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|ACSL||10 Years Ago - the SBus
February 14, 2002 - 10 years ago, in February 1992, ACSL started getting its first customer orders for the SBus Product Directory, an independently researched and published buyers guide on hardware in the Sun Market. As a print publication, it was big, heavy and cost about $60 a copy. Later, as the number of pages and weight, increased, the price increased to $89 plus shipping.
Publisher Zsolt Kerekes said, "The SBus directory, started as a concept in 1991, and was supposed to be a short term thing. I never imagined that I'd still be working on the same publication more than a decade later."
In 1998 ACSL branched into the storage market with its web publication STORAGEsearch aimed at the enterprise storage market. With over 346,000 readers last year, the storage readership is expected to double in 2002.
Despite Sun's problems in 2001, Kerekes believes that 2002 will be a recovery year for Sun and its VARs. "There are many hot spots in the SPARC market which grew, despite the recession. One thing remains constant. Users want computers that are faster, more connectable and ever more reliable. Vendors which meet those needs will always find a market." ...ACSL profile
See also:- SPARC History
|Sun||As Valentine's Day
Approaches, Sun, No Longer a Teenager, Wants to be More Loved|
February 13, 2002 - As Valentine's Day approaches, so too does Sun's 20th birthday. Maybe it's the fear of no longer being a teenager that has Sun worrying about how to be more loved. But Sun is taking pro-active measures to improve things.
|Quatech||Quatech Introduces The
First Single Port USB-Serial Adapter for the Sun Ray (TM) Thin Client
AKRON, OHIO - February 12, 2002 - Quatech Inc. today announced the release of a USB to serial adapter, the first single port adapter supported by Sun Ray(TM) thin clients from Sun Microsystems, Inc. The Quatech SSU-100 enables serial devices, such as the Palm hand-held computer, to connect with Sun Ray clients. For some applications, an adapter is the only solution for connecting serial devices to newer computer systems, such as Sun Ray thin clients.
"When the opportunity arose to co-develop a serial-to-USB adapter for Sun Microsystems' thin client products we were immediately enthusiastic about the project," said Steve Runkel, Quatech's President and CEO. "This new adapter leverages Quatech's extensive technology base to develop application-specific designs for large industry players, and is a significant part of Quatech's growth strategy."
"Sun Ray thin clients continue to gain momentum in several markets, including education, government, financial services and technical markets," said Brian Healy, group marketing manager in Sun Microsystems' Client and Technical Market Products group. "This adapter solution will provide more options for our customers, and we're delighted to have Quatech's support and expertise behind the new offering."
The adapter supports serial transmission at all common legacy device bit rates. It was designed to allow the continued use of existing application software created for legacy serial devices, thus the SSU-100 enumerates itself as a standard COM port, and consistent identification is ensured with internal unique electronic serialization. The SSU-100 is a low-powered device that conveniently draws its power from the USB bus itself. It supports suspend and resume operations, and remote wake-on-ring.
Quatech's SSU-100 lists for $79. Volume pricing for Sun Ray Thin Client deployments is available. ...Quatech profile
|Adax Announces Support For
New PICMG2.16 Telecoms Architecture|
Reading, England February 12, 2002 Adax has announced support for the much anticipated PICMG2.16 specification (released 5th September 2001) to its ATM Plus and HDC-cPCI cards. By supporting the PICMG2.16 Packet Switching Backplane, the Adax HDC and ATM plus cPCI boards are well suited to the integration of components for the most demanding systems.
These boards give greater flexibility for system architecture design and support of distributed and HA models. Adax support of PICMG2.16 Packet Switching Backplane increases the inter-board communication capabilities of subsystems within the chassis by moving data onto a high availability, high speed, switched Ethernet-based network topology. The PICMG2.16 Backplane eliminates the need for card-to-card bridging, providing unparalleled system scalability through the backplane. Supported controllers and interfaces can interoperate directly via the J3 connection. ...ADAX profile
See also:- High Availability SPARC systems
|Mandrake Linux||Second Beta of Mandrake
Linux 8.2 Now Available
February 11, 2002 - the second beta of Mandrake Linux 8.2 is ready, and waiting for users to download, and test it. ...Mandrake-Linux
See also:- Operating systems for SPARC servers
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