New Products

by Jason Schumaker

BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., announced the 2.2 release of Internet Quick-Connect (IQ2), a “plug and play” network connectivity solution designed to provide small businesses with robust, big-business performance while offering the quick set-up features found in BASCOM's family of Linux-based thin-server applications.

Contact: Bascom Global Internet Services, Inc., 275-R Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788, 516-434-6600, 516-434-7800 (fax),,


New Products

CoolKeyboards Corporation has produced the world's first piece of computer hardware specifically for the Linux operating system. The keyboard replaces other logos with those of Tux the Penguin and the logo of Linux itself. Each keyboard comes with an easily removable dust cover and is backed by a one-year warranty.

Contact: CoolKeyboards Corporation, 741 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324, 954-533-1314,,

ESP Print Pro

Easy Software Products announced the first production release of ESP Print Pro, a complete printing solution based on the company's common UNIX printing system technology. ESP Print Pro supports Digital UNIX, HP-UX, Irix, Linux and Solaris, and provides PostScript and image file RIPs to support non-PostScript printers.

Contact: Easy Software Products, 44141 Airport View Dr., Suite 204, Hollywood, MD 20636-3111, 301-373-9600, 301-373-9604 (fax),,

EnlightenDSM version 3.4

Enlighten Software Solutions, Inc. announced the release of EnlightenDSM version 3.4, the latest version of its flagship multi-platform system administration product. EnlightenDSM provides a single graphical interface to simultaneously manage mixed environments comprised of multiple Linux, UNIX, NT and Windows 95/98 machines. EnlightenDSM 3.4 is available for download and supports TurboLinux Workstation version 3.6.

Contact: Enlighten Software Solutions, Inc., 99 Baker Way, 5th Floor, San Mateo, CA 94404, 650-578-0700, 650-578-0118 (fax),,


Entera, Inc. unveiled its new RTSP/RTP (real-time streaming protocol/real-time protocol) server for Apple's QuickTime 4 technology using the Linux platform. The new RTSP server from Entera allows end users, content providers, and ISPs to stream movies, music and interactive content. A beta version of the software is now available for free download.

Contact: Entera, Inc., 40971 Encyclopedia Circle, Fremont, CA 94538, 877-4-ENTERA, 800-726-5762 (fax),,

EZTerm 1.3 for Linux

CSV Technologies Inc. announced the release of EZTerm 1.3 for Linux. EZTerm is designed to eliminate the complexities of the Linux command-line interface by allowing the user to build and modify commands. The software is a complete Linux command reference and will run with all Linux distributions. All products, including EZ Linux mouse pads and EZ Linux command cards, are currently available.

Contact: CSV Technologies, Inc., 1113 Blanchard St., Victoria, BC V8W 2H7, Canada, 250-386-4689,


Idealab unveiled its first Linux venture, OpenSales, Inc., to offer an open-source e-commerce software solution called OpenMerchant. The free retailing catalyst runs on Linux, Solaris, UNIX and Windows NT platforms and will be bundled with VA Linux Systems servers late in 1999. The company will also offer a wide range of support and complementary services.

Contact: OpenSales, Inc., 2955 Campus Drive, Suite 250, San Mateo, CA 94403, 650-372-5230, 650-357-7621 (fax),,

High-Density T1, E1 WAN Cards and ImageStream Routers

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ImageStream Internet Solutions announced the release of four new WAN cards for Linux. The new cards include T1 and E1 versions of the 4-port WANic 654 and the 8-port WANic 658. ImageStream is also releasing CompactPCI versions of the cards, the Aries 654 and Aries 658. The WANic 654 and 658 can be installed in any Intel-compatible PC that has PCI bus support.

New Products

ImageStream Internet Solutions also announced gigabit Ethernet support for the Rebel, Gateway and Enterprise Router, as well as the upcoming Rocket Router. Gigabit support includes a full-duplex SX-style fiber interface that connects to a gigabit Ethernet switch on the LAN side of the network, or it can be connected to another router with gigabit Ethernet support.

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

NetMax Thin Server Series

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Cybernet Systems Corporation announced NetMax, its Linux-based thin/Internet server software suite. The NetMax suite provides web server, file server and firewall capabilities. The NetMAX servers use custom configuration code, tight component integration and an advanced graphical HTML interface to simplify Linux installation and management.

Contact: Cybernet Systems Corporation, 727 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 734-668-2567, 734-668-8780 (fax),,

OpenMail 6.0 for Linux

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Hewlett-Packard Company announced the release of OpenMail 6.0 for Linux. OpenMail, HP's business messaging and collaboration solution for UNIX systems, provides upgraded functionality and e-service capabilities to the growing number of Linux-based businesses. OpenMail is now available for download.

Contact: Hewlett-Packard, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185, 650-857-1501, 650-857-5518 (fax),

VerteX 400-2U Server

EIS Computers announced the VerteX 400-2U, a server designed and optimized for ISPs that can be easily maintained in rack environments. The VerteX 400-2U has a Pentium-III Intel motherboard capable of operating with single or dual 600MHz processors and up to 2GB of PC-100 RAM. The integrated motherboard includes two Ultra-2 LVD SCSI disk channels, 10/100 base-T Ethernet and a 2MB SVGA video port, all on-board. The 2U enclosure can hold up to six hard drives, providing over 200GB of total storage and includes hot-swappable power components.

Contact: EIS Computers, Inc., 207 West Los Angeles Avenue, Suite 303, Moorpark, CA 93021, 800-351-4608, 805-383-1470 (fax),


V-Systems, Inc. announced the latest version of its flagship product, VSI-FAX 4.0, which uses a central fax engine running on UNIX-based or Windows NT-based network hosts. The TCP/IP-based server integrates across Linux, UNIX and Windows NT platforms to fax-enable applications and work-flow processes. VSI-FAX features improved Fax Merge and Print-to-Fax support for StarOffice, WordPerfect Office and Microsoft Office.

Contact: V-Systems, Inc., 32232 Paseo Adelanto, Suite 100, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, 800-556-4874, 949-489-2486 (fax),,

Xpresso Linux 2000

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Xpresso Ltd. announced the release of Xpresso Linux 2000, a fully integrated Linux distribution based on Red Hat 6.0 (kernel 2.2). Xpresso Linux uses KDE 1.1 as the default GUI, Netscape 4.51 for Internet browsing, Corel's WordPerfect 8 and StarOffice 5.1 for word processing, and even includes a few games. Xpresso Linux 2000 is available for free download, or the complete distribution can be purchased.

Contact: Xpresso Ltd., PO Box 11, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 OSQ, United Kingdom, 44-208-559-2600, 44-208-498-9834 (fax),,


Lineo, Inc. announced that Embrowser, Lineo's embedded micro web browser, and DR DOS, one of Lineo's embedded operating system platforms, have been selected for Multicode's iMigo, a Latin American-bound Internet set-top device that provides low-cost browsing and e-mail over televisions. End users of iMigo will be able to connect their homes to the Internet for a fraction of the cost of a full desktop system. The first version of Embrowser is based on DR DOS and leverages the broad set of existing drivers, development tools and engineering knowledge base associated with DOS. The port of Embrowser for Embedix, Lineo's embedded Linux platform, will ship during the first quarter of 2000.

Contact: Lineo, Inc., 383 South 520 West, Lindon, UT 84042, 801-426-5001, 801-426-6166 (fax),,

Storm Linux Beta

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Stormix Technologies announced the beta version of Storm Linux. Features include GUI modules for networking, dial-up and adding users. Another major feature of Storm Linux is the Storm Hardware System. SHS automatically detects PCI devices, including video and network cards, SCSI devices and USB bridges. The final release is scheduled for November 1999.

Contact: Stormix Technologies Inc., 555 West Hastings Street, Suite 2040, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6, Canada, 877-STORMIX, 604-688-7317 (fax),

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