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American Megatrends Participates in New Arm® Compliance Program and ServerReady™ Launch
October 19, 2018:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce its forthcoming participation in the Arm® Server Compliance Program and Arm ServerReady™ launch.
Arm ServerReady is a compliance program that allows partners to deploy Arm-based servers, based on a set of standards. The program complements the earlier release of the Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) specifications and Server Base Boot Requirement (SBBR) specifications, alongside Arm’s Server Architectural Compliance Suite (ACS) v1.6. Compliant systems that adhere to the Arm ServerReady Terms and Conditions will be issued with a compliance certificate, which verifies this.
Aptio®V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends participates in both the Arm Server Compliance Program and the Arm ServerReady Compliance Program. “AMI stands ready to assist manufacturers and integrators looking to develop and deploy Arm-based servers in conformance with these programs supported by a comprehensive set of firmware utilities and development tools,” said Stefano Righi, VP of Software Utilities R&D.
For more information on Aptio V UEFI Firmware and how American Megatrends is participating in the Arm Server Compliance Program and the Arm ServerReady Compliance Program, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-828-9264 / +1-770-246-8600 or visit ami.com.
Android is a trademark of Google LLC. ServerReady™ is a trademark of Arm® in the U.S. and other countries.
American Megatrends Announces Full Support for Redfish 1.2.0 Specification in Aptio V UEFI BIOS and MegaRAC BMC Remote Management Firmware
October 12, 2018:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce its full support for the latest version of the Redfish™ specification from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), version 1.2.0 with schema version 2017.1, in both its Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware as well as several products within the MegaRAC® Manageability Framework.
Redfish is an open industry standard specification and schema designed to meet the expectations of end-users for simple and secure management of modern scalable platform hardware. It is grounded in modern technologies including a RESTful interface and utilizes JSON and OData to help customers integrate solutions within their existing tool chains.
Version 1.2.0 with schema version 2017.1 of the Redfish specification brings a plethora of new and useful features, such as composability, telemetry, Redfish update services, out-of-band (OOB) firmware management, host interface-based inventory, BIOS attributes, as well as Config and Static Files via Host Interface (HI).
The ultimate goal of Redfish is to address all of the components in the data center with a consistent API, and an aggressive development schedule from the DMTF partner community is successfully making strides to that end.
For more information on Redfish 1.2.0 support in Aptio V UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC Manageability solutions from American Megatrends, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY- AMI / +1-770-246-8600 or visit ami.com.
Android™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Redfish™ is a trademark of Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
American Megatrends to Sponsor Fall 2018 UEFI Plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan from October 15 -19, 2018
September 30, 2018:
NORCROSS, Georgia - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI® firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the upcoming Fall 2018 UEFI Plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan from October 15-19, 2018.
The UEFI Forum is comprised of the world’s foremost researchers in academia, eminent computer scientists and technology industry leaders from more than 250 member companies, working to develop and maintain the full suite of the UEFI and ACPI specifications. It champions firmware innovation through industry collaboration and the advocacy of a standardized interface that simplifies and secures platform initialization, firmware bootstrap operations and operating systems (OS) booting also providing runtime service for the OS.
As part of its mission, the UEFI Forum also organizes UEFI Plugfest events throughout the year for UEFI members to test the latest UEFI implementations. This year, AMI is once again proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Fall 2018 UEFI Plugfest, which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from October 15-19 at the Capital Hotel Dazhi.
UEFI Plugfest brings operating system vendors (OSVs), independent hardware vendors (IHVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and independent firmware vendors (IFVs) together to test their solutions on various platforms, OS and OS versions, as well as with Host Bus Adapter (HBA) plug-in cards. In addition to the testing sessions, members also have the opportunity to attend technical sessions covering firmware-related topics and network with industry-leading member companies. By bringing together a community of well-known technology leaders with vast expertise in firmware development, the UEFI Forum fosters growth and innovation in the global firmware industry.
For this Fall UEFI Plugfest, AMI will be presenting a topic onAdvanced Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Usage. TPMs, introduced by the Trusted Computing Group, have been an integral part of platform security for more than 10 years, evolving over the years through several technology updates. However, from a firmware perspective, many of the security-based capabilities of TPMs have been somewhat overlooked. AMI’s presentation will cover TPM usage from a generic standpoint for firmware, along with the latest applications of TPMs including TPM usage on x86 and Arm®-based architectures, innovative solutions based on TPM usage, and updates on industry requirements.
Online registration for the Fall 2018 UEFI Plugfest is now open for UEFI Forum members at: www.uefi.org/2018FallPlugfest. Please note that this is a members-only event.
To learn more about the UEFI Forum and possible membership opportunities visit: www.uefi.org/join.
Arm® is a registered trademark of Arm Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the US and/or elsewhere.
UEFI® is a registered trademark of the UEFI Forum, Inc.
Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
Android™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
American Megatrends Announces New, Free Version of AMIDuOS Android Environment for Windows
September 10, 2018:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA: American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce a new, free-to-download version of AMIDuOS®, our popular Android Environment for Microsoft® Windows® platforms, starting from today.
After many years of offering multiple versions of our award-winning AMIDuOS software for a modest licensing fee, AMI ultimately decided to suspend sales of the product earlier this year, due primarily to compatibility issues with newer versions of Microsoft Windows. Soon after, a surprising outpouring of goodwill for the discontinued product and requests to revive it poured in to AMI.
Now, in response to popular demand, AMI has decided to bring AMIDuOS "back to life" – by re-issuing the software for all users to download and use it free of charge. This free version of AMIDuOS is consistent with the final releases of the paid version of the product and will be available for download from today.
Interested users can now download AMIDuOS, as well as get more information on known issues and system requirements, from our AMI.com website at: https://ami.com/getamiduos.
Users should also take note that this software is offered “as-is” with limited technical support available and may not be fully supported on all Windows platforms. Please note as well that no further product updates or bug fixes will be forthcoming for this product from AMI.
In parallel with this announcement, American Megatrends will be suspending online ticket technical support through our amiduos.com website, effective immediately. However, our Knowledgebase of archived technical support articles and user comments will still be available on that website indefinitely.
Once again, we would like to thank our community of users for their continued support of AMIDuOS, and we hope that everyone continues to enjoy this popular AMI software product.
Windows® is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Android™ is a trademark of Google LLC.
American Megatrends Announces New Module for Aptio V UEFI Firmware Compatible with NIST SP 800 - 88 / DoD 5220.22-M Data Sanitation Guidelines
August 17, 2018:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce a new module for its flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware that is compatible with the NIST SP 800-88 “Guidelines for Media Sanitization” and DoD 5220.22-M “Data Clearing and Sanitization.”
With growing concerns over data theft, proper media sanitization is a necessity for organizations to protect sensitive data from leaking to unauthorized parties. The NIST 800-88 and DOD 5220.22-M guidelines offer thorough guidelines towards safe data disposal to assist organizations with this critical task.
In its Special Publication 800-88, NIST outlines fundamental standards and procedures for information disposal and media sanitization. In compliance with this publication, this new Aptio V module from AMI will utilize Secure Erase functionality built into media drives as well as follow procedures outlined in the NIST special publications.
For more information about the NIST 800-88 and DoD 5220.22-M guidelines and how they are incorporated in this new module in Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-828-9264 or visit ami.com.
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