(Carlsbad, CA - July 13, 1993) Data Trek, Inc., a California-based library automation company, today announced they have signed a Letter of Intent to purchase The Assistant from INLEX, Inc.
Data Trek, Inc. is committed to ensuring a long term and supportive relationship with Assistant users," Data Trek, Inc. President, David Cheatham said. "This acquisition shows our strong commitment to the library automation market."
Data Trek will provide Assistant users with a number of options, including the continued use of The Assistant software and alternatives regarding product migrations and upgrades to Data Trek's products.
Data Trek will also provide product support to Assistant users with current support agreements. Support service costs will remain the same.
Assistant users interested in migrating to Data Trek's products will be provided very attractive migration and conversion options. Special migration packages will be available to Assistant users with current support agreements.
Data Trek will be increasing their support and research and development staff to accommodate the new Assistant clientele.
INLEX, Inc., based in Monterey, Calif., first acquired The Assistant Library Automation System in 1991, along with its installed customer base from Library Automation Products, Inc. (LAP) of New York. Since that time, INLEX has provided product enhancements and support for these customers. The Assistant product line caters to the small and medium-sized libraries. The Assistant line of library automation microcomputer products is designed for libraries seeking software that will run on a single PC or in a networked PC (LAN) environment.
Data Trek's three library automation product lines include: The Manager Series, a full-featured, MARC compatible system; the Professional Series, a completely integrated, full MARC system, which strictly adheres to international MARC standards; and the School Series, an easy-to-use integrated software package that provides a comprehensive automation solution for school libraries.
Data Trek, Inc., founded in 1981, is a privately-held software company that produces and markets three complete lines of microcomputer turnkey library automation systems. Located in Carlsbad, Calif., Data Trek, Inc. also has 19 offices and affiliates worldwide to serve over 2,300 clients.
For more information about this press release, please contact Susan Wells, Data Trek, Inc., 5838 Edison Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008-6596; phone: 800-876-5484 or 619-431-8400, ext 138; fax: 619-431-8448.