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InstallShield Introduces MultiPlatform 4.5
(Schaumburg, IL) - InstallShield Software Corp. announced the release of InstallShield MultiPlatform 4.5. Developed with the assistance of Hewlett-Packard Company, MultiPlatform 4.5 creates graphical installations for multiple platforms including the HP-UX operating environment.

MultiPlatform 4.5 (formerly known as InstallShield Java Edition) offers over a hundred new features and enhancements designed to simplify the installation development process. It also has Software Update and Patching capabilities, allowing developers to create installations that upgrade installed products to their latest version.

Tower Offers New Service for Migration to Java 1.4
(Austin, TX) - Tower Technology has launched a new service to help companies that are considering the impact of Java 1.4 on their applications. This service allows managers to assess the overall costs and benefits of the transition and, without disrupting internal projects, helps them decide which applications to target and when to make the transition for maximum cost-benefit.

For more information visit www.towerj.com/java1.4migration.htm.

Sonic Software Ships SonicMQ 4.0
(Bedford, MA) - Sonic Software Corporation is shipping SonicMQ 4.0, the next generation of messaging software for the transport of business-critical information throughout the extended enterprise. The release offers enhancements in reliability, large message support, and wireless messaging capability.

Zero G Releases InstallAnywhere 4.5
(San Francisco) - InstallAnywhere, a software deployment solution, offers hundreds of new enhancements including increased platform support, improved installer optimization, and integration with the company's complete software updating solution, PowerUpdate.

Ashnasoft Shipping AshnaMQ
(Fremont, CA) - Ashnasoft Corporation, a messaging infrastructure company, is now shipping AshnaMQ. Offered on a wide range of platforms including mobile devices, AshnaMQ features complete implementation of JMS 1.0.2, EJB server integration, and a bundled proprietary message store for high performance and throughput. A free evaluation copy is available at www.ashnasoft.com.

MQSoftware Expands Training to Include Java
(Minneapolis) - MQSoftware, Inc., in partnership with Kenetiks, has expanded its service offerings to include Java programming.

MQSoftware is well known for its experience in delivering MQSeries training; Kenetiks is a worldwide provider of Java training and Java project mentoring featuring IBM VisualAge for Java, WebSphere Application Server, and VisualAge Micro Edition and Sun J2SE, J2EE, and J2ME. Classes will be offered at the MQSoftware training facility in Minneapolis.

Passport's Wireless App Receives Honors in Java Contest
(Paramus, NJ) - Passport Corporation's InstiTrade prototype was honored with the Best Overall Application Award at the recently held "Java Developer's Journal J2SE for Handhelds Developer Contest."

InstiTrade enables users to interactively perform stock trades with each other using small wireless handheld devices, a requirement of the Java Developers' competition. Developers were challenged with building J2SE applications specifically for the Compaq iPAQ and powered by the new SavaJe XE operating system.

SchlumbergerSema Markets FIPS 140-1 Level 2 Certified Java-Based Smart Card
(Austin, TX) - SchlumbergerSema announced landmark FIPS 140-1 Level 2 certification for its Cyberflex Access 32K smart card. The card is the first of its kind to receive this certification by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), and is the only card available that fully meets the stringent Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC) specifications for Java-based smart cards with cryptographic applications.

The DoD will use the secure, robust Cyberflex Access smart cards for physical identification, and building and network access in a multitiered program.

Aligo Announces Wireless App Development Contest
(San Francisco) - Aligo, Inc., announced its first annual Wireless Application Development Contest beginning November 1 and running through January 15, 2002. The grand prize, $5,000 and public recognition, will be awarded by judges from Java Developer's Journal, Sun Microsystems, and Aligo to the developer who designs the most compelling mobile application that solves a real-world problem.

The second prize is $1,000 and the third prize is a Sony Clié PDA worth $500. The judging panel will announce the winners on January 31, 2002.

Computer Associates Released COOL:Plex 5.0
(Islandia, NY) - Computer Associates International, Inc., introduced COOL:Plex Release 5.0, an innovative development tool that reduces the cost of designing and delivering Java-based e-business applications for the Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP and IBM iSeries 400 platforms.

The newest version of COOL:Plex also offers an environment for building new applications from scratch, since its Software Patterns - reusable designs that solve common development productivity challenges - allow developers to make more effective use of their existing skill sets to design and deliver high-value Java, wireless, and XML applications.

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