- By Will Kilburn
At the JavaOne conference this week, Laszlo Systems rolled out its new Presentation Server, a product company officials say allows developers to quickly build applications that provide a satisfying customer experience, even on a dial-up connection.
It's this system, said Laszlo founder, CTO and Vice President of Engineering David Temkin, that allows applications to take full use of what he calls the "almost unbelievable" power available on the desktop machines of today.
"With most Web-based applications, you're treating it pretty much as if it's a dumb terminal," said Temkin. "We take that XML description of your rich Internet application and compile it into a form so when it's delivered into your client, [it] executes there quietly."
The Laszlo Presentation Server is available in three versions: Enterprise, for high-volume and high-traffic deployments; a no-cost Developer Edition; and an Express version for lower-capacity deployments by small businesses or departmental workgroups.
For demonstrations, go to www.laszlosystems.com/demos or www.behr.com/behrx/workbook/index.jsp