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June 16th, 2000

[6:00 AM] UNIX Based AppleTalk Server Upgraded With New Features
by Staff

HELIOS Software has announced EtherShare 2.6, an update to its UNIX-based AppleTalk server solution. The new version adds support for Unicode/UTF-8 volumes and fast print preview over TCP/IP. According to HELIOS:

Major features of EtherShare 2.6 include high performance UNIX implementation of AppleTalk networking including support for routing, AppleShare IP, advanced spooling and print support, and PostScript Type 1 & 3 font server for all printers and UNIX Text to PostScript printing.

Significant new features to EtherShare 2.6 include: Unicode/UTF-8 volumes that enable different clients to see the same file names; remote EtherShare Admin over TCP and AppleTalk; non-blocking EtherShare Admin; fast Print Preview over TCP/IP using Fast Ethernet; Desktop Tools including Unicode support for: UNIX "cp, mv, rmdir, mkdir, touch, chmod, chown, chgrp and ls.

Also new to EtherShare 2 .6 is Japanese Shift-JIS support, user and password protected print queues, print queues that disable background printing eliminating temporary files and increasing print job speeds; HELIOS Mail support for MIME with support for new file attachment formats including base64, binhex, uuencode and uuencode AppleSingle file format; improved memory management by HELIOS Mail requiring only 1 MB memory regardless of size of attachments; and new support for Mac OS Navigation services. A new 680 page manual fully documents covers all new and existing EtherShare 2.6 features.

EtherShare 2.6 is available for a wide variety of Unix-based systems including Apple's Mac OS X Server and Linux Pentium based servers. Windows 95, 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 clients are integrated to the same server via the now shipping HELIOS PCShare 3.0.

EtherShare is available for a base price of US$1300 (which can go up with add-ons) and you can find more information about it at HELIOS' site.


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