Dallas-based Sterling Software Inc has announced CM-Tracs, a new communications package designed to provide System/36 users with bisynchronous links to IBM mainframes running the company’s Tracs or Supertracs software. It says the package is designed to transcend the time and flexibility limitations that frequently hamper the development of traditional, in-house communications software, and believes it will prove particularly useful to retail companies with a number of remote distribution sites. Sterling claims that with CM-Tracs, data processing staff can define one year’s worth of file transfer in under two minutes. It also says the software is easy to maintain, distribute, update and support. CM-Tracs is shipping now, and is priced at UKP3,500, which includes installation.