CUPERTINO, CA. March 24, 1997 ACI US, Inc. shipped the 4th Dimension
Version 6 (4D V6) relational database today. Company president and
founder Marylene Delbourg-Delphis states, “With 4D V6, ACI has plotted a
course in three main directions. We have taken a new approach to
Internet/intranet technology, enhanced the developer environment, and
revised the 4th Dimension interface.”

4D V6 integrates database technology with Internet capabilities through
its built-in web server, enabling immediate Web data publication simply
by clicking a check box in the Preference dialog. The new version
converts 4D forms to HTML on-the-fly with no need for an external CGI or
additional software. Because of the integrated 4D architecture, a Web
browser becomes just another client to 4D, allowing users to access,
insert, modify and delete data stored in 4D and SQL or ODBC-compliant
databases such as ORACLE, Informix, and Sybase. Additionally, the
optimized 4D Web server architecture guarantees automatic session
maintenance, record locking, transaction management, and data integrity.

4D V6 is an integrated, coherant, 32-bit, cross-platform architecture,
allowing smooth scalability between individual and workgroup
applications. The extensive 4D V6 cross-platform development capabilities
make it a very cost-effective system for development and deployment.

4D V6 enhances the developer environment through new features such as a
world-class debugger, increased speed, memory management and I/O
optimizations, a new graphic interface, and hundreds of new commands.

Other 4D V6 features include triggers and stored procedures,
drag-and-drop support, and an object-based form editor for easy
user-interface creation and straightforward code re-use. 4D V6 also
allows users a hierarchical view of the database structure and easy
access to all 4D objects through 4D Explorer, the elaborate drill-down


According to Vice President of Sales Bruce Finch, “We took a hard look at
pricing strategies in the marketplace. As a result, ACI US is much more
competitive. Publishing your database on the Web has never been easier or
more affordable.” The street price for 4D V6 is $299, including 5
simultaneous Internet connections.

For customers wishing to add more connections, expansion package options
are available. Customers may purchasse 4D V6 through authorized resellers.


ACI US, INC. was founded in 1987 as the US publisher of 4th Dimension and
the 4D product line, which has set the relational database standard for
ten years, In 1995, ACI extended 4th Dimension technology to the Windows
platform. ACI US is located at 20883 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino,
CA 95014; tel 408-252-4444; toll free 800-881-3466; fax 408-252-4829;