Transoft Launches Web Application Adapter

XML Framework Speeds Development of Web-Based Applications

And Integration With Legacy Applications



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Transoft Ltd

    ATLANTA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Transoft, a leading international
 provider of application integration products and services, today launched the
 Transoft Web Application Adapter, an XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
 framework that speeds the development of Web applications and allows easy
 integration with existing business logic and data.
     Written in Java and deployed as a Java servlet, the Transoft Web
 Application Adapter accepts multiple XML data feeds over the HTTP protocol.
 Through its seamless connection to other members of the Transoft Intelligent
 Adapters product suite, it can also deliver legacy business logic and data as
 component-based XML services, from virtually any application written in any
 language.
     "The Transoft Web Application Adapter provides high performance and
 scalability to companies that want to offer B2C (Business-to-Consumer) and B2B
 (Business-to-Business) applications based on their legacy applications and
 data," said Paul Holland, Transoft's chief executive officer.  "Our product
 offers rapid development and deployment to Web browsers in HTML (HyperText
 Markup Language), XML (B2B) and WML (Wireless Markup Language) formats."
 
     Dreamweaver Extension Automates the Process
     The Transoft Web Application Adapter Integrated Development Environment
 (IDE) includes, free of charge, an extension for Dreamweaver, the popular
 Macromedia Web application development tool.  Dreamweaver uses the extension
 to automatically include XML data feeds in its Web pages and publish those
 pages as XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) style sheets.
 The Transoft Web Application Adapter then uses those style sheets to process
 the XML data into HTML that is compatible with the latest standards and with
 older browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.
     "The Adapter and Dreamweaver extension combination transforms the whole
 process of Web development and XML integration into a highly automated and
 very efficient activity," said Holland.
 
     B2B, WAP and Palm
     In addition, the Transoft Web Application Adapter can transform single or
 multiple XML feeds into standards-based XML for B2B applications and into WML
 for WAP devices.  It can also produce specific forms of HTML that will run on
 browsers limited by size (PalmOS and EPOC, for instance).
 
     Application Portability
     This new solution from Transoft runs on a wide variety of Web servers and
 platforms,  including Apache, Sun/Netscape iPlanet and Microsoft IIS on
 AS/400, UNIX and NT.  This adds portability to new applications, which is of
 particular value to Independent Software Vendors who want to appeal to a
 variety of markets and to major corporations with mixed environments.
 
     User Satisfaction
     "The interoperability with our legacy systems makes the Transoft Web
 Application Adapter a 'no-brainer' choice," said Jeff Singleton, vice
 president of MIS at KAZ, Inc., a manufacturer of home healthcare products sold
 worldwide.  "Transoft has the right product set at the right time because it
 solves so many problems."
     Chris Hewetson, managing director at Computer Systems for Distribution, is
 equally enthusiastic: "The Transoft Web Application Adapter provides the
 missing link that enables our Web designers to easily integrate new e-business
 applications with our organization's existing logic and data."
 
     About Transoft
     Transoft is a leading international supplier of application integration
 products and services that solve the problem of integrating new e-business
 applications with existing core applications to provide seamless, scalable,
 end-to-end solutions that meet modern business needs.
     By using the Transoft Intelligent Adapter product range, organizations can
 quickly and easily create a frictionless computing environment that provides
 the 'straight-through' processing essential in today's complex business
 environment.
     Transoft has more than 10 years' of successful experience in legacy
 application migration and modernization projects, and a five-year track record
 in providing proven adapter technologies.  Presently, the Transoft Intelligent
 Adapter product range is installed in tens of thousands of organizations
 worldwide.
     The Transoft Intelligent Adapters support a wide variety of modern
 technologies, including Java, EJB, XML, COM and CORBA, and provide
 connectivity to legacy applications written in languages such as COBOL, RPG, C
 and BASIC.
     Transoft customers include Fortune 500 and Financial Times 100 companies,
 hundreds of small to mid-sized corporations, as well as a network of more than
 300 resellers in 37 countries. More than 60 percent of its sales are in North
 America.  The company has its US headquarters in Atlanta, GA, with additional
 offices in Dayton, OH and San Diego, CA.  Transoft's international
 headquarters are in Slough, England.  For more information on Transoft, please
 visit www.transoft.com or call 770-933-1965.
 
 

SOURCE Transoft Ltd
    ATLANTA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Transoft, a leading international
 provider of application integration products and services, today launched the
 Transoft Web Application Adapter, an XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
 framework that speeds the development of Web applications and allows easy
 integration with existing business logic and data.
     Written in Java and deployed as a Java servlet, the Transoft Web
 Application Adapter accepts multiple XML data feeds over the HTTP protocol.
 Through its seamless connection to other members of the Transoft Intelligent
 Adapters product suite, it can also deliver legacy business logic and data as
 component-based XML services, from virtually any application written in any
 language.
     "The Transoft Web Application Adapter provides high performance and
 scalability to companies that want to offer B2C (Business-to-Consumer) and B2B
 (Business-to-Business) applications based on their legacy applications and
 data," said Paul Holland, Transoft's chief executive officer.  "Our product
 offers rapid development and deployment to Web browsers in HTML (HyperText
 Markup Language), XML (B2B) and WML (Wireless Markup Language) formats."
 
     Dreamweaver Extension Automates the Process
     The Transoft Web Application Adapter Integrated Development Environment
 (IDE) includes, free of charge, an extension for Dreamweaver, the popular
 Macromedia Web application development tool.  Dreamweaver uses the extension
 to automatically include XML data feeds in its Web pages and publish those
 pages as XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) style sheets.
 The Transoft Web Application Adapter then uses those style sheets to process
 the XML data into HTML that is compatible with the latest standards and with
 older browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.
     "The Adapter and Dreamweaver extension combination transforms the whole
 process of Web development and XML integration into a highly automated and
 very efficient activity," said Holland.
 
     B2B, WAP and Palm
     In addition, the Transoft Web Application Adapter can transform single or
 multiple XML feeds into standards-based XML for B2B applications and into WML
 for WAP devices.  It can also produce specific forms of HTML that will run on
 browsers limited by size (PalmOS and EPOC, for instance).
 
     Application Portability
     This new solution from Transoft runs on a wide variety of Web servers and
 platforms,  including Apache, Sun/Netscape iPlanet and Microsoft IIS on
 AS/400, UNIX and NT.  This adds portability to new applications, which is of
 particular value to Independent Software Vendors who want to appeal to a
 variety of markets and to major corporations with mixed environments.
 
     User Satisfaction
     "The interoperability with our legacy systems makes the Transoft Web
 Application Adapter a 'no-brainer' choice," said Jeff Singleton, vice
 president of MIS at KAZ, Inc., a manufacturer of home healthcare products sold
 worldwide.  "Transoft has the right product set at the right time because it
 solves so many problems."
     Chris Hewetson, managing director at Computer Systems for Distribution, is
 equally enthusiastic: "The Transoft Web Application Adapter provides the
 missing link that enables our Web designers to easily integrate new e-business
 applications with our organization's existing logic and data."
 
     About Transoft
     Transoft is a leading international supplier of application integration
 products and services that solve the problem of integrating new e-business
 applications with existing core applications to provide seamless, scalable,
 end-to-end solutions that meet modern business needs.
     By using the Transoft Intelligent Adapter product range, organizations can
 quickly and easily create a frictionless computing environment that provides
 the 'straight-through' processing essential in today's complex business
 environment.
     Transoft has more than 10 years' of successful experience in legacy
 application migration and modernization projects, and a five-year track record
 in providing proven adapter technologies.  Presently, the Transoft Intelligent
 Adapter product range is installed in tens of thousands of organizations
 worldwide.
     The Transoft Intelligent Adapters support a wide variety of modern
 technologies, including Java, EJB, XML, COM and CORBA, and provide
 connectivity to legacy applications written in languages such as COBOL, RPG, C
 and BASIC.
     Transoft customers include Fortune 500 and Financial Times 100 companies,
 hundreds of small to mid-sized corporations, as well as a network of more than
 300 resellers in 37 countries. More than 60 percent of its sales are in North
 America.  The company has its US headquarters in Atlanta, GA, with additional
 offices in Dayton, OH and San Diego, CA.  Transoft's international
 headquarters are in Slough, England.  For more information on Transoft, please
 visit www.transoft.com or call 770-933-1965.
 
 SOURCE  Transoft Ltd