OpenInsight 9.0
Based upon an unanimous decision at our User's Conference last month, it has been decided to rename the next major release of OpenInsight to 9.0 instead of 8.1. With over 4,000 changes made to OpenInsight already, this just makes sense.

OpenInsight 8.0.6
OpenInsight release 8.0.6 is now available for download from the Works download section of our web site. The 8.0.6 release can only be applied to 8.0.3, 8.0.4 and 8.0.5 releases. Earlier releases need to be upgraded to at least 8.0.3 to apply this upgrade. If you are upgrading from release 8.0.3, 8.0.4 or 8.0.5 you will receive your authorization code via an automated email upon submitting your request.

"School's Out for Summer" Special
Celebrate the end of the school year by registering for our Fall Classes. Enroll in an OpenInsight Development Course during the month of June and bring a co-worker along for free! That's right for FREE! All classes must be completed by December 31, 2008. This offer expires on June 30, 2008. For more information clickHERE.

We have also added a new 2-day course - What's New in OpenInsight 9.0. The course schedule for the fall can be seen HERE and is ready for your registration.

OI for Web is Now Available for Download
OI4Web is a tool that allows developers to access their OpenInsight data through a web browser. While most often used with Active Server Pages (ASP), OI4Web provides an "object" that can be used in any development environment that allows for the creation and invocation of ActiveX objects.

With OI4Web, you can call an OpenInsight stored procedure and process the returned data; your ASP page can then display or utilize this data as appropriate.

The OI4Web object communicates with OpenInsight via Revelation's EngineServer technology. OI4Web communicates with the EngineServer using an 'asynchronous' connection; multiple client requests may be processed with a single, or a few, OpenInsight licenses. Also, through the use of the EngineServer's open communication standard, it is possible to deploy the web server and OpenInsight systems on different servers. For more information about OI4Web click HERE. To download a copy of OI4Web click HERE.

Arev32 developers should check out the following KNOWLEDGE BASE ARTICLE on the Arev32 startup process.


The 2008 Revelation Software 
User's Conference took place 
on May 13-16, 2008 at the Rio 
All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las 
Vegas, Nevada. Over 130
developers, users and 
consultants attended our 
Conference and made it a 
huge success. We at 
Revelation Software want to thank each 
of you for making this our best conference ever!

For a complete conference wrap-up, CLICK HERE. You can also view a You Tube slide show of the conference proceedings - Viewer Discretion Advised :-).

NATIONAL SOFTWARE SYSTEMS is a leading Information Technology Service Consulting Firm providing custom software application development, hardware integration, networking and customer support services. NSS offers custom solutions utilizing tools such as OpenInsight, Advanced Revelation, Visual Basic (VB), and Microsoft Access.

THE UNIVERSITY OF DC curriculum includes a database programming course that utilizes the OpenInsight development environment.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., an associate professor in the Computer and Information Systems department at UDC decided to use OpenInsight in the classroom because when his students are finished with his class, they will have marketable skills, regardless of what they encounter.

The Universal Driver 4.5 will be released on July 1, 2008. The UD 4.5 will replace the UD 4.0. New to the UD 4.5 are the following features:

  • Utilizes the latest ACE communication libraries for increased reliability
  • Compiled with the latest version of Visual Studio
  • Improved performance in the LH Manager

Upgrades from UD 4.0 to UD 4.5 will be free. Please contact our Customer Care Department at 800-262-4747 to request your upgrade. Pricing remains the same for upgrades from drivers prior to the UD 4.0.