REAL Software Celebrates 100,000 REALbasic Users

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REAL Software, provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced this week at their annual user conference that REALbasic is celebrating the major milestone achievement of 100,000 users. Ken Houghes, a developer with Vesta Technology, is being honored as REALbasic’s 100,000th user.

REAL Software, provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced this week at their annual user conference that REALbasic is celebrating the major milestone achievement of 100,000 users. Ken Houghes, a developer with Vesta Technology, is being honored as REALbasic’s 100,000th user.

“This is an important event in our company’s path to success and we’re very pleased to introduce our 100,000th user, Mr. Ken Houghes,” stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. “We also want to express thanks to our 99,999 other users on all platforms who have helped create a supportive and enthusiastic community since we first shipped REALbasic in 1998.”

REAL Software reached this major milestone on February 11, 2006, when Ken Houghes purchased REALbasic for Windows through the company’s online store to become the 100,000th user.

Mr. Perlman contacted Mr. Houghes to break the news and tell him the company would be offering him REALbasic Professional Edition licenses for each of the three platforms REALbasic supports, Windows, Macintosh and Linux. When asked how he felt about being singled out for the honor, Mr. Houghes exclaimed, “It was really great, getting the REALbasic Pro keys, and to hear from Geoff Perlman. I’m really looking forward to working with REALbasic.”

Ken Houghes is a production engineer with Vesta Technology. Vesta Technology creates microcontrollers; Mr. Houghes will be using REALbasic to develop a custom testing platform for a new product they are developing.

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment suited to creating all kinds of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. REALbasic for Linux Standard Edition is "free as in beer." REALbasic for Windows or Mac starts at $99.95. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform deployment, is offered at a special introductory price of $399.95; list price is $499.95. REALbasic is available now and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at http://www.realsoftware.com/download.

About Vesta Technology

Vesta Technology, Inc. has been helping customers bring successful micro-controller-based solutions to market since 1983. Vesta customers have used ProtoStar™, Vesta's custom design services, to develop products in many industries including agriculture, medical, food processing, material handling, semiconductor equipment, robotics and more. In addition to custom designs, Vesta offers a line of standard microcontrollers and peripherals–soon to include the ARM7-based Antero family – enabling customers to quickly and efficiently develop their own controllers. If you'd like more information on the products and services that Vesta Technology, Inc. offers, they can be contacted at (303) 422-8088 or on the web at http://www.vestatech.com.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

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