Force Computers announced a new SBC based on the AdvancedATA series of open specifications. The ATCA-710 has a 1.8GHz Pentium 4 processor with support for carrier-grade Linux applications, and it supports 2.6G/3G wireless and broadband wireline applications. Options include a daughtercard with quad PMC slots for I/O expansion using PCI-X and a 12-port GB Ethernet switch. The chipset also supports 1.6GB/sec memory bandwidth, up to 266MHz ECC-protected DDR SDRAM memory and up to 8MB of user and 4MB of boot Flash memory. Other options include redundant connections to the backplane fabric interface and base interface.
Force Computers, 4211 Starboard Drive, Fremont, California 94538, 510-624-5300, www.forcecomputers.com.
CommuniGate Pro 4.1 with Groupware is a messaging and collaboration application that provides support for e-mail, address books, shared folders, calendaring and group scheduling tasks company-wide, including Outlook users. CommuniGate Pro also supports standards-based mail and calendaring clients. New to version 4.1 is the ability to complete tasks using a Web interface. Protocols supported include SMTP, POP, IMAP, iCalendar, iTIP and iMIP. CommuniGate Pro server software runs on many OS/hardware combinations that may include UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and AS/400. A customizable wireless WML interface is included for mobile devices.
Stalker Software, Inc., 655 Redwood Highway, Suite 275, Mill Valley, California 94941, 800-262-4722, www.stalker.com.
SciTech MGL version 5.0 is a low-level graphics library for Linux, UNIX, QNX, OS/2 and embedded systems that is an alternative to the X Window System. SciTech MGL contains C and C++ graphics code that can be used to produce desktop and embedded applications that operate on a variety of OSes. SciTech MGL provides rapid, low-level rasterization of 2-D and 3-D primitives that can be used to create computer games, user interface software and other real-time graphics applications. Applications are created in SciTech MGL using the OpenGL API in either window or full-screen mode, rendering to VGA, VESA VBE or DirectDraw surfaces. LGPL and proprietary licenses are available.
SciTech Software, Inc., 180 East 4th Street, Suite 300, Chico, California 95928, 530-894-8400, www.scitechsoft.com.
Big Medium 1.1 is Web-based content management software that allows nontechnical staff to add, edit and publish Web content to multiple sites without needing to know HTML. Designed for Web servers using UNIX and its variants, Big Medium allows rapid setup of new sites based on preconfigured specifications for design, layout and content. Current skins are available for news and product tours, with more available soon. Big Medium's features include duplication and backup of Big Medium sites; a review sites option to browse, edit and delete any content; and automated application on a skin to an existing site. Written in Perl code and using standards-compliant HTML/XHTML, Big Medium is available for a free trial download from demo.globalmoxie.com.
Global Moxie, www.globalmoxie.com.
The ProStore SATA (serial ATA) storage system offers multiple terabyte storage capacity for data-intensive applications, including clustering, digital content creation and scientific visualization. ProStore contains 36 serial ATA drives in a 4U chassis and can be scaled to 9TB using current SATA drive capacities. 200GB serial ATA disk drives are used in the ProStore, as are the Intel E7501 chipset, dual Xeon 3.06GHz processors and up to four 3ware Escalade 8500 serial ATA RAID controllers. Additional features include hot-swappable hard drives, power supplies, dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and RAID support for reliability and redundancy.
ProMicro, 13880 Stowe Drive, Poway, California 92064, 866-776-6427, www.promicro.com.
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