November

Core's Filtering Tool

Core Technology's Underneath for CTCBridge T27 for the Java platform, version 1.30 is an optional system of filters which enables users of CTCBridge T27 for Java emulation to customize the look or feel of existing legacy applications without making changes on the host.

The emulation is delivered to the client through a Java applet, providing intranet or Internet access to Unisys ClearPath NX, A Series and V Series hosts via Core Technology's MultiBridge-32 using a Java capable browser. Features include: restriction of a user or class of users to a specific set of screens, addition of buttons and menu items. Purchase of the product includes a developers kit and requires use of MultiBridge-32 communications server and CTCBridge T27 for Java emulation. Contact Core Technology at (800) 338-2117 or at www.ctc-core.com.


TransFormer/NT

The HARRIS Group's, a Bell & Howell Software Division, TransFormer/NT lets companies reformat documents and add marketing messages, and it helps users merge mailings and capture significant postal savings. The Transformer/NT interfaces applications to postal discount software for address cleansing and standardization, ZIP+4 coding, delivery point bar coding, presorting, postal manifestation and change of address compliance.

The TransFormer/NT maximizes the capabilities of laser printers by enhancing existing print streams to enable printer features, such as multiple-up, color highlighting, duplexing and bin selection. The TransFormer/NT users also can create and position bar codes required for document processing, including 3of9, 2of5 and 2-D Data Matrix and OMR markets. Contact (410) 235-0305 or visit their Web site at www.theharrisgroup.com.


Affinité's New Module for Acclaim

Acclaim, a re-engineering and investigation tool for LINC, initially developed in conjunction with a UK site specifically for Year 2000 projects, announced its latest module "Structure and Performance," which uses graphical illustrations to clarify Begin-End loops and Call Sequences. This allows deep and thorough investigation into the logic of your LINC system both easily and rapidly. Additional information provided includes which files are referenced or updated, what loops exist and what calls are made to Global Logics and Frames.

The module also enables you to identify and highlight problems with similar characteristics in the logic and drill down by up to five levels in a section of the logic when reviewing "Insert" Print Frames and Begin Page statements. Written in LDAIII, Acclaim presents the LINC specification with a Windows GUI interface, as well as having fast query facilities and cross-referencing capabilities. Contact Affinité Europe at +44 (0) 1943 864124 or fax at +44 (0) 1943 864917.


Multi-Server High-Availability Enterprise Solution

APCON's PowerSwitch/NT supports N+1 server configurations and provides cascading fail-over versatility. PowerSwitch/NT allows up to 16 servers to be monitored and switched to multiple secondary servers without degrading system performance. If a server failure is detected, PowerSwitch will automatically move services, applications and peripherals to a secondary server. This automatic switching to the secondary server requires no user intervention, will automatically redirect external peripheral devices and allow the secondary server to function as the primary server before it failed.

PowerSwitch/NT pricing ranges from $3,388 to $5,620 for rack-mounted solutions. Desktop solutions start at $2,400. Contact APCON at (503) 639-6700 or at www.apcon.com.


Client/Server Version of Inventory Mate Pro

BarControl Systems and Services' Inventory Mate Pro version 5.1 is a modular and scaleable warehouse management system designed for integration with other supply chain management systems. Modules available for the Inventory Mate Pro version 5.1 include: real-time radio frequency data collection, directed operations, cross docking, EDI interfacing and host data exchange. Contact BarControl Systems at (800) 947-4362 or at www.BarControl.com.


AppMaster 2.0

AppWorx Corporation's AppMaster 2.0 is an enterprise console that enables AppWorx administrators to remotely monitor and control applications processing from a central location. AppMaster is used in conjunction with AppWorx, a software solution providing automated job scheduling, workload balancing and output management for business-critical and client/server applications.

AppMaster is a critical element in the deployment of various types of distributed applications that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive and/or unmanageable. AppMaster provides a 24-hour, real-time, snapshot view of enterprise-wide application processing, encompassing every machine on the network. Its deployment includes a distributor process on all remote systems that send real-time information on the installation's processing activity to the AppMaster console, where it can be monitored by a single administrator. AppMaster utilizes a low-overhead design that maximizes both network traffic and the load on host machines. Contact AppWorx Corporation at (425) 644-2121 or at www.appworx.com.


CAI Impact!

Century Analysis Inc.'s (CAI) Impact! combines traditional features of a message broker, such as data movement and transformation with the unique ability to automate manual processes and manage the flow of business transactions through a variable number of steps across the enterprise.

Impact! also manages the integration of a number of existing applications, such that their processing rules are electronically combined to process business transactions. The management of a business transaction begins when the application that receives a transaction generates a trigger to Impact!, which qualifies the transaction and drives it through a set of business rules that result in one or more actions. Impact! directs and monitors the flow of the business transactions throughout the enterprise and alerts administrators or other personnel if an application or an individual does not report back in the allotted time. Contact CAI at (925) 691-2500 or at www.cainc.com.


Intranet-Based "Text Mining" Solution

Semio Corporation's SemioMap 2.0 is a complete intranet-based text mining solution that identifies, groups and maps key concepts within large quantities of unstructured, test-based data.

SemioMap 2.0 helps companies leverage existing corporate information through improved knowledge sharing, research efficiency and knowledge discovery. The product is complimentary to other knowledge management components, such as Web crawlers, intranet-based search engines, data mining, document management systems, scanners and push technology applications. SemioMap combines lexical processing, information clustering and graphical display. Contact Semio Corporation at (650) 638-3330 or at www.semio.com.


Icon-Based Testing Tool for E-Biz Apps

Mercury Interactive's Astra QuickTest is an icon-based testing tool for e-business applications. The user specifies a URL to start recording and the test is automatically generated without the user having to manually create a test script. All actions are represented graphically in a collapsible icon-based test tree. Once a transaction is captured, multiple test cases are created using an Excel-like spreadsheet. This approach enables users to record a single transaction and play back multiple test cases in a short period of time. Contact Mercury Interactive at (408) 822-5200 or at www.merc-int.com.


Wireless Data Communications

Nettech Systems' Smart IP enables Internet and intranet applications to run over wireless networks without modification. Smart IP extends the reach of wireless data beyond vertical niche markets into mainstream businesses that need mobile access to standard enterprise-wide applications.

IP-based applications use the Winsock API to communicate via TCP/IP over the Internet, intranets or Corporate LANs. Smart IP works with the standard Winsock API to redirect messages over the mobile network using Nettech's optimized transport protocol instead of TCP/IP. On the other side, Smart IP interprets these messages and passes them transparently through the Winsock API to the application. Contact Nettech at (609) 734-0300 or at www.NettechRF.com.


ClearQuest for Windows

Rational Software's ClearQuest is a customizable change request management (CRM) system for Windows 95, Windows NT and Web environments. ClearQuest enables users to submit, track and manage change requests, such as defects, enhancement requests and document modifications throughout the software development life cycle.

ClearQuest consists of four modules - a Client, Designer, Database and Web module for tracking change requests. The Client module is a desktop tool that enables end users to submit bugs and run customized queries and reports. The Designer module is an administrator's tool for customizing processes and defining state-transition models, menus, forms and reports. The Database module stores requests in either Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server. The Web module facilitates access from any Web client regardless of platform. Contact Rational Software at www.rational.com or (800) 728-1212.


Web Essentials ListCaster v2.0

Mustang Software's Web Essentials ListCaster version 2.0 is an upgrade to its combination mailing list and SMTP/POP3 Internet mail server software for Windows 95 and Windows NT.

New features in ListCaster v2.0 include: Customizable templates for all server control messages and responses. The message probing feature helps automatically prune subscribers whose e-mail addresses are no longer valid. Subscription confirmation prevents users from subscribing others to a list without their knowledge. The automatic acknowledgement message lets subscribers know that their message was posted to the list. Users can subscribe or unsubscribe by sending a message to either the list or server control address. Administrators can define size limits for messages posted to each list. Web Essentials ListCaster v2.0 requires Windows 95 or Windows NT and is priced at $499. Contact Mustang at (805) 873-2500 or visit them on the Web at www.mustang.com.


The Report.Web Remote Manager

Network Software Associates' Report.Web Remote Manager provides the ability to administer the Report.Web Enterprise Server from a remote site. Any machine that has Report.Web installed, along with intranet/Internet access and the appropriate administrative privileges, will be able to remotely manage the Report.Web server. This component provides all of the functionality available on the central Enterprise Server and operates through the same intuitive interface. Remote administration is allowed from NT machines and it is possible to manage multiple servers remotely from one machine.

Report.Web provides users with universal, instant distribution and publishing access to mainframe, midrange and other host reports through their desktop web browsers. Report.Web provides a fully secure environment for report distribution, with support for firewalls and authentication at the server level. It integrates easily into a company's overall Internet and intranet strategy. Contact Network Software Associates, Inc. at (703) 875-0444 or visit www.nsainc.com.


StarGate Communications Controller

Polaris Communications' StarGate is a high-performance channel-attached controller capable of performing multiple gateway functions on a single platform. It supports a wide array of high-speed interfaces including ESCON, Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet.

StarGate is built on a rack-mountable dual-bus PCI-based system running Windows NT server 4.0. It features dual redundant power supplies and is configurable to support single or dual 233-333 MHz Pentium II processors, up to 4 ESCON or Bus & Tag channel interfaces, and up to 4 LAN/WAN/SAN interfaces for network and storage connections - Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, 10/100 Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring and SCSI. Contact Polaris at (800) 353-1533 or visit their Web site at www.polariscomm.com.


CTCBridge for Java

"Terminal boredom" is a thing of the past for users of CTCBridge T27, UTS or 5250 for Java emulation software from Core Technology Corporation. With the optional Graphical Interface, the Internet-delivered emulation appears in a friendlier, more browser-like format, including 3-D buttons and text fields. Traditional terminal screens are transformed to a look more familiar to today's Internet-savvy users at the click of a mouse button with no loss in functionality. No host program changes are required.

CTCBridge is a full-featured emulator delivered through a Java applet, providing Internet or intranet access to Unisys ClearPath NX, A Series and V Series hosts for T27, Unisys ClearPath IX, 2200 and 1100 hosts for UTS or IBM AS/400 for 5250 via Core Technology's MultiBridge-32 using a Java capable browser. An up-to-date version of the applet is delivered from the server to the client's computer each time, saving installation and upgrade time for MIS departments. The emulator runs on any hardware or software architecture which supports the Java virtual machine, including Windows, Macintosh, UNIX and the less expensive, network computers. Contact Core Technology at (517) 627-1521 or at www.ctc-core.com.


INSPECT/2000 Automates Year 2000 Testing

Unitech Systems' INSPECT/2000 is a family of products to facilitate and automate Year 2000 testing. The first product in the suite is UNITEST/2000, which provides a unique smart file comparison for a single batch application or software module. It correctly verifies dates consistent with any compliance technique including date expansion, windowing, etc.

The second product in the suite, BASETEST/2000, performs quick baseline regression testing of batch applications. This tool allows customers to capture and store the output of a pre-renovated application as a baseline, and then compare the output from the renovated code back to the original baseline with both the current dates and with dates set after the millennium change. BASETEST/2000 ensures applications are producing accurate, consistent and reliable results. Contact Unitech Systems at (800) 950-5225 or at www.unitechsys.com.


Wireless Data Communications

Nettech Systems' Smart IP enables Internet and intranet applications to run over wireless networks without modification. Smart IP extends the reach of wireless data beyond vertical niche markets into mainstream businesses that need mobile access to standard enterprise-wide applications.

IP-based applications use the Winsock API to communicate via TCP/IP over the Internet, intranets or Corporate LANs. Smart IP works with the standard Winsock API to redirect messages over the mobile network using Nettech's optimized transport protocol instead of TCP/IP. On the other side, Smart IP interprets these messages and passes them transparently through the Winsock API to the application. Contact Nettech at (609) 734-0300 or at www.NettechRF.com.


ClearQuest for Windows

Rational Software's ClearQuest is a customizable change request management (CRM) system for Windows 95, Windows NT and Web environments. ClearQuest enables users to submit, track and manage change requests, such as defects, enhancement requests and document modifications throughout the software development lifecycle.

ClearQuest consists of four modules - a Client, Designer, Database and Web module for tracking change requests. The Client module is a desktop tool that enables end-users to submit bugs and run customized queries and reports. The Designer module is an administrator's tool for customizing processes and defining state-transition models, menus, forms, and reports. The Database module stores requests in either Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server. The Web module facilitates access from any Web client regardless of platform. Contact Rational Software at www.rational.com or (800) 728-1212.


Web Essentials ListCaster v2.0

Mustang Software's Web Essentials ListCaster version 2.0 is an upgrade to its combination mailing list and SMTP/POP3 Internet mail server software for Windows 95 and Windows NT.

New features in ListCaster v2.0 include: Customizable templates for all server control messages and responses. The message probing feature helps automatically prune subscribers whose e-mail addresses are no longer valid. Subscription confirmation prevents users from subscribing others to a list without their knowledge. The automatic acknowledgement message lets subscribers know that their message was posted to the list. Users can subscribe or unsubscribe by sending a message to either the list or server control address. Administrators can define size limits for messages posted to each list. Web Essentials ListCaster v2.0 requires Windows 95 or Windows NT and is priced at $499. Contact Mustang at (805) 873-2500 or visit them on the Web at www.mustang.com.


The Report.Web Remote Manager

Network Software Associates' Report.Web Remote Manager provides the ability to administer the Report.Web Enterprise Server from a remote site. Any machine that has Report.Web installed, along with Intranet/Internet access and the appropriate administrative privileges, will be able to remotely manage the Report.Web server. This component provides all of the functionality available on the central Enterprise Server and operates through the same intuitive interface. Remote administration is allowed from NT machines and it is possible to manage multiple servers remotely from one machine.

Report.Web provides users with universal, instant distribution and publishing access to mainframe, midrange and other host reports through their desktop web browsers. Report.Web provides a fully secure environment for report distribution, with support for firewalls and authentication at the server level. It integrates easily into a company's overall Internet and intranet strategy. Contact Network Software Associates, Inc. at (703) 875-0444 or visit www.nsainc.com.


StarGate Communications Controller

Polaris Communications' StarGate is a high-performance channel-attached controller capable of performing multiple gateway functions on a single platform. It supports a wide array of high-speed interfaces including ESCON, Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet.

StarGate is built on a rack-mountable dual-bus PCI-based system running Windows NT server 4.0. It features dual redundant power supplies and is configurable to support single or dual 233-333 MHz Pentium II processors, up to 4 ESCON or Bus & Tag channel interfaces, and up to 4 LAN/WAN/SAN interfaces for network and storage connections - Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, 10/100 Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring and SCSI. Contact Polaris at (800) 353-1533 or visit their Web site at www.polariscomm.com.


CTCBridge for Java

"Terminal boredom" is a thing of the past for users of CTCBridge T27, UTS or 5250 for Java emulation software from Core Technology Corporation. With the optional Graphical Interface, the Internet-delivered emulation appears in a friendlier, more browser-like format, including 3-D buttons and text fields. Traditional terminal screens are transformed to a look more familiar to today's Internet-savvy users at the click of a mouse button with no loss in functionality. No host program changes are required.

CTCBridge is a full-featured emulator delivered through a Java applet, providing Internet or intranet access to Unisys ClearPath NX, A Series and V Series hosts for T27, Unisys ClearPath IX, 2200 and 1100 hosts for UTS or IBM AS/400 for 5250 via Core Technology's MultiBridge-32 using a Java capable browser. An up-to-date version of the applet is delivered from the server to the client's computer each time, saving installation and upgrade time for MIS departments. The emulator runs on any hardware or software architecture which supports the Java virtual machine, including Windows, Macintosh, UNIX and the less expensive, network computers. Contact Core Technology at (517) 627-1521 or at www.ctc-core.com.


INSPECT/2000 Automates Year 2000 Testing

Unitech Systems' INSPECT/2000 is a family of products to facilitate and automate Year 2000 testing. The first product in the suite is UNITEST/2000, which provides a unique smart file comparison for a single batch application or software module. It correctly verifies dates consistent with any compliance technique including date expansion, windowing, etc.

The second product in the suite, BASETEST/2000, performs quick baseline regression testing of batch applications. This tool allows customers to capture and store the output of a pre-renovated application as a baseline, and then compare the output from the renovated code back to the original baseline with both the current dates and with dates set after the millennium change. BASETEST/2000 ensures applications are producing accurate, consistent and reliable results. Contact Unitech Systems at (800) 950-5225 or at www.unitechsys.com.