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Scalability, Reliability and Performance fuel real-time statistics

Cambridge, Mass.—January 29, 2002—InterSystems Corporation today announced that its CACHÉ high performance database system will help satisfy hockey fans’ cravings for real-time sports statistics at the 50th anniversary Beanpot Tournament in Boston. Trakus Inc. brings its innovative Digital Sports Information (DSI) system to this year’s event, giving fans access across various media to information on player speed, distance skated, tendencies, power and endurance (see a sample picture). Trakus’ DSI application server uses CACHÉ to meet the high transaction rate storage requirements of its real-time player tracking system. Statistics will be displayed on TV, Internet, in-venue, broadband and wireless web. The event is being played at the FleetCenter February 4th and 11th.

The DSI application utilizes CACHÉ for storing each player’s performance data, which is captured in real-time through the use of radio tags attached to the players’ equipment. All players on the four teams representing Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Harvard will wear the tags. Information is updated on each player 30 times per second, processed through the database, and made available for queries and replays on each of the institution’s websites, as well as the New England Sports Network. Also, Trakus will employ its GameViewer application to provide a real-time, animated, interactive re-creation of the game.

“CACHÉ’s scalability and high performance enables our DSI application server to receive, process, and disseminate a massive amount of information about each player,” says Bob McCarthy, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Trakus. “Tournament followers can view the feedback on their PCs, handhelds and TV screens, giving them immediate access to in-depth information about each player on the ice.”

For this event, Trakus also unveils the Hit Gauge, an index that quantifies intensity when a player checks his opponent. The DSI application has been used during selected games at five National Hockey League arenas during the past two seasons.

“Trakus has invented a truly innovative use for CACHÉ’s processing power,” says Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems’ vice president of strategic planning. “Sports fans closely scrutinize player performance through the use of statistics. By gathering and analyzing a constant stream of data, CACHÉ and DSI will raise fan awareness to a new level.”

About Trakus

Trakus, Inc., the leader in digital sports information, combines the efforts of proven, world-class engineers with the insights of seasoned sports industry veterans to build the platform that defines the next generation of digital sports media. The DSI platform delivers what is desired most by today’s hockey, football, golf, motorsports and soccer fans: More action, real-time knowledge and non-stop interactivity. For more information, see the Trakus website at www.trakus.com, or contact Rob Wallace at (781) 393-0333 x405.

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 objects and object applications. InterSystems is the database software leader in the healthcare sector, with CACHÉ in use at the majority of major hospitals and labs around the world, including America’s 10 best hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

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

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