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WindDance Breezes Into Server Market

WindDance Networks Corp. this week swept its way into the server market with Breeze, an all-in-one network server designed for small- and medium-sized businesses.

The Breeze Thin Server, which includes a LAN server, Web server and Internet gateway, is a ready-to-use, turn-key, hardware and software solution. The software comes pre-installed and is administrated via a Web browser, making it easy to set up and maintain, the firm said.

Server features include intranet support, e-mail and fax utilities, a gateways to the Internet and a built-in router for LANs.

The product targets small businesses because it is a group often overlooked, according to Rainer Paduch, president of WindDance.

"Small and medium-sized enterprises must compete in a world that has embraced the Internet as the new standard for doing business," he said.

"Our Breeze Thin Server gives this unappreciated market segment, that NT has by-passed, the means to build a presence on the Internet and compete with large corporations."

Priced at $3,300 US, the Breeze Thin Server is BSD-UNIX based and can handle up to 100 users without additional license fees. It is compatible with Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Macintosh environments.