DRA is beta testing its new PC-based client PAC. The product, which conforms to the Z39.50 client standard, uses Microsoft Windows to present a "graphical user interface" (GUI) to patrons. It can be used to access not only the DRA and Inlex automated library systems, but also any Z39.50-based server.
It is not necessary to stop using dumb terminals or PCs using terminal emulation software when the new remote peripherals are added to a DRA or Inlex system.
General release is expected in the third quarter of 1994.
[Contact: Data Research Associates, Inc., 1276 North Warson Road, P.O. Box 8495, St. Louis, MO 63132-1806; (314) 432-1100 or (800) 325-0888; Fax (314) 993-8927.]