HELIOS Offers Free Download of File System Test Software

HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of file, print and prepress server solutions has developed a small tool for testing various file server features relevant to Mac OS.

Garbsen, Germany (PRWEB) May 5, 2004 -- HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of file, print and prepress server solutions has developed a small tool for testing various file server features relevant to Mac OS X. With HELIOS File System Test, which is free of charge, every Macintosh user can verify in a quick and reliable way whether the utilized file server is in all respects compatible with Mac OS X.

The HELIOS File System Test suite comprises a total of 11 single tests and is suited to examine the following Mac OS X network connections:
*     AFP (Apple Filing Protocol)
*     NFS (Network File System)
*     SMB/CIFS (Windows SMB Protocol)
*     WebDAV (iDisk HTTP based protocol)

Among other things, the program checks the support of file sizes exceeding 4 GB, long file names, UTF-8 compatibility, correct file access rights as well as the consistent use of file/directory IDs. In case the tested server fails the examination, HELIOS File System Test will issue a detailed error log message.

Our tests carried out with HELIOS File System Test and HELIOS LanTest, which is also free of charge, prove that only the Apple Filing Protocol version 3.1 guarantees faultless and powerful file server operation.

Full Mac OS X 10.3 client compatibility can only be achieved with Apple's native OS X AFP Server or with HELIOS EtherShare (AFP 3.1 extension needed). Windows 2003 Server and other Apple compatible AFP file server solutions merely offer a limited Mac OS X 10.3 client compatibility.

Get more information and a link to download the HELIOS File System Test free of charge under http://www.helios.de/productsFileTest.html.

HELIOS has updated its AFP 3.1 implementation for EtherShare. The current version of EtherShare AFP 3.1 is AFP 3.1p4.

The HELIOS 4th generation product family comprises network and prepress server solutions. EtherShare, PCShare, and WebShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Macintosh and Windows clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

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HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Computer Mac OS X, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX and Tru64 UNIX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, Sun Solaris, and Linux on Pentium based systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Macintosh, DOS/Windows and UNIX-based clients.

Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners (http://www.helios.de/products/partners.html) that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third party archive, asset management and workflow solutions. HELIOS software products are also available as part of OEM solutions by many major vendors in the prepress industry.

For U.S. Sales:
European MikroGraf Corp.: 916-923-3520; E-mail: sales (at) ugraf.com; http://www.ugraf.com

Editorial contact:

Helmut Tschemernjak, HELIOS Software GmbH, Steinriede 3, D-30827 Garbsen, Germany; Tel +49-5131-709320 Fax +49 5131-709325;
E-mail: mktg (at) helios.de; Internet: http://www.helios.com

Thomas Hallinan, HELIOS Software GmbH, 209-827-2760, mktg (at) helios.de
Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-215-8463, reefer (at) worldviewpr.com

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