SFS Software announced the release of DocFather Professional 2.2, a fast, easy-to-navigate on-line and off-line search utility for any Internet web site or intranet web-based documentation. Site visitors can search DocFather-enhanced web sites by keyword or document site map. DocFather is able to run on any Java-supported operating system including Linux. The product can be ordered on-line from SFS Software or through its US-based partner, Proactive International. An Internet license is $349 US, an intranet license $990 US, and a CD-ROM publishing license for 10,000 CD-ROMs is $1,990 US.
SFS Software also announced the release of Siteforum Database Exchange, a 100% pure Java solution capable of importing and exporting existing data stored in any JDBC/ODBC-compatible database into another JDBC/ODBC-compatible database (i.e., Sybase to Oracle). The software allows one to create, delete and modify tables and columns. In addition, one is able to modify content, field types and attributes. Siteforum Database Exchange runs on Java-supported operating systems, including Linux. It is priced at $495 US for a single-user license and $1,990 US for a 5-user license.
Contact: SFS Software, Allende Strasse 68, 98574 Schmalkalden, Germany, Phone: 800-332-9966, +49-3683-798-170, Fax: 888-467-1806, E-mail: email@example.com, URL: http://www.sfs-software.com/.
Contact: Proactive International, LLC, 6107 SW Murray Blvd #151, Beaverton, OR 97008, Phone: 503-520-0191, Fax: 503-643-9877, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.proactive-intl.com/.
Raima Corporation has released Velocis Database Server version 2.1 for the Linux platform. Velocis is an embedded client/server database engine which now provides robust new interfaces for several popular development environments. Velocis 2.1 extends its SQL support with scrollable cursors and customized comparison functions and introduces a powerful new database utility, dbrepair. A free trial download is available from Raima's web site.
Contact: Raima Corporation, 4800 Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, Phone: 800-327-2462, 206-515-9477, Fax: 206-748-5200, E-mail: email@example.com, URL: http://www.raima.com/.
Under an agreement with Activision, Inc., Loki Entertainment Software announced it will port and market a Linux version of the strategy game, Civilization: Call to Power. Based on its agreement with Activision, Loki Entertainment Software is porting the game from the original source code so that the graphics, action and user interface will be the same as the PC version. Loki plans to ship the Linux version in early spring 1999. It will distribute the Linux version through retail outlets and over the Internet with pricing similar to the PC version.
Contact: Loki Entertainment Software, 17602 Seventeenth Street, Suite 102-245, Tustin, CA 92780, Phone: 888-522-5602, Fax: 714-505-3207, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.lokigames.com/.
Contact: Activision, http://www.activision.com/.
Research Systems released the first commercial data modeling tool for terrain and river network analysis, RiverTools. It provides a valuable planning resource for use in fields such as civil engineering, insurance, construction, hydrology and land planning. RiverTools is designed to help hydrologists view and process digital elevation model (DEM) data. With pricing starting at $999 US, RiverTools is available for a wide variety of computers and operating systems, including Linux.
Contact: Research Systems, Inc., 2995 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: 303-786-9900, Fax: 303-786-9909, URL: http://www.rsinc.com/.
A Stanford University professor has built the world's smallest web server using new technology from Jumptec Industrial Computers. Professor Vaughan Pratt used the DIMM-PC/486 from JUMPTec, which measures 40 x 68 mm (1.57 x 2.68 inches). DIMM-PC/486 has the same capabilities as a standard 486 PC and is much faster than a Palm Pilot. Small enough to be worn in a shirt pocket, Pratt's DIMM-PC web server sports a 66 MHz CPU, 16MB of RAM and 16MB flash ROM—big enough to hold Red Hat 5.2 Linux and run the HTTP daemon. To learn more, visit http://wearables.stanford.edu/.
Contact: EMJ Embedded Systems, 1434 Farrington Road, Apex, NC 27502, Phone: 800-436-5872, Fax: 919-363-4425, URL: http://www.emjembedded.com/.
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