In Brief

Asante Technologies' NetDoubler for Windows NT network acceleration software now comes bundled with Intergraph Computer Systems' InterServe line of PrePress servers. With NetDoubler, users can realize up to four times faster throughput during large file transfers over the network. The software works seamlessly with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Type Manager, QuarkXPress and other desktop applications.

"This bundle gives users extra-fast performance when sending large and complex graphics files to the InterServe PrePress Server without any worries about compatibility," said Jim Lambert, executive director of Intergraph's Publishing and PrePress division. The InterServe PrePress servers are available in either Pentium II or Pentium Pro configurations. Adobe Technologies, Inc., San Jose, CA, (800) 662-9686,

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PAR Technologies has expanded its product line to include peripherals for the Apple PowerBook 2400, 3400 and 3500. Customers can choose from an array of memory upgrades; the Kritter Kam, a full-screen, 30 fps digital camera; and the CapSure Card, a full-motion analog capture card that offers full-screen, 30 fps video preview from any composite or S-Video source.

All memory is shipped for next-day air delivery (where available) at ground transportation rates. Specialty and custom orders are shipped within 24 hours. The firm provides toll-free technical support and a lifetime warranty on all RAM purchases. PAR Technologies, Scottsdale, AZ, (800) 886-3692,

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"Intro. to Fiber Optics" combines software with paper-based word searches, crossword puzzles and worksheets to teach students about fiber optic cables and their uses in the modern world, from medical to military fields. The program begins with a history of light communications and proceeds to a discussion of how fiber optic cables are manufactured.

Also included are a computer-based test and instructor grade book. The software requires a Windows 3.1/95 PC or a Macintosh with OS 7.5 or higher. Prime Technology Corp., Orlando, FL, (407) 298-2714,

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This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.