WANG OFFERS VS COBOL CO-EXISTENCE TOOLS AND SERVICES
WANG OFFERS VS COBOL CO-EXISTENCE TOOLS AND SERVICES LOWELL, Mass., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Wang Laboratories, Inc.
(NYSE: WAN) today announced an agreement with International Digital Scientific, Inc. (IDSI) of Valencia, Calif., by which Wang can sell and support IDSI's Wang Interchange Source Processor (WISP) COBOL Co- existence and Development Kit. WISP enables VS users who plan to co- exist in an open environment to run their VS COBOL applications on the multiple systems that Wang offers to them -- the VS, the Wang RISC Series, and DOS-based PCs, providing a common "look and feel" among their systems.
Wang VS users who are considering incorporating open systems now have the necessary solutions and open platforms available from Wang, their present vendor. "To help our customers plan for the future, we offer a choice of systems for their computing needs," said David Goulden, Wang's vice president of marketing. "Customers can choose to enhance their investments in Wang VS mid-range systems and PC local area networks (LANS), add RISC Series UNIX systems for new applications, integrate into a client/server model, and co-exist among these computing architectures. The WISP product assists our customers in bringing their VS COBOL applications to open systems." "We are pleased to assist Wang in offering a co-existence solution for its VS COBOL customers," said IDSI's Chief Executive Officer Greg Adams. Product Features WISP handles many aspect of source-code conversion, including file transfer, syntax translation, terminal operation, and screen display management. It accommodates the popular micro-focus and Acucobol COBOL environments, which are supported on the Wang RISC Series. The price of WISP is $9,500 per development system. Corporate Background In business for more than six years, IDSI has been providing conversion tools and services to end users and resellers worldwide. Services include conversion project management, turnkey conversions, and training. IDSI has more than 5000 installed systems. Wang Laboratories' mission is to provide innovative information solutions to help its customers improve productivity, quality, service in their offices. Wang combines its leadership in integrated imaging technology and business process re-engineering to implement total solutions by building on customers' existing investments in information technology. Wang backs its solutions worldwide with comprehensive support and professional services. Wang Laboratories, Inc. is headquartered in Lowell. Its employees worldwide are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers. -0- 9/16/92 /CONTACT: Ann Breslin of Wang Laboratories, 508-967-4166/ (WAN) CO: Wang Laboratories ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT
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