A now-defunct company founded in 1992 to deliver news and other information over Internet connections. PointCast’s flagship product was PointCast Network, which sent customized news to users’ desktops. PointCast Network was free. To use it, you needed to download the PointCast client program, which was available from PointCast’s Web site and many other places.
PointCast was the first company to successfully combine the Internet with push technologies.
In 1999 EntryPoint acquired PointCast, and in late 2000 EntryPoint merged with Internet Financial Network Inc. to form InfoGate.
- Port to Application Mapping
Abbreviated as PAM, Port to Application Mapping is a feature of the Cisco IOS Firewall that allows you to customize TCP or UDP port numbers for network services or applications. Using the port information, PAM establishes a table of default port-to-application mapping information at the firewall. PAM also supports host or subnet specific port mapping, […]
A page description language (PDL) developed by Adobe Systems. PostScript is primarily a language for printing documents on laser printers, but it can be adapted to produce images on other types of devices. PostScript is the standard for desktop publishing because it is supported by imagesetters, the very high-resolution printers used by service bureaus to […]
Pronounced “post gress cue ell.” PostgreSQL is an open source database system that began as an enhancement to the POSTGRES research prototype DBMS. Where POSTGRES used the PostQuel query language, PostgreSQL uses a subset of SQL.
One of the leading client/server development environments. PowerBuilder supports all the leading platforms — including Windows 95, Windows NT, UNIX and Mac OS. Its integrated development environment (IDE) makes it relatively easy to develop and deploy sophisticated client/server applications.
A popular video player made by CyberLink Company. It enables users to view DVD movies on a PC.