SOURCE: OSS Nokalva, Inc.

March 26, 2008 09:00 ET

OSS Nokalva Fast Infoset Tools Selected by GTECH

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - OSS Nokalva, Inc., announced today the selection of its Fast Infoset Tools by GTECH Corporation.

GTECH is a full service technology provider supporting the gaming industry worldwide, with the need to deploy thousands of specialized technology platforms across a wide area network and process several hundred thousand transactions per minute. In its use of XML based messages, GTECH had three main concerns -- speed of XML processing; size of the XML messages; and support for specialized technology platforms.

The OSS Fast Infoset (FI) Tools address all three concerns -- speed, size, and support. Fast Infoset (FI) is an international standard developed to address XML resource and bandwidth issues. The Fast Infoset standard optimizes XML by specifying a standardized binary representation for the XML Information Set. The OSS Fast Infoset Tools create and process highly efficient Fast Infoset messages.

Fast Infoset is capable of representing any well-formed XML document in a compact way, whether or not a schema is available. However, when a schema is available, the OSS FI Tools allow your application to take advantage of the schema. The Tools include a data-binding mechanism that can encode/decode the data from a document into an automatically generated data structure within the application and vice versa, thus simplifying the application and achieving the best performance.

Another performance optimization offered by the OSS FI Tools is support for external vocabularies which typically increases performance and reduces size, especially for smaller documents.

"We have selected the OSS FI Tools for use by our software development teams worldwide because they offer us the performance, flexibility and interoperability that our business requires," commented Rachel Barber, Vice President of Technology.

"OSS is committed to offering standards-based high-performance development tools. Using the OSS FI Tools to process Fast Infoset, rather than traditional XML, results on average in messages that are 3 times smaller and processing speeds that are 5 times faster. We are delighted to be working with GTECH on their high performance gaming solutions," explained Rajul Gupta, OSS Product Manager.

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About OSS Nokalva, Inc.

OSS Nokalva, Inc. (, a privately held company located in Somerset, New Jersey, has been offering the highest quality standards-based software, support, and services since 1988. OSS has been instrumental in the development of ASN.1, XML, and Biometrics standards, and standards-based solutions. We support on a 24x7 basis an international customer base of more than 900 customers, including leaders in telecommunications, security, finance, aviation, space, automotive, and government.

About GTECH Corporation

GTECH Corporation (, headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is a leading gaming technology and services company, providing innovative technology, creative content, and superior service delivery.

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