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Amiga-Link PRESS RELEASE October 25, 1995
The AmigaLink 2.0 / Envoy 2.0 Networking Package
AmiTrix Development announced today that they will now be
distributing the Amiga-Link/Envoy networking package for all Amigas.
Arrangements have been made with Intangible Assets Manufacturing
(IAM), and with ABF Computer GbR, that will see "Envoy 2.0" bundled
together with an updated, fully translated version of "AmigaLink",
to be assembled and distributed by AmiTrix.
Amiga-Link is a complete solution to your Amiga peer-to-peer
networking needs. With the included software and hardware, you can
share your hard drives and printers, as well as run other network
applications. This package is compatible with all Amiga models,
using the floppy port for maximum compatibility across models,
and keeping other ports available for their intended uses.
Low cost "rendering farms" are now possible.
The Amiga-Link package comes with both the standard AmigaLink
software and also the Amiga Envoy software. The Amigalink
software's advantage is that it works with AmigaOS1.3, providing
compatibility with older machines, whereas Amiga Envoy requires 2.04
or higher, but provides superior performance, device sharing, and an
API that allows for the development of third-party networking
applications, with many already available.
Amiga-Link provides a less expensive method of peer to peer
networking using compact modules connected to the external floppy
port and linked together with BNC connectors and coaxial cables.
The SANA-II device driver allows all Amiga's (including those
without Zorro-II expansion slots), to be connected in a network
of up to 20 machines, within a distance of 330 feet (100m).
DMA data transfer, at 450,000 bps from network to memory, avoids
CPU contention common to the parallel/serial port networks, and
leaves these ports free for normal use. This is roughly equivalent
to ArcNet speed, and although slower than ethernet, is less than
half the cost.
The AmigaLink software has GUI tools for Workbench control of
Import & Export functions, network Statistics & Diagnostics tools
for testing and troubleshooting both hardware & software, while a
Printer Spooler program allows for network printer sharing.
Its SANA-II compatibility allows other software to be run
concurrently such as AmiTCP, providing great flexibility when
networking various Amiga's together. A newly revised English manual
Amiga Envoy is the standard Amiga peer-to-peer networking software
that was developed by Commodore's Amiga Networking Group. Its
performance, user-interface and API are consistent with the
philosophy of the Amiga Operating System. Amiga Envoy provides
a simple messaging interface for the easy development of reliable
network applications. Included applications enable connected Amiga
computers to share their hard disks, CD-ROMs, and printers
transparently. Third-party applications can also provide extra
functionality such as electronic mail, remote computer access,
multi-user databases and multi-player games.
New features for Envoy 2.0 include support of AmigaOS 2.04 DOS
packet types (including notification and record locking), support
for removable media, enhanced reliability & robust recovery,
localization, AmigaGuide documentation, and more.
MSRP for the basic 2 unit package is $299.00 US, or $379.00 CAN.
Expansion kits, cable options and accesories are also available.
Dealer and Educational Institution inquiries welcomed.
For more information or ordering AmiTrix products, contact us at:
5312 - 47 Street,
Beaumont, Alberta, T4X 1H9
Phone or Fax: +1 403-929-8459
(Please leave your mailing address on phone messages when
requesting information, or contact us via email at the address