For Immediate Release


Markham, Ontario, Canada (December 1, 1995) -- Empress Software, Inc., announced today the availability of EMPRESS CONNECTIVITY™ V2.0, an ODBC interface which allows Microsoft Windows or UNIX users to easily and quickly access data from any EMPRESS database. EMPRESS CONNECTIVITY™ includes both a UNIX server product and a client driver. The EMPRESS CONNECTIVITY™ client driver runs on all popular UNIX platforms as well as any Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95 or Intel Windows NT platform. The EMPRESS CONNECTIVITY™ server product runs on all popular UNIX platforms.

EMPRESS CONNECTIVITY™ adheres to industry standards to ensure simplified development, software compatibility, and ease of use. Through the many ODBC enabled programs, users can have seamless access to EMPRESS RDBMS data residing on UNIX platforms anywhere on a TCP/IP network. A current list of ODBC compliant PC software that has been certified by Empress Software, Inc., is available on EMPRESS' World Wide Web page at

"The ODBC standard has gained wide acceptance throughout the industry" said John Kornatowski, Empress' President, "The use of this standard will allow Windows and UNIX users, from novices to experts, to have access to Empress data residing on UNIX platforms."

Empress Software manufactures and distributes the Empress RDBMS, as well as 4GL development tools, GUI development tools, ODBC client/server, and other related products through a distributor network in more than 30 countries around the world. The Empress multimedia RDBMS is available for all leading UNIX platforms and UNIX variants.

Empress Software is a privately held company headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada with offices worldwide. More information about Empress Software, Inc., and its complete line of multimedia RDBMS products can be found at