FULCRUM DELIVERS SEARCHSERVER SUPPORT FOR POWER MAC
SearchServer Version 3.5 Roll-Out Continues
Ottawa, Canada, December 2, 1996 -- Fulcrum Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:
FULCF; TSE: FUL) today announced support for the Apple Computer, Inc.
Power Macintosh as part of the continuing roll-out of SearchServer 3.5.
The support comes in the form of a Fulcrum Software Development Kit, which
allows SearchServer users to port their applications to Power Mac clients.
The product is commercially available now.
Fulcrum provides products that "bridge the islands of information in an
enterprise," said Peter Klante, vice president of marketing at Fulcrum. "A
multi-platform approach is absolutely key to our strategy, and support for
Apple Macintosh clients is of particular importance to our customers in the
publishing market. With this SDK, our customers will be able to bring all
of the enhancements of the latest version of SearchServer to a Macintosh
"We are pleased to see Fulcrum delivering products for the Mac OS
platform," said Heidi Roizen, vice president of Apple Developer Relations.
"Fulcrum is a leading player in information search and retrieval software.
They clearly recognize the value of Macintosh users and are delivering
powerful new features with this release."
"Just about everything is new in this release," said Dave Haskins,
Fulcrum's vice president of research and development. "For example,
SearchServer is now PowerPC native, uses Code Fragment Manager and supports
Open Transport. We think this will be important to our customers who want
to develop high quality Power Macintosh applications."
At the core of Fulcrum's product family is Fulcrum SearchServer, robust,
multi-platform indexing and retrieval software for the enterprise. While
invisible to the end user, compliance with de facto standards, like
Structured Query Language (SQL) and Microsoft Open Database Connectivity
(ODBC), means that SearchServer can be employed in information-retrieval
applications that combine seamlessly with customers' existing information
Pricing and availability
The Fulcrum C-SDK that allows developers to create SearchServer
applications for the Power Macintosh is commercially available now. North
American pricing for the Fulcrum C-SDK begins at US$1995. North American
pricing for SearchServer begins at US $5000 per server, with desktop
licenses from US$295. Volume pricing is available. Fulcrum Technologies
is a world leader in providing information search-and-retrieval software
for the extended enterprise. This software can be used on Internet and
Intranet sites, on computer networks, and on CD-ROMs. Fulcrum counts major
corporations and industry leaders like Fujitsu, Microsoft and Novell among
its customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Fulcrum has offices
throughout the United States, Europe, and in Australia and Japan. Fulcrum
is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market (RFULCFS) and on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (RFULS). Visit FulcrumUs Web site:
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Media may contact:
Gillian Brouse, Fulcrum
(613) 238-1761 ext.251
Amy Conefrey, Rourke & Co.
Fulcrum is a registered trademark of Fulcrum Technologies Inc. and SearchServer
is a trademark of Fulcrum. Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. Other trademarks used throughout this document are
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