Product Announcement: eComStation 1.2R Italian
Serenity Systems International proudly announces Italian National Language
Support (NLS) with the availability of eComStation 1.2R Italian.
Principal features of eComStation 1.2R include a new installation program
jointly developed with IBM, enhancements to the desktop environment,
additional Internet connection features, and improved device support.
The new installation program has powerful features which both existing
and new users will appreciate.
These features make installation of eComStation easier and more reliable.
Updates to the User Interface, already the most advanced in the industry, make device management
easier, as well as providing more facilities for managing the data and programs on the system. For
OS/2 users, eComStation 1.2R provides updated software, new features, and continued access to
fixes, drivers, and updates, lowering the overall cost of acquisition to the user
while providing support which cannot be obtained from any other source.
Note: eComStation 1.2R will support your existing OS/2 applications.
Version Level of eComStation 1.2R Italian
This version is at the same level of the current English and German
versions of eComStation 1.2R. A detailed list of changes can be found
Available for immediate delivery are both CD and ESD (download, for fast
access) versions, with support for one or more than one processor, or
Symmetric Multi-Processor (SMP) feature (see eComStation Multi Processor Pack).
eComStation 1.2R Academic Edition
The eComStation 1.2R Academic Edition is available to those who are
either students or teaching in an academic institution. It consists of eComStation 1.2R + Support
Agreement for OpenOffice.org and has reduced pricing.
eComStation Multi Processor Pack
For users with hardware which can support the power of multi-processor
workstations, the eComStation Multi Processor Pack is made available.
This is the most economical implementation to license the SMP feature
which supports OS/2, with support for peer oriented services,
available with eComStation.
Software Subscription Services
eComStation 1.2R users have the option of purchasing a 12 month software
subscription for their product. This entitles them to any new
features and enhancements made available over the course of the
subscription. For eComStation this would include any new updates and
releases, when published within this 12 month period. Notably, this
will include the eComStation 2.0 release.
eComStation 1.2/1.2R customers may purchase Software Subscription Services at any
time. However a discount is available when the subscription is
purchased as part of the same transaction as the purchase of the base
eComStation 1.2R in more detail
The development team of eComStation has significantly raised the level of
ease of use of the installation process and improved hardware support.
The major updates compared to previous releases include:
support during installation:
can use USB memory sticks for storing registration key for
Media Integrity check: it is possible to perform an integrity check of the installation media
before actual installation starts. This will prevent problems caused
by faulty CD's.
Athlon64 support: it is possible to install eComStation 1.2R on
AMD Athlon64 based computers.
Maintenance Desktop is installed.
support for laptops: The system kernel has been updated to the
latest release, supporting Speedstep ® and
Enhanced Speedstep (r) powersaving
options (Intel Centrino ® technology) for improved batterylife.
device support: A significant number of new and updated drivers
is included, offering out-of-the box support for wireless
networkcards, gigabit networkcards and SATA IDE-harddisk drives.
MultiMedia Installer: One of the big changes in 1.2, better
multimedia support and improved installation. Now install directly
at the moment you install your other hardware.
Migration Feature: When installing eComStation 1.2 over an OS/2
Warp 4, MCP1, MCP2, eComStation 1.0 or eComStation 1.1 installed
system, this system will be automatically migrated to the extent
possible, easing the process of upgrading. Despite the significant
effort expended to create a problem free migration with this
feature, users are cautioned to back up programs and data prior to
upgrading. It is simply impossible to fully test this feature in all
possible user environments.
Browser: providing the current version of proven Mozilla
technology, including the IBM Web Browser, provides the users with a
pleasing Internet experience. This support includes an e-mail and
news reader with spam filter. Mozilla 1.7.12 and IBM Web Browser
AE Editor: Users will appreciate the look and feel of this
modern system editor which includes improved functionality over the
prior editor, such as the ability to directly print from the editor.
Support: The ability to read
from Windows 2000 and XP drives using NTFS.
X/11 Server for OS/2 is now
part of eComStation 1.2, enabling remote access to X/11
applications on any xServer accessible on the network. The
Applications appear as normal desktop applications.
CD writing application: A
(speed) limited version of the award winning CD recording
application RSJ is included, enabling the user to create CD's
without any extra software requirements. Supports any current
cooperation with Microsoft Windows 2000: updates have been made
to ensure that installation of Windows 2000 will not disable the
Desktop control: PMVNC is included to provide remote control
facilities. (IBM Desktop On Call is still included as well)
Other applications / features:
Program installer, preconfigured with eWorkPlace which allows easy
upgrade to XWorkplace if a user chooses to do so.
LVM preventing problems with INT13 and Windows 2000 overwriting the
and enhancements in the installer “front end”, including
the ability to format the text display
tips & tricks document
(ISDNPM) and Internet Assistant
printer drivers to the latest available level
file rescuer for JFS available in the maintenance console (during
About Serenity Systems International
Serenity Systems International (SSI) was founded in 1998 with a focus on
Computer Telephony Integration applications and server managed
workstations. SSI is an ISV and software OEM with principal offices
in Flower Mound, TX.
Through its relationship with IBM, SSI publishes eComStation, a complete
commercial PC desktop which includes IBM's OS/2 technology. For more
information please visit www.serenity-systems.com.
Bob St. John