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Multiprotocol Routers

ImageStream Internet Solutions unveiled four new Linux-based multiprotocol routers that deliver high performance, high port density and high availability at prices up to 40% less than competing routers. The new ImageStream routers include the single-slot R1, the four-slot Rebel Router, the twelve-slot Gateway Router and the eighteen-slot Enterprise Router. ImageStream routers integrate WAN products from SDL Communications, Inc., which provide support for 56/64K DDS, fractional and full T1/E1, as well as fractional and full T3/E3 network connections. Please contact ImageStream for product pricing.

Contact: ImageStream Internet Solutions, 7900 East 8th Road, Plymouth, IN 46563, 800-813-5123, 219-935-8488 (fax), sales@imagestream-is.com, http://www.imagestream-is.com/.

iASP

Halcyon Software introduced the Instant ASP (iASP) which lets developers deploy Active Server Pages (ASP) or JavaServer Pages (JSP) on all leading Java-enabled operating system platforms, web servers and application servers. A free developer version of iASP, which offers limited concurrent sessions, is available at Halcyon's web site. The price of the standard edition is $495 US. As an open-deployment framework, iASP gives developers true cross-platform deployment capabilities on leading server and operating system platforms, including Linux.

Contact: Halcyon Software, 50 W. San Fernando St. #1015, San Jose, CA 95113, 408-998-1998, 408-998-1922 (fax), sales@halcyonsoft.com, http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/.

LinkScan 5.4 Workstation and Server

Electronic Software Publishing Corporation (Elsop) introduced a new version of LinkScan, 5.4, which includes a new low-cost Workstation version and a graphical user interface for windowing systems. It operates on all UNIX servers including Linux. LinkScan requires web server software and Perl 5. Free fully functional evaluation copies of LinkScan 5.4 can be downloaded from the company's web site. LinkScan Workstation is a single-user implementation designed for individual developers in large enterprises and organizations having smaller web sites of up to 300 documents. A LinkScan Workstation license is $300 US.

LinkScan Server is the complete multi-user, enterprise LinkScan implementation and includes LinkScan/Dispatch. It can handle large web sites comprising 250,000 HTML documents and/or 100,000 external links. A LinkScan 5.4 Server license is $750 US.

Contact: Electronic Software Publishing Corporation, 209-391-9446 (fax), linkscan@elsop.com, http://www.elsop.com/.

XML Pro v2.0

Vervet Logic announced the release of XML Pro v2.0, the next version of the popular extensible Markup Language editor. The upgrade is available via the Vervet web site. Registered users of XML Pro can upgrade from v1.2 free of charge. Priced at $174.95 US for the CD-ROM and $149.95 US for download, XML Pro v2.0 offers many new features including full W3C XML 1.0 compliance, integration of the IBM XML4J parser, drag and drop, undo, ability to change document encoding, View DTD and Java 2 (JDK 1.2.1) support. The XML Pro/Near & Far Designer bundle is available for $299 US from both Vervet Logic and Microstar. Supported platforms include Linux.

Contact: Vervet Logic, 501 North Morton, Suite 211, Bloomington, IN 47404, 812-856-5270, 812-855-4506 (fax), sales@vervet.com, http://www.vervet.com/.

RS2000 Remote Access Card

Ariel Corporation announced its PCI-based RS2000 remote access card for PCs running Linux. Together, Linux and the RS2000 provide a scalable, low-cost, high-availability platform for adding high-density V.34, 56K and Basic Rate ISDN remote access to enterprise systems and ISP points of presence. It combines dual T1/PRI interfaces with 24 V.90 modems on a single PCI plug-in card. The RS2000 is available immediately from Ariel for a list price of $6995 US.

Ariel also announced a new driver development kit (DDK) that makes it easy for OEMs to integrate Ariel's high-density PCI and CompactPCI remote access cards with the operating system of their choice. The DDK is part of Ariel's new OEM Starter Kit, which includes the DDK, an RS2000 or RS2000C card, Windows NT, Linux and a five-year warranty with spare-in-the-air support. Pricing starts at $8795 US.

Contact: Ariel Corporation, 2540 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512, 609-860-2900, 609-860-1155 (fax), info@ariel.com, http://www.ariel.com/.

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