IEEE Computer Volume 15 Number 3 -- NEW PRODUCTS
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-11
Software Patent Institute
Demetrios Michalopoulos: AUTHOR [+3]
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New Products Editor: Prof. Demetrios Michalopoulos
California State University, Fullerton
Videotex turnkey system, interface, software offered
The Genesys Group has introduced three products -- a turnkey system, an IBM interface, and PDP-I I-based software -- for use with Telidon, the videotex system operated by the Canadian Department of Communications.
The Genesystem 18 turnkey system, the smallest in a series of models, is a fully integrated, operational Telidon videotex system. Compatible with the recently announced ATT presentation-level protocol, the system's functional capabilities include data base updates, retrieval, accounting, and electronic publishing. Optional features include teleshopping, telebanking, BN wire service, and keyword search.
A system supporting 16 simultaneous users, including all software, hardware (not terminals), and documentation sells for $58,950. Shipping, installation, and support are extra.
The IBM/Telidon interface, designed to be compatible with the ATT presentation-level protocol for videotex, is capable of displaying graphics on suitably modified television sets.
The interface allows conventional IBM EDP installations to develop electronic publishing systems as a timesharing option of their current mainframe operations. The interface consists of a library of subroutines used to convert conventional EDP data to Telidon formats and to either display the data directly on the Telicon terminals or update videotex data bases.
The package sells for $5000, plus a royalty on use, with installation extra.
Fully operational and supported the PDPI l-based Telidon videotex software supports up to 64 simultaneous data base retrievals, and updating, accounting, and electronic publishing. The average response times in retrieval mode at 64 terminal load is under 2.25 seconds.
The software, which runs under RSX I IM V3.2 with RMS and Datatrieve, is available under licenses in object form with user documentation. The purchase price is $21,000, plus 2 percent monthly maintenance fee. Installation is extra.
System, Reader Service Number 31 Software, Reader Service Number 32 Interface, Reader Service Number 33
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