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XpertMart Releases Java 5 Version for Mac OS X

January 22, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, MA. - XpertMart announced today the release of a new version of its POS & Inventory Control software that runs on Java 5 and is optimized for Macs running on Intel processors.

The new version of XpertMart's POS software for Mac OS X runs natively on the Intel chip without needing Rosetta and is therefore faster than applications that were written for the old PowerPC processor and need to be translated to run on Intel's Core architecture.

"Our new Java 5 Version of XpertMart for Mac is our fastest yet," says XpertMart CEO Stephen Searfoss. "We've seen speed improvements upwards of 50% running XpertMart on an Intel Mac compared to an older PowerPC Mac."

XpertMart on Mac runs on the the Firebird database manager which also runs natively on the Intel processor and also does not require the Rosetta translator which can make applications slow and unreliable. Firebird is a time-tested SQL relational database.

"We remain fully committed to the Mac platform," says Searfoss. "As Apple has upgraded the underlying technology of the Macintosh line improving the operating system and processor architecture XpertMart has kept pace."

Legacy users who have been running XpertMart on PowerPC Macs will be able to seamlessly move their data to an Intel Mac because both run on the Firebird database. Retailers looking to upgrade their hardware can do so knowing they won't have any software headaches.

"Our goal has always been to offer our users maximum flexibility in their choice of hardware, operating system and peripherals," says Searfoss. "A chain of retail stores can run XpertMart on a mix of older G3 PowerPC gumdrop Macs running OS 10.1 all the way up to the new Dual Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro running Tiger and enjoy smooth interoperability."

XpertMart POS software comes with its own set of drivers to handle peripherals like receipt printers, cash drawers, barcode printers and portable data terminals.

"Because we write all of our own drivers XpertMart is compatible with a wide range of industry standard USB peripherals such as Zebra, Symbol and Epson even when the manufacturer doesn't say their peripherals are Mac compatible."

Retailers who wish to run their store software on the Mac platform can do so with confidence knowing that the XpertMart POS system will evolve and continue to meet their needs.

The Java 5 Version of XpertMart for Mac OS X has been in beta testing with select users for the last six months and is now available for wide release. A free trial version of the POS software is available from our web site:

Stephen Searfoss, President
Miami, Florida
Tel (954) 688-3045

About XpertMart
XpertMart is a complete retail management system developed by Dinari Systems LLC. XpertMart is written entirely in Java and can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. XpertMart has been deployed by retailers in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean for over five years. XpertMart is available in English, Spanish and Italian.
A free trial version is available for immediate download at our web site:


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