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Milestones of innovation

1991-1992 | 1993-1994 | 1995-1996 | 1997-1998 | 1999-2000 | 2001-2002 | 2003-2004

The establishment in 1991

Aimpoint Research was founded. The company aimed to provide training and programming services in professional English and computer languages, including Fortran 77 and Cobol on UNIX® machines; C and assembly language programming on VAX® and PDP-11® and some other desktop computer applications and solutions to small businesses in Borland C and Turbo Pascal. The company also provided in-house technical training to local companies as well as providing technology crash courses to fresh graduates.

Operating as a network of four research centers in Hong Kong, Aimpoint also conducted research on inter-linked networks (now the Internet) and was one of the few in 1991 to offer remote access services via an 8-line 4800 baud modem pool and BBS services backed by 286AT® and 386DX® servers. Aimpoint changed its name to Avantek Labs in 1992.

The Hongkong Network - Honnet

The project Honnet was launched in 1992, the same year Aimpoint incorporated to form Honnet Investment Limited. The Honnet idea was borrowed from the word bonnet and the then Harnet - the Hong Kong Academic and Research Network operated by the three universities in Hong Kong. Honnet was a local BBS framework designed on top of TELIX® and MINIX® connected to the FIDONET© in Hong Kong to be the first commercial version of Harnet and companies could then be able to transmit information via Kermit-C and X/Y-download and get access to their own in-house data.

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