CD Based Government Logistics Data Available From USA Info Systems

USA Information Systems Inc., of Virginia Beach, is offering its compact disk (CD) based "CD-FICHE™" information storage and retrieval system to customers involved with government logistics support activities.

According to the company, CDFICHE ™ is a unique indexing and retrieval database software that gives the user access to 12 million computerized logistics files within the Federal Supply Cataloging System.

USA Information Systems claims that CD-FICHE is 8 times faster than microfiche storage media and is designed to be an easy to use high speed data research tool. System users can access data through a wide variety of search parameters, such as government supply codes or stock numbers, part names, contractor names or addresses, part numbers or even fragments of part numbers.

The system operates on any IBM/ Zenith PC-XT/AT or true compatible with a hard disk and 640K of computer random access memory (RAM). When linked with a printer, the user can obtain data printouts.

Some of the data features of CDFICHE include: all Federal Supply Catalog Files; the Past Procurement History/Price Analysis Report Files; the names, addresses and telephone numbers for over 400,000 commercial and government activities; and technical data on all parts and equipment displayed.

According to USA Information Systems, CD-FICHETM is supported by a toll-free customer hotline and a trained support group to assist system users with questions or problems.

For free information detailing USA Information System's CDFICHETM logistical database, Circle 46 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 57,  May 1992 Tim Schaffer

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