DevDepot, the source for Mac OS, Windows, Palm and Linux technical, developer, Web content developing, and system development tools, announced its first quarter results, which are its best ever.
First quarter 2001 sales grew 21.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2000, and excluding trade show sales, 37 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2000. The quantity of orders processed grew 17.3 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2000, and DevDepot’s customer base grew 25 percent.
Contributing to the growth is not only a renewed interest in the technical products market, but also DevDepot’s addition of several “mini-stores” such as its RAM Store, according to Neil Ticktin, CEO of DevDepot’s parent company Xplain Corporation.
DevDepot will have a large presence at both Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (May 21-25 in San Jose, CA), he added.
Also, we haven’t checked it out personally, but the folks at Unison Information Systems say their new RAID I/O Fibre IDE is platform agnostic, as well as the “lowest cost external Fibre Channel RAID Subsystem in the world.”
The company said they’ve taken the designs of their past RAID I/O Flyer designs, the FLYER II and Flyer III, and enhanced the interface from SCSI to Fibre Channel (FC-AL) on the host side. On the drive side, the Fibre Channel talks to Fast ATA/Enhanced IDE compatible interface, with Ultra ATA/100 Data Transfer Rate.
The customer can benefit from higher data transfer rate (up to 100MB/s) and Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) topology, up to 126 nodes connection and 30 meters in copper cable, or 10km in optical cable. Unison said this redesign offers the customer “the confidence of the RAID I/O FLYER II and III products, combined with the new performance, speed and cost advantages of the RAID I/O FIBRE IDE.” The system is targeted to commercial, industrial, educational, government and consumer markets where fault tolerant data storage is needed to protect programs, files, records, graphics and other vital data.
The RAID I/O FIBRE IDE plugs into any host systems with a SCSI port. Pricing starts at US$9,596.
On a lighter note, the folks at MacSurfshop reports that, in an effort to do their part in the California power shortage, they’re urging everyone to “help conserve electricity…UNPLUG a PC!” And they have a T-shirt that says the same thing.
The tee is available at the MacSurfshop Web site for $12.95. It comes on a 100 percent cotton, white short-sleeved T and in sizes Large, X-Large and XX-Large.