View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
April 18, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

A new family of local area network hardware and software products has been launched by DSC Nestar, the European subsidiary of the Richardson, Texas-based DSC Communications Corp (CI No 907). The company, whose UK headquarters are in Weybridge, Surrey, claims that the new Nexos range, which runs on Novell Netware, poses a serious performance threat to competing network products, offers unique security and fault-tolerance features, and is 43% cheaper than the equivalent version of Novell Netware within the UK. Key product within the range is the Nex/Os multi-tasking hardware independent operating system, which contains a Database Engine, and can use most 80286 and 80386-based machines as a file server: records processed at the server by the Database engine are claimed to increase database performance by 600%. The new range also features a Nex/Server based on a 20MHz Intel 80386 with 70Mb, 130Mb or 260Mb of disk, which boasts a real-time tape logging facility: essentially, file updates are automatically placed on an on-line tape within the server, which forms a back up in the event of a failure. Connectivity between the local network and external data sources will be provided by a Nex/Com asynchronous communications server, SNA, 5250 SNA and X25 gateways, while links with the Unix environment can be established by using NEX/TCP communications software or a Nex/Link Ethernet card: other Nex/Link interface cards support Token Ring and ARCnet topologies. ARCnet, Token Ring and Ethernet are also supported by the 6MHz or 8MHz 80286-based IBM BIOS-compatible workstations. The NEX/Os, 70Mb and 130Mb Nex/Server, Nex/Link interface card and Nex/TCP gateway will be available in the UK from April 25 and cost from UKP1,095, UKP10,500, UKP195 and UKP350 respectively: remaining products will be shipped during the third and fourth quarters of the year. The company also plans a Nex/OS2 operating system for November 1988.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.