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HELIOS Software

HELIOS Software GmbH is a leading provider of high performance networking and client/server software products for Mac, Windows, and UNIX. The HELIOS server software makes UNIX and RISC-based machines powerful and scalable servers for desktop PCs. HELIOS also offers heavy-duty print spoolers, and is a recognized leader of OPI, color management, and PDF workflow solutions. A convenient print pre-check software and profile generation tools for ICC-compliant color management complete the product collection. HELIOS products are suitable for general office use and also fit extremely well the server needs of the prepress and printing industries. HELIOS server software is designed for performance, reliability and ease-of-handling. HELIOS guarantees equal feature set, identical convenient remote administration, and same release dates for all supported platforms.

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  • Editor's notes:- from SPARC History.

    In the 1995 edition of the SBus Product Directory we listed the HELIOS SLIC - an SBus compatible Local Talk Interface card, which was supported with a Solaris driver to provide file and print access between SPARC and MAC environments.

    Later:- in the 1996 edition of the SPARC Directory we listed 2 software products from the company. See below.
  • The Helios AppleTalk Toolkit is a C programming library under Unix which enables Unix applications to communicate directly with AppleTalk. Programs written with the AppleTalk Toolkit run on any Unix system with Helios EtherShare installed. The toolkit supports DDP, NBP, ZIP, ATP, PAP and ADSP; it contains sample programs in source code for all these AppleTalk protocols. The toolkit's functions are largely compatible with those in Inside AppleTalk. A scheduler for asynchronous completion functions is available.
  • EtherShare provides reliable, high performance network services for Apple Macintosh on SPARC based machines and gives Solaris applications powerful, flexible printing options on PostScript devices: fast AppleShare compatible file server (incl. AFP2.1 privileges, DOS short names, fast Find File, Alias, ...); up to 250 volumes per EtherShare server; volumes larger than 2 GB; support for CD ROM. Throughput between Macintosh and SPARC server up to 800 kilobytes/sec over Ethernet. Number of print spoolers only limited by Solaris resources. Print to PostScript devices over AppleTalk, IP, directly attached or via shared memory; support of LocalTalk ImageWriter and DeskWriter.

    Comfortable set up of Solaris print queues; sophisticated font management. Terminal emulation with Communication Toolbox and ADSP support. PowerBook users on the road can dial into SPARC host via modem with Apple's Remote Access Server. User friendly Macintosh front-end to Unix mail. Supports and routes AppleTalk via LocalTalk, Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI.
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