On the eve of the EDI ’88 conference at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, Westminster DEC says its VAX/EDI electronic data interchange system will now support Istel’s Edict value added network in addition to the INS Tradanet network. Launched in July this year VAX/EDI provides data interchange capability for VAX/VMS users for the first time. According to Mark Selby, DEC’s European Electronic Data Interchange programme manager, the company’s intention is to provide Interchange customers with a multi-network capability. With pan-European forecasts predicting that the market for such services will exceed $1,500m by 1993, DEC says it will extend support to include other services as well as the Edifact and Odette standards. In parallel with its multi network support strategy Selby said DEC’s Data Interchange programme will encompass the X400 as well as the X25 standard.