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A new CD local area network option

Library Systems Newsletter [October 1991]

Starting Point, a small Michigan company, has introduced a new approach to networking CD-ROM drives on a local area network. The company is a Novell dealer, and has developed a CD LAN using a brand new software product known as SCSI Express by Micro Design International. By using a powerful 40 Mghz 386-based server with 64 Mbytes of cache memory, the LAN can support 20 or more concurrent users, rather than the five to seven possible on most CD LANs. All of the hardware and software is non-proprietary. Prices are competitive with those offered by Meridian and other suppliers. The major drawback is the small size of the company, a factor which limits post-sale support outside of the Detroit area.

[Contact: Starting Point, 30250 John R, Madison Heights, MI 48071; (313) 585-4880.]

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Publication Year:1991
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 11 Number 10
Issue:October 1991
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Local area networks
Record Number:4987
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