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CLSI to discontinue 11/04 software enhancement

Library Systems Newsletter [June 1982]

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A number of libraries with CLSI LIBS 100 systems have received letters over the past few months advising them that the company will discontinue software enhancement for systems with PDP 11/04 processors after release 26.

This means that while the libraries will continue to receive hardware and software maintenance, they will not get enhancements or improvements in software after mid-1983 when release 27 is issued.

The effect of the CLSI decision is to freeze the development of all of the PUP 11/04 configured systems and to apply pressure on the libraries to "swap-out" their processors for the larger, more modern PDP 11/34. However, libraries which consider this option may wish to wait until CLSI offers the option of a PDP 11/44 configuration. The PDP 11/44 is a larger, faster and more recently introduced machine than the 11/34 and costs just $6,000 more.

This is, as far as the editors recall, the first time that a turnkey vendor has announced a discontinuation of software enhancement.

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Publication Year:1982
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 2 Number 06
Issue:June 1982
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: CLSI
Products: LIBS 100
Record Number:3818
Last Update:2024-06-20 08:53:57
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