Contact: Lena Loeffler
Public Relations & Marketing Specialist
Softec, LLC Corporate Headquarters
(517) 333-0307, ext. 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing Internet ToolKit v2.0 for 4D
East Lansing, Michigan – August 10, 1998 — Foresight Technology, Inc. (a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Softec, LLC) announced that it is now
distributing Internet ToolKit (ITK) v2.0 for Windows or Macintosh.
Published by JCA S.A. of France, ITK is an inexpensive yet extremely
powerful external for 4th Dimension (4D). This is ITK’s first major release
since 1996 and brings many new features and improvements.
Internet ToolKit for 4D is the best-selling TCP/IP connectivity product for
4D. It allows any developer to send or answer requests using TCP, UDP or
even ICMP; thus allowing the development of any type of industry strength
Internet or intranet servers or clients within 4D V3 or V6 on Windows or
Macintosh. ITK for 4D ships with many examples and demos handling the most
common protocols (web, email, FTP, etc.).
– Open transport native: supports up to 1000 simultaneous streams
– Multi-homing support on both MacOS (using OpenTransport 1.3) and
– Simpler stream-handling: get the status of an array of streams with
one command or push back unwanted data into a stream
– New manual
– 4D V6 savvy: BLOB support
– 8 new coding/decoding routines to handle UUENCODE, Quoted Printable
– 10 new utilities commands including reading and saving pictures,
opening files in read only, translation of BLOBs to pictures and
– Cryptography support: Digest and ROT13
– ICMP Echo: ping any host
– And much more!
Internet ToolKit v2.0 is available in two versions: Light and Pro. ITK
Light is a low-cost version, which can only handle eight (8) simultaneous
streams while the ITK Pro version has virtually no limitations. The Light
version is aimed for client-side use and not designed for server
implementations due to its stream restriction. Both versions ship with
“No-Hassle” licensing which allows unlimited deployment in compiled
applications without additional licenses. One license must be purchased for
each developer using ITK.
ITK v2.0 Demo and Discussion Mailing List Demos can be downloaded from
Foresight’s web site at www.foresight.com. In addition, JCA maintains a
mailing list dedicated to discussions about ITK. Visit their web site at
www.jca.fr for more information and how to subscribe.
Internet ToolKit v2.0 for Windows or Macintosh can be purchased by calling
1-800-701-9393, ext. 27 or email to email@example.com in the U.S. only.
International customers please call JCA at +33-1-43-97-34-34 or email to
ITK prices: ITK v2 Pro Mac $395 US
ITK v2 Pro Win $395 US
ITK v2 Light Mac $200 US
ITK v2 Light Win $200 US
ITK v2 upgrades: ITK v1 to ITK v2 Pro $195
ITK v1 to ITK v2 Light Free
Buy one copy of ITK v2.0 and receive a second platform discount on the
purchase of a second platform. Customers who have purchased ITKv1 before
May 1, 1998 will be upgraded to ITKv2 Pro version FREE OF CHARGE.
Softec LLC recently announced the acquisition of Foresight Technology, Inc.
The acquisition brings together Softec’s and Foresight’s innovative and
complementary technology portfolios, including Softec’s leadership in
accounting and business management solutions and Foresight’s strengths in
database and internet development tools. Softec LLC corporate headquarters
are located in East Lansing, Michigan with sales and support offices in San
Francisco and Huntington Beach, California; Telluride, Colorado;
Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Fort Worth, Texas. For more information,
please visit our web sites at www.a4softec.com and www.foresight.com.