Cambridge, Mass. â€“ August 17, 2004 â€“ Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier of visual development tools for UNIX and Linux professionals, announced today the acquisition of Centerline Development Systems, Inc. of Needham, Massachusetts along with plans to migrate the Centerline products to the Linux platform. Centerline was the technology leader in C/C++ software development tools for UNIX workstations with strong presence in the Homeland Defense and Financial sectors. The acquisition provides Centerline customers with assurance of high quality service continuity and access to product enhancements while expanding ICSâ€™ product offering to include software testing and development environments. ICS plans to make the Centerline products available on the Linux platform. Sesha Pratap, Centerlineâ€™s founder and former president will be joining ICSâ€™ board of directors.
â€œFor the tens of thousands of Centerline customers, there will soon be a path to Linux,â€ said Peter Winston, President of ICS. â€œCenterlineâ€™s customers have built many of the critical defense and financial systems which are still in use today and are eager to bring their favorite development tools with them as they migrate their applications from UNIX to Linux.â€
A Centerline technology partner since 1992, ICSâ€™ BX series of GUI builders have supported Centerline components on UNIX platforms. Installed on tens of thousands of UNIX computer workstations, many customers have been asking for a Linux option to enable easy migration with a lower learning curve for new developers. ICS intends to revitalize the Centerline product line and make them available on Linux.
The Centerline website, www.centerline.com, will continue to be operational and all technical support will be provided by ICS. All Centerline customers are encouraged to visit www.centerline.com for updates and technical contact information.
Driven by the belief that the success of any software application depends on the intuitiveness of the user interface, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc., The User Interface Companyâ„¢, of Cambridge, MA, is the worldâ€™s leading provider of advanced visual development tools and services for professional software engineers in the aerospace, petrochemical, transportation, military, communications, entertainment, scientific, and financial industries. Long recognized as the platform of choice for visually developing mission-critical, high-performance Motif applications, ICS’ BX series of GUI builders has recently been expanded to provide a complete line of tools that accelerate development of Javaâ„¢. ICS is the largest independent supplier of add-on products to the Qt multi-platform framework developed by Trolltech. Supporting the software development community since 1987, ICS also provides custom UI development services, custom UI component development, training, consulting, and project porting and implementation services. More information about ICS can be found at http://www.ics.com .”