World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hilgraeve

Article Id: WHEBN0003138273
Reproduction Date:

Title: Hilgraeve  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: HyperACCESS, Terminal emulators, WinComm, Communication software, Companies based in Michigan
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Hilgraeve

Hilgraeve is a software firm based in Monroe, Michigan, and is best known for its HyperTerminal Private Edition and HyperACCESS programs. In earlier years, HyperTerminal had been licensed for use by Microsoft in versions of Windows ranging from Windows 95 to Windows XP.

The company was founded in 1980 by John Hile, Matt Gray, and Bob Everett. The company's name was derived from the first three letters of each of the founder's last names.

The firm's first software product was HyperACCESS, which was initially designed to enable Heath 8-bit computers to communicate over a modem. In 1985 this same product was ported to IBM PCs and compatible systems. Over the years the same version of this technology would be ported to other operating systems including OS/2, Windows 95, Windows XP, and Windows NT.

Competition heated up in the early 1990s and Hilgraeve would compete in the online communications software market against the likes of Datastorm's ProComm line of software, and Delrina's WinComm.

In 1994 IBM was the first major OS vendor to bundle one of Hilgraeve products with a 32-bit OS by including a copy of the firm's terminal program with OS/2 Warp 3.0, it was named "HyperAccess Lite". One year later Microsoft followed suit and licensed a low-end version known as HyperTerminal (essentially a "Lite" version) for use in their set of communications utilities. It was initially bundled with Windows 95, and subsequently all versions of Windows up to and including Windows XP.

Hilgraeve was an early entrant into devising anti-virus software, and received patents for its HyperGuard product, designed to prevent viruses from being downloaded while connected to an online service.

In February 2008, Hilgraeve's Healthcare business (HyperSend and HyperBridge) was acquired by Compuware.

Competitors

External links

  • Hilgraeve: "About" page, accessed November 11, 2005
  • Hilgraeve company timeline, accessed November 11, 2005
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.