View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
April 20, 1992

WINIX AMERICA’s NETWORKING TOOL FROM NORWAY MERGES UNIX AND WINDOWS

By CBR Staff Writer

Winix America Inc, a Beaverton, Oregon start-up, is ready to ship Winix Network 1.2, modular networking software it says is not only compatible with both MS-Windows 3.X and Unix, but blends the two environments into a single user-friendly operating system. The product, now Americanised, but originally developed in Norway for government use, was launched last week at Comdex in Chicago, not from the exhibit floor but out of an invitation-only suite. The company, which claims to have the product up and running smoothly in Norway at the Ministry of Defence and in Sweden in the educational administration, is dreaming of becoming the industry’s new standard for client-server interconnection. Winix described its breakthrough as making Unix services such as parallel processing, standardised electronic mail and Unix news plus its own workgroup tools available simultaneously under the Windows interface. The software includes a terminal emulator that integrates Unix applications with Windows by supporting MS Windows Dynamic Data Exchange to transfer data from a Unix session directly to a running Windows application. It supports cut-and-paste between Unix and Windows applications using Windows Clipboard. Personal computer users do not have to be connected by Ethernet to the server. Standard serial communication over telephone lines is sufficient for remote capabilities. Winix has already captured support from several computer firms and systems integrators including Tandem Computers Inc, Motorola Inc, MicroAge Inc and Science Applications International Corp, and says it is negotiating with several OEM customers. The networking software, which is said to have cost $3.5m to develop, will retail for $5,000 for 10 workstations, with discounts on bulk orders.

Content from our partners
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business
When it comes to AI, remember not every problem is a nail

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.
THANK YOU