The OOPS! company releases Oz., a voice-activated CMMS.


Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Pittsburgh, PA -- If you've been wondering what the folks at Ounce of Prevention Software have been up to lately, wonder no more.  Aviar, parent company of Ounce of Prevention Software, announced today that, after almost three years of development, it has released the Oz. of Prevention
System for the OS/2 and WorkSpace-On-Demand platforms.  Oz. is the first fully voice-activated and speech-driven CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) available.  This new product has all of the capabilities of Aviar's top-rated DOS CMMS, OOPS! (The Ounce of Prevention System) but in addition, Aviar has added many new features and has tapped into the wealth of cutting-edge technology available through the OS/2 operating system.

Oz. was written in Object REXX, uses the DB2 database and was designed specifically to utilize OS/2's built-in speech.  "Oz. is quality software, built with quality tools, for a quality operating system.  Ounce of Prevention Software has a reputation for quality and we weren't going to gamble that away by going with anything but the best.  Businesses of all sizes need software which is reliable, stable, powerful, flexible, convenient, easy to use and ready for real-life mission-critical application.  People are tired of software that is slow, buggy, crashes, and causes 'Blue Screens of Death.'  We believe Oz. is the best CMMS available anywhere, on any platform.  We really think speech will revolutionize the way maintenance departments work with their computers." says John J. Urbaniak, Ph.D., President and founder of Aviar, Inc.

Oz. is fully customizable and fully internationalizable and, as such, can be used anywhere maintenance is performed to help companies, large and small, track labor, parts, costs, equipment history and downtime, manage maintenance inventory and more.

Oz. is featured on Aviar's webpage:

and is being sold both as a turnkey system and software-only directly through Aviar's Sales Department.

Aviar, Inc. was founded in 1984 by Dr. Urbaniak to provide top-quality PC software for commercial and industrial users.  Aviar's OOPS! was first released more than 10 years ago and is still in use by companies around the world.  In recent years, the company has placed most of its focus on development of speech-activated systems.

Gwen L. Veneskey, Director
Marketing/Communications
Aviar, Inc.
(412) 488-9730 glvenes@ibm.net