For Immediate Release

Dart Communications announces PowerTCP FTP Objects for .NET

PowerTCP FTP Objects for .NET provides plug and play solutions for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET developers.

Rome, N.Y.- February 13,2002-

Dart Communications, a provider of Internet Application Development Components and Solutions, is pleased to announce a set of FTP objects for the Microsoft .NET platform that provide complete flexibility for beginning and expert developers alike. PowerTCP FTP Objects for .NET extends the native Microsoft .NET Framework with managed code FTP protocol support.

For developers that need to add FTP functionality to their applications, Dart’s PowerTCP FTP Objects for .Net supports highly customizable solutions with an FTP component that is easily added to the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Toolbox. Full support for Microsoft’s pluggable protocol standard is also provided.

“Microsoft is pleased to be working with Dart Communications in offering customers a comprehensive solution,” said John Montgomery, group product manager for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. “The combination of PowerTCP FTP for .NET and the .NET Framework will provide an easy-to-use solution to meet the needs of our mutual customers.”

“Web-based applications represent an important new paradigm in application development” commented Sam Patterson, CEO of ComponentSource. “Dart offers tried and tested real-world Internet communications expertise, which will help reduce development time and IT spend for our global user base migrating to the Microsoft .NET platform.”

The FTP component has the built-in ease-of-use that is perfect for beginners and experts alike, while maintaining low resource consumption. Key features include full support for object-oriented development through overloaded methods, control over resource disposal, remoting support, a powerful visual editor that can test FTP functionality at design-time, and Microsoft Help 2.0 integration with comprehensive F1 support. The powerful multi-threaded design supports synchronous and asynchronous functionality, auto-restart, comprehensive Proxy support, and exception handling consistent with the Microsoft .NET Framework.

PowerTCP FTP Objects for .NET is now available. Additional information can be found on this product at Dart Communications’ Website http://dart.com.

Dart specializes in Internet protocol and formatting standards, providing expertise to customers with PowerTCP Internet Application Development Tools, consulting services, and support. Contact Dart Communications: 1109 Floyd Ave, Rome, N.Y. 13440; Tel: 315-339-8040; Fax: 315-339-8041; Email: sales@dart.com. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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