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New Products

Ellen Dahl

Issue #63, July 1999

LML33, Aestiva HTML/OS, I-Gear 3.0 and more.


Linux Media Labs announced its video capture/compression/playback MJPEG PCI card, LML33, for Red Hat Linux 5.2. The board is closely based on Zoran's reference design. Changes to it are kept open and the software drivers are developed under the GPL. Parameters include compression rates of 3.5 to 30; video-stream DMA transfer into video-board memory or RAM, which allows for video in a window; composite and S-video analog input/output. LML33 can be ordered for $410 US.

Contact: Linux Media Labs LLC, Phone: 719-231-3173, Fax: 719-593-9452, E-mail: vleo@linuxmedialabs.com, URL: http://linuxmedialabs.com/.

Aestiva HTML/OS

Aestiva, LLC announced the availability of Aestiva HTML/OS, a powerful web-based software product for developing and hosting advanced, dynamic web sites. This version targets users wishing to build commerce sites, web-based applications, or high-access dynamic web sites. Its tagging language allows HTML documents to merge with other server information on the fly, and performs high-speed word processing, spreadsheet, database and programming operations. It eliminates the need for CGI programming. Aestiva HTML/OS is available for Mac OS 7 to 8.5, Mac OS X Server, Linux (Intel and DEC Alpha) and other platforms. It retails for $799 US. Upgrades are $150 US.

Contact: Aestiva, LLC, 400 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 109, Torrance, CA 90503, Phone: 310-328-8122, Fax: 310-328-8403, E-mail: sales@aestiva.com, URL: http://www.aestiva.com/.

I-Gear 3.0

URLabs, Inc. is shipping I-Gear version 3.0 for Red Hat Linux 5.2. I-Gear is the company's Internet content management product that couples high-performance caching with filtering features such as Content Category Lists and Dynamic Document Review for regulating web access or enforcing acceptable-use policies. The Linux version includes all enhancements released as a part of I-Gear 3.0, including features specifically requested by security-conscious companies and family-oriented ISPs. Visit the web site for pricing and download information.

Contact: Unified Research Laboratories, Inc., 303 Butler Farm Road, Suite 106, Hampton, VA 23666-1568, Phone: 757-865-0810, Fax: 757-865-4528, URL: http://www.urlabs.com/.

Leeloo v1.4

JET Software, Inc. announced the release of Leeloo v1.4. Leeloo is a simple-to-use authoring tool for producing Internet or intranet demos, support and training materials. Created sequences can be viewed without plug-ins from a web server with any recent browser on Linux and other platforms. A free version of the authoring tool may be downloaded from http://www.jetsoftware.com/. Sequences created with the free version will carry banners. A licensed copy of Leeloo removes banners. Price is $999 US for one author, lower for more authors. Sequences with a banner are free; without banners, $400 US per licensed copy.

Contact: JET Software, 2055 Gateway Place, Ste. 400, San Jose, CA 95110, Phone: 408-451-3947, Fax: 408-971-3578, E-mail: sales@jetsoftware.com, URL: http://www.jetsoftware.com/.

8000 8-way SMP Server for Linux

Penguin Computing, Inc. announced that it is now offering an 8-way SMP server for Linux. Penguin has built the fastest possible Intel-based computer by combining an L3 cache design adopted from mainframe technology with the industry-standard Intel Xeon processors. Penguin Computing offers its customers the option to have Internet applications, such as the Apache web server and Oracle applications and databases, pre-installed on all servers. Pricing for the base system will vary depending on options such as CPU, memory, number of hard drives, type of monitor and tape backup.

Contact: Penguin Computing, 965 Mission Street, Suite 630, San Francisco, CA 94103, Phone: 888-PENGUIN, 415-243-8100, Fax: 415-243-8181, E-mail: sales@penguincomputing.com, URL: http://www.penguincomputing.com/.


Proven Software, Inc. announced the release of Proven CHOICE, their off-the-shelf general business accounting package written specifically for Linux. Proven CHOICE for Linux includes Sales Invoicing/Accounts Receivable, CheckWriter/Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Financial Report Generator bundled for $499 US. Users may work with state-of-the-art equipment or use inexpensive character-based terminals and terminal emulators for multi-user entry. This flexibility creates the most efficient and economical installation possible for any end user.

Contact: Proven Software, Inc., P.O. Box 476, Manlius, NY 13104-0476, Phone: 800-487-6532, Fax: 315-682-1142, E-mail: info@provenacct.com, URL: http://provenacct.com/.

PostShop, ScanShop, OCR Shop, FaxShop version 4.0

Vividata, Inc. announced the release of version 4.0 of its product suite, which includes PostShop, ScanShop, OCR Shop and FaxShop imaging software for UNIX. With version 4.0, Vividata has a simplified installation process for all products. Updated with the latest commercially licensed Ghostscript, PostShop now provides additional drivers, many PostScript Level 3 enhancements, and expanded support for new printers and scanners from companies such as Canon, Kodak, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and Epson. PostShop and ScanShop are available starting at $99 US for Linux X86 personal edition, and OCR Shop for Linux at $299 US.

Contact: Vividata, Inc., 1250 Addison St., Ste. 213A, Berkeley, CA 94702, Phone: 510-841-6400, Fax: 510-841-9661, E-mail: sales@vividata.com, URL: http://www.vividata.com/.

WipeOut 1.5

SMB announced the newest release of the WipeOut 1.5 IDE for Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD. Available for free evaluation download, the evaluation copy is a fully functioning version for single users. The package includes team-based project management, revision control, class browser, editor, debugger, make tool and integrated on-line help. Pricing for WipeOut 1.5 begins at $85 US for educational usage. The single-user price for WipeOut Pro is $295 US, $445 US for the WipeOut ProTeam edition.

Contact: SMB, Neustaedter Markt 4, 04315 Leipzig, Germany, Phone: +49 (0) 341-699-4604, Fax: +49 (0) 341-699-4704, E-mail: wipeout@softwarebuero.de, URL: www.softwarebuero.de/wipeout-eng.html.

ODBC SDK for Linux

Dharma Systems, Inc. unveiled the industry's first Linux-based ODBC software development kit (SDK). Dharma's announcement makes it the first vendor in the industry to offer an ODBC data access solution for application vendors who have or want to have their data or applications run on Linux. The Dharma ODBC SDK provides easy-to-implement, high-performance access from any ODBC client tool to data on Linux servers. Dharma ODBC SDK Lite v6.2 for Linux is available as a no-charge, royalty-free download from Dharma's web site or as a fully supported version (Dharma ODBC Professional for Linux) directly from the company.

Contact: Dharma Systems, Inc., 436 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063, Phone: 603-886-1400, Fax: 603-883-6904, E-mail: info@dharma.com, URL: http://www.dharma.com/.


The most popular enhancement option for the Paktronix Systems Firewall is IPSec VPN. The Paktronix Systems VPN connects any two or more networks across the Internet using full IPSec encryption technology. Advanced routing structures within the Linux 2.2 kernel enable multiple redundant routes with failover and priority routing services. The CPU of the firewall system is completely free to deal with firewall and advanced security functions. The IPSec hardware is not directly connected to any physical network, thus providing maximal protection and management of the VPN data streams. The Linux 2.2 kernel provides full RFC compliance for all network routing functions. Please contact Paktronix or its sister site, Midwest Linux, for ordering information.

Contact: Paktronix Systems, LLC, 1506 North 59th Street, Omaha, NE 68104, Phone: 402-932-7250, E-mail: sales@paktronix.com, sales@midwestlinux.com, URLs: http://www.paktronix.com/, www.midwestlinux.com/products/pakprods.html.

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