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20. Other Software

20.1 ABACUS 4

Description:

The ABACUS 4 process control system is a block based software system for the real time control of industrial and other continuous and batch processes.

Distribution media:

Available at http://www.arosnet.se/bbab/abacus-4.980708.tar.gz

Licensing policy:

Per machine license.

OS provisions:

Tested on Slackware 3.4, expected to run on any Linux distribution for Linux.

Documentation:

Reference Manual is in HTML and included with the product. Can be seen at http://www.arosnet.se/bbab/abacusmanual/index.html

Product support:

EMail support.

Available since:

July 1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$1995 per CPU, discounts for quantity.

Vendor:

McHedlund Associates

c/o Bristol Babcock AB
Fallhammargatan 2a
S-72133 Västerås
Sweden

Phone:

+46 21 350450

Fax:

+46 21 350455

EMail:

abacusabacus@hotmail.com, abacus4@geocities.com

URL:

http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Enterprises/2275/abacus4.html

Contact:

Frank McNamara

Last modified:

July 12, 1998.

20.2 BBBS

Description:

Complete BBS package with full internal FidoNet and Internet support. ISDN, mailer, mail processor, TICK, AllFix, telnet, FTP, finger, news, EMail, gateway, offline, VT320, ANSI, multilingual, multinode, Mg, full screen editor, multitask, CD-ROM, HYDRA, Zmodem, Kermit, BZLink, TCP/IP, voice, FAX, charsets, accounts, IRC, plus much much more. Everything you need to run a BBS!

Distribution media:

3.5" diskette, Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Per node basis. Shareware version can be downloaded from http://www.bbbs.net.

OS provisions:

Current version, 3.33 How, is for libc5. Next version and current beta is for libc6.

Documentation:

ASCII and HTML documentation, English.

Extra features and add-ons:

Lot of 3rd party utilities.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Two node license US$60.

Vendor:

Foobar Oy

Paavolankatu 3 D 34
FIN-20240 Turku
Finland

Phone:

+358 2 240 1513

Fax:

+358 2 240 7755

EMail:

b@bbbs.net

URL:

http://www.bbbs.net

Contact:

Kim Heino

Last modified:

August 2, 1998.

20.3 Clustor

Description:

Clustor is a program for managing large computational tasks. Clustor greatly simplifies a common computationally intensive activity - running the same program code numerous times with different inputs. Clustor provides increased performance by distributing jobs over a network of computers and improved task management through a friendly user interface.

Targeted at users who run computationally demanding tasks, Clustor supports all phases of running such a task: task preparation, job generation and job execution. With Clustor, users who do not have extensive knowledge of programming parallel applications, such as scientists, engineers, researchers, are able to utilize the power of networked computers.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW). Optional CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

A free demo licenses with limited functionality, 30 days evaluation licenses with complete functionality from our web site.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2 or higher.

Documentation:

Web site, optional printed documentation.

Product support:

EMail support.

Extra features and add-ons:

Features for load monitoring and resource sharing, network installation program.

Available since:

February, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide

Price range:

Starting at US$495.

Vendor:

Active Tools Inc.

246 First Street, Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94105
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 415 882 7062

Fax:

+1 415 680 2369

EMail:

info@activetools.com

URL:

http://www.activetools.com

Contact:

Rok Sosic, Sergij Foski

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

20.4 FootPrints

Description:

The first web-based helpdesk software system. Tracks problems/solutions, trouble tickets -- whatever information you need to manage -- and makes it available via the World Wide Web to your customers or users. Resides on Unix or NT Web server; platform independent access using any web browser.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP and WWW). Also available: 3.5" diskettes and tape.

Licensing policy:

Free eval available from http://www.unipress.com/cgi-bin/free_evals or ftp://ftp.unipress.com/pub/free_evals.

Pricing is on a per-user basis.

OS provisions:

Runs with any Linux running a web server.

Documentation:

Online manual/help.

Product support:

15% of software purchase price charged for maintenance and updates. Technical support via web and phone is free.

Available since:

January 1, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$1995 per starter pack (server software plus 3 user licenses). Licenses may be Group (a number of users can access your helpdesk, e.g. all your customers use one Group license) or Individual (helpdesk engineers and administrators would each require one Individual license).

Vendor:

UniPress Software, Inc.

2025 Lincoln Highway
Edison, NJ 08817
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 222 0550, +1 732 287 2100

Fax:

+1 732 287 4929

EMail:

info@unipress.com

URL:

http://www.unipress.com/footprints

Contact:

Sue Glassberg <sue@unipress.com>

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

20.5 Aladdin Ghostscript

Description:

PostScript, PDF, PCL5e (2Q97), PCL5c (2Q97), and PCL XL interpreter. Provides X Windows previewing, conversion to half a dozen raster file formats, and output to dozens of printers. Runs in all OS environments, not just Linux, and on any processor (32- or 64-bit) with a C compiler. Can drive black-and-white, RGB, and CMYK devices, both bilevel and continuous-tone. For more information, see http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/index.html. Note that Aladdin Ghostscript is an OEM product only: end-user licensing is not available (and not necessary, since the product is free for end users), nor is end-user support.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Normally per-CPU. License normally includes source code, upgrades, and support.

OS provisions:

X11R5 or later is required for X Windows previewing. OS-specific modules are available for Unix (including Linux), VMS, MS Windows (including Windows NT), OS/2, and Macintosh. Porting to other OSs is simple: all OS dependencies are segregated in a single file of typically less than 100 lines of code.

Documentation:

Online documentation only, in English. Currently in plain ASCII text; texinfo and HTML versions are in preparation.

Product support:

Normally included in license; by EMail, phone, and fax.

Extra features and add-ons:

Each input language is priced separately, with a discount for multiple languages.

Available since:

1988 as free software, 1991 commercially.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Negotiated for each customer.

Vendor:

Artifex Software Inc.

454 Las Gallinas Avenue, Suite 108
San Rafael, CA 94903
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 415 492 9861

Fax:

+1 415 492 9862

EMail:

info@arsoft.com

URL:

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/index.html

Last modified:

September 30, 1997.

20.6 Magician

Description:

Magician is a high performance Java interface to native OpenGL implementations allowing developers to write sophisticated OpenGL applications in Java.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Free for personal use only. However, personal users may acquire a licence affording faster technical support and the software for all platforms on CD and a printed manual. Commercial users are required to licence the product for use. Source code licences are also available.

OS provisions:

Runs on Linux (libc5 and glibc) based systems.

Documentation:

Freely downloadable javadoc API reference. Freely downloadable comprehensive Programmer's Guide.

Product support:

Support for Magician is available via EMail, phone and fax. Mailing lists exist for inter-developer discussions. The purchase of licences (personal or commercial) gives you higher priority support.

Extra features and add-ons:

Support for all OpenGL 1.1 GL and GLU calls. Many features of Aux and GLUT have also been translated to work within a Java environment. Built-in, easy-to-use multiple simultaneous view support. Multi-threaded rendering. Support for direct OpenGL calls or polymorphic methods.

Available since:

June 10, 1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$35 for a Personal Runtime Licence. US$200 per set for Commercial Runtime Licences. Source licences pricing available on request.

Vendor:

Arcane Technologies Ltd.

P.O. Box 3738
Glasgow, G41 4YD
Scotland
UK

Phone:

+44 141 423 3449

Fax:

+44 141 423 3449

EMail:

magician-sales@arcana.co.uk

URL:

http://www.arcana.co.uk/products/magician

Contact:

Alligator Descartes

Last modified:

July 12, 1998.

20.7 journyx WebTime

Description:

A web based time and attendance tracking software product. You can record and report on employee time worldwide using the power of the Internet, or across your entire enterprise on your Intranet.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Free for first 60 days of use, US$1000 plus US$25 per user thereafter.

OS provisions:

Runs on any version of Linux.

Documentation:

All documentation is in HTML and included online with the product.

Product support:

A maintenance contract is 15% of the purchase price per annum.

Extra features and add-ons:

Works with any browser including text based browsers such as lynx. Easy export of data to Microsoft Excel or Quickbooks. Free webserver and SQL database engine included in the package.

Available since:

August 1, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

U$1000-$10,000.

Vendor:

journyx

6716 Beauford Drive
Austin, TX 78750
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 512 345 8282

Fax:

+1 512 342 9379

EMail:

info@journyx.com

URL:

http://journyx.com

Contact:

Curt Finch

Last modified:

October 24, 1997.

20.8 LanSafe

Description:

LanSafe III is a UPS Power Management application. It provides automatic orderly shutdown functionality in case of an extended power failure that should outlast the UPS battery run time. LanSafe III enables broadcast messages and EMail to be sent according to user defined power condition changes.

LanSafe III is bundled with the following Exide Electronics UPSs: OneUPS Plus, NetUPS, PowerWare Prestige, PowerWare Profile, PowerWare Plus 5xx. It also ships with FPS Power Systems UPSs: PowerRite Plus, PowerRite Max, PowerWorks A30, PowerWorks A40, Series 9000 and Series 10000.

It is also possible to purchase a separate software license to use with a previous UPS model or an other manufactures UPS.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

OS provisions:

Linux kernel 2.0. Both X/Motif based and character based user interfaces provided.

Documentation:

Online help. Online manual.

Product support:

Available.

Extra features and add-ons:

Support for other manufacturer's UPS.

Available since:

May, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$149.

Vendor (USA):

Exide Electronics

8609 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
U.S.A.

Vendor (Europe/Middle East/Africa):

Exide Electronics S.A.

MPL House, Prescott Road
Poyle, Colnbrook
Berkshire, SL3 0AE
UK

Phone:

+1 800 554 3448, +1 919 872 3020, +44 1753 686200

Fax:

+1 800 75 EXIDE, +44 1753 686827

EMail:

info@exide.com, info@deltecpower.com, sales_support@exide.co.uk

URL:

http://www.exide.com, http://www.deltecpower.com, http://www.fpsUPS.com

Last modified:

October 12, 1997.

20.9 LjetMgr

Description:

Printers from Hewlett-Packard (both laser and ink variants) have an extensive set of configurable options. These options are normally set on the front panel of the printer.

The most notable options are:

  • Ccono-mode to save toner
  • Powersave mode
  • Page format selection
  • Font/typeface and language selection

With LjetManager you can directly modify these settings on your screen. It is especially usefull for printers that lack front panel configurability (like the LaserJet 5L) or if you have more than one printer at your disposal.

LjetManager sports a graphical user interface, is fully localizable and comes with documentation and help pages in HTML format.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, Internet (EMail and WWW).

Licensing policy:

You can download a demo version version of LjetMgr from the following location and the corresponding mirror sites: ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/Printing Just have a look for ljetmgr-2.6.README and the accompanying files.

OS provisions:

Needs a printer that supports PJL. Available for Linux on Intel.

Documentation:

Complete context sensitive Help and documentation in HTML format. A PostScript version is available on request.

Product support:

Prices include installation support and one year of free upgrades. Additional support available on request.

Available since:

May, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Please contact softWorks for current prices. Discounts for educational institutions and students available.

Vendor:

softWorks, Richard Schwaninger

Theodor-Körnerstr. 173
A-8010 Graz
Austria

Phone:

+43 316 686590

Fax:

+43 316 686590

EMail:

risc@ping.at

URL:

http://members.ping.at/risc

Contact:

Richard Schwaninger

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

20.10 Synchronize/CyberScheduler

Description:

Calendaring and scheduling software for LANS, WANs and Intranets.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Per user.

OS provisions:

Linux.

Documentation:

Take a look at our web site.

Available since:

1989.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$100 per user.

Vendor:

CrossWind Technologies Inc.

1505 Ocean Street, Suite 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 408 469 1780

Fax:

+1 408 469 1750

EMail:

info@crosswind.com

URL:

http://www.crosswind.com

Contact:

Anne Becker

Last modified:

November 13, 1997.


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