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February 18, 2003

For Immediate Release
Editorial Contact:

  • Channa Watson, Empress Software, Inc.
    (301) 220-1919
  • Linda Nixon, LynuxWorks
    (408) 979-4399

Latest Empress Embedded Database Available for LynuxWorks' LynxOS 4.0

Beltsville, MD, February 18, 2003 - Empress Software and LynuxWorks®, Inc. announce the immediate availability of Version 8.62 of the EMPRESS database management system for the LynuxWorks' real-time operating system (RTOS), LynxOS® Version 4.0.

Empress Software, developers of EMPRESS RDBMS, "The Embedded Real-Time Database," is a leading provider of high-performance database technology for embedded real-time applications. Empress Software and LynuxWorks pursue similar interests in the fields of manufacturing, industrial process control, payment solutions and other embedded, real-time applications. The Empress database engine and standard application programming interfaces provide LynxOS 4.0 developers with a reliable database component embeddable into mission-critical, real-time embedded solutions.

"Using a commercial database engine such as EMPRESS instead of a homegrown system makes economic sense. Developers save significant time in the valuable development phase, and even a greater amount of money in subsequent years of product maintenance," states Ivor Ladd, vice president of technology at Empress Software.

Empress Software and LynuxWorks both value openness and strong adherence to industry standards. LynxOS 4.0 offers Linux binary compatibility, where Linux "C" application programs can run unchanged under LynxOS. Empress delivers that flexibility to its users. Empress RDBMS Version 8.62 developers can develop "C" applications on Linux, then transparently deploy them on LynxOS 4.0. There is no need to recompile the Empress database engine, the applications written in Empress MR Kernel Level "C" API or Empress Embedded SQL.

"We are pleased that Empress RDBMS is now available to developers using LynxOS 4.0," said Bob Morris, vice president, sales and marketing for LynuxWorks. "This is further validation of our philosophy that providing off-the-shelf solutions based on open standards is good for our customers-they can buy compatible, easy-to-use software, save time, and focus their energy and expertise on developing more unique features for their products."

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, the technology leader in the embedded software market, provides complete solutions that incorporate operating systems, software development products and services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Josť, California. The company focuses on leading the embedded software market in performance and openness and its products include the open-source BlueCat(r) Linux(r) and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World-class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox.

About Empress Software, Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the Empress embedded real-time data management system. EMPRESS RDBMS is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for developers operating on UNIX, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in diverse fields including image and voice management, telecommunications, medical systems, telephony systems, geographical information systems and network management. For more information, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at www.empress.com or send e-mail to info@empress.com.


Empress Software Inc.               Empress Software Inc.
11785 Beltsville Drive              3100 Steeles Ave East
Beltsville, MD 20705                Markham, Ontario, Canada
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www.empress.com                     www.empress.com
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