For Immediate Release

Dart Announces Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
Harness the Internet with PowerTCP Internet Toolkits!

Press Contact: Julie Martin
  315-339-8040 ext. 19

Syracuse, NY - September 2, 1998 - Dart Communications, a leader in Internet development tools, today announced that its PowerTCP Internet Toolkits provide full support for the Microsoft Visual Studio™ 6.0 development system. PowerTCP simplifies component development for companies developing Internet applications by enabling them to take advantage of the Internet while also leveraging their existing technology investments. PowerTCP allows companies to easily create COM components for their Internet applications and then integrate those components with their legacy applications.

"PowerTCP complements Microsoft Visual Studio by making it easier than ever to create COM components for applications written with Microsoft tools," said Michael Baldwin, president of Dart Communications. "With PowerTCP, companies can now fully realize the benefits of component-based development while still protecting their investment in legacy applications."

"Organizations need to build applications quickly that integrate with their existing technology infrastructures," said Paul Gross, vice president of development tools at Microsoft Corp. "The open, extensible environment of Visual Studio and Dart's PowerTCP - together with the enabling foundation of the Windows® Distributed interNet Applications architecture (Windows DNA) - make this ease of integration a reality."

Dart Communications is one of many companies announcing support for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0. Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition is a comprehensive suite of industry-leading development tools for building business applications for the Windows NT® Server network operating system, including client/server, multi-tier and Web-based solutions. Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition features the Visual Basic® 6.0 development system, the Visual C++® 6.0 development system, the Visual J++™ 6.0 development system for Java, the Visual InterDev™ 6.0 Web development system, the Visual FoxPro® 6.0 database development system, Windows NT Option Pack and the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN™) Library CD-ROM. Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition is the complete suite for rapidly building scalable enterprise solutions. The Enterprise Edition comes with all the components of the Professional Edition and also includes key enterprise and team development features designed to help developers rapidly build scalable, distributed applications that can be easily integrated with existing enterprise systems and applications. More information on Visual Studio 6.0 is available at

Founded in 1994, Dart has provided corporate customers with communications software and services, specializing in Internet development tools that implement difficult TCP/IP protocols. Dart's PowerTCP and MailBuilder™ products have been deployed in thousands of companies' applications worldwide.

CONTACT: Dart’s Sales Department, 315-339-8040.


MailBuilder and PowerTCP are trademarks of Dart Communications. Microsoft, MSDN, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual FoxPro, Visual InterDev, Visual J++, Visual Studio, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. © 1998 Dart Communications.