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Latest Releases for Open Systems


Virtual Mac

Apple Computer has announced version 3.0 of the Macintosh Application Environment (MAE), a virtual Macintosh environment in an X window. It gives Unix workstation users the ability to run "off-the-shelf" Macintosh personal productivity applications. It also provides interoperability with other MacOS systems in the enterprise. MAE 3.0 adds Macintosh file handling and navigation to the Unix file system. It adds performance improvements, floating licenses, Macintosh System 7.5.3 support and security options.

MAE runs on Solaris and HP-UX. It is priced at $599.

Apple Computer, Inc., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014; (800) 538-9696 or (408) 996-1010.

Firewall Systems

Network Engineering Technologies has announced Telaxian Shield, a firewall system capable of mirroring the organizational and geographical structure of an enterprise. It provides a system of secure, interoperating firewalls for protecting distributed intranets and Internet connections across the enterprise.

Telaxian Shield is available for SunOS, Solaris and Linux. Pricing begins at $7,995.

Network Engineering Technologies, 1714 Ringwood Ave., San Jose, CA 95131; (408) 453-7500.

Mailing Systems

Innosoft International has announced PMDF e-Mail Interconnect version 5.1, an SMTP/MIME-based messaging backbone that takes an Internet-style approach to integrating disparate mail systems. Built into PMDF is a direct channel to interconnect Lotus Notes, support for the Internet message non-delivery notification standard, a multithreaded server management facility, enhanced POP and IMAP server functions and PMDF's documentation.

PMDF e-Mail Interconnect 5.1 is available for Solaris, Digital Unix and OpenVMS. Software licenses range from $6,000 to $15,000.

Innosoft International, Inc., 1050 E. Garvey Ave. S, West Covina, CA 91790; (818) 919-3600.

Voice Browser Software

NetPhonic Communications has announced Web-On-Call Voice Browser, intended to open the Web to touch-tone phones, fax machines and cellular phones. Using text-to-speech technology and an audio recording feature, the product plays back Web pages over the telephone and offers document retrieval via fax, e-mail and postal mail delivery.

Web-On-Call Voice Browser is available for Sun Sparc computers. Standard prices are $1,000 per "server" telephone line.

NetPhonic Communications, Inc., 1580 W. El Camino Real, #8, Mountain View, CA 94040; (415) 962-1111.

Web Content Management

NetCarta has announced WebMapper, content management software for Unix Web servers. WebMapper provides content management, analysis and reporting capabilities on Unix servers, allowing webmasters to manage Web content and structure across multiple platforms. WebMapper uses NetCarta WebMap to reveal a site's structure in HTML format, show relationships among Web objects, track and manage links and facilitate content management of local and remote sites from anywhere on the Web.

NetCarta WebMapper is available for Solaris 2.5, HP-UX 9.05 and SGI Irix 5.3 and 6.2, and is priced at $999.

NetCarta Corp., 5617 Scotts Valley Dr., #100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066; (408) 461-8920.

Report Writer

Infoflex has announced the QueryFlex report writer. It enables novice users to develop ad hoc reports from their Informix or Infoflex databases. QueryFlex provides control over report formats, sort order, table join relationships, totaling and data selection. It also generates and runs a subset of Informix ACE code.

QueryFlex is available for Digital Unix, HP-UX, AIX, UnixWare, SCO Unix, SCO Xenix and Linux, as well as OpenVMS. Pricing begins at $695.

Infoflex, Inc., 840 Hinckley Rd., #107, Burlingame, CA 94010; (415) 340-0220.

Application Development

Visual Edge Software has announced UIM/X 3.0, a GUI builder for CDE/Motif. Its embedded C++ interpreter, a superset of the product's previous ANSI C interpreter, makes it possible for C++ developers to create, modify and test a new user interface with their underlying application connected and running. Add-on tools for UIM/X 3.0 enable users to generate code for Microsoft Windows and Sun's Java language.

UIM/X 3.0 is available for Digital Unix, DG-UX, HP-UX, AIX, UnixWare, SunOS and Solaris. The price is $5,000.

Visual Edge Software, 3950 Cote Vertu, #100, St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4R 1V4; (514) 332-6430.


Data Access Servers

Falcon Systems has announced FastfilePro-HA, a specialized data-access server. It provides capabilities such as high availability and World Wide Web access. Its passive processing unit systematically monitors the status of the active processing unit in "heartbeat" fashion.

The FastfilePro-HA begins at $84,968 for a rack-mount system with 32MB of RAM (expandable to 256MB) and 38GB of storage capacity; monitor; keyboard; redundant power; Ethernet and FDDI interfaces; and the AerReal operating system and JAS filing system. The same system with 70GB of storage capacity is $113,726.

Falcon Systems, Inc., 3951 Performance Dr., Sacramento, CA 95838; (800) 326-1002.

Graphics Workstations

Tatung Science & Technology has announced the Compstation U200-ES, an Ultra 1-compatible workstation powered by a 200MHz, 64-bit UltraSparc 1 processor. It is designed to deliver high-performance Creator graphics capabilities, including 3-D triangles, vectors and quads, to a range of applications.

Pricing begins at $17,530 for a system with TurboGX graphics; $20,750 for a system with 2-D Creator graphics; and $23,950 for a system with 3-D Creator graphics.

Tatung Science & Technology, 1840 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA, 95035; (800) 659-5902.

Portable Workstations

RDI Computer has announced PowerLite Turbo 170, a portable workstation that incorporates the 170MHz TurboSparc processor. It provides up to 256MB of memory, 512KB of secondary cache, a 12.1-inch high-resolution display and up to 3.6GB of hard disk storage in a 7.5-pound, notebook-size package.

The PowerLite Turbo 170 is available with either Solaris 2.5 or 1.1.2, and is priced at $16,495.

RDI Computer Corp., 2300 Farady Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008; (800) RDI-LITE or (619) 929-0992.

Sparc Servers

Integrix has announced the NS200, the first in a series of UltraSparc-based servers. Powered by the 200MHz UltraSparc processor, it can support up to two UltraSparc motherboards and up to three SEC 160 SBus expansion boards, each providing six additional SBus slots.

A base-configured system includes the processor, 64MB of memory, 2.1GB internal hard disk, nine 64-bit SBus slots, an internal CD-ROM drive, 20mbps Fast Wide SCSI and Solaris 2.5. It is priced at $27,500.

Integrix, Inc., 2001 Corporate Center Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320; (800) 300-8288 or (805) 376-1000.

Data Storage

Box Hill Systems has announced Fibre Box, a dual fiber-channel-arbitrated loop (FC-AL) storage system. It offers capacities of up to 72GB per enclosure, using eight 9GB fiber channel drives. Storage for up to 1,125GB is obtainable by "daisy-chaining" enclosures, for a total of up to 125 drives per each dual FC-AL system. According to the vendor, Fibre Box is capable of data transfer rates of 200mbps and transmission distances from 30 meters to 10 kilometers.

The price for Fibre Box is $0.50 per megabyte.

Box Hill Systems Corp., 161 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013; (800) 727-3863 or (212) 989-4455.

Disk Storage

Locom has announced the LCM9900 Series SSA disk storage system for attachment to PCI-based servers, workstations and IBM RS/6000 systems. The series is available in two versions. The entry-level 9910 mini-tower supports mirroring with a maximum storage capacity of 22.5GB. The 9920 cabinet features "auto slot bypass," hot-swappable disk drives and redundant power and cooling. The 9920 supports up to 72GB, and multiple cabinets can support up to 128 devices per SSA loop.

The LCM990 Series supports SCO Unix, AIX and NetWare, as well as Windows NT and 95. The series is priced from $4,900 to $34,800.

Locom Corp., 2368 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051; (408) 654-7979.

Network Connectivity

Specialix has announced the RIO PCI SCO, a connectivity solution for multiuser PC networks. It allows up to 512 users to be linked via remote terminal adapters (RTAs) to terminals, PCs, printers, faxes and modems. RIO uses a RISC-based processor on the host card and in each RTA, enabling individual ports to support data rates of up to 115.2kbps.

The RIO PCI SCO is priced at $1,095 and includes PCI bus support and an SCO driver.

Specialix, Inc., 745 Camden Ave., Campbell, CA 95008; (800) 423-5364 or (408) 378-7919.