EasyCo Product News
May 16, 2001
PicLan-IP RPC Services
You can now link your MultiValue
systems together as never before. PicLan-IP RPC Services let BASIC program call
subroutines across the net. These subroutine calls work across
the room over the LAN, across the company over the WAN, and around the world
over the internet.
If you have more than one MultiValue
system, either in a single location or at multiple sites, PicLan-IP RPC Services
can link the system to each other allowing applications and users unprecedented
access to shared resources.
Ease of Programming
PicLan-IP RPC Services operate as subroutine
calls. You application code calls an mv/BASIC subroutine and this subroutine
is "remoted" to a distant system. This "Remote Procedure Call" is completely
transparent to your application. All you need to do is write external mv/BASIC
subroutines that pass data with parameters and PicLan-IP RPC Services take care
of all of the inter-machine communications.
PicLan-IP RPC Services support:
- A virtually unlimited number
of subroutines to be called.
- From 1 to 20 bi-directional parameters
can be passed.
Cross Platform Compatibility
PicLan-IP RPC Services are fully cross-platform
compatible among all supported PicLan-IP platforms. If you have remote Mentor
PRO systems that need to call subroutines that run on mvBase or UniVerse, PicLan-IP
provides the inter-machine communications that you need.
This allows you to interconnect native-Pick,
D3, mvBase, UniVerse, UniData, and UniVision systems in ways never before possible.
PicLan-IP RPC Services are built using
the proven HTTP client/server engine that has been a part of PicLan-IP's Coyote
Web Server for years. Adding to this legacy, PicLan-IP RPC Services further
insures the reliability of your transactions with:
- Transparent transaction retries
in case of network failure.
- Round-robin server addressing
allowing for multi-path operation.
- Full transaction bracketing so
that retries do not corrupt your application logic.
PicLan-IP RPC Services are fast.
Using the proven Coyote HTTP engine, PicLan-IP RPC Services can easily run at
>1 Mbyte/second for large transactions and >100 transactions/second for small
transactions. Of course, this assumes modern, high-performance hardware
and fast local networks.
For wide-area networks and internet
usage, PicLan-IP RPC services feature very low "payload overhead" only moving
the data that is needed by your subroutines logic. In addition, you can
define which parameters need to be transferred in which direction to further
reduce network traffic.
PicLan-IP RPC Services are built entirely
on 100% standard TCP/IP and HTTP protocols. If the client system can reach
the server system via HTTP, then RPC calls work. Intermediate layers can
include such network technologies as:
PicLan-IP RPC Services work across local
networks as well as across private WANs and the internet.
- HTTP Proxy Servers
- Address Translating Routers
- On-demand dialers
- VPN tunnels
- ... etc.
PicLan-IP RPC Services provide complete
access control at the subroutine level. You can even password protect subroutines.
This allows you to safely deploy PicLan-IP RPC Services, even on large networks.
A future release of the PicLan-IP
RPC Services will add high strength encryption to actual data transfers.
This will make transmitting sensitive information such as financial and medical
transactions practical using the internet.
PicLan-IP RPC Services are affordable.
PicLan-IP RPC Services provide unlimited functionality between any licensed system.
There are no bandwidth limiters or connection count limitations. RPC Services
are licensed and function independently of other PicLan-IP modules. Also,
all licensed PicLan-IP RPC Services systems can act as both clients and servers
allowing for bi-directional and peer-to-peer transactions between systems.
PicLan-IP end-user pricing is ...
|First 2 servers
Volume and VAR discounts are available.
PicLan-IP RPC Services can be used
anywhere one MultiValue systems needs data from another.
- Remote store locations can "phone
home" to a central system to query inventory or update sales files.
- Remote offices can consolidate
- Your web site can off-line query
part numbers and shipping status.
In fact, nearly any database operation
can be setup to remote access data and program logic.
PicLan-IP RPC Services
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