Press Release

8/24/2009

(E)JES V4R7.0 Offers New REXX-Based Customer Application Infrastructure

Los Angeles, CA, August 24, 2009—Today Phoenix Software International announced the release of Version 4, Release 7.0 of its z/OS JES2 and JES3 interactive spool browse and system management product (E)JES. The new release will be generally available September 18, 2009.

New to (E)JES with this release is a Customer Application Infrastructure (CAI), an integrated framework for TSO/ISPF that runs REXX-based customer and end user plug-in applications for customizing and extending the capabilities of (E)JES in local environments.

"This framework employs the EJESREXX application programming interface, introduced two years ago, and will give our customers more powerful customization tools with all the benefits of the REXX programming language," said Fred Hoschett, President of Phoenix Software International.

Also in this release, (E)JES improves zIIP eligibility for JES2 processing routines. Now, nearly all JES2 processing routines are eligible for zIIP redirection. In the two years since zIIP exploitation was introduced in (E)JES, privileged zIIP redirection is nearing 100%.

This 2009 (E)JES release will also include the use of High Performance FICON for System z (zHPF) channel programs when accessing SPOOL and other important data sets, resulting in faster performance.

"Phoenix has always been committed to leveraging the latest technology to help our customers reduce costs and increase performance,” said Mr. Hoschett. “We are proud to support the z/OS platform and exploit those technologies that make our customers more productive.'

Phoenix Software International, Inc. is a major systems software development company providing software solutions to enterprises around the world. Phoenix software operates on IBM and compatible mainframes as well as Windows and web-based workstation platforms.