UniPress Announces LAN Manager for Solaris 2
UniPress Software, Inc., has begun shipping Microsoft/AT&T
V2.2 for UNIX (LMU) for Sun Solaris 2. LAN Manager for
Sun workstations to act as servers for PC clients on
MS-DOS, MS Windows,
Windows NT, Windows for Workgroups, and OS/2. LMU from
compatible with Windows NT clients and works in the
same domains as
Windows NT Servers (NTS), LMU provides an approach for
need to integrate UNIX and Windows NT.
A collection of LMU servers form a "domain,"
with a primary
domain controller handling security, keeping track of
users, and managing
server resources. Using such a primary controller can
changes and reduce network administration overhead.
LMU for Solaris supports NetBIOS over TCP/IP or NetBEUI
the standard Sun Ethernet board or the optional Sun
Token Ring board.
LMU also provides UNIX features, such as access to NFS,
RFS, and AFS
data. LAN Manager users can access UNIX disks and printers
on the network. Extended TCP/IP enhancements allow domains
routers, connect to WANs, and connect to the Internet.
also be connected to Novell NetWare on the same network.
LMU V2.2 for Solaris 2 costs from $2,395 for a 24-user
$9,595 for an unlimited user license. Clients are included.
also supports versions of LMU for SunOS, RS/6000, and
on 3/486 systems. For more information contact UniPress
Inc., 2025 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817, (908)
(908) 287-4929; email: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.unipress.com/.
Go Ahead Ships Go Ahead Doctor and Doctor for Networks
Go Ahead has shipped Go Ahead Doctor and Doctor for
management tools designed specifically for Intel-based
There tools provide systems management for standalone
or remote distributed management for networks over a
LAN or WAN.
Go Ahead Doctor provides a suite of management facilities,
reliability management, performance monitoring, problem
alert notification, automatic tuning, and operations
Ahead Doctor provides data capture facilities to record
for aspects of system performance including: cpu, memory,
kernel tunables, printers, and security. Graphing operations
views and printouts of both live and ahistorical data.
Doctor for Networks is an enhanced version of Go Ahead
for managing small networks, or large installations
of several thousand
systems over a LAN, WAN, or dial-up network. Extending
management features of Go Ahead Doctor, Doctor for Networks
for network-wide monitoring, management, reporting,
remote command execution, terminal emulation, and remote
Go Ahead Doctor costs $495. Doctor for Networks costs
$2,995 for software
that manages five systems. For more information contact
Ahead Pty. Ltd., 1 Park Rd., Milton 4067, QLD Australia;
FAX: 617-217-5162; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.; or Truger
7305 Rapistan Ct., Mississauga, L5N 524, ONT Canada,
FAX: (905) 542-9223.
ESMC Announces UName*It
Enterprise Systems Management Corporation has announced
a tool which enables distinct groups of systems administrators
collectively manage an enterprise's shared namespace.
a client/server application that works by storing all
in a central database. A server that is knowledgeable
administration controls access to the database. Client
provide UName*It users with both graphical and programmatic
In addition, an open API enables customers to write
their own client
UName*It doesn't replace existing name services such
as NIS, NIS+,
or DNS. Instead, it supports multiple name services
by modeling the
environment abstractly so that the various name services
UName*It provides a user-configurable Task Oriented
For example, the process of renumbering an entire subnet
addresses can be aggregated as a single task, reducing
and avoiding possible errors. UName*It integrates a
into its data model, providing the capacity to control
operations for creating, modifying, or deleting namespace
allowing restrictions by both role and scope. One class
users might be restricted to adding new user accounts,
from otherwise modifying the namespace.
UName*It is available for Sun Sparcs under either SunOS
Pricing depends on the size of the network to be managed.
license for a site with about 400 nodes and a similar
number of users
costs $24,000. For more information contact Enterprise
Management Corporation, 2522 Chambers Rd., Suite 110,
Tustin, CA 92680;
(714) 573-4075; FAX: (714) 573-4076; email: email@example.com.
Elan Announces SoftWatch 3.1
Elan Computer Group has announced SoftWatch 3.1, a tool
consolidated usage reports on software applications
and monitors and
controls networked software usage over heterogeneous
SoftWatch 3.1, system administrators running UNIX, Windows,
NT networks can monitor software applications by version,
a redundant server action recovery feature, license
and monitor suites
of software applications, and reserve licenses by domain
SoftWatch 3.1 can recognize and separately monitor different
of the same application. Besides users and groups, IP
machine names can be used to reserve application licenses
-- reserve a license for the system marsbars; or @192.42.111-116
reserve licenses for 6 Class-C networks, 192.42.111-116).
3.1 can provide application-specific handling of a server
can also provide queuing options for when no licenses
SoftWatch is designed to work with off-the-shelf UNIX,
NT applications; prices start at $495 on a per 25 client
more information contact Elan Computer Group, Inc.,
St., Third Floor, Mountain View, CA 94041, (415) 964-2200;
Digital Controls Releases NovPrint
Digital Controls Corporation has released NovPrint,
a NetWare NLM
which provides bidirectional UNIX-Novell printing. Uisng
UNIX users can route print jobs from UNIX hosts into
a NetWare queue
so work can be accessed by printers on file servers,
or print-dedicated PCs. UNIX users can use standard
as lp or lpr, since NovPrint emulates the line printer
NetWare clients can route print jobs from NetWare server
to printers on UNIX hosts or terminal servers supporting
Existing NetWare print queues are used, so utilities
such as CAPTURE
and NPRINT will not change for NetWare users.
NovPrint is available for NetWare 3.11 or greater and
NovPrint is available from UniDirect and other distributors.
information contact Digital Controls Corporation, 305
Springboro, OH 45066; (800) 274-1627.
1776 Upgrades Multi-Host
1776, Inc., has announced a new generation of 1776 Multi-Host
for SCO-based systems. 1776 Multi-Host software permits
two SCO systems
to share resources. With a terminal network or compatible
subsystem, a pair of SCO servers can share users to
response time. With 1776 Multi-Host software, this cluster
users can be switched from one server to another while
the host is
running and either server can be rebooted without affecting
If one server then fails, the second server acts as
a standby which
can tack over automatically.
1776, Inc., has also announced plans for cooperation
Specialix, Stallion, and Systech to permit clustered
systems using the Multi-Host software to tie clustered
1776 Multi-Host is priced at $2,895. For more information
1776, Inc., 8632 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 203, Los
CA 90045, (310) 215-1776; FAX: (310) 216-1107; email:
MCI Mail: 326-2975.
OPENSERVICE Ships Host Availability and SYSTEMWATCH 1.60
OPENSERVICE, Inc., has begun shipping its Host Availability
& SYSTEMWATCH Release 1.60. Host Availability allows
the system administrator
to know if a remote host is down, without polling from
a central host.
Host Availability can be configured for mandatory check-ins
check-ins, and different classes of systems can be monitored
intervals. Before generating an alert, the Master Client
the level of the problem.
SYSTEMWATCH 1.60 incorporates expert systems technology
modeling algorithms to support routine UNIX tasks, such
file systems, mail queues, system performance, customer
and databases. When SYSTEMWATCH detects problems, it
can alert the
administrator, make recommendations for remedial actions,
some cases, take actions immediately. The swap and memory
can automatically increase swap space when existing
capacity. The daemon manager can prevent problems such
as email failure
or communications breakdowns.
Host Availability has a suggested list price of $195
while SYSTEMWATCH Release 1.60 has a suggested list
price of $395
per client and $7,995 per console. The SYSTEMWATCH family
is available for SunOS, Solaris, IBM-AIX, and HP-UX.
For more information
contact OPENSERVICE, Inc., 3 City Square, Albany, NY
892-3646 or (518) 465-1400; FAX: (518) 465-1495.
UniPress and Triton Announce CoSession PC2X for Solaris,
SCO, and SGI
UniPress Software, Inc., and Triton Technologies, Inc.,
shipping Sun Solaris, SCO, and Silicon Graphics versions
PC2X, a PC-UNIX connectivity tool for remotely displaying
PCs from UNIX X Windows.
CoSession PC2X allows UNIX users to display and control
PCs and PC
applications from an X Window on their UNIX workstation.
The PC, running
DOS or MS-Windows, displays in an X Window from which
users can run
PC applications. Users can control multiple PCs simultaneously,
running several CoSession PC2X windows. Using PC2X,
can run PC programs, access data, print reports, or
observe the operations
of another computer user.
CoSession PC2X runs on existing PCs with no additional
requirements. CoSession PC2X is a client/server application,
the server residing on one or more PCs. The server provides
PC session to the CoSession PC2X client, which runs
on a UNIX workstation.
CoSession PC2X is available for Sun, IBM, HP, SCO, and
A single-user pack, which consists of one PC host and
one UNIX client,
costs $595. Additional clients cost $495 and additional
$125. Licenses are available in larger quantities as
well. For more
information contact UniPress Software, Inc., 2025 Lincoln
Edison, NJ 08817, (908) 287-2100; FAX: (908) 287-4929;
WWW: http://www.unipress.com/ or Triton Technologies,
Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, NJ 08830; (908) 855-9440;
FAX: (908) 855-9608;
Haystack Labs Announces Stalker for RISC/6000
Haystack Labs has announced that its Stalker software
with both IBM AIX 3.2.5 and AIX 4.1. Stalker is security
and auditing software for UNIX systems which enables
track system use. According to the announcement from
is the first security software to be certified for IBM
AIX 4.1. Stalker
is used for two primary tasks: system auditing -- keeping
system use and misuse, particularly in such applications
services where audit trails of transaction are important;
monitoring -- knowing when a break-in or misuse has
if so, what was done.
Stalker for RS/6000 costs $15,500 for a server license
and $375 for
each client license. For more information contact Haystack
Inc., 10713 RR 620 North, #521, Austin, TX 78726, (512)
FAX: (512) 918-1265; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EST Ships BRU 14.2
Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc., has begun shipping
of BRU, its UNIX backup and restore utility. According
to the announcement
from EST, release 14.2 is 5% to 30% faster than previous
New features in release 14.2 include a tape directory
of files by directory depth, a Translate-on-Restore
option for renaming
(or moving) files when restoring, backup/restore of
raw data partitions,
improved support for tape stackers, optional labels
on all tapes,
improved data compression, better handling of locked
more flexible file pattern matching. BRU 14.2 also introduces
which lets BRU restore active shared-library and in-use
binary files without crashing the system.
Standard features of BRU include AUTOSCAN for detection
of data errors,
error logging, file inclusion/exclusion for selective
backups, automatic recovery from errors, and tape overwrite
BRU will back up and restore all types of files, including
files, links, pipes, and empty directories. BRU calculates
checksums to tape with every block of data, allowing
BRU is available for UNIX systems including SCO, Interactive,
Linux, Altos, Sun, Solaris, UnixWare, NCR, IBM, Unisys,
HP, DEC, Intergraph,
Sequent, SGI, AT&T, Data General, Pyramid, Motorola,
Convex, and others.
Prices range from $149 (for Linux) to $3,499. For more
contact Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc., 5016 S.
Suite 109, Tempe, AZ 85282; (800) 998-8649 or (602)
Sanar Announces SPARC Product Line and HyperSPARC Support
Sanar Systems, Inc., has launched a line of workstations
that support a client/server computing environment.
and server operate under Solaris 1.x or 2.x operating
are designed with a SPARC-based architecture for compatibility
Sun's workstation and server products. Sanar's new product
Sanar Micro SA5, SA20, and Server 2000T. Sanar Micro
A5 is an entry-level
microSPARC II desktop system, with SPECint92 of 64 and
54.6 using a clock speed of 85Mhz. Sanar SA20 uses the
SPARC architecture with TI's or Ross's CPU processors.
has a SPECrate-int of 9132 and SPECrate-fp of 11,389.
The Server 2000T
is designed for internet and nfs file serving, and has
of four SA20 system boards, expandable SBus slots, and
RAID disk arrays.
The Sanar SA/20 workstation can work with the Ross 100MHz
CPU yielding a 35%-45% performance improvement over
the Ross 55MHz
SA5 pricing begins at $2,995; the SA20 at $10,000; and
2000T at $18,495. The systems support both Solaris 1.x
and 2.x. For
more information contact Sanar Systems, Inc., 3350 Scott
Bldg. 6501, Santa Clara, CA 95054, (408) 982-0288; FAX:
AGE Announces Serial-X Server
AGE Logic has introduced XoftWare/32 for Windows NT
3.1, a Windows
NT networking package with remote access capabilities.
for Windows NT includes Serial ConneXion, which transmits
data over Internet Protocol (IP) lines. Serial ConneXion
transmission of UNIX applications over remote and serial
and permits the access and display of multiple applications
hosts. XoftWare/32 for Windows NT 3.1 provides 32-bit
Window Panning, Multi-Process Start-up System (MPSS)
to start multiple
applications simultaneously, a CascadeX window cascading
Font Substitution, a Concurrent Window Management, and
a Font Manager
with PCF & BDF to FON Format Font Compiler and enhanced
XoftWare for Windows NT costs $495 for a single user
For more information contact AGE Logic, Inc., 9985 Pacific
Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121, (619) 455-8600; FAX: (619)
Microplex Adds SNMP and FTPD Support
Microplex Systems Ltd. has added SNMP and FTPD (File
Daemon) support to its version 5.4 print server firmware.
allows network managers running a graphical internet
Mosaic or Netscape to monitor any Microplex print server
internet. Functions supported include monitoring paper
print queues, and so forth. V5.4 firmware is available
for the M202,
M212, and M204 print servers.
Customers with over 1000 Microplex print servers will
be able to reconfigure
large numbers of units in a single process using FTPD
print servers now include a custom MIB file that contains
variables and traps, allowing the print servers to be
managed by SNMP
managers such as Castle Rock Computing's SNMPc, HP's
Open View, or
Suns' SunNet Manager.
Version 5.4 also includes additional features, such
frame type sensing and simultaneous support for Novell
ability to specify preferred servers in a Novell environment;
of printer error messages to a specified sys admin's
to print to a specified TCP/IP port number; and the
ability to sense
printer errors through parallel port pins.
The print servers cost $495 and provide simultaneous
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and NetBIOS. For more information
Microplex Systems Ltd., 8525 Commerce Ct., Burnaby BC,
4N3, Canada, (604) 444-4232; FAX: (604) 444-4239; email:
Apertus Announces EXPRESS TN3270
Apertus Technologies Incorporated has announced EXPRESS
software which links UNIX systems with IBM hosts over
product is available on major UNIX platforms, including
Solaris, HP 9000, SCO, RS/6000, UnixWare, and AT&T
GIS (NCR). EXPRESS
TN3270 provides features including emulation and programmmatic
to legacy applications. The 3270 emulation includes
underscore, reverse video, models 1,2,3,4, and 5, IND$FILE
and support for the latest TN3270 extensions (RFC 1647).
with EXPRESS TN3270, Apertus has developed a HLLAPI-compatible
based on the DOS and OS/2 specifications. The library
cases where an application is moved to a client/server
but the host application is difficult to change. THe
provides the IBM-defined functions, as well as many
enhancements in a UNIX environment.
EXPRESS TN3270 pricing begins at $595 and depends on
the number of
users. EXPRESS HLLAPI costs $1,000. For more information
Technologies Incorporated, 7275 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden
55344, (800) 876-7671; email: email@example.com.
AIWA and CORE Announce Two Autoloaders
AIWA America, Inc. and Core International, Inc. have
products supporting automated tape backup. The autoloaders,
AL-D210 and AL-D220, work with network servers supporting
OS/2, Windows NT, UNIX, and Macintosh. The AL-D210 is
autoloader witha single tape drive based on Digital
(DDS 2) 1 millimeter technology. The AL-D220 features
two tape drives.
Each autoloader may hold 16 data cartridges and one
The AL-D210 costs $6,995; while the AL-D220 costs $8,995.
more information contact AIWA AMERICA, Inc., 800 Corporate
Mahwah, NJ 07430, (201) 512-3600; FAX: (201) 512-3710
International, Inc., 7171 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(407) 997-6055; FAX: (407) 997-6009.
Ready-to-Run Announces ReadyPak Support
Ready-to-Run Software, Inc., has announced its ReadyPak
line of software
products on Data General AViiON, Unixware, SGI IRIX,
and Sun's Intel
Solaris systems. ReadyPaks are cost-effective collections
software that address a number of common workstation
tasks and requirements,
including language and software development tools, office
text management software, general utilities, X Windows,
and communications products. The products are selected
publicly available software. Each ReadyPak is priced
at $300. For
more information contact Ready-to-Run Software, Inc.,
St., P.O. Box 2038, Forge Village, MA 01886, (800) 743-1723
692-9922; FAX: (508) 692-9990; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Westinghouse Releases WES-View
Westinghouse Software Products has announced a new release
provide direct connection of Allen Bradley PLC networks
SPARC processors. The WES-View package provides data
supervisory control in a client/server architecture.
server provides database, communication, and point alarming
allowing client stations to receive, process, and incorporate
PLC data in UNIX applications. For more information
Electric Corporation, Westinghouse Bldg., Gateway Center,
PA 15222, (412) 642-5564.
Pixel Innovations Launches TERMiTE 6.0
Pixel Innovations Ltd. has launched TERMiTE v6.0, a
and connectivity tool. TERMiTE 6.0 includes 30 emulations;
for major networking interfaces; a wide choice of file
a GUI applications interface facility; and a host developer's
The release also includes a bundled TCP/IP stack, AS/400,
ICL mainframe conntectivity. Pricing begins at [POUND
For more information contact Pixel Innovations Ltd.,
Swallowdale Ln., Hemel Hempstead HP2 7HA, England, 44-2-231081;
Datametrics Upgrades ViewPoint
Datametrics has upgraded ViewPoint v4.1, its multiplatform
management tool. ViewPoint now includes AutoAnalyze,
the system and can generate reports addressing problems
such as high
CPU saturation, heavy disk I/O, and disk space usage.
include the ability to encrypt text into custom scripts.
A new directory
structure makes directory and file maintenance easier
for LAN installations
and commands can be executed on AutoAlert threshold
For more information contact Datametrics Systems Corporation,
E. Monument Dr., Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22033, (800)
or (703) 385-7700; FAX: (703) 385-7711.
Central Data Introduces Three scsiTerminal Servers
Central Data Corporation has introduced three scsiTerminal
Each new scsiTerminal Server adds high-speed (115K baud),
serial ports via the scsi port, without using a workstation's
expansion slots. The ST-1400 provides four ports, the
eight, and the ST-1800+ provides eight serial ports
and a parallel
port for printer connections. The servers are compatible
workstations from Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, and SGI. The ST-1400
the ST-1800 costs $895; and the ST-1800+ costs $995.
GSA, and educational discounts are available. For more
contact Central Data Corporation, 1602 Newton Dr., Champaign,
61821, (800) 482-0315 or (217) 359-8010; FAX: (217)
Artecon Introduces LynxTower
Artecon has introduced LynxTower, a modular RAID mass
subsystem based on Artecon's Lynx storage technology.
can support any combination of up to seven hot plug,
units for a total of over 29Gb of removable mass storage
in less than
1 sq. ft. of floor space and less than 2.5 cu. ft. The
a RAID 0, 3, 5 controller. Prices vary depending on
and start at $8,995 for a LynxTower with a single LynxRAID
For more information contact Artecon, Inc., P.O. Box
CA 92018-9000, (619) 931-5500; FAX: (619) 931-5527.
IST Announces OpenExchange Pro 1.5 for Windows
Innovative Solutions and Technologies has announced
1.5 for Windows, a third-party tool supporting data
import and export
capabilities to database applications. OpenExchange
PRO 1.5 supports
additional worksheet formats, including Lotus 123, Excel
Quattro PRO, and Symphony worksheets. OpenExchange also
variety of databases, including MS-Access, Btrieve,
and ASCII. OpenExchange costs $189. For more information
Innovative Solutions & Technologies, 904 Jefferson
MO 64801, (417) 781-3282; FAX: (417) 781-3299; CompuServe
Winchester Systems Announces FlashDisk SCSI Series
Winchester Systems Inc. has announced a FlashDisk SCSI
of high-performance RAID disk arrays for open systems.
The disk arrays
deliver 2,700 disk read/write operations per second,
per disk controller.
Each intelligent caching controller includes up to 64Mb
and an Intel 486 processor. FlashDisk also provides
RAID 0,1,3,5 data
redundancy, including "hot-spare" automatic
data rebuild plus
"hot-swap" online drive replacement. FlashDisk
are available in rackmount, pedestal, and tabletop enclosures,
prices starting at $5,250 for a 1 Gb storage system
and ranging to
$159,995 for a 128Gb model, which includes 32 drives
of 4 Gb each,
two FlashDisk controllers, each with 16 Mb cache, and
a pair of 4mm
tape drives. For more information contact Winchester
Inc., 400 W. Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801, (800)
or (617) 933-8500; FAX: (617) 933-6174.