4D, Inc. Ships 4D InstallMaker 1.0
— Installation Software for the Rest of Us —

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2001 — 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4thh
Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and WebSTAR Server Suite, today announced
the immediate availability of 4D InstallMaker 1.0, a completely visual
development environment for building cross-platform installers. 4D
InstallMaker 1.0 runs on Mac classic and Windows platforms, with Mac OS X
currently under development. 4D InstallMaker 1.0 is available immediately
at (http://www.4D.com/4DInstallMaker) for a special introductory
subscription rate of $349/year for a limited time (regularly $399/year). 4D
InstallMaker 1.0 can be run in demo mode indefinitely for free with
4D-sponsorship banners and limited customization features.

“4D InstallMaker is easy to use with no programming required in a simple,
visual drag-and-drop environment,” explained Brendan Coveney, president and
CEO of 4D, Inc. “4D InstallMaker was created using 4D itself demonstrating
the enormous scope and elegance of 4D technology.”

Easy and Comprehensive Installer Development

4D InstallMaker is comprehensive and user-friendly, with absolutely no
programming required. Each installation project can be simulated in a
“test” mode, without quitting the application. Allowing up to twelve
languages per project, installer messages can be customized individually
for each language. For security, 4D InstallMaker handles module
serialization, allowing developers guaranteed protection of application
parts, or the application as a whole. For timesaving update installation,
4D InstallMaker defines overwrite settings for pre-existing elements. 4D
InstallMaker was developed entirely within 4D.

Pricing and Availability

4D InstallMaker is available immediately for a special introductory
subscription rate of $349/year (regularly priced at $399/year), and can be
ordered toll-free at 1.800.785.3303 or downloaded directly from 4D, Inc. at

Available for demonstration at no charge, 4D InstallMaker/demo allows for
4D-sponsored creation of cross-platform installers. Further information
about 4D InstallMaker is at (http://www.4D.com/4DInstallMaker).

About 4D, Inc.

Located in San Jose, California, 4D, Inc. is the US distributor of 4th
Dimension and the 4D family of products, and publisher of the award-winning
4D WebSTAR Server Suite. This tightly integrated suite of cross-platform,
Web-embedded development tools enables developers and webmasters alike to
develop comprehensive business solutions. The 4th Dimension product line
has set the relational database standard for over fifteen years. 4D WebSTAR
Server Suite V (http://www.WebSTAR.com/) for Mac OS X is built to be the
most flexible and easiest to administer server suite for the Mac. 4D, Inc.
is a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of 4D SA. Visit us on the Web at