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Constellation Energy Selects TIBCO General Interface as AJAX Development Platform

Nation's Largest Supplier of Energy Improves Customer Experience; Saves Time and Money

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. , a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, today announced that Constellation Energy has selected TIBCO General Interface(TM) as the asynchronous communications, javascript, and XML (AJAX) development platform for building Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) to enhance its customers' user experience.

Constellation Energy was looking to reduce their overall deployment and IT support costs by transitioning several of the company's traditional client/server applications to faster-to-install, easier-to-manage Web-based applications within its corporate portal. One requirement was that the move be made while still maintaining the rich usability of the older client/server solutions within the thin browser-based interface of new Internet applications. So, the company considered AJAX.

"We wanted a product that was dependable and integrated seamlessly with our existing TIBCO solutions," said Jeff Johnson, manager of Corporate Applications, Constellation Energy. "With TIBCO General Interface, we got a mature, enterprise-tested product that would have immediate benefits for the company and our customers."

TIBCO General Interface gives browser-based applications the features and performance characteristics typically seen in the user interfaces of traditional client/server-based applications. Leveraging the AJAX capabilities present in common Web browsers, TIBCO General Interface allows developers to easily deploy RIAs without dependency on applets, plug-ins or installation of client/server frameworks. Using TIBCO General Interface's breakthrough development tools -- also built using TIBCO General Interface -- developers can rapidly create powerful solutions with drag-and-drop speed.

"TIBCO General Interface helps companies easily make the move to RIAs without taking on the typical high labor costs required to do so," said Ram Menon, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO. "Constellation Energy wanted to add AJAX functionality with a minimal amount of hand-coding, which would be required when using less-mature development tools. This is why they turned to TIBCO General Interface."

About Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy (http://www.constellation.com/), a Fortune 200 company based in Baltimore, is the nation's largest competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial and industrial customers and the nation's largest wholesale power seller. Constellation Energy also manages fuels and energy services on behalf of energy intensive industries and utilities. It owns a diversified fleet of more than 100 generating units located throughout the United States, totaling approximately 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. In 2004, the combined revenues of the integrated energy company totaled $12.5 billion.

About TIBCO

TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. Real-Time Business is about helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-Time Business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R), to over 2,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at http://www.tibco.com/. TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, The Power of Now, TIBCO General Interface and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

TIBCO Software Inc.

CONTACT: Holly Lawrence of TIBCO Software, +1-650-846-8463,
[email protected]; or Bill Bourdon of the Bateman Group for TIBCO,
+1-415-602-1491, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.tibco.com/
http://www.constellation.com/

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