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Empress Press Releases

June 11, 2003

For Immediate Release
Editorial Contact:

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

EMPRESS RDBMS Talks to Both the QNX 4 RTOS and QNX Neutrino RTOS at the Same Time

Beltsville, MD, June 11, 2003 - Empress Software, developers of EMPRESS, "The Embedded Real-Time Database", and QNX Software Systems, the industry leader in real-time, microkernel operating systems, announce the release of EMPRESS RDBMS for QNX cross-platform connectivity enabling developers to create applications that can talk to EMPRESS RDBMS on both the QNX® 4 RTOS and QNX Neutrino® RTOS at the same time.

EMPRESS Version 8.62 has client-server products for both data transfer and data access connectivity across the QNX 4 and QNX Neutrino operating systems. An application with an EMPRESS client running on a QNX 4 system can communicate with an EMPRESS database engine deployed on a QNX Neutrino platform, and an application with an EMPRESS client installed on QNX Neutrino operating system can connect to an EMPRESS database engine on QNX 4. For maximum connectivity, an application using an EMPRESS client can talk to several EMPRESS databases on both QNX 4 and QNX Neutrino all at the same time.

EMPRESS also provides the capability for data transfer between two EMPRESS databases residing on different versions of QNX operating systems. With EMPRESS, the data exchange process between the QNX 4 and QNX Neutrino can be continuous and bi-directional, thus allowing developers maximum flexibility in developing embedded EMPRESS database applications in a multi-version QNX operating system environment.

Thus EMPRESS RDBMS gives QNX developers a way of working with both QNX OSs as well as a natural migration path from QNX 4 to QNX Neutrino. Developers can seamlessly put new solutions on QNX Neutrino into QNX 4 production environments.

"For over 20 years, QNX Software Systems and Empress Software have provided high reliability, superior performance, sophisticated functionality, and massive scalability for the embedded market ," states Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems.

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 or send e-mail to info@empress.com.

About QNX Software Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in real-time, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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