Three months after the thing became operational, Honeywell Bull UK Ltd has formally declared its Unix Porting Centre open. The Centre, based at the company’s Hemel Hempstead, Hertfodshire offices has already seen 16 companies pass through its doors. So far they have mainly been from amongst Honeywell Bull’s own Unix based resellers and third party software developers porting applications including financial, local government, health care and manufacturing packages. The centre is open to anyone interested in porting Unix applications to Honeywell’s machines and is free of charge if no assistance is required; if any Honeywell Bull expertise is used a nominal charge will be made. The XPS-100 systems, Wyse terminals with printer, cabling and documentation suite, and office automation, database, applications generation, communications and emulation software, ae available at the Centre. If the completed implementation wins approval from Honeywell Bull, the company will offer to add the application to its approved list of Unix software.