ICS Builds Multi-platform 2D, 3D Charting Library with Trolltech Qt

7/9/2003 - Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier of user interface development tools for professionals, announced the general availability of GraphPak, a sophisticated programming library of 2D and 3D charting objects. GraphPak makes it possible for developers to do more with less coding thereby providing end users with superior data visualization to make better business decisions. Built on the Qt framework from Trolltech AS and the KD Chart product from Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, applications written with GraphPak run without changes on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and UNIX based systems.

"ICS' mission is to provide enterprise developers with the best in user interface tools. That includes visual development tools, user interface libraries, and testing tools," said Mark Hatch, Chief Operating Officer of ICS. "Enterprise developers requiring a charting library that offers high performance and portability to multiple operating systems should be using GraphPak."

"We are pleased that ICS, a company recognized among developers for providing high quality software, has chosen to work with us to extend the range of Qt," stated Haavard Nord, Trolltech's CEO. "GraphPak provides real value for software developers who want to better display their data while maintaining the multiplatform benefits of using our Qt framework."

GraphPak is an object-oriented programming library that provides software developers with a set of C++ objects to easily create charts or graphs that aid in the visual presentation of technical and business data. This release includes Bar, Line, Pie, Ring, Area, Hi-Lo, Box and Whisker, and Polar charts. Based on Qt, Trolltech's multi-platform C++ application framework for writing single-source applications, and the KD Chart product from Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, GraphPak runs natively on Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. Visit: http://www.ics.com/qt/graphpak/?detail=shots.html to view sample graphs. Free evaluation copies of GraphPak can be downloaded at http://www.ics.com/getgraphpak.

About ICS
Driven by the belief that the success of any software application depends on the intuitiveness of the user interface, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, The User Interface Company?, is the world's leading provider of advanced user-interface development tools and services for professional software engineers in the aerospace, petrochemical, transportation, military, communications, entertainment, scientific, and financial industries. Long recognized as the platform of choice for visually developing mission-critical, high-performance Motif applications, ICS' BX series of GUI builders has recently been expanded to provide a complete line of tools that accelerate development of Java?. With the announcement of GraphPak, ICS' product line expands to cover C++ projects demanding multiplatform functionality without compromising reliability and performance. Supporting the software development community since 1987, ICS also provides custom UI development services, custom UI component development, training, consulting, and project porting and implementation services. More information about ICS can be found at http://www.ics.com.

About Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB (KDAB) provides consulting, custom development, courses, and developer tools in the area of platform-independent software. With its small but highly efficient group of engineers, KDAB has ported huge legacy applications, written in Motif or MFC to the modern Qt toolkit, and developed applications and components for a wide range of problem domains, from enterprise resource planning via video editing to linguistic research. KDAB takes pride in providing utmost flexibility to its customers; KDAB engineers have visited customers' sites in urgent cases with only few hours' notice - anywhere in the world. KDAB is a Technical Solution Provider for Trolltech AS, the makers of Qt, and the largest independent body of Qt knowledge worldwide. You can find more about KDAB's offerings at http://www.kdab.net.

About Trolltech
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at www.trolltech.com.

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