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July 21, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:26pm

DG LOOKS FOR PROBLEMS FOR THIIN SERVERS TO SOLVE

By CBR Staff Writer

Data General Corp is set to launch its Thiin Server next month (CI No 3,198), but priced at $1,500, it looks like reaching business users rather than the home market, as has been mooted. The Thiin Server is said to be a low maintenance, easy-to-operate device which is capable of serving a raft of network computers, thin clients or personal computers with web pages, electronic mail and other internet services, and also act as a file server. It can be connected via wireless link, so that each client in the office, classroom or boardroom needs only a wireless modem to connect to the Thiin Server’s network. Data General says it has signed a distribution deal for the device in the US with a major telecommunications provider. The company is currently approaching other telcos in the UK with the proposition. Data General says the box would enable telecommunications suppliers to retain control of the network infrastructure. The company is approaching ISPs, consumer electronics manufacturers, and more traditional computer resellers. It may sound naive to say this, says Data General president and chief executive officer Ron Skates, but we don’t know which model will work best yet. Meanwhile the company’s Information Server appliance – aimed at service providers and with the sole purpose of serving web pages, is likely to be priced under $10,000. It will be marketed as SitStak. The appliance is slated to appear at the San Francisco ISPCon trade show in August. People are beating down the door to get it, says claims Skates.

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