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March Networks announced that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has selected the company's VideoSphere solution to enhance its security operations in multiple airports across the country. The integrated systems include March Networks' Video Management System (VMS) software and Edge encoders, as well as host and storage servers from Sun Microsystems. Customs and Border Protection Service currently serves more than 20 million passengers annually at eight international airports throughout Australia, working closely with other government and international agencies to detect and deter the unlawful movement of goods and people. VideoSphere was selected based on the system's high reliability, advanced video management, and ability to support existing CCTV cameras. "Our VideoSphere VMS-based systems deliver the centralized video management and live monito... (more)

iPlanet Application Server 6.5 Improves Developer Productivity 10X Across J2EE and Sun ONE Platforms

(Santa Clara, CA) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced iPlanet Application Server 6.5, featuring a new application framework offering developers prebuilt Java components based on best design practices that can be easily assembled to form the infrastructure of J2EE applications up to 10 times faster than previously possible. Additional new features in iPlanet Application Server 6.5 enable developers to expose business processes as Web services, enhance services on demand support through tight integration with Sun's Forte(TM) for Java integrated development environment (IDE), and off... (more)

Altaworks Panorama 1.5 Advances J2EE Performance Management and Offers Expanded Support for IBM WebSphere® and DB2®

(May 7, 2002) - At the annual IBM DeveloperWorks Live conference, Altaworks Corporation announced the release of PanoramaTM1.5. With this latest version, Altaworks pioneers the industry's first capability for automating the detection of probable causes of performance problems down to the method level. Altaworks has also expanded its management of IBM-based environments by adding support for IBM WebSphere 4.0 and IBM's Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) API and by enhancing its monitoring of IBM's DB2® database. The advanced capabilities in this latest version of Panorama... (more)

Letting Web Users Fib Scientifically Is Key to IBM's Web Privacy Technique

(June 5, 2002) - If you're an online merchant, ask a visitor to your site a simple question, and you're likely to get a misleading answer, if you get anything at all. That's the dilemma prompting a new privacy-enhancing data mining technique being developed by Dr. Rakesh Agrawal and Dr. Ramakrishnan Srikant, researchers at IBM's Almaden (CA) Research Center. The project addresses the Catch-22 created by Web users entering false personal data on sites to protect their privacy, and e-businesses relying on the data to develop data models and deliver customized services. "Our resear... (more)

SDA Releases the eXoDy Application Development System

(September 10, 2002) - The eXoDy development system for complex J2EE/Oracle business applications is now available from SDA Corporation. eXoDy solves the problems of high development costs, long development cycles and poor responsiveness to changing demands inherent in such development by automatically generating over 90% of the end-to-end application from users' XML business descriptions. The resulting code is correct by construction and at the same time fully customizable, extensible, and high performance. eXoDy target users include corporate IT departments, system integrators, ... (more)