EMPRESS Embedded Database and QNX Neutrino RTOS Power Embedded, Realtime Applications

BELTSVILLE, MD, July 18, 2005 — Empress Software, developers of the EMPRESS Embedded Database, announces the immediate availability of the latest EMPRESS RDBMS for the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS). Empress specializes in embedded, realtime data management for communications, industrial automation, military, networking, and automotive applications with demanding realtime performance and exceptional reliability requirements.

EMPRESS RDBMS for the QNX Neutrino RTOS is an innovative, tightly integrated foundation for optimal embedded data management. The advanced, full-featured EMPRESS database engine includes a variety of popular APIs (C, C++, SQL, ODBC, and JDBC), enabling the creative design of high availability (HA) applications. For mission-critical applications, EMPRESS is a reliable, maintenance-free, high-performance database that delivers predictable, deterministic response.

"For over two decades, Empress Software has provided QNX developers with advanced database technology, enabling an array of mission-critical, realtime systems,” says Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. “We welcome their continued support for the latest version of the QNX Neutrino RTOS, particularly since their product reflects many of the strengths that QNX Neutrino brings to the table, such as predictable response times and exceptional fault tolerance.”

“The combination of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and EMPRESS RDBMS is a proven, winning powerhouse for developers worldwide, including Lockheed Martin, Cummins, Eastern Research, Network Telco, and Genisys. Customers develop and deploy to market faster, cheaper, and with a strong competitive advantage that spells success and profitability,” states John Kornatowski, president of Empress Software.

About QNX Software Systems

With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

About Empress Software

Empress Software develops and supports the EMPRESS Embedded realtime data management system. EMPRESS RDBMS is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for embedded developers operating on UNIX, Linux, Windows, or realtime environments. EMPRESS is utilized successfully in diverse fields, including networking and telecom, control and automation, automotive, military and defense, data acquisition, and instrumentation. For more information, please call 301-220-1919, visit www.empress.com, or send email to info@empress.com

QNX and Neutrino are registered trademarks of QNX Software Systems in certain jurisdictions.