HOLODYNE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES IMAGE TRANSPORTER: SQLFAX(TM) FOR NETWARE(R); GETS IMAGES FROM HERE TO THERE VIA E-MAIL OR FAX; A VAR CHANNEL 'NATURAL'
BURLINGTON, Ontario, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Holodyne Corporation (Burlington, Ontario) announces a new network Windows application to simplify the ubiquitous task of getting computer-stored images from one place to another, through fax or electronic mail. It can greatly simplify the selection of both images and recipients, transparently managing complicated routing and delivery chores. It works seamlessly with existing network applications and services, including Netware MHS(R) electronic mail systems, compatible fax servers and client-server databases. New Image Transporter: SQLFax(TM) version 1.1 is available (all prices suggested U.S. resale at participating resellers or, for a limited time, direct) with a 5-user license for $695, 20-user for $1,650, 50-user for $3,500, 100-user for $6,500 or with a 250-user license for $14,500. Holodyne also offers the 20-user package with a 5- concurrent-user Gupta SQLBase(TM) in a special promotional package for $2,450. Image Transporter: SQLFax maintains two databases, one of image files on the network, the other of fax numbers and e-mail addresses for recipients (which users can update on the fly). It can readily send a single image (a stored document page, scanned drawing, computer graphic or digitized photo file, for example) to a single addressee, but its true powers become more apparent for multiples of either. As a client to a network client-server database, it translates user requests into SQL queries, and displays the results as a list of recipients and an album of images for a user to confirm, edit or recast. With all selections approved, the job moves from the workstation to the network in seconds; all further handling is fully automated and fully audited. "We see this as a real time-saver for people who fulfill literature requests, who provide remote support or who want to perform database- tailored fax or 'image-mail' broadcasts," says Holodyne President Peter Deschamps. "And by no means would I limit it to those applications -- I absolutely expect our customers' imaginations to be even more fertile than ours in finding new ways to save time, money and aggravation with our Image Transporter products." Holodyne builds some interesting economies into Image Transporter: SQLFax. For example, it maintains several alternate fax numbers and e-mail addresses and routes for each recipient. It can flag the delivery speed and cost for each of these as low, medium or high; a user can choose to emphasize speed or economy for each transmission. It can also substantially compress image files being sent as e-mail attachments, automatically, for greatly reduced transmission times and costs. Its built-in image file viewer includes a conversion facility to cover dozens of popular image file formats. And a compact viewer file can ship along with the compress image file to keep everything problem- free for recipients. Buyers of Image Transporter: SQLFax version 1.1 will receive a free upgrade to version 1.2, due for release in November. Version 1.2 will scan network drives for both image files and e-mail address books to more automatically populate and maintain its own databases. Holodyne plans future products in the Image Transporter series to support other client-server databases, and any other variations for which there appears to be a reasonable market demand.
A VAR CHANNEL 'NATURAL'
"We see Image Transporter as a natural for the Netware Reseller channels," Deschamps says. "It needs Netware, an SMF e-mail facility, meaning MHS or Global MHS, a compatible fax server and a Gupta SQLBase(R) client-server database. They're the people who sell and service the other parts of the package, and we think we can do each other a world of good." A typical site will have a Netware file server, a dedicated database server, a dedicated fax server, a dedicated MHS hub or Global MHS "GWDEMON" PC and at least two phone lines dedicated to fax and messaging services. This makes Netware resellers a natural place to provide any missing pieces. It also means they are very likely the original source for the pieces already in place, and therefore already in touch with the most likely first Image Transporter customers. For more information contact Holodyne Corporation, 2157 Marc Lane, No. 100, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7M 3W6; 416-336-9000; fax 416-336-9100. -0- 7/14/93 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Image Transporter(TM) and SQLFax(TM) are trademarks of Holodyne Corporation. Netware(R) and MHS(R) are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. SQLBase(TM) is a trademark of Gupta Technologies, Inc. Contact Martin Winston of Newstips, Inc., 13993 Sweetbriar Lane, Novelty, Ohio 44072; 216-338-8400; fax 216-338-3480. Black & white or color photography is available from Holodyne on request. Reviewers: please submit letter or electronic mail request./ /CONTACT: Peter Deschamps of Holodyne Corporation, 416-336-9000/
CO: Holodyne Corporation ST: Ontario IN: CPR SU: PDT
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