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NOTIS Systems Uses Borland Products for New Client/Server Library System

Press Release: Ameritech Library Services [February 5, 1994]

Copyright (c) 1994 Ameritech Library Services

Abstract: NOTIS Systems, Inc. announces that it will use Borland''s Interbase database technology for its new Horizon client/server automation system. Borland''s Paradox will be used for reports and other functions.


Los Angeles -- February 5, 1994 -- NOTIS Systems, Inc., and Borland International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BORL), in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter conference, today announced the integration of Borland's Paradox 4.5 for Windows Workgroup Edition, into NOTIS' new library system, NOTIS Horizon.

NOTIS Horizon is a completely new client/server library management system for academic libraries. The system offers a full range of functional modules, including cataloging, authority control, acquisitions, fund accounting, serials control, circulation and public access. The NOTIS Horizon server is based on Interbase, Borland's relational database designed for secure client/server solutions.

Paradox, Borland's award-winning relational database features report writing capabilities and seamless SQL connectivity. It will provide both NOTIS and NOTIS Horizon users with easy and efficient report writing capabilities. Paradox will be included in the NOTIS Horizon license fees.

"We chose Paradox because it's easy-to-use and offers the power and flexibility our customers need to run their system efficiently," said Jane Burke, President of NOTIS Systems. "Paradox's graphical user interface (GUI) is the same one currently used on our system, making it an ideal solution without any additional training requirements. Adding this feature fits with our vision to make NOTIS Horizon the complete library automation solution with the ability to meet library needs today, as well as in the future."

"We are very pleased with NOTIS' decision to standardize their data-intensive information systems with Borland's client/server technology," said Richard Schwartz, chief technical officer and senior vice president at Borland International. "NOTIS' use of both Paradox and InterBase in library and research automation provides a powerful and secure environment for processing huge amounts of valuable information. This is a great example of upsizing a desktop application into a client/server."

NOTIS Horizon incorporates all of the open systems requirements including Z39.50 compliance, client/server architecture, UNIX hardware, and graphical user interfaces for staff and patrons. The system, which will be available in late summer, runs on IBM RS/6000, SUN SPARCstation and Digital Equipment's Alpha servers.

NOTIS Systems, Inc., Evanston, IL, develops and markets integrated information products for libraries and researchers including management systems, database servers, information access products, and fulfillment products. NOTIS Systems supports an installed base of approximately 250 libraries worldwide and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ameritech Corporation.

For millions of software developers and end-users worldwide, Borland International Inc. is the leader in application development software. A pioneer in the use of object-oriented technology, Borland is committed to offering the world's best database management, programming languages, development tools, spreadsheets and applications software. Borland products include dBASE, Paradox, InterBase, Quattro Pm, Borland C++ and Borland Pascal with Objects. Founded in 1983 by Phillipe Kahn, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.

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Publication Year:1994
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 5, 1994
Publisher:Ameritech Library Services
Place of Publication:Evanston, IL
Company: NOTIS Systems, Inc.
Products: NOTIS Horizon
Record Number:3537
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