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Shortly after Dynix started being deployed to libraries around the country, requests started coming back solariss 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.

The latest installations used PC’s running terminal emulation software, and connecting to the Dynix server via telnet over the Internet. 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.

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. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April The customer base for Dynix did not begin decreasing until[8] at which point solarie started being replaced by Internet-based interfaces so-called ” Web PACs “.

Counting by Library organizations. Later, dumb terminals were connected via RS to a terminal serverwhich in turn connected via Ethernet to the branch’s LAN. Several specialized solafis were released, all nearly identical to the mainstream version. Each branch had their own Circulation module, but the actual catalog database was a single copy on one server in a central location.


Dynix was made up of several different modules, each of which was purchased dhnix to create a scaled system based on the library’s size and needs. Unknown to the patrons, the librarians had the ability to manipulate the system in the command-line-driven way, by solariw in special codes at the same prompts where patrons would key in menu item numbers.


The Ultimate Digital Library: For very small libraries, with perhaps only one or two terminals, there was Dynix Elite. These codes, referred to a “dot commands” due to their structure of being a period followed by one or two letters such as ‘. Init was reported that Dynix was being phased so,aris by its manufacturer, and approaching ” end-of-life ” status in terms of functionality and support.

In response, 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 The original Dynix system, as used dynux regular public libraries, was renamed Dynix Classic later in its lifespan to distinguish it from other Dynix products.

The software was originally written on computers made by The Ultimate Corp. Views Read Edit View history.

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Undaunted, we pitched our plan to create an automated library system to a public library in South Carolina. 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.

With the single copy of the Dynix software installed on a central server, both patrons and librarians could access it by using dumb terminals. A library could buy as few as two modules.

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The initial search engine tools: It’s a very fast-compiled and -interpreted language, and frankly nothing matches it, then or now. The separate branches would be connected to the central Dynix server via IP-based methods the Internet. Paul Sybrowsky dynxi an employee of CTI. At one point, Dynix was benchmarked supporting 1, terminals on a single system.

Dynix was actually a hybrid of both; the patrons used a menu-driven interface, where they would be given a numbered list of options, and simply have to key in the number of the option they wanted in order to navigate through the system. The technology for linking the terminals to the server within each building, and linking the separate buildings branches together to the central server location, changed over time as technology progressed.


In OctoberDynix had just installations. To maintain compatibility with how Dynix was already written, the WY supported the Adds Viewpoint A2 emulation, which was actually one of the only emulations on the terminal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was used by libraries to replace the paper-based card catalogand track lending of materials from the library to patrons. 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.

The library actually contracted for the system before the software was written. The complete Dynix Classic approachedlines of source code, and compiled at around MB. The company selling the Dynix software changed hands several times over the years: 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 for in physical stability it could not be knocked over by the force of a child.

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. In the words of Paul Sybrowskyfounder of Dynix: The first installation, inwas at a public library in Kershaw County, South Carolina. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat It’s too bad that it uniVerse BASIC was so good, because it didn’t make the transition to object-oriented Web-based technology in time to stay afloat.

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