updated 03:10 pm EDT, Wed October 17, 2007
Group Logic has announced ExtremeZ-IP 5.1, the Windows-based server solution to properly support all releases of the Mac operating system, from Mac OS 9 to the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5. The new release marks the debut of Zidget, a dashboard widget which enables users to discover and access their print and file servers. Group Logic claims the widget allows users to completely eliminate AppleTalk from their network. The new release also includes the ability to define and enforce file naming policies, allowing automation of the disk space management.
In addition, ExtremeZ-IP Print Server version 5.1 can now scale to support 1,500 simultaneous print queues, purportedly without impacting performance. The file and print server are also now IPv6 compliant. ExtremeZ-IP 5.1 is available immediately and is a free update available to all licensed ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 users that have an active support contract.