Attachmate Takes the Wraps off New X Server

By Ken Deats

Attachmate Corp. (Bellevue, Wash.) has unveiled the latest release of its KEA! X 4.1, a PC X server for Unix host access. KEA! X 4.1 provides Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT users with a complete X-focused, TCP/IP solution that includes the ability to access enterprise systems using VT, TN3270e and TN5250 emulation.

Designed for easy administration, KEA! X 4.1 includes a management console for remote administration, automatic support for dial-up LBX connections and fully customizable support for every Windows color mode. The management console simplifies software deployment, configuration and administration, helping to control overhead costs and reduce TCO.

“One of the characteristics of host information access is many organizations require more than one type of solution, especially large enterprises—the core of Attachmate’s large customer base,” says Ron Angerame, Attachmate’s director of product marketing. “KEA! X is a complete, high-value solution for Unix and mainframe connectivity organizations.”

Other features of KEA! X 4.1 include:
  • TN3270 and TN5250 support
  • X11R6.4 support for support of X applications
  • Integrated NFS client for file and print access to Unix hosts
  • Copy rectangle support to copy text or non-text data in bitmap format
  • X Web support to enable X applications to integrate with Internet Explorer or Netscape
  • Y2K compliant
KEA! X 4.1 sells for $395 from Attachmate resellers, retailers and VARs.