New Products

Quick-Connect, CoolKeyboards, ESP Print Pro and more.

BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., announced the 2.2 release of Internet Quick-Connect (IQ2), a “plug and play” network connectivity solution designed to provide small businesses with robust, big-business performance while offering the quick set-up features found in BASCOM's family of Linux-based thin-server applications.

Contact: Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc., 275-R Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788, 516-434-6600, 516-434-7800 (fax),,


CoolKeyboards Corporation has produced the world's first piece of computer hardware specifically for the Linux operating system. The keyboard replaces other logos with those of Tux the Penguin and the logo of Linux itself. Each keyboard comes with an easily removable dust cover and is backed by a one-year warranty.

Contact: CoolKeyboards Corporation, 741 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324, 954-533-1314,,

ESP Print Pro

Easy Software Products announced the first production release of ESP Print Pro, a complete printing solution based on the company's common UNIX printing system technology. ESP Print Pro supports Digital UNIX, HP-UX, Irix, Linux and Solaris, and provides PostScript and image file RIPs to support non-PostScript printers.

Contact: Easy Software Products, 44141 Airport View Dr., Suite 204, Hollywood, MD 20636-3111, 301-373-9600, 301-373-9604 (fax),,

EnlightenDSM version 3.4

Enlighten Software Solutions, Inc. announced the release of EnlightenDSM version 3.4, the latest version of its flagship multi-platform system administration product. EnlightenDSM provides a single graphical interface to simultaneously manage mixed environments comprised of multiple Linux, UNIX, NT and Windows 95/98 machines. EnlightenDSM 3.4 is available for download and supports TurboLinux Workstation version 3.6.

Contact: Enlighten Software Solutions, Inc., 99 Baker Way, 5th Floor, San Mateo, CA 94404, 650-578-0700, 650-578-0118 (fax),,


Entera, Inc. unveiled its new RTSP/RTP (real-time streaming protocol/real-time protocol) server for Apple's QuickTime 4 technology using the Linux platform. The new RTSP server from Entera allows end users, content providers, and ISPs to stream movies, music and interactive content. A beta version of the software is now available for free download.

Contact: Entera, Inc., 40971 Encyclopedia Circle, Fremont, CA 94538, 877-4-ENTERA, 800-726-5762 (fax),,

EZTerm 1.3 for Linux

CSV Technologies Inc. announced the release of EZTerm 1.3 for Linux. EZTerm is designed to eliminate the complexities of the Linux command-line interface by allowing the user to build and modify commands. The software is a complete Linux command reference and will run with all Linux distributions. All products, including EZ Linux mouse pads and EZ Linux command cards, are currently available.

Contact: CSV Technologies, Inc., 1113 Blanchard St., Victoria, BC V8W 2H7, Canada, 250-386-4689,


Idealab unveiled its first Linux venture, OpenSales, Inc., to offer an open-source e-commerce software solution called OpenMerchant. The free retailing catalyst runs on Linux, Solaris, UNIX and Windows NT platforms and will be bundled with VA Linux Systems servers late in 1999. The company will also offer a wide range of support and complementary services.

Contact: OpenSales, Inc., 2955 Campus Drive, Suite 250, San Mateo, CA 94403, 650-372-5230, 650-357-7621 (fax),,

High-Density T1, E1 WAN Cards and ImageStream Routers

ImageStream Internet Solutions announced the release of four new WAN cards for Linux. The new cards include T1 and E1 versions of the 4-port WANic 654 and the 8-port WANic 658. ImageStream is also releasing CompactPCI versions of the cards, the Aries 654 and Aries 658. The WANic 654 and 658 can be installed in any Intel-compatible PC that has PCI bus support.

ImageStream Internet Solutions also announced gigabit Ethernet support for the Rebel, Gateway and Enterprise Router, as well as the upcoming Rocket Router. Gigabit support includes a full-duplex SX-style fiber interface that connects to a gigabit Ethernet switch on the LAN side of the network, or it can be connected to another router with gigabit Ethernet support.

Contact: ImageStream Internet Solutions, 7900 East 8th Road, Plymouth, IN 46563, 800-813-5123, 219-935-8488 (fax),,