Stories by Dennis Sellers

Company develops competitor to Bluetooth

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is introducing a new technology called WirelessUSB that it says could leapfrog Bluetooth to create a standard for wirelessly linking peripherals such as mice and keyboards to a personal computer.

4D Australasia plans higher profile

Since the launch of 4D Australasia -- a branch of 4D Inc. -- in March, the company has already eclipsed the total Australasian earnings for 4D database sales in 2001, boosting the number of users of the software to more than 25,000 throughout Australia and New Zealand, according to company officials.

Toshiba introduces new 5GHz WLAN chipset

Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has announced a new 5GHz range chipset that the company says provides the essential components for a high-speed, broadband wireless LAN (WLAN) and conforms to the IEEE 802.11a specification.

PerformNAS appliance targets multiprotocol environments

InoStor has announced its PerformNAS appliance, a scalable Network Attached Storage solution designed for the cross-platform file serving demands of small and mid-sized businesses that have multi-protocol environments serving Mac, Unix, Windows and Linux clients. Shipments to channel partners have begun with general availability to all customers in July.

Helios beta server software available

Helios Software GmbH has made available a beta version of a major upgrade to its suite of network and prepress server software with the final version due in September.

HyperTransport networking extensions unveiled

The HyperTransport Technology Consortium, which was founded to develop, promote and manage specifications of the HyperTransport I/O link, Mondayannounced new networking extensions to address the "high-performance" demands of networking and telecommunication applications.

Web Consortium officially recommends P3P 1.0

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has issued the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation, representing cross-industry agreement on an XML-based language for expressing Web site privacy policies.

Volera joins Internet Streaming Media Alliance

Volera, a provider of intelligent content networking software solutions and a subsidiary of Novell, has joined the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA). Volera makes Excelerator, a QuickTime-compatible caching server designed to speed end-user access to online content.

Internet alliance okays MPEG-4 AAC licensing

The Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA), which was co-founded by Apple Computer Inc., has announced its support for the MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) licensing models recently introduced by Dolby Laboratories Inc.

New 60 GB 5400 RPM drives available for PowerBooks

PowerBook owners wanting to beef up their system with more storage capacity may want to check out a new high capacity 2.5 inch 60 GB 5400 rpm hard disk drive from Trans Intl. It lets you maximize the internal storage capacity of PB systems at up to 60 GB at the "fastest possible data transfer rate an internal 2.5 inch drive can deliver," according to the folks at Trans Intl.

Steltor sues AOL for use of collaboration tools

PowerBook owners wanting to beef up their system with more storage capacity may want to check out a new high capacity 2.5 inch 60 GB 5400 rpm hard disk drive from Trans Intl. It lets you maximize the internal storage capacity of PB systems at up to 60 GB at the "fastest possible data transfer rate an internal 2.5 inch drive can deliver," according to the folks at Trans Intl.