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Droplets and Sun ONE Studio IDE Deliver Rich GUIs For Server Side Java™ Technology Applications

Droplets, Inc. Joins Sun™ ONE Studio Extension Partner Program

New York, NY, October 22, 2002 - Droplets, Inc., a leading provider of software infrastructure solutions for deploying highly interactive, real-time Internet applications, today announced that it has joined the thriving community of software infrastructure companies building extensions to the Sun™ ONE Studio integrated development environment (IDE), formerly the Forte™ for Java™ IDE.

Droplets User Interface Server™ and SDK complement the Sun ONE tools by providing customers with a platform for deploying rich graphical user interface (GUI) front-ends to server-side Java technology. Developers will be able to deploy applications with the native GUI capabilities of locally installed applications, while maintaining all business logic on their central servers. The Droplets platform is particularly well suited for Web service front-end interfaces and distributed applications that need to be accessible from a wide variety of client device platforms, while giving end users an intuitive user interface with real-time responsiveness and lightweight bandwidth use.

“We want to take advantage of the momentum Sun is building with its software products,” said Stephen Abbanat, vice president of business development at Droplets, Inc. “Integrating the Droplets platforms with Sun ONE Studio technology is a great way to accomplish this, while also enhancing the appeal and ease-of-use of Droplets to Java technology developers.”

Droplets was recently invited by the Java Community Process[sm] to join the expert group for JSR 127, a new specification for rich GUI, server-side Java interfaces. Details on JSR 127 and Droplets can be found at http://java.sun.com/features/2002/08/droplets.html.

“Droplets has been an innovator in developing a platform for distributed GUI applications,” said Mark Herring, Senior Director Java, Web Services and Tools Business, Sun Microsystems. “This latest product brings that expertise to Java technology developers through a development suite that should save developers time and effort. We welcome Droplets’ support of the Sun ONE Studio IDE.”

About Sun ONE Studio
Sun ONE Studio, formerly the Forte for Java IDE, is a core component of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), which is Sun’s vision, architecture, platform and expertise that enables the development and delivery of services on demand. Sun ONE Studio is based on the NetBeans™ open source platform (www.netbeans.org).

About Droplets
Founded in March 2000 and headquartered in New York City, Droplets, Inc. provides an application platform and standards-based Java and C++ development tools for deploying highly interactive, real-time applications. The Droplets platform provides the full GUI capabilities of fat client software, directly from the desktop or through a Web browser, while maintaining all application code on your servers. Droplets provides significant bandwidth savings over Web-based applications, while increasing end-user productivity, customer intimacy and partner loyalty. Visit www.droplets.com.

Contact
Bill Power
Droplets, Inc.
+1 212.691.0080 x140
bpower@droplets.com


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