PPX Software, Inc. recently released APPX version 4.1. It features an enhanced GUI design and runtime capability, and includes the capability to design and run applications with either a character mode interface or a Java-based graphical user interface. Database interfaces have also seen improvement and include new functionality as well as improved performance.
Contact: APPX Software, Inc., 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32223, 800-879-2779 (toll-free), 904-880-6635 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.appx.com/.
The Bitsy, by Applied Data Systems, is the first commercially available 3“ x 4” embedded StrongARM SA-1110 platform. The company's smallest single-board computer, it is targeted for the PDA/handheld markets. The Bitsy is built around the Intel 32-bit StrongARM™ SA-1110 RISC processor and SA-1111 companion chip, and its processor runs at less than 450MW at 206MHz. The system runs from unregulated 6-12VDC, includes a battery charger and supports a backup battery. The Bitsy supports up to 16MB of SDRAM and 32MB of flash memory, includes a Type II PCMCIA slot and supports an array of operating systems, being one of the first OEM handheld embedded computers to support Linux.
Contact: Applied Data Systems, Inc., 9140 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, 301-490-4007, http://www.flatpanels.com/.
BiTMICRO NETWORKS introduced a 2.5-inch Ultra EIDE E-Disk, the ATX25, designed for embedded systems. This flash-based drive features a 4.3GB capacity and greater than 14 MB/sec sustained random read/write rates. The company claims it is the fastest 2.5-inch ATX interface flash drive available.
Contact: BiTMICRO NETWORKS, 45550 Northport Loop East, Fremont, CA 94538-6481, 510-623-2341, 510-623-2342 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.bitmicro.com/.
AbriaSoft offers a turnkey installation of MySQL 3.22. The bundle includes Webmin, a web-based administration interface for UNIX systems, as well as Apache web server, version 1.3.12 and Perl 5.00503. The package claims an install time of ten minutes.
Contact: AbriaSoft, 39465 Paseo Padre Parkway, #3450, Fremont, CA 94538, 877-922-7429 (toll-free), 510-623-9726, 510-249-9125 (fax), http://www.abriasoft.com/.
Tuxtops now offers preconfigured versions of the Red Hat 6.2 and Debian Linux distributions. The Tuxtop versions, available on CD-ROM, make for quick and easy installs.
Contact: Tuxtops, Inc., 1253 Lakeside Drive, Suite 300, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, 877-735-0638, 408-585-3429 (fax), http://www.tuxtops.com/.
InstallAnywhere allows software producers to create customizable solutions for the process of installing and configuring software across multiple platforms. The latest version features several enhancements, including Java 1.3 compatibility and support for all Linux platforms.
Contact: Zero G Software, Inc., 514 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-512-7771, 415-723-7244 (fax), http://www.zerog.com/.
This IDE from Sun Microsystems provides a suite of wizards, utilities, and templates, extensive support of open standards and an extensible, object-oriented framework that can be extended with plug-in modules. Download for free or order the CD-ROM at tm0.com/sbct.cgi?s=70626416&i=248161&d=409605.
Contact: Sun Microsystems, Inc., 901 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 800-786-404 (toll free), http://www.sun.com/.
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