ExtremeZ-IP has been updated to version 3.0. It’s Mac file and print connectivity software for Windows servers from
Group Logic. With version 3.0, ExtremeZ-IP now supports the latest version of the AppleShareIP file sharing protocol (v3.1).
ExtremeZ-IP connects Macs to a Windows Server or workstation using the TCP/IP protocol. Version 3.0 implements nearly all of the AFP 3.1 protocol, which was introduced with Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”) last year. The new AFP 3.1 protocol supports file and folder names longer than 31 characters; support for files larger than 2GB; enhanced international language compatibility using Unicode file names; improved performance when working with large folder structures; and support for Apple’s Rendezvous protocol.
ExtremeZ-IP 3.0 has also been optimized to take advantage of the speed of Windows 2000, NT and XP and is up to six times faster than the standard built-in Services for Macintosh (SFM), according to Group Logic. A demo version of ExtremeZ-IP 3.0 can be downloaded from the company’s Web site. Pricing ranges from US$438 for a 10-client workstation to $2,625 for an unlimited client server.