by Mark H. Anbinder, News Editor <email@example.com>
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc.
White Pine Software, one of the leaders in terminal emulation for Digital VT-series terminals, Tektronix terminals, and X services, has announced new versions of its Mac products, and new Microsoft Windows and X-Window products. The company is shipping version 1.3 of its Mac320, Mac330, and Mac340 products in the Mac300 series.
The new 1.3 version in all three Mac300 products includes tear-off function key and keypad menus, with small versions for PowerBook users. White Pine added ZMODEM and YMODEM-g file transfer protocols and enhanced the Kermit protocol, with support for long packets and additional configuration options. New interface features include ANSI color text and mouse positioning of the VT terminal's cursor.
We don't think highly of copy protection, but White Pine's approach is to have the software check for serial number duplicates on the network when the application launches. If it detects another copy with the same serial number, the application tells you who's running it so you can correct the problem. Quark uses a similar approach with QuarkXPress; only people intent on software piracy (or possibly users of network quota software in certain situations) should find this annoying.
Meanwhile, White Pine is shipping PC340 and PC320 for Windows users, and X340 for X-Window users. The X product is a bit pricey, at a retail price of $645, but the introductory price of $450 available through 30-Sep-94 offers a good deal. PC320 and PC340 carry $199 and $349 retail prices, with $140 and $245 introductory offers, respectively.
New Macintosh customers may buy Mac320, Mac330, or Mac340 at introductory rates of $140, $175, and $245 respectively, compared to the $199, $249, and $349 retail prices. Mac300 series owners may upgrade to version 1.3 for $50, and Mac200 series owners may upgrade to the corresponding Mac300 product, version 1.3, for $75.
White Pine offers multi-user pack discounts to large sites. Contact White Pine or your favorite software dealer for more information or for demo software.
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