FRAMINGHAM (02/04/2000) - Advanced Digital Information Corp. in Redmond, Wash., has rolled out a Fibre Channel router for its Open SAN Backup Solutions product line. The FCR 250 Fibre Channel router offers one Fibre Channel connection and two SCSI channels. It manages data transfers directly between disk and tape without moving data through servers. Pricing begins at $8,995.www.adic.comSAP AG last week announced an application upgrade that will let users in the aerospace and defense industries buy aircraft parts via the Internet. The upgrade is due to start beta testing next month. The new release of the aerospace version of R/3 and SAP's other business software adds support for the XML content-tagging language and a set of e-commerce specifications developed by the Air Transport Association, an airline trade group based in Washington.

Pricing and a shipment schedule weren't & Computer Technology Corp. (SCT) in Malvern, Pa., this week plans to announce upgrades of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply-chain applications for process manufacturers. The Adage ERP system and Fygir supply-chain software have also been integrated with a Web-based sales application that SCT announced last fall. Pricing for the full suite, called iProcess.sct, starts at about $250,000.www.sctcorp.comEcrix Corp. in Boulder, Colo., and the Linux Fund last week formed, a nonprofit Web site that supports open-source software. Users have access to technical information about data backup hardware and software for the Linux operating system. Resources include end-user product reviews, discussion boards and links to sites hosting open-source development projects.

The Linux Fund is a nonprofit organization in Portland, Ore., that supports Linux programmers with development grants and university scholarships. Ecrix is a private tape-storage developer.

San Jose-based Agile Software Corp. announced an upgrade of an application that automates the purchasing of production materials for makers of high-tech equipment and medical devices. Agile Buyer 5.0 can now be distributed across multiple Web servers and integrated with Agile Anywhere, a companion application that tracks bills of material and other product data. Pricing starts at $250,000.

Agile also will announce plans to add auction capabilities and other services to a new Internet portal it launched early last

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