FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Natural Intelligence announces support for Netscape One(tm) Open Network
Natural Intelligence to include Netscape One technology in its Roaster(tm)
development environment for Java on the Macintosh
Cambridge, MA, July 29, 1996: Natural Intelligence, Inc., the first company
to release tools for developing in Sun(tm) Microsystems' Java(tm) programming
language on the Macintosh(r), today announced it has signed a licensing
agreement with Netscape Communications Corporation to include support for
Netscape One(tm) Open Network Environment in its Roaster(tm) Environment.
At the first opportunity, Roaster developers will benefit
Internet Foundation Classes in Netscape One by having the ability to build
applications in Roaster that are based on those classes.
"As a key Java tools developer, Natural Intelligence is supporting
the Netscape One platform to help ensure that our over 25,000 Roaster users
will continue to be on the cutting-edge of Open Internet technologies,"
said President Joshua D. Wachs.
"Netscape is seeing the emergence of a whole new world of network-based
applications that requires a new class of development tools,
"said Mike Homer, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Netscape. "Tools
vendors such as Natural Intelligence have committed to delivering those
next-generation tools for the Mac(tm). By licensing Netscape One
technology, Natural Intelligence and others will be able to quickly deliver
the Java-based tools that enterprise developers need to create new distributed
applications that integrate with their existing systems."
Announcing support for these key Java-related technologies is the
second strategic step Natural Intelligence has taken to advance Macintosh
developers by providing cutting-edge Java-related technology in its Roaster
development tools. The first step toward this end was the recent licensing
of Natural Intelligence's implementation of the Java Virtual Machine (VM)
to Apple(r). Apple expects to integrate portions of the Roaster VM
implementation and other Natural Intelligence technologies into the virtual
machine that Apple has licensed from JavaSoft(tm) to create a Mac OS Java
virtual machine. When asked about plans to incorporate Netscape One
Technologies into Roaster, John Dhabolt, Roaster Product Manager, said that
"Natural Intelligence has already incorporated early versions of the Java
Runtime Interface (JRI) into Roaster and expects to work closely with
Netscape on related ventures in the coming months."
For more information on Natural Intelligence's Java-related products or
consulting services, call 1-800-999-4649, send email to email@example.com,
or refer to www.natural.com on the World Wide Web.
About Netscape One:
Netscape One Open Network Environment is a standards-based platform for
creating a new generation of distributed client/server applications.
Netscape One unifies into one single platform the open standards of the
Internet such as HTTP, HTML, LDAP and Java, and a tool chest of open,
cross-platform software and technologies for creating rich, distributed
applications on the Internet and Intranets. Netscape One adds new
environment; Java-based Netscape Internet Foundation Classes; and support
for a distributed object model based on the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol
(IIOP) standard-to Netscape's leading line of Java-based clients, servers
and tools. Technologies in Netscape One can be licensed free of charge
About Natural Intelligence:
Established in 1987 with headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., Natural
Intelligence, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive tools and
solutions for Java. Natural Intelligence products include Roaster and
Roaster Professional(tm), key tools for developing in Java. Natural
Intelligence's Java Consulting Division provides a wide variety of
Java-related services, including custom development and Internet/Intranet
development. More information on Natural Intelligence can be found by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the World Wide Web at www.natural.com.
Netscape Communications Corporation is a premier provider of open software
for linking people and information over enterprise networks and the
Internet. The company offers a full line of clients, servers, development
tools and commercial applications to create a complete platform for
next-generation, live online applications. Traded on NASDAQ under the
symbol "NSCP," Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain
View, California. Additional information on Netscape Communications
Corporation is available on the Internet at http://home.netscape.com, by
sending email to email@example.com. Corporate customers can call
415-937-2555 while consumers can call 415-937-3777 for more information.
Roaster and Roaster Professional are trademarks of Natural Intelligence,
Inc. All rights reserved. Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Java,
JavaSoft, and Sun are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Netscape,
Netscape Communications, the Netscape Communications Corporation logo and
Netscape One are trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation.
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