Visual Numerics and Symantec Corporation Announce Bundling Agreement
Visual Numerics Inc.
HOUSTON, TX. --December 8, 1997— Visual Numerics, Inc., industry-leading developer of computational,
visualization and Internet software solutions, and Symantec Corporation today announced an agreement to bundle
JNL™ with Symantec's Visual Café for Java 2.0. JNL is the first commercially available numerical library for Java.
Both the Professional Development Edition and Database Development Edition of Visual Café for Java
2.0 will include JNL. It offers numerical classes and data types required by developers for a variety of applications.
JNL also includes classes for complex numbers, matrix and vector operations, and basic statistics. It is the only
commercially available numerical library to have received 100% Pure JavaTM certification.
"Visual Café for Java is one of the industry-leading environments for Java and JavaBeans development.
Offering JNL directly from within the IDE gives developers easy access to advanced numerics," said David Sayed,
product manager for Visual Numerics. "Additionally, bundling JNL with leading development tools reinforces its
position as the de facto standard for Java numerics."
"One of Symantec's top Visual Cafe for Java customer requests is for more libraries," says Alan
Williams, Senior Product Manager for Symantec's Internet Tools Division. "Visual Numerics' JNL is a great addition
because it features complex mathematical classes. Developers can use JNL for scientific applications as well as
data analysis in business."
JNL extends the core Java numerics to allow developers to seamlessly integrate advanced mathematical
and statistical functions into their Java applications. It is used in such diverse applications as: scientific research,
financial engineering, telecommunications, medicine, geophysical and environmental research. JNL is an object-oriented
implementation of several important numerical function classes that minimize network traffic by eliminating trips to the
Web server. This is accomplished by performing processes entirely on the client machine. An open standard, JNL
is designed for extensibility or tailoring to a specific purpose. It is derived from the industry-standard IMSL® Numerical Libraries.
Visual Café for Java 2.0 is the third-generation release of Symantec's award-winning Java development tools Café
and Visual Café. Compatible with Windows® 95, NT 4.0 and Apple® Macintosh, it is designed for developers who
need to write, debug and deploy powerful Java-based Internet and intranet applets and applications.
Visual Café for Java 2.0 Professional Development Edition allows for faster compilation, direct compilation of Java
source to native x86-based code, integrated support for JDK 1.1, JavaBeans and incremental debugging. In
addition, providing this migration path for current owners of Symantec Visual Café and Symantec Café, Visual Café
for Java 2.0 Professional Development Edition maximizes the productivity and performance of Java development.
Visual Café for Java 2.0, Database Development Edition includes Symantec's powerful Java IDE, dbANYWHERE
middleware server solution and Visual Page HTML authoring application. It also includes Netscape FastTrack Web
server, Netscape Communicator Web browser and 100 plus JavaBeans.
About Visual Numerics, Inc.
Visual Numerics has been developing industry leading software for more than 25 years. Founded in 1970 as IMSL,
Inc., Visual Numerics was formed in December 1992 as a result of the merger between Houston-based IMSL and
Boulder, Colorado-based Precision Visuals, Inc. The company provides mission-critical decision support software
tools for enterprise solutions in business, engineering, research and education worldwide. Visual Numerics is a
privately held company with headquarters in Houston, Texas and offices in Boulder, Colorado, France, Germany,
Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Korea and the United Kingdom, in addition to an extensive distributor network. Visit Visual
Numerics' Website at www.vni.com.
About Symantec's Internet Tools Group
The Symantec Internet Tools Division pioneered the Java development tools market by delivering the first development
product for Java in March 1996, and is currently the market leader in Java development tools. The division continues
to develop, market and support a complete line of Java development tools worldwide, which take advantage of the
latest advances in Java technology. The company's line of Windows and Macintosh® products, including Café,
Visual Café for Java and Visual Page have garnered widespread industry acceptance and have won numerous
industry awards. Some awards include Java World Editors' Choice Award, Java Developer's Journal World Class
Award, ZD Internet Net Best, Jolt Cola, Byte Best of Comdex, PC Magazine Editor's Choice, c/net Best of the Net,
Web Techniques Best Java Tool of the Year Award, among many others. Visit Symantec on the Web
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keeps their computers safe and reliable, anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of
solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs
in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcAnywhere, WinFax and ACT! product lines that cater
to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin
America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2,000 people.
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