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THE PALM BEACH POST DECEMBER 1, 1997 13 -Vt hr I ! Aiwa moves ahead selling backups O SITES TO BEHOLD E HAZELDEN nEaaajSMBiaaesf ! I I LJ LU imci Mtmu.Tw vtxrr IHOVUVT (vn FOR TBi LA.7 jUTDEVtlfV MttittWm NtvK iQI PwulMlMH IO0KST0K n Ukmm QurCuim wd MmmtoM CKI Tramln Utauy Alan Lute - . ..,.a..y .1 ' Wogmtr mmomlm HAZELDEN http:www.hazelden.org If someone pinned you to the wall and forced you to tell him one useful site on the Web, you could point to this one. The home page of the Minnesota Hazelden Foundation which helps people recover from alcohol and drug dependency, serves as an advertisement for the chain of clinics, a bulletin board for events and admissions and as inspiration for alumni. There's a library to peruse, a chat and conferencing area to talk with other veterans of Hazelden's programs and daily meditations for those who are recovering. For Aiwa America Inc., the parent company of AiwaCore International in Boca Raton, a new market has sprouted for an old product. : With the size of personal computers growing over the past year to machines with Pentium II microchips and hard drives with three to five gigabytes of storage, there is an increased need for larger backup systems. Chris Straghalis, Aiwa product manager for tape products, met with technology trade journalists this month at the Comdex computer show in Las Vegas about the new strategy. "We used to focus solely on RAID high-end products. But, literally over the last several months, we started going after the retail consumer market," Straghalis said. RAID is the acronym for a disk-storage device where data is stored in large corporate computers. One of its first big customers was CompUSA, which scarfed up the tape backup products as an option on its own computers. Customers have to special order them. Aiwa also sells the storage devices separately at retail in hopes of taking advantage of the Aiwa name in audio products. The advertising campaign is also aimed at banking on the Aiwa brand with the slogan "Oh, that Aiwa." The Aia TD-8000 tape backup system sells at a suggested retail price of $329. It holds eight gigabytes of storage. There's a lot of competition in this segment with Iomega Zip and Jaz drives floppy-like drives that hold several times the amount of data. WEB REVIEW http:webreview.com Sure, everyone's all impressed with the ever-expanding, Stephen Pounds World Wide Web for travel agents, or those who want to become travel agents. The classes teach how to use the computer reservations systems used by most major airlines. Those interested in registering should go to www.computercoach. comtravel. The classes will be on viasinc.com, but they can be accessed from the Computer Coach Web site. B IN THE SWING OF THINGS: InterZine Productions, the Boca Raton-based company that developed a golf Web site, among other sports, has created a "Review and Roundup" section on its iGolf.com Web site. Users submit product reviews on golf equipment that others can pull up on the Web. Of course, there are hypertext links from the reviews to the products in the Web site's "Pro-shop" section. The new section is good for users and isn't going to hurt advertisers, either. That was probably the idea in the first place. The user can read about a product, compare prices "then make your purchase all in minutes and at your desk," said iGolf Executive Director Michael O'Bryon. - TRAINING FOR FUTURE: Lucent Technologies will host the grand opening of its Advanced Data Networking Pre-Sales Training and Support Facility on Wednesday in Pompano Beach. The $3.5 million center will be used to train technicians about networking equipment and technol- Aiwa America's RAID, a disk-storage device where data is stored in large corporate computers. ogies including local area networks, which are popular with mid- and large-size companies. That's not a lot of money when you consider that the market for network support services in 1997 is estimated at $15 billion to $20 billion. A COMCAST PREMIERE: Comcast Communications is testing highspeed cable modems that connect to PCs in its service areas in Palm Beach and Martin counties. The company plans to begin offering them to the public the middle of next year. The modems operate 10 to 30 times faster than the typical modem. Figure on a lengthy installation for Comcast to install a circuit board into the user's PC. Comcast is the second cable company in the area to offer the service. Adelphia began offering it last year. Comcast subscribers who want the service once it's offered must have a PC with a Pentium processor, 30 unoccupied megabytes on their hard drive, a 14.4 modem, a vacant slot in the PC box, 16 megabytes of memory and Windows 95. So far, 30 people are testing the modems. Anyone interested in testing them can send an electronic-mail request to servicenetline.net. Stephen Pounds writes about ever-improving World Wide Web. But someone in the cyberdungeon has to put it all together and make the darn thing run. For those tireless souls, there's Web Review, full of tools, tutorials, reference material and insight into the Web's latest novelties and how to build them into your own site. A word of warning this is pretty thick stuff. But for those who know how to write, splice and dice code, this is a valuable site. JEFF HOUCK, JeffHouckpbpost.com Technology calendar West Palm Beach PC Rams Computer Club is having an Adobe Systems speaker presenting a comprehensive graphics and publishing overview of Adobe Illustrator 7.0, Adobe Streamline 4.0, Adobe Dimensions 3.0, Adobe PageMaker 6.5 and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 at its monthly meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m., Palm Beach Lakes Community High Media Center, Military Trail and Shiloh Drive. Free. Call 747-2485. HAVE COMPUTER, WILL BOOK TRAVEL: Computer Coach, a computer training company with offices in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, has partnered with Vocational Instruction and Software Inc. of California to offer training classes via the 561-582-4415 advanced web development i 4 TWPfrYi W1M U TINT IHHG M Spectacular Media Inc. 205 Wbrtn Av. 201 - Palm Beach FL 33480-4650 .QfltSS You may be a candidate for this revolutionary new drug that will be coming out soon. But, you may not be. We have access to all the latest treatments. 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