|★ HARDWARE ★ PERIPHERIQUES CPC - MODEMS ★ Skywave s Multi-Port/Multi-Com - Comms package and database for 464 users ★|
|Modem - Skywave s Multi-Port/Multi-Com|Popular Computing Weekly)||Hardware Peripheriques Cpc - Modems|
A NEW database, Viewfax 258. is being set up on Prestel specifically for Amstrad users. The operation is bemg headed jointly by Lindsay Reid and Micronet 800. Micronet will market Viewfax 258.
“We have a target date of October 1 to launch the system,” said Lindsay Reid. “We're aiming to have between 2500 and 3000 frames, so it will be large database by Prestel standards.”
The only approved communications package for Viewfax 258 so far available is the newly launched Multi-Port from Skywave Software.
Multi-Port comprises an RS232 serial port, which supports a range of baud rales, from 300/300 up to 9600/9600, a 24-bit parallel port, which can be used as a general purpose I/O port, and a sideways Rom card, which takes Skywave's Multi-Com.
Multi-Com provides four colour text and graphics in 40 col mode, a printer dump and save to tape or disc facility.
Currently the product only fits the 464, but a 664 version is in development. Skywave is also planning its own bulletin board for Multi-Port users called Skytel.
Multi-Port should be available now at £99.95.
Popular Computing Weekly (1985)