New products for the week of November 1
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- 6U VME Board Based on Fujitsu's TurboSPARC
Company: Force Computers (San Jose, CA)
Telephone: (408) 369-6000 or (888) FORCE-USA
Fax: (408) 371-3382
Platforms: Solaris embedded Unix applications
Description: Based on the TurboSPARC 32-bit microprocessor from Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc. Runs UNIX-based applications on the VME architecture. Running at 170 MHz, it delivers 120 SPECint92 and 85 SPECfp92. Ideal for designers who want to incorporate the latest processor technology into their embedded applications using less design time and resources. All I/O pin-outs and cables are completely compatible with the SPARC CPU-5V. Also includes stiffener bars for added ruggedness. It is compatible with the Solaris operating system and all SPARC applications. It is ideal for telecommunications applications such as high-level advanced intelligent networks and intelligent voice response where Solstice products such as DiskSuite, X.400, X.500 and Telecom Management Network (TMN) are already available for integration. C3I applications including mission planning systems, graphical mapping systems and console development can also benefit. It insures design scalability with options for 16 or 64 Mb of on-board DRAM and field-upgradeable memory modules. In addition, 2 SBus slots for graphics and flexible I/O expansion are provided. It also includes fast SCSI-2 and Ethernet interfaces.
- Internet personalization utility
Company: NetAngels (San Francisco, CA)
Telephone: (415) 546-5737
Description: Intelligent client agent software. Intelligent profiling gives users the ability to receive a virtual road map of personalized content throughout the Internet. This personal assistant filters information and navigates the World Wide Web to locate the best of the Internet for everyone. The Personal World Page is a custom interface that dynamically changes to offer a unique road map for each user. Internet sites, chosen from a series of personal recommendations, interview results, and intelligent analysis, present a unique series of choices to visit and explore.
- Design and Diagnostic PCB Emissions Locator
Company: Quantic Laboratories Inc. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Telephone: (204) 942-4000 or (800) 665-0235
Fax: (204) 957-1158
Description: Created for printed circuit board (PCB) designers to identify electromagnetic emission "hot spots" and the segments of nets that cause these problems. It performs the EMC simulation during routing or at the post-layout stage and interfaces directly with the CCT SPECCTRA autorouter and all major CAD layout tools. A complimentary product for Compliance, an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) simulator. Where Compliance simulates electromagnetic radiation from systems of printed circuit boards with cables and enclosures, EmcScan focuses on the PCB. Calculates the electric and magnetic fields over the PCB, as well as current spectra and track current densities. Current and voltage waveforms can be examined to look for signal ringing which, along with improper routing, are major contributors to radiation.
- tool for building and maintaining a data warehouse
($130K to $255K)
Company: Apertus Technologies Incorporated (Eden Prairie, MN)
Telephone: (800) 793-3509
Platforms: HP 9000 Series, Windows/NT 3.5, Sun SPARC Solaris 2.5
Description: Data integration tool designed for building and maintaining a data warehouse. Version 3.2 can read and write data from relational databases, including DB2, Informix, Oracle, and Sybase, as well as handle non-relational data through delimited text files. Also includes an integrated metadata management facility with metadata versioning, automated merging and change impact analysis. Users can work on multiple projects concurrently, keeping track of all changes. Data Mart Factory extension allows data to be read from one or more source systems into its framework, reusing the integrated data and associated rules for direct population of one or more data marts.
- protection against denial of service attacks
Company: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Redwood City, CA)
Telephone: (415) 562-0400
Platforms: Sun Solaris for SPARC and x86, SunOS 4.1.x, HP-UX 9.x, 10.x
Description: A downloadable software module for Check Point's FireWall-1. Protects the firewall against denial of service attacks, which have crippled Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in recent weeks. It protects against TCP SYN (requests for connection establishment) flood attacks by intercepting all SYN packets and mediating connection attempts before they reach the operating system. This prevents the target host from becoming flooded by unresolved attempts, which cause the operating system, and the host, to stop receiving new connections. As a result, the host system is insulated from the SYN attack and the denial of service condition that results. It inspects network communication attempts before they reach the operating system. There are two implementations of the software, SYNDefender Relay and SYNDefender Gateway. Which implementation a network administrator chooses to integrate into a FireWall-1 installation depends on the network's characteristics.
- C++ class library for production planning
Company: ILOG Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (800) FOR-ILOG
Platforms: major UNIX and Windows platforms
Description: C++ class library helps manufacturers optimize production plans while reacting to short-term contingencies such as breakdowns, demand or price changes, or strikes. Combines constraint and linear programming technology to streamline production cycles. Uses artificial intelligence and operational research techniques to solve combinatorial problems such as batch sequencing. Helps managers decide how much to produce over time, taking into consideration such variables as customer demand, resource capacity limits, price and availability of materials, backlogs and manufacturing constraints.
- preprocessor for the Java language
(free beta D/L)
Company: Nik Shaylor (Firenze, Italy)
Telephone: (011) 39-55-584031
Description: Preprocessor adds closures and operator overloading to the Java language. This is a version update with a number of improvements. A bug that prevented its use on Unix platforms is fixed. It adds the following features to the Java language: Block closures, Local variable renaming, Operator overloading, Assert and trace macros, Conditional compilation, and Nested comments. It does this by converting an input .jpp file, into a standard .java file that is then compiled using any standard Java compiler. The .jpp file contains normal Java statements with syntactic extensions for the new features.
- development tool for the Internet on the Internet
Company: Sun Microsystems (Mountain View, CA)
Telephone: (800) SUN-SOFT
Platforms: Sun Solaris
Description: Java WorkShop is a Web-centric Java integrated development environment for creating and publishing business and Internet applications. Egghead Software is electronically selling the product from its Digital Direct web site, http://www.egghead.com. In addition, consumers can choose a try-and-buy option and pay within 30 days of download. Credit card numbers are entered on a secure Netscape Navigator form and transmitted over the Internet to a server without risk of an intermediary obtaining credit card information. Security technology protects commercial transactions, as well as all other communications, from misappropriation and fraud that could otherwise occur as information passes through Internet computers. Internet communications are protected with server authentication, encryption, and data integrity.
Jyve Development Kit
- Tools for creating Htmlscript-compliant software
Company: Htmlscript Corporation (San Diego, CA)
Telephone: (619) 490-2570
Platforms: BSDI, SCO, FreeBSD, Linux, Sun Solaris, SunOS and SGI/IRIX
Description: Development kit allows software developers and large-site webmasters to generate customized versions of the htmlscript system. Software developers can use it to generate their own custom-featured htmlscript-compliant products. Large-site webmasters can use it to customize and expand the functionality of their web sites beyond the standard htmlscript features. Gives direct access to the `brains` of htmlscript, giving the developer total control over its features and functionality. Developers with a C function library have access to feature sets of the htmlscript system, including: -- read/write access to htmlscript memory space -- direct access to the htmlscript expression analyzer -- ability to add new data management modules into the htmlscript virtual database layer -- control over (and ability to modify) htmlscript configuration routines such as security procedures, startup procedures, etc. -- direct access to the htmlscript `HTTP` header management routines -- ability to intercept and handle htmlscript errors, and -- access the htmlscript interpreter and macro preprocessor as a function call.
MASTER Toolbox, version 4.1
- cell characterization and model generation toolset
Company: Meta-Software, Inc. (Campbell, CA)
Telephone: (408) 369-5400
Fax: (408) 371-5638
Platforms: HP, IBM and Sun
Description: Cell characterization and model generation toolset characterizes and generates Verilog models for complex cells, such as counters, shift registers, and LSSD's from SPICE netlists. It also adds automatic model generation for Avant!'s Star-R smart RC extraction and delay analysis system and for the Synopsys Design Power low power synthesis tool. By adding complex cell modeling technology, it gives library developers a tool that characterizes high-performance logic libraries from their circuit libraries. It characterizes 99% of the cells provided in a SPICE netlist format. The previous version recognized 95%. It automatically acquires all data such as functionality, timing and violations from circuit descriptions to create simulation, synthesis, power and timing models for logic design. Models are generated for design tools from Cadence, Mentor, Synopsys, Viewlogic and others. Supports the VHDL and VITAL standards. In addition, it automatically verifies all the models against SPICE descriptions. Version 4.1 adds new methodology for automatic acquisition that guarantees Verilog model generation regardless of cell complexity. It automates the library development process for complex cells. It also uses pattern recognition technology to automatically partition complex cells and extract a Verilog structural netlist from the original SPICE netlist. The Verilog netlist is further used for automatically generating functional models and stimuli.
- adds interface to SAP's R/3 backup utilities
Company: Legato Systems, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
Telephone: (415) 812-6000
Fax: (415) 812-6032
Platforms: Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX
Description: An Application Interface for SAP's R/3 has been certified by SAP. Users of SAP's R/3 client/server applications running with Oracle databases can now use the NetWorker product. This lets users perform backup and restore to NetWorker using SAP's brbackup, brarchive, brrestore, and sapdba utilities. The Application Interface also supports cloning of savesets containing SAP backups, creating copies for offsite storage. The system can handle raw partition data in addition to filesystem data, and also features optional client-side compression. In addition, the interface includes four SAP-specific notification events. These may be used, for example, to initiate an electronic mail message to the network administrator when a backup or a restore is completed.
- search engine
Company: Verity Inc. (Sunnyvale, Ca)
Platforms: NetScape 2.0, Microsoft Explorer 3.0
Description: A platform for deploying search applications across the enterprise. Integrates a search engine with intelligent search components, enabling dynamic personalization and delivery of information across the enterprise. Search interface guides users through corporate information, creating unique interest profiles. Includes SEARCH'97 Personal, Information Server and Agent Server, and search components for queries, visualization and navigation. SEARCH'97 Personal lets a user create and launch specific information queries and view documents in their native format without launching the application that created them. SEARCH'97 Information Server creates and manages information catalogs that comprise corporate memory. SEARCH '97 Agent Server creates and launches intelligent agents, which automatically search for new or updated information. These search agents continuously monitor corporate memory, including RDBMS data, interactive news feeds or Verity-enabled applications, for information meeting a specific profile.
Third Party Ticket System
- tracks third party petroleum meter tickets
Company: Harbinger Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Telephone: (404) 841-4334
Platforms: Windows NT, MVS, UNIX
Description: Automates the tracking of third party meter tickets between pipelines, suppliers and petroleum companies. Supports the petroleum industry's move to standardize, implement and utilize EDI solutions. This includes the movement of documents required for the management of petroleum products among third parties or "trading partners" that include refiners, tank owners, and suppliers. The new service supports inbound and outbound fax capabilities. Meets EPA regulations regarding trading partner responsibilities for tracking Product Transfer Documents (PTDs). PTDs or "tickets" record the movement and ownership of product between and among trading partners. Detailed information such as volume, product location and ownership was previously passed between parties via mail or fax.
- development tools for Internet and corporate intranets
(Workshop: $499; Transaction Server: $22,500)
Company: Progress Software Corp. (Bedford, MA)
Telephone: (617) 280-4697
Platforms: Workshop: Windows 95 and NT; Server: Windows NT, Sun
Description: An open development and deployment environment that enables organizations to build transaction processing applications on the Internet and corporate intranets. Used to deploy Internet Transaction Processing (ITP) applications that connect customers and business partners to corporate databases. Customers serve themselves; they get direct access to, for example, corporate inventory systems to check on the availability of certain items without the need of an intermediary customer service person. These "self-service" applications extend the use of the Internet and corporate intranets to provide a link to customers. Consists of two products: WebSpeed Workshop: a set of development tools using a 4GL scripting language to build data-driven, transaction-based Web objects. WebSpeed Transaction Server: a Web-based deployment engine that executes Web objects, performs database transactions and dynamically merges data into HTML pages.
- development tools for real-time embedded applications
Company: Integrated Systems, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Telephone: (408) 542-1785
Platforms: Motorola 68K, PowerPC, MIPS, i960 and x86 processors
Description: Visual development suite for writing, compiling, debugging and analyzing real-time embedded applications. Combines the multitasking, multiprocessor SpOTLIGHT graphical debugger, the ESp analysis tool, and project management tools. Product is built on an object bus which conforms to the open industry-standard, CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture). CORBA is a middleware specification created and controlled by the Object Management Group (OMG), a consortium of nearly 700 leading software companies (see http://www.omg.com). The product's heterogeneous development environment allows tool-to-tool and tool-to-target communication over local and wide area networks. This capability allows development projects to move from single workstations to distribution across networked workstations with enterprise-wide access to shared targets and data. A project's pRISM+ development environment can be spread across both Windows and UNIX platforms. The project management tools are derived from SNiFF+, an open object-oriented tool set developed by ISI subsidiary TakeFive Software that provides management, analysis, and browsing capabilities in the native environment for C, C++ and Java code.
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