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CovalentWorks debuts EDI service

Houston-based CovalentWorks announced the availability of Web-based EDI service with most large industrial companies. CovalentWorks‚ Web-based EDI service enables small and mid-sized businesses to easily exchange EDI transactions with all their business partners.

CovalentWorks clients use the internet and email to access easy-to-use web forms. The solution enables suppliers to send and receive EDI documents without having to re-key information. Advance ship notices and invoices are automatically created from purchase orders. Bar code numbers for shipping container labels are supported as well.

Data Management makes fast-growing company list

San Angelo-based Data Management Inc, makers of TimeClock Plus˙s time and attendance products, was ranked 411th on the 2004 Deloitte North America Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America.

Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years, from 1999-2003. Data Management grew 416 percent during this period.

Texas memory debuts solid state disk

Houston-based Texas Memory Systems Inc announced availability of a new solid state disk model, the RamSan-325.

The 250,000 I/Os per second RamSan-325 is available in capacities of 128GB, 96GBs, 64GB, and 32GB. The RamSan-325 addresses growing requirements for higher capacity solid state disk systems and extends Texas Memory Systems‚ scalability and density advantages over competing solutions.

The RamSan-325 can accelerate I/O intensive applications such as databases up to 2,500 percent by delivering random data at sustained rates exceeding 1.5Gbps.

Limelight Networks, BuyDRM team up

Austin-based BuyDRM said Limelight Networks, a digital delivery network provider, will support BuyDRM’s new PayMedia service offering pay-per-view, pay-per-minute, and subscription services for content owners and licensees.

The offering will be powered by the KeyOSTM DRM Platform from BuyDRM.

Blachno new Eagle Broadband CFO

Houston-based Eagle Broadband Inc., which provides broadband, IP, and satellite communications technology and services, named Eric I. Blachno chief financial officer.

Blachno, formerly with IBM, Bear Stearns and Luminent, assumes the position from Richard Royall.

CD3 teams with Streamwaves

Austin-based CD3, makers of Discgear CD/DVD storage products, will partner with Streamwaves, Inc. to offer a free gift with purchase to all Discgear customers. The campaign will be featured at all participating Discgear cart locations.

All Discgear product purchases at a mall cart this holiday season will receive the offer, which includes one month of free personalized streaming music as well as five free downloads with every purchase.

Supermarket cooperative picks TPS

Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned supermarket cooperative headquartered in Elizabeth, N.J., chose TPS/NetWork File Manager to replace its mainframe file distribution system.

Wakefern had used this distribution system to exchange data among its mainframe, RS/6000s, and IBM 4690s for distributive processing, as well as Stratus systems, which are used to handle its warehouse management systems.

The need to convert from SNA file transfers to TCP/IP transfers initiated the search for a replacement. In addition to NFM, Wakefern reviewed two other file distribution products from large software companies. However, neither of them was able to provide IBM 4690 support. debuts AdDriller software

Fort Worth-based Inc., a software development firm, recently released AdDriller software. AdDriller is an adware killing program that hunts down and drills out over 30,000 known adware, spyware, trojan, dialer, popup, and scumware programs.

AdDriller works by analyzing the files, registry and processes on the computer and detects any malignant software. Once this negative software is isolated, the AdDriller system quarantines it and prevents the spread of it into the computer.

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