For a fraction of the cost of an expensive enterprise hardware-based CD-ROM server
, private users can create their own virtual CD-ROM Pro-server system which simultaneously accesses up to 20+ CDs.
In some ways, the idea of a Network Attached Storage device is a natural extension, doing for storage what a print server may have done for printing a few years ago or what a CD-ROM server
may have started doing for a network a year or two ago.
has announced that its innovative E4 server now supports Macintosh(a) OS-based systems, providing a single CD-ROM server
solution for the broadest range of heterogeneous workstations.
The SureStore CD/DVD-ROM Server, which costs GBP2,256, offers seven drives that can read both CD-ROM and DVD-ROM formats, while the SureStore CD-ROM Server
Plus model, priced at GBP2,776, includes six CD drives and one 18GB hard drive.
The LANplex 2500 then channels the request to a high-speed LANplex 6012 switch in the media center, which accesses the CD-ROM server
and dispatches the title back to users' computers.
They decided to purchase a CD-ROM server
and retrieval software from Logicraft of Nashua, N.
has announced the availability of TenXpert Network CD-ROM Server
support for Plasmon IDE, Inc.
HP SureStore CD-ROM Server
-- This entry-level product allows users to share between one and seven CD-ROMs, with room for expansion.
In the increasingly networked setting, the library may buy CD-ROM towers that have 6, 10, or more drives and attach them to the CD-ROM server
PC for networked use.
According to the company, the DiscJockey family offers better price/performance ratios than either the traditional CD-ROM server
or the standard jukebox system.
If the databases you want are available through an Internet connection from a vendor, then the initial setup, management, and design limitations of a CD-ROM server
and drives can be avoided.
has announced the new TenXpert Network CD-ROM Server