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TogetherSoft Acquires Object UK Ltd
TogetherSoft Acquires Object UK Ltd

TogetherSoft Acquires Object UK Ltd
(Raleigh, NC / San Jose, CA / Southampton, England) - TogetherSoft Corporation has acquired the Southampton-based software company Object UK Ltd, forming a new, wholly owned subsidiary, TogetherSoft UK Limited. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Bean-test 3.1 Available from RSW Software
(Waltham, MA) - New from RSW Software, a business unit of Empirix, is Bean-test 3.1, the most recent version of its popular EJB testing solution. Features include multi-EJB load testing, automatic test-case generation, automatic custom objects support, IBM WebSphere 3.5 support, and batch processing.

Rational Unveils Rational Suite v.2001
(Cupertino, CA) - Rational Software Corporation has introduced Rational Suite version 2001, which includes four new products and enhancements to the existing 12 products in the Rational Suite family: Rational ClearCase LT, Rational Quality Architect, Rational TestManager, and the Rational Unified Process with Content for the Microsoft Web Solution Platform.

Softwired Receives Awards from Symbian
(Zurich, Switzerland) - iBus//Mobile from Softwired has been awarded the prize for both the Symbian "Best Java Enterprise Application" and "Best Java Application Overall."

iBus//Mobile offers transparent support for wired and wireless networks and protocols, automatic transcoding to adapt content to wireless devices, message synchronization and queuing to support both online and offline operation, and personalization.

STFB Inc. Launches Web-Based Accounting System for ASP
(Pembroke Pines, FL) - STFB Inc., an Internet software development firm, announces the release of Integral Accounting for JavaScript and ASP, the first off-the-shelf Web-based accounting solution for the application service provider industry.

The system includes a general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, and an e-commerce shopping cart that is fully integrated into the accounting application.

Pramati Releases Studio 2.0
(Hyderabad, India) - Pramati Technologies Ltd introduces Pramati Studio 2.0, the latest version of its server-side IDE. Pramati Studio 2.0 features full J2EE development life-cycle support, powerful wizards, JSP-EJB debugger, and a new component-based architecture that enables customers and partners to add new tools via the Studio API.

Developers can download an evaluation copy of Studio 2.0 from Pramati at www. pramati .com.

Oracle Introduces Oracle9i
(Redwood Shores, CA) - Oracle Corp. has consolidated traditionally separate, highly specialized business intelligence technologies into a single infrastructure for business information - Oracle9i. Using the built-in business intelligence capabilities of the Oracle9i application server, e-businesses can now make personalized business information available to anyone within the organization using any Internet-enabled device, including mobile phones and PDAs. E-businesses can also now make valuable business information available to partners and customers in a timely fashion.

Alcatel and Zucotto Form Alliance
(San Jose, CA) - Alcatel and Zucotto Wireless Inc. have announced a strategic alliance that will combine Zucotto's Java native processor with Alcatel's family of Bluetooth products to deliver efficient, optimized balance between high-speed and low-power consumption.

BSDi Releases BSD/OS 4.2
(Colorado Springs, CO) - BSDi announces the availability of BSD/OS version 4.2 Internet Server Edition. The latest BSD/OS release supports Java 2 Standard Edition and incorporates the KAME IPv6 and IPsec implementations.

New features include VLAN (802.1Q, 802.3AC), wireless Ethernet 802.11 (Aironet/WaveLAN), new sound drivers, additional RAID support (AMI MegaRAID, Compaq), Linux Application Platform (LAP) support updated for RedHat Linux 6.2, and FAT32 support for accessing the hard disk used by the Windows operating system in dual-boot configurations.

Interactive Network Technologies Releases J/CarnacPro 2.0
(Houston, TX) - Interactive Network Technologies, Inc. (INT), a leading developer of high-performance graphics components, has announced availability of J/CarnacPro 2.0, its graphics toolkit based on Java 2D.

The product boasts significant performance enhancements, including new geometry and attribute editors for interactive editing of graphical objects, extensive printing and print

To register for a 30-day evaluation, visit

Java Community Process Program Election Results Are In!
(Palo Alto, CA) - The Program Management Office of the Java Community Process (JCP) program, the community process for evolving Java technology, has announced its new executive committee (EC) members. The 30 members, who were voted into office by the Java technology developer community through the JCP program, will guide the development of the Java platform for a three-year term staggered to allow for five of the 15 seats of each Executive Committee to come up for election each year. The new EC members will take office on December 12, 2000.

The result of the voting can be seen at

Fresco Embedded Browser by ANT available
(Los Angeles, CA) - ANT Limited has announced that now its Fresco embedded browser runs on the Java platform. This new implementation uses the Java Native Interface (JNI) to interface with Java-based Internet devices, enabling ANT to provide OEMs with a small footprint, fully customizable browser for Java environments. ANT Fresco is written in C, which reduces development times by combining the ease of programming in Java with the speed and performance advantage of a native browser. Adds CRM and E-Business Components
(Cleveland, OH) - Inc. is expanding its Software Component Marketplace with the addition of leading-edge EJB-based components from Compoze Software, Diamelle Technologies, and Ohioedge. The products are designed to accelerate the development of e-business applications.

The company also announces that Adam Wallace has joined the company as chief information officer. He will work closely with the management team to guide the company's technical direction, and will lead all software development efforts to support Flashline's business initiatives across the company's multiple divisions. Wallace was previously CEO at, a developer of e-commerce software components. Offers New E-mail Encryption Software
(Houghton, MI)- has launched its J7 secure e-mail software for Java developers. The product conforms to the S/MIME standard, and allows developers to digitally sign and encrypt outgoing e-mail messages. It can also parse incoming secure e-mail.

Virtuas Releases jtagwireless
(Englewood, CO) - Virtuas Solutions, Inc., is offering its JSP wireless tag library, jtagwireless, for public download. The library is based on Sun Microsystems' JSP 1.1 specification and the WAP Forum's WML 1.1.

The tags are free, requiring only member registration. To download them, visit

IONA's iPortal App Server Achieves J2EE Certification
(Waltham, MA) - IONA Technologies, the Enterprise Portal Company, has released version 1.3 of its iPortal Application Server. The server, which has been certified by Sun Microsystems' Java 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Certification, is a cornerstone of the iPortal Suite, a standards-based integration, development, and Web presentation platform for the creation of e-business applications and enterprise portals.

It includes an EJB 1.1 technology-based container, a J2EE Web container that supports JavaServer Pages technology, servlets, and complete support for other enterprise technology specifications included in the J2EE platform.

Sun Links Java, XML for Online Business
(Palo Alto, CA) - Sun has released APIs that connect Java software with XML, making it easier for software developers to create Web sites for e-business.

One interface, Java API for XML messaging, will allow businesses to send and receive XML messages using a new messaging standard called WebXML. Another interface is an updated Java API for XML processing, which now supports the latest XML standards. The interface integrates Java software with XML parsers. Free test versions are available at

Sitraka Software Announces Support for StudioJ Customers
(Toronto, ON) - Sitraka Software (formerly KL Group) has announced an agreement with Rogue Wave Software to support the company's StudioJ users in adopting its own JClass components. Rogue Wave, which recently announced the retirement of its StudioJ GUI components, will be working with Sitraka to ensure StudioJ customers are able to make a smooth transition to using the JClass GUI components for their ongoing and future Java development needs.

As part of this agreement, Sitraka will offer StudioJ customers already receiving active support a free copy of JClass Chart or JClass LiveTable when they purchase a one-year gold support subscription - a package that entitles them to a year of free upgrades and unlimited support. StudioJ customers who don't have active support will be eligible to purchase JClass products at a discounted price.

PointBase to Deliver UniSync Technology Equipped with Built-In SyncML
(Mountain View, CA) - PointBase, Inc., will deliver its UniSync technology (universal synchronization) equipped with built-in SyncML technology to de- vice manufacturers, Java application developers, Internet companies, and wireless carriers who want to deploy SyncML-compliant products and services as early as Q2, 2001.

This new solution will give users local and remote data synchronization among SyncML-compliant products and services, regardless of the platform or manufacturer.

PointBase will add SyncML technology to selected implementations of its UniSync API, as well as provide professional services to its partners to quickly implement the SyncML specification.

Sitraka Software Uses Innovative Pricing in Release of DeployDirector 1.3 E-mail Encryption Software
(Toronto, ON) - Sitraka Software (formerly KL Group) has launched a new generation of DeployDirector, with a new pricing model that allows the enterprise customer to deploy applications more cost-effectively to an expanding workforce. DeployDirector 1.3 also introduces German and French localization and support as well as a free customer evaluation version available online.

The pricing model is based on the number of applications to be deployed rather than the number of "seats" the applications are being deployed to. A customer evaluation version can be downloaded free from deploydirector/.

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