JavaStation deal ends NC dry spell

Sun has cracked the Australasian network computer (NC) market with a breakthrough deal with the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA). The multimillion-dollar project - which represents Sun's first JavaStation coup in Australia - will see nearly 1000 network computers installed across RTA motor registries and customer service centres across the state.

Sun has cracked the Australasian network computer (NC) market with a breakthrough deal with the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA).

The multimillion-dollar project — which represents Sun’s first JavaStation coup in Australia — will see nearly 1000 network computers installed across RTA motor registries and customer service centres across the state.

While officials from both camps remain tight-lipped about the specifics of the contracts, one RTA spokesperson confirms the thin clients will replace hardware systems accessing an existing Oracle database via RTA’s existing Drives (driver and vehicle systems) applications. Sources also claim that the RTA was considering upgrading to the recently released Oracle8 database but “already had enough on its plate” with the JavaStation rollout.

For Sun, the deal means an end to a 10-month dry spell in sales after kicking off its network computer strategy since the company’s local launch of JavaStation last October.

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