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Tom Sawyer Software Releases New High-Speed Server Layout Edition

Graph Editor Toolkit for Java, Version 5.0, Server Layout Edition, Sets New Performance and Scalability Standards

Oakland, CA, May 24, 2002—Tom Sawyer Software, the leader in high-performance graph layout technology, today released the highest-speed, highest-quality software for modeling and diagramming relationships in databases, networks, and complex systems. Graphs (data models of objects and their links) are typically presented as diagrams and are the leading way to understand associations embedded within databases. Graphs are used to manage, reveal, and display relationships and interactions in fields such as telecommunications, bioinformatics, criminology, and enterprise systems.

Graph Editor Toolkit for Java, Version 5.0, Server Layout Edition, offers comprehensive performance enhancements.

Brendan Madden, Chief Executive Officer of Tom Sawyer Software, said, "Businesses are building and using products with increasingly complex database systems to stay competitive. They have found that modeling and visualization of these systems' data relationships are essential to be able to manage and understand them. Tom Sawyer Software's new Graph Editor Toolkit for Java, Version 5.0, Server Layout Edition, delivers this modeling with the fastest, most scalable, and most reliable software components available."

This new Server Layout Edition supports graph layout configuration on high speed servers with more modest client hardware configurations. The new edition enables lighter applets clients that download more efficiently. Pure Java Applets and Pure Java Application Clients can be quickly configured to send graph topology, geometry and layout specification information to a layout server over an RMI or Servlet connection. The layout server replies to the client with beautifully formatted graph drawings in the desired layout style. These drawings are then rendered automatically by the thin client. The separation of function onto different systems meets many of our customers' required system architectures. The software may also be configured with the client and server inprocess on a single machine if desired.

The new software is designed to support the latest Java standards including JDK 1.2, JDK 1.3, and JDK 1.4, and the latest web servers.

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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