Niakwa On-Line News Brief
Volume 6 No. 4 Community News & Information April 18, 2002
In this Issue:
* NPL 5.10 IS FASTER THAN PREVIOUS VERSIONS
* NPLSECURE ONLY AVAILABLE IN GROUP 4
* NPL 5.10 USER UPGRADE PROMOTION REMINDER!!
NPL 5.10 IS FASTER THAN PREVIOUS VERSIONS
Why? The Revision History section of the Installation Guide says:
"File opens have been speeded up. Previously all devices were queried to determine if they were redirected. Now only LPTx file names are checked for this status."
Just how much faster this makes an application is dependent on the design of the application. However in cases where there are many devices being opened, closed, and reopened, the performance difference has been very significant.
This enhancement is one of several advantages of using 5.10 rather than previous versions, regardless of the network environment in use. Niakwa is preparing a list of these enhancements which will be available on the website soon.
NPLSECURE ONLY AVAILABLE IN GROUP 4
This article is specifically for those of you that are ordering Group 2 NetBIOS RunTimes for use in networks that have a Windows NT 4 or 2000 server available. Remember that the new NPLSecure (sometimes called IP-Only) security mechanism is only available in Group 4 Supported Networks RunTimes.
You already know that the new mechanism does not require NetBIOS, which is important to some end-users. Please remember it is also:
and more scalable.
Keep that in mind when ordering!
NPL 5.10 USER UPGRADE PROMOTION REMINDER!!
In conjunction with the Release of version NPL 5.10, we are offering the following promotion!
If you ADD USERS at the same time as doing an upgrade to 5.10, you will receive a 15% discount off the total order, up to a maximum discount of $150! That's right, for 5.10, increase in users you get 15% off up to $150. It's the 5.10-15% to $150 Special!
* For 5.01 to 5.10 upgrades with additional users - discount 15% off total order! (And the 5.x to 5.x upgrade fee does not apply when adding users, only the user bump fee!)
* For 4.x to 5.10 upgrades with additional users - discount 15% off total order! (That's 15% off of the upgrade fee plus 15% off the increased users fee!)
Maximum Discount $150 per upgrade. Save $$$ anytime you add users during this promotion period!
That's a significant savings you can pass on to your customers who have been considering adding more users. Now they can receive the latest version 5.10, and get a discount off of additional users!
This offer will expire June 15, 2002! We hope you will be able to take advantage of this special limited time promotion!
This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.