The Conversion Center is the only media conversion
platform that can be managed under HP Openview for HP Unix, Windows NT and Solaris as well as NetView for IBM AIX and Windows NT.
Corporation will offer CD-ROM consulting services to assist the State Illinois in this process.
Four areas of concern in media conversion
are: (1) fragility (the inherent strength or inherent weakness of each medium), (2) rapidity of obsolence of the operating apparatus of each medium, (3) the ease of altering documents (the ability to manipulate, change, or reformat data easily), and (4) proprietary rights and preservation (who owns the information, and who will take responsibility for its preservation--an area potentially far more complex than copyright issues) (Cloonan, 1991, p.
Two trends driving the media conversion
market are power over Ethernet (PoE or 802.3af) and Gigabit Ethernet.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego, CA - one of the largest systems integration companies in the world - will utilize Front Porch Digital Inc.'s (OTC BB:FPDI) media conversion
technology and services in solutions offered to its customers, based on an agreement the two companies announced recently.