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Excelsior JET Branded Java(tm) Compatible

Excelsior has licensed the Java technology from Sun Microsystems and started shipping to customers its fully compatible Java SE platform implementation for desktop and enterprise systems

Novosibirsk, Russia, November 1, 2005 - Excelsior LLC, a technology leader in producing optimizing compilers and high performance runtime environments, has announced that its implementation of the Java SE platform is certified for 100% compliance with the specification. The company has begun shipping Windows and Linux (IA-32) versions of Excelsior JET 4.0, bearing the Java Compatible logo, to its customers worldwide.

A unique feature of the Excelsior solution is Excelsior JET Optimizer that translates Java application's classes and jars into high performance native executables resistant to reverse engineering. The optimized executables are backed by Excelsior JET Runtime, which is a complete Java runtime environment. The Excelsior JET Installation Toolkit facilitates rapid creation of a complete installation package that includes the optimized Java application and the Excelsior JET Runtime engine. The installations can be easily integrated into any setup generator or powered by the bundled Excelsior Installer.

In the middle of 2005, Excelsior entered into an agreement with Sun Microsystems to become a Java Authorized Licensee of the Java SE platform, and are thus enabled to provide Java SE 1.4.2 and SE 5.0 compatible versions of their products. In order to become fully compliant, Excelsior has licensed Sun's Java SE platform, incorporated the JET Optimizer technology, and successfully run Sun's Java compatibility test suite. This ensures that any Java application that was written for Java SE will run in the JET environment, but will now have the performance and security advantages JET provides.

"Java developers looking for the performance and IP protection afforded a native compiled application will be excited about Excelsior formalizing their commitment to Java and Sun," said Laurie Tolson, Vice President of Java SE Engineering for Sun Microsystems, "By certifying JET 4.0, Java developers can explore the benefits of Excelsior's compilers and runtime environments without sacrificing the ease of development, scalability, management, compatibility, and monitoring advancements in Java SE 5."

"We are very pleased to have our product certified Java Compatible," said Excelsior's CTO Vitaly Mikheev. "Excelsior offers a unique toolchain that empowers our customers to protect their proprietary code from reverse translation and distribute their accelerated desktop and enterprise Java-based solutions without deployment dependencies. The successful passing of Sun's Java Compatibility Kit test suites proves the maturity of the Excelsior's JVM technology, and the Java Authorized Licensee status enhances customer confidence in our company."

Pricing and availability

Excelsior JET 4.0 targets Windows and Linux on Intel x86 and compatible hardware. Two Editions are available: Standard, priced from $250 per developer, and Professional, which lists for $900 per developer. No runtime fee applies to deployment of optimized applications to conventional desktop PCs. Deployment to high-end multiprocessor servers and embedded devices is subject to royalties. Academic licenses are available to students and members of the faculty and staff of qualified academic institutions at much reduced prices. For more information or to download an evaluation copy, please visit our Web site at www.excelsior-usa.com

About Excelsior

Excelsior LLC provides advanced Java-compatible solutions and software development services with particular focus on optimizing compilers, high performance runtime environments and the Java technology. The flagship product of the company, Excelsior JET, is a complete solution for acceleration, protection and deployment of Java applications. Founded in 1999, Excelsior is headquartered in Novosibirsk Scientific Center, Russia. To learn more about Excelsior, visit www.excelsior-usa.com.

Press Contact:

Dmitry Leskov, Director of Marketing, Excelsior LLC
+7 (383) 213 8649

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