March 24, 1997 12:45 PM PST
Digital does latest NC design
In NCI's rendition of the network computer, or NC, applications are downloaded from a central server computer and executed locally on a powerful host processor. NCI's software, called NC Access, is a suite of applications including email, scheduling, news services, and multimedia capabilities that are for environments that will work with Digital's reference design. The reference platform will support other software environments, however.
Sample units will be available in April with volume shipments occurring later in the second quarter, according to Digital.