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EMPRESS Ultra Embedded Database v10.20 Ready for Linux 2.6 Kernel

Beltsville, MD, August 18, 2008 - Empress Software, developer of the EMPRESS Embedded Database, announces the immediate availability of the latest EMPRESS Ultra Embedded Database on, not one but, four Linux ports. Running on x86 & x86-64 architectures and Linux 2.6 kernel, these four ports support both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and UTF-8 (UNICODE) encoding system.

EMPRESS Embedded Database is a full-featured database management system especially designed for data intensive embedded applications and Linux 2.6, the latest major release of the Linux kernel development cycle. EMPRESS Embedded contains powerful features aimed at improved performance on high-end enterprise servers as well as support for a plethora of embedded devices. By porting Empress Ultra Embedded Database to this Linux kernel, Empress supports most variants of Linux and delivers a system with exceptional performance, reliability and high availability.

"While making Empress Ultra Embedded Database available for both the 32-bit and 64 bit x86 architectures on the latest stable Linux 2.6 kernel for our developers, we included two more ports that support UTF-8." states John Kornatowski, president of Empress Software. "UTF-8 is steadily becoming the preferred encoding for international applications. This is what we do here at Empress, we see the need of our customers and we meet it."

About Empress Software Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the EMPRESS Ultra Embedded Database management system. EMPRESS is a full-featured, high-performance database layer especially designed for embedded developers operating on VxWorks, Linux, UNIX, Windows and real-time operating systems. EMPRESS has been utilized successfully in diverse embedded fields including networking & telecom, control & automation, automotive, security, military & defense, data acquisition & instrumentation. For more information, check our web site at www.empress.com or send e-mail to info@empress.com or call Empress at 301-220-1919.

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