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New products for the week of November 8

By John J. McLaughlin

November  1995
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Product: Cray CS6400 Enterprise Server - supercomputer server (From under $400,000)
Company: Cray Research, Inc. (Eagen, MN)
Telephone: (612) 452-6650
Platforms: Solaris 2.4 now; Solaris 2.5 early 1996.
Description: Featuring the new 85 MHz SuperSPARC II microprocessor, this server is expected to deliver 30 to 50 percent greater performance than previous similarily equiped systems. Also includes support of SPARCstorage Arrays with 2 gigabyte disks. The CS6400 combines SPARC/Solaris technology with supercomputer capabilities including system bandwidth of 1.76 gigabytes per second, high I/O throughput, and multiprocessor scalability of up to 64 processors.

Product: Database Excellerator - performance boosting equipment
Company: Database Excelleration Systems (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 727-5497
Platforms: Sun, HP, Digital, Stratus, Data General, & IBM
Description: Designed to deliver application performance gains by moving key portions of the application -- temporary work areas, transactions log, or indices -- onto solid state Database Excellerators instead of a conventional disk subsystem.

Product: HDS 5700 Midrange Disk Series and HDS 5493 Tape Subsystem - Disk/Tape (HDS 5493: $22,950 HDS 5700: $14,145)
Company: Hitachi Data Systems (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 970-4318
Platforms: Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, AT&T, SGI, Sequent, NetWare, Windows NT, & OS/400
Description: Cache/RAID Solution Combined with High-Speed Tape Handling. High-performance storage subsystems for midrange and PC-LAN environments with multi-level RAID compliance, secondary subsystem redundancy, front-panel control, SNMP remote maintenance,

Product: SBus Extender Board (Model SBus XB2-P/R) - SBus Extender Board for Sun SPARCstation ($195)
Company: Dawn VME Products (Fremont, CA)
Telephone: (800) 258-DAWN or (510) 657-4444
Fax: (510) 657-3274
Platforms: Sun SPARCstation
Description: Allows engineers and lab technicians to extend active boards off the SPARCstation for development and debugging. The board`s multi-layer design has a signal line impedance of approximately 75 ohms. This construction ensures that a high level of power and signal integrity is maintained on the SBus signal interface. Two versions of the board are available, extending the active board either parallel to the SPARCstation or at a right angle to it.


Product: Arbor/BP Version 4.0 - customizable, multilingual Billing/Customer Care
Company: Kenan Technologies (Cambridge, MA)
Platforms: Unix
Description: dynamically changable, template-based billing, invoicing, and customer care system that can function multilingually, and allows the service provider to have flexible and scalable services. Integrated billing system that can link to other billing systems to provide the customer a single unified invoice, fully totaled and journaled. The Bill Image Server provides operators with on-line customer access to bills on demand, with electronic transmission. Arbor has support for electronic funds transfer.

Product: COS/Print - Print Spooling Software (From $400)
Company: Open Systems Management (Seattle, WA)
Telephone: (206) 583-8373
Fax: (206) 292-4965
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, Digital UNIX, Sequent PTX, IBM AIX.
Description: Mainframe-quality print spooler with true network awareness. It allows for printing to devices connected to any system on the network whether connected directly to a host, via a terminal server or even via a PC, Novell, or Appletalk network. Provides for multiple queues per printer, multiple printers per queue, print from any page to any page, hold before and after printing, prioritization, forms control, style control, filters, viewing of print jobs on-line, and a host of other features.

Product: COS/Report - Report Management Software (From $400)
Company: Open Systems Management (Seattle, WA)
Telephone: (206) 583-8373
Fax: (206) 292-4965
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, Digital UNIX, Sequent PTX, IBM AIX.
Description: Report management software which allows for automatic generation and distribution of reports on a network of systems. It allows the user to specify a master report and secure views of that report for each recipient. It then provides automatic distribution of those parts of the report through whatever electronic means specified.

Product: Composer 3 - development tool for client/server applications
Company: Texas Instruments (Plano, TX)
Telephone: (800) 838-1843, (214) 575-6896
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT, Digital, OS/2
Description: Component-based development tool for building client/server applications with scalability from workgroup to enterprise. It provides workgroup development, global application support, an enhanced GUI, support for Windows 95, and Internet/Web access.

Product: EventIX MapSync 2.1 - virtual private network ($5,000 for VPN Provider Client; $3,500 for VPN Customer Client)
Company: Bridgeway Corporation (Andover, MA)
Telephone: (508) 683-3626
Fax: (508) 685-1048
Platforms: Sun, HP, IBM
Description: Provides management support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services. Two new client applications will support VPN. The first, MapSync Provider Client, will be co-resident with the provider's SNMP management system, subsequently managing the segmentation and distribution function at the provider's station. The second, MapSync Customer Client, will receive and accept management information and fully cooperate with the Provider Client. Both are fully compatible with MapSync 2.0, which allows network operators to synchronize and share topology, map, and event data among the popular SNMP management systems such as Sun's SunNet Manager, HP's Open View, and IBM's Netview for AIX.

Product: FireWall-1 2.0 - network access control & security ($4,990 (1 to 50 nodes), $9,990 (50 to 250 nodes), & $18,900 (250+ nodes). $2,990 (encryption capability alone). $39,900 (Network Security Center))
Company: CheckPoint Software Technologies, Inc (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (800) 429-4391
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, intel x86
Description: Multi-location, traffic-scanning, cross-platform security solution that blocks inbound or outbound communication via fully transparent inspection, including for connectionless protocols. It is designed to offer full transparent connectivity for all authorized network users and applications requiring no alterations of system hardware and software set-ups and without loss in network performance. Integrated logging and altering functions, with internal scripting language for customization of reports.

Product: G2 - software for creating intelligent real-time systems (From $7,500 for a run-time license)
Company: Gensym Corp (Cambridge, MA)
Telephone: (617) 547-2500
Fax: (617) 547-1962
Platforms: Solaris 1 and 2, Unix, OpenVMS, Windows NT
Description: A graphical, object-oriented environment for building and delivering intelligent real-time systems. G2 lets non-programmers create graphical models of their operations using click and connect object-oriented icons and sophisticated rules and procedures written in simple, if-then style English phrases. When software bridges link G2 applications to other systems, G2 can monitor, control, diagnose, and schedule on-line operations in real time. G2 can also provide operators with expert advice to help them focus on critical situations and enable them to make more well informed decisions quickly.

Product: GT Backup Release 4.4 - network-based backup, restore and tape management software ($395 for a single user license. Bulk discounts available)
Company: Alida, Inc. (Bergenfield, NJ)
Telephone: (800) 883-GURU or (201) 384-0080
Fax: (201) 384-3382
Platforms: Sun SPARCstations running Solaris 2.4; Hewlett-Packard Apollo 9000 Series 700/800 workstations and servers and IBM RS/6000.
Description: Features standard Unix tape formats. Simultaneously performs multiple backups and writes to multiple tape drives. Any computer on the network can back up to any device on the network. Should a portion of the backup fail, it can be attempted again. Operating in a client/server architecture, GT Backup provides security; the master/daemon mechanism encrypts and verifies each command prior to execution. To further ensure security, every menu item on every screen may be restricted to allow only specific individuals access to select operations.

Product: GrafBrowse/C version 3.0 - Graphical Reverse Engineering Tool ($8,000)
Company: Software Systems Design (Claremont, CA)
Telephone: (909) 625-6147
Fax: (909) 625-6147
Platforms: Most workstations, incl: Sun SPARC, SGI, Alpha/OSF, HP9000-700, & RS6000.
Description: Aids in the understanding of C source code design. Is potentially useful for software engineers responsible for understanding code that is generated by automatic code generators (such as GUI Builders) as well as legacy code. GrafBrowse analyzes the source and creates several different views. A declaration view shows the internals of each source file. The invocation view shows the calling structure of the entire program. The user can easily see all calls, file dependencies, and include structure on one view. An interactive browser allows the user to traverse the code graphically, and PostScript output of any view is available.

Product: HELPLINE Version 2.3 - Client/server Help Desk Software ($2,300 per user including either Oracle or Rdb database runtime capabilities. $1,500 per user for installations with existing Oracle or Rdb licenses.)
Company: Raxco, Inc. (Rockville, MD)
Telephone: (617) 861-6262
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, Digital UNIX, HP UX, and VMS. clients: Windows, Motif, and/or character cell.
Description: New features allow customization capabilities in the graphical user interface and the availability of administration functions from the main HELPLINE menu. The GUI Screen Editor provides a drag-and-drop interface permitting the customizing of any screen without the need to program or to know SQL. Customization can be done for an entire site, groups, or individual users.

Product: Huron ObjectStar 3 - client/server applications development software environment
Company: Amdahl Corporation (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (800) 223-2215
Fax: (408) 773-0833
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, AIX/6000, HP-UX, MVS/ESA, Windows 3.1, & Windows NT
Description: Enterprise application development environment with mission-critical-level integrity, security, and performance features across mainframe, midrange, and desktop platforms. Combination of large systems rapid applications development and client/server deployment.

Product: Java Developers Kit 1.0 Beta - Internet development tool (free)
Company: The Java Products Group, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, Windows NT, and Windows 95
Description: The 1.0 Beta release allows conversion of 1.0 alpha 3 applets, creation and debugging of applets and applications for all java-enabled browsers, and contains the latest Java Language specification.

Product: MAP/SDK toolkit - toolkit for creation of embedded mapping applications
Company: Strategic Mapping Inc (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 970-9600
Fax: (408) 970-9999
Platforms: Unix, Windows, & Macintosh
Description: Toolkit that contains a library of C++ language subroutines that allows developers to embed mapping into new or existing business applications, with exceptional display performance and a small code footprint, making it ideal for WWW applications and Internet deployment.

Product: Maestro for Unix - Job Scheduler Software
Company: Unison Software (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 988-2800
Fax: (408) 988-2236
Platforms: Solaris 1 and 2, MIPS ABI (Siemens-Nixdorf and Silicon Graphics), Intel's ABI+ (Sequent, AT&T GIS, Novell UNIXWARE).
Description: A workload management solution for distributed computing systems, which schedules jobs and applications across the network to meet the high-end operational needs of large-scale enterprise computing environments. Maestro provides fault-tolerance, scalability, and an Graphical User Interface. Maestro can schedule jobs anywhere on the network according to customized business calendars, in addition to date, day of the week, and time.

Product: Netscape SmartMarks - single-user Web monitoring program (free for academic, $24.95 for non-academic)
Company: First Floor (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (415) 528-2619
Platforms: Netscape, Solaris 1 & 2, Windows
Description: Enables users to monitor and organize information on their favorite Web sites automatically working in the background to keep tabs on selected sites, proactively reporting back specific additions and changes as they occur.

Product: O2 ODMG Database System - C++ development for database applications (1 seat: $3,000; 4 seat,1year onsite maintenance & training:$15,000; 30 day trial version: $99)
Company: O2 Technology (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (415) 842-7000
Fax: (415) 842-7001
Platforms: Unix
Description: Database engine, a C++ language binding, and an object query language (OQL) interpreter and optimizer -- all fully adherent to the ODMG standard. Enhanced concurrency control, recovery, indexing, and clustering. Improved object creation and manipulation. A more intelligent query optimizer that takes into account physical schema information. Ability to call C++ methods from OQL. Monitoring functions that return statistics on engine performance, allowing for fine-tuning of large database applications. On-line backup. Floating client licenses.

Product: OpenVNetBackup 2.0 - Parallel backup for filesystems and databases (server: $5,500 clients: from $150)
Company: OpenVision Technologies Inc (Pleasanton, CA)
Telephone: (510) 426-6400, (800) 223-open
Fax: (510) 426-6486
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, Unix, Windows NT, Novell, Desktops, Macintosh
Description: Parallel backup application designed to stream data at or near stated transfer rates of existing tape drives. Supports large filesystems, database objects, or raw partitions over two gigabytes, database backups while providing users continuous access to the database, and capability to perform hot database backups for Oracle, Informix, and Sybase databases.

Product: Oracle WebSystem 1.0 - WWW RDBMS Interface Kit (parts free or 90 day free trial)
Company: Oracle (Redwood shores, CA)
Telephone: (800) 423-0166, (415) 506-7000
Fax: (415) 506-7200
Platforms: Unix
Description: WYSIWYG content creation system with BASIC interpreter built-in and internal Blaze Database and links to SQL*Net or Oracle Webserver Option to tie in to Oracle 7 Enterprise Servers.

Product: OrthoMAX Version 8.2 - GIS Software
Company: Vision International (Alexandria, VA)
Telephone: (207) 945-6353
Fax: (207) 942-9815
Platforms: Solaris 1 and 2,, SGI
Description: Provides IMAGINE users with softcopy terrain mapping capabilities including aerotriangulation, automated DEM/TIN (elevation model) collection, and orthophoto generation. Release 8.2 provides a comprehensive set of stereo workstation capabilities. Especially important are the mensuration and elevation model editing. Other key enhancements are: IMAGINE 8.2 compatibility providing support for IMAGINE 8.2 datums, seamless upgrade compatibility to SoftPlotter 1.5, support TIFF image file format, new monoscopic mensuration and viewing tool and improved display and processing speed.

Product: RasteRx 2000 - Raster Editing Software (A single-user license $1,995 and operates with a floating license server)
Company: Audre Recognition Systems Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Telephone: (619) 451-2260
Fax: (619) 451-0267
Platforms: HP Unix, Solaris 1 & PCs running Solaris x86.
Description: Allows users to restore old engineering drawings, maps and technical publications and edit the raster image. The software operates under an X Window interface. Source documents may be of any size and scan resolution. Updated raster images can be produced in a variety of industry standard formats. RasteRx requires neither a CAD-knowledgeable operator nor the purchase of a CAD system.

Product: Release V1.2 of the Linkage Family of Solutions - automation design and engineering suite
Company: CIMLINC (Itasca, IL)
Telephone: (708) 250-0090
Fax: (708) 250-8514
Platforms: Unix, including Sun, HP, IBM and Digital
Description: Helps companies to reduce their product design and production cycle times. Targeted at manufacturers of large, complex products such as heavy equipment, aircraft and aircraft sub-assemblies, and industrial fabrication centers. It includes process-enabling applications for manufacturing process planning, shop-floor work instructions, concurrent engineering, engineering change management, non-conformance management, and quality and configuration management.

Product: SQL<>SECURE V.4 - User authentication that integrates with PeopleTools (From $7,500 Per Instance)
Company: BrainTree Technology, Inc. (Norwell, MA)
Telephone: (800) 232-5215, (617) 982-0200
Fax: (617) 982-8076
Platforms: Solaris2 , HP-UX, IBM-AIX, DEC UNIX & OpenVMS, Sequent Dynix, Pyramid, NCR/AT&T Unix, MacOS, DOS, Windows, Windows 95
Description: SQL<>SECURE user authentication is now available to users logging into PeopleSoft HR and Financials. Standards for password aging, lengths, reuse analysis, structure, guessability, etc., are defined and enforced. Optional password synchronization is offered. Break-ins and account dormancy are monitored and automatically responded to.

Product: Seagate AshWin 2.5 - Batch Job Scheduling Software ($4,950 for a basic five-machine license)
Company: Seagate Enterprise Management Software, Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
Telephone: (408) 342-4500
Fax: (408) 342-4600
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows for Workgroups
Description: Provides hierarchical job scheduling of mission-critical applications across the distributed client/server enterprise. Managers can set dependencies to ensure proper sequencing and timing among schedules and batch jobs running in different workgroups anywhere in the enterprise. Jobs can be run at various sites and on various platforms for independent local and remote processing as well as communication with a central control site. Security features limit user access so that only approved personnel can launch a schedule, and return codes provide feedback for error-checking and job reliability.

Product: SpeedCHART environment - flowchart editor w/Verilog and VHDL hardware description language ($16,500)
Company: Speed Electronic (Santa Clara, CA)
Telephone: (408) 980-0884
Fax: (408) 980-1409
Platforms: Sun and HP workstations and under X-Terminal
Description: Manage design flow for high-level hardware description language (HDL) with schematic, spreadsheet, finite state machine,Verilog or VHDL, graphical descriptions, flowchart editing capabilities for HDL descriptions.

Product: Tivoli/Plus for Systems Management Server - enterprise-scale management capabilities across Unix and Windows NT ($150 per Systems Management Server primary site server.)
Company: Tivoli Systems, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Telephone: (800) 2-tivoli
Fax: (512) 794-0623
Platforms: Unix, Windows NT
Description: Systems management system offering an interoperable suite of applications that allow adminstrators to control users, systems, databases and applications from a central location. These applications let you automate and delegate routine tasks, enabling you to control distributed environments without adding additional staff.

Product: TriTeal Enterprise Desktop (TED) Version 4.0 - CDE desktop environment
($425 (U.S.) for TED 4.0; TEDsecure add-on module is $200 (U.S.))
Company: TriTeal Corp. (Carlsbad, CA)
Telephone: (619) 930-2077
Fax: (619) 930-2081
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, IBM AIX, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, UnixWare, Digital UNIX, SNI SINIX, AT&T MP-RAS, HP Panacom X-terminals, Tektronix X-terminals, NCD X-terminals, Sun River X-terminals, and PCs running Hummingbird eXceed or NCD PC-Xware.
Description: An implementation of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) that includes value-added enhancements. Has fully integrated features such as TEDvision, an Internet browser; TEDsecure, an NSA Fortezza-based security solution; TEDfax, a fax application; GWM, a graphical workspace manager; WinTED, a interoperability app that allows a user to run a Unix session and Microsoft Windows session concurrently at native speed on a PC; and LocalTED, a distributed processing feature that runs TED clients locally on X-terminals.

Product: UniWizard Unix Desktop Software - command-line interface
Company: UniWizard, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (408) 437-7781
Fax: (408) 437-0497
Platforms: Solaris 1 and 2, HP-UX 9.x, SCO Unix Open Desktop 3.0
Description: Graphical interface to Unix that builds command line for you. Each of the 36 common Unix commands features a custom screen. Instead of typing complicated syntax, users simply point and click on dynamic lists of directories and files. Options for each command are summarized and available for immediate selection.

Product: VBASE - multi-platform relational database
and Product: VBIX - run Visual Basic apps under Unix Company: Halcyon Software, Inc. (Campbell, CA)
Telephone: (408) 378-9898
Fax: (408) 378-9935
Platforms: Solaris 1 & 2, HP-UX, Digital Ultrix, IBM AIX, SCO, Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT.
Description: VBASE is a multi-platform relational database. Highlights include data recovery, transaction logging, record-level locking, full ANSI SQL standard compliance and an ODBC interface. VBASE also includes performance- enhancing SQL extensions and access to shared cursors in its Windows versions.

VBIX enables you to run applications created using Microsoft Visual Basic as native Motif applications in a Unix environment. It requires only a small amount of resources on a Unix client and will currently run any Visual Basic application created using the standard built-in objects of the version 3.0 professional edition. VBIX supports data access using both Data Controls and ODB. No source code revision is required.

Product: WebMaker 2.0 - Frame-to-HTML and WWW content creation tool
(free evaluation, then $99)
Company: Harlequin, Inc (Cambridge, Ma)
Telephone: (617) 374-2400
Fax: (617) 252-6505
Platforms: Unix, Windows, Macintosh
Description: FrameMaker-to-HTML conversion utility with re-usable template formats and rapid, accurate conversions. Capability to convert to PostScript format and generate automatic hyperlinks in HTML documents created. Tables and graphics also auto-converted.

Product: WebTrak, SalesTrak, & TeleTrak - internet customer management solution & Web Customer Interface (from $7,500 to $10,000)
Company: Aurum Software (Boston, MA)
Telephone: (408) 654-3463
Platforms: Netscape, Unix, Windows, Oracle
Description: Internet-enabled customer management application to eliminate manual and redundant processes from the initial phases of lead generation and qualification. Supports auto-response requests and follow-up activities.

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