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Hewlett-Packard HP1000/HP9000 support software

As a specialist provider of software and support services for Hewlett-Packard's HP1000 real-time platform, we are proud to offer expertise in application software design optimising the use of the many sophisticated real-time performance features found only in the RTE-A operating system.
Additionally we have experience of migrating HP1000 systems and applications to HP-UX and/or Linux employing the RTE-UX tools and environment.
We also offer support and migration of data management applications employing HP's IMAGE/1000 DBMS.
The RTE-UX ENVIRONMENT is an RTE-A emulation providing HP1000 RTE-A application migration to HP-UX or Linux whilst retaining general backwards compatability with RTE-A.

Proven in use for migrating complex RTE-A applications at many sites including Canadian Rail, Bayer, Hoechst, BASF, and Burmah Oil, RTE-UX can truly provide the means by which the investment in proprietary RTE-A applications can be leveraged to take advantage of the cost and performance benefits of the HP9000, and even LINUX, with minimal additional capital investment.

The RTE-UX Environment is implemented as a tiny RTE-A Daemon under HP-UX. This manages a set of tables (Class, LU, etc.) to provide the RTE-A Environment, all being fully implemented in native HP-UX.
RTE-UX also provides a set of familiar CI commands, including RU, XQ, SS, GO, BR, OF, PATH, and WH, to help to ensure the users comfort with the migration.

Major RTE subsystems such as IMAGE/1000 and FORMS/1000 are supported via 3rd party solutions..
For IMAGE/1000, the optional IMAGE-UX software provides complete IMAGE/1000 functionality with enhancements specific to HP-UX.
For FORMS/1000, there is a conversion utility for the FORMS files and a full set of library routines. Additional third party software is also required.
  • Emulation of important RTE-A system intrinsics - EXEC, FMP, SYSLIB, etc.
  • Support for LU's, the RTE CLASS system, Resource Numbers, SHEMA, etc.
  • Provides for FMP files types 1-4, print spooling, locking.
  • FORTRAN conversion utility for HP-UX Fortran
  • Support for IMAGE/1000 DBMS subsystem
  • Support for FORMS/1000 forms management subsystem
    • Proven in use at several major European RTE-A sites
    • Fully supported in Europe at the source code level
    • Subset of CI commands such as WH, RU, XQ, PATH
    • Tiny RTE-A control Daemon - no RTE-A shell
    • Use of Native mode in HP-UX ensures maximum performance
    • Edit/1000-like editor
    Full porting and migration services are available from us. Experience shows that a typical migration can be undertaken in about six weeks. Alternatively, Self-Migration to RTE-UX can be undertaken after a short period of training lasting about five days.
    HP1000 to RTE-UX Migration Reference Sites
    Glaxo Wellcome GmbH & Co
    (A member of the GlaxoSmithKline Group)

    Migration of a warehouse control system
    (Fortran, IMAGE/1000, FORMS/1000, SYSLIB, FMP)

    Canadian National Railway Company (CN)
    Migration of a Hump Process Control System
    (Fortran, Macro/1000, SYSLIB, FMP, DS/1000, BSD IPC)

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    IMAGE/UX DBMS, developed by Denkart in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard Data Management Systems Division, supports IMAGE/1000 DBMS applications on HP-UX. IMAGE/UX provides a smooth migration path to HP/UX systems for IMAGE/1000 DBMS applications.
    • IMAGE-UX runs on HP9000 series systems
    • IMAGE/UX is fully compatible with IMAGE/1000
    • IMAGE/UX operational characteristics and concurrency control methods are the same as found in IMAGE/1000
    • IMAGE/UX intrinsic level recovery protects the physical integrity of the data
    • IMAGE/UX roll-back and roll-forward recovery is available for reconstructing databases
    • IMAGE/UX unload/load format is comaptible with DBMUN for IMAGE/1000
    • IMAGE/UX is supplied with an enhanced DBUTIL
    • IMAGE/UX includes an enhanced port of QUERY/1000
    IMAGE/UX Intrinsics
    • DBBEG - begin transaction
    • DBCLS - terminate access
    • DBCTL - control buffer posting
    • DBDEL - delete curent entry
    • DBEND - end of transaction
    • DBERR - error message facility
    • DBFND - locate record
    • DBGET - eight methods of retrieval
    • DBINF - database information
    • DBLCK - apply logical locks
    • DBMEM - memo to log file
    • DBOPN - open database for access
    • DBPUT - add new entries
    • DBUND - roll back incomplete transaction
    • DBUNL - release one or more locks
    • DBUPD - modifies data item(s) vlaues(s)
    IMAGE/UX can help to leverage the often large original investment made in implementing HP1000 IMAGE DBMS systems and applications by enabling easy porting to HP-UX at relatively low cost.

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    ASK/1000 is a database inquiry and reporting facility for the HP1000 that provides a significant functional improvement over QUERY.


    ASK/1000 provides the means of formulating complex SQL-like queries on IMAGE/1000 databases. Having established the set of records of interest, ASK/1000 allows information to be reported from any and all related or unrelated datasets and even separately linked databases, according to the needs of the user.

    ASK/1000 has been described as a superset of QUERY but in reality, it is a very powerful information retrieval and reporting facilty that provides many of the features and functions now to be found in SQL-RDBMS databases and data warehousing.

    ASK/1000 can be usd in session mode, in batch mode, or it can be called from a user written application.

    • ASK can report data items from different datasets
    • ASK can temporarily link unrelated datasets to allow reporting of data from those unrelated sets
    • ASK is fully compatible with QUERY
    • ASK can concurrently access data from upto eight IMAGE/1000 databases
    • ASK allows the use of items and sub-items interchangeably
    • ASK supports wild card characters in search criteria
    • ASK can sort on any substring of a data item
    • ASK can conditionally execute report statements
    • ASK can perform a wide variety of calculations within a report
    • ASK provides hooks to user written programs and subroutines

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    IMF/1000 is a powerful database maintenance tool for HP's IMAGE/1000 database system. Utilising an easy-to-use menu driven interface, IMF makes it easy to perform more than twenty complex database maintenance operations. IMF/1000 works quickly, eliminating the need to unload and reload the entire database when a change is needed.
    IMF/1000 can help to significantly reduce system downtime and increase overall productivity.

    • Change data set capacity without unloading and reloading the database
    • Selectively restore damaged pointers between master and detail sets and between entries within sets
    • Analyse paths between sets and report potential problems
    • Relink data set records and chains
    • Copy a database or data set
    • Move data sets to alternative disks
    • Modify database security provisions
    • Erase entries in a data set
    • Modify data set capacities
    • Produce a schema from the root file
    • Add, delete, or move fields within a data set
    • Add or delete data items in a database
    • Change data item characteristics
    • Add or remove paths between data sets
    • Change the path sort feature
    • Add or remove data sets in a database
    • Switch a master data set between manual and automatic
    • Rename a database, data set, or data item in a database
    • Move a data set up or down within the set table of a database

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