4D, Inc. Ships 4D 2004 Featuring a New Streamlined Design Environment and New Deployment Technologies

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Aug. 31, 2004--

  Revolutionary New Version with Enhanced Development and Deployment Capabilities Boasts More Than 100 New Features  



4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS environment, 4D Business Kit and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today announced it is shipping 4th Dimension 2004, with a new streamlined Design environment, new deployment features that lower its already legendary low cost of ownership, enhanced Web serving capabilities, new XML and Web services technologies, and much more. 4D 2004 has been radically designed to take advantage of new exciting Windows XP(R) and Macintosh Panther(TM) technologies. Boasting a completely redesigned interface, 4D Developers can now build truly native, beautiful applications for both Windows XP and Macintosh OS X. 4th Dimension 2004 is available today directly from: http://www.4D.com.

"4D 2004 is our best release ever," said Laurent Ribardiere, Chairman and Founder, 4D, SA, "More than 100 new features, including new interface objects, revolutionary new deployment technologies, and dramatically improved performance ensure that 4D developers can create the most elegant, highest-performing applications in the world."

New Design Features, XML-related Technologies and More

The 4th Dimension 2004 Design environment has a completely new look and feel for increased developer productivity. A new Form editor ensures that developers can create beautiful applications in less time than ever. Many new interface objects such as MS Office buttons, new window types, List Box and improved subforms allow developers to create modern efficient applications.

From a company committed to technology leadership, 4th Dimension 2004 continues the company's tradition of supporting leading edge standards with new Web services technology, the addition of XML streaming generation, XSLT and more. 4D Developers can utilize these latest technologies to integrate their applications with applications such as Microsoft Office 2003 (Windows) and Microsoft Office 2004 (Mac OS X).

4th Dimension 2004 has several end-user features that complement the major new features for developers. User modifiable forms enables users to customize forms even in compiled applications to suit their needs. Automatic application distribution, and new automatic backup and restore features add to the other outstanding features in this revolutionary release.

Pricing and Availability

The full 4D 2004 product line is immediately available from the 4D, Inc. Web site: http://www.4D.com/ or by calling a 4D sales representative at 1-800-785-3303. Pricing begins at $349 for 4th Dimension 2004 (includes unlimited runtime). Upgrade pricing is also available. A complete list of pricing can be found at http://www.4D.com/2004/.

For more information about 4th Dimension 2004 see http://www.4D.com/2004/.

About 4D, Inc.

Located in San Jose, California, 4D Inc. is the U.S. distributor of 4th Dimension (4D), 4D Business Kit, and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite. 4D is an award-winning, tightly integrated suite of Windows and Mac OS X, database and Web-embedded development tools for business solutions. 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V is a fast, secure and extensible server suite for Mac OS X, best known for easy administration. 4D, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of 4D SA. Further information can be found at http://www.4D.com/.

The URL for this release is: www.4D.com/corporate/press_releases/pr083104_4D_2004_Released.html.

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Contacts

4D, Inc.
Debbie Brewer, 408-557-4606 (Marketing)
dbrewer@4D.com
Omid Tavallai, 408-557-4697 (Engineering)
otavallai@4D.com

Contacts

4D, Inc.
Debbie Brewer, 408-557-4606 (Marketing)
dbrewer@4D.com
Omid Tavallai, 408-557-4697 (Engineering)
otavallai@4D.com