X-Win32 comes with an integrated SSH that encrypts all data between the client and the server, making remote x terminal connections from home and elsewhere very secure.
X-Win32 serves LAN-based users with XDMCP, REXEC and SSH connections. FastX is a client-server solution designed for customers who need fast, secure and persistent connections over the Internet. Check out our FAQ for more information. If you need both products, special pricing is available.
X-Win32 Flash was developed for users who frequently access their remote Unix and Linux applications from a variety of different PCs. X-Win32 Flash is installed and run from a standard USB flash drive that can be plugged into any computer you find yourself working on. Simply plug in the USB drive, open X-Win32 Flash and run your pre-configured sessions that are stored on the USB drive.
LIVE offers persistent connections, allowing you to suspend (disconnect) from one PC at a point in time and reconnect from the same or a different PC later. You can even disconnect from your work PC and connect from home, as LIVE sessions run over encrypted SSHG tunnels that can pass through most firewalls.Fast Over Slow Internet Connections
Running a full Unix/Linux desktop over an Internet connection has never been feasible as the operation would be unacceptably slow. LIVE Sessions use an efficient protocol in addition to compressing the data. As a result, LIVE Sessions allow you to run a remote Linux or Unix desktop at LAN like speed over most Internet connections.Recovering Crashed Sessions
In the past, a traditional remote X server session would lose remote sessions when its connection to the remote Linux or Unix host was lost. Running a LIVE Session allows users to reconnect the session as the LIVE Server component (installed on the remote host) keeps the session running hwen it receives a disconnect signal from the Windows or Linux workstation.How it Works
LIVE Sessions use a client-server model. As shown in the diagram above, the LIVE server component is typically installed on the Linux or Unix host where your remote application is hosted. The LIVE server keeps your session running after a disconnect is received from the network.
Users can connect to the LIVE server from any Windows, Linux or Macintosh system that has the LIVE client installed. Even iPads can now connect to the LIVE Server. Your session configurations are stored on the LIVE server. to display a session, all you need to do is make the connection to the LIVE server.
The LIVE server can be installed as root or non-root on Linux, Solaris, HP/UX and AIX servers.Session Sharing
LIVE Sessions allow other Windows and Lunux users to connect to a "master" session. This way, multiple people can collaborate on a project. EAch invited guest can take control of the keyboard and mouse in order to provide their input on the project.
StarNet's X-Win32 software products are X-Window server software programs that remotely display the interface of third party X-Window applications and enable the user to interact with those applications. While StarNet has made every reasonable effort to ensure that X-Win32 user interface elements are 508 compliant, we cannot be responsible for third party applications or the 508 compliance of the X-Window protocol. Please note that the table below applies only to X-Win32 user interface components.
|Section 508 Requirement||StarNet's X-Win32|
|(a) When software is designed to run on a system that has a keyboard, product functions shall be executable from a keyboard where the function itself or the result of performing a function can be discerned textually.||X-Win32 provides keyboard equivalents for all actions.|
|(b) Applications shall not disrupt or disable activated features of other products that are identified as accessibility features, where those features are developed and documented according to industry standards. Applications also shall not disrupt or disable activated features of any operating system that are identified as accessibility features where the application programming interface for those accessibility features had been documented by the manufacturer of the operating system and is available to the product developer.||X-Win32 does not interfere with the accessibility features built into the operating system.|
|(c) A well-defined on-screen indication of the current focus shall be provided that moves among interactive interface elements as the input focus changes. The focus shall be programmatically exposed so that assistive technology can track focus and focus changes.||X-Win32 provides visual focus indicators through the standard functions built into the operating system. (Except for the host-controlled cursor in any host-controlled client area).|
|(d) Sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall be available to assistive technology. When an image represents a program element, the information conveyed by the image must also be available in text.||X-Win32 provides information about the user interface objects.|
|(e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance.||X-Win32 uses consistent images to identify controls.|
|(f) Textual information shall be provided through operating system functions or displaying text. The minimum information that shall be made available is text content, text input caret location, and text attributes.||X-Win32 provides text through standard system function calls or through an application programming interface which supports interaction and assistive technology.|
|(g) Applications shall not override user selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.||The X-Win32 user interface inherit system settings for font, size and color. They support system settings for high contrast for all user interface controls. (Except for the client area which is controlled by a remote host).|
|(h) When animation is displayed, the information shall be displayable in at least one non-animated presentation mode at the option of the user.||X-Win32 does not use animation in the user interface. (except when the host application requires it).|
|(i) Color coding shall not be used as the only means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element.||X-Win32 does not use color as an enhancement to convey information or indicate an action.|
|(j) When a product permits a user to adjust color and contrast settings, a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels shall be provided.||X-Win32 provides a variety of color selections capable of producing a range of contrast levels.|
|(k) Software shall not use flashing or blinking text, objects, or other elements having a flash or blink frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.||X-Win32 does not use blinking text, objects or other elements. (Except when the host application requires it).|
|(l) When electronic forms are used, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.||Not applicable. X-Win32 does not use forms.|
X-Win32 offers three licensing options: Node-Locked, License Server with Named Users, and License Server with Concurrent Users:Node-Locked Single Licenses
These license require a one-time online registration. The license is tied to the PC hardware, usually the serial number of the Ethernet card. Node-locked licenses are shipped standard on purchases of single licenses.License Server with Named Users
StarNet' offers administrators license servers that can be installed on Linux or Windows systems (including VMs and Citrix and Window terminal servers). The license server is based on the Reprise License Manager (RLM) from Reprise Software (www.reprisesoftware.com). In case of --for example-- a 25 user license, the license server automatically registers the first 25 unique users who connect to the license server. Those users can then connect from any Windows, Linux or Mac to the license server.License Server with Concurrent Users
In this case the license server allows anyone to connect to the license server, but it only allows for a maximum number of concurrent users (25 in our example) to connect at the same time. Conncurrent licenses can reduce the cost per use by as much as 40-70% since many organizations only have a small number of staff that needs to use the PC X server at a given time. A small premium is added to the cost of concurrent licenses.