ACI US SHIPS 4D DESKTOP VERSION 6 A cost-effective rapid application
development (RAD) workshop

Cupertino, CA April 25, 1997. ACI US, Inc. today shipped 4D Desktop, an
out-of-the-box database development tool kit that combines the ACI US 4th
Dimension Version 6 relational database, 4D Compiler, and 4D Insider,
creating a cost-effective RAD workshop.

The release of 4D Desktop marks the second phase in the ACI US Version 6
product line upgrades. On March 24, 1997, ACI US shipped 4th Dimension
Version 6 (4D V6), the Web-enabled upgrade of their powerful 32-bit
relational database. By creating a powerful and productive 4th Dimension
database workshop, including 4D, 4D Compiler and 4D Insider, 4D Desktop
delivers a complete set of products with three main benefits: –
Consistency in development – Ease of maintenance – Cost-effectiveness

4D Compiler–a true machine-language compiler, is optimized to support a
wide range of processors on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. 4D
Compiler generates a compiled version of an application and controls code
quality by displaying clear messages including method name, line, and
complete error descriptions.

In addition to 4D Compiler, 4D Insider completes the 4D Desktop
development environment, giving developers easy application maintenance
and code reuse. 4D Insider is a point-and-click, drag-and-drop code
servicing system that examines database objects and their dependencies,
and enables component builders and users to modularize or merge existing
applications. 4D Insider provides a complete dictionary of development
applications, global search and replace capabilities, cross-referencing
and documentation tools, and easy localization of applications into
different languages.

Consistent with the new ACI competitive pricing strategy, the company has
listed the 4D Desktop estimated street price at $499.

In conjunction with 4D Desktop Version 6, ACI US,Inc. also announces the
release of 4D Pro Version 6, a complete set of development tools available
only to registered ACI US Partners. 4D Pro Version 6 includes 4D Desktop,
4D Connectivity and Productivity Plug-ins, 4D Open, and 4D Runtime
Classic. 4D Pro is priced at $999.

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;
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