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New Products

Amy Kukuk

Issue #54, October 1998

CyberScheduler for Linux v2.1, S.u.S.E. 5.3, Informix SE on Linux and more.

CyberScheduler for Linux v2.1

CrossWind Technologies, Inc. has announced the availability of CyberScheduler for Linux v2.1. CyberScheduler for Linux is an Internet-based calendar and scheduling solution for workgroups. CyberScheduler's advantage is its low cost and ease of installation. The product has been packaged to support Apache web servers running on all major Linux distributions such as Red Hat, S.u.S.E. and Slackware. The installation process has been significantly streamlined with the new version 2.1, supporting both RPM and TAR installations. CyberScheduler for Linux retails at $49.95 US per end user.

Contact: CrossWind Technologies, 140 DuBois Street, Suite D, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: 408-469-1780, Fax: 408-469-1750, E-mail: info@crosswind.com, URL: http://www.crosswind.com/.

S.u.S.E. 5.3

S.u.S.E., Inc. has announced the latest release of its flagship product, S.u.S.E. Linux version 5.3. S.u.S.E. 5.3 includes an option for quicker and easier installation, support for FAT32 file systems and the ability to run and install both glibc-based and libc-based packages. Linux software titles included in version 5.3 are Netscape Communicator 4.05, the KDE window manager and the Gnome desktop environment. Version 5.3 also includes S.u.S.E.'s own Xfree86 XServer. S.u.S.E. Linux 5.3 is scheduled for a tentative release date in early September at a price of $49.95 US. It may be purchased via subscription service at a price of $34.95 US.

Contact: S.u.S.E. LLC, 458 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610, Phone: 510-835-7873, Fax: 510-835-7875, E-mail: info@suse.com, URL: http://www.suse.com/.

Informix SE on Linux

Informix Corporation has announced the release of Informix SE on Linux. Informix SE is an SQL-based database engine for small- to medium-range applications. It is a solution for businesses that want the power of SQL without the complex database administration requirements. Linux application developers are now able to download a free developer's kit that includes Informix SE, ESQL/C for Linux, Informix's SQL toolkit and I-Connect (the runtime version of ESQL/C). Informix SE and ESQL/C in Linux is available from Caldera and S.u.S.E. on the Intel platform.

Contact: Informix Software, Inc., 4100 Bohannon Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Phone: 604-926-6300, URL: http://www.informix.com/.

GO-Global 1.5

GraphOn Corporation has announced the release of GO-Global 1.5. The product, a thin-client PC X server, has added functionality and platform support, including first-time support for Linux from Red Hat and Caldera on the PC architecture. The product is a native 32-bit, X11R6-compliant, distributed thin-client X server built around client/server architecture. This architecture delivers performance from low-powered laptops to high-powered Pentium machines. GO-Global 1.5 includes fast, dial-in, low-bandwidth throughput for PC to UNIX/X connections, simple installation and one-click connection.

Contact: GraphOn Corporation, 150 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008, Phone: 408-370-4080, Fax: 408-370-5047, E-mail: sales@graphon.com, URL: http://www.graphon.com/.

SiteEater 1.0

SFS Software has announced SiteEater 1.0, a pure Java software utility for retrieving, presenting and archiving Internet sites. SiteEater makes it possible to download entire web sites from the World Wide Web or specific types of files such as programs, images or videos. The pioneering utility works on FTP and HTTP and can work on any Java-supported operating system. SiteEater enhances SFS Software's popular DocFather Professional 2.0 software and gives users the ability to create a full-text search index for any site. The product is priced at $49 US for a single user license and is available directly from SFS Software's web site.

Contact: SFS Software, Martin-Luther-Ring 31, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany, Phone: +49-172-471-4485, E-mail: info@sfs-software.com, URL: http://www.sfs-software.com/.

IntraStore Server 98

Control Data Systems, Inc. has announced a Linux version of its IntraStore Server 98. The server and up to 250 user licenses can be downloaded from http://www.intrastore.cdc.com/. IntraStore includes messaging, web and directory servers. It offers superior messaging and application hosting capabilities, and its interoperability with existing systems enables workgroups to link LDAP directories, disparate mail and news clients, and otherwise stand-alone applications for immediate utility. Corporate users can share hosted applications and access IntraStore's functions (using IMAP4, POP3, NNTP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP and LDAP protocols) from most major mail clients and web browsers.

Contact: Corporate Communications Control Data Systems, Inc., 4201 Lexington Avenue North, Arden Hills, MN 55126, Phone: 612-415-2999, Fax: 612-415-4876, URL: http://www.cdc.com/.

LinuxCAD v1.55

Software Forge Inc. announced the release of LinuxCAD v1.55. LinuxCAD v1.55 includes hardcopy capabilities such as output to the LaserJet family of printers, output to DeskJet printers, PostScript black-and-white and color, HP-GL compatible plotters and LinuxCAD MS Windows print server. LinuxCAD v1.55 is $75 US.

Contact: Software Forge, Inc., Phone: 847-891-5971, E-mail: sales@softwareforge.com, URL: http://www.linuxcad.com/.

Empress RDBMS V8.10

Empress has announced the availability of Empress RDBMS V8.10, a comprehensive database application development solution. Spanning business to engineering applications, Empress provides one management system capable of handling multiple, diverse data types. In addition, options which allow the database developer to expand the functionalities of Empress are now available. These include object technologies such as persistent stored modules, a C++ host language interface and an Empress JDBC interface. The price of Empress RDBMS V8.10 varies depending on the platform, number of processors and users.

Contact: Empress Software, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: 301-220-1919, E-mail: info@empress.com, URL: http://www.empress.com/.

PCI-Wide/Ultra2 SCSI RAID Disk Array Controllers

ICP vortex announced the release of Wide/Ultra2 SCSI RAID Disk Array controllers for PCI systems, supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5 and 10. The new ICP controllers of the GDT-RD series are six models with 1, 2, 3 or 5 Wide/Ultra2 SCSI channels. The ICP controllers are based on a high-performance hardware and software architecture that contains Intel's RISC CPU. The Wide/Ultra2 SCSI channels can be operated either in Single-Ended (SE) mode or in Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) mode. LVDS operation with LVDS SCSI devices allows data transfer rates of up to 80MB/sec and a cable length of up to 12 meters. The controllers are PCI 2.1 compatible and enable transfer rates on the PCI bus of up to 132MB/sec.

Contact: ICP vortex Corporation, 4857 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85043, Phone: 602-353-0303, Fax: 602-353-0051, E-mail: info@icp-vortex.com, URL: http://www.icp-vortex.com/.

Cyclades-PR3000 with T1 and ISDN Interface Cards

Cyclades Corporation announced the availability of the T1/E1 and ISDN Interface cards for the PR3000 modular router. Delivering more than 50 MIPS of raw performance, the PR3000 can offer performance under the most demanding conditions. The T1 Interface Card has a built-in, full-featured DSU/CSU, allowing direct connection of the router to the T1 or fractional T1 line. An E1 model (for countries in Europe and elsewhere) is also available. The T1 and E1 Interface Cards cost $778 US each, and the ISDN Interface Card is $490 US.

Contact: Cyclades Corporation, 41934 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538, Phone: 510-770-9727, Fax: 510-770-0355, E-mail: sales@cyclades.com, URL: http://www.cyclades.com/.

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