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CBIS' CD Connection/CD Server Shipped as Components of MultiPlatter Network

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CBIS' CD Connection/CD Server Shipped as Components of MultiPlatter Network

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CBIS' CD Connection/CD Server Shipped as Components of MultiPlatter Network

Since November, CBIS has been shipping their CD Connection and CD Server as components of SilverPlatter Information, Inc.'s MultiPlatter CD-ROM Network. With the MultiPlatter Network, connected PCs can perform searches on the same CD-ROM disc. The bundled MultiPlatter Network, including CD Connection and CD Server, is currently installed at several MultiPlatter sites.

CBIS' CD Connection and CD Server provide the MultiPlatter CD-ROM network with software and hardware needed to access CD-ROM collections. The products replace those previously used by MultiPlatter.

"As a developer of local area network systems, CBIS has a thorough understanding of SilverPlatter's need for a viable CD-ROM network," said Chris Pooley, SilverPlatter's director of special projects. "They are willing to work with us to expand their networking technology to create a superior CD-ROM delivery system."

CD Connection is a software program that allows CD-ROM users to access multiple CD-ROM drives simultaneously over a local area network (LAN). The program runs on top of a network and provides networking capabilities to CD-ROM drives. CD Connection, in conjunction with CD Server, can manage up to 21 CD-ROM drives per server and up to 240 servers per network.

CBIS' CD Server provides MultiPlatter with the hardware necessary for users to access CD-ROM discs on the network. A complete 'plug-and-play' subsystem, CD Server includes an 80286-or 80386-based microprocessor tower server; up to four megabytes of main memory; a CD-ROM drive; a CD-ROM SCSI host adapter; a 1. …

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