SoftIntegration Ch 4.5 and Embedded Ch 4.5 Released

DAVIS, Calif., January 20, 2004 – SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced the
availability of Ch 4.5 and Embedded Ch 4.5. Ch is a C/C++ interpreter for
cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell
programming and embedded scripting.

Ch 4.5 and Embedded Ch 4.5 continues SoftIntegration’s leadership in
scripting, numerical computing and embedded scripting. Major product
enhancements include C++ features, file name completion using a tab key
in command shell, easier interface with binary C/C++ libraries and
embedded scripting, and bug fixes.

“SoftIntegration Ch provides an unmatched level of power and flexibility in
C/C++ scripting, numerical computing and embedded scripting,” said Dr. Dawn
Cheng, President at SoftIntegration. “Ch is also a very effective interactive
environment for teaching and learning programming in C and C++.”

* C/C++ interpreter

Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99) and C++ classes. Ch also supports
many industry standards with over 8,000 functions including POSIX,
socket/Winsock, X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK, GTK+, Win32, and CGI.
Functions in static or dynamical binary C/C++ libraries can be executed
interpretively in scripting without re-compilation using Ch SDK.

* Shell programming and cross-platform scripting

Ch shell is C compatible shell while C-shell (csh) is a C like shell. Ch is
an interpretive implementation of C, similar to Unix/MS-DOS shells. Ch in
Windows includes over 100 commonly-used Unix commands for portable shell
programming. Ch can also be used as a login shell just like sh, csh and ksh.
Ch bridges the gap between the C language and shell languages. With its
built-in string type and many enhanced scripting features, Ch is an
alternative to other scripting languages for automating repetitive tasks,
regression test, and hardware testing with direct interface to hardware.

* 2D/3D plotting and numerical computing

Ch supports 2D/3D graphical plotting, C LAPACK, high level numeric functions.
Ch has built-in 2D/3D plotting support, generic mathematical functions and
computational arrays for linear algebra and matrix computations, and advanced
high-level numerical functions for linear systems, differential equation
solving, Fourier analysis, curve fitting, etc. For example,
linear system equation b = A*x can be written verbatim in Ch.

Ch numerical extensions are the best choice for numerical computing in
C/C++ domain With SoftIntegration graphical library (SIGL), the same program
using 2D/3D plotting features can be executed in Ch or compiled using C
++ compilers without any modification.

Ch is ideal for rapid application development and deployment. For example, a
Control System Toolkit for design and analysis of linear time-invariant
control systems developed in Ch is available.

* Interface with binary C/C++ libraries

Ch SDK 4.5 can easily integrate the existing C/C++ libraries as part of
Ch sripting module. Functions and classes in C/C++ static or dynamical
libraries can be invoked in a Ch script file or Ch command shell.

* Embeddable scripting

Ch 4.5 is optimized for embedded scripting. Embedded Ch allows users to
embed Ch into other C/C++ application programs and hardware. It is ideal
for open-architecture application integration. With Embedded Ch, C/C++
applications can be extended with all features of Ch. It allows execution
of C/C++ scripts generated dynamically on-line. Embedded Ch has a small
footprint. The pointer and time deterministic nature of the C language
provides a perfect interface with hardware in real-time systems.

* Ch toolkits and third party software support

Ch supports an increasing number of third party software applications. It
includes Ch Control toolkit, Ch NAG Statistics Package, Ch CGI toolkit, Ch
ODBC toolkit, Intel OpenCV for computer vision and image processing,
National Instruments’ data acquisition toolkit NI-DAQ and motion control
toolkit NI-Motion, Barret Technology’s Barret Hand robotic manipulator
control, and Perl Compatible Regular Expressions, as well as
IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

* Pricing and Availability

Ch for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and HP-UX is available. Ch
Standard Edition is free for both commercial and non-commercial uses. Ch
Professional Edition is free for academic use and costs $399 for personal
or commercial use.

About SoftIntegration, Inc.

SoftIntegration, Inc., is the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous
computing. SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and services for
rapid application development and deployment, scientific numerical computing,
embedded scripting, and Web-based software integration. Our flagship product
— Ch is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter. It is the solution for engineers and
scientists, Web programmers, software developers, C/C++ beginners and
experts, system administrators, real-time programmers, quality analysts,
and instructors and professors.


SoftIntegration, Inc.
216 F Street, #68
Davis, CA 95616
tel (530) 297-7398
fax (530) 297-7392