General Distributed Architecture for Unified Communications in Heterogeneous OSI Environments


GAUCHO - 2563

Keywords distributed systems architectures


Start Date: 16-JAN-89 / Duration: 30 months

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Objectives and Approach

The aim of the GAUCHO project was to demonstrate an open communication system for the exchange of business data. The project integrated independent OSI services into a single service platform providing a high-level API to an EDI application. GAUCHO was targeted on users of PCs and small Unix workstations with limited resources for administration and management of external data communications.

Progress and Results

Key elements of the project were:

Exploitation

The service platform is being offered to small and medium-sized companies as well as public administrations, and integration of EDI and VAN solutions for specific business sectors is part of the exploitation process.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Michael Walsh
DANNET A/S
Blokken 9
DK - 3460 BIRKERØD
tel: + 45/ 45-821600
fax: + 45/ 45-821644

Participants

DANNET A/S - DK - C
FISHER AND LORENZ LTD - UK - P
DIT/UPM - E - P
TELEFONICA SISTEMAS SA - E - P
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS - DK - P


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GAUCHO - 2563, December 1993


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