NetConsult Communications announces First Java-Powered Cybershop-in-a-Box: INTERSHOP Online Company to Offer Virtual Storefront System for 60-Day Free Trial.SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 1996--NetConsult Communications Inc. today announced INTERSHOP Online -- the world's first complete, Java-enabled, database-driven, software-only solution for online shopping -- at the JavaOne Conference at the Moscone Center The Moscone Center is San Francisco, California's largest convention and exhibition complex. The complex consists of two main underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, Moscone North and Moscone South, as well the three-level Moscone West exhibition hall across 4th Street. .
NetConsult Communications is based in Jena, Germany, and just opened its U.S. offices in Burlingame, Calif., last month.
INTERSHOP Online, a virtual "Cybershop-in-a-box" expected to ship in July free for 60 days, is a $5,000 CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). software system which enables companies to quickly and easily set up distribution for their products and services on the Internet.
Catalog companies, clothing manufacturers, producers of game, music or interactive CD products, computer stores -- virtually any business with a product or service to sell -- can use INTERSHOP as its storefront on the Internet to distribute products and information.
In essence, INTERSHOP is an online distribution package which is specifically designed for businesses which desire an efficient, professional-looking online storefront A store on the Internet that offers items for sale and is capable of handling the financial transaction online. See cybermall and digital money. , but don't want to spend a lot of time or money setting it up.
"INTERSHOP Online is the first Internet commerce package which lets businesses seamlessly integrate an online storefront with an existing business," said Stephan Schamback, chief executive officer of NetConsult Communications.
"And by incorporating Java capabilities into INTERSHOP now, we've laid the foundation to take advantage of many commerce-related Java applets and programs in the future. Merchants and vendors using INTERSHOP Online will be better served, and ultimately, and most importantly Adv. 1. most importantly - above and beyond all other consideration; "above all, you must be independent"
above all, most especially , the consumer will have a first-rate, convenient shopping experience."
INTERSHOP Online, developed in East Germany East Germany: see Germany. by NetConsult Communications, comes complete with a Sybase SQL SQL
in full Structured Query Language.
Computer programming language used for retrieving records or parts of records in databases and performing various calculations before displaying the results. database server. Included in the package are tools to bridge existing databases and accounting systems with INTERSHOP Online. This allows merchants to continue to run just one inventory control system, but add an online storefront as an additional distribution channel.
INTERSHOP can also run independently of other accounting and database systems because it features a complete, self-contained inventory control system as well. This system tracks stock balances and requests, sends product stocking orders, and produces customer invoices for orders placed.
Another significant component of INTERSHOP is the statistical analysis feature, which assists firms with sales and marketing forecasts. A full analysis of all products purchased, which offers valuable trend information, is easily retrieved from the system. In addition, visits to an on-line shop can be tracked and analyzed by showing what customers "virtually looked at," but deferred buying in Buying in has several meanings. In the securities market it refers to a process by which the buyer of securities, whose seller fails to deliver the securities contracted for, can 'buy in' the securities from a third party with the defaulting seller to make good. the end.
Customer Payment Methods
INTERSHOP Online contains the CyberCash Payment system for painless and secure payments over the Internet. SET (Secure Electronics Transactions) is currently being implemented by CyberCash so that every SET-compliant wallet (for example, the newly announced built-in NetScape wallet) is able to process payment transactions.
Pricing and Availability - 60-Day Trial Offer
INTERSHOP Online requires minimum capital outlay capital outlay
See capital expenditure. and low operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales . A basic system could be set up to run on rented server space at a local ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. .
The INTERSHOP Online CD-ROM package will be priced at $4,999 for the base Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. system and $7,999 for the UNIX systems, and will include the INTERSHOP Online server kernel, a high-quality relational client-server database system (Sybase SQL Server Sybase SQL Server - Adaptive Server Enterprise 11), and all the necessary administration tools and documentation.
Once INTERSHOP Online becomes available, businesses or individuals can receive this CD package free for 60 days. Version 1.0 is expected to be available in July in both English and German languages, with translation hooks to other languages built in.
Anyone wanting to get INTERSHOP Online free for 60 days should send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org, put in a request at the company's Web site (http://www.intershop.net), call NetConsult Communications at 415/373-1530, or send a fax to 415/373-1536.
NetConsult Communications Inc. of Burlingame, Calif., is headquartered in Jena, Germany, where NetConsult Communications GmbH was originally founded in 1992. NetConsult Communications is a world class developer, publisher and distributor of Java-enabled, Internet-standard shopping system software; existing NetConsult clients include Hewlett-Packard and Siemens Nixdorf See Fujitsu Siemens. . NetConsult is backed by Technologieholding Venture Capital GmbH, and J. Burgess Jamieson of Sigma Partners Sigma Partners is a major venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and Boston. Sigma Partners invests in early-stage information technology companies (semiconductor, software and hardware).
The firm was founded in 1984 by J. Burgess Jamieson and C. Bradford Jeffries. in California.
For more information in the U.S. contact NetConsult at 415/373-1530, fax to 415/373-1536, send e-mail to email@example.com, or check out the company's Web site at www.Intershop.net. In Germany, NetConsult Communications GmbH can be reached at Ebertstrabe 16 D-07743, Jena, Germany, Tel: ++49-3641 58 08-0 Fax ++49-3641 58 08-15, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. -0-
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