Improv Technologies Joins Project JXTA

With Its Cirquet(TM) Solution, Improv Contributes to Community Led by Sun

Microsystems Developing Next Generation Distributed Computing



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Improv Technologies, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Improv Technologies, Inc. has joined a
 growing community effort around Project JXTA, a research effort to drive the
 next phase of distributed network computing led by Sun Microsystems.  Improv,
 with its innovative Cirquet(TM) distributed computing platform, is part of the
 open source community developing peer-to-peer and distributed applications.
     Cirquet is a comprehensive software deployment platform for distributed
 computing across the Internet and wireless devices that simplifies the
 assembly of Java Beans and Enterprise Java Beans components.  Cirquet creates
 "smart" components that can be assembled interchangeably into custom
 applications and then streamed to the end user on an as-needed basis.
 Components are cached locally on users' computers, allowing work to continue,
 even when the network is disconnected.
     "Cirquet provides enterprise software developers and IT managers with a
 cost-effective, time-saving and scalable solution to the complex challenges of
 distributed computing,"  said Zachary Julius, Improv Technologies chief
 executive officer. "We're very gratified to be part of the Project JXTA
 development community building the next generation distributed computing
 model."
     "Many innovative companies have been attracted to Project JXTA," said Mike
 Clary, vice president, Sun Microsystems, "and Improv Technologies has
 contributed significantly to the early development of this collaborative
 project."
     With Cirquet, instead of laboriously joining intricate code, software
 developers can dynamically integrate locally and remotely hosted applications
 at runtime.  The platform builds in collaboration, component distribution,
 integration and security features.  Smart components also enable automatic
 updating, usage tracking and licensing control.
     "Cirquet lowers infrastructure and overhead costs by enabling enterprises
 and software developers to easily provide software as a service over a P2P
 network," said Athomas Goldberg, Improv Technologies co-founder and chief
 technology officer.  "Cirquet provides all of the advantages organizations
 have with a client server model, yet with the ability to seamlessly customize
 each application for end users."
     According to Zachary Julius, software applications will evolve much the
 same way the document did with the advent of the Web.  Most Web pages once
 were completely static, but now are created dynamically just before they are
 served.  Although software today is a monolithic block of code like the Web
 pages of the past, it soon it will be living -- assembled dynamically on the
 client, as needed, in runtime.  This evolution will allow users to have the
 right tools at the right time and Cirquet will be a major catalyst of this
 change, he said.  Cirquet presently is in Alpha stage, with product release
 anticipated by the end of the year.
     Improv Technologies (http://www.improv-tech.com) is a software company
 creating distributed computing platform solutions (Cirquet) for the dynamic
 assembly and management of digital services.  Cirquet enables companies to
 centrally manage distributed services with dynamic updating, custom
 application assembly and licensing and tracking control, while reducing
 desktop maintenance, hardware, bandwidth and application development costs.
 
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SOURCE Improv Technologies, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Improv Technologies, Inc. has joined a
 growing community effort around Project JXTA, a research effort to drive the
 next phase of distributed network computing led by Sun Microsystems.  Improv,
 with its innovative Cirquet(TM) distributed computing platform, is part of the
 open source community developing peer-to-peer and distributed applications.
     Cirquet is a comprehensive software deployment platform for distributed
 computing across the Internet and wireless devices that simplifies the
 assembly of Java Beans and Enterprise Java Beans components.  Cirquet creates
 "smart" components that can be assembled interchangeably into custom
 applications and then streamed to the end user on an as-needed basis.
 Components are cached locally on users' computers, allowing work to continue,
 even when the network is disconnected.
     "Cirquet provides enterprise software developers and IT managers with a
 cost-effective, time-saving and scalable solution to the complex challenges of
 distributed computing,"  said Zachary Julius, Improv Technologies chief
 executive officer. "We're very gratified to be part of the Project JXTA
 development community building the next generation distributed computing
 model."
     "Many innovative companies have been attracted to Project JXTA," said Mike
 Clary, vice president, Sun Microsystems, "and Improv Technologies has
 contributed significantly to the early development of this collaborative
 project."
     With Cirquet, instead of laboriously joining intricate code, software
 developers can dynamically integrate locally and remotely hosted applications
 at runtime.  The platform builds in collaboration, component distribution,
 integration and security features.  Smart components also enable automatic
 updating, usage tracking and licensing control.
     "Cirquet lowers infrastructure and overhead costs by enabling enterprises
 and software developers to easily provide software as a service over a P2P
 network," said Athomas Goldberg, Improv Technologies co-founder and chief
 technology officer.  "Cirquet provides all of the advantages organizations
 have with a client server model, yet with the ability to seamlessly customize
 each application for end users."
     According to Zachary Julius, software applications will evolve much the
 same way the document did with the advent of the Web.  Most Web pages once
 were completely static, but now are created dynamically just before they are
 served.  Although software today is a monolithic block of code like the Web
 pages of the past, it soon it will be living -- assembled dynamically on the
 client, as needed, in runtime.  This evolution will allow users to have the
 right tools at the right time and Cirquet will be a major catalyst of this
 change, he said.  Cirquet presently is in Alpha stage, with product release
 anticipated by the end of the year.
     Improv Technologies (http://www.improv-tech.com) is a software company
 creating distributed computing platform solutions (Cirquet) for the dynamic
 assembly and management of digital services.  Cirquet enables companies to
 centrally manage distributed services with dynamic updating, custom
 application assembly and licensing and tracking control, while reducing
 desktop maintenance, hardware, bandwidth and application development costs.
 
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