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Sears NCs know no bounds

Boundless Technologies will supply more than 2,500 network computers to Sears as the company continues to win over large corporations.

Boundless Technologies will supply more than 2,500 network computers to Sears as the company continues to win over some of the largest corporations to its Internet boxes.

Boundless, formerly Sun River Data Systems, will supply its TC model network computers to replace existing networked personal computers at Sears Centers, National Tire Warehouses, and TireAmerica stores throughout the country, according to the company.

This follows a similar deal struck last month with AT&T. Boundless received an order worth more than $5.3 million from AT&T for 2,500 of the company's XLC network computers for AT&T's call centers.

At Sears, the Boundless TC network computer will be used for customer service and points of sale. It is positioned as a simple, low-cost computer that "enables users to access Windows applications without the administration required of a PC," according to Boundless.

The TC offers multi-user Windows access and supports Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows NT applications. With additional software, the TC provides Java, Internet, and corporate intranet browsing capabilities and access to legacy Unix and mainframe environments.