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The East Carolina Network is an ASP (Application Service Provider) providing full support hosting and application services to businesses including high speed digital connections for the web, DNS services, state-of-the-art internet virtual hosting, domain registration, database and site design, electronic commerce, e-mail systems, marketing, WAN and LAN network installations and ongoing maintenance. Our specialty is designing custom database driven software for our client companies.
ECNET has developed and deployed a wide range of business applications including its own Electronic Commerce Software, Real-time Reservations Software (and interfaces), On-line Auction Software, Enterprise Calendars of Events, Postcard Systems, Inquiry Data Processing Systems, JobBank and Resume Builder Software. Integrated into each application are unique Administrative Modules which allow client companies to maintain their system components downstream without the need for special programming expertise. Finally. ECNET clients can elect true virtual hosting options with either our Business Pro Plan or DirtCheapSpace.com Hosting Plan as well as the opportunity to particpate in any of our award winning regional internet sites.
Now you can build your own website, make your own changes, upload your own graphics and maintain your own site at thrifty rates. We provide the space .. you design and maintain your site! Use Microsoft FrontPage® or any html editor like those contained in Microsoft Word 2000® and upload your files via ftp or Microsoft Web Publishing®. Sign up for the DirtCheapSpace.com hosting plan today!
ECNET full featured internet hosting and application services utilize Windows NT and Linux Servers connected directly to the internet via dedicated Sprint high speed digital connections. Tools such as Cold Fusion, ASP 2000 extensions, RAI's On-line Statistics Server, 24 hour FTP access, Interactive Forums, ListServers and POP3 E-Mail come standard on most Business Pro domain accounts. Customized database driven applications allow businesses to administer their own sites, in plain english, without the need for programmers, webmasters or specialized in-house capabilities. It's the difference between operating a professionally designed and maintained internet site in today's aggressive business environment versus having a site that is simply "there".
Promote local, natural and business interests of the Outer Banks community via the internet
Provide professional, family-oriented information and services for visitors
Foster communications between the Outer Banks community and it's visitors
Provide high-quality, relevant, results-oriented service and technology to NCOB Sponsors
Channel Marker on the Chowan River
Today, NCOB along with its "Sister Site", The Northeastern North Carolina Internet Initiative receives in excess of 25 million server "hits" annually and responds to approximately 10,000 inquiries each month. NCOB and NENC are supported by approximately 100 business "sponsors" throughout eastern North Carolina.
Each Sponsor has a presentation within NCOB and shares inquiries, prospects and contacts via the Network's automated e-mail system. Business sponsorship of these regional presentations serve as an excellent "internet gateway" for many companies maintaining virtual domains in that they provide exposure that, perhaps, the typical virtual domain may not be able to initially attain on their own.
Development Standards Ever wondered why there's a difference between what you asked your internet designer to produce and what it looks like on your computer screen? The answer may be as simple as a few display settings you need to change. Our tutorial and practicum, Display Settings and Development Standards may help.
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. - Joseph Pulitzer
Check the ECNET Fee Schedule to get an idea of costs associated with our hosting and application services. We will be happy to provide you a written quotation including an overall time estimate after an initial FREE consultation. Call us at (252) 332-2235 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Whether your company is considering a true virtual domain complete with full electronic commerce capabilities, robust e-mail system, custom designed database applications or you wish to upgrade your existing site's capabilities, link your remote offices and create an intranet or extranet, The East Carolina Network offers an extraordinary range of affordable products and services.
Application Systems Proprietary Software Systems
The grassroots MEMBERSHIP LIST ®
The 'Membership List' allows website owners to maintain a current membership list for use on-line and for use as a part of their intranet. This system can be used to post members to a list within categories of membership and to maintain contact information on each member. A database driven application, The Membership List is easily maintained by the website owner without the need for programming knowledge. See it in operation on The Outer Banks Hotel / Motel Association site and as the directory of Outer Banks Churches on the North Carolina's Outer Banks Internet Initiative .
The grassroots JOURNAL ®
The 'Journal' allows website owners to post articles or reports anytime, day or night without the need to know HTML. The system contains an automated image upload module which allows you to upload images from your digital camera with a click. This system can be used to post fishing reports, update event agendas and post announcements and articles. Visitors can send articles to a friend and bookmark pages for easy return. See it in operation on Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
Presents events on a "rolling" two year basis. This unique calendar can be maintained by multiple organizations, departments within an organization or personnel within a single organization or department. Available for your website now from RAI. See it in operation on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The grassroots RCom System ® RComProM Advanced E-CommerceSystem ®
Featured Electronic Commerce systems designed to provide complete client adminstration of these unique systems. After years of using 'off the shelf' software, RAI designed these world class systems to address the practical everyday needs of businesses engaged in on-line commerce. The 'Admin Module' virtually eliminates the need for outside assistance in adding, deleting, updating products and photos.
The new RComProM system has been designed to allow visitors to use multiple ship-to addresses for their orders and includes the ability for return customers to 'sign-in' without having to continually re-enter their address information. Best of all the new 'ProM' system interfaces customer information with RAI's new ProM Data Manager where customer lists may be managed for use with listservers and for mailing label generation. The new RComProM utilizes a dedicated database and can be integrated with your own secure key or you may 'share' one of our secure keys. See it at Light Keeper Gallery, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and Blue Pelican Gallery.
Clients maintain their system via our unique Administrative Module which allows them to add, delete, update properties, photographs, rates, run specials and maintain their systems with very little outside assistance. See an example at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
The grassroots SalesProp System ®
The system is maintained via our unique Administrative Module which allows users to add, delete, update properties, photographs, rates, run specials and maintain their systems with very little outside assistance. This system is ideal for real estate companies who wish to maintain their sites keeping it current without outside assistance. Another example of the system is on the Northeastern North Carolina Internet Initiative.
The grassroots Auction ®
'Single auction formats' have been available since 1999. Our 'multi auction format' has been available since 2002. You control the products and services you wish to offer and can run these auctions for one week, one month or any other time frame convenient to you. Highest bidder wins!
The grassroots JobBank ®
A full featured JobBank Application and Resume Builder designed to allow visitors to find available jobs; corporations and organizations to easily post and control job positions; and job seekers an opportunity to generate and send resumes to potential employers. The system 'Administrator' has full control over the system, yet no programming expertise is required. Try The Outer Banks JobBank for a live example of the system.
The grassroots Marina System ®
This full featured Marina Charter Application allows marina personnel to add, delete, update boats, charter rates, descriptions, photographs and post fishing reports complete with dockside photos of catches .. the unique 'Admin' module makes it possible .. and without programming expertise. Visit Oregon Inlet Fishing Center for a live example of the system.
The grassroots PostCard System ®
Send a friend an Outer Banks Post Card It's a great example of how we combine Cold Fusion with an Access Database to create an electronic post card system. Many of our database systems are also designed in ASP. See the ASP version of this system at the ECNET Postoffice.
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Whether you're just starting to look for a simple web presentation or you're an advanced website developer looking for greater exposure for your site, you'll find we have the services, tools and staff to help you maximize your internet investment.
Ruffin Associates, Inc.
403 South Academy Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910 phone/fax 252.332.2235