For Immediate Release

Dart Communications announces plans with GrapeCity for localization of PowerTCP for .NET.

Rome, N.Y.- June 21, 2002 -

Dart Communications, a provider of Internet Application Development Components and Solutions, is pleased to announce the localization of PowerTCP .NET components by GrapeCity, located in Sendai, Japan. GrapeCity, formally named Bunka Orient Corp (BOC), is a leading provider of software products and customized solutions in East Asia. In 1999, GrapeCity translated a set of Dart’s ActiveX PowerTCP component products: Mail, FTP, Winsock and Web for the Japanese market. GrapeCity has announced that it will now begin the localization of Dart’s new product line; tools developed specifically for the .NET environment, for release in the later part of 2002.

“GrapeCity has been a very successful partner for Dart Communications and its PowerTCP products.” Says Michael Baldwin, CEO and founder of Dart Communications. “GrapeCity’s extensive capabilities for marketing, distribution, and full technical support of the translated product lines have provided a seamless offering of our product to the Japanese market. “

“The Japanese developer community is shifting very fast to the .NET platform,” says Daniel Fanger, President of GrapeCity inc., “and GrapeCity is very delighted to have the opportunity to work with Dart Communications to introduce their high quality .NET PowerTCP components to the Japanese market. We have enjoyed many years working with Dart Communications and are very excited about the new .NET component development opportunity.”

GrapeCity is the leading software distributor of components, tools, and customized solutions in Japan. Founded in 1980, GrapeCity has offices in Tokyo, Sendai, and Osaka, several others in China, India, and also in Seattle, WA, and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. GrapeCity is the exclusive distributor of PowerTCP products in Japan. For pricing and availability, please contact the company directly at or

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