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Alphanumeric Paging

The Hyde Co. has released Spatch-XL, alphanumeric paging software for Unix. Spatch-XL is designed for companies that need multiple modems to send alpha pages. It supports from two to 256 modems in concurrent use.

Spatch-XL is available for SCO Unix, AIX, HP-UX, SunOS, Solaris, Digital Unix, DG-UX, SGI Irix, Dynix, BSD and UnixWare. Pricing begins at $1,600 per year.

The Hyde Co., P.O. Box 900190, Atlanta, GA 30329; (770) 495-0718.

Automated Software Distribution

Open Systems Management has announced COS/Relay, an automated software distribution and installation package. COS/Relay automates the process of software installation across a distributed network, enabling users to distribute software to many systems on a network from one console.

COS/Relay is available for Digital Unix, Bull Unix, DG-UX, HP-UX, AIX, Motorola Unix, UnixWare, Pyramid DC/OSX, SCO ODT, SCO Unix, Dynix, SGI Irix, SunOS, Solaris and Unisys Unix. Pricing begins at $3,000.

Open Systems Management, 1111 Third Ave., #2500, Seattle, WA 98101; (206) 583-8373.

Label Printing

Unibar has announced BarCode 2000 label printing software that supports Zebra printers including the S-300, S-500, 105S, 160S, 90Xi, 170Xi and the 220Xi models. BarCode 2000 offers Unix users the ability to print both batch or on-demand barcoded labels from applications in a client/server architecture or traditional programs.

BarCode 2000 is available for Digital Unix, HP-UX, AIX, SCO ODT, SCO Unix and SCO Open Server. The price is $1,295.

Unibar, Inc., 2731 S. Adams Rd., #102, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3103; (810) 299-5050.

E-Mail Paging

Strategic Open Solutions Group has announced cyberPage 1.1, commercial e-mail paging software. It allows users to receive e-mail, command-line, World Wide Web and API-generated text messages on an alphanumeric pager. CyberPage 1.1 is a TCP/IP-based software engine designed for the needs of Unix networked businesses, Internet service providers and paging service providers.

CyberPAGE 1.1 is available for SunOS, Solaris and Linux. An unlimited-use license is $1,995.

Strategic Open Solutions Group, 1818 Gilbreth Rd., #209, Burlingame, CA 94010; (415) 259-9670.

Web Data Access

Software AG has announced iXpress, a Web enablement solution that provides companies with the ability to add realtime data access to enterprise systems via Web browsers. It delivers a direct link between Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and enterprise systems using Microsoft's ActiveX or ODBC. This environment provides links between Web pages and corporate data sources to facilitate building Web pages that respond in realtime to requests from a Web browser.

iXpress supports Web servers from Microsoft or Netscape running on HP-UX, Solaris, Digital Unix and Windows NT. Pricing begins at $7,500.

Software AG, 11190 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 22091; (800) 843-9534.

File and Print Sharing

Helios Software has announced PCShare 2.5, RISC-based server software for DOS and Windows clients. PCShare provides file- and print-sharing capabilities that can link PC networks with Unix systems. It features integration with Microsoft Windows 95 and compatibility with LAN Manager and Novell NetWare.

PCShare 2.5 is available for DG-UX, HP-UX, AIX, Motorola, SGI Irix, SunOS and Solaris, as well as Macintosh, DOS and Windows. It retails for $660 for one user; additional users are $330.

Helios Software, 269 Mt. Hermon Rd., #100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066; (408) 461-6061.

Application Development

Chorus Systems has announced Chorus/Cool ORB 3.1, a development environment for object-oriented, distributed, realtime applications. Based on the C++ programming language, the development environment provides Interface Definition Language (IDL) programming of interfaces over heterogeneous systems and runtime libraries.

Chorus/Cool ORB 3.1 is available for Linux, AIX, Solaris, SunOS, and SCO OpenServer 5, as well as Microsoft Windows 95 and NT. Pricing ranges from $1,000 to $4,500 depending on platform and size of user license.

Chorus Systems, 1999 S. Bascom Ave., #400, Campbell, CA 95008; (408) 879-4100.

Network Scanning

Mentalix has announced Pixel!FX 5.0, Unix-based imaging and scanning software. It is a network scanning solution for workgroups that is also suitable for transmission of color images through existing computer networks. Once a remote image is received, users can view and edit the image with Pixel!FX or run shell scripts to pull images into other applications, such as CAD/CAM imaging products.

Pixel!FX 5.0 is available for SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, SGI Irix and Digital Unix. Pricing begins at $2,400.

Mentalix, 1700 Alma Dr., #110, Plano, TX 75075; (214) 423-9377.

Object-Oriented Development

Thomson Software Products has announced ObjectAda, an object-oriented Ada development environment. ObjectAda provides a graphical environment for creating applications based on the industry-standard object-oriented Ada 95 language.

ObjectAda is available for SunOS, Solaris and HP-UX. Pricing begins at $8,000.

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

Software Development

+1 Software Engineering has announced TreeSoft/Base and TreeSoft/CM. These products support the development of application and realtime software written in Ada, C, C++, Fortran, Pascal and other languages. TreeSoft/Base supports multiple software projects. It graphically displays the calling structure of the program, including any recursive routines. TreeSoft/CM is a configuration management system supporting identification, variations, baselines, accounting, auditing and access control.

TreeSoft runs on SunOS 4.1.x, and Solaris 1.x or 2.x. Pricing is $1,250 per floating license.

+1 Software Engineering, 2510-G Las Posas Rd., #438, P.O. Box 6041, Camarillo, CA 93011; (805) 389-1778.

Object-Oriented Development

Integrated Computer Solutions has announced Builder Xcessory Pro (BX Pro), an integrated product suite combining tools for visual object-oriented development. BX Pro is a visual reuse environment that supports both Java and C/C++ development. BX Pro addresses the needs of C and C++ developers, while providing a base for migration to Java-based development in the future. Using BX Pro, enterprise developers can develop applications on Unix workstations and deploy applications across multiple platforms. It enables cross-platform applications to be built in Java or, with an optional software development kit, allows applications built in C or C++ to be deployed to Microsoft Windows-based systems.

BX Pro supports SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Digital Unix, and SGI Irix, as well as Windows 95 and NT and MacOS. A floating license with one year of support is $6,495.

Integrated Computer Solutions, 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139; (617) 621-0060.


Fault-Tolerant Server

Invincible Technologies has introduced Lifeline SFT, a symmetric fault-tolerant Unix-based server solution that protects an organization's mission-critical data. Lifeline SFT offers transparent NFS fault tolerance with no single point of failure. It features redundant, concurrently active server modules, as well as redundant hot-pluggable SCSI disks, RAID controllers, power and cooling.

Pricing for Lifeline SFT begins at $168,000.

Invincible Technologies, 4 Marc Rd., Medway, MA 02053; (508) 533-3099.

Workstations and Servers

Axil Computer has announced the Axil Ultima 1 and Ultima 2 workstation and server products. Both the Axil Ultima 1 single-processor system and the Axil Ultima 2 dual-processor system provide upgrade paths from 167MHz UltraSparc processors through 250MHz versions. The Ultima 1 is available with up to 1GB of RAM, and the Ultima 2 up to 2GB of RAM.

The Ultima 1 workstation is priced at $11,495, and the server begins at $13,195. The Ultima 2 workstation is priced at $15,995, and the server begins at $17,695.

Axil Computer, 3151 Coronado Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054; (800) 284-AXIL or (408) 486-5700.

RAID Subsystem

Integrix has announced RD10/25, a desktop RAID subsystem with a stackable "pizza box" footprint that provides up to 25.2GB of storage for the Sparc, UltraSparc and Windows NT computing environments. The RD10/25's 32-bit, embedded RISC-based processor enables high-performance I/O and data processing. Six hot-swappable drives and six fully dedicated controllers increase data throughput to 133MB per second.

The RD10/25 subsystem, including enclosure, 25.2GB of drive space, 16MB of cache memory and a standard factory one-year warranty, is priced at $17,500. The RD10 is also available in configurations of 6.3GB and 12.6GB, priced at $8,500 and $11,500, repectively.

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

RAID Storage Subsystem

Conley Corp. has announced the SR-50 multihost RAID storage subsystem. It provides a fiber-channel connection that can be shared among multiple host computers. Each SR-50 subsystem supports up to 30 disks for a total of 260GB of usable storage capacity, and also supports up to seven hosts. RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3 and 5 on the same array allow operators to tune the system to specific needs.

The SR-50 connects to SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Digital Unix, Microsoft Windows NT and other Pentium-based systems via SCSI or fiber channel. Pricing begins at $25,000.

Conley Corp., 420 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017; (212) 682-0162.