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FRAMINGHAM (01/21/2000) - Cybernet Systems Corp. this week will upgrade its NetMax Linux-based thin servers to the Linux 2.2 kernel. The NetMax appliance servers will get a performance boost through support for up to 1G byte of additional RAM and an increase in the number of files that can be open at one time. The company also is adding support for Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Cyrix processors and chipsets. The NetMax appliances include an option for symmetric multiprocessing support. Available now, the servers are priced at $100.

Cybernet: www.cybernet.com

Sun Microsystems Inc. last week said PC connectivity software vendor WRQ will now provide PC-to-Unix host connectivity for Sun customers. WRQ's Reflection products will replace Sun's Network Client and Solstice NFS Client offerings, which are being phased out, Sun says. Sun users will be encouraged to purchase WRQ's Reflection Suite for X, which allows the integration of Unix graphical applications on a PC, as well as WRQ's Reflection NFS, which lets Windows PC users access file and print resources from a Unix server. Both WRQ products are available now. Pricing for Reflection Suite for X starts at $300 per seat; Reflection NFS starts at $85.

WRQ: www.wrq.com/sunsolstice

Cabletron Systems Inc. last week announced a high-speed wireless bridge designed to establish high-speed connectivity between buildings without having to install cable or lease T-1 lines.

The High Rate RoamAbout bridge conforms to the 802.11b standard for 11M bit/sec wireless data. Available now, the bridge costs $1,799.

Cabletron: www.cabletron.com

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