Data General will show WinFrame software from Citrix running on a Windows NT server. Data General will also demonstrate its own thin client, called the Win-Terminal, as a means for providing Windows applications in a server-centric environment.
WinFrame software uses a special communications protocol to send Windows applications from the server to a network computer over an intranet. Network computers are loosely defined as computers that rely on a powerful server computer for data storage and, in some cases, for processing of information from applications such as databases. Proponents claim that the devices are easier and cheaper to maintain than PCs because control over hardware and software is centralized.
Data General will also demonstrate a secure Internet commerce server solution that uses Cybershield software from BDM International. The server offers firewall capability, security management, and data filters at the highest security level rating offered by the federal government for a general purpose operating system.