Altia's graphics software now supports Java. The new Java API (Application Program Interface) connects programs written in Java to graphics created in Altia Design or FacePlate. Because of this connection, Altia users can enjoy the many benefits of the Java language, such as its machine independence and increased security for Web-based applications. Furthermore, Java programmers, who have traditionally struggled with slow graphics, now have a high-performance, high-fidelity alternative to Java graphics toolkits, such as Swing and the Abstract Windows Toolkit (AWT).