Ilog CPLEX 9.0
Ilog has released the latest version of
its CPLEX optimization product, which includes support for .NET. Version 9.0,
features Ilog Concert Technology as the language interface, providing users with
the choice of writing applications in Java, C++ and now .NET-supported
The latest version of Ilog CPLEX enables users to build and deploy
optimization applications using any .NET supported language, including Microsoft
Visual Basic and C#. Additional new features in Version 9.0 include performance
enhancements and quadratically constrained programming (QCP), which enables
financial planners to utilize a math-based, quantitative approach to portfolio
management that is said to extend their control over mitigating risk factors.
Constraint modeling capabilities enable linear and logical constraints to be
combined in complex applications, enabling users to develop decision support
systems faster by providing a more natural way of describing their model.
Pricing for Ilog CPLEX 9.0 starts at $15,000 for a development license;
volume discounts apply.
Inc., Mountain View, Calif., http://www.ilog.com
Empirix e-Test suite 6.8, OneSight 4.8
Empirix Inc. has launched
Empirix e-Test suite 6.8 and OneSight 4.8, two solutions said to be designed
specifically for Web services testing and monitoring.
Both products feature a new, optional Web services script wizard that
simplifies the scripting required to test and monitor Web services. This means
that complex, multi-step Web services transaction scripts can be created without
any programming and deployed in minutes. The products are said to provide
testing and monitoring choices to companies that need to perform deep, accurate
tests of Web services, and then monitor those Web services in production for
ongoing quality assurance and service-level management.
Empirix Inc., Waltham, Mass.,
SmartSignal Equipment Condition Monitoring (ECM) 3.0
Condition Monitoring (ECM) 3.0 is a business solution that includes enhancements
to SmartSignal's early-warning enterprise software application.
The product is said to go beyond traditional trends monitoring systems by
providing real-time asset health monitoring of complex equipment and operating
conditions. The ECM solution delivers critical information that is needed to
implement real-time, need-based maintenance for deteriorating equipment.
Easier deployment across fleets is accomplished via an improved WorkBench
engineering environment module. Improvements allow users greater flexibility in
configuring fleets, importing data, fleet-wide monitoring and deployment.
Updated modeling capabilities can calculate variables based on functions of
various sensor inputs. In addition to equipment data and other sensor values,
customers can now include non-sensor inputs from multiple sources, from repair
cycles to state variables. Improved fleet monitoring in Version 3.0 enables
companies to receive notifications of potential equipment failure via e-mail or
pager. A reporting package incorporated into Version 3.0 delivers customized
configured reports that allow customers more insight into the health of their
For more information, please contact SmartSignal.
SmartSignal Corp., Chicago, Ill.,
Equivalent Script V1.1
Equivalent Script V1.1 is a SQL tool that
develops equivalent SQL scripts for multiple database servers.
The product allows users to develop entire SQL scripts once, and then
generate the equivalent SQL dialect for multiple database servers with a single
button click. Scripts generated by Equivalent Script require no post-editing. In
addition, the Intuitive interface allows users to create and generate scripts,
or they can programmatically access the Document Object from within their own
Program registration is $395.
Red Earth Technologies, Queensland, Australia,
Outside In Image
The Software Components Division of Stellent
Inc. has released Outside In Image Export. The product converts content in
multiple document formats to image files, which is said to eliminate the costs
related to writing and maintaining custom image conversion technologies.
The product directly converts more than 100 native file types to BMP, GIF,
JPG and PNG formats, as well as to TIFF. Image Export allows developers to
adjust a file's resolution, color depth settings and size, enabling the creation
of a range of images.
Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., http://www.stellent.com
Integrated Computer Solutions has announced GraphPak, a
programming library of 2-D and 3-D charting objects. It is built on the Qt
framework from Trolltech AS and the KD Chart product from Klaralvdalens
The product is an OO programming library that provides software developers
with a set of C++ objects to create charts or graphs that aid in the visual
presentation of technical and business data.
Integrated Computer Solutions, Cambridge, Mass.,
LBM Systems has released its Axiar suite of output management
software that gives companies the ability to manage print runs, format output
and archive data.
The Axiar Format module formats output generated by computer systems to
present information for conducting day-to-day business. The Axiar Deliver module
allows users to manage the output of their data and deliver it to where it is
needed. The Deliver module works by accepting the output from an app or user,
selecting a destination and then monitoring the transmission.
LBM Systems, New Canaan, Conn.,
Waveset Technologies has
introduced Waveset Lighthouse Directory Master, which enables enterprises and
government groups to manage disparate identity data across directory
This is accomplished through Waveset's Virtual Identity Manager, an index of
pointers that correlate identity information across directories while leaving
the data where it natively resides. This eliminates the need to create and
maintain a 'master' repository of user data.
Waveset Technologies Inc., Austin, Texas,
Rocketinfo Desktop is software for finding and
sharing current news and business information. It is available from
The product is a downloadable software application that facilitates the
collection, categorization and sharing of current information, right from your
desktop. Rocketinfo Desktop allows anyone to track current news, financial and
company information, market research, white papers and newly published books.
Users can then take this relevant content and deliver it to their
A fully functioning 14-day free trial version of Rocketinfo Desktop is
available for download at http://www.rocketdesktop.com/downloads.html.
The product can be purchased for $69.
Inc., Ottawa, Canada, http://www.rocketinfo.com
Spirian Deployability Version 3.5
Spirian has introduced Version 3.5
of Spirian Deployability, a software application that is said to automate the
process of OS migrations.
Version 3.5 includes patent-pending data preservation logic, site autonomy
for real-world deployments, and advanced communication and monitoring. IT
administrators can now monitor and manage a migration at their site or initiate
migrations at multiple sites from a master location. A dashboard allows
administrators to view status and control progress of migrations at any level,
even allowing them to drill down to an individual device.
Spirian, Chicago, Ill.,
Orion Network Performance Monitor Version 6.4
Performance Monitor Version 6.4 allows users to discover their network and
create network maps that monitor and alert on network availability and bandwidth
utilization. Other monitoring and alerting capabilities include CPU load, disk
space, memory utilization, network latency, packet loss and errors. In addition,
a new ad hoc report writer allows users to create and access reports on network
statistics retained in the product's three-year historical database.
The product ranges in price from $1,975 to $9,975 for the unlimited
SolarWinds.Net Inc., Tulsa,
DeviceLock is a tool that allows users to restrict access
to local devices running Windows NT/ 2000/XP and Windows Server 2003.
The product enables IT personnel to control user access to floppy drives,
other removable media, CD-ROM drives, tape devices or USB, FireWire, infrared,
and serial and parallel ports.
A single-user license of DeviceLock is $35.
SmartLine Inc., San Ramon, Calif.,
ULC Visual Builder for
IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer v.5.0.1
Canoo has released ULC Visual Builder for IBM WebSphere Studio
Application Developer v.5.0.1.
The product supports visual construction of
rich client user interfaces for J2EE apps within the WebSphere Studio
development environment. ULC enables development of apps that mix and match HTML
clients and rich clients, both sharing the same business objects and software
RoboHelp X4 is said to be the next generation in Help
authoring technology for Web-based and desktop applications.
The latest version accelerates the creation of Help systems based on Adobe
FrameMaker documents by allowing users to convert any number of FrameMaker
documents to .MIF format for importing into RoboHelp. Users can also merge
multiple Help projects on any desktop or server; this allows multiple authors to
work independently on different sections of a Help system and then merge all the
sections into a single help system at runtime.
Pricing for RoboHelp X4 starts at $379.
eHelp Corp., San Diego, Calif., http://www.ehelp.com
Serena ChangeMan DS,
Software Change Manager for Distributed Systems
Serena Software has integrated Serena ChangeMan DS, Software Change
Manager for Distributed Systems, with the latest version of Mercury
Interactive's global test management software, TestDirector.
The integration allows customers to perform version control and change
management of apps to ensure test script, program and document integrity. It
also ensures that testing activity is aligned with the code base, enabling QA
personnel to obtain testing status and correct defects.
Serena Software, San Mateo, Calif.,
LogicLibrary has released Logidex 2.0, a model-based
software development asset (SDA) mapping and discovery engine.
V2.0 features seamless integration with IBM WebSphere, allowing developers to
use Logidex capabilities alongside other WebSphere Studio tools. Further
additions include an SDK that automates asset loading, improved enterprise-scale
performance capabilities, and access to Sun Microsystems' J2EE Core Patterns and
RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes.
LogicLibrary, Pittsburgh, Pa., http://www.logiclibrary.com
Aonix has debuted Ameos, its new modeling environment. The
product will implement UML 2.0 profiles, MDA-based model transformation and a
Ameos implements a transformation engine based on MDA. By creating a
platform-independent model (PIM), the model's level of abstraction increases and
dependency on the target platform is reduced. By model transformation, the PIM
is then transferred into a platform-specific model (PSM) that contains the
technical details. Ameos/UML Modeler focuses on the modeling process and
supports UML and third-party integration; Ameos/UML Analyst meets analyst and
system engineering needs; and Ameos/UML Developer is geared to the software
Aonix, San Diego, Calif., http://www.aonix.com
TeamWorks 4 is the latest version of Lombardi Software's
Version 4 includes zero-code scoreboards that provide enterprise-wide
visibility into every aspect of end-to-end processes; zero-code process
performance and business data tracking; and a patent-pending technology for
collecting, tracking and correlating business and process metrics between
managed and external systems inside the firewall or through external
participants. In addition, orchestration and collaboration features enable
multiple process participants to work on single process instances, regardless of
location or schedule.
Lombardi Software, Austin,
170 Systems has announced its new
170 MarkView Self-Service Invoice capability that enable employees throughout an
organization to create and request invoice processing, check requests and
invoices from their desktops via a Web-based application.
Using MarkView Self-Service Invoice functionality, part of the 170 MarkView
business process software solution, employees can create check requests and
invoices, provide supporting documentation in any digital format, and verify
that invoices they have submitted have been approved and paid -- all from their
desktop. By validating the invoice data using the rules defined in the Oracle
E-Business Suite, invoices are created in Oracle Payables without requiring the
intervention of Accounts Payable. These transactions are created according to
the business rules and hierarchy established by the company, enabling the data
to be captured online and then validated against the Oracle Accounts Payable
tables prior to payment.
Systems Inc., Cambridge, Mass., http://www.170systems.com
iManage WorkSite MP 3.1
iManage WorkSite MP 3.1 is an application
suite that combines document management, collaboration, workflow and portal
functionality in an integrated Java-based solution that operates seamlessly
across Windows NT, Linux and Solaris platforms.
The product enables customers to freeze the contents of a workspace, thus
archiving an entire project and its contents for research and reference. A
higher performance search engine includes improved support for multilanguage
search, helping global employees locate data in many different
iManage Inc., Foster City, Calif.,
Transformation Services V5.0, IBM Host Access Client Package V4.0, WebSphere
Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1, WebSphere Studio Application Monitor
IBM has released a new set of solutions and services that will enable
companies to better manage the legacy apps and data on which they run their
Host Access Transformation Services V5.0 transforms green screens to a
point-and-click HTML interface delivered through a Web browser. IBM Host Access
Client Package V4.0 provides secure access to apps and data via a Java-enabled
Web browser. WebSphere Studio Asset Analyzer V3.1 assists with componentization,
performs impact analysis and builds connectors. WebSphere Studio Application
Monitor V2.1 helps customers find and correct defects in composite apps spanning
WebSphere and CICS systems.
IBM Corp., Somers, N.Y., http://www.ibm.com
Notification CORBA messaging prod uct
of PrismTech's OpenFusion Notification CORBA messaging product offers an
event-driven messaging system supporting both guaranteed message delivery
(store-and-forward) and content-based routing. The product has been
re-architected with a new, modular design to provide levels of throughput in a
scalable CORBA enterprise messaging solution.
PrismTech, Burlington, Mass.,
Rumba Web-to-Host 5.0
Rumba Web-to-Host 5.0 provides users with
browser-based access to apps on legacy host systems.
Enhancements in Version 5.0 include VBA-type scripting systems that support
direct execution of NetManage's Rumba, Host/Unix Link and ViewNow Scripts, as
well as secure traffic from the client and host systems via the SSL protocol.
Co-existence with Rumba 7.1 lets firms maintain desktop installations of Rumba
when migrating to browser-based access to provide a direct connection as
Pricing starts at $150 per user.
NetManage Inc., Cupertino, Calif., http://www.netmanage.com
Jacada Terminal Emulator Version 5.0
Jacada Ltd. has released Version
5.0 of Jacada Terminal Emulator. The product is a full-featured, browser-based
terminal emulation solution that provides thin-client access to host
V5.0 features a thin-client Java FTP component, expanded Unix support with
VT340 emulation, additional language capability, support for the Java 2
platform, and usability improvements such as customized hotspots and font
A free 30-day evaluation version is available.
Jacada Ltd., Atlanta, Ga.,
Infravio Ensemble Web Services Management
The Infravio Ensemble Web
Services Management Suite from Infravio Inc. supports the new Netegrity Web
Services Reference Architecture.
The product is built around an open, standards-driven, pluggable architecture
that is said to allow for easy integration of the Netegrity TransactionMinder
product, using the reference Architecture as the framework.
Infravio Inc., Cupertino, Calif.,