Additions to Web Client Stack Broaden Potential Fractal Map User Community

London, UK – 4th April 2006 – Fractal Edge today announced the release of Fractal:Server 2.1. Offering the same breadth of vision and speed of access as the Company’s desktop-based Advanced Data Visualization product Fractal:Intelligence, Fractal:Server 2.1 allows web administrators and other power users to quickly configure Fractal Maps to be delivered within the latest Internet architectures.

Fractal Maps provide business users with an intuitive and easy-to-navigate picture of their data in which hot-spots become instantly recognisable and can be targeted in just one or two clicks. This gives them the confidence that crucial business decisions are truly informed and accurate, allowing them to make these decisions in as timely a manner as possible.

"The introduction of Fractal Maps to our database of hedge funds provides our users with improved search functionality," said Don Cacciapaglia, chairman and chief executive officer of Channel Capital Group Inc. "As the number of hedge funds increases and strategies become more esoteric, this new visualization software will allow our users to identify patterns that emerge in the hedge fund industry and drill down to the funds in which they are most interested."

The new DHTML Web Client works alongside the existing technologies in Fractal Edge’s Web Client Stack, the ActiveX and Mozilla plug-ins, to enable programmers to deliver interactive Fractal Maps to Web and intranet users whose browser or firewall permissions policies prohibit installation of these plug-ins. Leveraging standard HTML image map, Javascript and stylesheet functionality, the DHTML Web Client offers a "zero-download" alternative that will work on almost any Web browser and operating system platform, from Internet Explorer running on Windows to Firefox or Opera running on Mac or Linux. This ensures that Fractal Edge customers deploying Fractal Maps online can be confident that their entire user community is able to take advantage of the Maps’ unique capabilities, while maintaining the option for individual users to install one of the more powerful Web Clients if they wish.

"The DHTML Web Client was originally developed to satisfy the stringent compliance requirements of a major international banking client." said Gervase Clifton-Bligh, VP Product Strategy & Development, Fractal Edge. "Feedback from other customers confirmed that the addition of this Web Client will broaden the appeal of Fractal Maps for a wide range of similar Web-based applications, and we are pleased now to make it a generally available option in our enterprise product suite."

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