Novera to ship EPIC 1.1 Java-based NOS

Rohit Khare (
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 09:18:06 -0500 (EST)

[Huh? socketplexing? Gotta give 'em a medal in buzz, I suppose.
Still, I'm glad it bothers SOMEONE I can't do anything with those
beautiful PublicPhone2000s AT&T has had out there for 5 years]

By InfoWorld Electric staff

Posted at 4:15 p.m., PT, March 3

Novera Software will release the newest version of it Enterprise
Platform for Internet Computing (EPIC) later this month, extending the
Java-based network operating system with relational database
support. The EPIC framework allows users to log in to their networks
from any device and still view their personal desktops, even if they
were logging in from an airport telephone equipped with a
keyboard. EPIC utilizes what Novera terms "interactive socketplexing,"
which creates a user profile that allows the user access to network
resources. Novera first unveiled EPIC in December for a 60-day free
trail. Version 1.1 is the anticipated upgrade. In December, Novera
officials predicted the new version of EPIC would be priced at
approximately $10,000. Instead, it will be priced at $7,500 for 50
users. Novera Software Inc., in Burlington, Mass., is at