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Database Administration

Platinum Technology has announced Desktop DBA for Motif, the first Unix version of its client/server database administration and migration tool. Desktop DBA for Motif is designed to replace the need to memorize SQL syntax for RDBMS commands with point-and-click commands.

Desktop DBA for Motif runs on HP-UX, Sun Solaris and IBM AIX. Prices start at $2,490.

Platinum Technology, Inc., 1815 S. Meyers Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181; (800) 442-6861 or (708) 620-5000.

Human Resource Management

IBM has announced HR Access, a global system for strategic human resource management, payroll and benefits. It enables international companies to manage their workforces through a single worldwide information database that provides an integrated solution for human resources, run-once global payroll and benefits.

HR Access runs on the IBM RS/6000. Languages supported include English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

IBM Corp., 1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10604; (404) 841-6211, ext. 150.

Sales and Support

Clarify has announced ClearSupport CommCenter, a customer request and trouble management solution for the telecommunications industry. ClearSupport CommCenter provides a view into both customer accounts and the communications network, serving as a single point of contact for customer inquiries, service requests and problem reporting.

ClearSupport CommCenter runs on HP-UX, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris and SGI Irix, as well as Microsoft Windows NT. Clients supported include Unix/Motif, Windows and Macintosh. The price is $80,000 per server license.

Clarify, Inc., 2702 Orchard Pkwy., San Jose, CA 95134; (408) 428-2000.

Java Object Request Broker

Iona Technologies has announced OrbixWeb 2.0, an object request broker enabled for Java. OrbixWeb allows Java-enabled browsers to support the Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP). It adds server development functionality for building back-end CORBA services in Java.

OrbixWeb 2.0 runs on Sun Solaris, OS/2, MacOS 7.5 and Microsoft Windows (3.1X, 95 and NT). The price is $2,500.

Iona Technologies, Inc., 201 Broadway, Floor 3, Cambridge, MA 02139; (617) 679-0900.

CORBA Application Development

Black & White Software has announced Orb/Enable, a CORBA 2.0-enabled application development product. Orb/Enable is an application development toolset that works with Iona's Orbix. It allows developers to visually browse, manipulate and manage CORBA information.

Orb/Enable is available for Solaris 2.x, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and SGI Irix. Pricing starts at $1,500 per user license.

Black & White Software, 2155 S. Bascom Ave., #210, Campbell, CA 95008; (408) 369-7400.

License Management

Wyatt River Software has announced LicenseTrack 4.0, a tool for software license management across LANS, WANS and enterprise networks. LicenseTrack 4.0 enables IS managers and system administrators to evaluate software usage trends and status, assisting them in making decisions regarding the purchase of additional software licenses, maintenance and administration.

LicenseTrack 4.0 is available for SunOS, Solaris 2.X, Solaris X86, IBM AIX and HP-UX, as well as DOS and Microsoft Windows (3.X, 95 and NT).

Wyatt River Software, Inc., 1705 Wyatt Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054; (408) 327-8840.

Java Class Library

KL Group has announced JClass LiveTable Pro, a Java class library and applet that provides building blocks for creating dynamic forms and spreadsheets. JClass LiveTable Pro enables Web page designers to build interactive tables and forms for Java and World Wide Web applications. Pricing begins at $99.

KL Group, Inc., 260 King St. E, Third Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; (800) 663-4723, (416) 594-1026.

Operating System

Tenon Intersystems has announced Professional MachTen 2.3, its Unix system for Apple computers. Professional MachTen 2.3 is a BSD Unix with a Carnegie-Mellon Mach kernel for Macs running the Motorola 68000 line of processors. The new package includes the NCSA httpd daemon Web server with multidomain extensions and the Macintosh text editor, BBEdit, with HTML extensions for creating Web pages.

Professional MachTen is available for Unix and Macintosh. The price is $695.

Tenon Intersystems, 1123 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963-6983.

Printer Management

Open Systems Management has announced COS/Print, a network-aware spooling and printing management package for Unix. COS/Print provides a consistent look-and-feel across platforms and offers facilities not available in the standard Unix print utilities.

COS/Print is available for IBM AIX, HP-UX, Digital Unix, Sun Solaris, Unixware, SGI Irix, DG-UX, NCR Unix and Unisys 6000. Pricing starts at $400.

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

High-Availability Suite

Qualix Group has announced QualixHA Solutions, a suite of software products that support UltraSparc-based systems, including Sun Microsystems' Ultra Enterprise Servers. QualixHA Solutions enables users to monitor, restart, fail-over and recover applications. It monitors the reliability and accessibility of data, as well as the uptime of applications, including databases, Web, Internet and intranet servers.

QualixHA Solutions is available for Solaris 2.5 and 2.5.1, SunOS, HP-UX and AIX/6000. Pricing begins at $8,000.

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

Unix Connectivity

FacetCorp has announced FacetWin, a software product that enables the integration of Windows 95 and NT clients with Unix-based servers. FacetWin includes features that allow Windows 95 and NT clients to access and use Unix-based network resources such as files, disks, applications and printers.

FacetWin is currently available for SCO Unix, IBM AIX, Intel SVR4 and Solaris 2. A single-user license is $195, with discounts for multiuser licenses.

FacetCorp, 4031 W. Plano Pkwy., Plano, TX 75093; (214) 985-9901.

Backup Software

Alida has ported its GT Backup software to the SGI Irix platform. GT Backup is a network-based backup, restore and tape management software designed to eliminate unexpected data loss.

GT Backup runs on IBM RS/6000, SunOS, Sun Solaris and HP Apollo 9000 Series 700/800. The price is $595.

Alida, Inc., 27 McDermott Place, Bergenfield, NJ 07621; (800) 883-GURU, (201) 384-0080 or fax (201) 384-3382.

Web Libraries

ObjectSpace has introduced Web<ToolKit> and Java Generic Library (JGL). Web<ToolKit> is an ANSI/ISO-compatible C++ class library for producing interactive HTML Web pages. It supports HTML page creation through a set of C++ classes representing HTML elements, including text, links, graphics, tables, forms, frames and widgets. The JGL is a set of reusable containers and algorithms for Java.

Web<ToolKit> is available for Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, SGI Irix, IBM AIX, Digital Unix and PCs. Pricing is $349 for PC platforms and $475 for Unix platforms. The Java Generic Library is available free of charge at

ObjectSpace, Inc., 14881 Quorum Dr., #400, Dallas, TX 75240; (214) 934-2496.


Graphics Workstations

Tatung Science & Technology has announced Compstation U170-ES, an UltraSparc 1-compatible workstation that incorporates a modular CPU design. Compstation U170-ES offers an UltraSPARC port architecture CPU module. It allows data transfer rates of up to 1.3gbps.

Options include 2-D or 3-D Creator graphics. Systems with 2-D graphics begin at $19,325; systems with 3-D graphics begin at $21,995.

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

Terminal Servers

Specialix has announced the Jetstream family of products for WAN, LAN, TCP/IP and remote access servers. The line includes the Jetstream 6000, an eight-port terminal server, and the Jetstream 7000 and 7500, expandable from eight to 16 ports. The Jetstream terminal servers provide access to Unix servers, supporting Rlogin and Telnet with multiple sessions per user.

Pricing begins at $1,695 for the Jetstream 6000; $1,795 for the Jetstream 7000; and $2,395 for the Jetstream 7500.

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

Database Servers

FairCom has announced FairCom database servers and c-tree Plus File Handler for use as a Web back end. These new servers utilize heterogeneous network support.

FairCom's Web servers are available for over 20 Unix environments, OS/2, MacOS and Microsoft Windows NT. Web servers retail from $445 to $3,745, depending on the number of users.

FairCom Corp., 4006 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203; (573) 445-6833.