Infrastructure Digest

Brio analyzes tech businessBrio Technology Inc. announced last week that it is shipping Version 3.

Brio analyzes tech business

Brio Technology Inc. announced last week that it is shipping Version 3.0 of an analytic application, called Brio.Impact, for revenue optimization at technology manufacturers and software vendors.

Version 3.0 features about 300 metrics to analyze margins, sales, productivity, average sale price and other areas. Version 4.0, due this month, will include data movement capabilities through yet-to-be-named third-party software.

Brio, a business-intelligence software developer in Palo Alto, Calif., acquired Brio.Impact when it purchased a five-person software development shop, MerlinSoft Inc., a year ago.

Pricing for Version 3.0 of Brio.Impact starts at $550,000, including a 90-day implementation.

Brio can be reached at (877) 289-2746 or

Device controls Web access

A new device from Umax Technologies Inc. provides Internet access to small and midsize companies while keeping unwanted visitors out.

The UGate-3000 offers as many as 253 simultaneous users Internet access through a single high-speed cable or asymmetric digital subscriber line modem connection to a company's LAN. The device includes a four-port 10/100M-bps hub and supports Dynamic Domain Name System.

The UGate-3000's Network Address Translation feature keeps online intruders from reaching computers behind the product's built-in firewall. Meanwhile, the protected virtual server feature gives remote employees limited access to the LAN via the Internet, said Umax officials in Fremont, Calif.

The UGate-3000 is available immediately, with pricing starting at $399.

Umax can be reached at (800) 562-0311 or

Software manages appliances

Navic Systems Inc. last week demonstrated new software for managing network-connected devices, such as Web phones, set-top boxes, mobile data and voice terminals, and other information appliances.

HyperGate, which was shown at the Embedded Systems Conference, automates functions including device registration, software deployment, content distribution, and transaction processing and billing, said officials at Navic, in Needham, Mass.

The software will be available in the first quarter of next year. Pricing has not been set.

Navic can be contacted at (781) 433-9875 or

Sending faxes over IP

AVT Corp. this week will announce Version 7.0 of its RightFax software suite.

Version 7.0 includes the IP Plus Connector, which lets users send more faxes than their physical network connections support by outsourcing them through AVT's MediaLinq subsidiary.

RightFax Version 7.0's Fax Production Environment also enables companies to link fax servers to enterprise resource planning and electronic data interchange applications for bulk delivery of purchase orders and invoices.

In addition, Version 7.0 includes a new gateway that connects the server to Lotus Development Corp.'s Notes groupware as well as integrated support for SMTP/Post Office Protocol 3 Internet mail. An SNMP module alerts network managers if, for instance, server hard disks are down or the fax queue has grown too long, officials said.

An entry-level RightFax Server 7.0 is priced at $1,995 plus $795 per port. The Lotus Notes module is priced at $1,595. RightFax 7.0, due Oct. 18, supports Windows NT and the Windows 2000 client.

AVT, of Kirkland, Wash., can be contacted at (520) 320-7000 or