Infragistics — a new company formed by the merger of ProtoView Development and Sheridan Software — has released JSuite 5.0 and JFCSuite 5.0. The company also announced that PowerChart, which is included with JSuite and JFCSuite, and also available separately.
Either Suite of Java components allows Java developers to add a presentation layer to their applications, according to MacTech magazine. Both JSuite, for use in AWT Java development environments or as JavaBeans, and JFCSuite, for use in Swing Java development environments, provide a full range of interface components.
Each Suite includes charting, a grid, data input components, an explorer, a tree and calendaring-comprising the most complete set of UI (user interface) components available for the Java developer, according to Infragistics CEO Dean Guida. For developers endeavoring to migrate legacy applications to Java, these components can provide the visual interfaces familiar to their users.
Infragistics says its data models reduce the time needed to create e-business and web-enabled data binding solutions. Those data models feature an n-tier architecture that connects streaming data over sockets to front-end applications. Users can render data from any source in charts or grids. Data models include: XML, JDBC, URL, file, sockets and IDE specific models. Included with all Infragistics Java products, Infragistics data models use a n-tier architecture to connect to data from any source with minimal code.
“We’ve included sophisticated chart types such as bubble and scatter, with advanced features such as automatic congestion control,” Guida said. “And PowerChart can remain on the server and render full featured JPEG format charts on the client machine, providing a new dimension for high performance, low overhead implementation of charting.”
The data presented in Infragistics, Java charts, and grids can be synchronized. Changes made in one can automatically be reflected in the other. PowerChart, a charting component for Java, also features ActiveImage, a technology that allows the developer to use image mapping to its fullest potential, on either server-side or client-side imagemaps, according to Guida. And convenience is built in-this new feature automatically generates the scripts needed for event delegation, “seamlessly and accurately,” he added.
Also included in both Suites are a new drop-down calculator and a color-picker. The calculator can be used alone or as an in-cell editor in several of Infragistics’ Java components, is fully customizable, and can be configured to accomplish industry-specific calculations or tasks.
PowerChart uses an advanced 2D-3D rendering engine to deliver stunning charts and data visualization to any application. Chart Types support both 2D and 3D rendering styles. Available chart types include area, bar, bubble, candle, column, line, pie, scatter, stock, and surface.
PowerChart 2.0 retails for US$695. It’s available with a one-year subscription for $945. Both JSuite 5.0 and JFCSuite 5.0 retail for $995, and each is available with Subscription Service and in an Enterprise Edition, as well. Subscription Service retails for $1,495, and includes one-year of automatic free upgrades, inclusive of any new products added to the respective Suite. Enterprise Edition retails for $1,995, and includes Subscription Service and a one-year priority support package. Both Suites are also available with source code and in 5-user, 10-user and corporate (25 or more users) pricing models. See Infragistics’ Web site for details and trial versions. Infragistics’ Java products are available in electronic format only.