Active Endpoints Announces Free Availability of World-class BPEL Design Environment ActiveBPEL(TM) Designer Combines Visual, Eclipse(TM)-based Design Tools and

the ActiveBPEL Open Source Engine



    SHELTON, Conn., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Active Endpoints, Inc.
 (http://www.active-endpoints.com), the leading provider of BPEL (Business
 Process Execution Language) products and services, today announced that the
 ActiveBPEL Designer (formerly ActiveWebflow(TM) Professional) will now be
 available for free download from the Active Endpoints website as well as for
 free redistribution by other organizations.
     ActiveBPEL Designer is a comprehensive Eclipse Ready(TM) BPEL authoring
 environment.  The product includes extensive productivity features to speed
 developers through the BPEL design and testing cycle, including advanced
 visual controls, runtime simulation, integrated debugging and 100% standard
 BPEL code generation.
     "We are very pleased to make the ActiveBPEL Designer freely available to
 the IT community," said Fred Holahan, Chairman and co-founder, Active
 Endpoints.  "The ActiveBPEL Designer is often cited as the best BPEL design
 and test environment available today.  By providing organizations with free
 and easy alternatives for acquiring, using and redistributing this world-class
 product, we aim to accelerate the adoption of BPEL."
 
     ActiveBPEL Designer - Visual, Productive, Standard.
     ActiveBPEL Designer is an Eclipse Ready environment that includes the
 following key features:
 
     * Process Visualization:  intuitive, drag and drop diagram editing that
       allows users to rapidly construct process diagrams of any complexity.
       When process design is completed, users can perform visual runtime
       simulation and debugging, significantly reducing QA cycle times.
 
     * High-productivity Instrumentation:  high-productivity visual controls
       that provide easy access to the most common BPEL related resources.
       Users can quickly locate, register and use their WSDL resources; create
       reusable BPEL process artifacts (BPELets(TM)); and access a number of
       pluggable language environments for advanced data integration, mapping
       and transformation.
 
     * Uncompromising BPEL Support:  out-of-the-box support for any BPEL 1.1
       processes.  ActiveBPEL users can easily render diagrams by importing
       existing BPEL process definitions, and they can readily generate BPEL
       process definitions from any ActiveBPEL diagram.  BPEL generated by
       ActiveBPEL can be executed by any BPEL 1.1 compliant engine.
 
     "Our early successes with SOA have raised new opportunities and
 requirements, particularly in the area of BPEL-based, composite applications,"
 said Asit Bhattacharya, Senior Software Engineer, Vodafone Plc.  "We knew we
 had discovered a world-class BPEL authoring solution as soon as we began using
 the ActiveBPEL Designer.  It fits right in to our Eclipse tooling framework
 and provides an exceptional level of development productivity.  The process
 simulator alone was of significant value, saving us critical QA time as we
 bullet-proofed our applications."
 
     Availability
     ActiveBPEL Designer is freely available for immediate download at
 http://www.active-endpoints.com/freebpel.  Additional information about Active
 Endpoints' products and services can be obtained by contacting the Company at
 +1.203.929.9400 ext. 709 or info@active-endpoints.com and by visiting
 http://www.active-endpoints.com.
     In related news, the Company also announced that it has unified all
 products under the ActiveBPEL family name and announced general availability
 of ActiveBPEL 2.0, a comprehensive family of open source and commercial
 products for building, testing, deploying and managing composite, service-
 oriented applications.  Please visit http://www.active-endpoints.com/newspr to
 read the release.
 
     About Active Endpoints, Inc.
     Active Endpoints is the leading provider of BPEL (Business Process
 Execution Language) solutions.  Active Endpoints' solutions enable
 organizations to go beyond simple application connections to build and deploy
 composite, process-driven information systems based on BPEL, the next
 generation Web services orchestration standard.  From open source to mission
 critical deployments, Active Endpoints empowers IT organizations to quickly
 adapt to evolving customer demands -- reducing the cost of integration,
 leveraging infrastructure investments and enabling the sharing of business
 processes with customers, partners and suppliers.  More financial services,
 government, telecommunications, high technology, and retail organizations use
 Active Endpoints' solutions than any other BPEL technology.  Headquartered in
 Shelton, Connecticut, Active Endpoints is privately held. More information is
 available at http://www.active-endpoints.com.
 
     ActiveBPEL, ActiveWebflow and BPELet are trademarks of Active Endpoints,
 Inc. Eclipse and Eclipse Ready are trademarks of Eclipse Foundation, Inc.  All
 other company and product names are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Active Endpoints, Inc.

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