For Immediate Release

Tangent Systems Announces BuildSim AutoCode Generator Ready for Testing
OCEAN BEACH, Calif.– August 12, 1997:

Continuing to meet its internal release schedule for BuildSim,
TangentSystem announced to day that its next beta release which includes an
automatic code generator is ready for beta testing. It can be downloaded
from Tangent Systems FTP site for evaluation and testing. Beta testers will
recieve a free copy of the “Silver” edition when BuildSim officially ships.
This beta version includes an Automatic Code Generation capability which
can automatically create C++ and Java source code.

Preliminary compiler libraries are included for PowerMac, 68K Mac, Java and
Win32 platforms.The planned ship date for BuildSim 2.0 is September 1,
1997. BuildSim will be delivered via internet as a Bronze Edition and can
be upgraded to increasingly more powerful editions (Silver, Gold and
Platinum) via password. BuildSim has many application areas including
Education, Robotics, Electronics, Physics, Engineering Design, Process
Control, and Simulation. Scientists, Engineers, and Engineering Students
will find BuildSim powerful yet easy to use.

BuildSim 2.0 Provides an Integrated Developement Environment for Simulation
and Control System Development Developers will enjoy the how easily systems
can be modelled, simulated and tested. With the integrated automatic code
generator currently in development for the Platinum Edition, BuildSim
Projects can be synthesized in C++, C, or Java for embedded system control,
leveraging the growing internet infrastructure for simulation and
distributed process control. With BuildSim, Tangent Systems will be one of
the early entrants into this new field of internet enabled process control
and monitoring systems. The planned Java code generator tool will allow the
synthesis of robo-controllers that can then be compiled and deployed using
tools already in the field

BuildSim will be Delivered in 4 editions – Bronze, Silver, Gold and
Platinum – Upgradable by Password. Each edition of BuildSim provides more
capabilities, functions and tools for system modelling, simulation and
deployment. The Bronze Edition will be free while the Silver, Gold and
Platinum editions will have competitive price break points.

Go to BuildSim web page for pricing and more product information.

Tangent Systems is a Software Development and Consulting company based in
San Diego, California. Tangent Systems provides customized software
development for Macintosh, Windows, UNIX, and embedded systems using C++,
CPX, and Java programming languages.

In addition to it simulation and process control application, Tangent
Systems is developing and marketing a library of CPX compatible classes
called “objx”. TS objx make CPX application development even faster by
extending the application framework that ships with the CPX development
environment. TS objx cover the spectrum from multimedia classes to
engineering analysis tools to advanced GUI components.

Tangent Systems
P.O Box 83338
San Diego, CA 92138

Tangent’s home page on the World Wide Web:
FAX: 619-222-1442
Toll Free Line: 1-800-819-8819