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Latest Releases for Open Systems


Object Middleware

Sybase has announced ObjectConnect for C++ and ObjectConnect for OLE, middleware tools for interoperability between object-oriented applications and relational database management systems. ObjectConnect tools are designed to eliminate the "impedance mismatch" that occurs when object classes need to access data stored in relational databases.

ObjectConnect supports HP-UX, IBM AIX, SunOS and Solaris, as well as Microsoft Windows (3.1, 95 and NT). The product is priced at $7,995 for Unix developers, $5,995 for Windows access and $9,995 for server access.

Sybase, Inc., 6475 Christie Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608; (510) 922-3500.

Internet Security

Sun Microsystems has introduced End System SKIP, a security software product for the Internet. It supports secure communications for laptops, PC and desktops across public networks. The product is based on simple key management for IP (SKIP), a protocol for Internet security.

The product is available in two versions: Solaris End System, which supports the Solstice PC Networking family of products, and PC End System, which supports Microsoft Windows (3.X, 95 and NT). Prices range up to $99.

Sun Microsystems, Inc., 2550 Garcia Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043; (415) 960-1300.

Document Imaging

Data General has announced AV Image 2.0, a production document imaging solution. AV Image is an SQL-based, client/server imaging system designed for high-volume environments. Version 2.0 includes a new graphical user interface, support for multiobject records, additional viewer capabilities, document indexing and an updated version of Staffware, the AV Image workflow management software.

AV Image 2.0 supports DG-UX at the server level and Microsoft Windows (for Workgroups, 95 and NT) at the client level. Pricing starts at $695 per user.

Data General Corp., 4400 Computer Dr., Westboro, MA 01580; (508) 366-8911.

Backup Utility

Enhanced Software Technologies has introduced BRU Personal Edition (BRU-PE), a desktop backup utility that uses files, diskettes or tape drives for backup of personal system data. BRU-PE also includes three levels of data verification: autoscan, bit-level file comparison and anytime verify.

BRU-PE supports Linux, BSD/OS, Free/BSD, SCO Open Server and Sun Solaris, and a number of tape drives supported by Unix. The price is $69.95.

Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc., 5016 S. Ash Ave., #109, Tempe, AZ 85282; (602) 820-0042.

Data and Storage Management

Veritas Software has announced VxServerSuite, a suite of products for data management and data storage management. The products work with Veritas' Volume Manager and File System applications. VxServerSuite applications include a journaling file system, a disk management system, applications for the recovery of mirrored databases, support for clusters of servers and a user interface.

VxServerSuite supports HP-UX, IBM AIX, SunOS and Solaris. Prices begin at $5,895 for a workgroup server configuration.

Veritas Software Corp., 1600 Plymouth St., Mountain View, CA 94043; (415) 335-8000.

Data Marts

Software AG has announced Dmart for developing data marts. (Data marts store data that has been selected for a specific group of users or applications into a single database for decision support.) Dmart includes Esperant, a query and reporting tool, and Adabas D, a database that is portable across Unix, Windows NT and OS/2 platforms.

Esperant supports Windows 3.X. Adabas D supports HP-UX, IBM AIX, Digital Unix, SCO Open Server, Sun Solaris and Linux, as well as OS/2 and Windows NT. Prices for a fully implemented system start at $25,000.

Software AG, 1190 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 22091; (703) 391-6614.

Storage Management

Software Partners/32 has introduced StorageCenter, a storage management suite. Applications are included for backup and restore functions, media management, archiving and administration. An enterprise version is available for large data centers; the workgroup version is designed for departmental network environments. Both versions include a Motif-based interface.

StorageCenter supports SunOS and Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX and Digital Unix. Prices for the enterprise version begin at $6,250 and for the workgroup version at $1,875.

Software Partners/32, Inc., 447 Old Boston Rd., Topsfield, MA 01983; (508) 887-6409.

Java Interface Builder

Imperial Software Technology has introduced XD/Java, a Java code-generation option for X-Designer, which is a Motif graphical user interface builder. According to the vendor, developers can capture Motif interfaces, including hand-coded interfaces, with X-Designer and modify them with XD/Java to become Java interfaces.

XD/Java with X-Designer supports Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI Irix, Digital Unix and SCO Open Server.

Imperial Software Technology, 120 Hawthorne Ave., #101, Palo Alto, CA 94301; (415) 688-0200.

Systems and Event Management

SCH Technologies has announced SystemWatch 2.0, a systems and event management application. The product monitors disk, memory, swap space, system and application processes, CPU utilization, host availability, and database performance and availability. An optional statistical analysis package is available.

SystemWatch 2.0 supports HP-UX, IBM AIX, Digital Unix, SunOS and Solaris. Pricing starts at $696 for a single license.

SCH Technologies, Inc., 895 Central Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202; (513) 579-0455.

Unix/Windows Development

Thomson Software has introduced TeleUse for the Enterprise, a family of products used to develop multiplatform environments for Unix and Microsoft Windows. The family includes TeleUse, a product for developing graphical user interfaces on Unix-based systems; TeleUse/Win, which enables users to develop and deploy applications on Windows NT or Windows 95; and TeleUse/DB, which is used to build relational database interfaces.

TeleUse for the Enterprise supports SunOS and Solaris, HP-UX, SGI Irix, IBM AIX, Digital Unix, DG-UX, SCO Open Server and Intel SVR4, as well as DEC OpenVMS and Microsoft Windows (95 and NT). The price is $12,000.

Thomson Software Products, 10251 Vista Sorrento Pkwy., #300, San Diego, CA 92121; (619) 457-2700.

System Recovery

Qualix Group has announced the QualixHa Solutions product line, which provides monitoring, restart, failover and recovery capabilities designed to improve system availability. QualixHa Solutions can be integrated with a number of relational database management systems and work with various RAID products.

QualixHa Solutions support HP-UX, IBM AIX, SunOS and Solaris. Prices range from $8,000 to $95,000.

Qualix Group, Inc., 1900 S. Norfolk St., #224, San Mateo, CA 94403; (415) 572-0200.


Cluster Server

Pyramid Technology has introduced the Reliant RM1000 cluster server. According to the vendor, the product can integrate an MPP-based Reliant RM1000 parallel server environment that includes up to 300 processors and an SMP Nile or RM600 Server environment that includes up to 256 processors in a single system. The system can conduct parallel query processing across multiple SMP and MPP nodes.

The Reliant RM1000 cluster server supports Reliant Unix. The price for a basic system (one Nile 150 consisting of two processors clustered with a Reliant RM1000 consisting of two processors) starts at $295,000.

Pyramid Technology Corp., 3860 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95134; (408) 428-9000.

Web Servers

Tatung has announced two Web servers: the Compstation models U140-i and U170-i. The U140-i is based on a 143MHz UltraSparc processor. The U170-i is based on a 167MHz processor. Both servers come preinstalled with SunSoft's Internet Gateway Server 1.0 and FastTrack Server from Netscape Communications. Standard configurations for both systems include 32MB of RAM, a 1GB hard drive, Turbo GX graphics and a 20-inch monitor.

Compstation models support Sun Solaris. The U140-i model is priced from $13,120, and the U170-i is priced from $16,120.

Tatung Science & Technology, Inc., 1840 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035; (408) 383-0988.


Themis has introduced the Sparc 5/64-2S2E workstation. Designed under license from Sun Microsystems, the Sparc 5/64-2S2E is a VMEbus and I/O extended version of the Sun Sparcstation 5 workstation. The product includes a 110MHz microSparc II processor, a VME64 interface, dual Ethernet/SCSI-2 interfaces and error-correcting code memory.

The Sparc 5/64-2S2E supports Sun Solaris. Pricing starts at $6,995.

Themis Computer, 3185 Laurelview Ct., Fremont, CA 94538; (510) 252-0870.

Ethernet Hubs

Digi International has introduced two stackable Ethernet hubs, the 4510H and 4511H StackHubs. The hubs provide 24 10BaseT managed or unmanaged ports, along with two configurable ports that house Digi's 4300M Micro Modules. Up to 10 hubs can be stacked together, providing support for up to 260 ports. The 4511H supports both in-band management over TCP/IP and IPX protocols and out-of-band management through a rear panel EIA-232 serial port. The 4510H can be upgraded with the Digi 4620U SNMP module to the management capabilities of the 4511H.

The 4510H and 4511H support SNMP protocols. The price for the 4510H is $1,119 and for the 4511H $1,699.

Digi International, Inc., 6400 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344; (612) 943-9020.

Modem Pool

Equinox Systems has announced the SuperSerial Modem Pool. The product provides a way to connect multiple modems to a network server supporting Unix, Microsoft Windows NT or Novell NetWare. It uses commodity modem cards and accepts modems from US Robotics, Hayes, Boca Research, Zoom and Practical Peripherals.

The SuperSerial Modem Pool supports SCO Open Server, SCO Xenix, BSDI and Sun Solaris, as well as Microsoft Windows NT, NetWare, Citrix WinFrame and Citrix WinView. The price is $695.

Equinox Systems, Inc., One Equinox Way, Sunrise, FL 33351; (305) 746-9000.