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Lasso Professional Server 8.5 Includes Native Support for PostgreSQL

Posted on 2006-06-16

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 13, 2006 - OmniPilot Software, Inc., officially releases Lasso Professional Server 8.5 (LP 8.5), which natively supports PostgreSQL, a powerful relational database system. With more than 15 years of active development and its proven architecture, PostgreSQL has earned a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.

“We are proud to announce LP 8.5’s native data source support for PostgreSQL, it has been an often requested feature by our loyal customers,” said Brett Circe, president of OmniPilot Software, Inc. “The new LP 8.5 bridges the gap between the Lasso and PostgreSQL communities.”

"I'm really excited to see more and more middleware packages like Lasso supporting PostgreSQL natively," said Josh Berkus, a member of PostgreSQL's Core Team. "They make it far easier for people who are not primarily DBAs, such as Web designers, to use PostgreSQL and take advantage of its reliability and security.”

OmniPilot’s LP 8.5 takes Lasso beyond Web scripting making it a powerful and advanced programming language by incorporating innovative functionality. Numerous new features have been added and many are direct requests from Lasso’s customers. In addition, LP 8.5 includes DNS lookup tags, URL rewrite tools, better encoding support in file and network tags, Server and Site Administration improvements, iCal file support, and much more.

The following lists a few of the top new features of LP 8.5:

  • LJAX: Supports Web 2.0 techniques for modern dynamic web design. Includes Lasso AJAX tags and Javascript functions working together to enable interactive page updates.

  • Support for many new Native Data Sources including PostgreSQL.

  • Built in LDAP Integration: Integrate Lasso with office data and login systems.

  • Specify data sources within inlines. Prepared statements allow faster DB operations. Create multiple result sets from a single inline.

  • Shell Support: Allows access to native processes within the OS.

  • Enhanced Site Admin: View, prioritize and abort threads from the Admin.

  • Email Enhancements: Direct sending to remote SMTP servers, SSL support, improved encoding speed, and better support for attachments.

  • Universal Binary for Intel-based Mac and Power PC: Native support for the best speed and compatibility.

LP 8.5 retails for $649, and upgrades start at $349. OmniPilot offers a free license of LP 8.5 to Premier Members of the Lasso Professional Alliance (LPA). To order your copy of LP 8.5, please visit http://store.omnipilot.com or call us at 954-874-3100.

About OmniPilot Software

OmniPilot Software, Inc. is a software development company offering cross-platform business management solutions designed to help small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) optimize their online presence. In 2006, OmniPilot celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Lasso, which survived the boom and bust of the dot.com era because of its loyal following. It has grown from a simple scripting language on the Mac to an enterprise programming language for Mac, Windows and Linux. Lasso is a secure corporate alternative to open source Web development languages. OmniPilot's software is used by over 15,000 corporations worldwide from The Golf Channel to NASA, as well as over 1,000 educational institutions from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to the University of Houston (UH) to name a few. For more information visit http://www.omnipilot.com.


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