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February 1, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

Specialist Unix-based manufacturing industry software supplier Minx Software Inc has introduced a new database product for its customers that enables them to distribute database files over a network of computers supporting Sun’s Network File System or AT&T’s Remote File Sharing. MinxNet is primarily intended for use with NFS as it handles larger networks running under Ethernet. Minx says that the new database product will work with a number of different machines says that it would perform much better if all the machines were the same. The hardware requirements for MinxNet are two or more computers supporting either NFS or RFS, 150Mb disk storage and 2Mb main memory on each computer. MinxNet costs $12,000 for each computer added to the network. The three – and – a – half – year – old company, from Los Altos, California numbers AT&T, Arete and Gould amongst its customers: they primarily use Minx’s software to run their manufacturing plants. During the first half of this year Minx intends to establish distributors throughout Europe concentrating initially on the Germany, Spain and the UK and, is looking for third party software houses that specialise in manufacturing.

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