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Fiber Optic Media Converter
(Model 371 - $299; Model 370 - $220)
Company: Telebyte Technology, Inc. (Greenlawn, NY)
Telephone: (800) TELEBYT
Fax: (516) 385-8184
Description: These LAN Spreaders allow the user to deploy Ethernet segments longer than 100 meters to enable communication with remote workstations or server-to-server communications links. These devices promise protection from electrical interference and surges. Models 370 and 371 operate transparently to Ethernet LANs. They are plug-and-play additions and do not require any software.
Company: Network Peripherals Inc. (Milpitas, CA)
Telephone: (408) 321-7300
Fax: (408) 321-9218
Platforms: All popular system bus architectures including EISA, ISA, SBus, MCA, PCI
Description: This adapter allows workgroup servers to connect to a 100-Mbps FDDI workgroup backbone through the PCI bus (up to 133 MBps) over copper (CDDI) or fiber FDDI networks. The PCI adapters support the need for high performance bus structures and high-speed networks to handle such processor- and data-intensive applications as graphics, voice, and video operations. The company claims independent tests demonstrated that the NPI-PCI adapter can sustain a transfer rate up to 90 Mbps, an increase of at least 30 percent over EISA, ISA or MCA FDDI adapters, with server CPU utilization as low as eight percent.
PowerSwitch for Unix
Company: APCON (Wilsonville, Oregon)
Telephone: (503) 685-9300
Fax: (503) 685-9099
Platforms: available on all operating systems, newest version for Unix/Sun
Description: APCON's PowerSwitch for Unix provides fault tolerance failover for all Unix based servers. The PowerSwitch is designed to eliminate network downtime due to server failure.
(2,000 UK Pounds per seat, volume discounts available.)
Company: Objective Software Technology (Winchester, UK)
Telephone: +44 1962-877907
Fax: +44 1962-877908
Platforms: SunOS, Solaris, AIX, Win 16, Win 32
Description: LOOK! parses C++ executables and can reconstitute animated object diagrams, playing them alongside your application as it executes. The result is a C++ exploration and debugging environment in which you can see your objects communicate as your application progresses.
MO-SOL for Solaris 2
($450 U.S.,$650 CDN)
Company: INSTAR Corporation (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Telephone: (403) 264-7274
Fax: (403) 264-7286
Platforms: Supported optical disk drives include HP 171hT, Sony F531, Olympus MOS525E, IBM 0632, MaxOptix Tahiti III, Panasonic 7030, and many more.
Description: MO-SOL Version 5 is a SPARC Solaris 2.x and SunOS software interface package for optical disk drives using erasable media (3.5", 5.25" and 12"). MO-SOL treats the optical disk drive as a standard Sun hard disk drive promising access to gigabytes of information through a single host computer. MO-SOL supports all Sun disk drive interfaces and is bootable.
Company: NeXT Computer, Inc. (Redwood City, CA)
Telephone: (415) 366-0900
Fax: (415) 780-3714
Platforms: Solaris, HP-UX, Digital Unix, Windows NT
Description: The distributed object model at the heart of OpenStep will become CORBA-compliant, providing a single universal Object Request Broker that allows seamless interoperability between OpenStep, OLE/COM, and CORBA objects. PDO is the ORB used universally throughout NeXT's object software. It is embedded inside NEXTSTEP and OpenStep, and it is packaged separately to run on operating systems such as Solaris, HP-UX, Digital Unix, and Windows NT.
Company: Ascent Solutions Inc. (ASi) (Dayton Ohio)
Telephone: (513) 885-2031
Fax: (513) 885-2032
Platforms: SunOS, Solaris, most other platforms
Description: Data compression for Unix platforms, PKZIP features 2-way exchangability between the DOS, Windows, and Macintosh versions of PKZip, which the company also produces and licenses.
($950 per license, with a minimum purchase of ten licenses.)
Company: Pure Software Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (408) 720-1600
Fax: (408) 720-9200
Platforms: Solaris, Sun OS, HP-UX, AIX
Description: PureDDTS is designed for development and quality assurance professionals to measure product quality by tracking the product's known defects. PureDDTS 3.2 includes a SQL database, offering users a standard way to store and access data. It also includes an SQL interface to support Oracle relational databases.
Company: Wind River Systems, Inc. (Alameda, CA)
Telephone: (800) 545-WIND (9463), (510) 748-4100
Fax: (510) 814-2010
Platforms: Hosts: SunOS & Solaris, HPUX Windows 95 and NT
Description: A development and execution environment for embedded and real-time applications, Tornado consists of three integrated components: The Tornado suite of tools, a set of cross-development tools and utilities on both the host and the target. The VxWorks run-time system, a scalable, real-time operating system which executes on the target processor. Plus, a full range of communications software options such as Ethernet, serial line, ICE, or ROM emulator for the target connection to the host.
(From $3495 for one server with a 10-user license)
Company: Tektronix (Wilsonville, OR)
Telephone: (800) 547-8949
Platforms: X terminals; workstations . Other X Window desktop systems.
Description: Based on Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5, WinDD allows Unix platform users to access Microsoft Windows 3.x applications running in native mode on a PC application server with 486-class or better performance. The same capability will soon be offered for Windows 95 applications. WinDD 1.1 offers better links between Windows and Unix data by allowing users to take advantage of the Network File System (NFS).
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