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.
Available at http://www.arosnet.se/bbab/abacus-4.980708.tar.gz
Per machine license.
Tested on Slackware 3.4, expected to run on any Linux distribution for Linux.
Reference Manual is in HTML and included with the product. Can be seen at http://www.arosnet.se/bbab/abacusmanual/index.html
US$1995 per CPU, discounts for quantity.
c/o Bristol Babcock AB Fallhammargatan 2a S-72133 Västerås Sweden
+46 21 350450
+46 21 350455
July 12, 1998.
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!
3.5" diskette, Internet (FTP and WWW).
Per node basis. Shareware version can be downloaded from http://www.bbbs.net.
Current version, 3.33 How, is for libc5. Next version and current beta is for libc6.
ASCII and HTML documentation, English.
Lot of 3rd party utilities.
Two node license US$60.
Paavolankatu 3 D 34 FIN-20240 Turku Finland
+358 2 240 1513
+358 2 240 7755
August 2, 1998.
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.
Internet (WWW). Optional CD-ROM.
A free demo licenses with limited functionality, 30 days evaluation licenses with complete functionality from our web site.
Linux 1.2 or higher.
Web site, optional printed documentation.
Features for load monitoring and resource sharing, network installation program.
Starting at US$495.
Active Tools Inc.
246 First Street, Suite 310 San Francisco, CA 94105 U.S.A.
+1 415 882 7062
+1 415 680 2369
Rok Sosic, Sergij Foski
August 7, 1997.
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.
Internet (FTP and WWW). Also available: 3.5" diskettes and tape.
Pricing is on a per-user basis.
Runs with any Linux running a web server.
15% of software purchase price charged for maintenance and updates. Technical support via web and phone is free.
January 1, 1997.
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).
UniPress Software, Inc.
2025 Lincoln Highway Edison, NJ 08817 U.S.A.
+1 800 222 0550, +1 732 287 2100
+1 732 287 4929
Sue Glassberg <email@example.com>
August 4, 1997.
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.
Normally per-CPU. License normally includes source code, upgrades, and support.
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.
Online documentation only, in English. Currently in plain ASCII text; texinfo and HTML versions are in preparation.
Normally included in license; by EMail, phone, and fax.
Each input language is priced separately, with a discount for multiple languages.
1988 as free software, 1991 commercially.
Negotiated for each customer.
Artifex Software Inc.
454 Las Gallinas Avenue, Suite 108 San Rafael, CA 94903 U.S.A.
+1 415 492 9861
+1 415 492 9862
September 30, 1997.
Magician is a high performance Java interface to native OpenGL implementations allowing developers to write sophisticated OpenGL applications in Java.
CD-ROM and Internet (WWW).
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.
Runs on Linux (libc5 and glibc) based systems.
Freely downloadable javadoc API reference. Freely downloadable comprehensive Programmer's Guide.
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.
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.
June 10, 1998.
US$35 for a Personal Runtime Licence. US$200 per set for Commercial Runtime Licences. Source licences pricing available on request.
Arcane Technologies Ltd.
P.O. Box 3738 Glasgow, G41 4YD Scotland UK
+44 141 423 3449
+44 141 423 3449
July 12, 1998.
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.
3.5" diskettes and Internet (FTP).
Free for first 60 days of use, US$1000 plus US$25 per user thereafter.
Runs on any version of Linux.
All documentation is in HTML and included online with the product.
A maintenance contract is 15% of the purchase price per annum.
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.
August 1, 1997.
6716 Beauford Drive Austin, TX 78750 U.S.A.
+1 512 345 8282
+1 512 342 9379
October 24, 1997.
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.
Linux kernel 2.0. Both X/Motif based and character based user interfaces provided.
Online help. Online manual.
Support for other manufacturer's UPS.
8609 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 U.S.A.
Exide Electronics S.A.
MPL House, Prescott Road Poyle, Colnbrook Berkshire, SL3 0AE UK
+1 800 554 3448, +1 919 872 3020, +44 1753 686200
+1 800 75 EXIDE, +44 1753 686827
October 12, 1997.
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:
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.
3.5" diskettes, Internet (EMail and WWW).
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.
Needs a printer that supports PJL. Available for Linux on Intel.
Complete context sensitive Help and documentation in HTML format. A PostScript version is available on request.
Prices include installation support and one year of free upgrades. Additional support available on request.
Please contact softWorks for current prices. Discounts for educational institutions and students available.
softWorks, Richard Schwaninger
Theodor-Körnerstr. 173 A-8010 Graz Austria
+43 316 686590
+43 316 686590
August 7, 1997.
Calendaring and scheduling software for LANS, WANs and Intranets.
Take a look at our web site.
US$100 per user.
CrossWind Technologies Inc.
1505 Ocean Street, Suite 1 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 U.S.A.
+1 408 469 1780
+1 408 469 1750
November 13, 1997.