A CORBA-compliant ORB from IONA Technologies Inc., Dublin, Ireland (www.iona.com) (U.S. office, Waltham, MA). Founded in 1991, IONA is a leading member of the OMG, and Orbix has become a popular CORBA-based system due to its multi-platform support and OLE integration. This combination made it the first distributed solution for OLE automation. OrbixWeb is IONA's Java implementation of Orbix. When users retrieve OrbixWeb-based Java applets, OrbixWeb is downloaded into their machines, providing them with CORBA connectivity. For more information, visit www.OrbZone.com, IONA's vendor-neutral community site for CORBA architects and developers.