---------- Resources: ---------- - SmartClient 5.5 press release http://smartclient.com/company/pr_55_release.jsp - SmartClient product datasheet http://smartclient.com/technology/ISC_Tech_Brief.pdf - Why SmartClient: core differentiators http://smartclient.com/technology/whysmart.jsp - Company information http://smartclient.com/company/index.jsp - SmartClient.com: Live AJAX examples, full documentation, downloadable SDK http://smartclient.com/ - Logos http://smartclient.com/images/logos/smartclient_light.png http://smartclient.com/images/logos/smartclient_dark.png ---------------------- For immediate release: ---------------------- 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 development. More information is available at www.SmartClient.com.