CAMPBELL, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation today
announced that their latest thin client solution, GO-Between(TM), is scheduled
to ship as soon as Microsoft's multi-user Windows NT Terminal Server (formerly
code named Hydra) ships. GO-Between is the third offering in GraphOn's(TM)
family of thin client solutions that provide fast access to UNIX/X
applications. GO-Between makes it easier for enterprises to adopt Windows NT
Terminal Server (WTS) and take advantage of multi-user NT features, while
continuing to allow any user access to UNIX/X applications. Corporations can
now better manage their transition strategies to the new world of WTS without
requiring abandonment of existing business critical UNIX applications, and
don't need to install any additional software on the desktop.
GraphOn's thin client X solutions lower the total cost of ownership (TCO)
of network installations by allowing efficient access to UNIX applications by
diverse operating systems. GraphOn thin client solutions also promote easy
remote access to UNIX applications by utilizing GraphOn's highly efficient
RapidX(TM) protocol and thin client architecture to a variety of desktops and
PDAs including Windows, Java and Java-enabled web browsers.
Universal Server Allows Heterogeneous Computing Environment
GO-Between installs a universal X server on the UNIX host and a sub-300K
thin client on the Hydra server. PCs and Windows Based Terminals users can
access their UNIX/X applications through the Multi user NT server as though
they were resident on their desktops. With GO-Between, no code needs to be
installed in the desktop computers, while the UNIX application operates in its
optimum native mode on the UNIX host. Processing and communications load on
the Hydra server is minimized due to the very thin GO-Between client, and
GraphOn's highly efficient, adaptive RapidX(TM) protocol. GO-Between is also
fully compatible with Citrix's WinFrame and pICAsso products.
According to GraphOn President, Walt Keller, the benefits of using
GO-Between to deliver UNIX applications are significant. "A corporation can
plan and stage their implementation of Windows NT Terminal Server (Hydra)
without having to instantly rewrite their existing UNIX applications and
retrain the whole user community." Mr. Keller indicated further benefits,
adding, "MIS managers are reluctant to rewrite their legacy UNIX applications,
one of the reasons UNIX has such a strong hold in the computer industry. As
an operating system, it is reliable, robust, with a wealth of applications
continuing to depend on UNIX. GO-Between allows MIS managers to integrate
Microsoft's latest technology with the existing base of UNIX applications
smoothly, without taking the enormous risk of changing everything at once.
Microsoft's Bill Gates was recently quoted as saying at the Digital-Microsoft
alliance announcement (in early February): "At the server level, there is
definitely a need to interoperate between Unix and NT." GraphOn's GO-Between
fulfills that need perfectly.
GraphOn, founded in 1982, develops powerful software to speed and simplify
network computing and enable efficient thin client applications. GraphOn
designed and manufactured the first thin X terminal and has since evolved into
a software company. Its products include GO-Global, the world's first thin
client X server for PCs running Microsoft Windows, and GO-Joe, the world's
first thin client Java X server. GraphOn has strategic relationships with
major UNIX system vendors, network computer and terminal vendors, system
integrators, and software companies. GraphOn's customers are primarily
Fortune 1000 corporations. GraphOn is headquartered in Campbell, California.
Find more data on GraphOn at http://www.graphon.com.
NOTE: GraphOn, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or
registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries. UNIX
is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed
exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd. Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft
Explorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the USA and other countries. Sun and Java are trademarks or registered
trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.
SOURCE GraphOn Corporation