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- 3D push-button desktop printer
Company: Stratasys Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN)
Telephone: (612) 937-3000
Fax: (612) 937-0070
Platforms: Sun, SGI, HP, Windows NT
Description: Fused Deposition Modeling process creates 3-dimensional plastic and wax models directly from 3-D CAD systems. AutoGen software checks for errors in the data, giving you confidence your build will be successful. It scales your part, slices the data, builds the model, and notifies you when your model is complete. The models are ready to use right frmo the printer, and can be scaled up to 203 mm x 203 mm x 203 mm (8" x 8" x 8"). The materials supply canister supports up to 2.7 kg mass of material in 12 cassettes of 52 wafers each. Models are automatically built with removable supports when necessary, and are nestable within each other. Uses a High-strength polyester compound, for which MSDS documents are available. Accuracy ratings to .356mm and surface widths are .33 mm. Printer occupies .914 m x .813 m x .737 m.
Micro-Infinity FDDI Hub
- Fiber Distributed Data Interface Remote Site Hub
(from $17,330 to $33,170)
Company: Optical Data Systems, Inc. (Richardson, TX)
Telephone: (214) 234-6400
Fax: (214) 301-3893
Platforms: FDDI, Fiber-optic networks
Description: A cost-effective product that offers attractive extended distance and advanced management capabilities for FDDI local area, metropolitan and wide area networks. Allows network managers to build high-speed backbones and workgroups that can connect up to 12 100-Mbps workstations, file servers or backbone connections per hub. For long distance computing requirements, the Micro- Infinity provides unique extended distance networking modules. The modules allow users to send FDDI packets over single-mode, fiber-optic cabling for distances of up to 124 miles, or 200 kilometers. Provides a full suite of management features including Graceful Insertion, an Optical Bypass Switch, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) proxy agents for Station Management Transport (SMT), and an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) management tool that runs on Windows or Unix network management stations. The GUI interface, the ODS Infinity LanVision Hub Tool, runs on top of many popular enterprise management platforms such as HP OpenView, SunNet Manager and NetView 6000. The LanVision hub tool makes it easy for network managers to configure, manage and monitor all hubs, ports and data traffic on FDDI rings from a centralized network management workstation. The Micro-Infinity FDDI Extended Distance Modules are ideal for sending data over cable runs that can span up to 124 miles, or 200 kilometers, using single-mode fiber optics. The Extended Distance modules use a combination Light Emitting Devices (LEDs) and lasers to produce multimode and single mode light signals that travel over fiber optic cable plants.
OmniGuard Suite of Security
- policy-driven, scaleable information security tools
Company: AXENT Technologies (Rockville, MD)
Telephone: (301) 670-3630
Fax: (301) 330-5756
Platforms: Unix, Netware, PCs
Description: Provides comprehensive, policy-driven, scaleable, cross-platform information security tools for distributed computing environments. OmniGuard/Enterprise Security Manager enables IS managers to establish, manage, and enforce information security policies. OmniGuard/Enterprise Access Control supplements existing security and access controls in UNIX clients, and provides complete security protection (access and information) for PC and PC/LAN environments. OmniGuard/Intruder Alert is a real-time security event monitor that enables security managers to detect suspicious activity and prevent security breaches before they occur. OmniGuard/SECURExchange allows existing electronic messaging systems to send and receive confidential information over public and private networks. SECURExchange uses asymmetric (public/private) key encryption to ensure that mail messages and attached files can be read only by the intended recipients. SECURExchange also uses digital signature technology for I&A. OmniGuard/Enterprise SignOn is a network-wide user administration, identification, and authentication tool that enables users to log on to the network and automatically gain secure access to heterogeneous platforms without multiple logins.
PWS Toolkit v. 1.1
- WWW server extensions for commercial site user tracking
Company: W3.COM (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (415) 323-3378
Fax: (415) 323-2420
Platforms: Systems: Sun, SGI, Linux, BSDI; Servers: Netscape, NCSA, Cern, Apache and SPRY
Description: Complements standard Web site servers by offering powerful tracking, customization database integration, and administration functions. PWS is fully compatible with standard Web site servers, including Netscape and NCSA. It is written with an "open philosophy" that enables you to write and add any CGI program, while it takes care of the processing and tracking. You are also able to run multiple site on a single machine with a single license of PWS. A scaled-down version, PWS-Lite, as well as an Oracle version are also available. Reports number of unique users, including on a per-page basis, average time spent per page, and total number of accesses. Tracks visitors throughout your site, customizes site areas and pages based on user profiles, provides membership, pay-as-you-go, and shopping cart systems, narrowcasts to targetted demographics, converts existing web sites, and records where visitors leave your site. Allows customized, real-time site variations on a per-user basis.
- variable content interactive multimedia Java applets
Company: Creative Media Cauldron (New York, NY)
Telephone: (212) 244-0862
Fax: (212) 244-0863
Description: Low bandwidth variable content reusable interactive multimedia java applets that are bandwidth-sensitive and designed to allow developers who are not fluent in Java to create interactive content, without having to write code. Since they use the same base-classes, minimal transferrance is required to visit a site utilizing Playlets. The componentware suite currently consists of tools for Streaming Animation, Hot Button Panels, Temporal Imagemaps, and Invisible Download. Hot Button Panels feature multiple graphical and sonic states on rollover. The Temporal Imagemap is an innovative twist on multimedia interaction. It presents a series of navigational choices over time, instead of space. Invisible Download is a solution for graphics-intensive sites. It allows the developer to specify that graphics will be downloaded to the user's machine before they are requested.
- safely delegate root privileges
Company: Network Information Technology (Saratoga, CA)
Telephone: (408) 996-1688
Fax: (408) 996-1898
Platforms: SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM-AIX
Description: GUI-based multi-select drag and drop tools that provide the selective delegation of limited root privileges to users by host(s), command(s), time, and time of day throughout the network without divulging the root password. Also provides real-time archival, filter driven audit and report capability. Integrates into system management frameworks. Also provided are tools to monitor, audit and report on root executed privileges, on-demand. Features server redundancy, parameter restriction, kestroke tracing, encrypted messaging, protection of programs against modification (including viral), and real-time monitoring.
Spatial Web Broker
- geographical information systems addition to WWW site
Company: Genasys II Inc. (Fort Collins, CO)
Telephone: (970) 493-0035
Fax: (970) 493-0966
Description: Allows Web application designers to add powerful geographical information systems (GIS) capabilities to their Web sites. Fully compatible with today's most popular Web tools and browsers including Netscape(tm) and Java(tm), it provides an Internet gateway into Genasys' full line of vector and raster GIS, imaging and metadata management products. Unlike simple map display tools, it allows companies to provide their Web site users with access to sophisticated spatial analysis that provides custom directions. Users can find the nearest office to their home, access a map and receive printed or faxed detailed directions on how to get there. Fully integrated vector and raster GIS products allow users to combine scanned raster images, vector data and analytical raster data in the same image for use as backgrounds in Web pages. Genasys' Spatial Web Broker also provides access to raster spatial analysis including 3-D visualization, volumetric calculations, slope, viewshed and reclassification.
HTML: The Definitive Guide
- complete guide to creating documents on the WWW
Author: Chuck Musciano & Bill Kennedy
Company: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. (Sebastopol, CA)
Telephone: (707) 829-0515
Fax: (707) 829-0104
Platforms: HTML, WWW
Description: Teaches HTML with a hands-on style. Helps you to create truly effective Web pages and to master advanced features, such as tables and equations. Teaches how to: insert images and other multimedia elements; create effective links and searchable documents; create effective forms with basic forms elements such as buttons, checkboxes, and radio buttons; use netscape extensions, including improved horizontal rules, image layout, indexed documents, line breaking, and font handling; create effective Netscape tables; create dynamic documents with server push and client pull.
Practical Unix & Internet Security
- issues, approaches, and methods for implementing security
Author: Simson Garfinkel & Gene Spafford
Company: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. (Sebastopol, CA)
Telephone: (707) 829-0515
Fax: (707) 829-0104
Platforms: Solaris, BSDI, AIX, HP-UX, Digital Unix, Linux, Internet
Description: Describes, in readable and entertaining language, the issues, approaches, and methods for implementing security. It describes how to set up basic security policies and procedures to protect a UNIX system, network, and Internet connection from unauthorized users. The book explains in detail the ways that intruders can get into a system, as well as how to detect them, clean up after them, and even prosecute them if they do get in. It's complete, covering both host and network security, and doesn't require that the reader be a programmer or a UNIX guru to use it. Filled with practical scripts, tricks, and warnings, "Practical UNIX & Internet Security" covers everything a reader needs to know to make a UNIX system as secure as it possibly can be. In this security-conscious age, this book is an essential reference for anyone who is responsible for a UNIX system.
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