Samsung to show new Am29000 X terminals at Xhibition in San Jose This week, at the annual Xhibition technical conference and exhibition show in San Jose, California, Samsung Electronics America will be showing off its two new Am29000-based X terminals. The SGS-CA1 and SGS-CA2, intended for CAD/CAM, scientific desktop publishing applications, are said to be […]
Samsung to show new Am29000 X terminals at Xhibition in San Jose
This week, at the annual Xhibition technical conference and exhibition show in San Jose, California, Samsung Electronics America will be showing off its two new Am29000-based X terminals. The SGS-CA1 and SGS-CA2, intended for CAD/CAM, scientific desktop publishing applications, are said to be user-installable in minutes. They come with 4Mb RAM standard, and X11 Release 4. The SGS-CA1 includes a non-interlaced colour display supporting 1,024 by 768 pixels; the SGS-CA2 uses a 19 1,280 by 1,024 screen along with 2Mb of video RAM. Shipments start this month. Pricing was not available.
Bristol Technology will formally unwrap Windows-to-Unix software
And this is the week for Bristol Technology Inc, Ridgefield, Connecticut, formally to unwrap its new-fangled Windows-to-Unix software, Wind/U, at the show. The potentially breakthrough technology promises to enable Windows applications to run native as Motif Unix applications via a recompile, and springboard Windows developers into the Unix marketplace. Bristol will be demonstrating its test case, a Windows CASE analysis and design tool called ObjectMaker from MS-DOS house Mark V Systems that has been converted for Unix with Wind/U. The Unix version of ObjectMaker goes into beta test this month. Mark V president Herman Fisher says he has a common set of source code running on Windows 3.1, NT (beta) and Unix while maintaining all the Windows functionality. Bristol also plans to enter a joint development with Montreal, Canada-based Visual Edge Technologies Inc, supplier of the UIM/X GUI development tool. Wind/U, a complete set of Windows application interfaces operating under Motif that Bristol wrote, is in beta test and will ship in the fourth quarter at $50,000 per licence.
LSI Logic catapults into X terminal market with RISC-based Racer X Board
Milpitas, California-based LSI Logic Corp is this week catapulting itself into the X terminal market with the introduction of the RISC-based Racer X Board, which enables OEM customers to build monochrome or colour X-terminals around the MIPS Computer Systems Inc R3000 RISC. The Racer X Board is also, says LSI, destined for the personal computer and Apple Computer Inc Macintosh markets. The board is based on LSI’s embedded version of the R3000, called the LR33020 Graph X Controller, supports 25/33 and 40MHz operations. Other competitors also gunning for the R3000 X-terminal market are Integrated Device Technology Inc and Performance Semiconductor Corp. At the same time, Intel Corp and Motorola Inc are also in the offing with their versions of chips designed for X-terminals. The Racer X Board comes in two versions, an 8-bit colour or monochrome unit. Both versions include 4Mb of RAM expandable to 8Mb. The 25MHz colour board sells for $4,000, the monochrone version $3,000.
Crosswind shows Synchronise time tool
Felton, California-based Crosswind Technologies Inc says its Synchronise 1.2 time management tool will support Santa Cruz Operation Open Desktop 2.0. It is an X-based tool using a multiple time zone support enabling schedules, tasks and resources to be transparently managed across wide area networks.
ATI signs deal with Metro Link to run graphics accelerator with Metro server
Ottawa, Ontario-based ATI Technologies Inc has struck up a deal with Metro Link Inc to run ATI’s Ultra graphics accelerator board and Metro’s Metro-X X11.5 server together to give Intel Corp 80386 and 80486 systems X Window functionality. An XWindow system running in an Unix environment, Metro-X 2.0 will run under Santa Cruz Operation Inc Unix, Unix System Laboratories’ System V.4 or Interactive Systems Corp’s Unix . ATI’s graphics Ultra boards come in 512Kb and 1Mb configurations with extended drawing capabilities reaching maximum rates of 10-pixel vectors per second, which plug into AT bus or Micro Channel systems. Metro-X, supports X colour management system, PEX 3D library, X and Motif shared libraries. Metro Link’s Metro-X server costs $300; ATI Ultra boards are $600 for the 512Kb,
and $700 for the 1Mb board.
Megatek to preview latest member of graphics family X-Cellerator, Esprix
San Jose, California-based Megatek Corp will preview the newest member of its graphics family X-Cellerator, Esprix. The Megatek Esprix board accelerates X11.5, the Open Software Foundation’s Motif graphical user interface, SunView applications and window managers. A one-slot Sbus, Esprix features a graphics rendering processor, an 8-bit colour frame buffer, and is binary compatible with X Window and Open Windows software; it is from $2,500.
Sunrise Software releases latest version of Motif productivity tool
Rhode Island-based Sunrise Software International, is releasing the latest version of ezX 3.2, its flagship graphical user interface prototype productivity tool for Motif. As a protoype tool, ezX 3.2 enables users to revise the user interface without recompiling the application, as well as generating C, Ada or UIL data structures. EzX 3.2 is also compatible with C++, Fortran and C languages. As a graphical design tool, ezX 3.2 features colour image editor, WYSIWYG functions, integrated resource editor – which controls the attributes of Motif widgets – as well as replacing widget or re-parenting widgets capabilities in a drag and drop format. EzX is available on Sun Microsystems Inc’s Sparcstations, DEC’s VAX, IBM RS/6000 and Silicon Graphics Inc’s Iris workstations. The Sun Microsystems version sells for $3,500 per user.
SL Corp launches graphical modelling system for Motif, Open Look, DECwindows
SL Corp, Corle Madera, California-based object-oriented graphics software company, will be launching SL-GMS, its graphical modelling system for Motif, Open Look and DECwindows interfaces, at the Xhibition show. Used to develop embedded dynamic graphical screens into application software, the features of SL-GMS include a drawing tool set, input objects functions using graphical interactive screen management objects or GISMOs; model instance compression and double buffering maximise application performance. Metafiles can be saved in an ASCII format, enabling applications and files to be exported and imported in and out of Unix and VAX environments. Intended for the aerospace, corporate and manufacturing sectors SL-GMS is available now. No prices have been given for the product.