Today in Products: PassMark releases update to network monitoring software


Fujitsu introduces FLASHWAVE 6100 GPON platform
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. announced the availability of its FLASHWAVE 6100 Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) platform. The Fujitsu GPON family consists of the FLASHWAVE 6100 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and a series of FLASHWAVE 6100 Optical Network Terminals (ONTs).

The FLASHWAVE 6100 GPON platform supports dual- and quad-port GPON cards within a 9U (15.75″) chassis to provide broadband services to up to 10,240 homes and businesses per standard rack. The system is also fully compliant with the ITU-T G.984 standard.

Fujitsu provides a full complement of ONT options for a variety of premises needs. All Fujitsu GPON ONT solutions include an integrated Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) interface, which uses existing coaxial wiring within a home to provide a broadband distribution network.

The FLASHWAVE 6100 GPON system provides 2.488 Gbps of downstream bandwidth and 1.244 Gbps of upstream bandwidth, allowing for residential speeds of up to 75 Mbps per home.

Ensuring wireless security with WirelessMon 2.0
PassMark Software announced the release of WirelessMon 2.0, an update of their wireless network monitoring software. The product is a tool for identifying security risks resulting from unsecured wireless servers and for plotting geographic coverage of wireless networks on a map.

The map plotting feature enables users to create a Wi-Fi coverage map by plotting the relative signal strength and number of detected signals on an imported map. Tracking points may either be entered manually or read directly from GPS devices.

Further improvements include an added channel usage graph showing potential interference, the ability for WirelessMon to act as a connection manager, allowing direct connection to an access-point from within the program and creation of logs that are now saveable in a Microsoft MapPoint compatible format.

A 30-day trial version of WirelessMon 2.0 may be downloaded from the PassMark site. The standard version of the program sells for US$19.00 and the professional edition sells for US$49.00.

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High-Logic releases update to FontCreator for Windows
High-Logic announced the release of FontCreator 5.5, a font editor that lets users modify and create TrueType font character sets and fonts based on OpenType font technology.

The updated drawing tools are designed to simplify the design process. Other new features include align and distribute operations that help to ensure precise positioning. The validation features enable customers to improve the quality of their fonts.

FontCreator can be downloaded as shareware from the company’s site. FontCreator version 5.5 for Windows is available in two editions. The Home edition costs US$79.00 and the Professional edition costs US$149.00.

Secure Your MySQL Databases with MySQL Auto Backup Pro
SwordSky Software has released MySQL Auto Backup Professional Edition 2.0, a Windows program that allows users to schedule the backing up and restoring of remote and local MySQL databases.

MySQL Auto Backup Pro works as a stand-alone utility. There is an option to compress the backup MySQL files to GZIP format, saving disk space. The program features a wizard that simplifies the back up and restoring of files. MySQL Auto Backup Pro can also back up MySQL databases to another server or to another database.

The product runs under Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003 and supports MySQL 3.23 and newer. The program works with MySQL Server running on Windows, MacOS, UNIX/Linux and all supported operating systems. A single-user commercial license costs US$89.95, with a trial version available. A Standard edition is also available for US$69.95.

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