Paragon Software Ships OAK CORBA 2.0 ORB for Apple Rhapsody Operating System

Key features:
– Full IIOP interoperability with leading CORBA 2.0 ORBS
– Objective-C and C++ language bindings
– Available for all Apple Enterprise plaftorms (NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP,
Rhapsody, WebObjects) plus Windows NT, Solaris, HP/UX, and Linux

Vienna, Virginia – February 17, 1998 – Paragon Software Inc., a leading
supplier of distributed object tools and solutions for the enterprise
market, has released a version of its OAK CORBA 2.0 ORB suite for Apple
Computers new Rhapsody operating system. A proven tool in its fifth major
release, OAK is the worlds only shipping CORBA 2.0 ORB with Objective-C
language bindings and OS/compiler support for Apple/NeXT enterprise
environments including NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, and WebObjects, and now the
entire range of Rhapsody platforms (PPC, Intel, and Windows Yellow Box).

“Weve been amazed at the interest in CORBA from the embryonic Rhapsody
developer community, and are proud to be able to bring them an
industrial-strength solution at so early a stage”, said Jeff Marshall,
founder and CEO of Paragon Software. “I take this as further evidence of
CORBAs critical mass in the industry, and the widespread recognition that
it will be an indispensible building block for the next generation of
distributed systems”.

OAK includes an Internet Inter-Orb Protocol (IIOP) implementation that
allows Objective-C objects full two-way interoperability with
industry-leading ORBs like Iona Technologies ORBIX and Visigenics
VisiBroker. This makes it the ideal mechanism for opening up new and
existing NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, WebObjects, and Rhapsody systems to
standards-based, cross-platform, language-independent messaging. OAK
finally makes it possible for developers to easily deliver the
functionality that users and managers have been asking for, such as adding
Java front-ends to applications written in Objective-C, or giving
WebObjects servers transparent access to CORBA-wrapped legacy systems and

For developers with broader platform support needs, OAK is also available
with standard C++ bindings on all major operating systems, including
Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux.

Fully-functional 30-day evaluation copies of OAK are available for download
from Paragons website at

For further information, please contact:
Paragon Software Inc.
2136 Gallows Road, Suite G
Vienna, VA 22027
voice 703-876-1700 fax 703-876-1818

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