(Bothell, WA) and Ramp Networks (Santa Clara, CA) recently released Seattle
Lab Internet Mail Machine (SLIMM), an instant e-mail server solution that
combines integrated hardware with Seattle Lab’s software for
The product is aimed at small-to-medium sized companies who are not
currently managing their own email – but who would like to reduce the costs
of using external e-mail services.
The SLIMM package is composed of a monitor, U.S. Robotics 56K v.90
modem, keyboard, mouse, drives, and a WebRamp M3 from Ramp
Networks – plus the software. It contains everything necessary to create a
network and get connected to the Internet.
“For company managers who
realize they need to quickly set up an email server to make e-mail and the
Internet accessible to their employees, this is a simple, affordable
solution,” said Larry Heberlein, president of Seattle Lab. “The SLIMM
computer comes ready to use as a network server, which makes it that much
SLIMM provides a one-stop messaging service, with e-mail, Web-based
e-mail, telnet, remote administration, and web server capabilities. It can be
used as a separate server or in conjunction with existing networks, and – says
the vendor – “even works well with Macintoshes or combinations of PC and
Macs running on the same network.”
The Seattle Lab Internet Mail Machine retails for $3,499.00.