DISOSS


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DISOSS

(DIStributed Office Support System) An IBM mainframe centralized document distribution and filing application that runs under MVS. Its counterpart under VM is PROFS. It allows for email and the exchange of documents between a variety of IBM office devices, including word processors and PCs. DISOSS uses the SNADS messaging protocol.
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Honeywell has also embraced Disoss with an addition to its Office Automation System Facility (OASF), called Docu-Link.
Among the products were gateways to IBM's SNA network, and to Profs and Disoss, and an X.25 interface and X.3 PAD emulation facility for access to public data networks.
Data General provides access to IBM's Disoss environment through its CEO Document Exchange Architecture (DXA).
Software Research Corporation offers a Disoss interface package, called Docupower, that allows users to store and distribute documents among IBM and non-IBM office automation equipment in the network.
Soft-Switch of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, also offers software to allow users of non-IBM systems to exchange revisable-form documents with Profs and Disoss users.
Working with Snads, Disoss Version 3.2 supports the exchange of letters, memos and other documents among IBM 8100, 5520 and Displaywriter office systems.
In the future, Exxon says it plans to provide compatibility with IBM Disoss, along with access to the Unix operating system facilities and general relational data base management.