COLLECTORS DCM, PSL, all except Sequent DYNIX/ptx, none, not applicable .. DISK, not applicable, HP-UX, Reliant, Sequent DYNIX/ptx, and Solaris, graph . SMPColl, PSL, HP-UX, Solaris, X, X. UPTColl, PSL, All, X, X. USRPROCColl, PSL , All, X, XX. VMColl, PSL, All except Sequent DYNIX/ptx, X, X. Symmetry: DYNIX/ptx , , , , NUMA-Q: DYNIX/ptx Solaris , , 7, 8 on SPARC and x Yes. Motif. Command.

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Dynix (software) – Wikipedia

It was never re-written. Shortly after Dynix started being deployed to libraries around the country, requests started coming back that alternate terminals be provided for patron use; children would bang on the keyboards or throw books at the terminals, or use unauthorized key sequences to mess up the programming. Muxes dyniix the phone company’s solution for connecting serial lines between branches. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Views Read Edit View history. The software was originally written on computers made by The Ultimate Corp. In OctoberDynix had just installations. In the late s, Dynix was once again re-ported, this time for Windows NT -based servers; again, uniVerse acted as a Pick emulator between the software and the operating system.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At one point, Dynix was benchmarked supporting 1, terminals on a single system. Programs with a text-based interface, such as Dynix, are described as being either “menu-driven” or “command-line-driven”, referring to how users synix with the software.

The Dynix Automated Library System was a popular integrated library systemwith a heyday from the mids to the lates. The original Dynix system, as used in regular public libraries, was renamed Dynix Classic later in its lifespan to distinguish it from other Dynix products. Dynix, as seen on a modern Windows PC using telnet and terminal-emulation software, as done in cynix early s.


It was used by libraries to replace the paper-based card catalogand track lending of materials from the library to patrons. Paul Sybrowsky was an employee of CTI.

Init was reported that Dynix was being phased out by its manufacturer, and approaching ” end-of-life ” status in terms of functionality and support. The library actually contracted for the system before the software was written.

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The latest installations used PC’s running terminal emulation software, and connecting to the Dynix server via telnet over the Internet. A specially-designed keyboard reduced the number of keys from to 83, mainly by removing all the function keys; this was designed to keep users dyinx of the internal setup functions and other parts of the software they “weren’t supposed to be going”.

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Later, dumb terminals were connected via RS to a terminal serverwhich in turn connected via Ethernet to the branch’s LAN. The company selling the Dynix software changed hands several times over the years: In splaris, Dynix asked Wyse to develop such a terminal; Wyse created the WYwhich was a stripped-down version of the best-selling terminal ever made, the WY British Librarianship and Information Work The first installation, inwas at a public library in Kershaw County, South Carolina.

The swivel base was removed so that the terminal sat flat on whatever surface it was placed on; what the unit now lacked in viewing-angle adjustability, it made up oslaris in physical stability dyni could not be knocked over by the force of a child.

One reason for Dynix’s success was that an entire library consortium could be run off of just one server, in one location, with one copy of the software. We didn’t have a product, but we said ‘You need a system and we’d like to bid on it,’ and showed them our business plan. None other handles data as well. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April To maintain compatibility with dunix Dynix was already written, the WY supported the Adds Viewpoint A2 emulation, which was actually one of the only emulations on the terminal.


It’s too bad that it uniVerse Sooaris was so good, because it didn’t make the transition to object-oriented Web-based technology in time to stay afloat.

DYNIX – Wikipedia

Where the New Information Players Meet. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat This saved a significant sum of money – millions of dollars, in the case of the largest installations – versus Dynix’s competitors, who required a separate server and copy of the software in each library branch. solrais

Screenshot of a Dynix menu, as rendered on an “amber” monochrome dumb terminal. The earliest method was to have the entire system connected via RS ; there would be many muxes statistical multiplexers and many miles of serial lines. The initial search engine tools: With the single copy of the Dynix software dymix on a central server, both patrons and librarians could access it by using dumb terminals.

Dynix (software)

For academic libraries, primarily Kthere was Dynix Scholar an Intel 80xxx-based microcomputer version of regular Dynix. Dynix was dyniz up of several different modules, each of which was purchased independently to create a scaled system based on the library’s size and needs. The separate branches would be connected to the central Dynix server via IP-based methods the Internet.