FRAMINGHAM (04/05/2000) - Wingra Technologies Inc. in June will ship a major upgrade to its NetJunction message switch, which is used by large companies such as TimeWarner and British Aerospace to integrate different e-mail and groupware systems.
NetJunction 5.0 provides Windows NT-based access to Lotus cc:Mail and Novell GroupWise systems instead of DOS-based access, which allows for remote management. The latest version also features enhanced directory synchronization, faster performance for Internet mail and supports Lotus Notes 5.0. NetJunction 5.0 runs on Hewlett-Packard Unix servers and prices start at $50,000.
The Interactive Financial Exchange Forum, the Alexandria, Virginia, organization seeking to develop XML-based specifications for online billing and presentation, has released IFX 1.0.1 for public review at www. ifxforum.org.
The forum, whose board includes representatives from AT&T, Bank of America, CheckFree, Citigroup, EDS and IBM, wants to finalize the online billing specification by April 24.
Later this month, Sun Microsystems Inc. will ship Forte Fusion 2.0, server software that uses XML to let Web applications exchange data with back-end systems. New features include support for Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation, which will let Forte Fusion translate between different XML dialects. Also, performance has been tweaked to run up to a million active processes at once, according to Sun.