IBM work Station Net

IBM work Station Net
IBM Network Station
Harnessing the power of network computing
has never been simpler. Or more affordable.
Imagine the
Power of
Imagine a world where less really is more. Imagine terminal users without terminals. PC users without PCs. Imagine both taking advantage of
e-mail, graphical user interfaces, intranet access and browsers.
Imagine an affordable, easy-to-manage, hardware-independent network computer that makes available business applications and information from a variety of servers – PC, RS/6000, AS/400, S/390 and
Internet – simultaneously on every desktop.
Imagine it? No, make it a reality — today! — with the IBM Network
Station family of network computers.
The IBM Network Station is a small,
simple device that brings applications
and information from throughout your
enterprise together on users’ desktops,
where they can view and work with one
or more applications simultaneously.
More powerful than a terminal and
more manageable than a PC, the
Network Station provides easy access
built-in support for high-resolution
For example, American Eagle, the
color graphics, audio, Web browsers,
regional airline, is considering replacing
a mouse and keyboard, Java language
outdated 3270-type terminals at its air-
execution, terminal emulation and, of
port counters. E. D. Smith, the Canadian
course, network connections.
to all of your organization’s networks
food processor, plans to upgrade its
AS/400-based network’s expensive
and servers, using a familiar, intuitive
But hardware isn’t the important point
fixed-function terminals and some PCs,
interface for presenting both character-
when comparing the Network Station to
while Hannaford Brothers, the operator of
based and graphical applications.
terminals, PCs, NetPCs or even other
more than 140 supermarkets throughout
network computers. It’s the advantages
New England and the Middle Atlantic
that the Network Station offers your
states, will give virtually every one of its
business. These include improved
employees easy, economical access to
access, simplified management and
the corporate intranet and e-mail. All
lower total cost of ownership.
thanks to the simplicity offered by the
Because it is designed to be managed
at the server and to access server
resources, the Network Station doesn’t
require local disk storage or the
considerable desk space and
resources that PCs do.
IBM Network Station.
In fact, its hardware configuration is
closer to a terminal’s. However, the
Network Station offers much more
powerful access and presentation
capabilities than you’ll find on today’s
terminals. The Network Station features
American Eagle is taking off with the
IBM Network Station because of its low
total cost of ownership. The regional airline, part of AMR Corp., is piloting a
decentralized training program that features the simple, easy-to-use Network
Station, and is considering replacing
3270-type terminals at most of its 110 airport counters because of the unit’s low
cost and small footprint.
Your Reach,
Not Your
When you think about how today's
The Network Station places access to
hard disk, but without the hassle. And
business computer is really used,
Windows, X-Windows, 3270, 5250,
as you make the transition from “fat”
it’s clear that access – not processing
Internet and Java applications right
office applications to quickly deployed,
power – is the leading concern. E-mail,
at your fingertips. Simply point and
resource-efficient, cross-platform Java
Lotus Notes groupware and the
click on an application icon. The
applications, you’ll find the Network
Internet are now as vital to the work
Network Station runs the application
Station’s “thin” architecture provides
environment as the business
and immediately displays it on your
the power you need at a very
applications, spreadsheets and word
screen. It’s just like working off a local
affordable price.
processors that preceded them.
As corporate data becomes more
widely distributed among numerous
server platforms and networks,
users need fast access to that information… without wasting time figuring out
where it resides or how to connect to it.
PC Server
The IBM Network Station, along with
the Network Station Manager software,
puts an end to this problem. It provides
users with a direct pipeline to all of
your PC, RS/6000, AS/400 and S/390
servers and the applications they contain. Quickly. Transparently. And easily.
The IBM Network Station is a universal
access device. It can connect to any IBM
server, any network and any application.
IBM Network Station Desktop
Manage Your
Not Your
The IBM Network Station is simple to
and displayed on the Network Station,
Protecting data is easier with the Network
set up, manage, maintain and use
or downloaded directly to the Network
Station, too. You store files, check for
because it requires so little hardware or
Station and run from there. A server also
viruses and perform backups at the
computer knowledge at the desktop.
maintains profiles of each user’s configu-
server. And when you add new functions
ration options, preferences and access
or capabilities to your server, your
All applications and data are stored
privileges. Since these are managed by
Network Station users automatically
on servers. Depending on the type of
an administrator instead of individual
inherit them.
application, it is either run on the server
users, everyone is more productive.
Another plus: the Network Station isn’t
Server-based network computing
tied to any particular operating system or
means that when you need to update
processor architecture. That means your
an application, you update only the copy
choices for the future are wide open, and
on the server. You don’t have to go from
you don’t have to worry about replacing
machine to machine or deal with the
obsolete technology at the desktop.
potential problems that each installation
could present.
Now, isn’t that a whole lot smarter, simpler,
safer and less expensive than the old
way of doing things?
Hannaford Brothers, the operator
of more than 140 supermarkets throughout New England and the Middle Atlantic
states, has begun eliminating its mixed
bag of hardware and operating systems
while giving virtually all its employees
access to e-mail and the corporate
intranet as it deploys 1,200 IBM
Network Stations.
Raise Your
Not Your
You need to make cost-effective and
The hardware is only part of the story.
Small footprint. Simple design. Server-
strategic computing investments, and
The Network Station also reduces
based applications. Low initial cost.
the IBM Network Station can help. By
ongoing training and support costs –
Built-in networking, terminal emulation,
eliminating many expensive and failure-
often equal to many times your initial
Internet browser and Java support.
prone components from the desktop,
investment – by eliminating the time and
Centralized management. Every aspect
the Network Station can offer you both
money required to purchase, install and
of the IBM Network Station adds up to
a low initial price and substantially
support numerous applications and
low total cost of ownership. Several
reduced cost of maintenance over
hardware components on individual
studies suggest that network computers
time. In fact, you can easily justify
can offer significantly lower total cost of
upgrading terminals or replacing PCs
ownership than networked PCs and
with the IBM Network Station.
substantial savings when compared to
Net PCs.
Each member of the IBM Network
Station family of network computers
offers solutions to a wide range of business needs. Whether the demand is for
basic server access, powerful Internet
access or robust Java application support (available with the Series 1000 in the
4th quarter of 1997), there’s a Network
Station Series to suit your needs.
Although each Series is optimized for
a particular type of usage, all members
share certain family traits. These include
• Simultaneous access to:
–Windows applications via multiuser
implementations of Windows NT
(e.g. WinCenter from Network
Computing Devices, Inc.)
–S/390, AS/400, RS/6000 and UNIX
systems, applications and data
–Internet and intranet applications
and data
• Java Virtual Machine
• Web browser
• IBM Network Station Manager
administration and management facilities
• Textbook-sized logic unit, keyboard,
mouse, audio support, serial and parallel
ports, PCMCIA (PC card) support, an
Ethernet or Token Ring network interface
• Support for industry-standard color
graphics display monitors
Designed for what you need
• Access to business applications
• Access to the Internet and your corporate intranet
• Access to Java-based applications
• Lower cost desktop computing
• Improved security and management
• Increased productivity
• Leveraging of server and network
• Non-proprietary, standards-based
Simple to manage, simple to use and
simple to install…the IBM Network
Station is simply the best answer for
your desktop needs.
Series Highlights
Series 100
It’s about Access
The Network Station Series 100 is
designed for the presentation of character-based and graphical applications
that reside on multiple servers. Its low
initial cost makes it an ideal replacement
for terminals or PCs that are used primarily for application access, data entry or
transaction-oriented tasks, as well as for
“casual” browser usage.
• Emphasizes access to server-based
applications and data
• Windows application support
(via multiuser implementations of
Windows NT)
Series 300
It’s about the Internet
The Network Station Series 300 is designed
for environments that combine a need
for multiple server access with browser
access to applications and data that reside
on a corporate intranet or the Internet.
• Emphasizes access to Internet-based
applications and data
• Corporate intranets
• Extranets
• Windows application support
(via multiuser implementations
of Windows NT)
• X-Windows server support
• 3270 and 5250 terminal emulation
• 3270 and 5250 terminal emulation
• Runs Navio NC Navigator™ for the
IBM Network Station and the IBM
Network Station Browser
• Optimized to favor server resources for
browser and applications
• Runs simple Java applets and
• X-Windows server support
Series 1000
It’s about Java
The Network Station Series 1000,(available
in the 4th quarter of 1997) combines
high-speed Internet and network application performance with powerful Java
language execution capabilities. It is aimed
at businesses that are implementing
Java-based application architectures and
require robust support for Internet standards.
• Optimized to favor Network Station
resources for Internet applications
• Strongly emphasizes access to Javabased applications
–Enhanced Java performance
–Supports Release 1.1 of the Java Virtual
–Runs Navio NC Navigator for the IBM
Network Station
• Access to Internet-based applications
and data
–Corporate intranets
• Windows application support
(via multiuser implementations of
Windows NT)
• X-Windows server support
• 3270 and 5250 terminal emulation
• Optimized to enable Java-based
office productivity suites and business
Imagine what
you can do
with the IBM
Network Station
Deploy enterprise applications quickly – by installing them on the server and
providing access from there. There’s no need to install applications on individual
Lower your total cost of computing – by replacing expensive desktop PCs with
low-cost, easy-to-manage Network Station computers.
Replace limited-function terminals – and give users access to a whole new
range of applications, including Windows, e-mail, the Internet and more.
Simplify management – by maintaining all data, applications and desktop ser-
vices at the server.
Reduce maintenance and support costs – by standardizing on simple desktop
hardware, updating and running applications at the server and utilizing industrystandard interfaces and protocols.
Expand users’ connectivity – with simultaneous access to multiple servers, including PC, RS/6000, AS/400, S/390 and Internet servers.
Prepare for the future – with the Network Station’s emphasis on the Internet, hard-
ware independence, industry standards, browser-based interfaces, Java applications
and thin-client architectures.
For more information
To find out more about how network
computing with the IBM Network Station
and the IBM family of servers can help
you make the most of your business
opportunities, call 1–800–IBM–7080,
priority code 6N7BK05, within North
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