Droplets Announces Linux Validation For All IBM eServer Platforms

User Interface Server Scales From Server Blades to Mainframes

San Francisco, August 13, 2002 - Today at the Linux World Conference & Expo, Droplets, Inc., a leading provider of software infrastructure solutions for deploying highly interactive, real-time Internet applications, announced that their User Interface Server V2.2 has completed Linux validation for IBM eServer xSeries, pSeries, iSeries and zSeries.

IBM eServer customers can leverage the Droplets platform to deploy graphical user interfaces from server-side business logic, written in either C++ or Java, to a variety of pervasive clients and desktops, while maintaining one, centralized code base.

Droplets enables applications to be administered from a central server, over thin bandwidth connections, and accessed from a desktop icon, wireless device or portal Web top. Droplets-based applications feature the user experience and productivity advantages of local software, while maintaining all application code centrally, and using 1/10th the bandwidth of HTML-based applications.

“The IBM eServer has proven itself to be the leading server computing platform in the industry,” said Philip Brittan, president and CEO of Droplets, Inc. “IBM is leading the server market with a wide range of Linux solutions, new grid computing technologies and of course, the famous IBM reliability, availability and scalability. Combined with the Droplets platform, IBM customers can now achieve tremendous productivity gains by extending highly usable, portable applications from their Linux-based eServers.”

Droplets, Inc has made extensive use of the services offered to them including the IBM Initiative for Emerging Technology Developers for assistance with identifying contacts inside IBM to help complete development of their product for Linux. From there, Droplets received technical support and services at the developer technical support center in Dallas, Texas to successfully port to IBM eServers running Linux through the eServer Linux Test Drive offering.

Droplets at LinuxWorld
Droplets, Inc. is exhibiting in IBM's Developer Habitat, booth 1259, at the Linux World Conference & Expo, August 13 to 15, at The Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. On display is a range of Droplets-based applications deployed to an IBM eServer xSeries Intel-based server, and zSeries mainframe.

Droplets and IBM
Droplets, Inc., an IBM Emerging Business Opportunity Partner and member of PartnerWorld for Developers, also announced that their User Interface Server™ V2.2 has completed compatibility testing for WebSphere® Application Server 4.0 at IBM’s Solution Porting Center in Chicago, Illinois. To further aid developer productivity, Droplets is integrating the Droplets SDK with the Eclipse open source development framework, and is securing the “Ready for WebSphere Studio Software” validation certification.

About Droplets
Founded in March 2000 and headquartered in New York City, Droplets, Inc. provides an application platform and standards-based Java and C++ development tools for deploying highly interactive, real-time applications. The Droplets platform provides the full GUI capabilities of fat client software, directly from the desktop or through a Web browser, while maintaining all application code on your servers. Droplets provides significant bandwidth savings over Web-based applications, while increasing end-user productivity, customer intimacy and partner loyalty. Visit

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