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 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
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
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
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SOURCE Mainsoft Corporation