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UNIX INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF A LIBRARY OF UI-ATLAS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES

 UNIX INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY
 OF A LIBRARY OF UI-ATLAS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES
 PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIX International (UI) today announced the availability of the UI-ATLAS(tm) Application Programming Interface (API) Library. This library contains documentation specifying the APIs, protocols and data formats required for a product to be UI-ATLAS compliant. It will serve as a procurement guideline for end users and a development guideline for vendors and integrators developing open systems solutions.
 UNIX International intends to provide this library to all segments of the open system industry and to government organizations like the National Institute of Standards (NIST), the European Commission (EC) and standards bodies like the Organization for International Standards (ISO) and X/Open. The UI-ATLAS library will be updated on a regular basis to include additional interface specifications.
 Approximately 40 different application programming interfaces have been defined as part of the UI-ATLAS distributed architecture. To date, approximately 50 percent of these interfaces are being published and are represented in this first edition of the library.
 Peter Cunningham, president and CEO of UNIX International stated that "As UI-ATLAS evolves, UI, in conjunction with our partner USL, will continue to broaden and increase the number of open system interface specifications in the public domain. The availability of this library to the computer industry will give open system developers a single set of specifications, allowing them to reach the entire open system market in the most cost effective manner."
 The UI-ATLAS architecture enables the development of distributed applications today with a clear migration path to object oriented applications of the future. It achieves this through the use of standardized Application Programming Interfaces which specify how a product is incorporated into a system, and reference technologies which provide a standard implementation of each API. This library enables system software providers to develop competing yet compatible alternate technology implementations for UI-ATLAS.
 Users who begin implementation of UI-ATLAS today will reap the benefit of having a single, consistent, easy to use distributed environment available with a choice of technologies from a broad base of open system vendors. UI-ATLAS also benefits Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who will have, for the first time, a single set of interfaces to which they can write their programs, giving them access to the largest possible market for these programs. It benefits System Integrators who can now utilize a standard framework, tailoring specific technologies to individual customer needs.
 The application interface specifications identified in the UI-ATLAS library are consistent with X/Open's Portability Guide (XPG). The UI-ATLAS library also includes references to other standards organizations and industry consortia like the IEEE, ISO, OMG and the OSF. (Hard copy of complete API list available from UNIX International.)
 UNIX International is the not-for-profit international consortium of more than 260 members which include end users, developers, vendors and systems manufacturers. This broad based membership helps define the future of open systems based on the UNIX System V Release 4 family of operating systems and UI-ATLAS, an open system framework providing the framework and services for distributed, desktop and corporate hub computing.
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 NOTE: UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories (USL), a subsidiary of AT&T UI-ATLAS is a trademark of UNIX International, Inc.
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 To obtain a copy of the UI-ATLAS Application Programming Interface Library, or for additional information:
 /CONTACT: Stephen Payne of UNIX International, 201-263-8400; or Jack Jackson of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470, for UNIX/ CO: UNIX International ST: New Jersey IN: CPR SU:


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