NEURON DATA WINS CROSS-PLATFORM RACE
OPEN INTERFACE EARNS The X JOURNAL 1995 EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD
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PALO ALTO, Calif., May 2, 1995 - Neuron Data, a leading worldwide supplier of portable, object-oriented application development software, today announced that its OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS¯ development tool has won The X Journal 1995 Editor's Choice Award for Best Cross-Platform Toolkit. Selected for its technical excellence, high-quality, value and innovation, OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS prevailed over more than 10 different development tools. Introduced in 1991, OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS is now the cross-platform development environment of choice for many Fortune 500 and commercial customers such as Fidelity Investments, General Magic, Intergraph, NASDAQ, Simon & Schuster and Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI). This major industry recognition further confirms Neuron Data's leadership position in the cross-platform application development market.
This award comes at a time when Neuron Data has completed its fiscal year with record revenues of $28 million. This year Neuron Data achieved growth of 40 percent, outpacing the growth of the application development tools market in 1994 reported at 12.5 percent by International Data Corporation (IDC). To accomodate its current and anticipated growth, Neuron Data is expanding its headquarter facilities. The company is moving its headquarters in June from Palo Alto, Calif. to a larger, 37,000 sq. ft. office in Mountain View. Additionally, Neuron Data recently signed a deal with Information Technology Consultants (ITC) in Sydney, Australia to penetrate the significant application development tools market there.
THE X JOURNAL EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD
The X Journal's first annual Editor's Choice Award recognizes innovative products that have the potential to greatly impact the industry. Judging the entries, which included products from Uniface, Visix, XVT and ILOG among others, were a panel of industry experts from The X Journal.
"After exploring all the available avenues to cross-platform development, we found that Neuron Data delivers the best and most viable development strategy available today, and it offers the most value for the price," said Steven Mikes, editor of both The X Journal and Cross Platform Strategies publication. "The combination of the OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS high-quality designer, thorough toolkit and reusable object classes are unmatched in the industry. No other cross-platform environment makes it as easy to develop and deploy applications across all the major platforms, including character terminals. This makes it an ideal migration strategy for mainframe legacy systems."
"Additionally, by dropping all run-time licensing fees and royalties, Neuron Data has set a new standard for their competitors to follow. OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS has been established, both in technical excellence and pricing strategy, as the yardstick by which all others will be measured," Mikes added.
"We are pleased that our dedication to innovative technology and high-quality products has been recognized by The X Journal," said Patrick Perez, Neuron Data's chairman and CEO. "OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS represents a new generation of powerful graphical functionality and reusable object-oriented components that dramatically improve the way developers create enterprise applications."
OPEN INTERFACE PERFORMS AT SIMON & SCHUSTER
"I am very pleased to see such a deserving company and product receive this award," said Bryan Pirrmann, manager of business systems development at Simon & Schuster. "I have been a successful Neuron Data customer for three years now, and OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS consistently exceeds my expectations. OPEN INTERFACE's powerful graphical objects allow us to quickly and easily design the flow and structure of client/server applications, regardless of the target development and deployment platforms."
Simon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., is the leading global publisher in the education, consumer, business and reference markets. Simon & Schuster's Higher Education Division publishes text books and multimedia learning materials for colleges and universities. To maintain its leadership in the competitive publishing market, Simon & Schuster implemented a client/server application based on Neuron Data's OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS that re-engineers the way employees from the Division's editorial and production departments perform their daily tasks.
ABOUT THE ELEMENTS ENVIRONMENT
Neuron Data's Elements Environment¯ is a flexible, integrated, object-oriented development environment that allows developers to build client/server applications independent of the underlying technology. The component-based architecture consists of portable software modules called "Elements" -- GUI, Data Access and Business Rules. The Elements are connected by integration layers -- visual editors, an extensible script language, C and C++ interfaces and portable application services. The GUI component of the Elements Environment, OPEN INTERFACE ELEMENTS, delivers "develop once, deploy anywhere" functionality for more than 30 platforms including: Windows and Windows NT, Macintosh and IBM OS/2, as well as a wide variety of UNIX systems including Sun, HP, SGI, IBM and SCO. Utilizing advanced, power graphical user interface objects, the developer can add new, higher levels of functionality and flexibility to native windowing environments. With OPEN INTERFACE's extensible script language, developers can create and reuse application components across the enterprise.
NEURON DATA, INC.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Neuron Data is a global market leader in portable, object-oriented application development software for building enterprise-wide client/server applications. The company's Elements Environment product line is used by commercial software vendors and corporate developers worldwide. Neuron Data reaches its international customer base through 12 offices, including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo, and distributors throughout the Pacific Rim, Europe and South America.
Neuron Data, Inc.
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