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HUMMINGBIRD'S NFS MAESTRO PROVIDES HIGH PERFORMANCE NFS CLIENT AND SERVER TO DOS AND WINDOWS WORKSTATIONS

NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows Gives Users 32-bit
 Internetwork Solution


ATLANTA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Hummingbird Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: HUMCF; TSE), the worldwide technology and market leader in the PC to UNIX integration software industry, announces NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows, a new internetworking solution that brings DOS and Windows workstations into enterprise networks. NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows includes both the NFS client and the NFS server, as well as a suite of TCP/IP networking applications supporting file transfers, network news, e-mail, troubleshooting and more. With NFS Maestro, any DOS or Windows workstation can exchange data with virtually any other computing platform, including UNIX, OpenVMS, MVS, Macintosh, Windows NT, and Windows 95.

NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows includes Hummingbird's own TCP/IP stack. Users may install TCP/IP as a 32-bit VxD for Windows-only environments, or as a DOS and Windows stack. NFS Maestro can be used to create peer-to-peer workgroups, or it can be used to integrate workstations into larger networks. It will also coexist with other network platforms such as Novell's NetWare, Microsoft's LAN Manager, 3Com 3+Open, and Banyan Vines.

"The TCP/IP stack has become the most common integration engine in today's networking market," said Fred Sorkin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Hummingbird Communications. "With NFS Maestro, we can offer DOS and Windows users a high-performance engine that will link them to Windows NT, Windows 95, UNIX, and other platforms."

NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows offers both a 32-bit NFS client and NFS server. The NFS client allows Windows users to quickly access file and print services on any NFS server throughout the network. The NFS server applications make local Windows resources available to other NFS clients throughout the enterprise.

Features of NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows:

-- High performance 32-bit NFS client implementation for seamless access to file and print services across multiple networks

-- Support for up to 64 sockets for third-party application programs such as databases, terminal emulation, and X-Windows applications

-- Peer-to-peer networking with Hummingbird's optional NFS server

-- Support for UNIX symbolic links

-- Hummingbird EMail application supporting SMTP, POP2, POP3, MAPI and MIME standards. Provides MAPI interface to support mail enabled applications

-- TN3270 IBM mainframe terminal emulation, Telnet, and graphical drag and drop FTP

-- Hummingbird's Exceed Basic scripting language

-- Hummingbird's Launch Pad and Virtual Desktop facilities

-- Internet access tools, including News reader and Gopher clients

-- Network utilities that aid in troubleshooting and address resolution, such as Finger, Ping, TraceRoute, Exports, Talk, Wiki, NSLookup, RPC-Info, Whois, Cookie, Unix "R" commands, and more

-- Suite of Internet service daemons (inetd) including FTPd, LPD, Telnetd, Fingerd, Bootpd, TFTPd, Timed, Tnamed, Gopherd, Cookied, and others.

NFS Maestro for Microsoft

For added flexibility, Hummingbird also offers NFS Maestro for Microsoft, an NFS software solution that offers the same 32-bit, VxD NFS client functionality that integrates with the Microsoft "wolverine" stack. With NFS Maestro for Microsoft, Windows for Workgroup users also receive the same TCP/IP applications, including FTP, Telnet, News, EMail, terminal emulations, and more. Users can also take advantage of the full suite of Hummingbird's Inetd server functions.

Both NFS Maestro for DOS & Windows and NFS Maestro for Microsoft are available in October, and carry single copy prices of US$395. Site licenses are available.

Hummingbird Communications Ltd. specializes in the development of PC to enterprise internetworking software products that provide seamless integration within corporate networks. Hummingbird products are sold internationally by authorized resellers in more than 40 countries. The company is headquartered in North York, Ontario, Canada, with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C. in the United States; and Geneva, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Paris, France, and Maidenhead, United Kingdom in Europe.

NOTE: NFS Maestro and Exceed are registered trademarks of Hummingbird Communications, Ltd. All other copyrights, trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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