IT Weekly Roundup, May 13

From the business wires this week: data recovery software for Windows File Systems, a .NET tool for creating application skins, and a near-indestructible tablet PC.

Sonasoft, Inc. released a new data recovery management console for Microsoft Windows File Systems. SonaSafe Point-Click Recovery for File Systems provides image-level backup of files to the point of failure for Windows servers in a single or multi-server environment.

Lightspeed Systems announced new enhancements in the content filter functionality of its Total Traffic Control (TTC) v.5.03 security software. The content filter improvements include faster processing of Web requests, an updated automated categorization engine, and custom language support. TTC’s content filter database also jumped from 11 million entries to 15 million.

Command Prompt, Inc. released the latest version of its asynchronous replication engine. Mammoth PostgreSQL Replicator 8.0.2 1.4 features point in time recovery (PITR), which recovers databases to a particular point in time, the ability to partition database data onto different physical partitions, and Win32 and .NET support for Windows 2000 and above.

Just as Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox 360 gaming console’s interchangeable faceplates will let users customize the look of their Xboxes, DirectSkin 4.5 from Stardock enables .NET Framework-based developers create unique GUIs for their applications. The developing tool integrates third-party software and can lock in one look for the application or allow users to select from different skins. DirectSkin supports all major Microsoft development environments, including Visual Basic, C++, .NET 2003 and Visual C# .NET 2003.

Stardock DirectSkin 4.5
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Spice up your users' lives with skinnable apps using Stardock DirectSkin 4.5.
Ajax RPT-6010
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The rugged RPT-6010 tablet PC from Ajax Systems might be more suitable for soldiers than nurses.

Next time you need to send e-mail or wrap up a PowerPoint presentation underwater or while falling from a height of 3 feet, consider Ajax SystemsRPT-6010 tablet PC. Though it doesn’t tout the bulletproof polycarbonate plastic of Apple’s iBook, the RPT-6010 does feature a waterproof and dustproof aluminum-alloy casing and can withstand shock of 40Gs and vibration of 10Gs. The 6.4-pound (with battery) tablet PC is powered by a mobile Intel Pentium III 866MHz processor and has a 10.4-inch 800x600 resolution TFT LCD touch screen, 128MB RAM, a 20GB hard drive and 32MB VRAM. upgraded its folder synchronization utility program with WMatch 3. New features allow users to synch source and target directories bi-directionally or strictly source to target, and to schedule unattended synchronizations with the new Synch Scheduler. WMatch 3 can also compare a local or network directory to an FTP directory and save directory listings as Microsoft Excel, HTML or text files.

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