April 19, 2002

For Immediate Release
Editorial Contact:

  • Channa Watson
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Empress Software, Inc.
    (301) 220-1919

Empress Software Delivers Embedded Real-Time Toolkit

Greenbelt, MD, April 19, 2002 - Empress Software, developers of Empress, "The Embedded Real-Time Database", now delivers the Embedded Real-Time Toolkit (ERT Toolkit), an innovative new development environment for embedded and real-time applications. Developers using ERT Toolkit may achieve deterministic application behavior by deploying its data structures on top of the Empress database engine. As an additional benefit, the ERT data structures utilize the database engine's integrity and persistence.

ERT Toolkit is a "C" Language API that implements a number of abstract data objects in the Empress RDBMS such as Array, Circular Buffer, Queue, Stack, Table and Variable, as well as several special attributes such as Record Number, Timestamp, Key and Serial Number. ERT Toolkit implements a "C" callable API of 200+ functions that work with the abstract data objects and the Empress database. ERT Toolkit provides a layered environment allowing for database deterministic response within embedded and real-time applications. ERT Toolkit is distributed in source form.

"If you want full control over your embedded and real-time database applications, the ERT Toolkit using the Empress "Extreme C Interface" is the way to go. SQL and ODBC just don't cut it for maximum performance and efficiency, " comments Ivor Ladd, vice president of technology at Empress Software.

ERT Toolkit is available now in source code format for only $2,599 per developer seat for Empress Licenses. For $2,999, developers can obtain the ERT Toolkit with a starter Empress RDBMS license. A 10-incident Empress Assistance pack is available for $1,499. ERT Toolkit includes prototype applications in source code format, so that developers can use them as examples for generating similar applications. More information on the ERT Toolkit is available at www.empress.com.

About Empress Software, Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the Empress embedded real-time data management system. EMPRESS RDBMS is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for developers operating on UNIX, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in diverse fields including image and voice management, telecommunications, medical systems, telephony systems, geographical information systems and network management. For more information, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at www.empress.com send e-mail to info@empress.com.

Empress Software Inc.                 Empress Software Inc.
6401 Golden Triangle Drive            3100 Steeles Ave East
Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA              Markham, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (301) 220-1919                 Phone: (905) 513-8888
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