Extended Systems Adds New Functionality in Advantage Database Server 7.0

9/10/2003 - Extended Systems (NASDAQ: XTND) announced that the company is strengthening its database management offering with the release of Advantage Database Server 7.0. Significant new functionality incorporated into the company's Advantage Database Server includes triggers, communications compression, full text search, a .NET data provider, and a type-4 JDBC driver. With these product enhancements, Extended Systems continues to provide commercial application developers with a robust client/server database management solution that can be deployed easily and inexpensively on a variety of platforms.

Java and .NET developers will be especially interested in Advantage Database Server 7.0, as the Advantage JDBC Driver allows Java applications native access to Advantage Database Server while the .NET Data Provider allows ADO.NET applications native access. These capabilities enable Extended Systems to aggressively pursue Java and .NET markets by providing Java and .NET developers with an alternative, high-end database management solution that is scalable, robust and easily deployed.

"Advantage is designed specifically for application developers who require a client/server database management solution that provides mission-critical functionality without creating administrative burdens," said Chuck Vertrees, Advantage product manager at Extended Systems. "We are committed to continually updating and enhancing the functionality of Advantage Database Server and providing additional technologies to our loyal customer base, and future customers, as well."

Additional functionality incorporated into Advantage Database Server 7.0 includes:

"What I like most about Advantage Database Server 7.0 is the new full text search capabilities," said Brian Malooley, senior programmer at Xanatek, Inc., a software developer located in Granger, Indiana. "It provides powerful search capacity that's both fast and easy without extra components."

Advantage 7.0 Pricing and Availability
Advantage Database Server 7.0 will be available on September 22, 2003. The .NET Data Provider will be available shortly thereafter. Prices range from $615 for a 5-user license to $7495 for an unlimited user license. All pricing is for U.S. versions. Previously purchased versions of Advantage Database Server can be upgraded for a percentage of full product cost. Please call (800) 235-7576, ext. 5030 for further information.

About Advantage Database Server
Advantage Database Server is the culmination of over 13 years of development experience in the database market. Advantage is backed by a fully-trained Technical Services department helping customers get the most out of their client/server solutions through exceptional support, training and consulting. Today, Advantage Database Server is an award-winning product* that supports over 2.5 million deployments worldwide. It is the trusted solution for organizations spanning from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, each relying upon Advantage Database Server to run mission-critical applications that enable them to successfully conduct their business across the country and around the world. For more information, visit the product Web site: www.AdvantageDatabase.com.

About Extended Systems
Extended Systems provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations streamline their business processes. Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site: www.extendedsystems.com.

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