For Immediate Release


February 2, 1996 -- Empress Software, Inc., announced today the availability of PERSONAL EMPRESS™. PERSONAL EMPRESS™ is a single-user, standalone version of EMPRESS' multimedia RDBMS version 6.8.

PERSONAL EMPRESS™ includes EMPRESS' multimedia RDBMS, 4GL application generator, GUI Builder development tool, Dynamic SQL, EMPRESS HYPERMEDIA (a World Wide Web HTML toolkit), Empress-in-One (a point and click interface to the various RDBMS modules), and a full documentation suite all on one CD-ROM.

PERSONAL EMPRESS™ is available for the following operating systems; SUN/Solaris, SGI/IRIX, HP/HP-UX, IBM/AIX, SCO Open Server, and Solaris X86.

PERSONAL EMPRESS is priced at the special introductory price of $399.00 US, and $439.00 US for international customers. Ordering instructions and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Personal Empress is available on the Empress World Wide Web site at

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 many countries around the world. The Empress multimedia RDBMS is available for all leading UNIX platforms and UNIX variants.

More information about Empress Software, Inc., and its complete line of multimedia RDBMS products can be found at

Empress Software Inc.             Empress Software Inc.
3100 Steeles Ave East             6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Markham, Ontario, Canada          Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA
Phone: (905) 513-8888             Phone: (301) 220-1919
Fax:   (905) 513-1668             Fax:   (301) 220-1997