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EMPRESS Embedded Database and QNX Neutrino RTOS Power
Embedded, Realtime Applications

Beltsville, MD, July 18, 2005 - Empress Software, developer of the EMPRESS Embedded Database, announces the immediate availability of the latest EMPRESS RDBMS for the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS). Empress specializes in embedded, realtime data management for communications, industrial automation, military, networking, and automotive applications with demanding realtime performance and exceptional reliability requirements.

EMPRESS RDBMS for the QNX Neutrino RTOS is an innovative, tightly integrated foundation for optimal embedded data management. The advanced, full-featured EMPRESS database engine includes a variety of popular APIs (C, C++, SQL, ODBC, and JDBC), enabling the creative design of high availability (HA) applications. For mission-critical applications, EMPRESS is a reliable, maintenance-free, high-performance database that delivers predictable, deterministic response.

"For over two decades, Empress Software has provided QNX developers with advanced database technology, enabling an array of mission-critical, realtime systems," says Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. "We welcome their continued support for the latest version of the QNX Neutrino RTOS, particularly since their product reflects many of the strengths that QNX Neutrino brings to the table, such as predictable response times and exceptional fault tolerance."

"The combination of QNX Neutrino RTOS and EMPRESS RDBMS is a proven, winning powerhouse for developers worldwide including Lockheed Martin, Cummins, Eastern Research, and Genisys. Customers develop and deploy to market faster, cheaper, and more competitively for success and profitability," states John Kornatowski, president of Empress Software.

About QNX Software Systems

With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

About Empress Software, Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the EMPRESS embedded real-time data management system. EMPRESS Embedded Database is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for developers operating on UNIX, Linux, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in diverse fields including image & voice management, networking, telecom, military & defense, process control, automotive and data acquisition. For more information, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at www.empress.com or send e-mail to info@empress.com.

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