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New Products

Ellen M. Dahl

Issue #66, October 1999

AltaCluster Systems, EasyCopy 6.0, ArahWeave 3.0 and more.

AltaCluster Systems

Alta Technology announced their family of AltaCluster systems. Using Pentium III processors at speeds of up to 550MHz, the AltaCluster combines high performance and unique packaging to form scalable and reliable multi-processor systems. The eight standard AltaCluster compute nodes come complete with up to 1024MB of synchronous DRAM, a 6.4GB UltraDMA EIDE hard disk drive and 10/100 Ethernet connectivity. Systems are stackable and scalable from one to thousands of processors. AltaCluster systems are fully integrated with Linux and implement Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface technology. See the web site for pricing options.

Contact: Alta Technology, 8689 S. 700 West, Sandy, UT 84070, 801-562-1010, 801-568-1010 (fax), sales@altatech.com, http://www.altatech.com/.

EasyCopy 6.0

AutoGraph International announced EasyCopy 6.0, a major rewrite of AGI's flagship product EasyCopy/X. The software provides integrated and flexible tools for working with image data and printing. EasyCopy 6.0 includes a new GUI, an integrated image viewer and a fast image browser. It offers complete control of the printer and improved selection of page layout and color options, imports a wide range of common CAD and DTP image file formats and has more tools for system administration. Free evaluation copies can be installed from the CD-ROM. EasyCopy pricing begins at $395 US. The AGI suite of image communication tools is available for all UNIX platforms including Linux, on one CD-ROM.

Contact: AutoGraph International Inc., 1782 Technology Drive, San Jose, CA 95110-1306, 408-436-7227, 408-436-7255 (fax), sales@augrin.com, www.augrin.com.

ArahWeave 3.0

ArahWeave is an integrated dobby and jacquard CAD/CAM system for weaving designs. The software supports Linux and is useful for design studios, art schools and weaving mills which use dobby or jacquard weaving technologies. With looms and CAD connected to a network, designers can make realistic fabric simulations by entering technical data. Please contact Arahne for fabric samples or pricing.

Contact: Arahne d.o.o., Staniceva 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, +386-61-1395-280, +386-61-1316-119 (fax), arahne@arahne.si, http://www.arahne.si/.

CAD-UL C/C++ Toolkit for Linux

CAD-UL, Inc. announced an embedded-centric C/C++ compiler and toolkit for Linux developers. Engineers may prototype their code on a Linux-based host platform using C/C++ tools designed specifically for embedded development. The CAD-UL C/C++ Toolkit for Linux features support for protected-mode programming and real-mode programming and is available at a base price of $5,600 US.

Contact: CAD-UL Computer Aided Design Ulm GmbH, Lämmerweg 32, D-89079 Ulm-Einsingen, Germany, 480-945-8188, 480-945-8177 (fax), sales@cadul.com, http://www.cadul.com/.

CoffeeCup HTML Editor++

CoffeeCup Software announced a Linux version of its full-featured GTK Editor. CoffeeCup includes many useful features such as 60 JavaScripts, Quick Start Wizard, Table and Frame designers, a huge HTML tag vocabulary, 30 background images, more than 175 animated GIFs, about 140 web-icon graphics, a snippet editor, project directories, a horizontal rule designer and a link wizard. Priced at $40 US, the HTML Editor++ is compiled against shared libraries as well, so if the GTK 1.2.x version is installed, running the software is as trouble-free as making a pot of coffee.

Contact: CoffeeCup Software, Inc., 801 Elizabeth Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404, 361-887-7778, 361-887-8788 (fax), sales@coffeecup.com, http://www.coffeecup.com/.

Funnel Web 3.5

Active Concepts announced a Linux version and an upgrade of its web-site analysis solution, Funnel Web. The web profiling tool is designed to assist businesses and organizations in tracking vital information on customer usage patterns, market penetration and effectiveness. It features Streaming Analysis, domain aggregation, offsite processing, event messaging, Proxy analysis, regionalized reporting and a choice of command-line interface or GUI. The Standard version of Funnel Web for Linux is priced at $249 US, the Professional version at $499 US. Upgrades and crossgrades range from free to $299 US.

Contact: Active Concepts, 159 Pelham St., Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia, +61-3-9348-2122, +61-3-9347-9914 (fax), info@activeconcepts.com, http://www.activeconcepts.com/

GoAhead WebServer 2.0

GoAhead Software released GoAhead WebServer 2.0, an open-source, royalty-free, standards-based Web server designed specifically for embedded systems. GoAhead WebServer 2.0 uses Active Server Pages (ASP), embedded JavaScript and in-memory CGI processing to deliver dynamic web-page creation. New features of version 2.0 include ports to more operating systems and an improved user interface. GoAhead WebServer supports Linux and many other platforms. Licensing information and source code are currently available for free download from GoAhead Software's web site.

Contact: GoAhead Software, 10900 NE 8th Street, Suite 750, Bellevue, WA 98004, 425-453-1900, 425-637-1117 (fax), info@goahead.com, http://www.goahead.com/.

HostExplorer Web and Exceed Web

Hummingbird Communications Ltd. announced version 2.0 of HostExplorer Web and Exceed Web, its Web-to-Host and Thin X solutions which give expanded access across the Internet, intranets and extranets. HostExplorer Web, Exceed Web and JuMP, the Java-based middle-tier management platform, are vital connectivity technologies which allow easy access to IBM mainframe, AS/400, Linux and UNIX hosts by sharing business-critical information with partners, employees and mobile users across extranets. HostExplorer Web pricing starts at $127 US per user, for a 50-seat license. Exceed Web pricing starts at $296 US per user for a 10-seat license.

Contact: Hummingbird Communications Ltd., 1 Sparks Avenue, North York, ON M2H 2W1, Canada, 877-359 4866 (toll-free), 416-496-2207 (fax), sales@hcl.com, http://www.hummingbird.com/.

Token-Protected VPN Server

CRYPTOCard and InfoExpress announced the release and complete integration of CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 and VTCP/Secure 4.0. The joint security software solution creates a simple, secure and affordable extranet-friendly Virtual Private Network with embedded and automated strong authentication. The CRYPTOCard-InfoExpress token-protected VPN server and the client software run on Red Hat Linux. There is no annual license or maintenance fee for CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 or CRYPTOCard tokens, which do not expire. Pricing for InfoExpress VPN client software starts at $89 US per seat and the Gateway servers range from $1,495-$2,495 US. CRYPTOCard's RB-1 has a suggested retail price of $79 US, software tokens $59 US. Pricing for CRYPTOAdmin 4.0 Standard Edition is $5,000 US and includes the easyRADIUS 4.0 authentication server.

Contact: CRYPTOCard, Suite 304, 300 March Road, Ottawa, ON K2K 2E2, Canada, 613-599-2441, 613-599-2442 (fax), info@cryptocard.com, http://www.cryptocard.com/.

Contact: InfoExpress, 425 First Street, Suite E, Los Altos, CA 94022. 650-947-7880, 650-947-7888 (fax), info@infoexpress.com/, http://www.infoexpress.com/.

Magic 8.20 for Linux

Magic Software announced a new version of its application development tool. Using Magic, one can quickly develop enterprise-level applications for deployment on Linux. Applications created with other technologies can also be ported to Linux with little effort. For a limited time, Magic Software will offer free limited development and deployment licenses of Magic for Linux. The package includes a Magic/Linux Development Kit with a Magic v8.20 limited license and Magic for Linux, limited e-mail support, and full documentation. The version of Magic being used for Linux is the standard version of Magic 8.20, which supports both Informix and Oracle databases. It has been tested with Red Hat versions 5.1 and 5.2.

Contact: Magic Software Enterprises, 5 HaPlada St., Or Yehuda 60218, Israel, +972-3-5389376, +972-3538-9333 (fax), linux@magic-sw.com, http://www.magic-sw.com/.

NAGWare f95 Compiler

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) issued release 4.0 of their NAGWare f95 Compiler. NAG compilers are available on a wide range of platforms including Linux. The NAGWare f95 Compiler features extensive compile time and runtime checking, Allocatable Components and IEEE Floating Point Exception Handling. Price varies depending on your hardware; contact the sales department.

Contact: NAG, Inc., 1400 Opus Place, Suite 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515-5702, 630-971-2337, 630-971-2706 (fax), naginfo@nag.com, http://www.nag.com/.

P1000 Gigabit Ethernet NIC

Phobos Corporation announced shipment of its P1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) with support for PhobosLink Trunking Software on Linux/UNIX and NT servers. The P1000 is a 32/64-bit PCI NIC that connects to multimode fiber optic network cable systems through an SC fiber interconnect. PhobosLink Trunking Software, included with the card, allows network managers to aggregate the bandwidth of up to four P1000 NICs to a maximum of four gigabits per second. Network traffic throughput can be optimized for different networking environments and traffic types. The P1000 with PhobosLink software has a suggested retail price of $1,695 US.

Contact: Phobos Corporation, Commerce Park, 488 East Winchester Street, Suite 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, 801-474-9200, 801-474-9201 (fax), sales@phobos.com, http://www.phobos.com/.

RAIDION.fc Series Fibre Channel Disk Array

The Raidion Systems Division of Peripheral Technology Group, Inc. announced the RAIDION.fc series Fibre Channel disk array, a new addition to its family of fault-tolerant data solutions. Features include Linux support, an entry point of three-drive modules scaling to 90, fully redundant components, dual-active storage processors, dual-loop fibre-capable and mirrored write-cache. The rack-mounted Raidion FC disk array has a list price starting at $12,000 US.

Contact: Peripheral Technology Group, Inc., 7580 Quattro Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317, 800-875-0068, sales@ptgs.com, http://www.raidionsystems.com/.

Security & Hacking 1.0 CD-ROM

SuperAnt announced a security CD-ROM containing sniffers, port scanners, PGPi, cryptography tools, hex editors, disassemblers, nuke protection Linux administration, programming guides and other tools useful for protecting systems. It costs $9.95 US and includes Linux and DOS-based solutions such as networking utilities, e-mail tools and FTP.

Contact: SuperAnt, 2531 Sawtelle, #102, Los Angeles, CA 90064, superant@superant.com, http://www.superant.com/.


Xi Graphics, Inc. offers desktop and laptop users a powerful GUI with its new maXimumcde for Linux. The fully integrated package includes Motif and CDE built on the Accelerated-X Display Server. Other features include fully integrated utilities; auto detection of graphics hardware at install; English, German, French and Italian language desktop support; graphical session and login manager; and overlay support on capable hardware. maXimumcde for Linux Executive Edition is available for $199.95 US; the Developer's Edition is $349.95 US. Laptop versions and international pricing are slightly higher.

Contact: Xi Graphics, Inc., 1801 Broadway, Suite 1710, Denver, CO 80202, 303-298-7478, 303-298-1406 (fax), sales@xig.com, http://www.xig.com/.

Quad Xeon System with Intel 550 Processors

Penguin Computing announced that it is now offering Quad Xeon systems utilizing Intel 550 MHz Processors. The computer was designed in response to a specific customer request, by a team of engineers at Penguin dedicated to developing the fastest and most reliable Linux systems available. Pricing of the Quad Xeon machines starts at less than $14,000 US.

Contact: Penguin Computing, 965 Mission Street, Suite 630, San Francisco, CA 94103, 888-736-4846, sales@penguincomputing.com, http://www.penguincomputing.com/.

TurboLinux Workstation 3.6

TurboLinux announced Workstation 3.6, shipping with the latest 2.2.9 kernel and the option of a GNOME or KDE desktop. It includes source code on two CD-ROMs, a companion CD-ROM with bonus Linux applications, developer tools and office productivity suites (including the download version of Corel's WordPerfect 8 for Linux), a 300-page manual and 60 days of free installation support. Price is $49.95 US.

Contact: TurboLinux, 2000 Sierra Point Parkway, Suite 702, Brisbane, CA 94005, 801-501-0866, 801-501-0889 (fax), orders@pht.com, http://www.turbolinux.com/.

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