New Products

PCI-Fibre Channel RAID Controllers, Applix SHELF 1.3, HELIOS Products for Linux and more.

PCI-Fibre Channel RAID Controllers

ICP vortex announced their GDT7519RN (one FC port) and GDT7529RN (two FC ports) controllers which support RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5 and 10. They feature 64-bit design for very high data transfer rates, including a primary 64-bit PCI interface clocked at 33 MHz, as well as an onboard 64-bit bus for maximum throughput and a 64-bit RISC CPU for heavy I/O operations. The hardware XOR engine is optimized for RAID 4/5 operations. ICP's 64-bit RAID Controllers can be run in either 32-bit or 64-bit PCI slots. Drivers are available for many operating systems including Linux. ICP is committed to supporting current and upcoming versions of Linux with all of its current and upcoming RAID controller lines. Please contact ICP vortex for pricing.

Contact: ICP vortex Corporation, 4857 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85043, Phone: 602-353-0303, Fax: 602-353-0051, E-mail:, URL:

Applix SHELF 1.3

Applix, Inc. launched its first Open Source initiative with SHELF, an embeddable, full-featured, graphical programming language. Both Applixware and Applix SHELF are available for all major distributions of Linux, as well as other platforms. Applix SHELF is released under the GNU Library Public License as defined by the Free Software Foundation. Version 1.3 and 1.1 are available for free download at Applix's web site.

Contact: Applix, Inc., 112 Turnpike Road, Westboro, MA 01581, Phone: 508-870-0300, E-mail:, URL:

HELIOS Products for Linux

HELIOS Software GmbH announced the availability of its EtherShare 2.5, EtherShare OPI 2.0, PDF Handshake and Print Preview products for the Linux operating system on computers based on Pentium processors. HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers from Apple Computer, Data General, Compaq (Digital), HP, IBM, Intel (Pentium), Motorola, SGI and Sun, providing reliable cross-platform support for Macintosh, DOS/Windows and UNIX-based clients. Prices in Euros are available on the HELIOS web site.

Contact: HELIOS Software GmbH, Steinriede 3, D-30827 Garbsen, Germany, Phone: +49-5131-709320, Fax: +49-5131-709325, E-mail:, URL:


Lutris Technologies announced its new Open Source Java application server development environment for Linux, suitable for building and deploying high-grade web applications. Features include the Enhydra Application Framework, a super-servlet run-time environment of common services for supporting N-tier Enhydra applications; Enhydra Multiserver, a servlet-running environment with graphical servlet management, monitoring and debugging; Enhydra XMLC, an XML compiler designed to support designer and Java developer co-development; Enhydra JDDI, a structured approach to using embedded Java for dynamic HTML; and Enhydra DODS, a graphical tool for object-to-relational database mapping. The product is free, with a FreeBSD-style license and Linux RPM installation support.

Contact: Lutris Technologies, 1200 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: 831-471-9753, Fax: 831-471-9754, E-mail:, URL:

LDAP Proxy Server 2.0

Innosoft International, Inc. announced enhancements to its Innosoft LDAP Proxy Server (ILPS) to provide automatic load balancing among multiple LDAP servers and transparent failover for high-availability directory services. Innosoft Directory Service (IDS) products are available for Red Hat Linux 5.1 on Intel. Prices for the Innosoft LDAP Proxy Server begin at $4,800 US for up to 15 concurrent connections.

Contact: Innosoft International, Inc., 1050 Lakes Drive, West Covina, CA 91790, Phone: 626-919-3600, Fax: 626-919-3614, E-mail:, URL:

DeveloperX2 2.1

NetBeans introduced DeveloperX2 2.1, one of the first full-featured, cross-platform Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) to support and run on Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java 2 platform. It enables software developers to build sophisticated Java Foundation Classes (JFC) GUIs, compile and debug applications on the platform of their choice. NetBeans also launched a concurrent version, Developer 2.1, that supports Swing 1.1 and Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1. The license for all versions of Developer 2. x is $145 US for one to four users. Developer runs on all platforms that support JDK 1.1 and 1.2, including Linux.

Contact: NetBeans, Inc., Pod Hajkem 1, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic, Phone: +420-2-8300-7322, Fax: +420-2-8300-7399, E-mail:, URL: