OSI File Services/400 Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1 for AS/400 supports file transfer and file management as defined by FTAM, the ISO 8571 File Transfer, Access and Management International Standard. It operates in conjunction with OSI Communications Subsystem/400 Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1 and enables an OS/400 system to communicate with other systems […]
OSI File Services/400 Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1 for AS/400 supports file transfer and file management as defined by FTAM, the ISO 8571 File Transfer, Access and Management International Standard. It operates in conjunction with OSI Communications Subsystem/400 Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1 and enables an OS/400 system to communicate with other systems running a compatible set of OSI protocols. OSI File Services/400 Version 2 Release 1.1 is functionally equivalent in content to OSI/File Services Release 1 MVS and VM, and OSI File Services/2 Release 1. OSI File Services/400, together with OSI Communications Subsystem/400, enable AS/400 systems to participate in networks where OSI FTAM protocols are required for communications. OSI File Services/400 provides Call Application Interface functions for Cobol and C applications running on the same AS/400 system. The same functions are also available via a menu-driven interactive interface, which is consistent with the interface provided with OSI File Services available in the other SAA environments. OSI File Services/400 is part of the network management capabilities of the OSI Communications Subsystem/400. It runs on all AS/400 models and requires 30Mb of disk storage space for installation. To be available March 27, 1992, it costs between $1,150 and $19,080 for processor groups C5 to L6, and distributed systems licence options are from $1,010 to $16,790.
Neural Network Utility/400 Version 2
Neural Network Utility/400 Licensed Program Offering is the enhanced version of a previously released Program Request Price Quotation, and the program is a suite of commands designed to simulate parallel network processing. A number of neural network algorithms are supported, including back propagation, adaptive resonance networks, self-organising feature maps, self-organizing routing networks, and constraint satisfaction networks. These models address a range of environments such as classification, data analysis, diagnostics, forecasting, fuzzy database queries, quality control, inventory control, modelling, process control, and underwriting. The PS/2 environment under OS/2 supports the IBM Wizard card for enhanced application development speed, and the PS/2 environments feature iconic graphic user interfaces. The AS/400 system user interface conforms to the Version 2 Release 1 standards, and the interactive development environments support multiple networks cascaded together. The product supports the AS/400 system, PS/2 under MS-DOS or PS/2 under OS/2, and neural networks are transferable between systems. In the AS/400 environment, Version 2 Release 1 of Operating System/400 is required, while in the OS/2 environment, it will run on any PS/2 capable of running OS/2 Version 1.2 Standard Edition or later. The optional Wizard card requires a PS/2 with a 32-bit Micro Channel bus. Under MS-DOS, it runs on personal computers and PS/2s capable of running Microsoft Windows 3.0 and MS-DOS 3.1 or later, with the Intel 80286 processor, or higher, and 1Mb. It costs between $550 and $8,300 for processor groups C5 to L6, and distributed systems licence options are from $484 to $7,305. Version 2 Release 1 will be available July 12 this year, and Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1 will ship March 27, 1992.
Optical Library Dataserver Support/400
The Optical Library Dataserver Support/400 Program Request Price Quotation provides a high level programming and user interface to store and access data on a 3995 Compact Optical Library Dataserver Model 042 attached to an AS/400 9406 D model system. IBM says that the PRPQ provides the support necessary to manage the configuration of these optical devices on the AS/400 system, although cynics might say that a PRPQ implies that IBM is less than totally committed to the product. Optical Library Dataserver Support/400 enables system growth by supporting from one to eight Optical Libraries on the AS/400 Models D35 and D45, and from one to 14 Optical Libraries on the AS/400 Models D50, D60, D70, or D80. This supports a maximum of 280Gb of attached o
ptical storage. IBM claims that programmer productivity is enhanced through the use of the hierarchical file system interface. The same interface that is used to access folder information from disks is used to access and store information on the optical disks. Optical Library Dataserver Support/400 provides utilities to help manage optical devices and data stored on them. Interactive screens or command interfaces provide control of the optical configuration, allow queries of the media status, manage optical volumes, and perform back-up of optical platters. Optical Library Dataserver Support/400 runs on all 9406 D models of the AS/400 system with 10Mb auxiliary storage for installation of programs, one removable Media Device Controller for each 3995 Compact Optical Library Dataserver Model 042 attached to the AS/400, and one or more 3995 Compact Optical Library Dataserver Model 042s. The program requires OS/400 Version 2 Release 1 Modification 1. Orders for new licences are being accepted now, and those entered before June 26, 1992 will be scheduled for shipment July, 3 1992. Orders entered after June 26 1992 will be scheduled for the week following order entry.
Facsimile Support/400 Version 2
Facsimile Support/400 has been updated to Version 2, and it can now use forms overlays or page segments that are generated by the Advanced Function Printing Utilities/400 program. It supports the PS/2 Models 90 and 95, as well as previously announced PS/2 models. Complex print spool files take additional processing power in the PS/2 to prepare for fax transmission, and an example of a complex spool file is image data that must be scaled to fit on part or all of a page. Facsimile Support/400 Version 1 Release 3 is compatible with Facsimile Support/400 Version 2 application interfaces. The Facsimile Support/400 licensed program offering is a co-operative processing program that runs on both the AS/400 system and on a local area network-attached PS/2 which acts as a dedicated gateway. For printing a facsimile message, any printer that supports compressed image can be used. For displaying a fax that has been received, an all points addressable workstation with appropriate software can be used. Up to 10 PS/2s are supported as fax controllers, and a maximum of six PS/2 FaxConcentrator Adaptor/A cards are supported in a single PS/2 depending on slot availability. Charges range from $820 for a C5 processor to $9,630 for an L6, and distributed systems licence options are from $721 to $8,475. Upgrades range between $72 and $700. Available July 26 and March 27 1992.