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bulletin board system

A now-dated term for a PC-based meeting and announcement system which allows users to carry on discussions, upload and download files, and make announcements without the users being online at the same time.
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To be included in a directory of law enforcement-related bulletin board systems to be published in an upcoming issue of the Bulletin, send your agency name, BBS name, and connect number to BBS, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Madison Building, Room 209, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.
Other lists in the January issue included BBS software demo and product support bulletin boards, boards in the former East Germany, a select list of bulletin boards from all over, and a list of list keepers--bulletin board systems which maintain lists of other bulletin board systems.
Dial-out modem pooling: Now, LAN-based PC users can dial out through a WanderLink server - using the same modems as dial-in users - to access the Internet, bulletin board systems, and other online services.
Customers can choose from several learning plans, including single courses, low-cost subscriptions, Internet delivery, CD-ROM and Computer Bulletin Board Systems downloads.
The highly proactive VAM Program covers all electronic marketing media: "print" via the direct E-Mail Newsletter, the Usenet, private Internet news-groups, on-line services such as America OnLine and Compuserve, and 15,000 electronic bulletin board systems worldwide; "wire" via the Press Release; and graphics via the World Wide Web and the over-250 Web directory services.
It is primarily distributed through online information services, bulletin board systems, the Internet, user groups, and freeware/shareware collections.
The EarthCall platform offers special features such as: Customized voice prompts, Speed dial, Voice mail, Interactive menu features, Bulletin board systems (allows customers to dial in via modem, manage inventory and extract reports), Credit card recharge and Fraud prevention measures.
McAfee helped pioneer online electronic commerce when it began distributing its first anti-virus software package, VirusScan, on bulletin board systems in 1989.

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