Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of TCP Deux v1.0.0b01

Public Beta of New 4th Dimension Component

Vero Beach, FL – Thursday, May 17th, 2001: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.,
today announced the release of beta 1 of TCP Deux v1.0.0 for Macintosh and
Windows. TCP Deux is a 4th Dimension component which provides
cross-platform TCP wrappers for different TCP plugins available for 4th
Dimension. The plugins supported within TCP Deux include 4D Internet
Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x, and Internet ToolKit v2.5.x.

With the TCP Deux component, a 4th Dimension developer can code TCP level
routines without worrying about which particular plugin is going to be
used. TCP Deux provides a very simple upgrade path for developers to write
one set of code. With TCP Deux, a 4D developer can begin by using the free
4D Internet Commands for all TCP communications and upgrade to the
commercial Internet ToolKit plugin when the needs arises, all without
changing a single line of code.

“TCP Deux is a foundation for many new components which will soon be made
available”, said Steven G. Willis, President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
“With TCP Deux in place, we can release higher level protocols for
developers to more easily implement in their 4D projects. TCP Deux is the
basis for us to provide a comprehensive solution to difficult protocol
issues that many 4D developers regularly experience.”

“We are very happy to see the addition of another component product to the
4D product community,” said Brendan Coveney, President and CEO, 4D, Inc.
“TCP Deux is an exciting new product that will provide 4D Developers with
valuable functionality to add to their applications through the simplicity
of components.”

The beta for TCP Deux is open to the public. The TCP Deux beta archive
contains serialization for using the component through the end of June
2001. A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in TCP
Deux, is included with the component.

Separate 4D components for higher level TCP protocols will be released by
Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., in the coming weeks. Common TCP protocols
which will be made available will include SMTP, POP3, FTP client,
HTTP/HTTPS client, and many more.

Features in the TCP Deux component

TCP Deux provides cross-platform, plugin independent routines for handling
all TCP communications in 4D. The functionality available in the TCP Deux
component include:

– Stream and listener openers and closers;
– Stream status checking, individually or for all open streams;
– Processor friendly stream status waiting routines;
– Full support for sending and receiving text and binary data;
– Full support for sending and receiving directly from documents;
– Full management system for TCP communication streams;
– Full multiple 4D process (handler) support for TCP servers;
– Accessor methods for updating and extracting stream information;
– Accessor methods detailing TCP environment on local machine;
– Transparent support for IC v6.7.x, ITK v2.0.x, and ITK v2.5.x;
– Full SSL support when using ITK v2.5.x.

The TCP stream management system, entitled TCPd Streams Stack, built into
TCP Deux provides a complete management and tracking system for 4D
developers to use for handling all TCP streams. The TCPd Streams Stack
provides transparent management of all TCP streams, allowing the 4D
developer to concentrate on management the higher level TCP protocol being
coded for instead of the direct management of the TCP connection streams.
And, the TCPd Streams Stack even provides full support for common TCP
serving options (e.g. distributed process handlers within 4D).

The TCP Deux component requires the BASh component be installed to operate
properly. BASh is available for free from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., and
provides essential routines needed by all 4D programmers.

Pricing and Availability

TCP Deux will be released commercially with separate development and
deployment licensing. Development licensing will include all updates
released within a year of purchase for free and allows for unlimited
development by a single developer for a period of one year from the date of
purchase. Renewals of the development license will be provided at a
discounted price. Deployment licensing is a one time fee per application
which will allow unlimited deployments to run indefinitely.

The pricing for the different options available for purchasing TCP
Deux are as follows:

Developer License, 1 year (includes 10 deployments) $95.00
Developer License, 1 year extension $45.00
Deployment License, unlimited, per application $195.00

TCP Deux provides full support for Internet ToolKit (ITK) v2.5.x.
Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., is an authorized, worldwide distributor
of ITK v2.5.x. Developers that purchase ITK v2.5.x through DSTi
receive the following discounted prices for when purchasing TCP Deux,
as well:

Developer License, 1 year (includes 10 deployments) * FREE *
Developer License, 1 year extension $45.00
Deployment License, unlimited, per application $95.00

* All prices are in US dollars.

The TCP Deux component can be downloaded by following the Downloads
link on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site, located at:

About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides
software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services. Founded
in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a wide variety
of software development tools and services to aid in the creation of custom
applications and web sites for the Macintosh and Windows platform. For more
information, please visit our web site at .

For more information contact:

Steven G. Willis
President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
(561) 794-9494