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Intercept messages sent from novell's send command to alert you with a pop up box with ringing to let you know that there is a message. (TSR) Will not stop processing of your current job.
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Intercept messages sent from novell’s send command to alert you with a pop up box with ringing to let you know that there is a message. (TSR) Will not stop processing of your current job.
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CASTAWAY.COM 36629 9196 deflated
CASTAWAY.DOC 12981 4436 deflated
EXINSTAL.EXE 9653 9590 deflated

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Contents of the CASTAWAY.DOC file


CastAway! v1.00

(c) Copyright 1991 by











T E C H N O L O G I E S

11403 Cronhill Drive, Suite D
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(301)-363-1097
FAX: (301)-363-3779


OVERVIEW

It's great to be able to be notified of inbound e-mail or a
completed print job via a NetWare message broadcast (i.e., SEND).

However, the NetWare broadcast will stop whatever is currently
running on your PC until you press Ctrl-Enter. And this usually
happens when you walk away from your desk for awhile to let a
report or recompilation finish.

Also, the NetWare broadcasts won't pop-up over graphics modes,
which can mean that you may not get a message for awhile if you're
working in a word processor or graphics package that uses the PC
display in a graphics mode.

CastAway! is designed to overcome both of these limitations, and
give you a better way of handling NetWare message broadcasts.

At a memory-resident overhead of only 1-1/2KB, you'll hardly even
notice that CastAway! is loaded on your PC.

This .ZIP file includes a 30-day trial version of CastAway!, allowing
you to try CastAway! for 30 days of actual use before deciding
whether or not to purchase it.

CastAway! is provided free of charge for customers of Infinite
Technologies' ExpressIT! Electronic Mail system. Others may purchase
CastAway! for $99 per file server.



HOW CASTAWAY! WORKS

If you are not running ExpressIT! Electronic Mail, run the
program EXINSTAL to initialize the CastAway! 30-day trial period.

To install CastAway!, simply type the command CASTAWAY.
You may wish to consult the section below titled "COMMAND LINE
PARAMETERS" for information on CastAway! options.

For best results, CastAway! should be loaded after the NetWare
shell (NETx), and before any other pop-up programs.

When CastAway! receives an inbound message, it will pop-up over
your current application, make a sound similar to an office phone
ringing, and display the broadcast message. You can press
to remove the CastAway! display from the screen.

But what if I'm away from my desk?

Well, that's where some of CastAway's advanced features come into
play.

CastAway! uses several delay timings to control how it displays
broadcast messages.

If CastAway! detects that you haven't pressed any keys within it's
"Inactive Delay" period (the default is 120 seconds = 2 minutes),
CastAway! assumes that you are not currently working on your PC,
and will not pop-up the broadcast message delay. Instead, it will
display a flashing symbol in the upper right hand corner of the PC's
monitor, and make a "phone ringing" sound based on the time specified
as the "Ring Delay" period (the default is 60 seconds = 1 minute).

While this activity is occurring, your PC keeps executing the program
that was running...until you press a key on the keyboard. At that
time, CastAway! will pop-up and display the broadcast message, and
wait for you to press the key.

What if you haven't been away from your desk long enough for the
"Inactive Delay" to take effect. In that case, CastAway! will pop-up
and display the broadcast message. However, if CastAway! does not
receive its keypress within the "Wait Delay" period (the
default is 15 seconds), it will assume that you are not currently
working on your PC, and will allow your PC to continue executing
the program that was running before the broadcast message was
received...until you press a key on the keyboard.

If all that sounds a little confusing...it is...at least to describe.
In operation, we think you'll find that it works the way that you'd
like it to!


COMMAND-LINE PARAMETERS

CastAway! Supports the following command-line parameters:

/? displays command-line parameter information

/U unloads CastAway! from memory, only if CastAway! was the last
program loaded into memory.
/D tells CastAway! to use disk overlays in favor of expanded or
extended memory.
/N installs CastAway! entirely in conventional memory, disabling any
memory swapping.
/ND tells CastAway! not to use disk overlays.
/NE tells CastAway! not to use expanded memory.
/NX tells CastAway! not to use extended memory.
/NU tells CastAway! not to use upper (high DOS) memory. (640KB - 1MB)

/I=99 where 99 is a value greater than 15 sets the inactive delay.
If no keys are pressed within this many seconds, CastAway!
considers the PC to be inactive. (default = 120 seconds)
/R=99 where 99 is a value greater than 15 sets the ring delay.
When a broadcast message is pending, CastAway! will wait this
delay period between rings. (default = 60 seconds)
/W=99 where 99 is a value greater than 10 sets the wait delay.
This delay specifies how long a broadcast message will remain
screen before CastAway! resumes execution of the currently working
process. (default = 15 seconds)
/Q disables all audio (sound) notification.
/S0 enables the default "double pulse" notification.
/S1 enables the "phone ringing" notification.
/S2 enables the "standard beep" notification.
/S3 enables the "phasors" notification.
/S4 enables the "mystery sound" notification.


COMPATIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS

For best results, CastAway! should be loaded after the NetWare
shell (NETx), and before any other pop-up programs.

CastAway! may experience problems with some revisions of some
manufacturer's VGA adapters. If your screen becomes corrupted
when CastAway! pops up, or after exiting CastAway!, include the
following statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

SET VGASAVE=OFF

Certain sound effects have been determined to cause occasional
problems on NetWare non-dedicated servers. If you experience
any such problems, try loading CastAway! with the /S2, /S3, /S4
or /Q parameters.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CastAway! was written by Brett Warthen.

Brett would like to thank the following people for their assistance
and inspiration in developing CastAway!:

- Bill Carter, whose NCAST, and numerous discussions about NCAST,
helped bring about the development of CastAway! It's only too
bad I had to take so long to get around to this.

- The original "castaways"...the cast and crew of Gilligan's Island,
for inspiration. "No phone, no lights, no bumper cars...not a
single luxury...like Robison Crusoe, they're as primitive as can
be..."


ORDERING CASTAWAY!
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CastAway! is currently available for $99, for unlimited use per file
server.

COST

Please rush me ___ copies of CastAway! at $99 per file server. ____________

Maryland residents add 5% sales tax ____________

Shipping and Handling _______$5___
============================================================================
TOTAL ____________


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INFINITE TECHNOLOGIES
11403 CRONHILL DRIVE, SUITE D
OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117
(301)-363-1097

FAX your credit card orders -- (301)-363-3779


OTHER PRODUCTS FROM INFINITE TECHNOLOGIES

* PopIT! - Gain pop-up access to almost ANY program with less than
2-1/2 KB overhead. Network administrators -- access SYSCON,
RCONSOLE, FCONSOLE and all of your favorite network utilities
without leaving your current application.

* OnCall! - A memory resident "Chat" utility for Novell NetWare,
that runs in between 0 and 2-1/2 KB of workstation memory.
Simple, straightforward, and easy to use.

* ExpressIT! Electronic Mail - The ExpressIT! Electronic Mail product
family includes the following products:

* ExpressIT! - The network version of ExpressIT!, including
the MHS-compatible DOS version, which runs in less than 2KB of
resident memory.

* ExpressIT! Remote - A remote version of ExpressIT! (DOS) customized
for use on stand-alone/remote PCs. Includes Personal MHS and
allows users to send and receive mail with any MHS based
electronic mail system. Includes the ability to run the MHS
Connectivity Manager from within the 2KB TSR without exiting
your current application.

* ExpressIT! Windows Client - An upgrade for the network version
of ExpressIT! offering native support for the Microsoft Windows
environment, and a wealth of additional features.

* ExpressIT! Remote Windows - A remote version of the Windows
version of ExpressIT! customized for use on stand-alone/remote
PCs. Includes Personal MHS and allows users to send and receive
mail with any MHS based electronic mail system.

A special Windows based MHS configuration utility eliminates the
need to use the MHS Directory Manager.

* ForwardIT! - An MHS mail agent for automatically forwarding
MHS based electronic mail messages. ForwardIT! can forward
(or copy) messages addressed to an MHS address to an alternate
address.

ForwardIT! is most useful in the MHS remote e-mail environment.
By remote, we refer to field workers or business travelers who
operate ExpressIT! Remote, or other MHS compatible remote
software, on a PC or laptop to access their electronic mail
from a distant location. Examples could include a salesperson
between sales calls, a business traveler in a hotel room,
or work-at-home scenarios.

Without ForwardIT!, when mail is sent to a recipient's office
address, MHS does not allow for a remote user to dial into the
network and retrieve mail waiting for their office address. Mail
addressed to this office address can only be picked up at the
office.

In order to send a message to the user's MHS remote, the sender
must assume responsibility for sending a copy of the message to
the remote MHS address.

With ForwardIT!, the user leaves a forwarding address at the
office, and while they're out, all messages will be forwarded,
or copied, to their forwarding address, giving users transparent
access to their electronic mail while away from the office.

This forwarding address can be any valid MHS address, including
addresses via MHS gateways.




FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:













T E C H N O L O G I E S

11403 Cronhill Drive, Suite D
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(301)-363-1097
FAX: (301)-363-3779

via MHS and Novell's NHUB: SUPPORT @ INFINITE
via CompuServe Mail: >MHS:SUPPORT @ INFINITE
or 73270,405



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