New Products

by Ellen Dahl

ENVI version 3.1

Research Systems, Inc. announced the release of ENVI (Environment for Visualizing Images) version 3.1, a robust, easy-to-use image processing system that provides analysis and visualization of single band, multi-spectral, hyperspectral and radar remote sensing data. New features include interactive options for working with imagery, more hyperspectral analysis features and support for more data/image/vector formats. ENVI 3.1 is available for Linux and other operating systems. Linux pricing starts at $3,350 US.

Contact: Research Systems, Inc., 4990 Pearl East Circle, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: 303-786-9900, Fax: 303-786-9909, E-mail:, URL:


Based on Caldera OpenLinux, FTLinuxCourse is a step-by-step installation course written in HTML and available on a CD-ROM in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French. The package includes StarOffice, Communicator and KDE tutorials, complete Linux command references with on-line examples and more than 500 questions with answers, including 50 tests. The base course costs $59 US. An updated price list is on their web site. The complete version will be available spring 1999.

Contact: Future Technologies, Via Cairoli, 1, 33170 Pordenone (PN), Italy, Phone: +39 434 209 107, Fax: +39 434 209 510, E-mail:, URL:

Alexandria 4.50

Spectra Logic Corp. announced the availability of version 4.50 of its Alexandria Backup and Archival Librarian software. This new version adds support for the Linux operating system. Alexandria 4.50 has been ported to the Red Hat and Slackware Linux distributions and additional ports are being developed for S.u.S.E., Caldera and TurboLinux. Pricing for Alexandria 4.50 varies according to environment and is quoted on a per-customer basis.

Contact: Spectra Logic Corporation, 1700 North 55 Street, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: 800-833-1132 or 303-449-6400, Fax: 303-939-8844, E-mail:, URL:

Applixware for Linux

Applix, Inc. announced the release of Applixware 4.4.1 for Linux running on Compaq's Alpha processor. The package includes Applix Words, Spreadsheets, Graphics, Presents, HTML Author and Applix Data, which provides database connectivity to Oracle, Informix, Sybase and other Linux databases. Applix Builder, a graphical, object-oriented development tool with CORBA connectivity, is also included in the suite. Pricing for the suite is $99 US.

Contact: Applix, Inc., 112 Turnpike Road, Westboro, MA 01581, Phone: 508-870-0300, Fax: 508-366-2278, E-mail:, URL:

c-tree Plus V6.8A

FairCom Corporation announced the newest release of the c-tree Plus V6.8A file handler for Linux. This release of FairCom's C ISAM database API offers flexible file limits and enhanced file mirroring. When used with the FairCom Server, c-tree Plus also offers file encryption. c-tree Plus V6.8A is priced at $895 US with full C source code, no royalties, 26+ free development servers and development ODBC drivers.

Contact: FairCom Corporation, 2100 Forum Blvd., Suite C, Columbia, MO 65203, Phone: 573-445-6833, Fax: 573-445-9698, E-mail:, URL:

AFS Server and AS Client

IBM's Transarc subsidiary announced its first Enterprise File Systems products for Linux. AFS Server and AS Client are now available for users to add Red Hat Linux to their enterprise environments, enabling interoperability between servers and clients for Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT, Linux and other UNIX operating systems. AFS Server 3.5 and AS Client 3.5 provide a reliable file sharing option with performance enhancements in the file server and the backup system. Pricing for AFS Server begins at $1,995 US; access to the AS Client at $99 US per user. For web-enabled environments, pricing for unlimited users is $6,495 US.

Contact: Transarc, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Phone: 412-338-4400, Fax: 412-338-6977, E-mail:, URLs:,


Microstate Corporation announced that its thin-client, cross-platform web server based on Java technology is now available as open-source software, freely accessible over the Internet. Named Hamilton, Microstate's server technology is integrated software that includes most of the infrastructure required by any thin-client application. Companies can easily deploy and maintain large-scale applications over networks regardless of the desktop platform.

Contact: Microstate Corporation, 11166 Main Street, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030, Phone: 800-684-5197, Fax: 703-591-1790, E-mail:, URL:

Cat5 Reach

Raritan Computer, Inc. announced its new Cat5 Reach, enabling a user to access a PC (CPU) in a clean, secure area from any remote location within 650 feet. KVM signals will transmit over a single, standard install Category 5 UTP cable. Similar to PC-Reach and PC-Reach Plus, Cat5 Reach is a transmitter and receiver pair that lowers the costs of installing and maintaining long-distance keyboard, monitor and mouse access to stand-alone PCs or multiple computers connected to Raritan's KVM switch products. Suggested retail price is $545 US.

Contact: Raritan Computer, 400 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873, Phone: 800-724-8090, Fax: 732-764-8887, E-mail:, URL:

TclPro 1.1

Scriptics announced the release of TclPro 1.1 with added support for Linux and SGI platforms. Available for free evaluation download, the evaluation copy is a fully functioning version with a 30-day license key. Support is for Red Hat Linux 5.0 or later on the Intel platform. Scriptics believes the release will work for any distribution that uses the glibc libraries, including the latest Caldera and S.u.S.E. releases. The single-user price for TclPro is $1000 US, or $1200 US when bundled with TclPro Update Service.

Contact: Scriptics Corporation, 2275 East Bayshore Rd., Suite 101, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Phone: 650-843-6900, Fax: 650-843-6909, E-mail:, URL:

Wingz Professional 3.0 for Linux

Investment Intelligence Systems Group (IISG) announced the release of Wingz and Wingz Professional version 3.0 for Linux as freeware. The Wingz suite is comprised of three products: Wingz Professional, Wingz and the HyperSheet Runtime. Wingz Professional is a multi-platform, visual programming environment allowing developers to create customized graphical applications for data analysis and presentation. Wide-scale deployment of the standard programs or custom applications bundled with the HyperSheet Runtime are subject to licensing fees. The products can be freely downloaded from

Contact: IISC, 8400 W. 110th St., Suite 305, Overland Park, KS 66210, Phone: 913-663-4472, Fax: 913-663-4473, E-mail:, URL:

WordPerfect 8 for Linux

Corel Corporation announced the availability of a multilingual download version of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish or Dutch). The free evaluation includes only the application. A shrinkwrapped version of the multilingual Corel WordPerfect for Linux Personal Edition has a retail price of $69.99 US. A multilingual Server Edition of Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux is also available from the VAR channel and corporate resellers for a retail price of $495 US for the full version and $249 US for the upgrade.

Contact: Corel Corporation, 1600 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R7, Canada, Phone: 800-772-6735 (outside North America, +353-1-706-3912), Fax: 613-761-9176, URL:


MathSoft, Inc. introduced NUOPT for S-PLUS, an optimization software package for data analysts, researchers and quantitative financial analysts. Key features and benefits of NUOPT for S-PLUS include efficiency and robustness, integration with S-PLUS and a wide range of applications. List price is $9995 US for UNIX and Linux. NUOPT for S-PLUS was developed by Mathematical Systems, Inc., 10F Four Seasons Bldg., Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan.

Contact: MathSoft, 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, Phone: 800-569-0123, Fax: 617-577-8829, URL:

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