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First non-Sun J2SE 1.4 Ready Java(tm) Implementation Available

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First non-Sun J2SE 1.4 Ready Java(tm) Implementation Available

Excelsior Releases New Version Of Its High Performance Java VM Replacement For Microsoft Windows

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA - April 12, 2002 - Excelsior, LLC, announced today the general availability of Excelsior JET 2.5 - high-performance J2SE 1.4 ready Java(tm) implementation for Microsoft(r) Windows(r), which replaces the conventional Java VM. "We are proud to become the first independent vendor to provide a J2SE 1.4 ready Java engine," - said Dmitry Leskov, Director of Marketing for Excelsior.

Also new in this release is the GUI-based control panel. Its wizard-like interface guides the developer through the process of JET project creation step-by-step. The panel is expected to greatly improve developers' productivity over the command-line interface, which used to be the only option in previous versions of JET. "You still have to learn JET control files' syntax if you want to access advanced features, such as the JetPerfect Global Optimizer," - said Vitaly Mikheev, Excelsior's CTO and JET architect, "but we estimate that many developers simply will not need those features, and for them the product's ease-of-use has improved dramatically in this new release."

About Excelsior JET

Excelsior JET 2.5 is a Java Virtual Machine replacement that transforms Java applications into conventional Windows executables (EXE and DLL files) containing functionally equivalent optimized native Intel x86 code. The technologies employed in JET substantially improve application performance and scalability, and make Java programs as hard to reverse engineer and tamper as C++ programs, thus increasing security and protecting the intellectual property of Java software authors.

Product Editions

Excelsior JET 2.5, Standard Edition supports the entire J2SE 1.4 API, except that it has limited support for dynamic class loading.

Excelsior JET 2.5, Professional Edition offers all features of the Standard Edition plus

  • complete support for dynamic class loading through provision of a Caching JIT compiler
  • JetPerfect Global Optimizer for maximum application speedup and code size reduction
  • option to created standalone executables for non-GUI applications
Excelsior JET 2.5, Personal Edition is available at no charge for private, non-commercial use. It has all features of the Standard Edition except deployment automation.

System Requirements

OS: Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, or 98
JDK: Sun JDK 1.4.0 or 1.3.x, Standard Edition
CPU: Pentium-class, Pentium-II 266 MHz or higher recommended
RAM: 128MB minimum, 192MB or more recommended
Disk Space: 60MB (200MB required during installation)

The control panel requires 1024x768x256c minimum display resolution (HiColor recommended).

Availability and Pricing

Excelsior JET 2.5, Professional and Standard Editions are available immediately via secure on-line order forms at www.excelsior-usa.com and from authorized resellers worldwide. Professional Edition is priced from $1,250 and Standard Edition from $350 per developer. Volume discounts, options for site/corporate licensing, support and maintenance programs, and consulting services are available.

Fully functional evaluation copies may be downloaded from http://www.excelsior-usa.com/jetdleval.html

Excelsior JET 2.5, Personal Edition is available as a free download from Excelsior's Web site at http://www.excelsior-usa.com/jetpers.html

About Excelsior, LLC

Excelsior, LLC provides advanced software development solutions - optimizing compilers, source to source translators, analysis and reengineering tools, and related services. Privately held, Excelsior, LLC, is headquartered in Novosibirsk, Russia, and is on the Web at www.excelsior-usa.com.

Note: Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Contact:

Dmitry Leskov
Excelsior, LLC
+7-(3832)-138-649 (5AM-6PM GMT)
dleskov@excelsior-usa.com

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