New products for the week of September 2
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- Telecommunications Server
Company: GNP Computers (Monrovia, CA)
Telephone: (818) 305-8484
Platforms: Sun SPARCengine
Description: The server is now available with an SME 64-bit SPARCengine Ultra motherboard. It provides the basis for developing turnkey product solutions for the telecom network. The SPARCengine Ultra board will be offered in addition to the current line of SPARC 5 or SPARC 20 CPU motherboards. This provides a telecom compute platform with speed and compatibility. It maintains the standard Sun architecture.
- Optical storage jukebox
($6995 for one drive, $9995 for two)
Company: Plasmon Data, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (800) 445-9400, (408) 474-0100
Fax: (408) 474-0111
Platforms: Windows NT, OS/2, Solaris, AIX
Description: 20-slot, 50 GB magneto-optical jukebox with 2.6 GB CHEETAH PLUS drives. Maintenance-free, tip-out LCD panel, pushbutton import/export element and differential SCSI option.
- Fast Ethernet switch
($4995 for TX version; $6995 for FX version)
Company: Plaintree Systems Inc. (Waltham, MA)
Telephone: (800) 370-2724, (617) 290-5800
Fax: (617) 290-0963
Platforms: Ethernet local area networks
Description: Fast Ethernet switch, designed for corporations creating 100-megabit-per-second (Mbps) Fast Ethernet backbones for workgroups of up to hundreds of client PCs. Features five fixed 100Base-TX or 100Base-FX ports and two optional high-speed 100Base-TX/FX expansion slots. A new eight port 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet bridged repeater module can plug into a high-speed option slot. Each 100 Mbps port supports a Fast Ethernet segment with up to 2048 nodes with near zero latency. The two additional expansion ports for 100Base-TX/FX plug-in modules can be used for scalability and Fast Ethernet LAN distance extension. With a single node 100Base-FX fiber optic Fast Ethernet module, transmission distances exceeding 100km are achievable. The bandwidth of Fast Ethernet installations is increased by dividing a network into segments and insulating each segment from local traffic on other segments. A parallel store-and-forward architecture with direct source port to destination port transfer, eliminates delays in data transfer.
ActiveWeb Rel. 1.0
- info distribution across Internet and intranets
($4,995 for the initial developer)
Company: Active Software, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 254-0474
Fax: (415) 254-1814
Platforms: Windows NT, Sun Solaris
Description: Software communications system that allows dissimilar resources such as applications, databases, and Java-enabled browsers to exchange information across corporate intranets and the Internet. Four components: (1) Information Broker exchanges information between networked resources. It connects dissimilar information resources (such as Web browsers and SQL databases); provides guaranteed delivery of information across the unpredictable Internet system; routes information based on its content; multiplexes (one item sent to many receivers); filters information on behalf of the receiving applications; and queues information that can't be delivered immediately. (2) Adapters map the information from corporate resources (such as a database or GUI) to the Information Broker, enabling users to "publish" information from the database to "subscribing" information broker-enabled client applications. (3) Development components map the adapter for a particular function or application. (4) Deployment-oriented administrative and management components written in Java assist network and database administrators in understanding and monitoring the flow of information and business events across the network.
Alexandria Backup Librarian
- supports IBM 3494 Tape Library Dataserver and IBM Magstar 3590
Company: Spectra Logic (Boulder, CO)
Telephone: (303) 449-6400
Fax: (303) 939-8844
Platforms: SGI and Sun Microsystems
Description: Alexandria Backup Librarian now supports IBM's 3494 Tape Library Dataserver using the IBM Magstar 3590 tape drives. Enables attachment of the 3494 with Magstar drives to multiple hosts running Alexandria software; each IBM 3494 may be shared simultaneously by up to sixteen different hosts in heterogeneous UNIX environments. Alexandria's shared memory and interleaving formatter can stream multiple Magstar 3590 drives. Provides online (hot) and offline (cold) backup support for Very Large Databases (VLDBs) including Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SAP and CATIA. These are considered primary sites for 3494 automated backup. The 3494 manages up to 91 terabytes of data using Magstar drives. Each 3494 can hold up to 16 Magstar drives, and each drive has an uncompressed read and write capability of up to 9MB/sec. In a multi-drive 3494 configuration with the Alexandria software, more than 300GB of data could be backed up every hour.
- Java tool for developing networked business applications
($99 / client, $4995 / server)
Company: Applix, Inc. (Westboro, MA)
Telephone: (800) 8-APPLIX, (508) 870-0300
Fax: (508) 366-9313
Description: Commercial application solution using Java to develop and deploy interactive business applications to networked desktops. Users have the ability to connect, from any location worldwide, to server-based information resources, via Java-enabled web browsers. Delivers interactive content, in context, to any desktop, at any location. Family of applications and tools includes client/server spreadsheet, Client support, Server support, WebData, for accessing real-time and historical data, and Innovator's Workbench, a development environment for building interactive client/server applications for the Internet.
- provides IT asset information
Company: Tangram Enterprise Solutions Inc. (Raleigh, NC)
Telephone: (800) 4-TANGRAM, (919) 851-6000
Fax: (919) 851-6004
Platforms: Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, AIX, OS/2, Macintosh, DOS,
Description: Provides IT executives immediate and reliable insights into their changing IT asset base. Gives Informix customers analyses which improve business decisions by providing complete and timely IT asset information. Asset Insight has been integrated with Informix's Online Dynamic Server Database, enabling decision makers to anticipate technology shifts, forward plan technology requirements, optimize end-user productivity, and reduce the costs of maintaining a distributed enterprise.
- backup management tool
Company: PDC (King of Prussia, PA)
Telephone: (800) 654-4PDC
Fax: (610) 265-2165
Platforms: Sun Solaris, HP-UX
Description: Provides full autodiscovery at the datafile level in a tablespace. Database module is supported on the Sun Solaris and HP-UX platforms, including Oracle 7.x databases. Used for centralized, enterprise-wide backup administration of file systems and databases. Enables Oracle database administrators to automate their backups and restores. Permits hot or cold backup of tablespaces, archive logs and configuration files. Oracle 7.x backup tapes can be restored using standard UNIX and Oracle commands and procedures.
- performance testing software for enterprise networks
(Console licenses start at $9,000; site licenses at $2,000)
Company: Ganymede Software Inc. (Research Triangle Park, NC)
Telephone: (919) 558-1138
Fax: (919) 558-1139
Platforms: Windows NT, Windows 3.1, UNIX
Description: Performance testing software solution for enterprise networks, including wireless networks, ATM networks, and high-capacity Windows TCP/IP stacks. Test results can be stored as HTML files for posting on intranet web sites or on the World Wide Web. Can be used to set up network stress tests and optimize the performance of diverse, multi-platform computer networks. Simulates real network applications by generating data traffic from multiple network systems simultaneously, running packets through all seven layers of the networking protocol stack rather than from just the Network layer. Gives users a true picture of how changes to the network fabric can affect the performance of network hardware or applications.
- data visualization and graphical reporting software
($795.00 Windows, $1595 SunOS, Solaris and HP-UX)
Company: Belmont Research (Cambridge, MA)
Telephone: (617) 868-6878
Fax: (617) 868-2654
Platforms: Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95 and NT; SunOS or Solaris; HP-UX
Description: Data visualization and graphical reporting software presents data in arrays of graphs that reveal important trends and relationships. Automatically divides data into subsets and creates multiple graphs, one graph per subset, on one or many pages. Created in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health to help identify patterns in large clinical databases. Used at academic centers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies. Deployed in business, engineering and scientific environments to visualize complex, multidimensional data. For example, marketing managers can view sales performance data by competition, product, attribute, region, sales channel, market segment, time period or a combination of these dimensions. Data can be partitioned by quantiles, equal range, cut point, and percentages, or grouped by year, quarter, month, week, day, hour, minute and second.
- incorporates 3-D interaction into a Web site
($ 1,995 (10 connections))
Company: Black Sun Interactive (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (415) 273-7004
Platforms: SGI, Solaris, and Linux
Description: VRML server with features for adding 3-D, multi-user interaction to a Web site. Uses an open, scaleable platform that integrates with existing HTML servers to enable the construction of Web sites for business, education and entertainment. Uses the VRML standard to enable the addition of multi-user interaction capabilities to existing Web sites. Architected as a suite of services which can grow with a Web site. Includes an integrated user identification server, a motion tracking database, and an information exchange server. Can be run on a single Web server or distributed across multiple hardware platforms for top performance. Since it is based on the VRML standard, migrated 3-D content can take advantage of the multi-user interaction services. VRML worlds will appear on the client exactly as displayed by Netscape's Live3D VRML browser. A server administration console generates real-time statistics about the number of users at a Web site, such as the number of hits to date, peak hours of usage, and length of time each user is spending at a site.
- Database Connectivity for Java
Company: ARIS Corporation (Bellevue, WA)
Telephone: (800) 431-2747 (ARIS)
Platforms: Java servers
Description: Consists of Java classes providing database connectivity to any ODBC-compliant database. Applications can provide full, interactive use of and access to data (select, insert, update, delete) contained in databases from Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server and Informix. Any application requiring access and changes to data contained in a relational database can be developed in Java and accessed using a Web browser that supports Java. Developers can use bound controls (text box, label, combo box, list box, checkbox and option buttons) to bind GUI components to fields in a database, in one line of code. Product consists of a Java server that runs on the web page using the ODBC. This server watches a socket port for incoming requests from the Java client. These two classes send information back and forth to each other over sockets, satisfying database access requests from the Java applet.
Digital Linear Tape (DLT) libraries
- backup/retrieval software
Company: Software Moguls, Inc. (Minnetonka, MN)
Telephone: (612) 932-6738
Fax: (612) 932-6736
Platforms: Sun, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Silicon Graphics
Description: Library products including the Q7 and Q47 Digital Linear Tape (DLT) libraries. The Q47 has a total of 60 tapes and four drives, and the Q7 has 28 tapes and a pair of drives. The Q-Series delivers between three and 12 MB per second data transfers, from individual SCSI connectors at each drive.
EPIC Release 3.4
- integrated circuit design tool
(AMPS, $72,000; Arcadia, $24,400; PathMill, $36,400; PowerMill,)
Company: EPIC Design Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (408) 988-2997
Fax: (408) 988-8324
Platforms: Sun, Solaris, HP, and IBM
Description: Tools for nanometer IC design. Solutions include RC reduction, improved top-down timing flow and an embedded power methodology. This new release addresses design problems that appear below 350nm, or 0.35 microns. New features include enhanced cell-based timing flow, AWE-based RC reduction, and cross-coupling capacitance extraction. Tools include: Arcadia, a high-performance RC extraction tool, AMPS, a transistor resizing tool for simultaneously optimizing power, speed and area, PathMill, a static and hybrid timing analysis tool, PowerMill, a power simulation and diagnostic tool, RailMill, a solution for detection of electromigration and voltage drop failures, and TimeMill, a dynamic timing analysis solution.
Informix Backup Personality Version 2.0
- backup and restore utility
Company: Spectra Logic, Inc. (Boulder, CO)
Telephone: (303) 449-6400
Fax: (303) 939-8844
Platforms: Sun Solaris, Sequent, H-P, DEC
Description: Backup Personality Version 2.0 is offered with the Alexandria Backup and Archive Librarian software. Used for the storage and management of database and filesystem data in automated tape libraries and media handling systems. Works with the enhanced backup and restore utility for backing up and restoring Informix databases in parallel, while systems are on-line or "hot." Backup throughput and scalability are key to managing Very Large Databases (VLDBs) and data warehouses. The Backup Personality for Informix manages an unlimited number of parallel streams and interleaves them on any number of available tape drives. Shared memory interleaving keeps the fastest drives streaming to their full potential. The parallelism allows users to achieve large backups in a small time frame by adding more drives. One of the most critical features of the Informix personality is the ability to backup dbspaces and logical logs while the database is online or "hot." During the hot backup process the database will remain available to use; crucial for organizations operating 24 hours a day. The newest feature offered by the Informix Personality, hot restore of non-critical dbspaces and logical logs is also available.
Network Visibility Solution Set
- Distributed fault and performance management
($2,000 per segment)
Company: Network General Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)
Telephone: (800) SNIFFER or (415) 473-2000
Platforms: Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX
Description: Product suite for distributed fault and performance management; solution components provide insight into the relationship between a network and its applications, databases and devices. A complementary set of UNIX-based network fault and performance management tools designed to deliver enhanced network performance, reliability and quality of service. Collects statistics from all seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Allows network managers to isolate and resolve problems before they impact the performance and reliability of a network. Deployed on all enterprise backbone and mission-critical segments, it provides visibility into all seven OSI layers, including the interrelationships between the network and databases (Oracle7, Sybase) and HTTP Internet/Intranet traffic on the World Wide Web. Delivers protocol decodes and expert analysis for immediate problem identification and resolution.
- class library for list management
($49 / $495)
Company: Thought Inc. (San Francisco)
Telephone: (415) 928-4229
Fax: (415) 567-9945
Description: A class library for list management, modeled after the Smalltalk Collection Class library. The library includes the following Classes and features: Arrays of Information Management, Indexed Collections, Ordered and Sorted Collections, Sets, Dictionaries, User-Created Sub-Classes, and a choice of many Advanced List Classes. Users can also define Smalltalk-style or Java-style error handling protocols, as well as programmer-defined sorting criteria. "Set theory" concepts use Object Selection and Rejection methods, incorporating User-Defined Execution Blocks.
OmniVox for UNIX 6.0
- telephony/call processing
Company: APEX Voice Communications, Inc. (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Telephone: (800) 727-3970, (818) 379-8400
Fax: (818) 379-8410
Platforms: UNIX, AIX
Description: Telephony/call processing platform supports Dialogic's SCbus and PEB architecture. Provides access across network connections (LANs, WANs). Applications generator included. Supported network telephony protocols include analog, ISDN, E-1, T-1 and the Dialogic MSI (Modular Station interface). Supports Dialogic's Global Call protocols, including INS-1500, 1TR6, P7/P8, CTR4, VN3/VN4, AUSTEL, DASS 1 & 2, TPH, AT&T 4ESS/5ESS and DMS100/250. SC resource switching makes it possible to build large, scaleable systems using shared resources, such as fax, voice recognition, text-to-speech, etc. Includes service creation tool and speech editor, with support for interactive voice response (IVR), voice/fax mail & messaging, fax, conferencing, virtual chat, audiotex and an integrated database tool (compatible with dBase, FoxPro, Clipper). The IVR, voice mail & messaging, audiotex and database tool modules are activated upon system installation. New features include internationalization of message playback of date/time functions & currency and Call Progress Analysis for detection of hang-up, busy, no answer, network busy and circuit busy.
- Web-based collaboration software
Company: Oracle Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (415) 506-7000
Description: Fully-scalable, Web-based collaboration software, based on the Oracle Universal Server. Can scale from workgroup to enterprise, connecting millions of users across corporate intranets and public networks. Can support thousands of simultaneous users on a single server. Provides corporate intranets with e-mail, scheduling, workflow and document management services. Since it allows people to communicate no matter what their client device, e-mail access is not limited to those with personal computers.
PLATINUM Fast Unload for Oracle
- extracts data from an Oracle database
($5,000 per server)
Company: PLATINUM technology, inc. (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Telephone: (800) 442-6861, (708) 620-5000
Platforms: SunOS 4.1, Sun Solaris 2.3, HP-UX 8.0, IBM AIX 3.2, DEC
Description: Software utility for database administrators (DBAs); extracts data from Oracle database tables. Directly accesses database files, bypassing the SQL engine and the Oracle kernel. Features: Selective data unloading -- extracts specific rows and columns from a tablespace, reducing the time it takes to unload select data; Flexible output formatting options -- output records are automatically formatted for compatibility with PLATINUM Fast Load for DB2 for MVS, IBM DB2 Load, Oracle SQL-Loader, Sybase BCP, Informix DBLoad, and other database load utilities; Multiple output files -- unloads tables larger than 2 gigabytes (the maximum filesystem size on most UNIX systems today).
PLATINUM Tools for Informix
- Three software tools for Informix databases
(Prices start at $795)
Company: PLATINUM technology, inc. (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Telephone: (800) 442-6861, 708-620-5000
Platforms: Windows NT, UNIX (Sun Solaris V2.3, IBM AIX V3.2, HP-UX
Description: Three software tools for Informix databases. TSreorg: tool for Informix administrators that reorganizes database tables, indexes, and "dbspaces" to maximize database performance. SQL-Spy: tool for real-time performance monitoring of Informix and other client/server databases. SQL-Coder: tool that allows Informix application developers to create, manage, and test server-code objects, including stored procedures, triggers and scripts for DDL and DML.
PerformanceWorks/SmartAgent for Sybase version 2.0
- performance management software
($3,750 for one agent)
Company: Landmark Systems Corp. (Vienna, VA)
Telephone: (800) 333-8666
Platforms: Sybase SQL Server
Description: Performance management software for Sybase SQL Server; gathers performance data while avoiding the risk of slowing database performance or corrupting memory. Uses the SQL Server Monitor application programming interface (API). Eliminates contention for shared memory and the need to re-deploy agents for each release of Sybase SQL Server. System and database administrators, operations and help desk staff can troubleshoot slow client/server application response time, analyze historical performance trends and model the performance impact of new applications. Intelligent software agents automatically gather performance data from a client/server application's pressure points, including CPU, memory, I/O, disk, workload, space, operating system, Network File System and the network. Data can be viewed from any SNMP management platform. Integrates with data from management platforms such as IBM's NetView for AIX, HP's OpenView, Sun's Solstice and Tivoli's TME. Reporting tools such as Microsoft Excel, SAS/Access and Cognos' Impromptu can be used to analyze data, which is imported via an Open Database Connectivity interface.
Scalable Performance Data Server
- parallel-processing server
($25,000 to $45,000)
Company: SAS Institute (Cary, NC)
Telephone: (919) 677-8000
Fax: (919) 677-8123
Platforms: Sun's Symmetric Multiprocessing Systems (SMP) server
Description: High-speed, parallel-processing data server designed to support business decisions through the SAS System's data warehousing capabilities. Exploits Sun Microsystems' multiprocessing system architecture and scalable Solaris multithreaded environment. The multi-user server can store data sets, views and catalogs, and offers advanced indexing alternatives. Stores data in excess of two gigabytes.
- message-oriented product enables program communication
Company: Talarian Corporation (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 965-8050
Fax: (415) 965-9077
Description: Message-oriented middleware product enables programs to communicate across LANs, WANs, and the Internet. Unlimited scalability, security, and the ability to add additional protocols. Scaled to a virtually unlimited number of machines using many of the same techniques that have made the Internet scalable, including a hierarchical namespace, dynamic routing of messages, and recovery from transient network failures. Messages can be routed in real-time to large groups of processes, organized hierarchically to any number of levels. Product will dynamically reconfigure its routing tables as processes come and go and network topology changes. Messages can be transferred securely across any type of network. In addition to encrypting messages, it can also enforce authentication of programs and users, who may link in their own security mechanisms if desired. Open interface for adding new protocols. Includes a C API and a C++ Class Library, a graphical interface for monitoring and debugging distributed applications, and the ability to customize and extend almost any aspect of the product.
TNT Embedded ToolSuite
- develops embedded systems for Internet or intranet
Company: Phar Lap Software (Cambridge, MA)
Telephone: (617) 661-1510
Fax: (617) 876-2972
Description: Gives developers the ability to make embedded devices universally accessible via the World Wide Web from any PC or workstation with a Web browser. Embedded systems can be developed for monitoring a wide range of activities via the Internet, including weather stations, seismographic monitors and floodwatch systems. Company intranet applications can also be developed, including in-room patient monitors, factory-floor controller monitors and office systems, such as "smart" copiers. A 32-bit x86-based embedded kernel provides a complete development system for building intelligent embedded computing products. Features an HTML-On-The-Fly package for converting raw data into HTML code, TCP/IP support, Ethernet drivers, and SLIP, CSLIP, PPP and dialer software. The remote system can dial up a host computer or Internet Service Provider and communicate using existing telephone lines. This design provides a cost effective way to both retrieve data from a remote system in the field and bring it back to the host computer system.
Tivoli Manager for Applications
- Deploy, configure, install and monitor client/server apps
Company: Tivoli Systems Inc. (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 436-8311
Platforms: all major UNIX and PC platforms
Description: Provides management and control for deploying complex client/server applications in production environments. Enables users to deploy, configure, install and monitor custom-built applications, all from a management console with an application-specific view of their environment. Using TME 10-based technologies, it extends the power of TME 10 to distributed client/server applications. Suited for large workgroups in a network computing environment, it provides users with an "applications-centric" management console from which they can perform a broad range of management procedures including dependency checking, software distribution, fault and availability monitoring and event correlation and administration. These processes are performed against all components of a client/server application as well as its supporting infrastructure, including databases, servers, desktops and networks. With its companion developer's kit, it addresses the entire lifecycle of an application including Building the application, Configuring the application, Deploying the application, and Monitoring and operating the application.
TotalNET Advanced Server software v4.1
- server installation and configuration
Company: Syntax Inc. (Federal Way, WA)
Telephone: (206) 838-2626
Fax: (206) 838-9836
Platforms: SunSoft's Solaris for SPARC, Solaris for Intel, IBM AIX
Description: Intranet-enabled Enterprise Network Operating System (ENOS). Features: Full Function Windows NT, Macintosh, NetWare file, print, and application services. Access to more than 10,000 mission-critical software applications. Advanced security, management, and administrative facilities. Intranet-enabled administrative framework supporting browser-based administration tools. Scalability to 64 processors, 16+ NICs, terabytes of storage and gigabytes of memory. Connects and integrates unmodified NT, OS/2, NetWare, Macintosh, and UNIX networks - making it simple for these disparate networks to transparently share programs, data, and print resources.
WebObjects v 2.0
- software development environment for Internet and Enterprise
(WebObjects Pro, $2,999. WebObjects Enterprise, $24,999)
Company: NeXT Software, Inc. (Redwood City, CA)
Telephone: (800) TRY-NeXT
Platforms: Windows NT, Solaris, and NEXTSTEP
- Web server security tool
Company: Haystack Labs Inc. (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 918-3555
Fax: (512) 918-1265
Platforms: Sun Solaris and AIX
Description: Automated software package created to ensure the availability and integrity of Web servers by monitoring for illegal activities. Shuts down abuses as they are happening, and sends immediate alarms detailing the suspicious activity. Neutralizes Web site tampering by identifying cracker behavior in progress and putting a stop to it before serious damage is done. Has built in controls that restrict unauthorized users, including phony accounts created by crackers, from accessing sensitive system files or content. Web servers that make use of CGI programs to enable data entry are particularly vulnerable to cracker trickery. Product monitors the CGI activity and blocks the cracker from executing any clandestine commands. Features include automated real-time, 7x24 Web site monitoring; an HTML-based interviewer for installing the product; flexible alert methods -- email, report, SNMP trap, and pager; and unique programmed responses.
- collection of reusable components for the Sun Java environment
Company: CONNECT! CORP. (Scottsdale, AZ)
Telephone: (602) 483-6636
Fax: (602) 596-6950
Description: A collection of pre-built, reusable components for the Sun Microsystems Java environment. Consists of eight components: picture fields with formatting and validation, group box panel, multi-column list box, grid control, scrolling panel, calendar, progress window, and splitter panel.
- message-handling facility
(free -- included with X-IPC product)
Company: Momentum Software Corp. (Englewood, NJ)
Telephone: (201) 871-0077
Platforms: DOS, Windows 3.1, NT, 95, OS/2, Macintosh, AIX, HP-UX,
Description: Provides fast message throughput and bandwidth utilization for high- performance applications. Intended for industry segments where high- throughput applications are concentrated, such as telecommunications, financial services and military command and control. "Read-ahead" algorithms are used to move data messages and can be customized by defining the buffer size. Data can be moved as quickly as the network can carry it, without the limitations frequently realized when relying exclusively on flow control.
- tool for testing UNIX client applications
Company: Mercury Interactive Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (408) 523-9900
Fax: (408) 523-9911
Platforms: Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, IBM AIX
Description: Performs testing of UNIX- and Web-based applications. Allows reuse of tests across UNIX and Windows NT. Test scripts can be developed once, and then replayed on any other platform. Can also be used to test Java and Netscape applications. Script Wizard learns the application, and automatically generating test scripts. Exception Handling automates responses to unanticipated application or system errors, which ensures reliable replay and prevents the testing process from coming to a halt. Error detection tool tests Motif user interfaces, detecting GUI implementation errors such as invisible text, labels and widgets, window and widget resizing errors, and widget redundancy. OpenTest Technology enables reuse of existing C and C++ code for testing through shared library extensions to the Test Script Language. Report Analyzer provides a quick summary of test results including a color-coded pass/fail analysis and drill-down technology to pinpoint the line in the test script where the error occurred.
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