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.
(NASDAQ:PRCM), Santa Ana, Calif., 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 new line includes the SureStore CD-ROM Server
, an entry-level product for the sharing of one to seven CD-ROMs, priced at GBP 1,775.
CD-QuickShare is one of the first software-only CD-ROM server
solutions that gives networked and remote Windows users fast, simultaneous access to shared CDs.
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.H.
-- HP SureStore CD-ROM Server
-- This entry-level product allows users to share between one and seven CD-ROMs, with room for expansion.