Jerell's IT department priced new personal computers at about $2,000 each, and the network computers
at about $700, he said.
NCI is working closely with Thomson Consumer Electronics to continually improve the features and services of the RCA Network Computer
, increase local network coverage and orchestrate branding and category awareness programs.
Industry insiders said the announcement is significant in the development of network computers
, which are groups of computers that can talk to each other over the Internet or within various locations in the same company.
FTD, the international florist, plans to use the network computer
to simplify the upgrading of software to its vast dealer network, says Roemmele.
It is only prudent to be skeptical about how a technology innovation like the network computer
will be used, according to Shoshana Zuboff, a professor at the Harvard Business School, who is a social psychologist.
The RCA Network computer
is a home network computing device that works in conjunction with your TV receiver.
8335, all of UMAX Data Systems; or Randy Brasche of Network Computer
Apple Computer, IBM, Netscape, Oracle and Sun Microsystems said they had agreed on technical details for network computers
, less powerful and versatile than personal computers but good enough for exchanging electronic mail and surfing the Internet.
The Enhanced TV vision of NCI has enabled us to create the RCA Network Computer
, a product with a multitude of applications for consumers, business, and education," said Thomson Consumer Electronics' Louis E.
In addition, Netscape, Oracle, Navio and NCI are maintaining the openness of the network computer
along with Apple, IBM and Sun, who are all part of the consortium that submitted the original NC Reference Profile a year ago on May 20, 1996.
Adding an international manufacturer of Philips' caliber to the list of network computer
suppliers brings the industry one step closer to making network computing a global reality.
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