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May 22, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

Carson City, Nevada-based Cubix Corp, which under its previous name of L/F Technologies Inc claimed sales of around 25,000 TurboDOS systems, has now released the 80386-based version of its cube-shaped Cubix system, which is available immediately. The Cubix 3 comes with from 4Mb to 16Mb of memory, up to 2.2Gb of disk storage and a 125Mb back-up tape drive, and floppy disk drive in two sizes. It runs Unix System V.3 and supports up to 32 users, offloading the main processor with direct memory controllers for serial input-ouput handling. An external SCSI port enabled connection of optical disk and magnetic tape drives, and the entry level price in the UK is UKP12,000. Cubix is bundling JSB Computer’s Multiview windowing software onto each system; other software includes the Informix and Oracle relational database managers, and Dataflex, plus office automation software from Quadratron and Uniplex. Cubix also offers C, Cobol and Basic languages and 3270 SNA, X25 packet switching, and Ethernet communications facilities. CubixNet, based on Intel Corp’s high-speed Open Systems Interconnection standard OpenNet product, supports the connection of micros running MS-DOS to the host computer. Cubix Corp recently acquired Los Angeles-based Intercontinental Micro Systems and has taken on its range of Quicklink add-on boards: these currently provide network slots on an MS-DOS micro to link other micros or low-cost terminals to the host, running Novell NetWare, but a spokesman said the company was working to integrate the products more closely with our existing systems.

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