IPWorks V5 for .NET Public Beta 2 Released.

/n software Showcasing IPWorks .NET Edition at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference

Los Angeles, CA, October 22nd, 2001, Microsoft PDC 2001 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) is showcasing the public beta of its popular IPWorks Internet Toolkit built for the Microsoft .NET Framework. IPWorks for .NET is a special version of IPWorks written entirely in managed code, specifically for the Microsoft .NET Framework. This public beta includes more than 30 fully managed .NET Framework 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.

"The IPWorks suite of components will help developers who use the Microsoft .NET Framework to rapidly add Internet functionality to their applications." says John Montgomery, group product manager for the .NET developer platform at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is excited that /n software has ported its rich toolset for building connected applications to the Microsoft .NET Framework, further extending the possibilities for developers."

"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 Microsoft Visual C# translation tool. Then we leveraged our Java code-base in IPWorks Java Edition and automatically translated it into Microsoft Visual C#, optimizing the core communication engine for the Microsoft .NET Framework, 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 code-base with IPWorks Java Edition, the new Edition for .NET benefits from more than 3 years of market testing of the Java Edition. Going forward, IPWorks Java Edition and IPWorks for .NET will continue to share the same code-base, 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, Pocket PC 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 for .NET 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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