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IEEE Computer Volume 15 Number 6 -- NEW PRODUCTS

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Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-11
Document File: 23 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

Demetrios A. Michalopoulos: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

NEW PRODUCTS * Tape drive subsystem features integrated controller * Software program compares files, records differences * Printer employs two rows of characters on printwheels * Spectrophotometer calculates and displavs infrared spectrum * IBM memory chin has 288K-bit capacity * 32-bit board-set computer offered to OEMs * Unit allows processing of wide bandwidth signals * Shared memory system permits linking of four DEC computers * Business system is built around briefcase-sized computer * Typing machines display black on white * Control center is designed as aid to plant management * Camera system offers printer/plotter as option * Intelligent disk drive reduces demands on CPU * Enhanced software processes 512 x 512 x 8 bit images * Relationalidata base machine supports Univac 1100 Series * Disk system includes integral take drive backup * Cross assembler offered for 70 Series microprocessors * Tutorial available for programmer system * Self loading tape tester includes safety door * Debugging tool displays activity on LED screen * System features twin arithmetic processing units * Display workstation requires limited interaction with * Optical memory disk stores 12snM hvt * Videotex terminal includes phone and TV interfaces * Streaming tape drive provides up to 92M bytes of storage * Bulk semiarray module has 2M byte capacity * Geophysics package runs with Dl-3000 system * Memory boards offered for IBM personal computer * Interface increases system capabilities * VDT is targeted at low end ";smart"; terminal market * Data base processor off loads chores from host computer * Unit encrypts eight bytes in 25 microseconds * Company offers protection against noise disturbances * Network analyzer offers three operating systems * Order service system is designed to grow with business * Network station RAM can expand to 1 M byte Recent IC Announcements * New Listings This Issue * Previous Listings Recent Microsystems Announcements

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NEW PRODUCTS

New Products Editor: Prof. Demetrios A. Michalopoulos

California State University, Fullerton

Tape drive subsystem features integrated controller

Telex Computer Products' 8020-2X tape subsystem operates with IBM 360/370 and 4300 CPUs and is plug-compatible with the IBM 3803/3420 tape subsystem.

The drive features 6250-bpi, 1600-bpi, and 800-bpi operation. Tape speeds up to 125 ips are available.

The basic configuration is 22.5~ wide and consists of a cabinet housing two drives and the controller. Two drives can be added, giving users a I x 4 configuration. An optional feature permitting attachment of four more drives will be available later this year. Also under development is a switch that will allow the controller to be attached to two channels on one CPU or to separate CPUs.

The basic configuration is priced at $57,600. Additional drives are $18,900. Lease options are available.

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Software program compares files, records differences

Ithaca InterSystems is offering a 1.0 version of its InterComp source compare utility software program. InterComp, which runs under CP/M on Z80-based machines, can be used to compare any two CP/M text files and report all differences, sending the output to diskette, console, or printer.

The comparison parameters of InterComp are user-defined and can be modified depending on the two files to be compared. The user can specify options to equate upper- and lowercase letters, specify similar lines to be paired, and define percentage of similarity desired.

InterComp can also be used to compare two object-code files, although no list of similarities and differences will be generated.

InterComp is available on standard 8-inch CP/M-compatible diskettes. The retail price is $295.

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(Image Omitted: The Model 630 ECS printer-terminal from Diablo prints average English text at 33 cps and can print over 400 characters from one printwheel. The carriage provides vertical

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IEEE Computer Volume 15 Number 6 -- NEW PRODUCTS

printwheel movement, enabling characters from either of two rows on the daisywheel to be positioned for impact.)

Printer employs two rows of characters on printwheels

Diablo Systems has announced a daisywheel printer-terminal that can print over 400 characters from one printwheel. The Model 630 ECS uses printwheels that contain two rows of up Jo 96 characters each. From the basic set of dp to 192 alphanumeric characters and...