology company. Under terms of the agreement, Hill-Rom will offer Marathon's everRun® automated high availability software in conjunction with its advanced fetal monitoring system, the NaviCare® WatchChild® Solution, to its global network of customers including health care providers and hospitals. Hill-Rom's NaviCare WatchChild solution is an intuitive, robust, fetal/maternal surveillance and clinical documentation system, designed to comprehensively manage patient data needs throughout the obstetrical care cycle and newborn care. Through the partnership, clinicians will now have continuous availability and reliable protection for the NaviCare WatchChild solution, further enabling them to deliver leading obstetrical and newborn care.

"The NaviCare WatchChild Solution enables clinicians to improve information flow, enhance documentation and compliance, and improve patient care while connecting clinical equipment and systems together in an intelligent, scalable, open architecture. This solution drives optimization of caregiver efficiency and resource utilization. It's critical this information is readily available so that patient care and compliance mandates are never compromised," said Adam McMullin, vice president, WatchChild. "Marathon's everRun software provides the additional protection and reliability that the NaviCare WatchChild solution requires so that our hospitals can deliver the highest quality patient care around the clock."

Marathon's everRun software eliminates the complexities and maintenance costs of traditional high availability and data protection products to deliver more reliable, affordable application availability. everRun has been proven in the most demanding availability environments such as stock exchanges, television networks, and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. More than 3,000 companies in more than 30 countries depend on Marathon to keep their businesses going, from email to electronic records, factory floor to trading floor, 911 call centers to the emergency room.

Hill-Rom is the leading manufacturer of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, and information technology solutions. The company's comprehensive product and service offerings are used by health care providers across the health care continuum in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.

"For more than 80 years, Hill-Rom has led medical technology innovation in the health care industry by providing solutions and services that enhance the lives of patients around the world," said Rafael Costa, vice president, worldwide sales for Marathon Technologies. "Now that everRun is integrated with Hill-Rom's NaviCare WatchChild Solution, hospitals and other medical institutions will have the reliability and protection needed for delivering the highest quality obstetrical care."

About Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.
Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, and information technology solutions. Hill-Rom's comprehensive product and service offerings are used by health care providers across the health care continuum in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care.

Hill-Rom... Enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
www.hill-rom.com

About Marathon Technologies
With more than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery -- all through automated "click-to-protect" operation. In the past two years, the company has been recognized with sixteen major industry awards including Best of VMworld 2007 -- New Technology, SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year, CIO.com "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2009." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program and finalist for 2009 Citrix Ready Solution of the Year. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com.

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