New Products

by Ellen M. Dahl
Active Worlds Servers

Activeworlds.com, Inc. released Red Hat Linux versions of its Active Worlds servers. In addition, Activeworlds.com will be providing full support to Linux users for its product lines consisting of World Servers, Galaxervers and Uniservers. Active Worlds technology provides high-bandwidth server hosting, backed up by quadruple T1 connections, and allows thousands of simultaneous users to build and explore 3-D content on the Internet in the same shared environment.

Contact: Activeworlds.com, Inc., 95 Parker Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978-499-0222, 978-499-0221 (fax), sales@activeworlds.com, http://www.activeworlds.com/.

Atipa Monolith Firewall

Atipa announced a new Linux-based rack-mount firewall appliance, aimed at organizations wishing to secure their web server or internal network. The Atipa Monolith Firewall improves upon traditional “static-packet filtering” by using “dynamic-packet filtering” software that actually inspects each packet for validity before allowing it network access, creating additional security from outside attacks.

Contact: Atipa Linux Solutions, 6000 Connecticut, Kansas City, MO 64120, 800-360-4346, 816-920-6235 (fax), sales@atipa.com, http://www.atipa.com/.

Hard Hat Net CompactPCI

MontaVista Software Inc. released its Hard Hat Net CompactPCI backplane networking package. This release provides embedded Linux application developers with networking options for the CompactPCI designs prevalent in the telecommunications and internetworking markets. It enables both CompactPCI system controllers and peripheral devices to communicate using standard networking protocols across the CompactPCI backplane at high data rates. It supports a variety of protocols, including IP (Internet protocol), IPX, AppleTalk and others available for Linux.

Contact: MontaVista Software Inc., 490 Potrero Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, 408-328-9200, 408-328-9204 (fax), sales@mvista.com, http://www.mvista.com/.

EZTerm v1.4

CSV Technologies released a new version of its EZTerm software for Linux. EZTerm is a complete Linux command reference designed to eliminate the complexity and drudgery of typing in many Linux command lines. It allows a user to build and modify commands on the fly simply by pointing and clicking. EZTerm gives the user access to a fully functional Linux terminal that includes step-by-step help with the Linux command structure and syntax. EZTerm Software is packaged in the new Red Hat Linux 6.1, and will run with all current Linux distributions including Red Hat, Caldera and SuSE.

Contact: CSV Technologies, Inc., 303-1113 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2H7, Canada, 250-386-4689, http://www.csvtech.com/.

Maple 6

Waterloo Maple Inc. announced Maple 6 for Windows, UNIX, Macintosh and Linux. Maple 6 embodies technological enhancements and new functionality that dramatically speeds up complex technical computation projects. The new math engine delivers a tightly integrated suite of symbolic and numerical solvers. The software combines the flexibility and intelligence of Maple's symbolic computation algorithms with the reliability, accuracy and power of the NAG numerical solver.

Contact: Waterloo Maple, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2, Canada, 519 747-2373, 519-747-5284 (fax), info@maplesoft.com, http://www.maplesoft.com/.

Motif 2.1.20

Software2Go, LLC announced the release of Motif 2.1.20 for FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD on the Alpha, Intel (x86) and SPARC platforms. Motif 2.1.20 is Software2Go's second release of The Open Group's Motif User Interface Toolkit. Software2Go Motif is available in both development and runtime distributions.

Contact: Software2Go, LLC, 76 Corral Drive North, Keller, TX 76248, 817-431-8775 (phone/fax), info@apps2go.com, http://www.apps2go.com/.

Network Shell v.3.0

Shpink Software announced Network Shell v.3.0, a powerful Internet and web-administration server. Version 3.0 supports concurrent remote management of multiple UNIX and Windows 9x/NT machines from a single UNIX or Windows NT administration station. Network Shell provides a shell and Perl environment allowing users to perform secure, automated and/or interactive system administration of remote hosts without needing to use TELNET or establish a remote shell connection to each host individually. It supports FreeBSD, BSDI and Red Hat Linux.

Contact: Shpink Software, 3612 Santiago Street, Suite 100, San Mateo, CA 94403, 888-492-6867, 650-525-1537 (fax), sales@shpink.com, http://www.networkshell.com/.

PC300

Cyclades Corporation announced a new product for server-based networking. The Cyclades-PC300 is a WAN PCI adapter that supports one or two serial WAN ports for Internet and inter-office connectivity. Initially offered in a model that supports two serial WAN interfaces (RS-232, V.35, X.21) supported under Linux, the PC300 family will also be available in models with built-in DSU/CSU for direct connection to the communication line. The PC300 can replace access routers and connect remote offices using standard PC servers, providing cost and management advantages without sacrificing performance.

Contact: Cyclades Corporation, 41934 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538, 800-882-9252, 510-770-0355 (fax), cysales@cyclades.com, http://www.cyclades.com/.

ESP Print Pro v4.0.2

Easy Software Products announced the ESP Print Pro v4.0.2, a complete printing solution for UNIX. It can print international text, Adobe PostScript, PDF, HP-GL/2, GIF(SM), TIFF, PNG, JPEG/JFIF, SGI RGB, Sun Raster, PhotoCD, PBM, PGM and PPM files transparently to over 1600 printers via serial, parallel and network connections. ESP Print Pro is based on the Common UNIX Printing System and provides PostScript and image file RIPs to support non-PostScript printers.

Contact: Easy Software Products, 44141 Airport View Dr., Ste 204, Hollywood, MD 20636-3111, 301-373-9600, 301-373-9604 (fax), info@easysw.com, http://www.easysw.com/.

Progress Version 8.3

Progress Software is shipping its embedded database and other deployment products on the Linux operating system. Progress provides scalable, multitiered Linux support with Progress version 8.3, a comprehensive suite of integrated development tools, application servers and relational database products. Linux-specific products include Progress AppServer, an application server for sharing components across heterogeneous environments, and Progress Enterprise RDBMS for scalable storage.

Contact: Progress Software Corporation, 14 Oak Park, Bedford, MA 01730, 781-280-4000, 781-280-4095 (fax), asksales@bedford.progress.com, http://www.progress.com/.

Time Navigator

Quadratec announced Time Navigator, its new backup and archive server for Linux. Time Navigator is an advanced solution for on-line backup, archiving and restoration of files, databases and application software for UNIX and other platforms. The new Linux flavour runs on inexpensive x86 to SMP platforms and offers high performance, easy and consistent restore and archiving. Independent of the Linux distribution, the software supports Linux kernels 2.0 and 2.2 which use GNU libc5 and libc6.

Contact: Quadratec SA, Parc Club “Orsay-Universite”, 14/16, rue Jean Rostand, F-91893 Orsay Cedex, France, +33-1-69-33-20-80, +33-1-69-33-20-81 (fax), info@quadratec.fr, http://www.quadratec-software.com/.

Quick Restore 2.6

Workstation Solutions announced Quick Restore 2.6, the first centrally administered, enterprise-ready network backup system for Red Hat Linux (5 and 6) Intel x86 servers and clients. Quick Restore on Linux is seamlessly integrated with all other platforms, allowing backup and recovery of UNIX, Windows NT or Network Appliance data to tape libraries attached to Linux servers. Quick Restore 2.6 also supports Network Appliance filers using the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP).

Contact: Workstation Solutions, Inc., 5 Overlook Drive, Amherst, NH 03031, 800-487-0080, sales@worksta.com, http://www.worksta.com/.

Storm Linux 2000

Stormix Technologies announced the release of Storm Linux 2000, available in a Standard Edition and a download edition. It is a new distribution of Linux and builds on Debian GNU/Linux. The Storm Package Manager makes it easy for users to maintain their systems. Storm Linux features a graphical installation and system tools, which include modules for maintaining users and groups, setting up networks and installing and removing software.

Contact: Stormix Technologies, Inc., 555 West Hastings Street, Suite 2040, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6, Canada, 800-STORMIX, 604-688-7317 (fax), info@stormix.com, http://www.stormix.com/.

Tallyman

Akopia announced the availability of Tallyman, a highly customizable yet easy-to-use system for creating and managing an e-commerce web site. It provides a web-based interface to manage a complex database of products, enter new items for sale, and set up a shopping cart, tax and shipping by filling out a few forms. Tallyman is released under the GPL. It can be downloaded for free from Akopia's web site. The Tallyman Developer release is designed for Linux, but can be modified to run on any major server operating system and with any SQL database.

Contact: Akopia, 1520 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, 801-994-9680, 707-885-3931 (fax), information@akopia.com, http://www.akopia.com/.

Tango 2000 Application Server

Pervasive Software Inc. introduced its Tango 2000 Application Server for Red Hat, Caldera OpenLinux and SuSE Linux. The scalable, reliable Pervasive SQL 2000 database engine is included, providing developers with a low-cost, zero-administration and robust solution for web and e-business applications. This server can also connect directly to Oracle, as well as to other leading databases through ODBC drivers.

Contact: Pervasive Software, 12365 Riata Trace Pkwy., Bldg. 11, Austin, TX 78727, 800-287-4383, 512-794-1763 (fax), salessupport@pervasive.com, http://www.pervasive.com/.

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