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VTLS Links with DEC and Installs First DEC Site in Australia

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VTLS Links with DEC and Installs First DEC Site in Australia

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VTLS has become a business partner with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and the University of New England (New South Wales, Australia) has become the first site to install VTLS on a DEC platform.

With the joint signing of an agreement last year, VTLS Inc. and DEC formed a business partnership, which is worldwide in scope and is supported by the DEC Research and Educational Industry Marketing Group. The agreement puts VTLS Inc. in a complementary marketing relationship with DEC. Specifically, the partnership means VTLS Inc. and DEC will market and install VTLS library automation system software on DEC's Alpha AXP line of servers.

The new VTLS System at Dixson Library at the University of New England (UNE) runs on a DEC 2100 A500MP dual CPU under the OSF/1 operating system, which is DEC'S UNIX offering, and Oracle's relational database management system. At present, the system supports more than 40 workstations, 10 of which are available for public access. An additional 16 users can connect via the campus network and the Internet, and this number can be increased as demand patterns require. …

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