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Red Oak Software Introduces the Application Integration Framework

Web Integrator(TM) General Availability Provides Crucial Web Services Functionality

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2001-- Red Oak Software (www.redoaksoftware.com), the leading solutions provider for eBusiness integration, announces its Application Integration Framework(TM), the only suite of products available on the market today that facilitates the rapid integration of both web-based and terminal-based legacy applications.

Gartner Research Director Dale Vecchio commented on the need for a unified implementation for application integration in today's marketplace by saying, ``New business opportunities driven by the openness and ubiquitous nature of the internet are leading organizations to develop new systems, implement packaged solutions or revamp existing systems to meet these needs. The integration of legacy applications to provide new, more flexible and open access to existing systems greatly reduces the cost and risk of ebusiness.''

Concurrent with this announcement, Red Oak also announces the general availability of Web Integrator, the first product enabling integration of any HTML application into the enterprise by providing scalable, programmatic, automated access to all of the major EAI or B2Bi messaging systems from vendors such as webMethods, Vitria, SeeBeyond, GE/GXS and Crossworlds. This 100% Java product provides programmers with the same easy, programmatic connectivity to all Application Server solutions from vendors such as BEA, IBM, Sun, Oracle, HP (Bluestone) and Silverstream.

The Application Integration Framework(TM) (AIF(TM)) consists of Legacy Integrator and Web Integrator. Each of the products contains a Software Development Kit, a powerful Runtime Environment and Adapters allowing any terminal-based or browser-based application to be driven from another programmatic source.

The general availability of Web Integrator completes the AIF picture, making it the only integration suite capable of supporting all legacy applications. The full range of applications supported now includes:

  • 3270
  • 5250
  • VT100 / 220
  • HTML
  • XML

``Capitalizing on our experience with Legacy Integrator and Stingray, Web Integrator is the breakthrough inclusion solution for any browser-based application. It enables the functions of any HTML application to be captured and automatically generated as Java beans, with the resulting output generated in any standard XML format.'' said George Cummings, CEO of Red Oak.

``Legacy and Web application integration are now dramatically simplified through a combined technology, with customer results showing reductions up to 50% in the overall effort and timeline of a typical integration project.''

Cummings continued, ``We believe the concept of standards-based Web Services will prove to be as important to eBusiness integration as XML. Web Integrator is an innovative and unique solution that provides the missing link in bringing the promise of Web Services to fruition.''

Red Oak's Design Philosophy Delivers Proven Results

As the newest component of AIF, Web Integrator employs the same architectural philosophy as all other Red Oak products. It is designed to provide programmatic integration at the end user access point, making it totally non-invasive, allowing it to be implemented locally or remotely over a network, and utilizing all of the security, protection and authorization of the application hosting environment.

Web Integrator consists of three components: a Software Development Kit, with an embedded Java browser that records web application sessions and converts them to Java beans; a server-based Runtime API that can be used to modify and customize the generated Java code; and Adapters that enable seamless programmatic access to any of the major Web Services messaging systems.

The Red Oak design philosophy is expressed in the following AIF product features and benefits:

Software Development Kit

  • No coding required
  • Identify and access all application logic and functions
  • Capture application flow
  • Automatically generate Java code
  • Reusable Java Beans
  • Faster, more efficient development
  • Drag and drop programming
  • Full object-oriented model

Runtime Environment

  • 100% Java programs
  • Fully extensible code
  • Server-based implementation - NT, LINUX or any UNIX variant
  • Efficient and scaleable program execution
  • Built-in invisible Java browser or terminal emulation environment

EAI - B2Bi Adapters

  • 100% Java programs providing interface to all messaging systems
  • Server-based implementation - NT, LINUX or any UNIX variant
  • Execute concurrently with Runtime Environment
  • Full object-oriented model

About Red Oak Software, Inc.

Red Oak Software is a leading solutions provider for Web Services and a pioneer in both terminal-based and browser-based Legacy application integration. Red Oak's Application Integration Framework, comprised of the Legacy Integrator(TM) and Web Integrator(TM) eBusiness integration products, enables large corporations to leverage their investment in all legacy systems and extend their reach to those production applications critical to the delivery of Web Services.

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 and Chicago. 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.redoaksoftware.com.

Red Oak Software, the Red Oak Software Logo, Application Integration Framework, AIF, Web Integrator, Legacy Integrator and Stingray are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Oak Software, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

     Red Oak Software, Inc., High Point
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