New Products

by Ellen Dahl

Ede Development Enterprises, Inc. announced AccuRev, the only software configuration management tool that automatically tracks all aspects of software code changes without imposing any strict development rules or requiring any additional resources, special knowledge or effort. AccuRev's transaction-based database and hot backups guard organizations against data loss due to hardware, network and power failures. AccuRev is available on Linux (Intel and Power PC) and on several other platforms. The cost for a single-user license is $749 US and includes one year of support and updates.

Contact: Ede Development Enterprises, Inc., 350 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA 01864, 800-383-8170, 978-276-3443 (fax),,

SQL Anywhere Studio

Sybase, Inc. announced the industry's first mobile and embedded database for Linux, Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio. Sybase's Linux version leverages Linux's enterprise-class reliability and performance on low-cost hardware, such as work group servers, monitoring systems, edge servers or point-of-sale devices. SQL Anywhere Studio enables users to synchronize data seamlessly from enterprise servers and work group servers to laptops and hand-held computing and embedded devices. It is available for $399 US (one user) or $999 US (five users), and supports Red Hat Linux 5.1 and 5.2.

Contact: Sybase, Inc., 6475 Christie Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608, 510-922-3555,

Pogo Linux Systems

BuyPogo.Com now offers the reliability and power of the Linux operating system at an affordable price. In July, the company began offering the $299 Pogo and the $599 Pogo Pro through its web site. BuyPogo.Com is targeting the needs of consumers and small business owners who desire the reliability and value of Linux.

Contact: Agenda Technology Group,, 555 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94303, 888-828-POGO,

Thin-Server Appliance Software

Network Concierge Inc. introduced the industry's first build-it-yourself Linux thin-server (appliance) software for the small/medium SOHO, school and home network markets. The software provides an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, easy-to-administer browser-based graphical user interface, wizard and on-line installation guide. It can be installed on a spare/new, custom, standard or rack-mountable PC server to build a dedicated, single or multi-function, thin-server appliance that can be configured as a gateway, e-mail, file, print, web, proxy server, etc. Price is $99 US per network server license.

Contact: Network Concierge Inc., PO Box 1429, Framingham, MA 01701, 877-876-1169,,

Code Fusion

Cygnus Solutions unveiled Cygnus Code Fusion for Linux, the industry's highest performance, most complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Linux developers. The Code Fusion IDE is optimized for the Intel2 architecture and integrates the C, C++ and Java3 programming languages with a robust graphical user interface. Built on top of GNUPro, Cygnus Code Fusion supports all major Linux distributions. It is priced at $299 US.

Contact: Cygnus Solutions, 1325 Chesapeake Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, 408-542-9600, 408-542-9699 (fax),,


Spatial Inc. and Tech Soft America (TSA) announced the availability of ACIS-enabled HOOPS/AFC from TSA. HOOPS/AFC is a commercial-grade application development framework which enables software developers to create high-performance 3-D modeling applications for Linux and other platforms. The framework of HOOPS integrates ACIS with several user interface toolkits, ensuring optimal design and rendering performance of applications built on these technologies. Please contact Spatial Technology for pricing.

Contact: Spatial Technology Inc., 2425 55th Street, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80301-5704, 303-544-2900, 303-544-3000 (fax),,

Multiprotocol Routers

ImageStream Internet Solutions unveiled four new Linux-based multiprotocol routers that deliver high performance, high port density and high availability at prices up to 40% less than competing routers. The new ImageStream routers include the single-slot R1, the four-slot Rebel Router, the twelve-slot Gateway Router and the eighteen-slot Enterprise Router. ImageStream routers integrate WAN products from SDL Communications, Inc., which provide support for 56/64K DDS, fractional and full T1/E1, as well as fractional and full T3/E3 network connections. Please contact ImageStream for product pricing.

Contact: ImageStream Internet Solutions, 7900 East 8th Road, Plymouth, IN 46563, 800-813-5123, 219-935-8488 (fax),,


Halcyon Software introduced the Instant ASP (iASP) which lets developers deploy Active Server Pages (ASP) or JavaServer Pages (JSP) on all leading Java-enabled operating system platforms, web servers and application servers. A free developer version of iASP, which offers limited concurrent sessions, is available at Halcyon's web site. The price of the standard edition is $495 US. As an open-deployment framework, iASP gives developers true cross-platform deployment capabilities on leading server and operating system platforms, including Linux.

Contact: Halcyon Software, 50 W. San Fernando St. #1015, San Jose, CA 95113, 408-998-1998, 408-998-1922 (fax),,

LinkScan 5.4 Workstation and Server

Electronic Software Publishing Corporation (Elsop) introduced a new version of LinkScan, 5.4, which includes a new low-cost Workstation version and a graphical user interface for windowing systems. It operates on all UNIX servers including Linux. LinkScan requires web server software and Perl 5. Free fully functional evaluation copies of LinkScan 5.4 can be downloaded from the company's web site. LinkScan Workstation is a single-user implementation designed for individual developers in large enterprises and organizations having smaller web sites of up to 300 documents. A LinkScan Workstation license is $300 US.

LinkScan Server is the complete multi-user, enterprise LinkScan implementation and includes LinkScan/Dispatch. It can handle large web sites comprising 250,000 HTML documents and/or 100,000 external links. A LinkScan 5.4 Server license is $750 US.

Contact: Electronic Software Publishing Corporation, 209-391-9446 (fax),,

XML Pro v2.0

Vervet Logic announced the release of XML Pro v2.0, the next version of the popular extensible Markup Language editor. The upgrade is available via the Vervet web site. Registered users of XML Pro can upgrade from v1.2 free of charge. Priced at $174.95 US for the CD-ROM and $149.95 US for download, XML Pro v2.0 offers many new features including full W3C XML 1.0 compliance, integration of the IBM XML4J parser, drag and drop, undo, ability to change document encoding, View DTD and Java 2 (JDK 1.2.1) support. The XML Pro/Near & Far Designer bundle is available for $299 US from both Vervet Logic and Microstar. Supported platforms include Linux.

Contact: Vervet Logic, 501 North Morton, Suite 211, Bloomington, IN 47404, 812-856-5270, 812-855-4506 (fax),,

RS2000 Remote Access Card

Ariel Corporation announced its PCI-based RS2000 remote access card for PCs running Linux. Together, Linux and the RS2000 provide a scalable, low-cost, high-availability platform for adding high-density V.34, 56K and Basic Rate ISDN remote access to enterprise systems and ISP points of presence. It combines dual T1/PRI interfaces with 24 V.90 modems on a single PCI plug-in card. The RS2000 is available immediately from Ariel for a list price of $6995 US.

Ariel also announced a new driver development kit (DDK) that makes it easy for OEMs to integrate Ariel's high-density PCI and CompactPCI remote access cards with the operating system of their choice. The DDK is part of Ariel's new OEM Starter Kit, which includes the DDK, an RS2000 or RS2000C card, Windows NT, Linux and a five-year warranty with spare-in-the-air support. Pricing starts at $8795 US.

Contact: Ariel Corporation, 2540 Route 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512, 609-860-2900, 609-860-1155 (fax),,

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