About Comware International, Inc.

Who we are

Comware International was founded in 1986 by Dr. David Retz. He brings over 40 years of experience in communications and software development, going back to the roots of the Internet when it was called ARPANET.

Comware has formed teams for development of large-scale software development projects, provided products for communications software, and provided services as a local Internet Service Provider (ISP). Comware now focuses on sensor network development and web-based applications for agriculture.

For historical anecdotes, please see: Culler-Fried system, the ARPANET, starting in 1967, and Internet Recollections for more information on the early days of the Internet and Dave's background.

Our Focus

  • We offer specialized web development and web hosting services with value-added software capabilities, as well as downloadable software products.


  • Our project development service spans the full scope of Internet applications, ranging from initial concept, design objective, website planning, database design, implementation, promotion, and performance measurement.


  • Our hosting services utilize our own Linux server systems located at 1 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, one of the primary IT hubs on the Internet. With redundant RAID-5 disk array support), daily backup with offsite storage, physical and cyber-security protection systems and power monitoring and backup support. This configuration provides a high level of flexibility and reliability. Comware has been in the web hosting business since 1996 (21 years).


  • We develop software, with product applications that include e-Commerce systems, turnkey server systems, software for the Linux operating system, spam filtering, and utilities for performance monitoring and for database-driven websites. Our primary development platform in Linux, with development in C, C++, Java, PHP, javascript, and the MySQL database.

    Our software development consulting services are available on a contract basis.


  • We are team-builders. We take on projects that require a systems viewpoint, and assemble tasks to achieve long-term maintainability and reliability. We have implemented large-scale software- and web-development projects, going as far back as the 1970's using the IBM "Application Development Process" model for both software and web design.



Where we are

We are located in San Luis Obispo - on the Central Coast of California - about 200 miles north of Los Angeles. We provide services world-wide through the Internet.




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