Paragon Business Systems has entered the AS400 marketplace with the North American release of the G-Tex apparel and textile software application. 

Already operating in countries in Europe, Asia, South America, North America and the Middle East, the launch follows Paragon's distribution agreement last year with Porini of Italy.

Paragon president Ken Gould says: "With the G-TeX product we have found a stable, high quality product that uses a combination of the AS400 server and Microsoft client presentation.

"This is a system that has been developed for this industry from the start, and has a strong history and track record. By deploying with both IBM and Microsoft technology customers will get the best of both from the top two technology companies in the world."