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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:, URL:

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:, URL:

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:, URL:

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:, URL:


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