|Company Profile||Revelation Software delivers a portfolio of application development tools, deployment products and companion services that enable developers to successfully implement dynamic network and internet applications. Revelation Software's mission is to excel and provide leadership in the design, development, delivery, service, and support of component-based application development tools for dynamic internet and network architectures. The company's goal is to lead the market by enabling professional application developers and development teams to implement and deploy distributed Web- and network-based packaged and custom business applications.
The company's strategy of ensuring the preservation of information systems and application investments by its developer and user community has enabled its customers to reuse, extend, enhance, and leverage their investments in skills, and to successfully protect their investments in business applications.
Revelation applications are characterized by the enduring nature of the solutions implemented using its products. Revelation continues to invest in technologies that enable systems implemented in its earliest development tools to operate successfully on modern 64-bit client and network operating systems, and be extended to the Web.
Revelation continues to innovate new tools that natively exploit the capabilities of the latest operating systems, network computing platforms, and programming languages and techniques. The combination of this focus and a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation has enabled Revelation to thrive and prosper in the challenging and ever-changing market of application development tools and deployment technologies.
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|Revelation Software Ltd. UK||
Boundary House, Boston Road
|Mission Statement||Revelation Software's mission is to excel and provide leadership in the design, development, delivery, service, and support of component-based application development tools for internet and network computing architectures. The company's goal is to lead the market by enabling professional application developers and development teams to implement and deploy dynamic internet- and network-based packaged and custom business applications. Revelation achieves the goal by providing a superior level of service that delivers an experience that is engaging, unique, responsive, valuable and reliable for each customer.|
|History At A Glance||
1982 - Cosmos founded. Initial product, a PC-based database development tool, is called Revelation.
OpenInsight for Web (O4W v1.3) – O4W v1.3 includes additional integration with the new Banded Report Writer, support routines for RSS feeds, and a new "ad hoc" report builder, along with a number of additional mobile enhancements such as mobile-specific menu and report output. Through O4W's integration with jQuery Mobile (the companion library to O4W's jQuery), web pages can be built using "finger friendly" user interface elements and design.
OpenInsight for QM Connector – The OI for QM connector provides the ability to connect with the QM database from Ladybridge Systems Limited.
OpenInsight Development Suite 9.3.2 is released in September. OpenInsight 9.3.2 includes the following:
OpenInsight for Web (O4W v1.4) – O4W v1.4 includes enhanced OECGI3P.PHP to provide better performance in fastcgi situations, initial deployment of new engine server functionality, added "pattern validation" in the form designer, provided a "READY" event for forms and reports, added the ability to use repository entities for template and css, and O4W Mobile enhancements.
Multivalue Base Filing System (MVBFS) – Our multivalue connectors for Universe, Unidata, D3, mvBase and QM have been combined into a single code set which we have named MVBFS. This new base filing system will support rti_readu, rti_writeu, and rti_writerelease functions to allow developers to interact with multivalue servers in a more traditional multivalue style. Transaction logging support has also been incorporated with the rti_transaction subroutine.
2013 - OpenInsight Development Suite 9.4 is released in June. OpenInsight 9.4 includes the following:
OpenInsight for Web (O4W v1.5) - O4W v1.5 includes enhancements to the dashboards to allow for specification of additional sources for dashboard panels to include O4W report and BRW report. Enhancements have also been made to O4W User Management, O4W Table Manager and a new utility function (O4WSWITCHMODE), which allows developers to switch between local and online versions of O4W.
OEngineServer – The Revelation Software OEngineServer is a java application designed to listen for requests from various client applications; start up, manage, and terminate the database engines for OpenInsight (OEngines); and route requests and responses from the clients to the OEngines. OI 9.4 has dramatically increased OEngineServer stability and has also added support for UTF8 mode.
The new https://www.revelation.com is launched in September.
2014 - Development of OpenInsight 10 commences
2015 - Development of OpenInsight 10 continues
Universal Driver NUL 5.0 for OpenInsight 9.4 released.
2016 - Development of OpenInsight 10 continues.
OpenInsight 10 Alpha 5 released November 2016.
Universal Driver NUL v18.104.22.168 for OpenInsight 9.4 released.
Universal Driver Heavy v4.7.2 released.
Universal Driver v4.7.2 released.
2017 - Development of OpenInsight 10 continues.
OpenInsight 9.4 "Roll Up" Patches released.
Universal Driver NUL v4.7.2 released for OpenInsight v9.x and below.
Universal Driver NUL v5.1 released for OpenInsight v10.0 and OpenInsight v9.4.
2018 - OpenInsight 10.0.1 released. OpenInsight 10 is 64-bit. This release includes the following components:
OpenInsight for Web (O4W)
Click HERE for a detailed description of each of the above features.
Universal Driver NUL v5.2 released for OpenInsight v10.0 and OpenInsight v9.4.
|New Product Initiatives||XML is a way of representing data with a set of delimiters known as tags. These tags are defined in a file known as a Schema. OpenInsight has a way of storing data with a set of delimiters known as fieldmarks and valuemarks. These fields are defined in a file known as a dictionary.
Revelation products are uniquely suited to working with XML. We will continue to develop our skills and toolsets to address SOAP, XPath, and XQuery as they become finalized.
The SQL Connector will provide the ability for OpenInsight to interact with SQL tables natively. All components of OpenInsight including forms, reports, popups and stored procedures will work with SQL.
A 64-bit implementation of OpenInsight and the Universal Driver.
Database development for cloud-based databases.
OpenInsight: OpenInsight is a repository-based applications development environment that enables development teams to work collaboratively to design, develop, deploy and scale high-performance business solutions on leading messaging and client/server platforms. OpenInsight is a Windows-based application development environment that can reside on Windows servers when used in conjuction with our network product Universal Driver 5.2. Arev64, Character to OpenInsight (CTO), OpenInsight for Web (O4W), SQL Connector, NetOI, are all included in OpenInsight 10.0 Server Edition and above.
Latest Communication Technology - The Universal Driver 5.2 utilizes the latest communication libraries to provide robust, reliable service between the UD server and its clients.
64-bit - The Universal Driver 5.2 may only be installed on 64-bit versions of Windows Operating Systems (e.g. Server 2008, Server 2012 or Server 2016).
Secure communications option - If desired, the communications channel between the UD server and its clients can be SSL encrypted, preventing unauthorized interception of sensitive information.
Authenticated clients option - If desired, only explicitly authorized client software can connect to the UD server over a secure SSL channel.
Connection Retry - If the communication link between the client and server is temporarily lost, and then restored, the client will attempt to reconnect and resume normal operations.
VSS friendly - The UD 5.2 is VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) aware and can thus be backed up with minimal disruption to normal operations.
Controllable Resizing - The UD 5.2 (through the OpenInsight UD console) can have its "resizing thread" programmatically disabled and re-enabled. This allows high-volume installations to disable resizing during peak processing times, improving performance.
Customizable Write Flags - An optional registry setting can now be specified to control the flags that Windows uses when opening LK/OV files, allowing sites to customize the behavior for their individual needs.
• The Universal Driver Heavy (UDH) is client/server software designed to allow real time mirroring of your Revelation data. It is designed to handle intensive Revelation applications that need to scale up and have high availability. UDH permits real-time mirroring of Linear Hash data.
|The WORKS: Unique Subscription Program||Revelation delivers its products through a unique subscription series: The WORKS. OpenInsight and JOI previews are available through an annual web-based subscription membership that gives developers an unprecedented combination of development tools, upgrades, sample applications, tools, utilities, knowledge bases, technical support and much more.
|Customer Service and Support||Revelation Software is a customer-focused, service-oriented company, placing high value on providing customers with a boutique experience — one that is tailored to their individual needs. The company's goals of providing each customer with a Revelation experience that is engaging, unique, responsive, valuable and reliable is delivered by providing customers with consistent, quality communications, innovative new development, and continuous product improvements.
Revelation Software offers a complete portfolio of support and development resources services, including a virtual developer community on its web site, a series of introductory and advanced training classes, and the Revelation Help Desk which offers free installation support for 30 days, as well as a high level of technical support for Works members.
|Representative Customers & Business Partners||Revelation directly serves a unique segment of the software development tool marketplace - professional developers and development teams that specialize in the design, implementation and delivery of packaged and custom line-of-business applications. Approximately 80 percent of Revelation customers are independent software development companies that use Revelation tools to implement critical business applications for vertical markets.
Of this constituency, more than three quarters are packaged application software vendors delivering industry-specific packaged applications that are built and deployed with Revelation's tools. Others are professional custom application solution providers and leading innovative system integration experts that rely on Revelation tools to implement robust, network-based custom solutions for their customers in the areas of human resource management; medical records and patient care; manufacturing; work order management and maintenance; customer service; order processing and sales automation; and library and catalog systems, to name a few. Revelation serves a vast and diverse community of in-house corporate developers who have implemented company specific departmental and organization wide client/server and messaging-based business solutions that are critical to their daily operations.
Revelation Software has licensed more than two million copies of its development and deployment products worldwide to qualified resellers, business partners and independent software vendors. Revelation Technologies (UK) licenses directly to partners and distributors in Europe, South Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. Revelation has distribution relationships throughout the world, including representatives in Australia, Asia Pacific, South America and Central America.
|Selected Customers||Representative customers include ADP Australia, American Geosciences Institute, BG-Base, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Cartus Corporation, Catholic Guardian Society, CSSP, Counterpoint Systems, Deutshe Grammophon, Elite Spice, International Rectifier Corp., Keller Williams Realty, Military Police Research, National Weather Service, New York Philharmonic, North Carolina Real Estate Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric, Shoes for Crews, Superior Essex, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Television Shopping Network, Van der Laan, Vernon Systems, Vision Airlines, Waste Manangement.
|Distribution Partners||Revelation Software distributes its products through national distributors as well as through volume independent software vendors.
In February, 2003 Revelation introduced its Solution Partner Program for its Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, ISV's and Consultants. Components of the Solution Partner Program include sales, marketing, training and product support tools for partners to deliver Revelation based solutions to targeted industries like Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail and Government.