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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ, May 17, 2012Red Oak Software, Inc.,the leader in legacy Application Integration solutions, announced today that it has released version 1.0 of Legacy Mobile™ for iPad to general availability. Legacy Mobile™ is an enterprise-level solution that enables intelligent legacy connectivity from any Apple iPad. It is a new industrial strength application that extends the capabilities of the leading tablet for business.

Legacy Mobile™ provides access to any legacy IBM mainframe application that supports a 3270 or 5250 user interface and is a fully-featured emulation solution for the iPad. It enables access to any online application available via TN3270 or TN5250. The product comes in two versions, each supporting its respective terminal type.

How is Legacy Mobile™ different from other terminal emulators?

Unlike most 3270 and 5250 terminal emulators, Legacy Mobile™ is written entirely in Objective-C, which means that it can be run anywhere that iOS can be installed. Legacy Mobile™ is also intelligent. It understands 3270 and 5250 data flows inherently, so there is no wasted performance through continuous checking for replies from the server. By fully understanding server communication, Legacy Mobile™ knows what data to expect.

Legacy Mobile™ also understands the data itself. It is able to identify what makes up the contents of a 3270 or 5250 screen. It can recognize start and end of fields and what data type they contain. This allows your iPad application to query and make decisions based on the contents of an actual z-Series or i-Series application screen in the most efficient manner possible. Legacy Mobile™ can also handle multiple 3270 and 5250 sessions in your completed iPad application.

Release 2.0 of Legacy Mobile™, to be available in Q3 2012, will support user macros and extend the functionality of this initial version to support custom end user interfaces.

Future plans are to release Legacy Mobile™ SDK, which will enable tablet application developers to easily add legacy programmatic integration to their iPad application offerings, and to release a version which will support other mobile device OS’s such as Android by year end.

Pricing and Availability

Legacy Mobile™ for iPad is available today from the Apple Store at a single user price of $25.99. This one-time fee includes two years of full maintenance, complete technical support and version upgrades at no additional charge. Legacy Mobile™ is also available under the Apple Volume Purchase Program and can be incorporated into a Custom B2B application. Discounts are available for educational users. All components of version 1.0 are available immediately.

OEM Availability

Legacy Mobile™ for iPad is also available now as an OEM product for those application developers and companies wishing to include legacy 3270 and 5250 connectivity as a part of their iPad mobile application deployment capabilities.

About Red Oak Software, Inc.

Since 1999 Red Oak has specialized in creating leading edge Transaction Integration™ solutions for production legacy and web application systems. Each of Red Oak's enterprise-level products includes an SDK or Workbench and a Runtime Server that enables all legacy and web systems to be integrated seamlessly with any application server or major enterprise application system. These products also provide customers with fast, efficient programmatic connectivity to all major middleware systems.

Red Oak designs, develops and supports this portfolio of server-based integration solutions under the umbrella of their Application Integration Framework. Their current AIF™ products include:

Legacy Composer Integrate application transactions from IBM and Unix/Linux systems
Legacy Integrator Integrate 3270, 5250 and VT application transactions
Legacy Mobile for iPad Execute any 3270 or 5250 application on iPad
Legacy Navigator Process modeling solution for integrating complex legacy transactions
Web Clipper Automated creation and deployment of web clipping portlets
Web Integrator Integrate HTML and XML application transactions
HP Integrator Integrate HP midrange host application transactions
Unisys Integrator Integrate Unisys host application transactions
.NET Bridge Integration adapter solution for above to Microsoft .NET systems

Leading industry analysts refer to this high value application integration market segment as Programmatic Integration. These highly scalable, efficient and non-invasive solutions can be integrated with a myriad of other enterprise application systems.

Red Oak is a privately-held corporation, financed through venture capital from Opticality Ventures of New York. The company is headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey with corporate offices in Rochester, New York.. Additional information is available at: Red Oak Software, Inc., 115 Route 46, Suite F1000, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 07046; Phone: 973-316-6064; email:; or at the Web site:

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