For Immediate Release

DART COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO INDUSTRY PARTNER (VSIP) PROGRAM

Microsoft VSIP Program Continues to Benefit the Microsoft Development Tools Community

Rome, N.Y.- July 29,2003-

Dart Communications, a leading provider of Internet development components and services, announced today their support and participation in the new Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. Dart is excited about taking advantage of the new VSIP program to gain additional marketing opportunities and access to key Visual Studio .NET technology. Dart PowerTCP products are architected on strict objected-oriented principles providing Visual Studio .NET developers with thoroughly tested components that scale as application complexity increases.

"With the new VSIP program, we are thrilled to extend additional technical and marketing benefits to our strategic component vendor partners," said Susanne Peterson, director for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "These enhancements will enable Dart to deliver business level objects that help developers create their applications more efficiently and effectively."

"A program like VSIP is critical in making sure your organization has access to the technology it needs." said Alex Gladshtein, Director of Product Development at Dart. "The VSIP SDK put the final pieces of the PowerTCP for .NET product line in place. "

The PowerTCP for .NET product line is engineered to provide developers using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 with enhanced Internet communications and security capabilities through components that encapsulate common Internet protocols such as FTP/S, SMTP/S, POP/S, IMAP/S, SSL, Telnet, rsh, rexec, rlogin, x.509, TCP client/server, and more. These components fully support rich object-oriented development, streams, synchronous and asynchronous functionality, an enhanced design-time experience, and other native features found in the Microsoft .NET Framework.

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. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.