SL Announces Partnership with Harris Corporation

Joint Development Will Enable Harris to Offer Java-Based Version of its Communication Management Solution

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ATLANTA (SUPERCOMM 2000) GA – June 6, 2000 – SL Corporation, a provider of software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical end user interfaces, today announced that the company has entered a new phase of its ongoing partnership with Harris Corporation. According to the agreement, Harris, a leading provider of network management solutions for large, complex communication networks, will utilize SL Corporation’s SL-GMS J/Developer for the creation of a Javabased, real-time graphical interface for the NetBoss™ platform. NetBoss is a comprehensive set of hardware and software tools that allow network managers to detect, evaluate and respond to changing network conditions.

“We are very pleased that Harris has decided to partner with us once again to migrate their current NetBoss real-time graphics interface to the Java platform,” says Ted Wilson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SL Corporation. “SL Corporation is providing all the essential tools that Harris needs to migrate from a X-windows environment to a distributed, Java-based system in SL-GMS J/Developer, a product developed specifically for the Java platform to provide maximum performance for dynamic graphic applications.”

SL-GMS J/Developer is part of the recently segmented SL-GMS product line. The SL-GMS line of unified solutions are segmented into a variety of offerings to address vertical industry applications and utilize the latest component-based technology languages and operating environments. SL-GMS J/Developer, specifically designed for the Java platform, includes the SL-GMSDraw Dynamic Graphic Editor and the SL-GMSRun-Time Library for Java, featuring a Code Generator for Java as well as frameworks for applications and applets and tools for model conversion. SL-GMS J/Developer enables VARs, OEMs and integrators to quickly prototype and deploy Java applications and applets that require high-performance dynamic graphics. SL-GMS J/Developer also assists the developer with easy portability and a migration path from C++ Developer and AX/Developer, two separate solutions in the SL-GMS product suite.

According to Ashley Fleeman, product manager at Harris’ Communications Products Division (CPD), the partnership with SL Corporation has simplified the process of migrating NetBoss graphics to an entirely different platform. “SL Corporation has been very quick in responding to our needs which has helped immensely during the implementation of this complex project,” he explains.

“By utilizing SL Corporation’s flexible SL-GMS J/Developer solution, Harris will be able to provide a robust, Java-based version of NetBoss that takes advantage of the benefits of cross-platform independence and web support. End-users will be able to access NetBoss graphics from anywhere and from any standard browser. This will open up a whole new era of network management in which end-users can remotely monitor and control large heterogeneous networks.”

About Harris Corporation

HNM is provided by Harris’ Communications Products Division (CPD), which delivers solutions to public and private communications service providers around the world. CPD’s solutions focus on the needs of operations, maintenance, and installation professionals in deregulated markets worldwide, by providing next level line test and network management systems, as well as test sets and tools.

Harris Corporation (NYSE-HRS) is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system, and service solutions that take its customers to the next level. The company provides a wide range of products and services for commercial and government communications markets such as wireless, broadcast, government, and network support. The company has sales and service facilities in nearly 90 countries.

About SL Corporation

Founded in 1983, SL Corporation (Sherrill-Lubinski Corporation) provides software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical and user interfaces. SL-GMS (Graphical Modeling System) is embedded by OEMs and Integrators in systems for Advanced Control Rooms and Network Operating Centers (NOCs).

Since its launch in 1985, the SL-GMS product has been proven in a range of highly interactive and event-driven environments. Platforms supported include nearly all varieties of UNIX, WIN32, RedHat Linux and OpenVMS operating systems. UNIX platforms include Solaris, HPUX, SGI Irix, Compaq True-64, AIX, SCO UNIX, SGI, and the QNX real-time operating system. OpenVMS platforms include OpenVMS on both Alpha and VAX workstations. WIN32 platforms include Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 2000 on Intel workstations.

SL-GMS has licensed over 34,000 applications worldwide and is utilized throughout the process control, telecommunications network management, transportation control, energy management, satellite telemetry and aerospace industries. Customer implementations of SL-GMS technology include Harris Corporation (NYSE-HRS), Objective Systems Integrators (OSI) Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. These customer collaborations also serve to stimulate the development of new functionality and enhancements to the evolving line of SL-GMS solutions.

For additional information, contact SL Corporation, 240 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Phone: 415.927.8400;
Email: info@sl.com.

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