/n software Releases IPWorks and IPWorks Zip for the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework.

Fully Managed .NET Compact Framework Components for Internet Communications and File Compression & Decompression

New Orleans, LA, March 19th, 2003 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) - a leading provider of professional internet development tools and components, releases new editions of IPWorks and IPWorks Zip targeting the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework. These products provide software developers with more then 35 fully managed components for the .NET Compact Framework facilitating the integration of Internet communications and file compression in .NET Compact Framework-based applications.

/n software is committed to providing robust, enterprise-class, components for mobile development and has been developing for mobile devices since the release of IPWorks for Windows CE 1.0 in early 1998. Since then, IPWorks has been trusted to add Internet communications to embedded applications for many Fortune 500 companies and independent developers worldwide. Continuing support for mobile development, /n software will bring the entire IPWorks product family to the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework beginning with IPWorks and IPWorks Zip.

"Targeting the .NET Compact Framework is a natural evolution for the IPWorks product family," said David Rasmussen, lead product manager for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. " /n software has been building professional software components for Windows CE and Microsoft .NET Framework since the beginning, and Microsoft is excited that /n software is bringing the IPWorks product line to the .NET Compact Framework."

IPWorks is a comprehensive suite of professional Internet components providing everything needed to write powerful connected applications. IPWorks contains more than 30 royalty-free components implementing every major Internet Protocol including HTTP, FTP, SOAP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, SNMP, NNTP, XML, MIME, Telnet, Multicast, etc.

IPWorks Zip is a suite of development components for adding compression and decompression functionality to Web and desktop applications using popular file and data compression standards. The current release of IPWorks Zip allows developers to easily integrate compression and decompression into application using the Zip, Tar, Gzip or Jar standards for compression. The components also feature password support and streaming compression and decompression.

IPWorks and IPWorks Zip for the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework are available immediately for download or purchase directly from the /n software website at www.nsoftware.com or from authorized resellers worldwide. IPWorks Embedded Subscription customers will automatically receive free licenses of both products as part of their 1st Quarter 2003 update.

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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