Integrated Toolkit for Constructing Intelligent Software Agents
AgentBuilder is an integrated
software development tool that allows software developers with no
background in intelligent systems or intelligent agent technologies
to quickly and easily build intelligent agent-based applications.
AgentBuilder reduces development time and development cost and simplifies
the development of high-performance, robust agent-based systems.
AgentBuilder Pro is designed for software developers building agent-based applications. AgentBuilder Pro has all of the tools and capabilities of AgentBuilder Lite. In addition, AgentBuilder Pro has an advanced suite of tools for building and testing multi-agent systems.
AgentBuilder Pro Development Tools
AgentBuilder Pro provides graphical tools for supporting all phases of the agent construction process. Programming software agents (sometimes called Agent-Oriented Programming) is accomplished by specifying intuitive concepts such as the beliefs, commitments, behavioral rules and actions of the agent. AgentBuilder Pro makes it much easier to create, debug and test multi-agent systems. The software developer need only model the communications dialogs between agents using the protocol tools and AgentBuilder will automatically construct the required behavioral rules required for implementing these conversations. This significantly reduces the amount of time required for building multi-agent systems.
AgentBuilder Pro provides
- All of the tools and capabilities of AgentBuilder Lite.
- An Agency Manager for defining the agents that comprise an agency.
- Tools for defining inter-agent conversations or protocols.
- Tools for associating agent protocol roles with individual agents.
- An Agency Viewer that allows the developer to control individual agents and examine the message traffic between agents.
- Tools for automatically generating behavioral rules required for inter-agent communications.
AgentBuilder Pro makes it easy to add a graphical user interface to an agent or an agent-enabled application. Developers can import existing classes using AgentBuilder allowing agents to utilize legacy code. Special purpose PACs for building agents that handle E-mail, read and post to network news groups, analyze documents and FTP files are also available.
The run-time system consists of the agent program created using the AgentBuilder Pro graphical tools and the run-time agent engine. The agent program includes the agent definition file and PAC libraries. The agent program is executed by the run-time agent engine; the combination of the agent program and the agent engine create an executable agent.
AgentBuilder Pro is coded in Java and produces Java-based agents. AgentBuilder is distributed with the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) for each supported platform. Both the AgentBuilder Toolkit and the Run-Time System execute on the Java Virtual Machine included with the JRE.
AgentBuilder Pro distributions are available for the following
platforms: Solaris, Windows 95/98/2000/XP, Windows NT, and LINUX.
- Windows 98/2000/XP, Windows NT, Linux: 16 MB (32 MB recommended)
- Solaris: 64 MB
Disk space requirements:
- Windows 98/2000/XP, Windows NT: 11 MB
- Linux: 15 MB
- Solaris: 15MB
Support and Maintenance
AgentBuilder Pro comes with free support provided via online trouble reporting, email, and mailing list membership.
All updates to the current version are free of charge. Annual maintenance after the first year is available for purchase. Pricing for maintenance is 25% of the purchase price of Pro. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The AgentBuilder Pro distribution includes 1 single-user development license and 10 run-time engine licenses.
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Ships via electronic download or on CD-ROM
with user documentation in PDF format. If you buy the electronic delivery product we will email instructions for downloading the product.
Electronic Delivery (ABPCEI): US $895.00
CD-ROM Delivery (ABPCCI): US $925.00
AgentBuilder Pro - Site License
Provides development licenses
for up to 20 concurrent users. Ships on CD-ROM with printed user
documentation. If you buy the electronic delivery product we will email instructions for downloading the product. Free support provided for the first year and may be renewed on an annual basis.
CD-ROM Delivery (ABPCCS) US $4925.00
Electronic Delivery (ABPCES) US $4895.00
AgentBuilder Academic Pro - Individual Edition
Available for academic institutions only.
Provides 1 single-user development license. Ships via electronic
download or on CD-ROM with user documentation in PDF format. If you buy the electronic delivery product we will email instructions for downloading the product. Free support provided for the first year and may be renewed on an annual basis.
Electronic Delivery (ABPAEI): US $449.00
CD-ROM Delivery (ABPACI) CD-ROM: US $499.00
AgentBuilder Academic Pro - Classroom Edition
Available for academic institutions only.
Provides development licenses for 30 users. Ships electronically
with PDF user documentation.If you buy the electronic delivery product we will email instructions for downloading the product. Free support provided for the first year and may be renewed on an annual basis.
Electronic Delivery (ABPAEC): US $4,495.00
CD-ROM Delivery (ABPACC) CD-ROM: US $4,525.00
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