San Jose, Calif.— March 28, 2000—Solution-Soft announced the release of Time Machine version 3.6, date simulation software that allows Windows NT users to run applications in their own time zone by simulating a different date and/or time. This new upgrade will allow up to 20,000 configured virtual clocks, extending the versatility for users of Microsoft [MSFT] Terminal Server, Citrix [CTXS] MetaFrame users, and thin clients using products such as the Wyse Winterm product.
Time Machine provides multi time zone settings in the Windows NT environment. Clients such as email programs, scheduling software, and server processes often need to see their local time while logged into a remote server in another time zone or a variety of problems will incur. Users are late for meetings, email doesn’t reflect the ‘real’ time of sending, orders are not delivered on time, and flights are missed among other problems.
With the dramatic growth of Terminal Server and ASP installations, and the predictions for even more growth in the future, the ability to provide user-based application time has become increasingly needed. The only other option for time zone correction is to purchase and manage a separate server for each time zone serviced, which can cost well over $10,000 per time zone, plus the costs associated with managing this new hardware.
Application Service Providers (ASP) and Terminal Servers host user applications remotely, resulting in dramatically reduced IT costs. This allows end users to install less expensive hardware such as thin-client devices or use web-browsers to access the applications without needing the system resources that would be necessary in a more traditional desktop environment.
Virtual Clock has many uses
Time Machine, developed as a Y2K testing tool, is used by many companies for successful date and time testing of sensitive applications as well as allowing remote users to see their local time while logged into an NT server in another time zone. Any application or user process may be run under any date or time needed. Mr. Jérôme Gauvrit, IT manager of Bodet said, “Beyond Y2K testing, we learned that Time Machine could add flexibility to our business. When asked for statistical results from a past period, we were able to utilize Time Machine to run the application at a specified date. Thus, we found that Time Machine could help complete time-sensitive tasks without modifying batch jobs or source code.”
Pricing and Availability
The Time Machine software is currently available starting at a license price of $1,500 for a single-processor server.
Solution-Soft is the provider of software for Online Archivingtm and for bandwidth management in the Internet infrastructure and the enterprise. Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft now boasts more than 2,000 customers, including AT&T, Boeing, FedEx, and 3M. Solution-Soft’s market presence is also bolstered by partnerships with Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), NCR (NYSE: NCR), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Sybase (NASDAQ: SYBS). Solution-Soft is privately held and based in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit www.solution-soft.com.
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