Revelation Unveils OpenInsight Development Suite 9.3

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Revelation Software has released the latest version of OpenInsight Development Suite (OI), which provides a range of new components, including data encryption at rest, OpenInsight for Web (O4W) v1.2, a new banded report writer, extended math functions,  as well as the OI for D3/mvBase connector.  

Revelation's flagship product OpenInsight is a database development suite that provides both Windows, Web 2.0 and .Net tools to develop and deploy mission-critical applications. There are more than 1.5 million licensed users of Revelation products across 60,000 deployed sites worldwide.

New Features in OI 9.3

OpenInsight version 9.3 incorporates a new encryption service that system administrators can deploy to encrypt (on a field by field level) data in OpenInsight. The data will be encrypted at rest using industry standard encryption routines. Clients and the encryption service use the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to communicate, thus allowing the data to be encrypted in transit. Through the use of an Encryption Server (normally, but not necessarily, the same machine as the Universal Driver server), each OpenInsight workstation seamlessly and securely encrypts data for storage when written into an encrypted volume.

In addition, a new version of OpenInsight for Web (O4W v1.2) includes many enhancements to the APIs, Form, Report, Dashboard and Menu wizards. O4W v1.2 also provides additional support for mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, implemented as a series of additional APIs that can be used in building O4W stored procedures. Using jQuery Mobile, the companion library to O4W's jQuery, web pages can be built that follow the design styling that is now becoming the standard on smaller devices.

Among other enhancements, the original banded report writer (BRW) has been replaced using technology based on the C1Report tool from ComponentOne. The OI BRW supports powerful and easy-to-use banded reports that are compatible with Access and Crystal models.

OI 9.3 also includes new extended math functions - _addx, _subx, _mulx and _divx - that allow developers to perform math operations using full precision or a specified precision.  And, the OI for D3 connector provides the ability to connect with both the D3 and mvBase databases from TigerLogic Corporation.

Connection Technology

"Our connection technology has truly made OpenInsight a versatile front-end graphical database development environment," says Mike Ruane, president and CEO Revelation Software, "Whether your back-end database is Linear Hash, U2, D3, mvBase, OpenQM, NoSQL or SQL, our tool set leverages MultiValue skills with modern technology."

"Data encryption and mobile computing are fast becoming essential requirements with any application development," adds Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation Software. "We are empowering our development community with one of the best mobile computing and data encryption toolkits on the market."

Also included in the OI 9.3 release are enhancements to: System Editor++, Database Manager, Basic+, O4W,, Arev32, Table Builder, Report Builder, IDE, RDK, U2 Connector, SQL Connector, and Module Management.

For more details about OpenInsight Development Suite 9.3, visit