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SilverPlatter Unveils MultiPlatter Line of Networking Products

Magazine article Information Today

SilverPlatter Unveils MultiPlatter Line of Networking Products

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SilverPlatter Information has announced the addition of MultiPlatter, a complete line of networking products developed to meet the needs of any size institution. The name MultiPlatter, which previously referred to the company's first CD-ROM network system, now encompasses an entire range of networking solutions.

The MultiPLatter line is composed of three principal products: MultiPlatter CD-1000, MultiPlatter HD-1000, and MultiPlatter ERL-1000. MultiPlatter products enable the customer to offer databases from SilverPlatter, as well as other vendors, on local area or campus-wide networks--making information available to users whenever and wherever they need it.

CD-1000 is MultiPlatter's CD-ROM networking product. The basic configuration comes with seven CD-ROM drives installed in a tower capable of accommodating up to 14 CD-ROM drives and all the necessary equipment to enable multiple users to search CD-ROM databases simultaneously. It is an ideal solution for libraries that have outgrown single-user workstations.

HD-1000 loads heavily used CD-ROM databases on hard (magnetic) disk. It is so powerful that as many as 30 users can search a database simultaneously with response times up to 10 times faster than CD-ROM searching. HD-1000 is designed for libraries with exceptionally heavy demand for certain networked databases.

ERL-1000 is the newest, state-of-the-art MultiPlater system. ERL- 1000 utilizes client/server architecture on Unix-based application servers, offering multi-server, multi-database support, and TCP/IP compatibility. …

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