LanTest from HELIOS Supports Mac OS X Intel and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Networks

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Popular free HELIOS network performance utilities LanTest and File System Test now support Mac Intel.

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HELIOS LanTest is widely accepted as a standard testing, diagnostic and benchmarking tool throughout the networking industry

HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of enterprise and prepress server solutions, announced that HELIOS LanTest and HELIOS File System Test— the company's popular, no-cost, Mac network performance and compatibility testing programs— now support the new Mac Intel computers and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks.

HELIOS LanTest and HELIOS File System Test are Mac Universal Binary applications and therefore work natively on Mac PPC and Mac Intel computers. The new HELIOS LanTest version has built-in testing configurations for Ethernet/DSL, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It vigorously tests a local network's throughput and performance, as it rapidly:

  •      creates, opens and deletes files
  •      performs read/write throughput tests
  •      checks file locking performance
  •      examines print and spooling performance
  •      tests single- and multi-user server connections

"HELIOS LanTest is widely accepted as a standard testing, diagnostic and benchmarking tool throughout the networking industry," explained Helmut Tschemernjak, president of HELIOS Software GmbH. "HELIOS LanTest helps users determine network server volume and local disk performance and reliability."

"HELIOS LanTest is used by many vendors and enterprise users for network throughput testing," added Tom Hallinan, HELIOS Strategic Partner Manager. "The success of HELIOS LanTest is due to its easy setup and usage, which can be done in seconds by any user."

HELIOS File System Test lets every Mac user verify, in a quick and reliable way, whether the utilized file server is in all respects compatible with Mac OS X. The HELIOS File System Test suite includes 11 different tests and is suited to examine the following Mac OS X network connections:

  •      Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
  •      Windows SMB Protocol (SMB/CIFS)
  •      Network File System (NFS)
  •      iDisk HTTP-based Protocol (WebDAV)

"Among other things, the program checks the support of file sizes exceeding 4 GB, long file names, UTF-8 compatibility, correct file access rights, as well as the consistent use of file/directory IDs," explained Thomas Kaiser, noted networking authority. "If a server fails the examination, HELIOS File System Test will issue a detailed error log message."

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HELIOS UB 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 Macintosh, 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 Computer Mac OS X, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, and Linux systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Macintosh, 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.

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European MikroGraf Corp.: 916-923-3520

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Editorial contact:


Helmut Tschemernjak

HELIOS Software GmbH

Steinriede 3, D-30827

Garbsen, Germany

Tel +49-5131-709320

Fax +49 5131-709325;

E-mail: mktg (at)



Thomas Hallinan

HELIOS Software GmbH


mktg (at)

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