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Public preview of HELIOS UB2 server software includes enhanced file server support for Windows and Mac clients

Upcoming HELIOS UB2 product family offers enhanced file server support for Mac and Windows clients with improved AFP and SMB/CIFS compatibility, new AD/PDC authentication, and support for Oracle Solaris 11 and Red Hat 6 servers. The public preview is available free of charge.

Hannover, Germany, March 31, 2011 – HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading developer of multi-purpose File-, Print-, Image-, and PDF-server software, today launched a public preview of its upcoming HELIOS UB2 server solutions suite. UB2 delivers better overall performance, enhanced Mac and Windows client support, as well as a broad range of new features including improved SMB/CIFS and AFP compatibility, new AD/PDC authentication, PDF text export, Apple Spotlight compatible searches, and support for Oracle Solaris 11 and Red Hat 6 servers.

“The UB2 public preview provides users with hands-on experience with the new features that will facilitate deployment when UB2 officially ships,” explained Helmut Tschemernjak, president of HELIOS Software GmbH. “UB2 brings the latest compatibility with operating systems, networking protocols, and design and print applications.”
Windows PCShare UB2 clients will benefit from higher SMB/CIFS compatibility, increased overall performance, as well as a new AD/PDC authentication. The upcoming HELIOS EtherShare UB2 provides advanced file server compatibility for Mac clients, including support for extended attributes used by Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 clients to store file comments. Support for AppleTalk, which is no longer part of Mac OS X starting with 10.6 Snow Leopard, is optional with UB2, as all HELIOS EtherShare UB2 services – including HELIOS printer drivers for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 – are supported over TCP/IP.

Extending its ability to work on all major server platforms, HELIOS UB2 server software will also support Oracle Solaris 11 and Red Hat 6 server operating systems.

The UB2 preview download is available via the HELIOS WebShare server:
User: heliosub2beta
Password: heliosub2beta

Additional information about the new features of the upcoming HELIOS UB2 software suite can be found on the HELIOS Software website at

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HELIOS Software Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.

Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

Editorial contact:
HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3
30827 Garbsen
Phone: +49 5131 709320
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