SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At the SD West show today, Mainsoft, the e-porting company, announced the general availability of Visual MainWin. For the first time, developers can use the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment to rapidly deploy applications simultaneously on Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX and Linux. For companies facing increased business and competitive pressures in a turbulent economy, Mainsoft's application e-porting platform, Visual MainWin, enables Internet infrastructure and application software developers to expand market reach, saving time and money while maximizing developer resources. Visual MainWin is available for a free thirty-day evaluation by calling 800-MAINWIN (624-6946) and can be downloaded for a limited time at http://www.mainsoft.com/eval . "No single deployment platform dominates today's market; therefore, software vendors are required to develop for multiple platforms," said Yaacov Cohen, president and chief executive officer of Mainsoft. "Additionally, in today's economic landscape, companies are searching for ways to cut costs while still providing the same, or even greater, levels of output. Visual MainWin provides the only cross-platform solution available for Visual Studio developers to concurrently write applications for five platforms at the same time." ISVs and infrastructure providers such as Microsoft, Computer Associates, Siebel, UUNET, and Wind River have tapped Mainsoft's application porting platform for a unique cross platform experience. Mainsoft's products and services enable companies to simultaneously release applications for multiple platforms and can reduce R&D costs for UNIX versions by up to 95%. "Mainsoft's cross-platform solution has benefited our company by freeing up our developers' time to concentrate on writing new applications, not re-writing code," said Bill Taylor, director of product marketing at Rational. "It's proven value in both saved time and money has allowed Rational to better address the cross-platform development challenge." Visual MainWin Visual MainWin is the first implementation of Mainsoft's e-porting initiative. With Visual MainWin, the entire multi-platform development process can be completed from any PC with no direct interaction with a UNIX machine. By providing seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 6, specifically Visual C++, Visual MainWin eliminates the need for UNIX development expertise. Pricing and Availability Visual MainWin includes one developer license, three additional QA licenses to test and debug the resulting applications and one year of Web based technical support. Premium support levels are also available. Pricing is $2,495 per developer per platform. Visual MainWin is available for Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux and AIX. Please contact Mainsoft's Worldwide Sales for more information at 800-624-6946 or visit us on the web at http://www.mainsoft.com . About Mainsoft Mainsoft Corporation, the e-Porting company, enables companies to leverage single source code across multiple platforms. Despite robust demand for UNIX production applications, Windows remains the software development environment of choice. E-businesses and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) require identical Windows and UNIX versions of software. Headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in Boston, Washington D.C., London and Israel, Mainsoft has delivered a world class application portability platform since 1993. Mainsoft's solutions help the Fortune 1000 including e-businesses, ISV's corporate enterprise developers, government agencies and OEMs. In 1999, Crystal Systems Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: CRYS) formed a strategic alliance with Mainsoft by assuming a controlling interest in the company enabling Mainsoft and Crystal Systems Solutions to leverage synergistic business opportunities in the corporate IT marketplace. Crystal Systems is a member of the Formula Group (Nasdaq: FORTY). About Crystal Systems Solutions Crystal Systems Solutions Ltd. develops and markets software tools and provides end-to-end transformation projects for e-Business enabling of legacy systems, cross-platform migration, and consolidation of information systems. Crystal provides comprehensive enterprise products spanning mainframe, midrange, and client/server computing platforms. Crystal has enhanced its expertise through the successful completion of projects for Fortune 1000 prestigious organizations, establishing solid credibility, and achieving global recognition and presence. Crystal is totally committed to supporting its customers, both directly and via its partners, offering end-to-end solutions through consultancy, assistance, and service in conjunction with its wide variety of proprietary software tools. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.crystal-sys.com . Crystal Systems Solutions is a member of the Formula Group. The Formula Group is an international information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services developing proprietary software products, and providing computer-based solutions. NOTE: Mainsoft and Visual MainWin are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mainsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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