FairCom Corp.’s newest version of its Macintosh database Server packs increase security, enhanced portability and functionality, adds new server administrative controls, and a special FairCom Server software developer kit (SDK) that lets Mac developers create application-specific servers, according to MacTech Magazine.
Plus, the update, version 6.10, offers direct support for Mac OS X, as well as ADSP, SPX and TCP/IP protocols. Using FairCom’s Macintosh Server side SDK, Mac developers can decrease network traffic and increase performance by moving functions to the server, according to Randal Hoff, FairCom’s director of business development.
“We’ve seen a surge in application service provider solutions and Web development using the FairCom Server SDK for Macintosh,” he said. “This control allows the programmer to develop unique security requirements, complex data calculations, and custom sorts.”
Still other new features of the FairCom Macintosh Server V6.10 include custom and communication layer encryption, CRC checks, segmented dynamic dump support, and expanded level support within the Server’s internal index logic.
The FairCom Macintosh Servers retail for US$745 to $5,795, depending upon the number of users. The servers are licensed on a per-server machine basis and include the FairCom Macintosh SDK. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) distribution and source are available.
Also, FairCom served up a new release of the Macintosh c-tree Plus File Handler V6.10, which includes direct support for OS X, in December.