New Internet access.
Canadian company Eicon Technology
announced at the exhibition its new product -
a communication platform for Internet access on
SCO server database. During February , the series
presentations of this product took place all over the
the world, and at UnixExpo'96, a software manager arrived in Moscow
Unix products of the company Marc Perrin. The meeting with him
took place at the stand of Race Communications - the main
the Russian partner of Eicon Technology.
Talking about the features of the new development, he
noted that it was conducted jointly with SCO as
part of a project to create an Internet server under the codename
named ATLAS. "It is about
The Internet server," Mr. Perrin emphasized. - Because
our communication platform provides
connecting the server and the local network
directly to the Internet". ATLAS Project ideology
implied the presence of very fast
communication channels that, according to Mr.
Perren, managed to be implemented due to
using Eicon Technology. In particular,
communication card built into the server,
avoids excessive traffic
local area network: traffic for the Internet generated by
by the server, directly transmitted to the network
Internet, bypassing intermediate communication
devices like routers. Standard
the speed of the server connection to the Internet is 2
Mbit/s. Thus, according to Mr. Perrin,
the user gets something more by
features than a traditional web server.
"The WWW server is ultimately just an environment
processing hypertext messages," he explained.
- Our Internet server provides users with
features such as an asynchronous port for
transmitting information, access authorization, as
well as various billing (settlement)
According to email@example.com">Dmitry Orlov,
The technical director of Race Communications, Russian
will find the cost of the proposed solution especially attractive.
For example, the resources of the communication controller
Eicon Technology firms are such that as a server
you can use a much less powerful
computer than is necessary, for example, for installation
NT servers. According to his estimates, a ready-made solution
it works satisfactorily in real conditions
based on a Pentium 75 MHz server with 32 MB of RAM.
Also, the statement of Mr.
Perrin that SCO and Eicon Technology have agreed on a new
approach to pricing by deciding that the price BY
should become purely nominal, i.e. the customer
I have to pay mainly for the equipment.
Thus, to implement a ready-made solution,
providing direct access to the Internet
from the local corporate network, required by SCO
Open Server 5, Eicon-card communication controller,
software modules for its management and
Eicon Technology communication products.
The last group is a new family
Eicon card Connection for Unix, which includes three products: IP
Connect, X.25 Connect, SNA Connect. At the beginning of March it is
the equipment can be ordered in Russia.
Mr. Perrin particularly noted the properties of product X.25
Connect, which, according to him, is
a fully functional development environment
applications focused on communication
channels x.25. It implements two methods of working with
X.25: streams technology, standard for the Unix environment, and
an original interface that allows you to transfer
applications to other operating systems. The latest feature
(Eicon Technology's own development) opens
new horizons for X.25 networks.
Race Communications specializes in
system integration in the field of corporate and
telecommunication systems. Company
offers solutions based on products and
technologies of the world's leading manufacturers
network and computer equipment and software
Software: Motorola ING, PairGain, Cisco, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, RAD Data,
MultiTech, Eicon, APC, Novell, Citrix, Patton Electronics, etc. More
For more information about Race Communications, please
to find out by phone (495) 785-0770, on the Web server www.race.ru or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .