New Products

by Amy Kukuk

Arkeia Personal Shareware

Knox Software announced the release of its Personal Shareware version of Arkeia. The version provides the following features: interactive back-up and restore, one backup server, two Linux client machines, single-tape tape drive, SCSI, TRAVAN and no time limit. For more information on this free version of Arkeia, take a look at

Contact: Knox Software Corp., 1325 Howard Avenue, Suite 328, Burlingame, CA 94010, Phone: 888-333-KNOX, E-mail:, URL:

Universal Server Enabled Empress RDBMS Version 8

Empress Software announced its new Universal Server enabled Empress RDBMS Version 8. The latest release extends Universal Server and object technologies for embedded development. These include integrated support for relational and multimedia data, and the ability to create plug-in, reusable components for information management. Empress support of Universal Server technologies includes User Defined Functions (UDFs) and User Defined Procedures (UDPs). UDFs and UDPs are linked with the database kernel and are available at various levels, including the SQL level. Universal Server technologies are also supported with Persistent Stored Modules (PSMs).

Contact: Empress Software, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: 301-220-1919, E-mail:, URL:

Perforce 97.3

Perforce Software announced the release of Perforce 97.3, a software configuration management system. The new release offers improved usability due to portability and networking abilities. Perforce's database provides on-line backups. It is available for more than 30 platforms and has a suggested retail of $500 US.

Contact: Perforce Software, 2411 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 40, Alameda, CA, 94501, Phone: 501-864-7400, E-mail:, URL:


Simtech announced dbops, a collection of programs designed to manipulate ASCII databases using the Unix toolkit approach. dbops is a collection of about 45 binaries and a few scripts which address different aspects of database manipulation, including index building, searching and maintenance; record retrieval, posting, fragmentation and assembly; field editing; record display; menu presentation; screen manipulation and table manipulation and maintenance. A sample application is included which maintains a table that describes multiple PPP target sites. Also included is a set of scripts that will launch a semi-secure PPP connection to a specified PPP target. dbops is priced at $137.50 US.

Contact: Simtech, 6427 Windfern, Houston, TX 77040, Phone: 713-460-5921, E-mail:

Zeus Web Server v3.0

Zeus Technology announced the release of Zeus Web Server v3.0, a web application server. The server includes 128bit SSLv3 encryption worldwide, Apache compatibility and a web-centric management interface. It also offers unlimited virtual servers with configuration, real-time statistics, bandwidth throttling and logging options. Commercial price for the Zeus Web Server v3.0 is $1699 US.

Contact: Zeus Technology, St. John's Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge,CB4 4WS, United Kingdom, Phone: 44-0-2334-421727, Fax: 44-0-1223-421731,E-mail:, URL:

ACUCOBOL GT Version 3.2

Acucobol, Inc. released ACUCOBOL GT Version 3.2, a portable and year 2000-compliant development system. Features include multi-threading, modeless windows, a dual file system, a full set of graphical controls and the ability to execute GUI programs in a non-GUI environment. There is a free evaluation copy available at their website.

Contact: Acucobol, Inc., 7950 Silverton Avenue, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92126-6344, Phone: 619-689-7220, Fax: 619-689-7251, E-mail:, URL:

WvDial 0.1

Worldvisions announced the release of WvDial 0.1. Some features of WvDial 0.1 include the ability to detect the user's internal or external modems on any of his serial ports and the ability to automaticall log in without a login script. The WvDial 0.1 release is available both as source code and as a Debian package. You can get either or both from the company's web site.

Contact: Worldvisions, E-mail:, URL:

TeamWave Workplace 2.1

TeamWave Software announced version 2.1 of TeamWave Workplace. TeamWave allows teams to work in shared virtual rooms across the Internet. TeamWave's rooms are customized with shared tools like whiteboards, chat, calendars, bulletin boards, documents, brainstorming and voting. Team members can work in rooms in real-time or leave information for later. Regular licenses are $50 US with quantity discounts available.

Contact: TeamWave Software Ltd., 100 Discovery Place One, 3553-31 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7, Canada, Fax: 403-282-1238, E-mail:, URL:

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