Hyperwave has been developed at
» IICM in Graz. It started with
the name Hyper-G and changed to Hyperwave when
it was commercialised (in 1996).
Hyperwave is not free software. The current version, 5.5, is
available at » http://www.hyperwave.com/.
A time limited version can be ordered for free (30 days).
See also the Hyperwave module.
Hyperwave is an information system similar to a database
(HIS, Hyperwave Information Server). Its focus
is the storage and management of documents. A document can be any
possible piece of data that may as well be stored in file. Each
document is accompanied by its object record. The object record
contains meta data for the document. The meta data is a list of
attributes which can be extended by the user. Certain attributes
are always set by the Hyperwave server, other may be modified by
This extension has been moved to the
» PECL repository and is no longer bundled with
PHP as of PHP 5.2.0.