Tom Snyder Productions Licenses FairCom® c-tree® Server for FASTT Math® Math Proficiency Software for Educators

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FairCom Corporation and Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic company, have completed an agreement for the use of FairCom’s c-tree Server with Tom Snyder Productions’ new “FASTT Math” application, a math intervention program to help struggling students in grades 2 and up develop fluency with basic math.

FairCom Corporation and Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic company, have completed an agreement for the use of FairCom’s c-tree Server with Tom Snyder Productions’ new “FASTT Math” application, a math intervention program to help struggling students in grades 2 and up develop fluency with basic math. “FASTT Math” (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology) provides a continuously adaptive program that increases math fact fluency in customized, 10-minute daily sessions. The software recently won the Codie award in its category.

FairCom’s c-tree Server is used with “FASTT Math” in classroom, school and district-wide installations, and can support the diverse hardware and operating system combinations that are found in many schools. “School software must support varied mixtures of client and server operating systems,” states Eric Hilfer, Director of Software Engineering for Tom Snyder Productions. “Most schools have a variety of hardware configurations and FairCom’s c-tree Server supports all of the combinations that we encounter.” “FASTT Math” is available for Macintosh OS X, Windows, and Netware.

Randal Hoff, FairCom's Director of Business Development, explains, "We have customers with applications that have been running for many years supporting well over 1,000 concurrent connections. This level of concurrent user support was important to Tom Snyder Productions so they could confidently position their client/server based products as district-wide solutions. Additionally, c-tree Server has been designed to install and operate transparently, without requiring continual enhancements or the latest hardware to operate at peak performance.”

The c-tree Server works well in a school environment where educators have near zero tolerance for problems with database performance and corruption. It has an incredibly small footprint, yet it supports aging hardware and large spikes in the number of concurrent users, typical of the start of a school day. Automatic transaction logging ensures data integrity in unstable network environments, and encryption to secure sensitive student data on disk and across the network wires.

About Tom Snyder Productions

Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., a Scholastic company (SCHL), is a leading developer and publisher of educational software for K-12 classrooms. The company was founded over 20 years ago by Tom Snyder, a former science and music teacher who pioneered the utilization of technology in the classroom to improve student understanding and performance. Tom Snyder Productions has received over 150 prestigious industry awards and is used in over 400,000 classrooms. The company's software titles cover each curriculum area, and its professional development team has helped more than 175,000 teachers learn to integrate technology effectively into their curricula.

To learn more about FASTT Math visit http://www.tomsnyder.com or call (800) 342-0236.

About FairCom

FairCom Corporation has provided fast, portable and reliable database development tools for commercial environments since 1979. This technology provides the developer with the power and flexibility to quickly and reliably deal with all aspects of storing, retrieving, and updating mission critical data. FairCom technology is embedded in the software from such noted companies as Adobe, NASA, Citibank, and Visa. For further information regarding FairCom or the c-tree Server, contact FairCom US at 800-234-8180, FairCom Europe at 39-035-721-321, FairCom Japan at 81-059-229-7504 or FairCom Brazil at 55-11-3872-9802, or visit http://www.faircom.com.

Contact: Grant Robbennolt, Tamra Brown, FairCom Corporation (573) 445-6833

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