"We conducted a test session to compare
the performance of similar products, and Distinct's product was better. Distinct's
Internet Development Kit allowed us to have the communications layer of the package ready
in record time. We gained much more flexibility than expected due to the number and
quality of the objects contained in the package."
Dr. Shyam Sunder, Carnegie Mellon University
"Some of our users were behind corporate
firewalls at their workplaces and wanted to but were unable to use Yahoo! Pager. Together
with Distinct, we were able to offer our users an ideal solution enabling them to connect
to Yahoo! Pager, and to do so both quickly and reliably."
Brian Park, Producer of Yahoo! Pager, Yahoo! Inc.
"I have to thank you for your outstanding
and efficient service - you really do what you advertise Distinct is in the business of
helping customers to build, debug & deploy their Internet/Intranet applications faster -
Igor Pronin, Elma Oy Electronic Trading
"I have recently downloaded your OCX telnet client from the Internet and am very impressed by its functionality. It took about two minutes to fire up Visual Basic and run your sample code. It then took two more minutes to install it in a form of my own and test whether it would allow me to connect to our Unix database."
"I have spent ages trying to get bug-ridden ODBC drivers working to our Progress Unix database, but now I don't need to ! Your OCX enables me to run the database on its native platform and speedily download the data I need to our NT servers for distribution across our intranet. A Splendid piece of software engineering to answer practical business problems."
Paul Noblet, Grampian, UK
"Distinct TCP/IP was found to be the most
complete package and solved our programmatic control problems. Our developers quickly
found the product to be of fine quality. In fact, it enabled our primary communications
developer to produce our core communications software package in a very short time
"Dynamic Mobile Data Systems has a bright
future ahead in the wireless market and Distinct TCP/IP is an integral part of the total
solution which we have to offer. Our first client, Home Health Advantage of Texas, finds
the entire package to be extremely cost effective and expects to realize a competitive
edge utilizing the TCP/IP based technology."
Jeffery Bell, Dynamic Mobile Data Systems
"Distinct provided a Telnet OCX/VBX that
saved up to 6 months of development time and reduced the overall development cost. This
allowed us to get DSM/NOW out to our customer base earlier making our customers more
Paul Calhoun, Tandem Computers
"We looked at the market and without a
doubt Distinct was the best TCP/IP or winsock Visual Basic control that was available.
You've got a solid product. There's no one that can compete with it."
George Weihs, Synergetix
"When I went looking for TCP/IP
development tools, I settled on Distinct's Visual SDK as it seemed the most feature-rich
in it's price range. I purchased it without a trial. I have been pleased with my decision.
The Distinct package includes custom controls that are easy to use, reliable and perform
"The controls are as trouble-free and
reliable as any product I've encountered in the PC World."
Darwin Hatheway, 3M Company
"By using Distinct, CRM saved a lot of
time and money and provided great solutions for challenging tasks."
William Gutekunst, CRM Technologies
"Distinct offered a solution that we can
use for the future."
Greg Wolfe, Rowecom
"It is not often, in today's market, that
you can find companies that want to find the solution to a customer's problem, no
questions asked. Thank you."
Scott G. Phillips, NTN Communications, Inc.
"The Distinct TCP/IP Toolkit and
extensions for Visual Basic have enabled us to rapidly develop several TCP/IP-enabled
applications. The software is extremely stable in LAN and WAN implementations and the
documentation is very good. You have virtually eliminated the learning curve associated
with TCP/IP development."
Stephen K. Valadie, First Tennessee Bank
"SoftSource, Inc. does a lot of work in
system integration using TCP/IP. As part of our project responsibilities, we purchase
TCP/IP software for our customers to use with our Visual Basic solutions. Previously-we
were recommending FTP's product, but from now on we will be recommending Distinct."
Frank A. West, SoftSource, Inc.
"Distinct is easy to use and maintain,
error handling is very good and it can be managed with a few lines of code. Star and Dart
are quite the same in methods and functions, Distinct is a quality jump."
Massimo Aymar, Francorosso
"I wish to thank you for producing such a
fine software which saved my company months of development time..."
Dr. D. Ibrahim, Corporation of London
"I was advised about Distinct from a peer
that I don't work with but does the same sort of work that I do. So I gave it a show and I
was delighted to find that in a minimal amount of time, about a day and a half, I was able
to get it up and configured and get down to the business of actually working at the code
level, the Visual Basic code level in my case. The other thing that I have noticed is a
tremendous difference in is the quality of technical support that is available to me.
Without any advance warning about what my problem is...they're able to get me up and
beyond that hurdle and looking forward to my next crisis within a matter of minutes. I am
very appreciative of the product and the support team."
Jere Weaver, Erdman Video Systems
"We tried various products and decided on
Distinct TCP/IP SDK-Visual Edition in the end for TCP/IP programming needs. It has
capabilities like PPP connection support which were very important for our application.
Distinct's Visual SDK solved all our problems. It was very easy to use and definitely
better than all the other products. It was very refreshing to deal with Distinct
Corporation's technical staff. We got prompt and accurate assistance."
Tim Reilly, Innovative Electronic Designs
"I believe Distinct's Visual Basic
Toolkit and TCP/IP protocol stack is a very good product. With minimal effort, I am able
to develop applications having TCP/IP capabilities, like transferring files from my
applications in Windows to UNIX systems over Ethernet and modem using PPP."
John Anderson, J.W. Harley Inc.
"Developing this application using C or
C++ would have been much too large of a task to undertake at that time. With the Distinct
Visual Edition, I was able to build what I needed for an Internet front-end and began
learning about Sockets programming without having to learn everything at once."
Bob Fite, Software Engineer
"I used Distinct TCP/IP Visual SDK to
develop an application for my client. It worked beautifully. The technical advice and
support at Distinct was excellent. I would recommend this product to all developers using
Bill Normile, IRI Software, Inc.
"I think this is the BEST client that I
have seen offered. All the rest of the ones that I tested needed multiple copies of the
program running for multiple concurrent sessions. Yours was the only one that was able to
give me multiple sessions from one program execution. As I normally have between 10 to 25
windows open simultaneously this helps a lot with memory conservation."
Daniel Loerke, Kendall and Davis Assoc.
"I believe that in making software
products acceptable and successful in the market, 50% goes to what the software product
does, 20% goes to how efficiently it does what it is supposed to do and 30% goes to good
documentation, ease of use and superior technical support. I had specifically recommended
and later purchased Distinct TCP/IP SDK because of its completeness and my first
experience of dealing with Distinct justifies my decision."
Manoj Patel, Ameritech Development Corporation
"I think however that you have a great
quality product, easy to install and use. I will recommend to anybody who is looking for a
Win95 NFS solution."
Michel Colmant, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
The Press Agrees
"PowerBuilder developers can now create
powerful Internet capable applications in record time with minimal learning curve."
"My impressions of Distinct Corporation
Java Developer's Journal-March 1997 Issue
"Distinct's Internet Control Pack made
TCP/IP-based communications a no-brainer..."
"If we had stuck with a proprietary
communications protocol, we would still be testing and debugging. With Distinct controls,
we just dragged an icon onto a form and got sockets, ftp, http...the works!"
VB Tech Journal-February 1997 Issue
"If you are connecting to an IBM
mainframe system, give IntelliTerm a serious look. Its support for EHLLAPI, HLLAPI, and
WinHLLAPI is difficult to find in other competing packages."
SCO World-February 1997 Issue
"After working with Visual Internet
Toolkit for a month, I'm not surprised that Distinct Corporation has won several awards
for its various products."
"For Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Borland® Delphi™
programmers looking to add Internet access to their applications, I'd enthusiastically
recommend Visual Internet Toolkit as a robust, easy-to-use solution."
Internet & Java Advisor-December 1996 Issue
"I was simply amazed at how easy it was
to use the controls, and how well documented the manual and help files were. I was able to
find the answer to any question that I had, without having to look through several places
in the manual, and without having to call technical support."
VB Starting Point-October 1996 Issue
"Distinct has done a tremendous job of
shielding us from the most complex aspects of accessing Internet protocols. Visual
Internet Toolkit is a powerful package. It is full featured, fast, stable and easy to
Visual Basic Programmer's Journal-September 1996 Issue
"And to implement TCP/IP capabilities
within your Windows 95 and NT applications quickly and easily, nothing stacks up to the
Distinct TCP/IP Software Development Kit (SDK)."
Software Development-May 1996 Issue
"Given the reliability of the TCP
protocol and the elegant way in which the Distinct Toolkit implements it, the Visual
Internet Toolkit is an excellent choice for interapplication communications on a LAN or
"Distinct's Visual Internet Toolkit
performs well and is one of the first fullly 32-bit networking products on the
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