SL-GMS J/Net Delivers GUI Enhancements for Next Generation OSS Network Management

SL-GMS J/Net Provides Highly Customizable Java and Browser-Based User Interfaces for Implementing Integrated Operational Support Systems

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CHICAGO (TeleManagement World) IL – November 13, 2000 – SL Corporation, a provider of software and service solutions for the development of real-time graphical end user interfaces, today announced the availability of SL-GMS J/Net, the latest component to SL Corporation’s Graphical Modeling System (SL-GMS) unified solutions. SL-GMS J/Net is an extension to SLGMS
J/Developer that delivers flexible, Java-based platform independent graphical interface solutions for a variety of telecommunications networks, including wireless and fiber optic. SL-GMS J/Net is the first commercially available solution to offer a high-performance and highly customizable graphical user interface for network management in Java and browser-based environments.

“As an active TeleManagement Forum (TMF) member, SL Corporation continues to provide next generation dynamic graphical interface tools that are complementary with new network components and various platform environments,” said Rodney Morrison, SL-GMS Product Manager, SL Corporation. “Addressing the growing need for a common interface across OSS services, SL-GMS J/Net allows VARs and system integrators to develop Java applications and browser-based solutions with the flexibility and performance required to properly manage today’s complex networks.”

SL-GMS J/Net’s thin client technology insures highly compact and efficient client applets that result in superior download performance and real-time data updates. SL-GMS J/Net also provides Java classes that manage nodes and link network topologies via physical views on map-based data, or in logical hierarchical views. This logical display functionality allows developers to create network displays that display graphical information in a variety of formats, including grid, circular, spring and tree configurations. SL-GMS J/Net also incorporates the ability to manipulate a variety of end-user interactions, such as element selection, drill down, zoom/pan, layering, clutter/declutter, dialog boxes, pop-up menus and aggregation/grouping. With the included SL-GMSDraw Dynamic Graphic Editor, SL-GMS J/Developer end-users can draw, import or customize graphics that represent nodes, connectors or equipment displays and change their appearance based on data fluctuations. This graphical customization is performed without the need for Java programming.

“OSI is using SL Corporation’s SL-GMS J/Net to help provide a common dynamic graphical interface for our Unified Management Architecture (UMA). This user interface maximizes standards-based dependencies, interaction, and data across all service, network, and element management functions, making our customers’ management systems easier to visualize,” said Andrew Lee, Director of Product Line Management, Objective Systems Integrators (OSI). “SL-GMS J/Net’s inter-platform compatibility provides a universal representation of OSI’s products that integrate over current, legacy, and next generation systems.”

About the SL-GMS Line of Unified Solutions
In addition to SL-GMS J/Net, the SL-GMS line of unified graphical interface solutions are segmented into a range of offerings to address specific industry application requirements and utilize the latest component-based technologies, languages and operating environments. System integrators, VARs and software developers now have the ability to select a SL-GMS package to meet their specific platform requirements, whether they are developing with Java, C++, or ActiveX. Backed by SL Corporation’s personalized consulting services and sales support, SL-GMS is uniquely positioned to help reduce project development time and risk while maximizing end-product performance and extendibility.

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 realtime 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, network management, transportation control and aerospace industries. Customer implementations of SL-GMS technology include Harris Corporation (NYSE-HRS), Objective Systems Integrators (OSI) (NASDAQ: OSII) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 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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