IPWorks V5 .NET Edition Public Beta Release

The First Comprehensive Suite Of Internet Components For The Microsoft .NET Platform

Research Triangle Park, NC, September 5th, 2001 - /n software (www.nsoftware.com) today released the first public beta of IPWorks .NET Edition, a special version of IPWorks written in 100% managed code, specifically for the .NET platform. This first public beta includes more than 30 fully-managed .NET components for Internet development.

Initially introduced in 1995, IPWorks is actively used by most Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, as well as thousands of independent software developers worldwide. The product eliminates much of the complexity of developing connected applications, by providing easy-to-use programmable components that facilitate tasks such as sending email, transferring files, browsing the web, consuming web services, parsing XML documents, etc..

"This release is rather unique in the emerging .NET component market." - says Gent Hito, President and CEO of /n software - "Instead of completely rewriting our code for .NET as most other component vendors are doing, we focused our efforts in implementing an automatic Java to C# translation tool. Then we leveraged our Java codebase in IPWorks Java Edition and automatically translated it into C#, optimizing the core communication engine for .NET, but using the automatically translated code for all the higher level protocol logic. The result is an exceptionally robust package developed in record time."

By sharing the codebase with IPWorks Java Edition, the new .NET Edition benefits from more than 3 years of market testing of the Java Edition. Going forward, IPWorks Java Edition and IPWorks .NET Edition will continue to share the same codebase, allowing both packages to benefit from testing and feedback in their respective markets and a much larger combined user base.

IPWorks Version 5 is available in more than 20 editions, targeting various Platforms, IDEs, and component technologies. Native Windows, Java, PocketPC and Linux versions are all currently shipping. IPWorks provides a complete solution, and its excellent 5+ year track record means you get a robust enterprise-class toolset backed by professional technical support.

The new beta release of IPWorks V5 .NET Edition is immediately available for download from the company website at www.nsoftware.com.

About /n software
/n software is the market leader in software components for Communications and Security development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at info@nsoftware.com, on the World Wide Web at www.nsoftware.com, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.


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