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CLARiiON advanced storage solutions first to provide 9 GB disk drives; New 9 GB/ 3.5` disk drives deliver 720 GB in less then 5 square feet of floor space.
- peripheral expansion unit
Company: RDI Computer Corp. (Carlsbad, CA)
Telephone: (619) 929-0992 or (800) RDI-LITE (800/734-5483)
Description: PowerLite portable workstations can add up to 8.6 GB of hard disk space, CD-ROM, battery back-up and SBus expansion slots through the Maximum Peripheral Expansion Unit (MAX). Supports both removable hard drives and battery back-up; up to two 4.3 GB hard disk drives; the second drive utilizes the unit's 5.75-inch wide half-height fixed bay. Both 11.4-ms SCSI-2 drives are removable for added data security. Combined with an internal hard disk capacity of up to 3.6 GB, users can have up to 12.2 GB of high-speed storage. Or, they may add a 4X-speed CD-ROM drive, in lieu of a hard drive. Third-party SBus cards supporting high-end imaging, graphics, video capture, communications and other applications can be used in the two standard 32-bit SBus card slots. They will accommodate one single double-wide or two single- or double-height SBus cards, providing full power requirements and support for all standard modules.
- network security application
Company: OpenVision Technologies, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
Telephone: (510) 426-6477
Platforms: UNIX, Windows, Windows NT, OpenVMS, and Netware
Description: Reduces the possibility of unauthorized system access by hackers and other unwanted intruders. Helps users create and manage a secured global network. Allows administrators to do daily security tasks without advanced security knowledge. Encrypts data transmitted across global networks, guaranteeing confidentiality and privacy of sensitive data. Uses DES encryption, and through arrangements with the U.S. State Department, can be used in most countries. Includes an improved installation process. Reduced sign-on capabilities allow an administrator to enter login and password information once and gain access to many UNIX and WindowsNT systems, reducing time spent logging and re-logging into systems on a large network for daily maintenance tasks.
AltaVista Forum V2.0
- Web conferencing tool
($495 for 25 users)
Company: Digital Equipment Corp. (Maynard, MA)
Platforms: PC, Macintosh, and UNIX workstations
Description: Provides OnSite conferencing capabilities for virtual workgroups and teams to collaborate and solve business problems. Business teams can hold 'virtual' meetings over the Internet from any desktop platform with a Web browser. Teams can initiate conferences, collaborate in public or private and make changes to shared documents such as presentations, spreadsheets, proposals and reports. Teams can share ideas and poll meeting attendees for group decisions in real time. Teams have 'collaboration centers' complete with general team information, calendars and calling cards. Supports text chatting and integrates with teleconferencing software. On-line chatroom support is provided. Organizes information so teams can access data on a company's intranet. A team-specific home page provides links to each team forum and to critical information about the team and each of its members. Team members can upload information to shared Web servers from anywhere on the network. Streamlined Web e-mail allows members to send private messages and file attachments to team members or others outside the network. Accepts news feeds from outside sources, and uses sophisticated news filters to deliver data of interest to the team.
- multi-platform programmer's editor
($249.99 (Windows), $349.99 (AIX))
Company: Vital, Inc. (Plano, TX)
Telephone: (214) 491-6907
Fax: (214) 491-6909
Platforms: Solaris , HP-UX, AIX, SGI, DEC , Linux, CRAY, DataGeneral, SCO, Unixware, Windows
Description: Cross-platform programming text editor for X-Windows, Windows and Character based environments. Integration with multiple source code control systems provides integrated check-in/check-out facility from within, resulting in a highly integrated development environment. Users can create and smart-paste language-specific templates visually from within the editor. The colorization mechanism has been revamped, making it easier to add colorizer definitions for different languages. Dynamic colorization and printing are natively supported for over 50 languages. Users can perform searching/replacing and other advanced arithmetic operations within columnar ranges. Native keyboard emulation for Wordstar, BRIEF, Vi, and CUA.
Electronic Commerce Suite v2.1
- creates interactive catalogs for Internet or CD-ROMs
Company: iCat Corporation (Seattle, WA)
Telephone: (800) 558-4228
Platforms: Sun Solaris, Sun-OS, SGI Irix, Windows NT, and Macintosh
Description: Allows companies to create interactive catalogs, deliver them on the Internet and CD-ROM, and accept electronic transactions from shoppers. Includes support for the First Virtual Internet payment system, email order verification for merchants, new predefined catalog templates and user interfaces, improved catalog searching capabilities, and compatibility with Sun-OS and Digital Alpha NT Internet Server platforms. Merchants receive email notification of electronic orders via the Internet. These messages can be formatted for easy importing into inventory, shipping, or accounting systems. Merchants can also check sales status remotely from any Web browser via secure administrator access. They are able to view sales by date, customer, or items sold, using predefined or customized forms. Commerce Publisher permits users to collect, organize and layout product information and publish ready-to-use Internet or CD-ROM catalogs. Commerce Exchange adds secure transaction-processing capabilities to any Internet server, including the ability to accept, process and track electronic orders and shipper registrations.
- Enterprise Control System
Company: USDATA Corporation (Richardson, TX)
Telephone: (214) 680-9700
Description: Real-time application development toolset that collects data from industrial automation hardware such as PLCs, DCSs and RTUs. Monitors in excess of 1,000,000 data points. Used to develop simple MMI (Man-Machine Interfaces), SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) applications acting on the real-time data collected. The applications are commonly used in support of manufacturing processes.
Gemini CSX 1.2
- accelerated Verilog-XL simulation solution
Company: IKOS Systems Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Telephone: (408) 255-4567
Fax: (408) 366-8672
Platforms: Sun SPARC & Solaris, HP9000 Series 700, Verilog-XL v 1.6C5 or later
Description: Simulation tool for Verilog designers. Compiler performs parallel verification tasks with a single license. Uses simulation backplane technology. Compiler allows users to prepare Verilog-XL designs for simulation while concurrently running regression tests for other designs on the NSIM hardware accelerator. Release 1.2 includes Hardware Comparators which allow on-the-fly comparisons of expected outputs in the hardware simulator. This eliminates the process of running behavioral compare routines and file compares; reduces regression testing time.
JClass LiveTable Pro and Applet
- complete Java class library and applet
Company: KL Group Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Telephone: (416) 594-1026
Description: Java table components enable developers and Web page designers to build interactive tables and forms for Java and World Wide Web applications. Java class library and applet provide critical building blocks for creating dynamic forms and spreadsheets. Features: column sorting, components in cells, programmic callbacks; presentation capabilities such as mixed colors, fonts, and image support. Designers can add scrolling views of a table, on-the-fly sorting, and in-table searching capabilities. Applet provides extended presentation features as well as the interactive capabilities required to build Intranet applications on the Web.
Open Inventor 2.1 on OpenGL
- 3D graphics development tool
Company: Portable Graphics, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 719-8000
Fax: (512) 832-0752
Platforms: Solaris(TM) Ultra(TM) Creator3D
Description: A 3D graphics development tool for commercial and corporate application development. An object-oriented developer's toolkit for writing interactive 3D visualization and animation applications based on the OpenGL application programming interface. New enhancements in version 2.1 support the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML). VRML, a subset of the Open Inventor file format, is the industry-standard, platform-independent file format for 3D graphics on the Internet. Developers can also use the product to port existing applications to Sun Ultra workstations.
Output Server 2.5
- manages output in client/server applications
($420 per user, 100 users)
Company: DAZEL Corp. (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (512) 306-7300, (800) 357-8357
Platforms: SunOS, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX and NCR SVR4
Description: Tailors resources to match business processes for output across geographically distributed environments. Organizations can configure multiple interoperable output domains, providing a scalable and secure environment where output resources can be modeled according to business processes and shared across geographically dispersed locations. For example, system administrators can design a separate and unique output domain (printers, faxes and e-mail systems) for the finance department, including restricted access, and still allow finance personnel to access other geographically dispersed output domains, such as those located in regional sales offices. This lets the finance department deliver information to output destinations in regional sales offices, while ensuring centralized management and control of all output domains and resources for the systems administrator.
Response Time Monitor (RTM)
- Agent for TCP/IP networks
($750 per agent)
Company: Apertus Technologies Incorporated (Eden Prairie, MN)
Telephone: (800) 793-3509
Platforms: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Digital UNIX, NetWare IPX
Description: Response Time Monitor (RTM) Agent for TCP/IP networks measures response time from UNIX workstations and servers to any devices running IP protocol. Statistics help measure user service levels and pinpoint network bottlenecks. Data collection is scheduled for the IP RTM agent by Vital Signs VisionNet, an SNA network performance monitor. LAN statistics are collected into a central performance data repository where they can be viewed real-time or graphed over time. Metrics include average response time, maximum response time, minimum response time, last response time, number of non-responses, and distribution of responses by user-defined frequency ranges. Alerts can be triggered for any SNMP-based Network Manager, such as OpenView or NetView for AIX, or to NetView or NetMaster on IBM mainframe systems. Collects and reports SNA network and host time, so the total end-to-end response time for LAN users accessing traditional mainframe applications can be measured.
SmartStream DE v4.1
- financial and human resources applications
Company: Dun & Bradstreet Software (Atlanta, GA)
Telephone: (404) 239-2000
Platforms: Sybase System 11, HP-UX, SUN Solaris, OSF/1, AIX, and
Description: New version adds increased performance and scalability through the support of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and Sybase's System 11 database. Performance optimization and tuning applies to both On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Decision Support. Scaleable parallel processing features of SMP systems are enabled by the System 11 database. By breaking work into steps, customers can perform functions such as Ledger Posting on a server as a parallel process. These steps can be run independently, in combination with one another, or concurrently to provide greater posting performance. Conditional workflow automates repetitive tasks and allows customers to standardize procedures specific to an organization. Extends the use of conditional workflow to include approval activities for invoices, journal entries, and requisitions. Included is a Human Resources application, with a full suite of personnel, payroll and benefits modules. This provides a view of compensation and people costs for the management of the entire employment cycle.
TED 4.1 and NTED
- Integrates Windows and UNIX data and applications
Company: TriTeal Corp. (Carlsbad, CA)
Telephone: (619) 930-2077
Platforms: AIX, SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, UnixWare, IRIX, SINIX, Windows 3.1, 95, NT, Digital UNIX
Description: TriTeal Enterprise Desktop (TED v4.1), desktop system software, works with NTED, a Windows-on-UNIX interoperability solution, to unite Windows and UNIX data and applications in a single, common user and developer environment. TED 4.1 provides enhancements including drag-and-drop integration between Netscape Navigator and TED, DCE and Kerberos login authentication, and enhancements to the Graphical Workspace Manager (GWM). NTED provides UNIX users with access to Windows applications running natively on a Windows NT server, to UNIX workstation users with application and file integration and interoperability between the two environments. Users can cut, copy and paste data between Windows and UNIX. Applications and files from both environments can be organized and accessed from a common application and file manager. NTED also off-loads graphics to the desktop for optimum performance.
- multi-platform Internet Web agent
Company: Vital Inc. (Plano, TX)
Telephone: (214) 491-6907
Fax: (214) 491-6909
Platforms: Windows 95, NT, Unixware, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, SGI, SCO, BSD, Linux, DEC
Description: Builds customized corporate intranets by downloading Web pages, graphics, text and IITML links of interest. Monitors Web sites of interest, downloading Web pages automatically. Controls the type of content/files to download, number of links to traverse, sites to avoid, time to spend downloading, amount of disk space to use, etc. Uses asynchronous replication to stop an in-progress download and resume it later where it left off. Maximizes transfer rates by parallelizing the download of related links. Users can specify how many links to download in parallel, and adjust the transfer rate while in operation. Users can also dynamically redirect the Web traversal route by pausing an in progress download and then deleting the links/pages they do not want to download. Designed to be multi-platform; does not require a Web browser. However, it can communicate with one to display downloaded pages. Site folders make efficient disk space management possible.
VHDL Discovery Kit
- synthesis and optimization toolkit
Company: Exemplar Logic, Inc. (Alameda, CA)
Telephone: (510) 337-3700
Fax: (510) 337-3799
Platforms: Windows 95, Windows NT, UNIX (HP and Sun)
Description: A synthesis toolkit targeted to Windows-based FPGA designers transitioning from schematics to VHDL-based design methodologies. A full synthesis tool based on Galileo engine; includes VHDL training course. Accepts VHDL as input and offers synthesis and optimization for a single FPGA library from Actel, Altera, Lucent Technologies or Xilinx. Offers users a migration path to Galileo or Leonardo design environments. The synthesis tool is based on the Galileo synthesis engine. It includes an HDL Logic Explorer module for Windows with VHDL language support with architecture-specific logic optimization and the ModGen operator library. Features: VHDL language input, Galileo-based synthesis engine, PC-node locked license, EDIF or XNF output for place and route, and support for a single technology library.
- Web server utility module
($129 per server)
Company: Maximized Software (Irvine, CA)
Telephone: (888) MAX-SOFT, (714) 955-5800
Fax: (714) 955-5801
Platforms: Windows NT, SunOS and Solaris
Description: Plug-in software module to combat unauthorized references to Web site content. Instead of downloading files, some sites have become adept at "referencing" -- using live links to build their Web pages from the images and pages of other Web sites. In addition to taking credit for other peoples' work, these sites often use the content out of context. Limits access to site content to those actually visiting the original Web site and prevents outside Web servers from referencing the content by recognizing and denying unauthorized requests for content placed on other sites' pages. Prevents unauthorized access to all types of page content, such as images, video, audio, Java applets and CGI programs. When an unauthorized request is made, it responds with a return error message or re-directs unauthorized requests to a different URL.
Willows Toolkit Version 2.0
- Cross-platform tool for Macintosh, UNIX and other platforms
($4,995 per developer)
Company: Willows Software (Saratoga, CA)
Telephone: (800) 814-6351, (408) 777-1820
Fax: (408) 777-1827
Platforms: Solaris, SunOS, AIX, HP-UX, Digital UNIX, IRIX, SCO, UnixWare, Linux
Description: 32-bit toolkit supports Borland's ObjectWindows Library (OWL). Helps Windows developers to migrate applications to other platforms, such as Macintosh and UNIX. Supports OWL, a leading applications framework. A seamless migration path from Windows to other platforms. Library is based on a single set of source code that can be compiled and linked for the target environment, allowing developers to deliver cross-platform applications that run at native execution speed. Because the code remains completely compatible with Windows, developers are able to exploit non-Windows platforms from Windows applications with minimum effort. Source code and existing Intel binary objects (i.e., DLLs) can be combined to take advantage of third-party components without requiring vendor code. Toolkit has no ties to Windows source code and no run-time royalties. Includes OWL encapsulations of Windows 95 common controls such as Tab Controls, Property Pages and Tool Tips, and encapsulations of splitter windows, splash screens, dockable toolbars, print preview, animation and more. Supports synchronization objects for multi-threaded development and supports both 32-and 16-bit development, including 16-bit emulation of most Windows 95-based common controls.
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