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ControlTower 3.0 Console Management System Enhancements
Brockton, MA - April 10, 2002 - Aurora Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of ControlTower Console Management System, Version 3.0. Building on previous versions of ControlTower, this release features breakthrough enhancements to ControlTower's security options, error handling, and logging features for greater customization and flexibility.
ControlTower 3.0 enables systems administrators to manage hundreds of serial consoles from anywhere, at anytime. ControlTower 3.0 is a reliable time and cost-saving solution for monitoring and controlling multiple Sun Microsystems' and other UNIX servers, as well as many serial line console devices, such as Cisco networking equipment. From a central console or via remote access, ControlTower enables Sun SPARC servers to function as common consoles for an unlimited number of managed systems. ControlTower is available in a base 16-port configuration and is scalable up to 128 ports from a single host.
|.||ControlTower 3.0 breaks new
ground by giving systems administrators the ability to configure security at the
level of the individual user. And, to ensure that sensitive data is not
accessible over the network, ControlTower 3.0 allows remote users to define the
encryption of all data sent and received from the server using up to 128-bit AES
encryption. System access also can be restricted by IP address, password, or
Unix account. In addition, systems administrators are able to create and
maintain managed device configuration files in a group. This affects where log
files are stored and how the server and viewer software are started, and greatly
minimizes setup time.
To see firsthand the benefits of ControlTower 3.0, please visit Aurora's web site to qualify for an evaluation copy. ...Aurora Technologies profile
|Lucent Technologies||Lucent Technologies
introduces first commercial IP video over DSL solution |
MURRAY HILL, N.J. - APRIL 10, 2002 - Lucent Technologies today announced a new high-performance solution for delivering IP video over digital subscriber line (DSL), enabling service providers to offer new revenue-generating services to their customers. The new offer, based on the Lucent Stinger® DSL platform, enables the "triple play" delivery of video, voice and data bundled services. The Canadian service provider, SaskTel, is the first customer to deploy the solution.
Deploying video services, such as broadcast television, increases the bandwidth requirements of carrier networks by up to 100 times compared with delivering traditional broadband Internet access services. The new Lucent solution addresses these bandwidth requirements, and allows service providers to offer several hundred video channels to their customers using IP and/or ATM distribution networks. ,,,Lucent Technologies profile
|Sun Launches Sun Fire 12K
SAN FRANCISCO - April 9, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today launched the Sun Fire12K, a new class of low-cost, high-performance servers at previously unseen price points. The Sun Fire 12K delivers features seen in servers priced above $1 million, providing customers with maximum investment protection, system availability, flexibility and application performance. Building on Sun's five-year leadership in server technology, the Sun Fire 12K also incorporates Sun's breakthrough Uniboard technology, assuring customers of interoperability with Sun's complete UltraSPARC/Solaris Operating Environment server family. Features include:-
|Gartner||Gartner Predicts the Zero
Gartner Spring Symposium, Florence, Italy 9 April 2002 - Speaking at its 3rd Spring Symposium in Florence this week, Gartner today said IT spend outside of the IT department is growing. In a survey conducted by Gartner in Europe last month, it said 37 percent of businesses reported IT spend outside of the IT budget. Gartner predicts that by 2005, 50 percent of total IT spend will take place outside of the IT department. Gartner said where this is a conscious strategy and a result of technology being recognised as a business enabler, this is to be applauded. However, it warned that unless CIOs achieve the same recognition as other executive leaders, businesses will lose control of their IT strategy and fail to achieve the fusion between business and IT strategies that is essential in the connected economy.
John Mahoney, Vice President and Research Director at Gartner said, "The CIO is facing a real prospect of becoming a 'zero budget CIO' by the end of the decade. This does not reflect a decrease in stature, it reflects irreversible changes in the business environment which the CIO must meet head on.
TV Developer Station Based on Sun Media Appliance Platform |
NAB, Las Vegas, NV - April 8, 2002 - VideoPropulsion, Inc. announced today the availability of the TV Developer Station. The TV Developer Station is designed to enable the rapid development of server-based applications and services for open-systems interactive TV, video on demand, and video networking.
The TV Developer Station includes:
"VideoPropulsion has been working with its applications partners and Sun Microsystems to provide a standards based, open systems platform for the development and deployment of digital television services," remarked Barbara Pick, President and CEO of VideoPropulsion. "We are pleased to be reselling these solution packages which provide special leverage for both content creation and delivery of new interactive services. "
The Sun Media Appliance Platform combines the expertise of companies, including Visionik Interactive TV, Alticast, Kasenna, N2 Broadband, Sun, Strategy & Technology and VideoPropulsion to develop a value-priced, scalable foundation that can allow NEPs, content providers and network operators to rapidly build and deploy interactive services based on multi-vendor open interfaces. ....VideoPropulsion profile
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