What is COMPAxiON ?
Available since 1997, COMPAxiON is a compression tool way ahead of it's time....
Xitech COMPAxiON is a 32-bit software (Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT
4.0, Windows 2000 & Windows XP) solution that enables data to be stored
in files in a compressed form, therefore making the files many times smaller
than would normally be required. Unlike other compression programs, COMPAxiON
has the ability to randomly access the data stored in these files. Multi gigabytes
of data can be stored in a COMPAxiON volume file with only the portions being
read decompressed seamlessly in memory. Therefore there is no need to extract
the complete file first and occupy the full amount of disk space. This enables
COMPAxiON to be retro-fitted to any application where file compression is
desirable. Not only that, but COMPAxiON also allows writes to the compressed
files so that they can even be updated in situ. Currently COMPAxiON supports
single-user Read-Write operation only (no file sharing) and shared Read-Only
access is supported.
Uses of COMPAxiON
- COMPAxiON is ideal for storing gigabytes of
database data on standard 600MB CD-ROMs and querying the data as if it were
stored in its native manner directly from the CD-ROM. Cut down on distribution
costs and be more user-friendly to your application user in terms of diskspace.
- Store a larger than 1.44MB file on a standard
floppy disk and read it directly from your application, or backup data on
one floppy rather than multiple.
- Store backup or archive data on your hard disk
using considerably less disk space, but still available directly online.
- Adding compression to your own proprietary file
formats with minimal program changes.
- Masking textual data from prying eyes, as the
compression process effectively encrypts the data.
- Implement Table Structures that are not cramped by table size worries.
New Version 1.2
COMPAxiON v1.2 is now shipping, changes include:
- New faster & tighter compression algorithm (not compatible with previous versions).
- Various internal speed enhancements.
- The ability to encrypt volume files.
- Rationalization of the product API.
NOTE: COMPAxiON is not available for sale within the USA.
Click here to download the evaluation version.
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