C/C++ interpreter Ch 5.0, and Embedded Ch 5.0 Released

DAVIS, California, March 03, 2005 – SoftIntegration, Inc. today announced the
availability of Ch 5.0 and Embedded Ch 5.0. Ch is an embeddable C/C++
interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing,
shell programming and embedded scripting.

Ch and Embedded Ch version 5.0 are the most stable release. The new release
supports multi-threading in embedded scripting and provides Borland Builder
project sample for embedded Ch. Ch SDK is bundled with Ch 5.0 for free
distribution. It provides easy and convenient way for users to turn an
existing C/C++ library into a Ch package or Ch toolkit.

“Multi-threading is an important feature for our Embedded Ch customers,” said
Dr. Dawn Cheng, President at SoftIntegration. “We are committed to meet our
customers’ request for powerful embedded scripting.”

Ch in Windows contains more than 100 new Unix utility programs with over 200
utilities in total for cross-platform shell programming and rapid software

Below is a list of major Ch features.

* 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, XML, and CGI. With built-in
Ch SDK, functions in static or dynamic binary C/C++ libraries can be executed
in Ch script file or Ch command shell without re-compilation.

* Embeddable scripting

Ch is easy and simple 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 supports
multi-threading and has a small footprint. The pointer and time
deterministic nature of the C language provides a perfect interface with
hardware in real-time systems.

* 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 200 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, advanced high-level numerical
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, integration, non-linear equations, 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
the 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.

* Ch toolkits and third party software support

Ch supports an increasing number of third party software applications. It
includes Ch Control toolkit, Ch Mechanism Toolkit, Ch NAG Statistics Package,
Ch CGI toolkit, Ch ODBC toolkit, Ch XML 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 IDE.

Pricing and Availability

Ch and Embedded Ch for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD and
QNX Neutrino RTOS are available. Ch Standard Edition is free for both
commercial and non-commercial uses in all platforms. Ch Professional Edition
is free for academic use and costs $399 for personal or commercial use. To
purchase Embedded Ch, contact SoftIntegration directly.

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. Ch, the company’s
flagship product, is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter that provides a
comprehensive solution for engineers, scientists, Web programmers, software
developers, C/C++ beginners and experts, system administrators, realtime
programmers, quality analysts, and instructors and professors.


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