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Isomorphic Software unveils SmartClient 5.5
Proven AJAX platform accelerates AJAX development for enterprises and software vendors, without
requiring AJAX expertise
San Francisco, California, December 12th, 2006 - Isomorphic Software, a proven leader in AJAX
technology, today announced the general availability of version 5.5 of the SmartClient AJAX GUI
system, as well as new low-cost licensing options for enterprises.
SmartClient AJAX technology, first generally available in 2001, is already broadly deployed in
Global 2000 enterprises as part of sophisticated AJAX applications from vendors such as
Informatica and Wily/CA. The same technology chosen by industry leading ISVs is now available
to enterprises, priced at $1195 per developer and available at SmartClient.com, in an easy to
use package with hundreds of examples and complete documentation.
= AJAX acceleration for the Enterprise
The new 5.5 release of SmartClient supports declarative, codeless integration with WSDL and
REST web services, enabling simple integration with any server system as well as aggregation of
enterprise and public web services for the creation of enterprise mash-ups.
"Enterprises are now recognizing the value of mash-ups, or situational applications, that
combine enterprise and public web services to meet immediate business needs, and can be quickly
created by power users." said Alexander Shvedoff, co-founder of Isomorphic Software. "Major
players have now announced products in this space. But nothing comes close to the power,
simplicity and price point of SmartClient."
= AJAX power without AJAX expertise
Analysts and surveys are pointing to rapid adoption of AJAX technology, with some, such as
SitePoint's recent "State of Web Development" survey, pointing to adoption near 50%. At the
same time, AJAX experts are being aggressively snapped up by web giants such as Google and
Yahoo, as well as dozens of Web 2.0 startups.
SmartClient is designed to enable enterprise developers without AJAX expertise to deliver
powerful AJAX applications. SmartClient offers over 100 prebuilt, XML-driven components, which
can be extended, customized and branded without the exhaustive cross-browser testing and deep
knowledge of browser idiosyncrasies normally required for AJAX development. SmartClient's
declarative databinding architecture enables rich AJAX components to be connected to enterprise
data sources in an architecture familiar to enterprise developers.
"In the development of Rightsphere, we had to deliver complex desktop-like functionality in a
web browser on a tight timeline, so we needed an AJAX framework that would allow our developers
to create AJAX applications while leveraging existing skills." said Matt Kolbert, Manager of
Technology at Copyright Clearance Center (www.copyright.com) "SmartClient enabled us to deliver
a cutting-edge AJAX application by allowing us to focus on product development instead of the
intricacies of AJAX."
The freely downloadable SmartClient SDK, available at SmartClient.com, contains extensive
documentation and over 200 real-world examples with simple, easily understood code.
= About Isomorphic Software
Isomorphic Software provides the most mature and proven AJAX technology available. Founded in
1998, Isomorphic first deployed SmartClient technology in customer-facing Extranets for Philips
Semiconductors in 2000. Since then, in addition to enterprise deployments, SmartClient has been
consistently chosen by major software vendors as the AJAX platform for enterprise-grade product
More information is available at www.SmartClient.com.