New products for the week of January 15
By John J. McLaughlin, FlashBack, Inc.
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SHA220, SHA400, SHA450
- High-speed SCSI and Ethernet I/O adapters
($395 - $695)
- automated data library
Company: Integrix, Inc.
(Newbury Park, CA)
Telephone: (805) 376-1000
Fax: (805) 376-1001
Platforms: SPARC, Solaris
SHA family of high-speed, single-slot, SBus, SCSI adapters are used to provide
I/O for desktop systems, tape backup, RAID, network and peripheral devices.
Existing Solaris device drivers are used. The SHA200 provides a high-speed 20
Mb/sec Fast Wide SCSI-2 interface. The SHA220 provides 20 Mb/sec Fast Wide
SCSI-2 and 10/100 Mb/sec Fast Ethernet interfaces. The SHA400 is an Ultra
Wide SCSI-2, single-ended adapter with throughput up to 40 Mb/sec. The SHA450
offers transfer rates of up to 40 Mb/sec with an Ultra Wide SCSI-2 interface.
Company: MediaLogic, Inc.
Telephone: (508) 695-2006
Fax: (508) 695-8593
Rack-mounted DLT system accepts up to five drives. Three independent
Fast/Wide SCSI buses deliver a data transfer rate of up to 3 Gb/min.
Accommodates up to 32 data cartridges for up to 2.2 Tb of storage.
Hot-swapping allows for uninterrupted system operation while drives are added
SuperFlex 3000 DGR Ultra
- an external, server-independent UltraSCSI RAID storage system
($16,460 - $24,535)
Company: Storage Dimensions
Telephone: (408) 954-0710
Fax: (408) 944-1200
Platforms: Windows NT, Netware
Extends UltraSCSI to an external enclosure, using longer cables and scalable
cache. SCSI repeater technology enhances the signal-to-noise ratio,
supporting longer distances. I/O caching can scale from 16 to 128 Mb. Peak
data transfer rate is 40 Mb/sec. Configuration on Disk (COD) minimizes the
impact of server failures.
- 64-Bit, UltraSPARC II-based, dual processor systems
(starts at $13,660)
Company: Axil Computer, Inc.
(Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 486-5700, (800) 284-AXIL
Fax: (408) 654-5715
New models for Ultima 2 workstation and server family. UltraSPARC processors:
167 MHz to 300 MHz. ECC Memory: up to 2 Gb. External cache: up to 4 Mb.
Internal storage: up to 18 Gb. Visual Instruction Set for digital
multimedia. Solaris 2.5.1 pre-installed. UPA bus Creator 2-D or 3-D graphics
cards. MGX graphics accelerator or Turbo GX graphics card. 20-inch color
- SPARC-based portable workstation
Company: RDI Computer Corp.
Telephone: (760) 929-0992, (800) 734-5483
Fax: (760) 929-9702
Portable workstation uses a 200 MHz UltraSPARC 1 processor, 14.1-inch display,
up to 9 Gb of storage, 512 Mb memory and optional Creator Graphics. 1024 x
768 color active matrix liquid crystal display.
ACUCOBOL-GT Version 3.2
- COBOL GUI development system
AXXiON for SAP R/3
- Systems management solution
Company: Acucobol, Inc.
(San Diego, CA)
Telephone: (619) 689-7220, (800) COBOL-85
Fax: (619) 566-3071
Platforms: Windows NT, UNIX (over 600 platforms)
A portable Year 2000-compliant development system. Features
multithreading, modeless windows, a dual file system, a full set of
graphical controls, and the ability to execute GUI programs in a non-GUI
environment. Supports over 600 platforms.
Company: OpenVision Technologies, Inc.
Telephone: (510) 426-6451
Platforms: UNIX, Windows 95, NT, OpenVMS, Netware
An integrated systems management solution for the SAP R/3 application
environment. Automates routine tasks and centrally administers all
application and database servers, in both local and remote locations, from a
single console. Supports storage, event and performance management, high
availability and security.
Aziza Enterprise Web Manager
- Multi-server intranet Web site management
Company: Objectivity, Inc.
(Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 254-7100, (800) 767-6259
Fax: (415) 943-1875
Platforms: Windows NT, UNIX
Helps corporate information services organizations manage large intranets:
users, pages and servers. Decentralizes authorship, allowing each user to
be a content provider. Centralizes management, so a single administrator
can manage multi-server sites. Checks for bad links. Content can be
distributed or replicated across multiple Web servers for load-balancing.
Includes Web Object Manager, Web Management Clients, and Web Content
- Web-to-Host application and data access
(San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (415) 675-7777
Fax: (415) 675-7775
Platforms: UNIX, Windows NT
New product line provides all-in-one Web-to-Host access and integration.
Gives authorized end users immediate access to legacy applications and data
from client workstations. Includes network services such as printing, file
sharing and file transfer. End user configurations may be customized and
deployed to other users.
- Connects multiuser Windows NT to UNIX
Company: GraphOn Corporation
Telephone: (800) GRAPHON, (408) 370-4080
Fax: (408) 370-5047
Platforms: Windows NT, UNIX
Allows enterprises to run UNIX and multi-user Windows NT applications in a
LP Plus 3.0
- Provides mainframe-like features for UNIX printing
Company: Digital Controls Corp.
Telephone: (800) 274-1627
Platforms: AIX, Digital UNIX, DG/UX, HP-UX, NCR, SCO UNIX, Sun Solaris
Handles down printers automatically, offers enhanced report viewing, multiple
print jobs, adds new hosts or networks, security, printer configurations, host
management, automatic event processing.
- Graphical CORBA Development for Java anc C++
Company: Black & White Software, Inc.
Telephone: (408) 369-7400
Fax: (408) 369-7406
Platforms: Solaris, HP, Windows 95/NT
OrbixBuilder is a family of CORBA development products for Java and C++ that
plug into popular graphical development environments, such as Symantec
Visual Cafe on Windows NT/95 and UIM/X on UNIX. OrbixBuilder includes the
Orbix or OrbixWeb ORB, integrates graphical CORBA utilities, automatic code
generation, and visual CORBA tutorials.
- Toolkit for C/C++ developers: formatting, pagination, printing
Company: KL Group, Inc.
(Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
Telephone: (416) 594-1026, (800) 663-4723
Fax: (416) 594-1919
Adds text and image printing, formatting and pagination to UNIX
applications. Useful for catalogs, reports, billing and invoicing.
Supports PostScript compatible printers. Documents can contain multiple
columns, running headers and footers, multiple fonts, text sizes and
colors, embedded bitmap and EPS images.
- video accelerator
Company: Tech-Source, Inc.
Telephone: (407) 262-7100
Fax: (407) 339-2554
Designed to drive ultra high resolution displays in true color modes using
graphics and video intensive applications such as intranet and Internet
publishing, pre-press, desktop publishing, multimedia authoring and complex
imaging. Supports 128-bit 2D/3D and 256-bit graphics with 8 Mb of
high-speed VRAM. Supports Sun's UltraSPARC Visual Instruction Set and MPEG
video clips at resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 at 16.8 million colors.
S-PLUS Software Development Kit for UNIX
- statistical data mining and graphical SDK
Company: MathSoft, Inc.
Telephone: (800) 569-0123
Fax: (206) 283-8691
Platforms: Sun Sparc, IBM RS/6000, HP 9000, SGI Iris, DEC
SDK used to imbed a statistical data mining and graphical engine within
UNIX applications. Customized front-ends can be designed. More than 2,000
analysis functions and graphics models.
Stingray 3270 Software Development Kit
- Builds Java applets and applications for mainframe communications
Company: Blue Lobster Software, Inc.
Telephone: (888) 880-2583, (716) 546-3550
Fax: (716) 546-5488
Helps create Java applications that provide 3270 emulation connectivity to
mainframe systems. Records host sessions, converts them to Java code, and
creates Java applications that access legacy data.
Tivoli Maestro 6.0
- enterprise n-tiered job scheduling system
(agents - $1,000; master console - $8,000)
Company: Tivoli Systems
(Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 988-2800
Fax: (408) 988-2236
Platforms: UNIX, Windows NT, MVS, MPE
A job scheduling system for the distributed computing enterprise. Coordinates
and automates production scheduling of mission-critical applications, systems
and networks and ensures consistent operation of the distributed processes
that effect service delivery. Multiple platform support. Advanced
integration with third party applications like SAP R/3 and Oracle Financials.
Domain Managers allow system administrators to create autonomous or
interdependent Maestro networks and launch and monitor workloads across
specific groups of applications, files and servers. Tasks include dependency
resolution and starting and stopping servers.
- Java API for serial and parallel ports
Company: Central Data
Telephone: (800) 482-0315, (217) 359-8010
Fax: (217) 359-6904
Platforms: Java, UNIX, Windows NT
Applications Programming Interface (API) for Java which provides access to
serial and parallel ports. Allows Java programs to access these ports
consistently, regardless of hardware. Supports the EtherLite family of Port
and Modem servers.
- Provides TCP/IP and Telnet access
Company: Pericom Software, Inc.
(Hamilton Square, NJ)
Telephone: (609) 588-5300
Fax: (609) 588-8906
Platforms: Java, Windows 3.1/95/NT, Net PCs, NCs, Macs, PowerPCs, OS/2, UNIX
Open connectivity tool provides TCP/IP and Telnet access to mainframe and UNIX
systems via intranets and the Internet. Written in Java. Can be run as a
stand-alone Java application or as a Java applet within a Web browser.
Terminal emulation for DEC VT52-420, IBM 3270, IBM 5250, Tandem 6526/6530, HP
700/92, DG D200/410 and Wyse terminals.
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Last updated: 15 January 1998