Arlington, Virginia – April 8, 2003- Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, announced today the immediate availability of ExtremeZ-IP 3.0, a major upgrade of itspopularMacintosh file and print connectivity software for Windows servers. ExtremeZ-IP now supports Apple’s latest version of the AppleShareIP file sharing protocol, AFP 3.1, along with many other enhancements. ExtremeZ-IPis the first and only Windows-based file server to fully support Mac OS X, making it a “must have” for mixed Macintosh and Windows computing environments.
ExtremeZ-IP implements nearly all of the AFP 3.1 protocol, which was introduced with Mac OS X “Jaguar” last year. The new AFP 3.1 protocol supports important capabilities of the Mac OS X file system, such as:
- Support for file and folder names longer than 31 characters;
- Support for files larger than 2GB;
- Improved international language compatibility using Unicode file names;
- Improved performance when working with large folder structures; and
- Support for the Rendezvous protocol, an Internet standard for browsing and connecting to servers created by Apple. ExtremeZ-IP is the only Windows-based server to support Rendezvous.
“Prior to using ExtremeZ-IP, our customers were running an application on Mac OS X that required the original file names from Windows and the 31 character limit was just not enough for our customers to run their spot colors. ExtremeZ-IP’s support for long file names solved this issue,” said Alvaro Rodriguez, Regional Manager, Compose Systems, Inc. “The ease of use ExtremeZ-IP has added to AppleShare on Windows allows us to remove extra levels of complexity.”
As with prior releases, ExtremeZ-IP eliminates the need for AppleTalk by using standard TCP/IP protocols. ExtremeZ-IP has been optimized to take advantage of the speed of Windows 2000, NT and XP and is up to 6 times faster than the standard built-in Services for Macintosh (SFM).
“Group Logic is committed to enhancing ExtremeZ-IP to support the latest innovations from Apple in Mac OS X,” said Reid Lewis, President of Group Logic. “As a result ofour continued investment, ExtremeZ-IP has become the most stable, most compatible platform for Macintosh and Windows file sharing and the only choice for production environments.”
Customers using prior releases of ExtremeZ-IP can gain the benefits of 3.0 through a paid upgrade. For details on all of the new features, information on upgrading or purchasing ExtremeZ-IP, or to download a free trial version, please visit Group Logic’s web site at www.grouplogic.com. This release is available immediately from Group Logic.
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