Hermstedt will launch a slew of new products at the UK's independent MacExpo, held from November 22 to 24.

The company is focusing on cross-platform connectivity solutions. It will introduce new versions of its LeoShare and Webshuttle products. Hermstedt also promises "exciting new initiatives for the industry".

The latest Webshuttle introduces an improved call bumping facility, enabling users to access the Internet at 128Kbps using two channels - although calls can still be received through the automatic release on demand of one of the two channels. Webshuttle continues to provide email, fax, file transfer and remote access too.

LeoShare 2 is also ready to roll at MacExpo. This product makes cross-platform file sharing a reality, Hermstedt claims. It gives Mac and Windows clients in mixed network simple access to ISDN. It runs on a Macintosh server, equipped with one or more Hermstedt ISDN adaptor, every computer in a local network can use the ISDN adaptor via the LeoShare server without it being installed on the client itself.

Andy Eakins, of Hermstedt, said:
"We are pleased to have these new products ready to demonstrate at MacExpo, especially as cross-platform integration is such an important factor in business workflows.

"The Webshuttle has been a very successful product for us and the new version has significant new functionality as well as some aesthetic changes. Our second version of LeoShare opens up networking possibilities. We also have a couple of other announcements up our sleeves, so watch this space."