Meanwhile, Hewlett-Packard Co will this week roll out HP OpenView for Windows Workgroup Node Manager 1.0 – a Windows version of its SNMP-based network management system for value-added resellers that also runs under Windows NT. New features include distributed management, multi-level security, status polling, a trap manager, application builder and bundled TCP/IP stack. It is based on, and includes, a new version 7.2 of HP OpenView for Windows SNMP Platform, designed for OEM customers designing applications for specific network devices or systems. It comes with new status polling, trap management, security, WinSNMP, SNMP data export, integrated stack and 32-bit Application Programming Interface for NT. Both packages enable network information to be passed to Unix-based OpenView consoles, and are out in June priced at from $1,500 and $800 respectively. An HP OpenView for Windows Software Developer’s Kit is $3,500. With node management on Windows and Unix managers and alarm forwarding from Windows to Unix managers under its belt, Hewlett-Packard is still promising a common OpenView database for Windows, NT and Unix and the ability to pass information on network devices and topology from workgroups to enterprise manager for next year. Common OpenView Application Programming Interfaces across operating systems are set for 1996, along with the distributed database that they will require.