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OC Systems Joins Eclipse Foundation; Commits to Developing Add-In Product for the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform Project

OC Systems Will Use the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform to Test and Debug the RootCause Add-In

ECLIPSECON 2005, BURLINGAME, Calif.—March 1, 2005—OC Systems, Inc., a provider of state-of-the-art software tools and development environments, today announced its membership in the Eclipse Foundation. OC Systems has joined as an add-in member and will be developing a version of RootCause that will be an add-in for the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project.

RootCause is a powerful debugging tool for the production environment that speeds resolution of complex memory leaks, performance bottlenecks and other defects in enterprise applications. With RootCause, senior engineers can develop application-specific probes to monitor any aspect of the internal functioning of an application, obtaining information not available through other tools.

RootCause uses a patented technology to non-invasively instrument software applications. No changes are made to any application files stored on disk. No access to source code is required. All components of the application can be traced, including third-party code, shared libraries, legacy code (across JNI boundaries), dynamic components, Java Virtual Machines (JVMs), compilers, application servers, and browsers.

"OC Systems is proud to be a new member of the Eclipse Foundation and to lend our collaborative efforts to the open-source community," said Oliver Cole, president of OC Systems. "Were very excited about the vision behind TPTP and look forward to being one of the first vendors to offer an add-in product."

"We welcome OC Systems to the Eclipse Foundation and the valuable contributions that they bring to advancing TPTP," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director, Eclipse Foundation. "The commitment of respected and innovative companies like OC Systems continues to underscore the momentum behind our initiatives."

RootCause for Eclipse will be developed on the Eclipse TPTP Platform for the TPTP Platform. As proof of concept, the tool will be tested and debugged using Eclipse TPTP. "We are excited to be able to so fully utilize the TPTP framework while at the same time developing an add-in that will further the goal of interoperability standards," added Cole.

RootCause for Eclipse is expected to ship in the fourth quarter.

OC Systems will also be contributing code to enhance the Java instrumentation capabilities of the Eclipse TPTP Project.

About the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform Project
The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project is an open-source, collaborative project providing a common platform of commercial quality upon which specialized, differentiated, and interoperable offerings for world-class software test and performance tools are created. The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform enables tool integration and interoperability through open standards. It supplies extensible frameworks and services for test and performance tools that are used throughout the application lifecycle, from development through production, and supports a spectrum of standalone through highly distributed and embedded through enterprise computing systems. The project also delivers extensible exemplary tools that verify the utility of and illustrate the appropriate use of the platform, and support the development and maintenance of the platform itself. Full details of the Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project are available at http://www.eclipse.org/tptp/.

About OC Systems
OC Systems, Inc. provides state-of-the-art software tools, development environments, and services that maximize software quality and application availability to companies that are developing and maintaining critical systems. Customers include Lockheed Martin, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Unisys, Sandia National Laboratories, TRW, UUNET, Cognos, Intel, SAIC, Veridian Engineering and the U.S. Army. Founded in 1983, the employee-owned company is based in Fairfax, Virginia. More information may be obtained at http://www.ocsystems.com.


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