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UK Partnership for CACHÉ Campus Programme

Eton, UK – March 4, 2002 – InterSystems has announced that the Wireless Information Technology Research Centre (WITRC) at Middlesex University has chosen CACHÉ as its database technology of choice for research.

The centre – which will be launched officially on October 24th – has been set up to research into areas such as mobile networks, home area networks, wireless healthcare systems, wireless learning systems, wireless security, e-technologies, wireless payments and wireless internet.

The latest version of InterSystems’ post-relational database technology CACHÉ 5 has been chosen by Middlesex University because its combination of object, relational and multi-dimensional technologies and its close integration with .NET, JAVA, XML, SOAP, Web Services provide users with great flexibility and speed when developing wireless applications.

The partnership is the latest in the UK for InterSystems’ worldwide university programme, CACHÉ Campus, designed specifically to help academics, researchers and students in learning about the latest technology being used in business. Among other things, the programme donates software licences and technical support at no cost.

“We are extremely proud to partner with WITRC in this prestigious new research initiative. Wireless applications present some of the most complex challenges to information technology today. CACHÉ couples the proven performance, scalability and reliability of an industrial strength database with the flexibility to support innovative approaches to application development,” says Brendan Towers, education manager, InterSystems UK.

“We want to be the key university player in the wireless field,” says the centre’s convenor Dr Luminita Vasiu. “Academia, industry and government have to work together to develop wireless solutions for almost all e-commerce applications.”

About Wireless Information Technology Research Centre

WITRC offers a cross-disciplinary programme of research targeted at the emerging needs of the mobile communication industry. Its research mission is to advance the development of wireless technologists via graduate research programmes that are especially relevant to industry. As well as InterSystems, other partners in the Centre include Motorola, IBM and Toshiba.

About CACHÉ Campus

The CACHÉ Campus programme is designed to facilitate education and research at academic institutions, allowing colleges and universities to place advanced software development and system integration tools into the hands of students, The programme donates software licenses free of charge for academic use in recognised educational institutions and also helps faculties to establish appropriate teaching and laboratory elements in their curriculum. InterSystems encourages researchers to network with others interested in CACHÉ technology and can assist new graduates with identifying career opportunities which utilise their experience with CACHÉ. www.cachecampus.com

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) is the leading provider of high-performance database systems for Web applications, with over four million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, CACHÉ, is a post-relational database with a multidimensional data and application server offering ultra-fast and massively scalable objects and SQL. CACHÉ features breakthrough rapid development technology for building relational, object and web applications. www.intersystems.co.uk

Trademark Notes:  Caché is a trademark of InterSystems Corporation.  Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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