December 12, 1996 3:45 PM ET
Lotus delivers Domino 4.5 server
By Paula Rooney

  NEW YORK-Lotus Development Corp. today announced here at Internet World that it has begun shipping Domino 4.5, its first Internet version of Notes.

Domino 4.5, which incorporates support for HTTP, the Post Office Protocol 3 mail server and Secure Sockets Layer 2.0., features calendaring and scheduling capabilities derived from the Cambridge, Mass., company's Organizer program.

Support for HTTP and HTML allows users to publish Notes data to the World Wide Web and Web browsers to access Notes data stored on Domino servers. The 4.5 release will ship with Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer 3.0 and Netscape Communications Corp.'s Navigator 3.0 in the box.

In addition, the software features Lotus' own Personal Web Navigator databases, including Web agents. It also includes Domino.Action, an Internet application that enables users to develop and manage Web content.

The Domino 4.5 server costs $995. Client pricing remains the same as for Notes: $55 for Notes mail, $69 for a run-time version of the Notes client and $275 for the full Notes development environment and client.

The Domino server is available on the Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, NetWare, AIX, HP-UX and Solaris platforms. The Notes 4.5 client is available on the Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, Macintosh, AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris platforms.

Lotus also announced shipment of SMTP MTA (message transfer agent) as part of the Domino Advanced Management Services.

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