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|ASP Summit, February 14-15||ASP Summit, February 14-15,
2000 Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA|
This two day conference will feature a world class faculty of industry experts as they address the most often-asked questions about ASP Business Models and ASP Service Best Practices.
Exhibitors include fault tolerant SPARC server manufacturer Resilience
Award-Winning Virus Protection to Solaris|
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Feb. 9, 2000 - Symantec Corp. today announced its first anti-virus product to support the Solaris platformNorton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways. As an essential component of Symantec's content security strategy, Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways extends the award-winning virus protection to companies operating multiple platforms within their enterprise. Symantec offers critical gateway protection to multiple platforms ranging from Sun Microsystems Solaris to Microsoft Windows NT.
"Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways is the best protection possible against invasive, fast-spreading e-mail borne viruses that can result in significant monetary and productivity losses if left unchecked," said Elizabeth Magliana, vice president of product management, enterprise solutions division. "Our goal is to provide corporations with unsurpassed protection on multiple platforms from new and unknown threats while reducing the cost of maintaining and supporting PCs and servers in a connected world." To facilitate its integration with existing communications infrastructures, Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways is compatible with leading e-mail server software such as Sendmail Pro, an Internet mail platform on many Solaris systems for e-communication, applications, and services. "After coordinated testing efforts to ensure the interoperability of Norton AntiVirus with our Sendmail Pro software, we are convinced that Norton AntiVirus for Solaris Gateways will provide our valued customers the virus protection they need in today's e-business world," said Jon Haass, vice president of business development at Sendmail.
|DRS Technologies||DRS Technologies Receives
$13 Million Order from General Dynamics for Rugged SPARC Systems|
Parsippany, NJ, February 9- DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received a new order valued at approximately $13 million from General Dynamics Corporation to provide additional Explorer MP(TM) Rugged Portable Multi-Platform Workstations for a variety of military ground force applications. Work for this contract will be accomplished by the company's DRS Rugged Systems, Inc. unit in Longmont, Colorado, and DRS Laurel Technologies unit in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
This order is the result of the exercise of options on existing, multiple-year contracts awarded to General Dynamics Communication Systems in Taunton, Massachusetts. Including this latest award, DRS has received orders to produce over 1,000 Explorer MP(TM) Workstations. The Explorer MP(TM) systems are full-function, fully integrated, portable UltraSPARC IIi(TM) workstations introduced last year that currently are being fielded under various U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs.
|FORCE COMPUTERS||FORCE COMPUTERS Drives
CompactPCI Technology With a Single Chip PCI-to-PCI Interface Sentinel|
SAN JOSE, Calif., February 8, 2000 - Force Computers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solectron Corporation's Technology Solutions Business Unit, and a leader in embedded computing platforms for CompactPCI® and VME bus architectures, is introducing SENTINEL, a single chip PCI-to-PCI interface. This Universal PCI-to-PCI bridge chip will bring more performance and enhanced features for multiprocessing to Force Computers' CompactPCI products. As a single chip PCI-to-PCI interface, SENTINEL enables a universal mode single board computer solution , MSI (message signaled interrupt) for advanced interrupt support, and hardware support for Intelligent I/O (I20) communication.
SENTINEL is optimized for CompactPCI Hot-Swap and asymmetrical multiprocessing applications. Before SENTINEL, engineering teams could only achieve these kinds of results by implementing costly, time-consuming, custom hardware and software solutions.
|VisiCom||VisiCom's Image Processing
Technology FReceives Formal Approval from National Imagery & Mapping Agency
FEBRUARY 7, 2000, SAN DIEGO, CA - VisiCom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Titan Corporation (NYSE: TTN), announced today its VigraVisionTM real-time image and video processing board has been recommended by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) through its Pathfinder 2000 project for use in Motion Imagery applications. NIMA is a government agency providing information to defense, intelligence and policy-making organizations in the United States. Pathfinder 2000 provides a key link between commercial and government technology developers and the analysts who use systems to access imagery and geospatial information.
NIMA addresses the expanding requirements for imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information. The organization provides vital support for U.S. Government agencies, policy-makers, and the Intelligence Community to assist in the decision-making process and the operational readiness of the United States military forces. On an annual basis, technologies are identified, evaluated and recommended by NIMA for use in systems capturing and processing critical data.
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Microsystems Acquires
Trustbase & JCP Computer Services|
PALO ALTO, CA,- February 7, 2000 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Trustbase Limited, a London-based, privately held company, whose wholly-owned subsidiary, JCP Computer Services Limited, provides unique, highly secure public key infrastructure (PKI) enabling technology for the world's leading financial institutions. JCP's technology will be integrated with iPlanet[tm] E-Commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance, offering financial institutions one of the most complete and secure business-to-business infrastructure solutions available. "The development and deployment of new online business-to-business services is unstoppable, as is customer demand for products that deliver the reliable, scalable and secure environments necessary for success in the .com world," said John Hake, director of worldwide financial services at Sun Microsystems. "With the acquisition of JCP's unique technology, Sun and iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions will help make secure business-to-business e-commerce a reality, first at financial institutions and ultimately across all online business-to-business."
Business-to-business e-commerce is a growing segment and according to analysts reports, expected revenue will top $1.3 trillion by 2003. Currently, online business-to-business e-commerce is a simple two party model involving buyer and seller. Financial institutions are in a prime position to offset electronic transaction risks by offering commerce facilitation services online. By bringing these services online, financial institutions will be able to carry out a larger volume of commercial transactions electronically. With the integration of JCP's technology, Sun and iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions will be able to offer a commercial infrastructure to resolve identity issues and provide a basis for a business framework for these services. This will help banks accelerate their plans to implement service provider models and facilitate new business-to-business service offerings.
|Entera||Entera Introduces High
Performance Streaming Media Server with Unlimited Streams |
Fremont, CA, February 7, 2000 - In a strategic move to accelerate deployment of the overall Internet broadcast experience for both consumers and content providers, Entera, Inc, developer of Internet Content Delivery Solutions, today unveiled its TeraCAST Streaming Server family. TeraCAST Plus is the world's first commercially available standards-based, multi-platform streaming server software solution with unlimited streaming capabilities. TeraCAST allows content providers and developers to serve active Internet content, such as audio or video files, in a continuous transmission. Viewers can enjoy content shortly after the request is made without the frustration of downloading large memory-hungry files.
TeraCAST is optimized to work with many of today's most popular hardware and OS platforms, including Windows 98, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, Sun SPARC, FreeBSD, and Linux.
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