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FLX-1000 Optical Link Extender
- optical link extender
Company: Finisar Corporation (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 691-4000
Fax: (415) 691-4010
Platforms: Fiber Cahnnel, multi-mode or single-mode fiber, 75 ohm coaxial cable
Description: Extends the distance of multi-mode Fibre Channel connections to more than 30 kilometers. Converts the wavelength of a digital optical signal from 800 nm short-wavelength, multi-mode to 1310 nm long-wavelength, single-mode and visa versa, performing this conversion function at the 266 megabits per second data rate of Fibre Channel. It supports the Open Fibre Channel Protocol per the Fibre Channel standard. The small (5.69 inches x 7.6 inches x 1.32 inches) box requires just 2.5 watts of power. The error rate is less than one in 10^16 with the MTBF worked out at greater than 300,000 hours.
- 3.5" 640-megabyte MO drive
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (408) 894-3565
Platforms: Unix, PC, Macintosh, SCSI-2
Description: A bare 640-megabyte drive mechanism aimed primarily at OEM customers. The commercially packaged version will be part of Fujitsu's DynaMO family of MO drives. Uses ISO standard 640-megabyte and 540-megabyte MO media. In addition, the drive is capable of reading and writing 230 megabytes and reading 128-megabyte 3.5" media. Features direct overwrite technology, a SCSI-2 interface, 30 milliseconds average seek time, 2.3-3.9-megabytes per second read mode data transfer rate, 512-kilobyte cache buffer with a 2-megabyte optional cache. Its dimensions are 1.0" x 4.0" x 5.75"
- PCI Expansion Chassis
Company: MAGMA (San Diego, CA)
Telephone: (800) 285-8990, (619) 457-0750
Fax: (619) 457-0769
Description: A PCI to PCI expansion chassis compliant with revision 2.1 of the PCI Local Bus Specification. Incorporating 7 slots (7 slots useable - 6 master and 1 slave) of PCI expansion into a table top enclosure, the expansion chassis supports PCI cards with a maximum clock frequency of 33 megahertz. No additional software is required for full operation.
- C++ code analysis tool
($999 with discounts for Insure++ owners)
Company: ParaSoft Corporation (Monrovia, CA)
Telephone: (818) 305-0041
Fax: (818) 305-9048
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT, Windows 95
Description: Software rendition of Scott Meyers' book Effective C++ that reads C++ code and automatically displays error messages indicating rule violations and explanations for the listed file names and line numbers. Allows developer control over which rules are applicable and is adaptable. Designed to insure production of maintainable, comprehensible, extensible, and portable software.
The Graphics Connection v2.01
- converts any postscript file into editable text and graphics
($495 per user per module with volume and university discounts)
Company: Square One bv (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Platforms: SPARC, HP, SGI, IBM
Description: Allows users to convert postscript output files into image, vector, and plain text for most popular word processing and graphics packages. Converts .eps and .ps files into: Vector formats: MIF, WMF, CGM, WPG, HPGL, PCL-5, EPS; Image formats: TIFF, GIF, SunRaster; Text formats: ASCII.
HP NetMetrix Web Reporter, Internetwork Response Manager &
- distributed internetwork monitoring/analysis system
(Internetwork Response Manager: $3,995, Internetwork Response Agent: $495, Web Reporter: $4,995)
Company: Hewlett-Packard Company (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (719) 531-4770
Fax: (719) 531-4526
Platforms: HP and Sun WorkStations
Description: Helps isolate network-performance components and identify problems in client/server environments. When combined with HP's existing PerfView analyzer and MeasureWear Agent applications, users can identify system, network, application, and database components. The HP NetMetrix Web Reporter, which has a Web-browser interface, quickly identifies network hot spots and helps the IT specialists to troubleshoot network problems, optimize the network, and manage network growth.
HyperHelp 5.1 Development System
- hypertext help system generator
Company: Bristol Technology, Inc. (Ridgefield, CT)
Telephone: (203) 438-6969
Fax: (203) 438-5013
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI, DEC Digital Unix and Open VMS, SCO ODT, Solaris for Intel (x86), and UnixWare x86.
Description: Context-sensitive online help facility generator with an HTML compiler, expanded support for FrameMaker 5.0 Maker Interchange Format (MIF) and Microsoft Windows Rich Text Format (RTF) help authors. Enables developers to add context-sensitive, hypertext-based online help to Unix and OpenVMS applications. It supports the same RTF files, project files, and graphic files as Windows 3.1, Windows NT, and Windows 95 Help. It also supports all major text-authoring tools, including Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Lotus WordPro, Interleaf, FrameMaker, and Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and ASCII text editors. HTML files from a company's World Wide Web server can be compiled into a single, compressed help file and shipped with an application for viewing with the HyperHelp Viewer. Incorporates the latest release of Xprinter, Bristol's PostScript and PCL 4/5 printing system, and allows help users to perform WYSIWYG printing from the help system to more than 200 supported printer models.
INFORMIX-OnLine Workgroup Server for Solaris 2.5
- distributed, integrated workgroup database server solution
Company: SunSoft, Inc. and Informix Software, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
Telephone: (415) 336-5091, (415) 974-6200
Platforms: Solaris, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Macintosh, NetWare, IBM, OS/2, and SCO UNIX
Description: Solaris 2.5 version of its new INFORMIX-OnLine Workgroup Server that will run on the Intel platform. The OnLine Workgroup Server is based on the INFORMIX Dynamic Scalable Architecture and is designed for the workgroup environment. It features state-of-the art administration tools, stored procedures, triggers, and a true multithreaded architecture. The administration tools will allow users to install, maintain, and back up databases from a client machine, rather than having to perform these operations on the server itself.
Nutmeg for Java
- low-level Java class library
(student: $49, binary license: $495, Source license: $995)
Company: THOUGHT, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (415) 474-7614
Platforms: Java developers kit on: Unix, Windows, Macintosh, OS/2
Description: Modeled after the Smalltalk Collection Class library. Addresses the problem of making Java useful for low-level programming tasks like list management. Nutmeg features include classes to manage Arrays of information, Indexed Collections, Ordered and Sorted Collections, Sets and even Dictionaries. Users can also define a Smalltalk style or Java style error handling (The Java style uses exception handling features built into the language) as well as programmer-defined sorting criteria and in many areas programmer-defined Error handling and Object Selection blocks. These more robust classes should greatly increase the useability of Java for doing large-scale and serious development using Java.
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