The Ohio Company Begins Roll-Out Of Snapnet Branch System, Interactive Ku-Band Satellite Network

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The Ohio Company, a regional brokerage firm based in Columbus, is about to catapult its branch automation system out of the 1960s and into the 1990s. In so doing, it becomes the first full-blown case study of the distributed systems platform/interactive satellite branch approach now being advocated by many vendors.

The firm itself declines to discuss its new strategy. "We're not talking about it yet," says systems chief Tom Brownfield. "We're not going to discuss it until probably August," wh