December 8, 1997

For Immediate Release


SCO & Empress: Ideal for Embedded Systems Solutions, Optimized for the Internet

Greenbelt, MD -- Empress announces the availability of Empress RDBMS for SCO UnixWare 2.1.2. Empress RDBMS companion products including Empress ODBC Interface, and the Empress Internet Applications Development Toolkit are also available for developers using SCO UnixWare. Empress RDBMS and SCO UnixWare offer software developers a database and operating system ideal for embedded solutions and optimized for Internet computing at an attractive price/performance ratio.

Both Empress RDBMS and SCO UnixWare are especially designed for complex embedded applications in such fields as telecommunications and computer telephony. Empress RDBMS has proven its strength within data intensive embedded applications that require the lightning-like handling of bulk, multimedia data types including voice, sound and image. Moreover, Empress provides a compact database engine which embeds easily. Similarly, through its high-quality operating system and ability to support computer telephony industry standards, SCO develops a product well suited for such fields utilizing complex embedded systems. Companies making advanced strides in technology, such as Lucent, IBM and AlliedSignal, currently utilize the capabilities of SCO UnixWare.

"Empress RDBMS running on SCO UnixWare makes a powerful combination, with a robust database operating on a progressive operating system," states John Kornatowski, President of Empress Software, "We provide a highly scalable and reliable database capable of delivering high performance in the most demanding of embedded applications. Likewise, SCO UnixWare provides these same features as the world's leading supplier of Unix systems."

In addition, Empress RDBMS and SCO UnixWare are especially optimized for Internet environments. Empress develops a sophisticated Internet applications development toolkit utilizing standards such as HTML and TCP/IP for creating dynamic, interactive Web applications. SCO utilizes these same standards to provide an operating system offering components which ensure flexibility, security and ease of information flow within the Web environment. Plus, both products offer attractive price/performance ratios.

Empress Software develops and supports the Empress Relational Database Management System. The Empress RDBMS V6.10 is one of the most powerful and cost-effective development databases especially designed for embedded systems developers operating on Unix, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in many fields including image and voice management, space exploration, flight simulation, telecommunications, medical systems, geographical information systems and network management.

For more information about Empress, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at or send e-mail to You can write to us at Empress Software, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Greenbelt, MD, 20770.

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                

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