Maplesoft Releases Global Optimization Toolbox

Powerful solution offers state-of-the-art algorithms for industrial-class
optimization applications

WATERLOO, CANADA, Wednesday, June 30, 2004 – Maplesoft, the leading
provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and
mathematics, announced today the release of the new Global Optimization
Toolbox. The toolbox extends the power of Maple 9.5, the principal desktop
productivity environment software from Maplesoft. The Global Optimization
Toolbox ensures you obtain the absolutely best answer to modeling problems
that have many possible solutions, under complicated constraints. This
power is delivered through the easiest to use environment in analytical

Optimization models are easily defined using the powerful Maple numeric and
symbolic system, and then quickly solved by the world-class numeric
solvers, all within the rich Maple environment. Within this environment,
the user has the additional advantages of natural and flexible problem
definition, syntax-free visualizations, and technical knowledge management
capabilities, making this a superior tool for solving optimization
problems. Application areas include advanced engineering modeling, medical
research, chemical processes, and finance.

“Optimization is one of the toughest computational challenges for engineers
and scientists. Maplesoft’s solution offers the most sophisticated, yet
very easy to use, technology to meet these challenges.” states Dr. Laurent
Bernardin, Maplesoft’s Chief Scientist.

Global Optimization is part of the Maple Professional Toolbox Series from
Maplesoft. The commercial list price is $1695 US.

To learn more about the Global Optimization Toolbox, please visit
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About Maple Professional Toolboxes

The Maple Professional Toolbox Series greatly extends the scope and
functionality of Maplesoft products for specialized application areas.
Designed to work seamlessly with the core Maple product suite, these
high-performance products deploy best-of-breed technology to deliver
maximum benefit from the world’s most powerful technical software platform.
Toolboxes target key application areas in engineering and science, and
technical application development.

About Maple 9.5

Maple 9.5 is the environment of choice for scientific and engineering
problem solving, mathematical exploration, data visualization and technical
authoring. It transforms the way technical professionals and students use
technology. Seamlessly integrating the power of rock-solid numerics with
world-class symbolics, Maple 9.5 offers full computing support for any
projects involving mathematics allowing users to capture and manage
technical knowledge. In industry, this technology facilitates true
collaborative knowledge management. In the classroom, the technology frees
the student and teacher to focus on concepts and not the error-prone
manipulation. Supporting this powerful technology is a rich user
environment, unsurpassed product ease-of-use, and an extensive range of
features to shorten the learning curve and to maximize productivity.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft is a world leader in mathematical and analytical software. Its
suite of products includes Maple 9.5, the standard among interactive
mathematical software; MapleNet, a comprehensive mathematical
infrastructure for the Web; Maple T.A., a system for automated assessment;
and the Maple Professional Toolbox Series for specialized application
areas. Maplesoft products embody the most advanced and integrated
technology for both numeric and symbolic solution of complex problems. Its
standards-compliant algorithms are renowned for their speed, accuracy and
reliability. In addition, Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that
make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry or in a
classroom – more effective and efficient. Over 5 million users benefit from
advanced Maple technology. The Maplesoft industrial customer base includes
Boeing, Bosch, Canon, and NASA. Also, virtually every major university and
research institute in the world, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford and
Waterloo, has adopted Maplesoft products to enhance their education and
research activities. For more information, visit