Information Today. Jun1995, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p21-21. 1/3p.
Information services, Information science, Databases, New product development, Commercial products, and Rapid prototyping
The article reports that with the addition of three new titles to its constantly expanding OneSource for Lotus Notes product line, OneSource announces the most comprehensive solution available for Lotus Notes-based business and financial information. The OneSource for Lotus Notes product suite offers fixed cost with unlimited usage, local delivery of critical information databases for easy browsing and searching and a native Notes format. According to Alan Lam, vice president of Chase Research and Information Services, OneSource for Lotus Notes products are much more than time-savers-they encourage people to maximize all the Notes-based information on their network. According to Bill Schumacher, OneSource Senior Product Manager, their products are fully licensed for network use, so OneSource customers can use the information as long and as often as they need. OneSource for Lotus Notes frees users from waiting in queue and incurring the time, expense and inconvenience of researching external databases.
Information Today. Nov1995, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p30-31. 2p.
CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, Rapid prototyping, and New product development
The article reports that Young Minds Inc., of Redlands, California has recently released three new products in the CD-Recordable arena. The company showed a new CD Recording system at UNIX Expo that premasters and records as many as 100 different CD-ROM discs in a single day. This turnkey system named as Mass Production System (MPS) is the fastest and most cost-effective solution available for today's demanding, data-intensive applications. According to a company personnel, MPS brings the benefits of parallel computing to CD-Recording. He further added that Young Minds has ported this technology to CD-Recording technology. One of the most important benefits that the customers derive from MPS's parallel architecture is that it costs significantly less than competing solutions. The MPS system consists of the MPS multi-processor controller, pre mastering software, a CD recorder and a media autoloader. The MPS controller is available with two, three or four premastering engines. The MPS system uses the world's fastest CD-Recorder, the Kodak PCD 600, which is the only 6x recorder in the market. It takes only 12 minutes for the PCD 600 to record 650 MB of data onto a recordable disc.