Keyspan Ships USB 4-Port Serial Adapter for Linux, Windows, and
Keyspan, a provider of USB connectivity products, is now shipping
its new USB 4-port Serial Adapter. According to the company, the
Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial Adapter allows four serial devices to
be connected to a single USB port. Each of its male DB9 ports allows
connection to RS-232 serial devices at data rates up to 960 Kbps.
In addition to supporting Linux 2.4, the Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial
Adapter can also be used on the Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows
2000 platforms, as well as with Mac OS 8.6 or higher. Support for
Mac OS X will be available in the third quarter.
This new adapter is targeted to enterprise and industrial market
segments. It is an option for connecting serial devices needed in
laboratory, manufacturing, and retail settings for Point of Sale
(POS), process control, or data retrieval applications. Distributed
by Ingram Micro and Tech Data, the adapter has a suggested retail
price of $149.
For more information, contact: Keyspan, 3095 Richmond Parkway,
#207, Richmond, CA 94806; Phone: (510) 222-0131; Fax: (510) 222-0323;
Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.keyspan.com.
Connexx Announces SANavigator 1.5
Connex, a developer of Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network
Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, announced the availability of
SANavigator version 1.5. According to the company, this new version
of the vendor- and platform-independent SAN management application
is a comprehensive solution that supports the Storage Network Industry
Association (SNIA) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) API for in-band discovery.
In addition to using this feature to provide key management, version
1.5 supports (data path) zoning for more devices, provides additional
integration features for a variety of applications, and includes
a software development kit for support of Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
and Roman characters.
SANavigator Version 1.5, a Java-based storage management application
that operates as a host for other storage management applications,
utilities and tools from major storage vendors, includes an Auto
Discovery feature that performs an inventory of all SAN and NAS
resources. The SANmap component of SANavigator presents a visual
map of the SAN showing all devices and their interconnections. It
allows a manager to establish new zones, create redundant paths
and other management routines, completing with just a few mouse
clicks a process that previously took several hours.
By supporting the SNIA standard as part of the Auto Discovery
process, Version 1.5 provides valuable information on Host Bus Adapters
and attached devices. It provides, for example, LUN (Logical Unit
Number) level information on RAID arrays, and the firmware version
of SAN devices. Version 1.5 can also provide environmental information
and other data. Because Version 1.5 supports agentless in-band discovery
for local HBAs and attached SANs, managers can avoid installing
and maintaining agents throughout the network.
Other new features of Version 1.5 include data path zoning support
for additional devices, which allows devices and data paths to be
organized in different ways, a clip board that makes it possible
to copy information about devices to an Excel or Word file for reporting
purposes, and a localization software development kit. Like the
earlier version of SANavigator, version 1.5 supports all Microsoft
Windows platforms (98, NT, and 2000) in addition to Solaris and
Linux. SANavigator Version 1.5 is interoperable with other storage
management applications and can be utilized to launch operations
such as serverless backup using third-party backup software.
For more information on SANavigator, contact: Connex, 2040
Fortune Drive, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95131; Phone: (408) 232-9701;
Fax: (408) 232-9866; Internet: Marketing@Connex.com; WWW: http://www.sanavigator.com.
AccuSoft Announces UNIX Support for ImageGear 2000
AccuSoft Corporation announced that their imaging toolkit, ImageGear,
is now available for UNIX platforms: AIX, Solaris, and Linux. The
UNIX version of ImageGear 2000 offers a subset of the available
features in the IG2000 Windows version. According to the company,
ImageGear 2000 provides enhancements over the previous version,
- Improved filter optimizations for JPEG, PNG, G3/G4, and TIFF,
and faster rotation and resize functions
- Optimized Read and Write for multi-page documents
- File Format improvements (PSD 5.0 support, 48-bit TIFF support)
- Enhanced samples-Motif user-interface based and console-based
- PDF (for Linux only)
An evaluation copy of the beta is available for download from
AccuSoft's Web site. For more information, contact: AccuSoft
Corporation, 71 Lyman Street, Northborough, MA 01532; Phone: (800)
741-6722 or (508) 351-9092; Fax: (508) 351-9086; Internet: email@example.com;
LXI Announces OmniBack II Mainframe-Class Tape Management
LXI Corp., a provider of Network Storage Applications for midrange
systems, announced the availability of its Tape Tracker product
for HP OpenView OmniBack II. According to the company, Tape Tracker
is designed to complement OmniBack's network backup features
and provide end users with a comprehensive, centrally managed, Tape
and Vault Management system. Tape Tracker communicates with OmniBack
II to create a single tape database containing information from
one or more OmniBack installations. Using the common database, Tape
Tracker manages the onsite and offsite movement of tapes providing
mainframe-class vaulting, tape inventory management, and scratch
Tape Tracker is designed to provide the operations staff with
a tool to manage tape inventory. It tracks the status of all managed
volumes providing scratch and vault management, printed label generation,
standard reports, and extensive query capabilities. Tape Tracker
complements network backup applications by providing mainframe-class
tape management in a network environment. By using Tape Tracker,
the operations staff can consolidate multiple tape handling processes
and implement procedures for managing all tape volumes.
Tape Tracker is also available for Legato NetWorker, Veritas NetBackup,
and Tivoli TSM. Additionally, the Tape Tracker Open Interface allows
users to define and adapt Tape Tracker to their own tape management
requirements. LXI also offers turnkey implementation services to
customers using Tape Tracker's Open Interface.
For more information, contact: LXI Corp., 222 West Las Colinas
Boulevard, Suite 960, Irving, TX 75039; Phone:(972) 444-2323; Fax:
(972) 444-2350; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.lxicorp.com.
SuSE Linux and Lotus Announce SuSE Linux Groupware Server
SuSE Linux and Lotus announced the SuSE Linux Groupware Server.
According to the companies, the new server combines the functionality
of the Domino Messaging and Web Application Server with the cost
advantages and the reliability of the Linux operating system. The
product-integrated Domino Server provides tools for groupware, workflow,
messaging, and scheduling. Domino also provides a basis for Web
and messaging application development. A range of visual development
tools allows existing applications to be integrated with customer
service, customer relation management, sales support, and traveling/expense
Domino Release 5.0.5 supports XML, Java Servlets, Java Beans,
and Java APIs for access to Domino services. Domino is helpful for
real-time integration of enterprise data and applications. SuSE
Linux Groupware Server includes security functions on all levels
with personalized data access based on individual and group access
rights. Message integrity is supported by S/MIME.
SuSE Linux Groupware Server includes:
- 1 SuSE Linux Enterprise platform
- 1 license Lotus Domino Application Server for Linux
- 10 Lotus Notes client licenses
- 60 days of installation and configuration support by SuSE
For more information, contact: SuSE, Inc., 580 Second Street,
Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94607; Phone: (888) 875-4689 or (510)-628-3380;
Fax: (510)-628-3381; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.suse.com/.
Crystal Group Introduces 1U Rackmount Server
Crystal Group Inc., a provider of integration services and high-density
computer systems, introduced the CS200, a 1U (1.75" of rack or cabinet
space) rackmount server. According to the company, the CS200 server
allows up to 42 individual units to be placed in a standard 7'0"
rack or cabinet. Each CS200 features a custom motherboard with options
such as Intel's Dual Pentium III processor, two ISA or two
PCI expansion slots, programmable LCD, front and rear USB ports,
and two Ethernet ports.
Power supplies are 300-watt AC. Redundant cooling is supplied
by two 25.4-CFM blowers to allow no more than 10 C rise above ambient
temperature. The CS200's customizable front faceplate can be
removed to access the CD-ROM, floppy drive, hard drives, or CompactFlashTM.
Every CS200 unit measures a compact 1.75" (H) x 19" (W) x 30" (D).
The CS200 has two storage options:
- Two internally mounted IDE or SCSI hard drives and a CD-ROM/floppy
- Three internally mounted IDE or SCSI hard drives
Other options include Phase III alarm daughter card, RAID controller
(ICP Vortex) or SCSI Mezzanine Adapter Card Ultra2 (SMACU2). Each
CS200 can be teamed with Crystal's exclusive QuickConnect cable
management system. According to the company, QuickConnect acts as
a docking station, where all cables are mounted and permanently
wired to a connector mounted on the back of the rack or cabinet
and all connections are made automatically. QuickConnect lets you
remove and install individual units in less than 10 seconds. CS200
pricing starts at $2,295 per unit and will be available from Crystal
Group Inc. beginning April 1st, 2001.
For more information, contact: Crystal Group Inc., 850 Kacena
Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233; Phone: (800) 378-1636 or (319) 378-1636;
Merlin Software Technologies, Inc. Announces Brigade Firewall
Merlin Software Technologies, Inc. announced Brigade, a Linux
appliance that provides firewall services for both the home and
small business. To meet the needs of the marketplace, Brigade is
priced starting below $100. According to the company, the user simply
plugs in the firewall and turns it on -- the management software
self-configures the firewall.
For more information, contact: Merlin Software Technologies
International, Inc., Suite 200 - 4199 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby,
B.C., Canada V5G 3Y6; Phone: (877) 988-7227 or (604) 320-7227; Fax:
(604) 320-7277; WWW: http://www.merlinsoftech.com/firewall.
Cyrusoft International, Inc. Announces Mulberry Email Client
Internet email software maker Cyrusoft International, Inc. announced
a Feburary 2nd ship date for the UNIX-based version of their Mulberry
Email Client package. Mulberry is a cross-platform IMAP and POP
email client. Version 2.0.5 has been previously available for Macintosh
and Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME operating systems. According to the
company, versions of UNIX currently supported by Mulberry include
Red Hat Linux versions 5 and later (and equivalents), Linux PPC
2000, Solaris 8 and later (x86 and Sparc). Other versions of Mulberry
for the UNIX family of operating systems will be released in stages
Mulberry 2.0.5 now supports SSL transport-layer security encryption
with any SSL/TLS-compatible IMAP or POP server. Mulberry's
SRP is $39.95 for a single copy with the PGP option, $35.95 without,
and is available for direct purchase from the company's Web
site. Discount and site-licensing programs are available, including
a special discount program for non-profits and educational institutions.
Pricing for multi-user systems and for sites is based on the number
of users, with each user being allowed to use Mulberry on all their
For more information, contact: Cyrusoft International, Inc.,
Suite 780, The Design Center, 5001 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213;
Phone: (412) 605-0499; Fax: (412) 605-0705; WWW: http://www.cyrusoft.com.
Procom Technology Inc. Announces NetFORCE 3200C
Procom Technology Inc., a manufacturer of data storage and access
appliances, has introduced an addition to its enterprise-level NetFORCE
3000 series of NAS filers -- the 3200C cluster. Available immediately,
the average selling price for 7-TB capacity is $319,000 or 4.5 cents/MB.
Offering up to 96 drives with proportional performance increases,
the 3200C is the highest capacity NetFORCE filer currently available.
According to the company, the 3200C combines high availability,
ease of use, ease of installation, affordability, and true file-sharing
capability in heterogeneous environments by relying on high-density
Fibre Channel technology for back-end storage subsystem.
NetFORCE 3200C filers are deployed in a clustered environment,
thus eliminating any single point of failure. The dual-active server
configuration provides automatic failover in less than five seconds,
leaving applications and users unaffected even in the event of catastrophic
server failure. The NF 3200C also employs dual-active Fibre RAID
controllers, redundant cooling fans, and redundant power supplies.
In addition to the cross-platform file sharing enabled by NAS, the
NetFORCE 3200C adheres to both Windows and UNIX file security protocols
by integrating UNIX directory services, NIS and Windows NT Access
Control Lists (ACLs), as well as Windows NT multiple master domain
(MMD) architecture. Cross-protocol file locking support provides
data integrity and security.
For more information, contact: Procom Technology Inc., 58 Discovery,
Irvine, CA 92618; Phone: (949) 852-1000; Fax: (949) 852-1221; Internet:
firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.procom.com.
Object Design Ships Objectstore for Linux
Object Design announced that its ObjectStore data management software
is now shipping for Linux operating systems. Called ObjectStore
6.0 for Linux i386, the product brings an object database management
system (ODBMS) to the growing enterprise Linux marketplace. According
to the company, by porting the core ObjectStore engine to Linux,
Object Design provides a high-performance database and middle-tier
data management engine.
ObjectStore is a data management foundation that offers native
support for Java and C++ development environments to deliver speed,
reliability, and scalability. It provides development tools as well
as data storage and standard libraries for managing collections,
as well as transactions, query processing, and indexing. According
to the company, it eliminates the need to write mapping code --
a major part of the code base for middle-tier e-business applications
built on relational databases -- while improving run-time performance.
The new version of ObjectStore 6.0 for Linux i386 is available
immediately and is priced from $50,000 for an ObjectStore jump-start
program. ObjectStore 6.0 for Linux i386 runs on the latest Linux
kernels (2.3 and 2.4) on Intel 32-bit systems and includes both
C++ and Java interfaces.
For more information, contact: Object Design, 25 Mall Road,
Burlington, MA 01803; Phone: (781) 674-5000; Fax: (781) 674-5010;
Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.objectdesign.com.
Dirig Software Announces MySQL SAM
Dirig Software, a developer of applications and systems management
solutions, announced that it has released a new Specific Application
Manager (SAM) for managing MySQL, an open source relational database.
According to the company, SAMs provide IT administrators with a
solution to increase the rate of install and solve application problems
such as database management through a set of pre-configured management
rules. The MySQL SAM addresses the issues of managing an open source-based
database alongside other database configurations. Customers in a
multi-platform environment have the ability to manage separate databases.
Dirig's Specific Application Managers allow a user to manage
an application with minimal or no added configuration. Through a
drag and drop function, Dirig SAMs are imported and a set of predefined
rules are automatically created, providing users with application
management with minimal configuration.
For more information, contact: Dirig Software, 547 Amherst
Street, Suite 401, Nashua, NH 03063; Phone: (603) 889-2777; Fax:
(603) 889-2471; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.dirig.com.