New Products

VXA AutoRak, LinuxCad 3.0, Niveus 205 and more.
VXA AutoRak

The VXA AutoRak, available from Ecrix Corporation, is a rackmountable tape storage autoloader that stores up to 660GB of compressed data at a transfer rate of 21.6GB/hr. Designed to utilize up to ten data cartridges, the AutoRak stores data in an automated 2U form factor and can be used in standard 19-inch racks. The AutoRak has a control panel that allows users to configure and monitor their data backup and restore operations. An entry/exit port that can be locked for security measures and intelligent bar code readers are also available.

Contact: Ecrix Corporation, 5525 Central Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80301, 303-402-9262,,

LinuxCAD 3.0

Version 3.0 of LinuxCAD is now available and includes extensive support for 3-D graphics creation. All commonly used commands of Acad for 2-D and 3-D drafting, editing and displaying are implemented in LinuxCAD exactly as they are in Acad. LinuxCAD is integrated in the X environment, allowing users to edit the same file on multiple windows and multiple displays, copy parts of the drawing and work on ten or more drawings simultaneously on the same computer. LinuxCAD supports DXF, DWG, DXS, SLD and SHX graphics formats and is available for Intel-based systems, Solaris workstations and LinuxPPC.

Contact: Software Forge, Inc., 913-663-1724,,

Plesk Control Panel

Rackspace Managed Hosting announces that the Plesk Server Administrator (PSA) 2.0, a multiplatform, web-based software tool that allows users to perform a variety of server administration tasks, is now available for Rackspace's Linux and UNIX servers. Users can create e-mail accounts and manage domains with Plesk's point-and-click interfaces. The PSA also allows service companies to share server management tasks with clients, employing three levels of web administration: Admin, Reseller Client and Domain Owner.

Contact: Rackspace Managed Hosting, Inc., 112 East Pecan, Suite 600, San Antonio, Texas 78205, 1-800-961-288 (toll-free),

Niveus 205

The Niveus 205 is an Intel-based workstation from Penguin Computing designed for 3-D graphic and application development. Included in the Niveus are dual Pentium III processors for up to 1.26GHz, a 133MHz front-side bus, ATA-100 hard drives and up to 1.5GB of PC133 RAM. Five PCI slots, one AGP 4x slot and three 5.25" bays are also provided, as are a 52x CD-ROM drive and a 3.5" floppy drive. Niveus workstations come with Red Hat installed. A variety of peripherals are available, such as Klipsh ProMedia speakers, LCD screens and high-end graphics cards, including the GeForce 3.

Contact: Penguin Computing, Inc., 965 Mission Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94103, 888-736-4846 (toll-free),,

e/pop Server

WiredRed Software Corp. has made available the e/pop Linux Server, providing instant messaging (IM) and real-time communications software for small and large businesses. Released as part of the e/pop Standard Server Edition, e/pop Linux Server enables scalable and secure business communications with centralized administration, off-line message storage, and network and internet routing. Remote communication is achieved using a dial-in, VPN or internet connection. Security features include RSA 512-bit encryption with AES, DES, Triple DES or RC4. e/pop also allows text-based chat conferencing, VoIP conferencing and application sharing.

Contact: WiredRed Software Corporation, 4669 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 108, San Diego, California 92123, 858-715-0970,

JSS 3.1

JSS 3.1 is Network Security Services for Java, a collection of packages that access a native implementation of cryptographic algorithms, allowing access to crypto accelerators and smart cards. With JSS, developers can communicate securely using SSL or TLS, process certificates, perform crypto operations, and parse and code arbitrary ASN.1 structures. SSL v2 and v3, TLS, PKCS #s 5, 7, 11 and 12, and x.509 v3 certificates are among the supported standards. JSS 3.1 is released under the GNU GPL; source code and binary distributions are available for download free of charge from the web site.

Contact: JSS Project Page,



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Nine years later..

Anonymous's picture

And we have actual telepresence conferencing, it's a crazy industry! I remember the Linux Server though, with its instant messaging and tinny audio quality! Those were the days!