PC CONNECTIVITY FOR ALPHA MICRO SYSTEMS
Today, most growing businesses require a mixture
of computing capability to satisfy diverse needs. Traditional business
applications and personal productivity tools such as word processors,
spreadsheets, and graphics programs must all work together to form
a seamless data processing environment. And, Graphical User Interface
(GUI) programs such as Microsoft Windows are becoming even more
Alpha Micro Products' AlphaLAN,
traditional applications and personal productivity tools can be
easily and quickly combined to provide the best of both worlds.
AlphaLAN provides the ability to meld DOS, Windows, and Alpha Micro-based
applications together into a smooth-functioning unit, linking personal
computers, compute networks, and Alpha Micro systems into a powerful
tool for your business.
With AlphaLAN, you can build a client/server network where both
personal computer users and Alpha Micro users can work together sharing
data, programs, large-capacity hard disks, and other peripherals,
such as laser printers.
Combining the sophisticated capabilities of a multi-user Alpha Micro
system with the personal productivity benefits of single-user PCs,
AlphaLAN gives you maximum flexibility while sharing resources and
Use Your PC as a Multi-Function Terminal
With AlphaLAN, your PC can function as both a stand-alone personal
computer and as a terminal on an Alpha Micro system, giving you
direct access to the wide variety of Alpha Micro based software.
You can continue to use personal productivity tools such as Lotus
1-2-3 or WordPerfect and then switch to the higher-performance Alpha
Micro system for order entry, accounts receivable, or other true
If implemented under MS Windows, the transition between operating
environments is as simple as clicking a mouse. And, you have the
added ability to exploit tools inherent in Windows, such as the
clipboard specialized fonts, and multiple active sessions to enhance
Transfer Files Between an Alpha Micro System and PCs
Since most personal computers have a local hard disk, Alpha Micro
files can be conveniently transferred to a PC for use with popular
PC applications. Transfers from the PC to the Alpha Micro system
are just as easy. Wildcard options that transfer several files at
a time make the exchange fast and easy. And, AlphaLAN automatically
handles translation between the Alpha Micro system and PC file formats.
With AlphaLAN, printers can be easily shared among all PC and Alpha
Micro users. Standard DOS and Windows commands can be used to print
on various printers, regardless of where they're installed. Use
printers at remote locations, such as other departments or offices.
Store PC Programs and Files on Your Alpha Micro System
In order to minimize your workstation cost, you may wish to centralize
your file storage on a larger Alpha Micro system. This can be easily
accomplished, giving you the flexibility to download your files
to the PC only when they are needed. PC applications can also be
run from the Alpha Micro disk, and files can be shared with other
authorized PC users. Plus, you can easily back up PC files on the
larger Alpha Micro system disk.
For more information about how your business can have the benefits
of both a sophisticated multi-user system and personal productivity
tools, contact your local Alpha Micro Value Added Reseller or the
nearest Alpha Micro sales office.