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NEXT Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A selects SANKHYA Varadhi

Chennai, India, Monday, June 23, 2003 - Sankhya Technologies, a leading system software development company has announced that NEXT Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A of Italy has selected SANKHYA Varadhi for its project Info-mobility Services for safety-critical Applications based on the use of Integrated GNSS Terminals for needs of Olympic 2004 cities.

SANKHYA Varadhi is Sankhya's Middleware solution for distributed systems development. Varadhi conforms to OMG's CORBA (R) 2.2 (Minimum CORBA). The SANKHYA Varadhi product range helps embedded systems developers and enterprise developers creating lightweight enterprise applications design high level interfaces to their applications and integrate them in a standards compliant manner.

NEXT provides leading-edge systems and services in space, defence and telecom markets. NEXT is the coordinator for INSTANT, a project under the framework of the GALILEO work program managed by the EU Directorate General for Energy and Transport. NEXT will utilize SANKHYA Varadhi XE for integrating mobile applications running on PDAs to reach a high level of usability in the target applications.

"SANKHYA Varadhi has been selected after an extensive evaluation and comparison with other products," said Dr. Luigi Mazzucchelli, coordinator for INSTANT. Dr Luigi added that "Varadhi's compliance to OMG's CORBA specification, high performance, small footprint, user-friendly configuration tools and the excellent support during evaluation period from Sankhya were the decisive factors in choosing Varadhi".

"NEXT's decision to use SANKHYA Varadhi for a project with complex middleware requirements indicates Varadhi's ease of use in bridging applications running on disparate systems", said Mr. Gopi Bulusu, CEO and vice president of engineering for Sankhya Technologies Private Limited.

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