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 multiplatform 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.