NU Online News Service, April 10, 11:50 a.m. – Management Data Inc., Birmingham, Ala., has released a Java applet version of FIMMAS, the company’s life insurance marketing and administration software system.

A life insurer can use the Java version to help employees, agents and others reach its central computers through the Web.

When a visitor logs on at the insurer’s Web site, the site can install the Java applet on the visitor’s desktop computer automatically. No advance installation of special desktop computer software is required, Management Data says.