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Excelsior, LLC Releases the First Public Beta of JET Java 2 Deployment Environment with AWT support

MARCH 09, 2000, NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA - Excelsior LLC, Optimizing Compiler Design Company, announced today that the first public beta version of its JET Java 2 Deployment Environment is available for public evaluation. Effective today, JET 0.5 beta may be freely downloaded from the corporate Web site, www.excelsior-usa.com.

"All our previous experience shows that the public is the inexhaustible source of improvement proposals," said Andrew Khapugin, the company's chief executive officer. "We rate the feedback we shall get from developers deploying their real applications with JET as invaluable."

JET allows developers to easily deploy Java applications as extremely optimized, native Windows executables. The core component of JET is an optimizing Java to native code compiler that reads Java class files created in any Java IDE, compiles them using aggressive optimization techniques specially adapted to Java, links with high performance runtime support libraries, and produces a conventional executable file.

The current beta version of JET supports basic Java 2 platform classes, including I/O, networking, and AWT. The next major beta shall include support for Swing and a smart OO linker that would considerably reduce size of deployed executables.

"We plan to offer JET as a standalone product, but we also welcome to cooperation vendors of IDEs, application servers and other software related to Java development willing to complement their product with our deployment technology", said Dmitry Leskov, Excelsior's Director of Marketing.

About Excelsior, LLC

Excelsior, LLC was founded in 1999. One of the primary company's goals is to bring optimizing native code compiler solutions to Java developers. Excelsior is the owner of the XDS technology -- highly optimizing compiler construction framework that has been developed since 1993. Being a software company positioned in the areas of developer's tools and embedded systems, Excelsior sells its products worldwide through several distributors, and provides software development services to companies in the US, Canada, Europe and South Africa.

More information on Excelsior and JET may be found at http://www.excelsior-usa.com or by calling +7 3832 39 78 24.


Dmitry Leskov

Voice: +7 3832 39 78 24
Email: dleskov@excelsior-usa.com

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