4D, Inc. Announces Three New Deployment Options for 4D Engine 2003

— New Editions of 4D Engine Give Developers Even Greater Flexibility for
Application Distribution —

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 5, 2003 – 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension
RAD/RDBMS environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today announced three
new deployment options that offer developers even greater flexibility for
application distribution. 4D Engine 2003 is a professional deployment tool
for fast and secure application distribution, and will be available in 4D
Engine Light Edition, 4D Engine Sponsored Edition, and 4D Engine
Professional Edition, when 4th Dimension 2003 is released.

“4D Engine is the ultimate way to distribute 4th Dimension applications
with speed and security, and our new deployment options give developers a
greater number of customizable, affordable choices,” said Brendan Coveney,
president and CEO of 4D, Inc. “Our new 4D Engine licenses open-up
deployment options for distribution of anything you can develop. 4D Engine
Light Edition is included in the 4D Developer Edition, literally giving
developers an engine to distribute databases such as CD catalogs, or even
building powerful Web Services clients for unlimited distribution.”

The new 4D Engine editions are designed to meet a greater variety of
deployment needs, particularly in terms of low-cost distribution. 4D Engine
Light Edition and 4D Engine Sponsored Edition each include an unobtrusive
4D sponsorship message on application shutdown, and are designed for
unlimited distribution of low-cost or in-house applications. 4D Engine
Light Edition is ideal for applications that require limited database
functionality, or read-only database functionality. 4D Engine Sponsored
Edition offers the full power of the standard 4D database engine at a low,
cost-sharing price. 4D Engine Professional Edition gives developers a good
value on distribution of professional “double-clickable” applications.
Further information on all deployment options can be found at

Pricing and Availability
All 4D Engine 2003 editions will be available when 4th Dimension 2003 is
released. 4D Engine Light Edition is included with the 4D Developer Edition
for Windows or MacOS. 4D Engine Sponsored Edition is available for $999,
which includes both Windows and Macintosh platforms. 4D Engine Professional
Edition is available for $2499, which includes both Windows and Macintosh
platforms. For complete pricing information, please visit

About 4D, Inc.
Located in San Jose, California, 4D, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of 4th
Dimension (4D), 4D Business Kit, and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite. 4D is an
award-winning, tightly integrated suite of Windows and Mac OS, Web-embedded
development tools for business solutions. 4D Business Kit is a complete,
multi-language, multi-store e-commerce development tool, designed for rapid
development of storefront solutions. 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V is a fast,
secure and extensible server suite for Mac OS X, best known for easy
administration. 4D, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of 4D SA. Further
information can be found at (http://www.4D.com/).