For Immediate Release
NovX's participation in MecklerWeb is a natural fit. NovX provides Internet server integration including WWW (Mosaic/Lynx), FTP, WAIS, Gopher and Mail servers. These servers are a suite of products called the "Global-Series" that provide companies with the capabilities of marketing their products and services over the Internet through online multimedia publishing. Companies can also offer technical and customer support via the Internet by utilizing these servers.
Says Beals "MecklerWeb offers a great opportunity for a business to have a presence on the Internet through MecklerWeb's server. The user can access hyperlinked multimedia resources and find the information they need. They can then link to the company's on-site WWW server and access additional corporate and product information. For example, an online multimedia catalog that allows the user to actually order products online or a customer support department that allows the user to download product updates, bug fixes and more".
The "Global-Series" of Internet servers NovX's WWW server integration includes modules such as Lynx, a WWW text- based, client application. Users can use Lynx to access WWW sites with SLIP/PPP accounts or via Shell dial-up. Mosaic, a WWW client/server hypertext GUI with multimedia capabilities allows users to browse the Internet and download files from WWW servers.
Other server modules include: Gopher-server, a client/server network application that facilitates inquiry searches; FTP-Server, for file transfer; and Mail-Server, based on Sendmail version 8, which allows the exchange of electronic mail. These servers are high- performance with TCP/IP access and are designed for dial-up connectivity.