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ASNA announces Visual RPG 3.5

ASNA, San Antonio, Texas, a developer of visual programming and systems software, announced Visual RPG 3.5. This release includes enhancements to AVR 3.5's integrated development environment (IDE), user interface control enhancements and enhanced RPG syntax capabilities. It also has increased database capabilities.

Coinciding with the release of AVR 3.5 is also the release of Aceler8DB 5.0 (ADB 5.0), which provides a database on local PCs and Windows NT2000 Servers. According to the company, this product is functionally equivalent to DB2/400 and allows AVR applications to connect to AS/400's.


The Original Software Group announces TestWEB

Original Software Group, Chicago, Il., providers of productivity solutions for iSeries and the Web announced TestWEB, module for the iSeries 400 testing solution, TestBench400. This product will enable iSeries based e-business application, from the Web-based elements through back office systems processes, thus verifying online transactions from origination to completion.

TestWEB provides record and playback testing for browser applications and in isolation is effective on any platform. It is designed to integrate with TestBench400's existing iSeries 400-based testing elements.

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Affirmative announces new 5350 emulation products

Affirmative Computer Products , Tempe, Ariz., announced a suite of new connectivity products. The 5250 Emulation kit with an extended list of features, including TCP/IP over Twinax cable, and a compact Gateway in a box, which will allow PCs and Affirmative YEStation Extra Thin Clients to gain access to non-IP capable Twinax hosts such as S/36 and Advanced/36 hosts. The company also announced YESterm TCP/IP 5250 Emulation software for connecting personal computers and Thin Clients to AS/400 and iSeries systems. According to the company YESterm allows the convenience of a PCI Plug and Play for easier installation and automatic configuration, providing up to seven display/printer sessions.

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Neartek, Inc. announces full-packaged solutions for iSeries

Neartek, Inc. , New York, N.Y., a global provider of enterprise virtual storage solutions, Monday announced from the COMMON Spring 2001 IT Education Conference and Expo in New Orleans the introduction of library sharing capabilities and virtual storage solutions for the AS/400/iSeries. These bundled solutions will bring, for the first time, tape virtualization to the AS/400/iSeries market as well as tape library sharing technology at an affordable price.

Two Neartek products will play a big role in offering these solutions, Virtual Storage Engine (VSEngine), which allows mainframe, midrange and open systems to centrally, simultaneously perform backup, retrieval, DR and archiving, and the Virtual Library Manager (VLM), which addresses the increasing costs and efforts of managing mission-critical data and tape resources in enterprise computing and emerging Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. Neartek's launch of these solutions will put an end to the isolation of the AS/400/iSeries platforms in IT infrastructure, and allow library sharing among AS/400/iSeries and open systems at a lower price. Additionally, Neartek's package will bring tape virtualization to the AS/400/iSeries market, and is the first to offer this solution and grant AS/400/iSeries users access to virtual tape technology.

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Mortice Kern Systems, Inc. (MKS) announces Implementer 5.2

Mortice Kern Systems, Inc., Ontario, Canada, a developer of software solutions, a new release for MKS Implementer, a change management solution for iSeries and AS/400 development organizations, that extends support for OS/400. The changes in this service pack release include enhancements for OS/400 V5R1 support for 250 libraries on a library list, and enhancements to Implementer's existing Domino development.

According to the company MKS Implementer will support the needs of enterprises with tightly integrated applications as they begin to utilize this new feature to simplify the structure of their software.


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