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- HTML-to-3270/5250 gateway
($2,750 for 15 users)
Company: Teubner & Associates (Stillwater, OK)
Telephone: (800) 838-2637,(405) 624-2254
Platforms: Solaris, Windows NT, AIX, OS/2
Description: HTML-to-3270/5250 gateway that is installed on the Web server. Corridor has been designed to work with any Web server that runs on a supported platform. Once installed, Web users can access host applications from any Web browser that is HTML 2.0-compliant or greater. No additional host hardware, software, or application development is required. Corridor safeguards data by working with host security systems like RACF, ACF2, and TopSecret, as well as Web browser and server security techniques like SSL and S-HTTP. Connects Web users with mainframe or AS/400 applications that use 3270 or 5250 terminals, enabling a vast user base to access information and applications.
Ensign Release 3.0
- event management and sysadmin tool
Company: Boole & Babbage, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (800) 544-2152, (408) 526-3430
Fax: (408) 526-3053
Platforms: SPARC, HP
Description: Event management and systems administration solution for heterogeneous client/server environments. From a customizable console, Ensign monitors and responds to system problems, pre-set thresholds, and more than 100 other OS events. Through distributed, customizable intelligent agents, Ensign lets central and local administrators monitor, administer, automate, and manage complex multiplatform, multisite environments from a distributed control console.
Enterprise Objects Framework Version 1.2
- object-oriented development environment
Company: NeXT Software (Redwood City, CA)
Telephone: (800) TRY-NEXT, (415) 366-0900
Fax: (415) 780-3929
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, Windows NT, HP-UX, Digital running Informix, Oracle, Sybase
Description: Integration of object and database capabilities into Enterprise Objects Framework. Rapid development environment for robust, multi-tier client/server applications that leverage existing relational data and can be deployed to the enterprise. Can construct reusable business objects that combine business logic with persistent storage in industry-standard relational databases.
- Java equation viewer
Company: Poliplus Software (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
Telephone: (519) 747-0668
Platforms: WWW JAVA HTML
Description: Equation viewing software written in Java for the WWW so that Web pages can contain equations without the need of GIF images. Uses familiar notation to represent equations. The notation resembles the syntax used in hand-held calculators and other mathematical software. Small memory footprint, uses familiar notation to represent equations. The notation resembles the syntax used in hand-held calculators and other mathematical software. Functions support: supports any user-supplied function such as: sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, cosh, sinh, tanh, exp, etc. and draws properly the following functions: logb, abs, deg, sqrt, nroot, plusminus, and perc. Calculus support : Derivative, Integral, Limit (with plus and minus directions). Algebra support: Matrix of unlimited size, transpose function. Table support: Table of unlimited size. Finite support: sum, prod, factorial, and comb.
- database access and any-to-any mapping tool
Company: TSI International (Wilton, CT)
Telephone: (800) 338-4194, (203) 761-8600
Fax: (203) 762-9677
Platforms: SPARC, Digital Alpha, Stratus, RS6000, HP 9000, VMS, MVS, OS/400, Windows, Windows NT, DOS
Description: Data can be mapped directly to and from SQL databases, files, and messages without intermediate files, separate job steps, or separate programs. Mapping rules are specified by dragging graphical objects from sources and dropping them onto destinations. No programming is required. provides facilities to automatically generate graphical descriptions of SQL queries and tables. Existing queries can be used without modification. Mapping inputs can include any SQL query statements supported by the database manager. Mapping outputs can include any table defined in the database.
- back up or restore any size database in an average of four hours.
Company: IPL Systems, Inc. (Maynard, MA)
Telephone: (508) 461-1090
Platforms: SPARC, HP, DEC, RS6000, AS400, Novell, Windows NT
Description: In conjunction with IPL's Database RAID(TM) disk arrays, can perform the backup without requiring a system or database shutdown, eliminating the backup window and keeping the database fully available to users. Platform, database, and operating system independent. The backup and restore process is automated and managed through IPL's GUI-based Centralized Management System, in conjunction with the host API. It combines the company's Database RAID storage with the latest backup and restore technology to achieve an integrated solution for high availability, performance, and protection of database applications. Uses multiple high-speed processors and high-speed transports to simultaneously back up all the data on IPL arrays, without involving the CPU. Available in table-top or rackmount configurations.
- data warehousing tool suite
Company: Informatica Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)
Telephone: (415) 462-8900, ext. 225
Fax: (415) 462-8910
Platforms: Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Windows NT, Windows 95
Description: Data warehousing support easy integration with leading relational databases, popular end-user access and query tools, and other third-party software and service companies. It's approach to building targeted "data marts" has been fundamentally designed to follow the principles of client/server, using open systems software to deliver greater information access to end users and business decision makers.
Real-Time MovieTool for Solaris 2.5
- 60 field per second capture and playback
Company: Parallax Graphics, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 727-2220 ext. 103
Fax: (408) 980-5139
Platforms: Solaris 2.5
Description: Enables 60 field per second (fps), full size, 24-bit video capture and playback using Parallax's XVideo family of video cards. This 60 fps metriis critical to quality sensitive applications that need to accurately capture frame-accurate data. Monitors extremely high-quality video feeds on their Sun workstations, store frame-accurate clips and images, play back files, and output content to videotape with very high fidelity. Uses the JPEG compression available on Parallax hardware to compress and decompress files with a minimum of data loss. Supports live display, 60 fps capture and playback in real-time, and single image archival in 24-bit TIFF and Sun Raster files. Input sources include NTSC and S-VHS (up to 640x480 resolution), and PAL and SECAM (50 fps, 760x576 resolution). Output is to the monitor, across the SBus, or analog output to NTSC, and PAL, in composite and S-VHS formats. Video is compressed and decompressed in hardware for minimal CPU impact, with user-selectable compression ratios of 20:1 to 100.
- real-time Workflow process monitor
Company: Computron Software Inc. (Rutherford, NJ)
Telephone: (201) 935-3400, ext. 676
Fax: (770) 698-8651
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT
Description: Utilizes Arbor Software Corporation's Essbase OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) engine to represent in-process workflows in an innovative multidimensional model. Allows users to automate and simplify business processes by defining and automating the rules, roles, and routes that are integral to business processes and the people who participate in them. Shows a real-time picture of automated business processes, including: what tasks are being performed; the depth of workflow queues (by task or by individual); average cycle times per work item; workflow thresholds that are being exceeded. Workflow thresholds can be automatically established based on historical trend analysis. Computron Sentinel can automatically generate a warning and, if appropriate, trigger a workflow event such as electronic mail notifications to the supervisor. In addition, flashing color changes on the real-time monitor screen alert supervisors to take corrective actions.
Stage3, Release 3.0
- direct backup of client/server and networked storage
(Mainframe component: $7,500; backup server: $2,900)
Company: Boole & Babbage, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (800) 544-2152, (408) 526-3430
Fax: (408) 526-3053
Platforms: Solaris, HP
Description: High-performance LAN-to-mainframe backup solution that takes advantage of mature server-based software and redirects the LAN-based backup to more secure, economical mainframe storage. As a virtual tape device, Stage3 is an optional destination for backup. Stage3 works cooperatively with Ensign, similar to how it extends the capabilities of local LAN backup software for NetWare, Windows NT, and OS/2 environments. Once backed up to the safe haven of the mainframe, files are stored on disk in VSAM files or written directly onto tape as sequential files.
Web Agent and Actuate Report Server
- allows browsers to be client front ends to databases & reports
Company: Actuate Software Corp. (San Mateo, CA)
Telephone: (415) 638-2000
Fax: (415) 638-2020
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT, Windows 95
Description: Actuate's new Web Agent enables browsers to act as a client front end to corporate databases and reports through the Actuate Report Server. Now Internet users can view large corporate reports either in HTML or with a free Actuate Viewer Plug-In that provides an interactive, hyperlinked, OLE-enabled viewing environment. Also supports Java and ActiveX, allowing corporations to integrate custom Java applets into their reporting environment. Allows corporations to decide which data may be available to all Internet users and which data should be tightly controlled, requiring a log-in I.D. and a password.
WebWorks Publisher Version 3.0
- Internet publishing for commercial documentation
(Unix: $1,295; Windows, Mac: $895)
Company: Quadralay (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 305-0240
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP/US, Windows, Macintosh
Description: Helps technical publishers automate the task of publishing professional quality documents on the Internet's World Wide Web. Designed to be used with Adobe Systems' FrameMaker publishing package, it allows users to easily produce and maintain documents in HTML format for publication on the Web. Combines the ease-of-use of WebWorks' HTML Lite with a richer, more powerful set of production-level features. Provides an HTML solution for companies that want to design and maintain a single master version of their documentation base for print and Web publishing. Translates FrameMaker text and graphic formats into HTML, GIF and JPEG files, while automatically supporting hypertext links and cross-references. As a macro-based product, it allows for full-user customization. Examples of this flexibility are the ability to split files and output in any markup language format. WebWorks also provides external URL hyperlinks to text, graphics, forms, audio, and video. It supports MicroSoft Word, WordPerfect, Interleaf, and other popular file formats through FrameMaker file import. Publisher also allows the flexibility to change document backgrounds and create navigation buttons using a few easily managed macros.
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