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Press Release

Red Oak Software Announces Availability Of Legacy Integrator

Innovative, New Java Product Enhances Legacy Application Integration With Major EAI and B2Bi Systems

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2000--Red Oak Software, Inc. (www.redoaksw.com) announces availability of Legacy Integrator(TM), the industry's most advanced data stream emulation product. Legacy Integrator enables all terminal-based legacy applications to be easily and programmatically integrated with any major EAI or B2Bi systems from vendors such as webMethods, Vitria, NEON, TIBCO, STC, Vignette and IBM. It provides Java programmers with the same easy, programmatic connectivity with all Application Server solutions from vendors such as HP (Bluestone), IBM, Sun, BEA, Oracle and Silverstream. The product includes a Software Development Kit (SDK), a Runtime Environment and Adapters/Connectors that significantly reduce the effort required to incorporate 390, AS/400, Digital or Unix application functions and data into any of these major enterprise integration systems.

The three components of Legacy Integrator are written entirely in Java, fully support Java Beans, and have been specifically designed for server-based implementation. The real power of this unique solution is its innovative approach and the resource leverage it provides for integrating 3270, 5250 and VT100/220-based applications. The SDK incorporates a straightforward ``capture'' and automatic code-generation process that enables a Java developer to more quickly and easily integrate legacy applications' functionality. Access to all program logic and data is provided to the developer, regardless of programming language, database structure or format - all without requiring any changes to the underlying application. The SDK also includes an inline testing facility that helps developers insure they have captured the appropriate and desired functionality. Any number of application functions, from the same or different legacy systems, can be combined, dramatically increasing the power of the integration.

``Every CIO wants the ability to easily integrate critical legacy data in real-time with their new eBusiness initiatives. Over the last two years, application integration has proven it yields tremendous productivity benefits. Legacy Integrator is the only all-Java product available that truly enables efficient integration with any EAI or B2Bi infrastructure,'' said George Cummings, Red Oak President and CEO.

``Whether the integration effort is required to support B2Bi for customers, partners and vendors or internal efficiency requirements via EAI, Legacy Integrator will enable businesses to further leverage their internal systems and capture additional return on their significant investment in legacy systems. We are extremely pleased that four major customers have already acquired this innovative product for significant integration projects.''

Legacy Integrator Features

Component Features

Legacy Integrator SDK

Runtime Environment

EAI - B2Bi Adapters/Connectors

Pricing and Availability

Legacy Integrator(TM) Development Server bundles start at $25,000. Production Server bundles start at $40,000. All components are available immediately.

About Red Oak Software, Inc.

Red Oak Software is the leading solutions provider for Legacy and Web eBusiness integration. A pioneer in both terminal-based and browser-based legacy integration, Red Oak's new Legacy Integrator(TM) and Web Integrator(TM) products enable large corporations to leverage their investment in legacy and production web-based systems and extend their reach to all production applications critical to the future of eBusiness.

Red Oak Software is privately held and financed through private investment and venture capital from Opticality Ventures of New York.

Red Oak is headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, with offices in Rochester, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. For additional information, contact Red Oak Software, Inc., 115 Route 46, Suite F1000, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 07046. Phone: 973-316-6064; email: info@redoaksw.com; or visit the Web site at www.redoaksw.com.

The Red Oak Software logo, Red Oak Software, Legacy Integrator and Web Integrator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Oak Software Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


Contact:
     Red Oak Software, Inc.
     Kevin J. P. Hanson, 336/882-3111
     kjphanson@redoaksw.com