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OAI Releases Netserve/CD for Mac Solo

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OAI Releases Netserve/CD for Mac Solo

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Optical Access International, Inc. (OAI) has announced the release of Netserve/CD for Mac Solo, a cross-platform CD-ROM tower upgrade. The Netserve/CD for Mac Solo is a network device that connects to both a SCSI-based CD-ROM tower and an Ethernet network. The Netserve/CD for Mac Solo then shares the CDs in the tower simultaneously with computers on both Macintosh and Windows networks.

According to the company, Netserve/ CD for Mac Solo provides an upgrade path for organizations that have existing CDROM towers and want to move to networkattach technology. "Many organizations that installed CD-ROM towers on servers a few years ago are now looking to upgrade the server hardware as they need more performance or need to support different platforms. The Netserve/CD for Mac Solo provides a way to leverage the CD-ROM tower hardware without having to physically reinstall it on a new server," said James Dymek, OAI's senior product manager.

Key features of Netserve/CD for Mac Solo include:

Easy installation, management, and operation-Netserve/CD for Mac Solo comes with everything required to attach to a standard CD-ROM tower and can be configured using a standard Web browser. It supports multiple protocols, allowing Macintosh, Windows, UNIX, DOS, and World Wide Web clients to access the same CDROMs simultaneously.

Native client interface-Netserve/CD for Mac Solo appears as an AppleShare server in the Macintosh Chooser, a Microsoft Windows Networking server in Network Neighborhood on a Windows 95 or NT desktop, and a Web server to Internet/intranet clients. Network clients do not require additional client software to access CD-ROMs. …

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