ProVUE Development Corp.
has announced the release of Panorama 4.0, the latest major upgrade to its RAM-based database for the Macintosh and now, for the first time since Panorama’s introduction in 1988, Windows.
ProVUE explained that Panorama is much faster than many conventional databases because it utilizes RAM extensively, acceleration sorting, search, summarizing, importing, data manipulation and changes to database structure by loading such operations into memory rather than utilizing files on the hard drive. The software also sports other features like crosstabs and data outlines, a full relational structure, full suite of graphics tools, support for various chart formats, a complete programming language, interface builder, and development tools, seamless cross platform support, and much more.
New features in Panorama 4.0 include:
Cross platform support; including backwards compatibility for almost all existing Panorama 2.x and 3.x databases.
Completely PowerPC native, with speed increases of up to 100 percent in some operations.
100 percent backwards compatibility between Mac versions of the software.
Wizards, including two dozen different helpers that assist users in automating common tasks, such as word processing and mail merge, time tracking, design sheet creation and more.
All new training materials, including a 200-page tutorial, 1750 page handbook and 900-page reference guide. The CD also contains over 3 hours of QuickTime training.
Dozens of sample databases
Enhanced image pack, an optional pack that provides support for over 20 different image formats.
System requirements for Panorama 4.0 call for a PowerPC-based Mac; Mac OS 7.6 or higher, including Mac OS X’s “Classic” environment; 16MB of available RAM; 8-75MB available HD space.
Panorama 4.0 costs US$299. Upgrades from 3.x are available for $69.95. Users interested in “sidegrading” their copy of Panorama from the Mac 3.x to Windows version 4.0 can also do so for $199.95.
More details are available from
ProVUE’s Web site.