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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:, URL:

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:, URL:

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:, URL:


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:,, URLs:,