Khoros Pro 2.2 from Khoral Research, Inc. is now available. Functional advances introduced with Khoros Pro 2.2 are a new widget set and new geometry services with APIs. These programs provide data format and operating system independence and the ability to process large data sets. Programs under Khoros Pro provide automatic data format conversion, data type conversion, file format conversion and support of large data sets and multidimensional data. The price for a single user is $225 US.
Contact: Khoral Research, Inc., 6001 Indian School Rd NE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4139, Phone: 505-837-6500, Fax: 505-881-3842, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.khoral.com/.
Kuck & Associates, Inc. (KAI) announced the immediate availability of Version 3.2 of the KAI C++ compiler on Linux for Intel x86. This release of KAI C++ includes C++ class libraries, support for member templates, improved debugging and new usability features for large codes. Some new features and improvements include support for member templates, support for partial specialization and optimization of template expressions. Contact the company for price lists.
Contact: Kuck and Associates, 1906 Fox Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, Phone: 217-356-2288, Fax: 217-356-5199, URL: http://www.kai.com/.
Open Sound System v3.8 from 4Front Technologies provides sound card drivers for most popular sound cards under Linux. The drivers support automatic sound card detection, Plug-n-Play and Java Audio. 4Front also introduced SoftOSS technology for Linux which provides a software based wave-table engine that doesn't require any wave-table hardware. OSS/Linux sound drivers comply with the Open Sound System API spec. The price for a driver is $20 US.
Contact: 4Front Technologies, 11698 Montana Avenue, Suite 12, Los Angeles, CA 90049, Phone: 310-820-7365, Fax: 310-826-2465, E-Mail: email@example.com, URL: http://www.4front-tech.com/.
Knox Software released ARKEIA, a network backup program. It is built around an architecture with three separate modules which include server, client and graphics. ARKEIA provides server backup, network security and data integrity. ARKEIA interfaces with all new devices and all types of servers. Contact the company for pricing information.
Contact: Knox Software, 1325 Howard Avenue Suite 328, Burlingame, CA 94010, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.know-software.com/.
Wolfram Research, Inc. announced the availability of Mathematica 3.0. Mathematica 3.0 offers features such as edit-able typeset mathematical expressions, customizable palette interface and new algebraic computation and simplification as well as other new functions.
Contact: Wolfram Research, Inc., 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7273, Phone: 217-398-0700, Fax: 217-398-0747, E-Mail: email@example.com, URL: http://www.wolfram.com/.
Unisource Systems, Inc. released Perfect Backup+. Perfect Backup+ is a backup and restore program. A few new features include backup and restore from devices connected to remote hosts on a TCP/IP network, a real-time monitor which shows the percentage complete and real-time elapsed while the backup is in progress and a new menu option to replicate or convert media types at the device's maximum throughput rate while the system is in multi-user mode. The price for PerfectBACKUP+ starts at $99 US.
Contact: Unisource Systems, Inc., 1409 North Cove Blvd., Longwood, FL 32750, Phone: 407-834-1973, Fax: 407-834-1973, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://home.XL.CA/perfectBackup/.
Empress Software released Empress RDBMS 6.0 with enhanced BLOB handling performance for multimedia data. The product is available as a developer's toolkit which also includes an HTML toolkit, ODBC Server and Client and Dynamic SQL. Pricing starts at $1,000 US for two users.
Contact: Empress Software, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Greenbelt, MD, 20770, Phone: 301-220-1919, Fax: 301-220-1997, E-Mail: email@example.com, URL: http://www.empress.com/.
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