Surf Sense enables the user to look up highlighted text in any Windows program at the press of a hotkey. Simply highlight the text you wish to look up, hit the hotkey, and Internet Explorer will pop up with the search results using your favourite search engine. Surf Sense also features a word recording facility, which when active, buffers the most recently typed words in Windows, and allows the user to search for these words on the Internet via a tray-icon popup.
Surf Sense avoids the need to open Web browsers and browse to search engine sites directly. The program comes with several pre-configured search engines for the U.S, U.K and France, allowing both word and image lookups. It also features the ability for users to add their own custom search engines and search types.
Surf Sense Version 2.0 will run under Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.
Surf Sense Version 2.0 is available now. The price is US$15, and it can be ordered online at http://www.rosettasoftware.com. Multiple licence packs are available.
ObjectTrees releases EnglishToUML Basic 1.0
ObjectTrees Soft Consulting has released EnglishToUML Basic 1.0., a CASE tool for an analysis method to directly generate UML data models from simple sentences written in English.
EnglishToUML has a specialized editor to edit and analyze simple sentences in styled text. It extracts a UML data model from analyzed facts and displays them in a diagram editor. It provides different layouts of the models and also allows manual changes. An user can modify a model’s design details too. Parts of the model can be browsed by browsing the sentences based on their nouns. The models can be exported in pure Java code, and can be also saved in different graphic formats.
EnglishToUML Basic 1.0 costs US$249 and is available from the Website at www.EnglishToUML.com. A free trial version, with complete features, can also be downloaded from the Website.
EnglishToUML runs on Windows 2000, XP and NT. Screen shot is available at http://www.englishtouml.com/images/patentexample-big.jpg.
Sysinfo lets you learn everything about your PC without opening the box
Sysinfo Lab announces the release of ASTRA32 – Advanced System Information Tool, version 1.51, an application that offers solution for anyone who needs to get a comprehensive report on the current PC configuration, including CPU, motherboard, hard disks, S.M.A.R.T., CD/DVD devices, SCSI devices, memory modules, chipset, BIOS, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP devices, DMI/SMBIOS, monitor, video card, sound card, network card, printer and the programs installed.
The built-in report wizard allows you to create file reports in plain text, INI, HTML, XML and CSV formats. ASTRA32 works in both 32 and 64 bit environments and has been tested with Windows XP x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition operating systems. The program also comes with a DOS version created for repair professionals. Updates provide ASTRA32 with the information on processors and devices as they come out.
ASTRA32 unique features:
- Acquiring information directly from hardware information avoiding Windows Registry
- Drivers Troubleshooter
- Quick HDD Health Status checker
- Detailed information about USB and SCSI devices and identification of ATA/ATAPI devices on external UDMA/SATA controllers.
ASTRA32 – Advanced System Information Tool runs under MS Windows NT4/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/XP x64/Server 2003 x64/ 95/98/ME and costs from US$17.95 to US$29.95 for Home licence and from US$27.95 to US$44.95 for Professional licence, depending on the number of licences you purchase. Registered customers will be able to create file reports in plain text, INI, HTML, XML and CSV formats as well as run the program in batch mode. In registered version, the program will also detect devices serial numbers. Registered customers are entitled to free updates during one year, 50% discount after that and lifetime technical support. An evaluation version of ASTRA32 is available as a free download at http://www.astra32.com/files/astra32setup.exe (1.28 Mb)
Agilent announces solution for monitoring converged networks
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the solutions for monitoring and troubleshooting complex SIGTRAN networks. The enhanced QoS Analyzer and Session Trace applications further extend the assureME application portfolio by simplifying the process of managing converged networks (SS7 over IP or circuit-switched). Network quality is ensured through identification and analysis of potential issues, and troubleshooting for problem resolution.
Deploying SIGTRAN manages surging SS7 traffic and enabling services such as voice over IP which deliver network efficiencies and operating expenditure reductions. Agilent’s QoS Analyzer prioritizes critical service and network problems for rapid diagnosis. The solution enables wireless and wireline operators to track extensive set of key performance indicators (KPIs), to manage SIGTRAN networks and to deliver service experience.
Agilent’s Session Trace has evolved to provide critical capabilities to help operators troubleshoot SIGTRAN networks. Customer, service and network problems are detailed from session down to packet decode of signaling and service messages. Combined, these solutions provide problem resolution in three clicks: notification, context and troubleshooting. Further extending their industry proven capabilities, both solutions are integrated into the workflow of operations and engineering, enabling the transfer and sharing of information, and problem diagnosis across departments.
The benefits of Agilent’s QoS Analyzer for SIGTRAN include:
- Ensuring network and service problems are not ignored with configured key performance indicators (KPIs) and thresholds
- Detecting and resolving protocol interworking problems as messages traverse from circuit-switched to IP stacks through nodes to maintain expected network quality
- Assuring that routing algorithms have been set up correctly to balance the load across the network and that bottlenecks are not occurring
- Spotting real-time, logical link-load failures or mis-configurations to reduce outage times
The benefits of Agilent’s Session Trace for SIGTRAN include:
- Resolution of SIGTRAN problems with a simple, intuitive sequence diagram depicting a complex session
- SIGTRAN fault-time-to-fix with one line error messages
- Business-friendly solution that integrates into the workflow of operations and engineering
The Session Trace is now available and the QoS Analyzer is expected to be available by the third calendar quarter of 2007. More information about the QoS Analyzer for SIGTRAN and Session Trace is available at: www.agilent.com/comms/QoSAnalyzerSIGTRAN and www.agilent.com/comms/SessionTrace