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Word Processing Systems 


While the shape of the word processing equipment market 
has undergone dramatic change over the past several years, 
word processing as an application, and the commensurate 
concerns with functionality, has not. The application has 
evolved through implementation on dedicated word pro¬ 
cessing equipment to implementation on mainframe and 
minicomputers to bundled packages designed to run under 
portable operating systems on microcomputers; however, 
this evolution has neither detracted from nor changed the 
original requirements or need for the capability to process 
large quantities of text rapidly, in many different ways. The 
current players in the word processing market are vendors 
from the computer manufacturing community as well as 
those with origins in the dedicated word processor market. 
The appearance of the former in the market was sparked by 
the move to integrate traditional office functions, i.e., text 
processing, into the larger data processing environment. 
The outgrowth of this move was to aim at the integration of 
all communicating office equipment into a total office 
automation system and, at this point, that is where the 
market is today. Though this report will touch on some 
aspects of this overall automation goal, the subject will 
remain word processing and its current place in the 
marketplace. 

Since monks sat in abbeys laboriously copying manuscripts 
with quill pens and even more laboriously illustrating 
them, mankind has ever searched for easier and faster 
methods to create and then reproduce the written word. As 
with all other technologies, the means for processing text 
progressed from an early, rudimentary form—the mechan¬ 
ical typewriter—to developing systems—machines which 
could repetitively type form letters and contracts using a 
punched paper roller storage mechanism similar to those 
found on the player pianos. These machines were enhanced 
with addition of punched paper tape as a storage medium 



The new Protype Display Typewriter 


The concept of a word processor as a specific 
piece of hardware dedicated to the processing of 
words (or text) is becoming obsolete. The term 
word processor may now be applied to any piece 
of equipment that processes words, whether or 
not this constitutes its chief application. The piece 
of equipment may also be part of an office automa¬ 
tion system or it may be operated relatively inde¬ 
pendently. If we consider the definition of a "sys¬ 
tem" as a unification of interdependent office 
devices, then it is easy to see why a definition of 
the automated office is so elusive. The key words 
are may also. Classes of equipment now fall into 
standalone word processors, multiterminal word 
processors, and integrated office systems which 
include mainframe, mini- and microcomputer sys¬ 
tems. This report and the accompanying tables 
detail the features, parameters, and pricing of 
word processing equipment which is offered by 
companies who are primarily dedicated to provid¬ 
ing word processing systems. For information on 
other types of word processing systems, see Re¬ 
ports WP10-010-101 for Electronic Typewriters, 
WP13-010-101 for Executive & Professional 
Workstations, and WP1 5-010-101 for Integrated 
Office Systems. 


and, with the addition of electromechanical machine logic, 
given the ability to be used for applications requiring not 
only repetitive tasks but also searching, selecting, and 
merging text stored on the tape. 

The emergence of the electronics industry led to the devel¬ 
opments that enable the replacement of cumbersome vacu¬ 
um tubes, relays, and paper tape in processing systems 
leading to IBM’s introduction of the early mag card and 
tape systems of the early 1960s. The popularity of these 
systems with their reusable, page recording, magnetic card 
storage medium, and higher speed magnetic tape, ushered 
in a new era form creating and reproducing the written 
word which led to wide acceptance. The rest is history. 
From such development was born the sophisticated word 
processors that are modular in design, display up to a page 
of text on a CRT, are software based for flexibility in 
configuring system capability, and provide high-speed let¬ 
ter quality printout in a variety of type sizes and fonts as 
well as having a typeset appearance with justified margins. 
High density magnetic diskettes and disks are now com¬ 
mon devices for the storage of large quantities of text which 
can be revised any number of times, reformatted in any 
desired way. combined with graphics stored on the same 
system, or integrated with statistical information calculated 
under another software program. 

In fact, it could be said that in the mid-1970s, the word 
processing market matured—both hardware and software. 


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Over the last several years, vendors have now concentrated 
their development efforts on software and integration 
products. Derivatives of CP/M and similar diskette loada¬ 
ble operating systems have provided even the low cost text 
processing systems with data processing capability and the 
means to support a vast array of third-party applications 
software packages. Such vendor-generated products as 
spelling verification, electronic mail, IBM 3270 terminal 
emulation, and—most recently—chart and graph drawing 
options have demonstrated that software has become the 
primary arena of competition in the word processing mar¬ 
ketplace. The direction of this market competition is 
toward integration, and the majority of new hardware 
products have tended to be communications related: 
equipment interfaces, cluster controllers, and network de¬ 
vices. The pursuit of integration has thus served to blur the 
line between word processors and general purpose micro¬ 
computers, as well as the line between word processing 
vendors and micro vendors. Most recent announcements 
from both vendor communities have been in the area of the 
professional and executive workstation leading to the belief 
that word processing is taking a back seat in R&D funding. 
It is ironic that the most emphasis is being placed on word 
processing by the electronic typewriter vendors, a commu¬ 
nity which has seen many new product introductions from 
established vendors as well as new vendors and products 
entering the market. More recently, high-level electronic 
typewriters have been introduced that approach low-end 
word processors in a functional form not dissimilar from a 
microcomputer. 

Over 60 firms are now involved in the direct, and more 
recently, dealer and retail outlet marketing of word process¬ 
ing equipment in the U.S. with new vendors entering the 
marketplace on a regular basis. New vendors in some cases 
are replacing vendors who have abandoned the market and 
in others filling a void in the range of products available. 
The many word processing products sold can be classed 
into three increasingly broad categories—standalone and 
multiterminal word processing systems and integrated of¬ 
fice systems. Integrated office systems are covered in Re¬ 
port WP15-010-101. Though briefly addressing other types 
of word processing equipment/software, the emphasis of 
this report and the accompanying tables is on the first two 
categories. 

STANDALONE WORD PROCESSORS 

A classic standalone word processor consists of a single 
station configuration which contains its own control logic. 
Within this classification are two specific types of stand¬ 
alone systems: 

• Electronic Typewriters—These devices may best be de¬ 
scribed as the electronic equivalent of the electro me¬ 
chanical typewriter. The electronic typewriter was intro¬ 
duced in 1978 by Qyx, which was later absorbed into 
Exxon Office Systems, and broke ground for a virtual 
onslaught of new products both from established type¬ 
writer vendors and those who decided to adapt their 
expertise in other product areas, i.e., impact printers, to 
develop new products in this area. Qyx, however, set the 


scene for varying levels of typewriters which later became 
upgradable from one product to another. Today, the 
addition of external magnetic media storage and CRTs 
have brought the electronic typewriter to the level of a 
stripped down word processor. 

• Standalone Display-Based Systems—The Standalone 
Display word processor category represents one of the 
most active sectors of the word processing marketplace 
This type of word processor replaces the keyboard/print¬ 
er with a keyboard and video display (partial- or full- 
page) terminal plus single or dual media drives (usually 
diskette) and a separate printer. With this type of word 
processing configuration, text is keyed, edited, and 
changed on the display before printout. The display- 
based word processing workstation may be used to per¬ 
form a number of integrated functions such as data 
processing, electronic mail, administrative support, and 
personal computing. Standalone display-based word pro¬ 
cessors are priced from as little as $5,000 to over 
$20,000—the higher-priced exceptions sometimes offer¬ 
ing data processing and other capabilities, as well as word 
processing. 

Formerly included in the above list but no longer manufac¬ 
tured or marketed are the magnetic card typewriter and the 
“thin window” display typewriter. Both kinds of systems 
are still widely used and may be purchased from dealers in 
reconditioned and remanufactured word processing 
equipment. 

Video standalone word processors have internal or buffer 
memory systems capable of holding in excess of a display 
page of text. Such extra capacity allows lines to be scrolled 
through the display for edit, update and revision, and 
allows the addition of new text to a document file. Text is 
either called up into memory from files stored on magnetic 
media (usually diskette), or directly keyed. 

Buffers aside, dual media station (e.g.. dual diskette) word 
processors have more flexibility than their single media 
counterparts. Card-to-card, tape-to-tape or disk-to-disk op¬ 
erations are possible. New or revised text can be keyed and 
merged with existing files, printed and then stored. Address 
lists and special inserts can be combined with boilerplate 
on an automatic basis to generate “customized” form 
letters; new additions to such address lists may also be 
collated into a master card, tape, etc. Such tasks on single 
media word processors are performed in a less automatic 
manner, and usually require more direct operator 
intervention. 

Optional peripherals offered for standalone word proces¬ 
sors usually include communications, paper feed devices. 
OCR, high speed printer capabilities, and hard disk storage. 

MULTITERMINAL WORD PROCESSORS 

A multiterminal word processing system, as the title sug¬ 
gests, is a word processing system configuration which 
incorporates more than one workstation, where these sta¬ 
tions share one or more particular resource, which may be 


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be attractive when spread over a number of stations. 
Thus, shared-logic systems can provide greater control 
logic and edit capabilities, and larger on-line memory and 
storage capacities. Text can be stored, searched and re¬ 
trieved as multipage documents, maintaining page for¬ 
mat and pagination throughout a number of updates and 
revisions. A number of word processing tasks may be 
performed almost simultaneously on a number of opera¬ 
tor stations. Printout, as well as other functions such as 
records processing and communications, can be per¬ 
formed as a background operation as other text is being 
edited or keyed in. Though once an uncommon feature 
on standalone word processors, the function of dual 
tasking has migrated downward to most standalone 
units. 




CPT Phoenix System 


program or file storage. Included in this broad category of 
equipment are shared-logic and shared-resource systems. 
Multiterminal word processing systems are suited to large 
environments where it may be desirable to share work files 
among many operators, and share peripheral devices 
among workstations, thereby maximizing the potential of 
these devices. 

• Shared-Logic Systems—Shared-logic multiterminal 
word processing systems are quite similar in concept to 
time-shared or key-to-disk computer systems common in 
the EDP industry. Such systems share the logic, storage 
and peripherals of a central computer among a number of 
keyboard/editing stations. 

Typically, a maximum of 12 stations may be supported 
by the processing power of a central minicomputer, al¬ 
though some shared-logic configurations may support up 
to 35 or more stations. High-speed printers (line, belt, 
matrix, electrostatic, etc.) are often employed by such 
systems, especially where a first draft copy is required on 
an “instant” basis. Otherwise, printout is typically per¬ 
formed on one or more daisywheel printers. Operator 
input and editing is usually performed on video display 
terminals. Other peripherals include OCR input; disk 
cartridge or pack storage; computer-compatible magnetic 
tape storage; mark or punched card readers; communica¬ 
tions; photocomposition interfaces or punched paper 
tape output; and any other of the many devices that may 
be attached to a computer-controlled system. 

Shared-logic systems not only share the logic but also 
share the cost of the system among a number of keyboard 
stations. Word processing power that might be cost- 
prohibitive on a single keyboard standalone system can 


An intermediate “cluster” type of shared-logic word pro¬ 
cessor is available for users who find the shared-logic 
concept attractive but presently lack the volume to justify 
the purchase of a large shared-logic system. Cluster sys¬ 
tems are somewhat less expensive, but offer most of the 
text editing features inherent in a full-blown shared-logic 
system. The main limitations are the ultimate number of 
stations supported (usually four to six per cluster), and 
on-line storage capacities. The system is thus viable for 
users who require fewer stations on an initial or even 
ultimate installation basis. Clusters may even appeal to a 
high volume user who may wish to disperse tasks among 
a number of clusters rather than place them all on a single 
system. A system malfunction in this instance would not 
idle the entire word processing facility; only one cluster 
would be disabled rather than the entire shared-logic 
system. 


• Shared-Resource Systems—The shared-resource word 
processing system is another type of multiterminal word 
processor configuration. Shared-resource systems en¬ 
compass a broad range of configurations, but have one 
thing in common: each workstation within a shared- 
resource system contains its own intelligence and pro¬ 
cessing power and may have its own local storage device 
as well as being able to share the storage of the system 
master. Outwardly much like a shared-logic system, 
shared-resource word processors, since intelligence is 
dispersed to the operator stations and sometimes the 
shared peripherals, offer greater integrity than their 
shared-logic counterparts. A malfunction of one particu¬ 
lar station would not shut down the entire system. The 
shared-resource concept had its beginnings in the mid-to- 
late 1970s, when standalone word processor manufactur¬ 
ers joined the cluster bandwagon by sharing a printer 
among two or more workstations as a simple means of 
enhancing their own word processors. This concept has 
grown in popularity, and now a number of standalone 
vendors are offering not only shared printer options, but 
shared disk file and other shared peripherals. Such shared 
configurations offer the standalone user a means of mod¬ 
ular. upward expansion, and offer the standalone vendor 
a means of competing in the more lucrative shared-logic 
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On first appearance, the cost of a multiterminal, word 
processing system might seem high. The true cost, howev¬ 
er, must be measured on a per-station basis and on the 
processing power extended to each station by the system. 
Price tags range from under $25,000 to over $ 150,000, but 
the per-station cost is usally in the $10,000 to $20,000 
range—similar to the cost of a standalone video word 
processor with which the multiterminal system usually 
competes. 

OTHER TYPES OF WORD PROCESSING 

The availability of time-shared word processing services 
from a number of vendors provides an alternative to (or a 
backup for) internal user-owned equipment. Computer 
terminals or communicating word processors at the user 
site are employed to access the word processing power of a 
remote computer system via the telephone network. By 
sharing such power amongst a number of users, the time- 
shared service vendor can provide sophisticated functions 
at modest costs. Report WP31-050-101 covers such ser¬ 
vices in more detail. 

An alternative that may be of interest to low volume 
operations is the use of personal computers configured with 
third party wp software (e.g., WordStar, Magic Window, 
Easywriter). While such packages may not be as fully 
featured or as easy to operate as dedicated word processors, 
they can provide low-cost functionality that is more than 
adequate for occasional correspondence and reports. This 
market is expanding and, with the advent of such products 
as NBI Word Processing for IBM personal computers, may 
eventually become competitive with low-end dedicated wp 
systems. Report WP3 5-010-101 details many of the pack¬ 
ages available for mainframes and minicomputers as well 
as micrcomputers. 

GENERAL FEATURES 

Word processing systems are able to produce printed out¬ 
put at speeds from 100 to 540 words per minute on quality 
impact printers to 36 to 120 pages per minute on electro¬ 
static devices. In time-shared or shared-logic systems, a 
separate high speed line printer is often located in a central 
area and used for high volume work (direct mail labels, 
envelopes, form letters) at speeds often exceeding 20,000 
wpm. 

Depending upon the particular system, more than a dozen 
knobs, control buttons, switches and/or signal lights will be 
found on the basic keyboard console in addition to second¬ 
ary edit functions piggy-backed onto many of the tradition¬ 
al typewriter keys. The typical word processing system can 
be operated by existing secretarial personnel after training 
sessions ranging in length from several hours to several 
days. 

While it is true that word processors are often more effi¬ 
cient when operated by personnel who are machine-orient¬ 
ed rather than people-oriented, the most sophisticated 
equipment (in terms of features and functions) is often the 
easiest to operate and the fastest to learn. This seeming 


incongruity is explained by the tutorial devices included it 
many of the more sophisticated systems. Often, the opera¬ 
tor need memorize only a few key commands initially, wit! 
the system providing cues as to how to proceed anc 
“menus,” listing the options available at any point in the 
editing process. Other equipment manufacturers, mindfu 
of the high costs of individualized training, have collabo¬ 
rated with training film vendors to produce self-training 
programs which the user may buy to train operators. Man} 
companies find such programs attractive for the further 
training of new operators replacing those lost through 
attrition, promotion, or for other reasons. Though, seem¬ 
ingly, the initial investment appears to be high, compared 
to the cost of having vendors constantly retraining nev 
operators, the cost becomes more attractive. 

Viewing or display screens have significantly improved the 
text editing I/O word processing cycle. Partial- and full- 
page displays allow each page to be scanned in its entirety 
before storing or printing. Thus, the operator has contro 
over complete page balance and appearance as well as the 
ability to enter or delete text (character, word, line, para¬ 
graph, page) at will. In general, a considerable degree of 
intelligence is needed to support the full-page display capa¬ 
bilities of line roll up/down (scrolling), insertions/deletions 
within the middle of sentences, etc. In fact, the only disad¬ 
vantage of display-oriented systems (assuming that their 
higher cost is turned to good advantage through increased 
productivity) is that some of the systems can lose up to a 
full-page during editing if a power failure is experienced 
before the page is stored. 

By establishing separate job positions for correspondence 
and administrative secretarial personnel, improvements in 
efficiency through functional specialization can be 
achieved. A standard method of achieving this specializa¬ 
tion has come to be the company-wide dissolution of the 
private secretary position in favor of a centralized word 
processing center plus one or more administrative support 
positions in locations near executive personnel requiring 
such service. 

It should be noted that the concept of a word processing 
center need not involve a large number of secretarial 
personnel, but merely functional centralization. It is rea¬ 
sonable for a small office or for decentralized departmental 
areas within a large company to have a word processing 
center consisting of one or two persons. Thus, wholesale 
restructuring of an entire company’s secretarial support 
with elimination of all personal secretaries is not necessar¬ 
ily required in order to initiate efficient word processing 
operations. 

Beside the notion of dividing duties to conquer the work¬ 
load, word processing also emphasizes the concept of pro¬ 
fessional supervision. Even without the use of automated 
equipment, having secretaries report to a single supervisor, 
whose main concern is efficient handling of the total secre¬ 
tarial workload, will have positive effects on productivity. 
When combined with the increased productivity attributed 
to the technology of automation, such increases can have a 
significant effect on the firm's cost saving efforts. 


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Another aspect of functional centralization into word pro¬ 
cessing centers is that the secretary, upon being freed from a 
direct employee-supervisor relationship with a particular 
principal, is now viewed as a professional and can compete 
directly with others for advancement without compensa¬ 
tion and status being linked to that of a particular boss. 

While a word processing center can operate to make the 
traditional office environment somewhat less personal, a 
key difference should be observed between word processing 
centers and the rather more old-fashioned secretarial pools. 
While the secretaries in a pool report to a single supervisor 
and are physically centralized as are personnel in word 
processing centers, each member’s functions in a pool can 
continue to be general purpose in nature. Their equipment 
tends to be electric typewriters rather than newer automatic 
equipment, and when a principal requires dictation or 
other secretarial services the pool member is likely to leave 
the pool to work at the principal’s location. In word pro¬ 
cessing centers the personnel will depend upon dictation or 
messenger services to obtain input material, and physically 
perform their secretarial typing support activities in the 
word processing center. Where nontyping administrative 
functions are required, the appropriate administrative sec¬ 
retaries can be used. 

APPLICATIONS 

The first and most intensive users of word processing were 
service-oriented companies, whose paperwork costs were 
equivalent to a manufacturing organization’s production 
costs. Such paper-intensive organizations include insur¬ 
ance companies, banks, law firms, and administrative gov¬ 
ernment agencies. 

The specific applications needs of these industries did 
much to shape the early development of word processing, 
and most of the features now offered as standard on typical 
word processing systems owe their origins to the vigorous 
vendor competition in this large market. It was also these 
industries and their diverse workloads of repetitive letters, 
long documents, and financial reports that caused wp 
vendors to extend product capabilities into the areas of list 
processing, column manipulation, math, and statistical 
applications. 

As word processing systems grew more powerful and flexi¬ 
ble in response to consumer demand, correspondence grad¬ 
ually ceased to be the primary application for word process¬ 
ing systems. Longer documents including manuals and 
documentation requiring a mix of statistical and textual 
typing as well as the filling in of preprinted forms has 
become the standard usage for the systems. Thus, firms 
who did not feel that word processing would be a cost- 
effective alternative have turned to them in a variety of 
environments, including engineering, manufacturing, re¬ 
tail, and academic organizations. 

A large and growing application for word processing sys¬ 
tems is records processing. The advent of such capability 
brought word processors into a new realm. Instead of being 
employed for just correspondence and text handling work. 



Philips 3005 Universal Workstation 


word processors with records handling capability are now 
information processors. From just a letter writing point of 
view (and the applications for records handling sort/select 
capability are endless), word processors with records han¬ 
dling capability are able to prepare and route letters to 
specific, metropolitan areas or sales territories; to prospects 
with minimum gross sales volumes; to organizations hav¬ 
ing a certain number of employees; and to other entities 
based upon specific identifying qualifying criteria. Inquiry 
retrieval features can allow determination of the number 
and identity of business prospects for a given area or a 
given product. Dunning letters can be generated with a 
single operator command for overdue accounts, carrying 
an itemized list of unpaid items imbedded in the text of the 
letter. 

Applications currently available on the market include 
integration of text and data (and sometimes graphics) in a 
single document, electronic transfer of documents between 
remote locations and terminals of different manufacture, 
and electronic intra-office communications that actually 
serve to reduce the volume of typed in-house correspon¬ 
dence. The paperless office is still a tiny point of light at the 
end of a very long tunnel, but most new software applica¬ 
tions are conceived as steps in that general direction. We 
may therefore expect that future applications products will 
be aimed at reducing the need for typing and retyping, not 
at enhancing existing text manipulation capabilities. 

Word processing systems are thus entering an era where 
they will be assessed as administrative support systems as 
well as document handlers. When viewed from this per¬ 
spective, such information processors will be cost-justifi¬ 
able in a number of new environments, and will be em¬ 
ployed innovatively, supporting many administrative tasks 
such as calendar, tickler files, file indexing, electronic mail¬ 
box, list and record maintenance, and so forth. 

ADVANTAGES 

The main advantages of word processing, as implemented 
via automatic typing equipment, can be summarized as 
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• increased office efficiency resulting in improved secre¬ 
tarial support for all executives and/or word originators; 

• higher quality typed output based upon more advanced 
equipment; 

• higher utilization of installed office machines; 

• improved human resource utilization with better control 
and supervision of secretarial personnel through a word 
processing center; and 

• greater career opportunities for secretaries and clerical 
personnel. 

In particular, improved productivity is obtained by: 

• reduced retyping time for error-free hard copy; 

• facilitation of document revision/change; 

• faster output speeds (from l to 120 pages per minute 
depending upon the output device); 

• reduction in amount of proofreading required; 

• leveling of peaks and valleys in an otherwise unpredict¬ 
able workload when dictation equipment is used; and 

• elimination of the retyping step for photocomposition 
input (when required). 

As a consequence of these benefits, it has generally been 
found that a considerable cost savings is possible. Secretari¬ 
al/clerical payrolls are reduced through gradual attrition 
even though remaining personnel will be paid somewhat 
more based upon their higher productivity. 

For example, a secretary spending most of the day typing 
with an electric typewriter can produce about 50,000 lines 
of typing per year. A correspondence secretary using an 
automatic typing system can produce 150,000 or more lines 
per year. Industry estimates and recent studies showing 
four-fold increases in output productivity are not unusual; 
improvements of up to five times greater typing productiv¬ 
ity per secretary have been obtained for complex text edit 
applications where many revisions must be made to 
lengthy documents. Furthermore, automatic typing sys¬ 
tems tend to bring effective production within reach of 
even mediocre typists, although high speed typists can push 
the system to its optimum by shortening the input cycle 
time for original keyboard entry. 

Typed output for single-copy, error-free original correspon¬ 
dence (assuming a typical letter length of about 150 words) 
tends to be the area where the smallest productivity im¬ 
provement is experienced—typically on the order of a less 
than two-fold increase. Where multiple originals are re¬ 
quired, the productivity tends to increase dramatically. On 
the whole the chances of getting a significant improvement 
in productivity are great, with up to 85 percent of current 
word processing users reporting that their systems are cost- 
effective and that they are pleased with the results. 


HOWEVER . . . 

No advance in technology is achieved without cost. The 
development of powerful word processing systems may 
have provided office workers with dramatic improvements 
in overall efficiency, but it has also created some new 
problems, particularly with respect to the equipment selec¬ 
tion process. Never before have OA customers had so 
many factors to weigh in the acquisition decision and so 
many alternative equipment configurations to choose 
from. This is not simply an embarrassment of riches; a 
wrong decision in this market can result in unacceptable 
productivity levels, prohibitive service and maintenance 
costs, and equipment and media compatibility problems of 
insurmountable difficulty. Specific problem areas that can 
negate the advantages of word processing technology are as 
follows; 

• Media compatibility—Not all diskettes are interchange¬ 
able, even within a single vendor’s product line. This can 
affect both the process of converting from an older wp 
system to a newer one and the flow of work in an 
organization that uses more than one system or model. 

• Equipment compatibility—Again, not all systems, even 
within a single vendor’s product line, are compatible with 
one another. It should never be assumed that two pieces 
of equipment can be connected to one another; compati¬ 
bility should be confirmed and documented or demon¬ 
strated by the vendor. 

• Upgradability—Workloads can increase rapidly, particu¬ 
larly after the implementation of word processing in an 
organization not previously automated. While most sys¬ 
tems today may be upgraded to accommodate the need 
for increased capacity, the ease and cost of such upgrades 
are by no means uniform throughout the industry. Pro¬ 
spective customers should investigate the availability of 
upgrades at all levels of the vendor line being considered. 

• Modularity—Much acclaimed for their flexible, user- 
tailorable designs, today’s modular systems can be a 
mixed blessing for inexperienced wp customers. A single 
model may be available with four or five different levels 
of main memory, software, and display features. Printers 
may be available in a wide range of speeds and output 
quality. Uninformed customers can easily purchase (or 
get sold) more capacity than is cost efficient for present 
workloads. 

• Service—It varies a great deal in quality, not only from 
vendor to vendor, but also from locale to locale. Inade¬ 
quate service can prevent a word processing system from 
equalling, let alone surpassing, the productivity of man¬ 
ual typewriters. 

• Vendor solvency—An excellent word processing system 
rarely remains excellent if its manufacturer is broke or 
out of business. Service is often the first expense to be cut 
by an ailing company, and the volatility of today’s word 
processing market may cause such financial ailments to 
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• User organization—It is easy to let the system dictate the 
nature of the wp organization. It is also a potentially 
costly mistake. Users should plan their wp organizations 
to meet company needs, then purchase an appropriate 
system. Purchase price is only one factor in the ultimate 
cost effectiveness of a system, and a multiterminal sys¬ 
tem may not prove cheaper than a like number of stand- 
alones if it requires centralization of a workload that 
should remain distributed. 

Most of these problem areas can be avoided by adherence 
to a common maxim: take nothing for granted. Vendors 
want to sell word processing systems, and customers must 
take steps to inform themselves independently of the ad¬ 
vantages and restrictions involved in the implementation 
of word processing. This applies equally to the basic issue 
of word processing productivity as well. Despite the claims 
and calculations produced by vendors and the press, office 
productivity is difficult to measure or quantify beyond 
question. The gains cited in volume of work processed, for 
example, may be subject to undetectable error. If a word 
processing center is now handling three times the corre¬ 
spondence it handled as a typing pool, does this mean that 
three times as many letters are going out in the mail? 
Perhaps. It may also mean that originators have discovered 
the ease and speed of word processing revision capability 
and are now resubmitting letters that used to go out with 
less than perfect wording. In short, the prospective wp user 
must evaluate word processing technology and products 
from a knowledgeable, application-specific standpoint. Of¬ 
fice automation does not ensure automatic productivity 
gains or cost reductions. 

ECONOMIC TRADEOFFS 

Consider the example of a medium-sized office with a 
balanced workload of correspondence typing, text editing, 
and repetitive typing—typewriters used on a regular basis 
throughout the day. The output is assumed to be 150,000 
typed lines per year from three secretary/typists. The salary 
of each secretary is $200 per week, plus about $60 in 



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company-paid benefits, amounting to a total labor expendi¬ 
ture of approximately $40,000 per year. One-time typewrit¬ 
er costs bring this total to $43,000. 

A single secretary/typist with a word processor may equal 
the output of a conventional three-secretary office. Howev¬ 
er, another secretary will probably be needed to handle 
nontyping administrative duties. Total labor expenditures 
will thus be reduced to $27,000. Purchase of a fairly sophis¬ 
ticated standalone word processor, plus installation, may 
be estimated at $10,000. This simple scenario results in a 
first year savings of $3,000. 

During subsequent years (following full payout of the 
equipment) the cost in the above example for the automatic 
system would be about $13,000 per year less than that of 
the conventional system—based on salary differences only. 
This represents about a one-third decrease in office typing 
expense by virtue of using word processing equipment and 
specialization of function. The results illustrated will vary 
depending upon specific customer conditions, including 
daily hours of system utilization, extent of text editing 
(revision) versus repetitive typing, length of individual 
documents, etc. As the mix of jobs shifts away from short 
one-time noncomplex letters toward either heavier text 
editing or repetitive typing, the advantage moves more 
towards word processors, since the higher speeds and intel¬ 
ligence of the automatic systems can be employed to full 
advantage. 

Note that the example shows how full amortization of the 
equipment can well occur within the first year. 

For those systems with point-to-point communications 
interfaces, a whole new set of trade-offs can be made by 
comparing telephone transmission line costs with postage 
charges and the time value of immediate (hard copy) 
message transfer. 

FUTURE OUTLOOK 

A look towards the future necessitates a quick look at the 
immediate past. After years of deliberately designing prod¬ 
ucts to be incompatible with their competitors’ (and in 
some cases their own), vendors have had cause recently to 
discover and respond to the demand for products integrat¬ 
ed at the workstation level, at the system level, and at the 
vendor level. Almost all new product announcements in 
the recent past are responses to this demand and so include 
workstations which feature multitask and alternate mode 
processing capabilities, combined word/data/graphics/pro¬ 
cessing and voice/electronic mail capabilities, and joint 
vendor enterprises intended to improve intervendor equip¬ 
ment compatibility. In 1984, for example, at the Syntopi- 
can and NCC trade shows, intervendor equipment net¬ 
works were featured. This served not only to exhibit that it 
can be done but also that vendors are now willing to do it. 

However, the identity crises many dedicated word proces¬ 
sor vendors are suffering from and the outlook for word 
processing remain constant concerns of industry watchers. 
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recently been to leave the market, a move made by Dicta¬ 
phone in spite of its well developed systems, to attack the 
market, a move made by NB1 with its announcement of 
personal computers and technical workstations, or to OEM 
someone elses equipment, a move made by A.B. Dick, 
Datapoint, and others who have chosen the Convergent 
Technologies systems as their offering to the marketplace. 
Word processing, for the most part, has been lost in the 
overall concern for Office Automation in whichever context 
it is meant. The market shakeout is about done; now it is 
time for the vendors who have thus far survived to prove 
that they will survive for the long run. And what for word 
processing? 

In many cases the facts still hold true that word processing 
users differ from office automation or even data processing 
users. The typical word processing operator requires a 
system that permits the handling or large volumes of text in 
a great many different ways in the fastest and most efficient 
manner, fast and efficient often being equated to “easy to 
use.” Companies will still have a need to produce several 
hundred page volumes which will be periodically updated 
and revised. They will also still be putting out large reports 
in which they will want graphic illustrations combined with 
the text and will want to have the capability to revise it as 
many times as necessary to get it right. In short, there will 
still be a need for a system dedicated to the word processing 
application. 

Though the office automation market at this time appears 
to be the most lucrative one, given the need and steady (if 
not frenetic as previously) growth that is sure to remain, 
vendors may be led to rediscover the word processing 
market. We would expect that manufacturers will ultimate¬ 
ly have to concede that performing multiple operations or 
functions at the cost of “ease of operation” designed for the 
casual user may be fine for office automation systems but is 
short changing the individual functions. The future outlook 
for word processing will simply be a continuation of the 
recent past with a reemphasis on the requirements for high 
volume production in the most efficient way. In the near 
term this may be summarized as follows: Product an¬ 
nouncements will continue to feature the integration of 
diverse workstation types into networks at the local and 
remote levels as well as the integration of tasks on multi¬ 
functional workstations. However, though intervendor 
compatibility will become commonplace, a renewed em¬ 
phasis on matching the workstation to the environment in 
which it will be used will encourage the enhancement of 
present day word processing systems and change marketing 
rationale. 

Market forces will continue to eliminate those who cannot 
compete in matching IBM price reduction for price reduc¬ 
tion, but will not eclipse or eliminate the dedicated word 
processing product. Those products will continue to be 
purchased by those requiring high-volume, high-produc¬ 
tion text processing capabilities. Marketing, however, will 
tend to be through dealer and, more heavily, distributor¬ 
ships that will have to take on some of the former training 
and support provided by the manufacturer. Several ven¬ 
dors have already turned over their word processor prod¬ 


ucts to dealers while they concentrate their direct market¬ 
ing efforts on the Fortune 1300. companies. Time will tell if 
this philosophy will aid survival against IBM, Data Gener¬ 
al, et al. 

PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS 

Before rushing on to the equipment comparison charts and 
selecting a word processing system, it will be wise for the 
potential user to examine current operations. Emphasis 
should be placed upon typing and dictation activities for 
the purpose of evaluating and documenting: 

• The nature and volume of present typing operations 
(extent of editing, multiple original generation, form 
letter preparation, etc.). 

• The people engaged in typing and dictation activities. 

• The ratio of secretarial time spent on typing/dictation 
functions versus administrative/nontyping activities. 

Personal interviews with secretaries and the originators of 
documents to be typed, along with typing activity time logs 
should provide the raw data for the evaluation. 

Rough typing volume guidelines would be to consider an 
automatic typing system when loads reach 100,000 line- 
per-year levels, or when labor costs directly related to 
typing reach the $5,000 to $10,000 level, as another low- 
end guideline. 

Based upon these preliminary findings and with consider¬ 
ation for short-to-long term growth and expansion, a rec¬ 
ommendation should be made to top management regard¬ 
ing the decision to commit to office typing automation. 
The chances for ultimate success rest largely on the initial 
commitment from top management to utilize word pro¬ 
cessing and the personnel and procedures selected to imple¬ 
ment their commitment. At one time, word processing 
meant the implementation of total word processing, 
throughout the company, in one ora series of word process¬ 
ing centers. This unilateral approach is no longer consid¬ 
ered appropriate; generally the procedure is to look at office 
organizations and personnel, and select from a number of 
alternative models the one best suited to a particular 
environment. This could be the centralized word process¬ 
ing center, with a complete divorce between correspon¬ 
dence and administrative tasks. It is more likely, these 
days, that the appropriate choice will recognize some need 
for organization by department or function, and the re¬ 
quirement to achieve added flexibility by having some 
secretaries who combine administrative and correspon¬ 
dence tasks, doing now one and then the other. The need 
for some executives to retain a personal secretary can also 
be recognized in this, more flexible and forgiving 
environment. 

The best way to implement a word processing decision in a 
firm of any size is on a function by function or department 
by department basis. The first department to try word 
processing should be selected not only on the basis of the 


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volume and nature of their workload, but also on the basis 
of attitudes toward word processing. It is vital to the future 
success of word processing within a company that the first 
installation be manned by enthusiastic personnel who will 
look on initial problems as interesting challenges and who 
will insure that the company’s first try is a real success. The 
limited size and scope of the first installation allows the 
firm to develop good cost/performance data for subsequent 
comparison studies and will also permit training personnel 
without disrupting the entire organization. 

After the initial examination of nonautomated activity has 
taken place and an area within the company has been 
selected for pilot application, selection of appropriate 
equipment can be made. It should be noted that some 
degree of reorganization for the secretarial function into 
typing (correspondence) versus nontyping (administrative) 
functions might be required; to some extent reorganization 
will be influenced by the specific nature and capabilities of 
the equipment selected. 

Based upon the specific nature of the typing work, the 
activity level of the word originators (dictators), and the 
historical job stability of the secretarial personnel, a good 
initial feel for the complexity of the system to be selected 
can be obtained. For instance, if personnel turnover is high, 
the average skill levels are low and the typing requirements 
are simple, it makes little sense to install a complex mini- 
computer-based system that requires extensive operator 
training. Further, the user should limit his initial cash 
investment in new equipment to a minimum since the first 
systems acquired may not work out satisfactorily. 

One good way to start out is the use of a time-sharing 
service which will generally provide the lowest possible 
entry costs while giving the operators a feel for the capabili¬ 
ties of automatic typing. In any event, the user should make 
an effort during the first year to remain flexible. The best 
way to do this is to rent equipment. Even if the complete 
pilot program is a success, subsequent automation of other 
company areas can well call for a centralized in-house 
system. 

After determining via the comparison tables (which make 
up the second half of this report) what word processing 
systems or services are best suited to the application, the 
potential user should then ascertain the quantity and quali¬ 
ty of local support offered—perhaps the most significant 
factor in any evaluation. 


Vendor support is extremely important. Except for IBM. 
Xerox, and a few other large firms, the predominant nature 
of the word processing industry is for the manufacturer to 
sell through dealers and/or franchise agents. In most cases 
these dealers and agents are separate business entities who 
purchase equipment from the manufacturer for resale. 
Under these conditions, the reputation and soundness of 
the dealer is as important as that of the manufacturer. 
Often the need for careful appraisal can be even greater if 
the independent dealer arranges third-party lease financing. 
This effectively means that the user has purchased the 
system, and might be in sad shape if either the dealer or 
manufacturer refuses to back up the system with proper 
support. By carefully checking with other users in area, and 
by adding self-protective clauses to the standard lease 
contract, the user can generally obtain a high degree of 
assurance that his interests will be protected. 

After the pilot installation has been running and initial 
problems solved, the cost/performance of the operation 
should be studied and compared against nonautomated 
segments of the business. Only when performance is im¬ 
proved and costs reduced should the program be expanded. 
A good ball park figure for management to shoot for is an 
overall typing cost savings of about one-third. This figure is 
achievable within a year and can be expected to improve 
with time as more cost-effective equipment is introduced 
and as personnel become familiar with equipment and 
procedures. 

THE TABLES 

The tabulations that follow present the features and charac¬ 
teristics of standalone and multiterminal systems marketed 
by over 50 vendors. For reader convenience a full listing of 
these vendors or manufacturers, together with their head¬ 
quarter addresses and telephone numbers is presented as a 
preface before the table entries. 

The tabulations have been divided into two sections relat¬ 
ing to categories of word processing equipment: 

• Standalone Word Processing Systems, and 

• Multiterminal Word Processing Systems 

A Key to the Comparison Tables included in this report 
provides full explanation of the comparison entries. 


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KEY TO STANDALONE & MULTITERMINAL WORD PROCESSING TABLE ENTRIES 

Comparison table entries have been divided into two sections related to categories of word processing equipment. Tables for 

both categories are identical except for the block of information headed “Systems Configuration.” The two categories are: 

• Standalone Word Processing Systems (includes single-station electronic typing systems using external magnetic text storage 
medium (card, tape, cassette, diskette), video screen display systems, and software-programmable word processing logic. 

• Multiterminal Word Processing Systems (includes systems designed to support multiple terminals, which may be intelligent 
or non-intelligent, as well as multiple printers and other peripherals. Included in this category are systems which share the 
word processing logic of a central minicomputer, and systems with distributed logic which share peripherals and/or file stor¬ 
age. Some systems are a combination of both of these approaches.) 


Company and Model identifies the vendor/manufacturer 
and the name of the specific word processing system. 

For Standalone Word Processing Systems, System Configu¬ 
ration describes the individual components under Configu¬ 
ration (typewriter, keyboard, display, printer) as being 
integral or modular components of the system. Memory 
Size gives the size of the system’s internal, main memory. 

For Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems, System 
Configuration identifies the System CPU/Controller, which 
may be a minicomputer, and CPU/Controller Memory 
indicating the total amount of main memory. 

Storage Media identifies the medium used (diskette, disk, 
cassette tape, mag cards, etc.). 

Storage Capacity is the total amount of text stored per unit 
of media and which may be accessed by the system without 
changing media. 

File Organization describes the manner in which files are 
arranged on the storage media (by page, document, etc.). 

Number of Keystations Supported and Number of Printers 
Supported describes the maximum size to which the system 
can be configured. 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

"Screen Size and Type lists the physical dimensions of the 
video screen and whether it is a CRT, gas plasma, or LED 
display. 

Color refers to the colors used on the CRT, LED or plasma 
display. Both the color of the background and the color of 
the characters are identified, such as “green on black.” 

Display Buffer Memory is the number of characters which 
can be held for display on the screen. 

Format and Capacity is the number of characters per line, 
number of lines displayed, and total capacity in characters 
of the screen. 

Character Generation is the technique used by the display 
to create characters on the screen. If by dot matrix, the size 
of the matrix is listed (e.g. 5 x 7 dot matrix). 

Cursor Positioning describes the directions in which the 
cursor moves; i.e., up, down, left, right, home. 

Vertical Scrolling is the ability of the system to move up 
and down through a page or more of text. 

Horizontal Scrolling is the ability of the system to move 
horizontally along a line of text to access more characters 
than may be displayed on the screen at one time. 


Display Highlighting is the way in which text is highlighted 
on the screen (reverse video underline, blinking, bold). 

Character Size Control permits the viewing of a full-page of 
text at regular character size or one-half page at double size. 

Character Pitch Display is the ability to display text in a 
number of different pitches. 

Character Spacing Display is the ability to display propor¬ 
tionally spaced text to simulate a printed page. 

Line Spacing Display is the ability to display single, one 
and a half-, or double-spaced lines of text (and other spacing 
occasionally). 

Line Justify Display is the ability to display text with the 
right margin justified via interword, proportional, or inter¬ 
character spacing. 

Underscore Display is the ability to display underscored 
characters. 

Sub-/Superscript Display is the ability of the system to 
display characters above or below the typing line. 

Multi-Column Page Display is the ability to display text or 
numerics in multiple columns. 

Stored Form Recall/Display is the ability of the system to 
store a form, recall it and display it £ar merging with 
keyboarded text or stored text. 

Control Code Display is the ability of the system to display 
instructions, commands, or codes on the screen. 

Format Statement Display enables the viewing of format 
instructions for text such as margin and tab settings, deci¬ 
mal tab settings, etc. 

PRINTER FEATURES 

Printer Type & Speed identifies the brand name of the 
printer (Qume, Diablo, etc.), printer type (daisy wheel, etc), 
and gives speed in characters per second or lines per 
minute. 

Printer Buffer Memory is the amount of temporary storage 
for text between keyboard and printer. 

Character Pitch/Spacing identifies the pitches and or pro¬ 
portionally spaced fonts available. 

Writing Line Width and Carriage Paper Width indicate the 
width of the typing line and the maximum paper width the 
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First Line Forms Advance indicates the ability of a printer 
fitted with a forms feeding device to automatically advance 
to the first line of the next form at the completion of a 
document printout. 

End-of-Page Stop halts the printer at the end of a page for 
manual paper handling or font change. 

Justified Printout indicates the ability of the printer to 
produce printout with an even right-hand margin. 

Sub-/Superscript Printout is the ability of the printer to 
print characters in line increments above or below the 
typing line. 

Non-Adjust Printout enables the printout of sections of text 
as is, i.e., without margin or line length adjustment. 

Bidirectional Printout indicates the ability of the printer to 
print from left to right and right to left. 

Simultaneous Input/Output indicates that the system can 
support printing and text editing/entry functions at the 
same time. 

GENERAL FEATURES 

Stored Format is the ability of the system to store format 
information, either with the text or in a separate document, 
to be used to,format text on the display and/or during 
printout. 

Default Format is the ability of the system to automatically 
implement pre-set format information if the operator fails 
to designate any other. 

Stored Multiple Formats is the ability of the system to store 
more than one format and to access the desired format on 
command. 

Machine Dialog is the ability of the system to interact with 
an operator in a conversational mode to guide the operator 
through feature selections/functions. 

Menus and Prompts are the lists containing the available 
system functions which are displayed on the screen for 
operator selection. The making of one selection will cause 
additional prompts to appear for further choices as 
required. 

Forms Input is the ability of the system to space from field 
to field, with a carrier return or other single action, to fill in 
a prerecorded form. 

Control Character Printout is the ability of the system to 
provide printout showing control characters. 

Printout Queuing is the ability to line up a number of pages 
or documents for printout while the operator performs 
other tasks. 

Prioritizing is the ability of a system to give different 
priorities to documents that are queued to a printer. For 
instance, one document can be given a high priority, which 
means that it "moves to the head of the line” and is the next 
document printed. 

System Status Reporting is the ability of a system to display 
the current mode(s) of operation. 


Automatic Indexing is the ability of a system to automati¬ 
cally create an index listing of the documents stored on 
media. Indexes contain varying levels of information. 

System Security is the provision for access control to the 
system and or specific documents in the form of a keylock, 
log-on password,-etc. 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment is the ability of the system to 
automatically align columns of decimal figures on the 
decimal point. 

Hyphenation identifies the method used for hyphenation 
such as manual, hot zone, or scan. 

Auto Input Underlining indicates the ability of the system 
to automatically underline a defined segment of text as it is 
input. 

Auto Centering indicates the ability of the system to auto¬ 
matically center a word or text segment either between 
margins or about a designated point. 

Variable Line Spacing is the ability of the system to support 
printing with different line spacings without physical set¬ 
ting changes being made to the printer. 

Auto Page Numbering is the ability of a system to automati¬ 
cally generate page numbers within documents upon text 
entry and during the revision process. 

Auto Headers/Footers is the ability of a system to place 
header/footer text at the top or bottom of each page of a 
document. 

Auto Footnote Tie-In permits the footnote to be tied to the 
appropriate text segment so that when that segment is 
moved, the footnote will automatically travel with it. 

Auto Pagination is the ability of a system to take a docu¬ 
ment and divide it into pages of a specified length. 


TEXT EDIT & MERGE FEATURES 

Document Assembly/Merge refers to the ability of a system 
to assemble new documents from previously recorded text. 

Search Capability describes the method by which the sys¬ 
tem searches for an editing point, such as by document, 
page or text string. 

Delete Capability lists the grammatical segments of text 
which may be identified and deleted: C is Character, W is 
Word, L is Line, S is Sentence, P is Paragraph and Page is 
spelled out. 

Global Search and Replace is the ability of a system to 
search for repeated occurrences of a specified character 
string and replace it with another specified character string. 

Block Move/Copy is the ability of the system to designate a 
block of text and move it as a block within a document or to 
another document. 

Column Move/Delete is the ability of the system to manipu¬ 
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Auto Repagination is the ability of a system to automatical¬ 
ly change page endings if text is inserted or deleted within a 
document or if a new page length is desired. 

Auto Renumbering indicates that when a document whose 
pages have been numbered is altered so that renumbering of 
pages is required, it is done automatically. 

Auto Window/Orphan Adjust is the ability of the system to 
prevent the first line of a paragraph, or a title or heading 
from being the last line on a page. 

Auto File Sort is the ability of the system to perform sorts 
on a' file and arrange the information in alphabetical, 
numerical or another order. 

Auto File Select is the ability of a system to make selections 
from data files based on characters which appear in a 
certain data field. For example, select all addresses with an 
08075 zip code for forwarding of a letter. 

Term Dictionary /Glossary is the ability of a system to store 
technical vocabulary or frequently used phrases and re¬ 
trieve them with a significantly smaller number of alphanu¬ 
meric characters. 

Spelling Verification is the ability of a system to flag words 
that do not match words entered in a stored system dictio¬ 
nary for operator correction. 


COMMUNICATIONS 

Lists the Availability and Protocols and Speeds provided 
for the system. 


ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Describes the ability of the word processing system to also 
be used for calculations on numerical data. 

Keystroke Storage is the ability to store a string of com¬ 
mands and then recall them using a single keystroke. 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Multiprogramming indicates the ability of the system to 
simultaneously process different programs such as file sort¬ 
ing and text editing. 

Micro Operating Systems are programs designed for use on 
a microcomputer that can be run on a word processing 
system, thus enabling the system to run applications 
programs. 

Compilers are the special software packages that translate 
languages such as Fortran, Cobol, Basic or Pl/1 into 
machine-level language and indicate that the system 
employs a multi-purpose computer and possibly user 
programming. 

Interpreters are computer programs that translate and exe¬ 
cute each source language statement before translating and 
executing the next one. 

Applications Software is a listing of software packages that J 
enables the system to perform tasks not included in the 1 
basic system software. j 

Peripherals is a list of peripheral devices which may be i 
supported by the system as options to extend system [ 
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Word Processing System Vendors 


AES Data, Limited 
Suite 600 

100 Alexis Nihon Boulevard 

St. Laurent, Quebec H4M 2P2 Canada (514) 744-6711 

Algorithmics, Incorporated 

167 Worcester Road 

Wellesley, MA 02181 (617) 237-7226 

ATV Systems Incorporated 

2921 South Daimler 

Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 546-3551 

Axxa Corporation 

SO Psrlf PIucp 

Newark, NJ 07102 (201) 642-2246 

Barrister Information Systems Corporation 
One Technology Center 
45 Oak Street 

Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 842-2700 

Burroughs Corporation 

1 Burroughs Place 

Detroit, MI 48232 (313) 972-7000 

Cado Systems Corporation 

2055 W. 190th Street 

Torrance, CA 90504 (213) 323-8170 

Compal Incorporated 
Suite E 

8500 Wilshire Boulevard 

Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (213) 652-2263 

Compucorp 

2211 Michigan Avenue 

Santa Monica, CA 90404 (213) 829-7453 

Computer Consoles, Incorporated 

11490 Commerce Park Drive 
Reston, VA 22091 (703) 648-3300 

CPT Corporation 

8100 Mitchell Road 
P.O. Box 295 

Minneapolis, MN 55440 (612) 937-8000 

Data Processing Design, Incorporated 

1400 N. Brasher 

Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 970-1515 

Digital Equipment Corporation 
146 Main Street 

Maynard, MA 01754 (617) 897-5111 

Exxon Office Systems 
777 Long Ridge Road 
Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 329-5000 

International Business Machines 
Old Orchard Road 
Armonk, NY 10504 
(Contact your local IBM office) 

Interactive Computer Systems 
500 Bradley Hill Road 
Blauvelt, NY 10913 (914) 358-0025 


Lanier Business Products 
1700 Chantilly Drive, NE 
Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 329-8000 

Lexocorp Corporation 

11030 Roselle Street 

San Diego, CA 92121 (619) 457-4405 

Megadata Corporation 

35 Orville Drive 

Bohemia, NY 11716 (516) 589-6800 

NBI, Incorporated 

3450 Mitchell Lane 
P.O. Box 9001 

Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 444-5710 

NCR Corporation 

1700 S. Patterson Boulevard 
Dayton, OH 45479 (513) 445-2731 

Ontel Corporation 

250 Crossways Park Drive 
Woodbury, NY 11797 (516) 364-2121 

Philips Information Systems 
4040 McEwen 

Dallas, TX 75234 (214) 386-5580 

Remington Rand Corporation 

9950 W. 74th Street 

Minneapolis, MN 55344 (612) 941-0400 

Rothenberg Information Systems 
444 Castro Street 

Mountain View, CA 94041 (415) 965-7380 

Sony Corporation of America 
One Sony Drive 

Park Ridge, NJ 07656 (201) 930-1000 

Syntrex, Incorporated 

246 Industrial Way West 
Eatontown, NJ 07724 (201) 542-1500 

Technology International Corporation 

200 Lambstreet Road 

Orlando. FL 32859 (305) 859-4177 

Wang Laboratories, Incorporated 

1 Industrial Avenue 

Lowell, MA 01851 (617) 459-5000 

Wordplex Corporation 

141 Triunfo Canyon Road 

Westlake Village, CA 91361 (213) 889-4455 

Wordtronix Inc.—see Remington Rand Corporation 

XMark Corporation 

3176 Pullman Street. 119 • 

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 556-9210 

Xerox Corporation 

800 Long Ridge Road 

Stamford, CT 06904 (203) 329-8700 □ 


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Standalone Word Processing Systems 


The following tabulations cover the parameter, features, and pricing of 61 standalone 
word processing systems currently marketed by 28 different vendors. 

The first or even-numbered pages cover System Configuration, Display Station 
Features, Printer Station Features, General Functional Features, and Text Input 
Features for each standalone system. 

The second or odd-numbered pages continue the coverage of Text Input Features and 
j also detail Text Edit & Merge Features, Communications, Arithmetic Capability, EDP 
i Capability, Peripherals, Background Information, and Pricing & Terms. 


OCTOBER 1984 


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Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

AES Data Ltd. 

AES Data Ltd. 

AES Data Ltd. 

4 

Algorithmics, Inc 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

ALPHAPLUS Models 10, 
12-1, 12-2 

ALPHAPLUS Model 14 

AES 7100 

Algo-2100 

Configuration 

Integrated, CRT/diskette 
drives (1 or 2), printer 

Integrated, CRT/diskette 
drives (1 or 2), printer 

Keyboard,CRT,2 diskette 
drives,printer 

Keyboard. CRT, disker 
console, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80A 

Z80A 

Z80 

Z80 

Memory Size 

64KB 

128KB 

256KB 

64KB (expandable) 

Storage Media 

SSST diskettes 

DSDT diskettes 

SSST or DSDT 

Dual diskette (5- or 
8-inch) 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

138KB each 

560KB each 

160KB or 738KB 

500KB (5"), 900KB (8 

Screen Size & Type 

10" diagonal CRT 

10" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Green on gray 

Black on white or gray 

Display Buffer Memory 

8000 characters 

8000 characters 

8000 characters 

1920 characters 

Format & Capacity 

16 lines by 80 chars. 

16 lines by 80 chars. 

25 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

1280 characters 

1280 characters 

2000 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

Dot matrix 

Dot matrix 

Dot matrix 

7x10 user programme 

Cursor Positioning 

L,R,U,D,H, end of text 

L,R,U,D,H, end of text 

L. R, U, D, H, End 

L, R, U, D, top, bottor 

Vertical Scrolling 

Std. to 99 lines-page 

Std. to 99 lines-page 

Std. to 99 lines-page 

Standard 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Std. to 254 char./line 

Std. to 254 char./line 

Std. to 254 char/line 

Not available 

Display Highlighting 

Half-tone video 

Half-tone video 

Half-tone video 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Optional 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Codes only 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Codes only 

Line Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Line Justify Display 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes 

Codes 

Codes 

Codes only 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Integrated 30 cps 

Integrated 30 cps 

Daisywheel, 45 cps' 

Daisywheel, 45 cps' 

Printer Buffer Memory 

Not available 

Not available 

- , 

Not available 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10,12,15 or proportional 

1 to 120 

Writing Line Width 

16" 

16" 

16" 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Stored Format 

Standard w/document 

Standard w/document 

Standard w/document 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Status line on display 

Status line on display 

Status line on display 

Menus & operator cueir, 

Menus and Prompts 

— 

— 

— 

80 user messages 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

With Design-a-Text 

With Design-a-Text 

With Design-a-Text 

Std.; up to 60 doc/60 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

— 

Prioritizing 

Input order only 

Input order only 

Input order only 

— 

System Status Reporting 

Standard index 

Standard index 

Standard index 

— 

Automatic Indexing 

Std. (alpha/numeric seq.) 

Std. (alpha/numeric seq.) 

Std(aipha/numeric seq.). 

— 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

System Security 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Opt.; keylock & passwc 

Operator log-on password 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Document access password 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

No. of priority levels 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Keylock 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Optional 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Scan with operator 
decision 

Scan with operator 
decision 

Scan with operator 
decision 

Optional 

Auto Input Underlining 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Not available 

Auto Centering 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

Standard-page & column 

Standard-page & column 
May have SSST drives. 

Standard-page & column 
Also has Help function. 
'Qume wide track 45- 
cps printer also avail¬ 
able. 

Not available 
'Scientific printer 
avail, with Greek Math/ 
English chars. & symbo 
Screen & printer 
graphics; bar charts, pie 
charts, via printer. 


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AES Data Ltd. 

AES Data Ltd. 

AES Data Ltd. 

Algorithmics. Inc. 

COMPANY 

ALPHAPLUS Models 10, 
12-1, 12-2 

ALPHAPLUS Model 14 

AES 7100 

Algo-2100 

MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Via codes 

Via codes 

Via codes 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

During output 

During output 

During output 

Standard; Arabic 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard and manual 

Standard and manual 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored text assembled 
& merged w/keyboarded 
text 

Document Assembly/Merge 

By doc. name, page no, 

45 char, text string 
search or cursor position 

By doc. name, page no. 
or block, 45 char, text 
string search or cursor 

By doc. name, page no. 
or block, 45-char, text 
string search or cursor 
position 

C,W,L, Page, Paragraph 

By character string 

Search Capability 

C, W, L, Page, Paragraph 

C, W, L. Page, Paragraph 

C, W, L, or specified 

Delete Capability 

Remainder or spec, block 

Remainder or spec, block 

Remainder or spec.block 

block 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard (background/ 
foreground) 

Standard (background/ 
foreground) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

On output 

On output 

On output 

On output 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Not available 

7 level sort 

7-level sort 

Optional 

Auto File Sort 

— 

7 levels 

6 criteria + and. nor, or 

7 levels 

6 criteria + and.nor.or 

Optional 

Auto File Select 

Glossary 

Standard glossary 

Standard glossary 

Optional 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Async—ASCII/TTY 

Async—ASCII/TTY 

Async-ASCII/TTY; Sync- 

TTY. 2741, 2780, others; 

Protocols & Speed 

Sync—Point-to-Point 

Sync—Point-to-Point 

pnt-to-pnt, 3270 SNA, 
3270 Bisync, 2780, 3780 

65-9600 bps 


5-function column verify 
Arithmetic keystroke 
storage w/Design-a-Text 

5-function column verify 
Arithmetic keystroke 
storage w/Design-a-Text 

5-function column veri¬ 
fy; keystroke stor 
w/Design-a-Text 

Optional 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Design-a-Text for text 
and financial 

Design-a-Text for all 
functions 

Design-a-Text for all 
functions 

Not available 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

- . 

Multiprogramming 

Not available 

AES CP/M 2.2 

AES CP/M 2.2 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

Not available 

8asic 

Basic 

Basic/Fortran/Cobol/APL 1 

Compilers 

Not available 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic, Pilot 

Interpreters 

Not available * 

Lifeboat packages, 
Peachcalc & others 

Lifeboat packages; 
Peachcalc; others 

Payroll, billing, gen. 
ledger, mailing list 2 

Applications Software 

Dual sheet & envelope 

Dual sheet & envelope 

OCR, paper tape punch, 

OCR, Photocomp, line 

PERIPHERALS 

feeder, forms tractor 

feeder, forms tractor 

dual sheet feed, wide 
track printer, dual 
sheet envelope feed, 
shared printer control 

printers, RS-232 devices, 
Winchester & removable 
cart, disks 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

August 1981 

March 1983 

July 1983 

January 1978 

First Delivery Date 

Canada 

Canada 

Canada 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

Depends on configuration 

Depends on configuration 

Dependent on hardware/ 
software requirements 

$8,900 (5’ diskettes) 
$9,900 (8' diskettes) 

Purchase 

— 

— 

— 

Not available 

Rental 

— 

— 

— 

Figures avail, upon 
request 

Lease 




8% of hardware price per 
year 

Maintenance 

90 days, ESR support 

90 days, ESR support 

90 days, ESR support 

90 days 

Network configurations 
avail. Programmable 
keyboard layout. 
’Assembler, Pascal, 

Pilot, PL/1, PL/C. 

2 Sort, merge, financial 
analysis, business ping. 

Warranty & Support 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


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COMPANY 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

Burroughs Corporation 

Cado Systems 
Corporation 

MODEL 

J 425 

J 500 

OFIS™writer 400 

CAT III 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 
Configuration 

Keyboard/CRT, integral 

Keyboard/CRT/2 diskette 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 

CPU, keyboard, prime- 


desk, prtr, 2 diskettes 

console, printer 

console, printer 

diskette drive 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80, Intel 8080 

16-bit minicomputer 

8085 

Two 8085 processor; 

Memory Size 

-- 

128KB 

64KB, 112KB opt. 

96KB + 32KB 

Storage Media 

Dual diskette 

Cartridge disk, diskette 

Dual-density, dual-sided 

Diskette; Winchester 

Storage Capacity 

256KB/diskette 

1 MB disk., 24-48 MB 

1 or 2 diskettes 
288KB/diskette 

1.2MB; 2.4MB; 10-151 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

17" diagonal CRT 

disk 

12" diagonal CRT 

12” diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

White on black 

Green on black-gray' 

Green on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

4320 characters 

1920 characters 

9K characters 

32K characters 

Format & Capacity 

56 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

30 lines by 84 chars. 

80 lines by 25 chars. 

Total Characters 

6656 characters 

1920 characters 

2400 characters 

2000 characters 

Character Generation 

7x13 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

8x12 dot matrix 

7 x 9; 8 x 10 pixels 

Cursor Positioning 

L,R,U,D,H, end of text 

L, R, U, D, H, 

Char., word, field, line 2 

L,R,U,D,H,ln/wd srt/er 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard 

Virtual 

To 121 lines 

Line,, virtual 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Standard to 253 char. 

Virtual to 450 char. 

To 200 chars. 

To 160 chars. 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Blinking, reverse video 

Bold blinking rev. video 

Reverse, blink, half-tor 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

— 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

12 

Standard 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Mono 

— 

Line Spacing Display 

Standard 

Not available 

1. 2. 3 

Standard, single 

Line Justify Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

-. 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

— 

Stored Form Recall/Dispiay 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

PRINTER FEATURES 

Printer Type & Speed 

Qume daisy 55 cps 

Daisy 40/45/55 cps' 

Daisy; 20/35/55 cps 

35, 55 cps thimble 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 characters 

256 characters 

4K characters 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

6 to 16 

Variable/proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, variable 

Writing Line Width 

13" and 25.3" opt. 

13.2"/26.25" 

13.2” 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15.5" and 28" opt. 

15"/28.24" 

15.5" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

GENERAL FEATURES 

Stored Format 

Standard 

W/doc. or separate 

W/doc. or separate 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Status lines on display 

Standard 2 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and bypass 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Automatic via DataRite 

Automatic 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Printout Queuing 

Std.; prints frm dis/disk 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

— 

Total diskette 

Up to 75 pages 

Unlimited 

Prioritizing 

— 

Standard 

Not available 

— 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

-- 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Doc. title/space usage 

System Security 

Not available 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

— 

Standard w/security 

Not available 

— 

Document access password 

— 

Standard w/security 

Standard 

— 

No. of priority levels 

-- 

One 

Disk & indiv. docs. 

— 

Keylock 

— 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Other 

— 

-- 

— 

-- 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Stored algorithm—auto- 

Hot Zone scan w/operator 

Manual; w/adjustable 

Auto wordwrap w/ghos 


matic or selectable 

decisions 

hot zone 

hyphen 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Continuous 

Word/continuous 

Not available 

Auto Centering 

Between margins' 

On page or within col. 

Between margins 3 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'Or around a point. 

'Also 300 Ipm printer, 

'Amber on black or black 

'Sentence & paragraph 

OTHER FEATURES 


NEC Spinwriter, Qume 
WideTrack, Tl 820. 
2 Extensive menus and 
operator cueing. 

on white. 

2 Para., page. 

3 0r around a point. 


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ATV Systems, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

Burroughs Corporation 

Cado Systems 
Corporation 

COMPANY 

J 425 

J 500 

OFIS™writer 400 

CAT III 

MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Alternate odd/even 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard, same page 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Stored text assembled 
& merged w/key boarded 
text or other stored text 

Stored text assembled in 
variables + para & doc. 
assembly 

2 or 3 document 
merge or para, 
assembly 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

By doc. name, page no. 

& char, string 

By document name & char, 
string 

Document title, char, 
string (64 chars.), page, 

C, W, L, 

Standard, 50 char, text 
string 

Search Capability 

C, W, L, Page & specified 

C, L, doc., user defined 

Text key segments, 
block, page 

Standard via delete mode 
C, W, L, S, para, block 

Delete Capability 

Standard 

Next or all occurrences; 
manual or auto replace¬ 
ment or deletion 

Standard 

50-character string; 

1 string in foreground 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Optional—8 levels 

TypeRite-10 levels; 
LabelRite-8 levels 

Screen and disk; 

8 levels 

Not available 

Auto File Sort 

Optional—10 levels 
with criteria foreground 

TypeRite-10 levels; 
LabelRite-99 levels; 
foreground 

Select, retrieve 8 
levels, 8 criteria 
foreground 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

Not available 

Auto Key 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 


Sold optionally thru 
vendors 

Optional 

Not available 

Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Async., IBM 2741. CMC, 
ASCII compat. at 110 to 
1200 bps 

Half- & full-duplex TTY 
ASCII at 110to9600 bps 
2780/3780, 3270, Univac 

Asynch. TTY 110-1200 
baud, Direct Connect 
to 9600 bps' 

Asynch, bisynch, TWX, 
Telex up to 19,200 bps 

Protocols & Speed 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional math package 

Column and row veri¬ 
fication, full function 
calc. 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

— 

Standard 

String commands 


KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

Opt. CP/M 

— 

CP/M 

CADO, SB-80 (CP/M) 

Micro operating systems 

Not available 

Super Basic, Assembly 

Not available 

CADOL 

Compilers 

_ 

— 

Basic 

— 

Interpreters 

Sort/Select, photo¬ 
typesetter conversion 

DataRite, ReportRite, 
JAIMS, AccountRite 3 

Forms, math, multiplan 

Wide variety 

Applications Software 

Tape-to-disk interface, 
OCR, phototypesetter 
interface, mag card sheet 
feeder, shared printer 

Line printers, disk 
storage, tape 

Shared printer, sheet 
feeder, OCR scanner, 
photocomposition 
equipment interface, 
self training package 
(42 pcs.) 

Second and third work¬ 
station, printer, com¬ 
munications 

PERIPHERALS 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

September 1977 

April 1979 

April 1982 

September 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$9,990’ 

$11,900’ 

$9,250 w/printer 2 
$6,000 w/o printer 

$4,495’ 

Purchase 

$592 (1-yr.) 2 
$520 (2-yr.) 2 

$612 (1-yr.) 2 
$530 (2-yr.) 2 

$385/mo. (1-yr.) w/prtr. 
$250/mo. (1-yr.) w/o prtr 

Available 

Rental 

Available 

Available 

— 

Available 

Lease 

$1,687/yr. 

$1,179/yr. 

$1,020 w/printer 
$612 w/o printer 

Available 

Maintenance 

90 days parts & labor 

90 days parts & labor 

90 days 

Self-paced manual 2 

Warranty & Support 

Installed w/self instr. 

’Includes 128K CPU, dual 

’And Bisync 2770/2780/ 

’Includes CPU, one 

REMARKS & 

pkg. 

’Std. carriage prtr; 

$1 1,990 wide carriage 
prtr; $8,490 w/o prtr. 
GSA & quantity discounts 
avail. 2 lncl. maint. 

diskettes, display, 
keyboard. GSA & qty. 
discounts avail. 

2 lncl. maint. 

3 MIRACALC 

3720 and MT 983 emu¬ 
lation, OFIS director 
interface, document 
distribution. 

2 lncl. 64KB memory, dual¬ 
disk, & CRT/keyboard. 

workstation, diskette 
drive. 

2 0r computer aided 
training or training at 
customer site at extra 
charge. 

OTHER FEATURES 


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COMPANY 

Compal, Inc. 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

MODEL 

EzType 

Omega 775 

Omega 785 

Omega 790 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 
Configuration 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 

Keyboard, CRT, dual- 

Keyboard, CRT, hard disk, 

Keyboard, CRT, hard 


console, printer 

diskette, printer 

diskette, printer 

diskette, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

-- 

Z80A 

Z80A 

Z80A 

Memory Size 

64KB to 896KB 

64KB to 256KB 

64KB to 256KB 

64KB to 256KB 

Storage Media 

Dual-diskette 

Dual mini disk (opt.); 

Mini disk; hard disk 

Mini disk; hard disk 

Optional hard disk 

hard disk (opt. tp cart) 

(opt. tape cart) 

(opt. tape cart) 

Storage Capacity 

400KB/diskette 
10MB/45MB hard disk 

655KB to 2.4MB 

5.5MB to 15.5MB 

10.5MB to 30.5MB 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal (no attr.) 1 

12" diagonal (no attr.) 1 

12" diagonal (no attr 

Color 

White on black, reverse' 

12" wht/blk,15" grn/blk 

12" wht/blk, 15" grn/blk 

12" wht/blk, 15" grn 

Display Buffer Memory 

38K chars./800K chars. 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 2 

24 lines by 80 chars. 2 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

— 

Varies w/type & setting 

Varies w/type & setting 

Varies w/type & setti 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

10 x 12 dot matrix 

10 x 12 dot matrix 

10 x 12 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H, tab, end 

L, R, U, D, screen U & D 3 

L, R, U, D, screen U & D 3 

L, R, U, D, screen U ( 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Standard to 250 chars. 

255 char, virtual 

255 char, virtual 

255 char, virtual 

Display Highlighting 

Inverse video 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Character Size Control 

Codes 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Character Pitch Display 

Codes 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Character Spacing Display 

Standard 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Line Spacing Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Std. on CRTs w/attr 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std on CRTs w/attr. 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std on CRTs w/attr. 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Any std. printer 

Daisywheel, 12- to 55-cps 

Daisywheel, 12- to 55-cps 

Daisywheel, 12- to 55-t 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 chars. 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

Variable 1 to 120 pitch 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportions 

Writing Line Width 

13" 

9Vi" to 12" 

9VS" to 12" 

9Vi" to 12" 

Carriage Paper Width 

16" 

14" 

14" 

14" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

Standard 

With document 

With document 

With document 

Default Format 

Standard 

Operator adjustable 

Operator adjustable 

Operator adjustable 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Up to 200 pages per disk 

4 

4 

4 

Prioritizing 

— 

Standard on network 

Standard on network 

Standard on network 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

— 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

— 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 




Operator log-on password 

— 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Document access password 

— 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Std. on Level C & net. 

No. of priority levels 

— 

Multi, on Lvl C & net. 

Multi, on Lvl C & net. 

Multi, on Lvl C & net. 

Keylock 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Other 

— 

Author I.D. 

Author I.D 

Author I.D. 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual and automatic 

Auto scan, variable hot 

Auto scan, variable hot 

Auto scan, variable hot 


ghost hyphen 

zone, operator decision 

zone, operator decision 

zone, operator decision 



(auto on Lvl C & net.) 

(auto on Lvl C & net.) 

(auto on Lvl C & net.) 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard, also double 

On net.—word/contin. 

On net.—word/contin. 

On net.—word/contin. 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

— 

— 

— 

REMARKS & 

Interfaces with popular 

Full DBMS 

Full DBMS 

Full DBMS 

OTHER FEATURES 

standard applications. 

’12" diag. w/attr.. 

’12" diag. w/attr., 

’12" diag. w/attr.. 


'Amber, green. 

15" diag. w/attr. 

15" diag. w/attr. 

15” diag. w/attr. 



2 12" wo/attr; 12" 

2 12" wo/attr.; 12" 

2 12" wo/attr.; 12" 



w/attr. & 15" prog. 

w/attr. & 15" prog. 

w/attr. & 15" prog. 



selectable. 

selectable. 

selectable. 



3 Pg U & D, begin & end 

3 Pg U & D, begin & end. 

3 Pg U & D, begin & enc 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER IE 




Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-507 
Word Processing Systems 


Compal, Inc. 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

COMPANY 

EzType 

Omega 775 

Omega 785 

Omega 790 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

During format & output 1 

During format & output 1 

During format & output 1 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Left, right—all pages 

Left, right—all pages 

Left, right—all pages 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Print to screen 

Within doc.—two types 

Within doc.—two types 

Within doc.—two types 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

W/wo optional decision 

W/wo optional decision 

W/wo optional decision 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Stored text assembled & 

Auto merge to document, 

Auto merge to document, 

Auto merge to document, 

Document Assembly/Merge 

merged w/keyboarded 

screen, or printer. Also 

screen, or printer. Also 

screen, or printer. Also 


text 

report formats & DBMS 

report formats & DBMS 

report formats & DBMS 


By word or character 
string of any length 

Text string 

Text string 

Text string 

Search Capability 

C, W, L, S, P, specified 

Char., word, line, block 

Char., word, line, block 

Char., word, line, block 

Delete Capability 

block, doc., para., sent. 
Standard 

Standard—single or 

Standard—single or 

Standard—single or 

Global Search & Replace 


global, hazy or exact 

global, hazy or exact 

global, hazy or exact 



match 

match 

match 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Optional 

Full disk sort, unlimited 

Full disk sort, unlimited 

Full disk sort, unlimited 

Auto File Sort 

levels on single pass 2 

levels on single pass 2 

levels on single pass 2 


Standard 

Standard—unlimited Ivls. 

Standard—unlimited Ivls. 

Standard—unlimited Ivls. 

Auto File Select 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional w/correction 

W/correction & optional 

W/correction & optional 

W/correction & optional 

Spelling Verification 


hyphenation 

hyphenation 

hyphenation 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Async, ASCII; bisync 
2780/3780 at 50 to 9600 
bps, 3270 

RS-232, TTY, 2980, 

3780, 3275, to 9600 bps 

RS-232, TTY, 2980, 

3780, 3275, to 9600 bps 

RS-232, TTY, 2980, 

3780, 3275, to 9600 bps 

Protocols & Speed 

Standard 

Column & row verification 

Column & row verification 

Column & row verification 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 


auto table math, full 

auto table math, full 

auto table math, full 



funct. built-in calc. 

funct. built-in calc. 

funct. built-in calc. 


— 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Optional on network 

Optional on network 

Optional on network 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M. CP/M 86, MSDOS 

Zebra, CP/M optional 

Zebra, CP/M optional 

Zebra, CP/M optional 

Micro operating systems 

Basic/Assembler 1 

Basic, Fortran 

Basic, Fortran 

Basic, Fortran 

Compilers 

Sasic 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Interpreters 

Gen. acctg., legal, med. 
billing, others 

CP/M applications library 

CP/M applications library 

CP/M applications library 

Applications Software 

Any RS-232 peripherals. 

Numerous, including 

Numerous, including 

Numerous, including 

PERIPHERALS 

parallel 

tape cartridge for hard 

tape cartridge for hard 

tape cartridge for hard 



disk backup 

disk backup 

disk backup 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

January 1981 

1983 

1983 

1983 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

S4.495 to $8,995 2 

$7,620 to $13,620 

$10,495 to $16,495 

$11,995 to $17,995 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Rental 

S124/mo. to $237/mo. 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Lease 

S500 to $750 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Maintenance 

90 day warranty, 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Warranty & Support 

'Cobol, Fortran, others. 

Desktop unit, movable 

Desktop unit, movable 

Desktop unit, movable 

REMARKS & 

2 S4,695 w/o printer, 

keyboard. Selectric or 

keyboard. Selectric or 

keyboard. Selectric or 

OTHER FEATURES 

|S5,495 single-disk draft 

ASCII keyboard. Ext. 

ASCII keyboard. Ext. 

ASCII keyboard. Ext. 


printer, $7,995 dual- 

disks opt. 

disks opt. 

disks opt. 


disk. 35-cps printer. 

’Also on headers & 

'Also on headers & 

’Also on headers & 


$8,995 dual-disk 55-cps 

footers. 

footers. 

footers. 


printer. 

' 

2 DBMS files presorted. 

2 DBMS files presorted. 

2 DBMS files presorted. 



OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 



WP11-040-508 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

CPT Corporation 

MODEL 

Omega 795 

Omega 799 

Simplifier 700 Series 

8505 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 
Configuration 

Keyboard, CRT, hard disk, 

Keyboard, CRT, hard disk. 

Keyboard, CRT, diskette, 

Keyboard/CRT/diskett 


diskette, printer 

disk., printer, tp crtr 

printer 

console, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80A 

280A 

Z80 

8080 

Memory Size 

64KB to 256KB 

64KB to 256KB 

128KB 

96KB 

Storage Media 

Mini disk; hard disk 

Mini disk; hard disk; 

Single or dual diskette 

8" single diskette 


(opt. tape cart) 

(opt tape cart) 


Storage Capacity 

15MB to 45.4MB 

165KB to 655KB/45.5 MB 

328KB 

315KB/diskette 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal (no attr.) 1 

12" diagonal (no attr.) 1 

12" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

12" wht/blk, 15" grn/blk 

12" wht/blk, 15" grn/blk 

White on black 

Black on white 

Display Buffer Memory 

Not available 

Not available 

Virtual 

12K characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 2 

24 lines by 80 chars. 2 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

54 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

Varies w/type & setting 

Varies w/type & setting 

1920 characters 

4320 characters 

Character Generation 

10 x 12 dot matrix 

10x12 dot matrix 

10x12 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, screen U & D 3 

L, R, U, D, screen U & D 3 

L,R,U,D,scrn/pg, U & D 1 

Left and right 

Vertical Scrolling 

Virtual , 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Virtual to 12KB 

Horizontal Scrolling 

255 char, virtual 

255 char, virtual 

To 255 characters 

To 240 characters 

Display Highlighting 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Size Control 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

10-pitch 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std, on CRTs w/attr. 

Standard 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Single, double, triple 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Underscore Display 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Std. on CRTs w/attr. 

Standard 

Standard (hidden char. 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Daisywheel; 12- to 55-cps 

Daisywheel; 12- to 55-cps 

Daisywheel; 12-cps 

Daisywheel; 45-cps 

Printer Buffer Memory 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

256 characters 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10 or 12 

10, 12, 15, proportion; 

Writing Line Width 

9Vi" to 12" 

9’/2" to 12" 

9 1/2" 

13.6" 

Carriage Paper Width 

14" 

14" 

--- 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

With document 

With document 

Standard 

With document 

Default Format 

Operator adjustable 

Operator adjustable 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Limited 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard; menu bypass 

Limited 

Forms Input 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Not available 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

4 

4 

4 

7 

Prioritizing 

Standard on network 

Standard on network 

Not available 

Not available 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document title 

System Security 



Not available 

— 

Operator log-on password 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Not available 

— 

Document access password 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Std. on Level C & net. 

Not available 

— 

No. of priority levels 

Multi, on Lvl C & net. 

Multi, on Lvl C & net. 

Not applicable 

— 

Keylock 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Other 

Author I.D. 

Author I.D. 

Not available 

— 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Auto, scan, variable hot 

Auto scan, variable hot 

Standard 

Stored algorithm 


zone, operator decision 

zone, operator decision 


(standard) word wrap 


(auto on Lvl C & net.) 

(auto on Lvl C & net.) 


or manual 

Auto Input Underlining 

On net.—word/contin. 

On net.—word/contin. 

— 

Word 

Auto Centering 

— 

— 

Standard 

On page (standard) 

REMARKS & 

Full DBMS 

Full DBMS 

'Begin & end document. 

'Scrolls to 240 chars. 

OTHER FEATURES 

1 12" diag. w/attr., 

’12" diag. w/attr.. 



15" diag. w/attr.. 

15" diag. w/attr. 




2 12" wo/attr.; 12" 

2 12" wo/attr.; 12" 




w/attr. & 15" prog. 

w/attr. & 15" prog. 




selectable. 

selectable 




3 Pg U & D, begin & end. 

3 Pg U & D, begin & end 




© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA OCTOBER 19: 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 





Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-509 
Word Processing Systems 


Compucorp 

Compucorp 

Compucorp 

CPT Corporation 

COMPANY 

Omega 795 

Omega 799 

Simplifier 700 Series 

8505 

MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

During format & output' 

During format & output' 

Standard 

On output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Left, right—all pages 

Left, right—all pages 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Within doc.—two types 

Within doc,—two types 

Standard 

- . 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

W/wo optional decision 

W/wo optional decision 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Auto merge to document, 
screen, or printer. Also 
report formats & DBMS 

Auto merge to document, 
screen, or printer. Also 
report formats & DBMS 

Standard 

Para, assembly stored 
w/keyboarded text 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Text string 

Text string 

Standard 

By document, page, file, 
name or number, text 
key segments, char. 

Search Capability 

Char., word, line, block 

Char., word, line, block 

Standard 

Character, word, line, 
para., page, U & D 

Delete Capability 

Standard—single or 
global, hazy or exact 
match 

Standard—single or 
global, hazy or exact 
match 

Standard 

Character or string, 
automatic, foreground 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Full disk sort, unlimited 
levels on single pass 2 

Full disk son, unlimited 
levels on single pass 2 

Not available 

— 

Auto File Sort 

Standard—unlimited Ms. 

Standard—unlimited Ivls. 

Standard 

114 fields, background 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

_ 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

W/correction & optional 
hyphenation 

W/correction & optional 
hyphenation 

Not available 


Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

— 

Availability 

RS-232, TTY, 2980, 

3780, 3275. to 9600 bps 

RS-232, TTY, 2980, 

3780, 32.75, to 9600 bps 

Optional 


Protocols & Speed 

Column & row verification 
auto table math, full 
funct. built-in calc. 

Column & row verification 
auto table math, full 
funct. built-in calc. 

Not available 

Full-function 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 


1 stored 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Optional on network 

Optional on network 

Not available 

Not available 

Multiprogramming 

Zebra, CP/M optional 

Zebra, CP/M optional 

Zebra, CP/M 

CP/M 2.2 

Micro operating systems 

Basic, Fortran 

Basic, Fortran 

Basic, Fortran 

Not available 

Compilers 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Not available 

Interpreter* 

CP/M applications library 

CP/M applications library 

CP/M applications library 

Financial planning and 
modeling, math 

Applications Software 

Numerous, including 
tape cartridge for hard 
disk backup 

Numerous, including 
tape cartridge for hard 
disk backup 


Printers envelope & sheet 
feeders, Compupak 
for dp/wp interface 

PERIPHERALS 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

1983 

1983 

June 1983 

December 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$13,495 to $19,495 

$22,995 

$4,495 

$5,490 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

Standard 

Not available 

Rental 

Available 

Available 

Standard 

Not available 

Lease 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

$720/year 

Maintenance 

Standard 

Desktop unit, movable 
keyboard. Selectric or 
ASCII keyboard. Ext. 
disks opt. 

'Also on headers & 
footers. 

2 DBMS files presorted. 

Standard 

Desktop unit, movable 
keyboard. Selectric or 
ASCII keyboard. Ext. 
disks opt. 

'Also on headers & 
footers. 

2 D8MS files presorted. 

Standard 

90 days 

Multilingual. 

Warranty & Support 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 



WP11-040-510 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporate 

MODEL 

8510 

8515 

8520 

8525 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





Configuration 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 

Keyboard/CRT/diske 


console, printer 

console, printer 

console, printer 

console, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

8080 

8080 

8080 

8080 

Memory Size 

96KB 

128KB 

96KB 

128KB 

Storage Media 

8" single diskette 

8" single diskette 

8" dual diskette 

8" dual diskette 

Storage Capacity 

315KB/diskette 

315KB/diskette 

315KB/diskette 

315KB/diskette 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Display Buffer Memory 

12K characters 

12K characters 

12K characters 

12K characters 

Format & Capacity 

54 lines by 80 chars. 1 

54 lines by 80 chars.' 

54 lines by 80 chars. 1 

54 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

4320 characters 

4320 characters 

4320 characters 

4320 characters 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

Left and right 

Left and right 

Left and right 

Left and right 

Vertical Scrolling 

Virtual to 12KB 

Virtual to 12KB 

Virtual to 12KB 

Virtual to 12KB 

Horizontal Scrolling 

To 240 characters 

To 240 characters 

To 240 characters 

To 240 characters 

Display Highlighting 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch. Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

Single, double, triple 

Single, double, triple 

Single, double, triple 

Single, double, triple 

Line Justify Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard (hidden char.) 

Standard (hidden char.) 

Standard (hidden char.) 

Standard (hidden cha- 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

PRINTER FEATURES 





Printer Type & Speed 

Daisywheel; 45-cps 2 

Daisywheel; 45-cps 2 

Daisywheel; 45-cps 2 

Daisywheel; 45-cps 2 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 characters 

256 characters 

256 characters 

256 characters 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportic- 

Writing Line Width 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.6" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Optional 3 

Optional 3 

Optional 3 

Optional 3 

Simultaneous Input/Output 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

GENERAL FEATURES 





Stored Format 

W/document 

W/document 

W/document 

W/document 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Limited 

Limited 

"Limited 

Limited 

Menus and Prompts 

Limited 

Limited 

Limited 

Limited 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

7 

7 

7 

7 

Prioritizing 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Document title 

Document title 

Document title 

Document title 

System Security 

Via SRS 40 

Via SRS 40/45 

Via SRS 40 

Via SRS 40/45 

Operator log-on password 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Document access password 

With WordPak II, SRS 40 

W/WordPak II.SRS40/45 

With WordPak II, SRS 40 

W/WordPak II.SRS40/ 2 

No. of priority levels 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Keylock 

With WordPak II 

With WordPak II 

With WordPak II 

With WordPak II 

Other 

— 

- - 

- - 

-- 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 





Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Stored algorithm 

Stored algorithm 

Stored algorithm 

Stored algorithm 


(standard), word wrap 

(standard), word wrap 

(standard), word wrap 

(standard), word wrap 


or manual 

or manual 

or manual 

or manual 

Auto Input Underlining 

Word 

Word 

Word 

Word 

Auto Centering 

On page (standard) 

On page (standard) 

On page (standard) 

On page (standard) 

REMARKS & 

’Scrolls to 240 chars. 

'Scrolls to 240 char. 

'Scrolls to 240 chars. 

'Scrolls to 240 chars. 

OTHER FEATURES 

2 Rotary 6 (wide carriage) 

2 Rotary 6 (wide carriage) 

2 Rotary 6 (wide carriage) 

2 Rotary 6 (wide carriage 


Rotary 7 (dual print 

Rotary 7 (dual print 

Rotary 7 (dual print 

Rotary 7 (dual print 


lead) Matrix 1 (100-cps & 

lead) Matrix 1 (100-cps & 

lead) Matrix 1 (100-cps & 

lead) Matrix 1 (100-cps 


160-cps) Page Printer 1 

160-cps) Page Printer 1 

160-cps) Page Printer 1 

160-cps) Page Printer 1 


(12 pages per min.). 

(12 pages per min.). 

(12 pages per min.). 

(12 pages per min.). 


3 Matrix 1. 

3 Matrix 1. 

3 Matrix 1. 

"Matrix 1. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA OCTOBER 19' 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 



Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-511 
Word Processing Systems 


CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

COMPANY 

8510 

8515 

8520 

8525 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Output 

Output 

Output 

Output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

_ 

Optional 

— 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Para, assembly stored 

Para, assembly stored 

Para. as°sembiy stored 

Para, assembly stored 

Document Assembly/Merge 

w/keyboarded text 

w/keyboarded text 

w/keyboarded text 

w/keyboarded text 


By doc. or page, file 

By doc. or page, file 

By doc. or page, file 

By doc. or page, file 

Search Capability 

name or number, text key 

name or number, text key 

name or number, text key 

name or number, text key 


segments, char, string 

segments, char, string 

segments char, string 

segments, char, string 


C, W, L, P, page, U & D 

C, W, L, P, page, U & D 

C. W, L, P, page, U & D 

C, W, L, P, page, U & D 

Delete Capability 

Character or string. 

Character or string. 

Character or string. 

Character or string. 

Global Search & Replace 

automatic, foreground 

automatic, foreground 

automatic, foreground 

automatic, foreground, 
background multiple 
string option 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Screen (std), disk option 

Screen, disk option 

Screen (std); disk option 

Screen (std.).disk option 

Auto File Sort 

114 fields, background 

114 fields, background 

114 fields, background 

114 fields, background 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Standard' 

Optional 

Standard’ 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

TTY 110-1200 bps; 2780 

TTY 110-1200 bps, 2780 

TTY 1 10-1200 bps; 2780 

TTY 110-1200 bps; 2780 

Protocols & Speed 

2770/3780, 3270, 

2770/3780, 3270, 

2770/3780, 3270, 

2770/3780, 3270, 

1200-2400 bps 

1200-2400 bps 

1200-2400 bps 

1200-2400 bps 


Full-function 

Full-function 

Full-function 

Full-function 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Up to 36 stored or 

Up to 36 stored or 

Up to 36 stored or 

Up to 36 stored 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

1024 keystrokes 

1024 keystrokes 

1024 keystrokes 

or 1024 keystrokes 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M, 2.2 

CP/M 

CP/M, 2.2 

CP/M, 2.2 

Micro operating systems 

Not available 

Not available 

Basic, Fortran, Cobol 

Basic, Fortran, Cobol 

Compilers 

Not available 

Not available 

Basic 80 

Basic 80 

Interpreters 

Financial planning & 

Financial planning & 

Gen. acct. G/L, A/R, A/P, 

Gen. acct. G/L, A/R, A/P 

Applications Software 

Imodeling' 

modeling 2 

Payroll, INV' 

Payroll, INV 2 


Printers, sheet & enve- 

Printers, sheet & enve- 

Printers, sheet & enve- 

Printers, sheet & enve- 

PERIPHERALS 

lope feeders, mass 

lope feeders, mass 

lope feeders, mass 

lope feeders, mass 


storage, Compupak for 

storage, Compupak for 

storage, Compupak for 

storage, Compupak for 


ap/wp interface, extended 

dp/wp interface, extended 

dp/wp interface, extended 

dp/wp interface, extended 


storage units 

storage units 

storage units 

storage units 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

August 1982 

August 1982 

August 1982 

August 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$6,990* 

$8,090" 

$8,090 (w/o printer) 

$9,190, w/o printer 

Purchase 

S343/(1-yr.) 

$444 (1-yr.) 

$444 (1-yr.) 

$497 (1-yr.) 

Rental 

S302/(2-yr.) 

$390 (2-yr.) 

$390 (2-yr.) 

$437 (2-yr.) 


3rd party 

3rd party 

3rd party only 

3rd party only 

Lease 

$720/yr. 

$780/yr. 

$840/yr. 

$900/yr. 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

Warranty & Support 

Multilingual. 

Multilingual. 

Multilingual. 

'Spell, check, (std.) CPT 

REMARKS & 

Complete line of CPT 

'Spelling Checker (std.). 

'Job budget, fin., anal- 

Spell. Verifier (opt.). 

OTHER FEATURES 

iAppl Soft avail. 

Complete line of CPT 

ysis, M/sort, job cost, 

"And JC, JB, modeling & 


"Without printer; user 

Appl Soft avail. 

financial planning & 

proj. sched., job budget, 


is able to multiplex 

"Without printer user is 

modeling, proj. mgmt. & 

FIN., Analysis, M/sort, 


up to 4 consoles. 

able to multiplex up to 

professional billing 

job cost. Fin. planning 



4 consoles. 

system. 

& modeling, proj. mgmt. 



OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 





WP11-040-512 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

Digital Equipme-* 
Corporation 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

8530 

8535 

Phoenix 

DECmate II 

Configuration 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 
console, printer 

Keyboard/CRT/diskette 
console, printer 

Keyboard, display, 
microframe w/2 drives 

Keyboard/CRT/disks- 

Microprocessor Type 

8080 

8080 

8085 & 8086 

LSI 6120 

Memory Size 

224KB 

224KB 

512K characters 

96KB 

Storage Media 

8' singie diskette 

8" dual diskette 

Diskette; SS/SD, DS/DD 

Double-density dual ; 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

315KB/diskette 

315KB/diskette 

312KB; 1.2MB per disk 

400K chars./diskette 

Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

High resolution CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Wht/ambr/grn on bk 

Display Buffer Memory 

12K characters 

12K characters 

12K characters 

2K characters 

Format & Capacity 

54 lines by 80 chars.' 

54 lines by 80 chars.' 

58 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

4320 characters 

4320 characters 

Scrolls to 240 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

Left and right 

Left and right 

L, R & Page U, D 

L, R, along fixed line 

Vertical Scrolling 

Page 

Page 

To screen limit (12Kchs) 

By line, controlled 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented 

Segmented 

To 240 characters 

Standard 2 

Display Highlighting 

Not available 

Not available 

Bold 

Bold, blinking, underln 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Standard 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

Single, double, triple 

Single, double, triple 

Standard (1, 2 & 3) 

Standard 

Line Justify Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Not available 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Code only 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Daisywheel; 45-cps 2 

Daisywheel, 45-cps 2 

Daisywheel, 45-cps' 

Daisywheel, 32-cps 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 characters 

256 characters 

— 

256 characters 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10,12,15, proportional 

10,12,15, proportional 

10,12,15, proportional 

Variable 

Writing Line Width 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

14" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Optional 3 

Optional 3 

Matrix 1 only 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/document 

W/document 

W/doc. or on control pg. 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog * 

Limited 

Limited 

Standard 

Displays all oper. opts 

Menus and Prompts 

Limited 

Limited 

Not available 

Standard (w/menu byp 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

With list processing 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

With print screen 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

8-document list 

No. of Pages/Documents 

7 

7 

7 

Variable 

Prioritizing 

Not available 

Not available 

First in; first out 

— 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Document title 

Document title 

Op. assnd; to 240 chars. 

Standard 

System Security 

W/WordPak II, SRS 40/45 

W/WordPak II, SRS 40/4S 

— 

Optional 

Operator log-on password 

Via ODS 

Via ODS 

•- 

Optional 

Document access password 

Via SRS 40/45 

Via SRS 40/45 

— 

Optional 

No. of priority levels 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Keylock 

With WordPak II 

With WordPak II 

— 

— 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

-- 

— 

— 

— 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Stored algorithm 
(standard) 

Stored algorithm 
(standard) 

Auto, on algorithm 
w/optional word wrap 
or manual 

Manual w/Hot Zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Word 

Word 

Standard (word) 

Word/continuous 

Auto Centering 

On page (standard) 

On page (standard) 

Standard on page 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'Scrolls to 240 chars. 

'Scrolls to 240 chars. 

'Matrix 1 to 160 cps; 

'Or 14 rows x 132 cht 

OTHER FEATURES 

2 Rotary 6 (wide carriage) 
Rotary 7 (dual print 
lead) 

3 Matrix 1 (100-cps & 
160-cps) Page Printer 1. 

2 Rotary 6 (wide carriage) 
Rotary 7 (dual print 
lead) Matrix 1 (100 cps & 
160 cps) Page Printer 1 
(12 pages per min.). 
3 Matrix 1. 

Page Printer 1 to 12 
pages per min. 

2 132 before horizontal 
scroll. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 1 




Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-513 
Word Processing Systems 





Digital Equipment 

COMPANY 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

CPT Corporation 

Corporation 

8530 

8535 

Phoenix 

DECmate II 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Output 

Output 

Standard (on output) 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (left & right) 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Para, assembly stored 

Para, assembly stored 

Standard 

Recorded text merged 

Document Assembly/Merge 

w/keyboarded text 

w/keyboarded text 


lists, boilerplate or 
keyboarded text 

Search Capability 

By doc. or page, file 

By doc. or page, file 

By doc. title, pg, line. 

C, W, L, phrase, page 

name or number, text key 

name or number, text key 

paragraph, word, char. 



segments, char, string 

segments, char, string 




C, W, L, P, page, U & D 

C, W, L. P, page, U & D 

W, L, P, page, range of 
pages or disk 

C, W, L, para, page, doc. 

Delete Capability 

Global Search & Replace 

Character or string, 

Character or string. 

25-char, strings, unli- 

50-char., 1 string 

automatic, foreground, 

automatic, foreground, 

mited in background. 

automatic, foreground 

' 

background multiple 

background multiple 

Automatic or semi- 



string option 

string option 

automatic 


Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

User-defined func. keys 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Screen (std.); disk 

Screen (std.); disk 

Standard 

With list processing. 

Auto File Sort 

option 

option 


12 levels 

Auto File Select 

114 fields, background 

114 fields, background 

Standard, background & 

With list processing. 


foreground. Approx. 80 
fields 

20 levels, foreground 



Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard' 

Standard' 

Optional 

Standard 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Hardware standard 

1 standard port 

Availability 

TTY, 110-1200 bps; 

TTY, 110-1200 bps; 

TTY/3270/2770/3780/ 

Async., bit-, byte- 

Protocols & Speed 

2780, 2770/3780, 3270, 

2780, 2770/3780, 3270, 

2780 

synch. 50-9600 bps 


1200-2400 bps 

1200-2400 bps 




Full-function 

Full-function 

MathPak/Shortcut option¬ 
al; full-function with 

Editor or list pro¬ 
cessing, 4 functions 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 



decision making capabl. 


Up to 36 stored 

Up to 36 stored 

Standard (enhanced with 

UDK. standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

or 1024 keystrokes 

or 1024 keystrokes 

Shortcut) 


EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Not available 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M, 2.2 

CP/M, 2.2 

CP/M and others 

CP/M option, COS 310 

Micro operating systems 

Basic, Fortran, Cobol 

Basic, Fortran, Cobol 

Various 

Dibol 

Compilers 

Basic 80 

Basic 80 

Various 

MBasic, RMCobol 

Interpreters 

Gen. acct.. G/L, A/R, 

Gen. acct., G/L, A/R, 

Gen. acct., G/L, A/R, 

AR/AP, gen. led., PR in- 

Applications Software 

A/P, Payroll, INV 2 

A/P, Payroll, INV 2 

A/P, Payroll, INV, JC’ 

vent.,invoicing,Multiplan 


Printers, sheet & enve- 

Printers, sheet & enve- 

Printers, sheet & enve- 

OCR, line printers. 

PERIPHERALS 

lope feeders, mass 

lope feeders, mass 

lope feeders, mass 

photocomposition 


storage, Compupak for 

storage, Compupak for 

storage, Compupak for 



dp/wp interface, extended 

dp/wp interface, extended 

dp/wp interface, extend- 



storage units 

storage units 

ed storage units, six 
per planer 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

February 1984 

February 1984 

December 1983 

September 1982 

First Delivery Date 


USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$9,190 

$9,990 

Depends on config- 

$3,245 

Purchase 



uration 

$6,045 w/LQP 


Through dealer 

Through dealer 

Available 

Not available at present 

Rental 

Through dealer 

Through dealer 

Available 

— 

Lease 

Through dealer 

Through dealer 

Available 

$78 w/LQP 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

Warranty & Support 

'Spell, check, (std.) CPT 

'Spell, check, (std.) CPT 

Support and prices may 

Computer based instruc- 

REMARKS & 

Spell. Verifier (opt.) 

Spell. Verifier (opt.). 

vary with dealers/dis- 

tlon. Customer install- 

OTHER FEATURES 

2 And JC, JB, modeling & 

2 And JC, JB, modeling & 

tributors. 

able. 


proj. sched., job budget. 

proj. sched., job budget, 

'JB, modeling and pro|. 



FIN., Analysis, M/sort, 

FIN., Analysis. M/sort, 

sched., job budget, FIN, 



job cost. Fin, planning 

job cost. Fin. planning 

Analysis, M/sort, job 



& modeling, pro|. mgmt. 

& modeling, proj. mgmt. 

cost, Fin. planning. 




OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 





WP11-040-514 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Exxon Office 
Systems 

Interactive Computer 
Services, Inc. 

Interactive Computer 
Services, Inc. 

International 
Business Machin 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

500 Series 

Models 510, 520, and 53C 

System 800 1 

System 900' 

Displaywriter Systerr 

Configuration 

CPU, CRT, keyboard, 
printer,diskette drive(s) 

Keyboard/CRT, diskette 
console, printer 

Keyboard/CRT, diskette 
console, printer 

CRT, keyboard, elec 
ironies module, disk 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80 

— 

— 

Intel 8086 

Memory Size 

64KB to 192KB 

64KB, 128KB, 192KB 

64KB, 128KB, 192KB 

128KB to 448KB 

Storage Media 

514" diskette/disk 

Dual diskette; fixed 
disk 

Dual diskette; fixed 
disk 

8" SSSD/8" DSDD 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

600KB diskette; up to 
15MB hard disk 

960KB/diskette 
expandable to 48MB 

960KB/diskette 
expandable to 48MB 

284KB/985KB 

Screen Size & Type 

12” diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

White on black 

— 

— 

Green on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

Virtual 

2K characters 

2K characters 

— 

Format & Capacity 

20 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

25 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

1600 characters 

— 

— 

— 

Character Generation 

9x11 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H, 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Line/page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Standard to 256 chars. 

Not available 

Not available 

Segmented 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Blinking/reverse vide 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Character Pitch Display 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

Stand, via fmt mrkrs 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Impact 35- & 50-cps' 

Diablo daisy 45-cps 2 

Diablo daisy 45-cps 2 

IBM Selec. or daisy 2 

Printer Buffer Memory 

— 

— 

-- 

-- 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

To 16.7 

To 16.7 

10, 12, 15 psm 

Writing Line Width 

13", 19" 

13" 

13" 

12.5" 2 ; 13.2" 3 

Carriage Paper Width 

14", 15", 19.2" 

15" 

15" 

15" 2 ; 15.4" 3 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 3 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Multi-user option 

Multiuser option 

Standard 

Stored Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

2 menus; menu bypass 

Standard 

Standard 

Menu, bypass 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Five documents 

Optional 

Optional 

Limited to media 

Prioritizing 

Operator control 

— 

— 

Not available 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

-- 

— 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

— 

— 

Standard/Not available 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Operator log-on password 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Document access password 

None 

-- 

— 

Not available 

No. of priority levels 

None 

--- 

— 

Not available 

Keylock 

None 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Diskette, write protect 



“ 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Std comma, colon, per 

Hyphenation 

Auto, scan w/hot zone, 
operator decision 

Manual; discretionary 
hyphens 

Manual; discretionary 
hyphens 

Prompted with adjustac 
Hot Zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'Ink jet, 60- & 90-cps; 

'Marketed in the USA 

'Mfgr. by MCM. 

'Opt. 66 lines x 100 

OTHER FEATURES 

wide printer, 40-cps. 

exclusively by Inter. 

Comp. Sys., mfgr. by MCM 
Additional printers 
avail. 

2 180-cps dot matrix 
printer, 200-cps 
multi-font dot matrix 
printer & 300-lpm bi¬ 
directional line 
printers also avail. 

chars. 2 Selectric, 15.5- 
cps; daisy, 40- or 60-c 
w or w/o env. feeder. 
3 IBM printwheel printer 
10, 12, proportional. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 1! 



Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-515 
Word Processing Systems 


Exxon Office 

Interactive Computer 

Interactive Computer 

International 


Systems 

Services, Inc. 

Services, Inc. 

Business Machines 

COMPANY 

500 Series 

Models 510, 520, and 53C 

System 800 

System 900 

Displaywriter System 

MODEL 




TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Automatic merge to 

Stored text assembled St 

Stored text assembled 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

document and/or printer 

merged w/keyboarded text 

& merged w/keyboarded 
text 

By document & page no., 



By cursor and char. 

By document St page no.. 

Standard; 60-char.; 

Search Capability 

string, page no., format 

8t file name; Also by 

& file name. Also by 

char, string or page 


marker, next/prev. page. 

character string 

character string 



beg./end document 
Character, line, block, 

C, W, L, S, P, or 

C, W, L, S, P, or 

Text key segments. 

Delete Capability 

document 

specified block 

spepified block 

block, pg. 


40 char, single or global , 

Standard—with auto re- 

Standard—with auto re- 

60-char; 3 simultaneous 

Global Search & Replace 

place or verify 

place or verify 

strings; auto & selec¬ 
tive; foreground 



Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Not available 

— 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard; oper. adjust. 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard; model 520, 530 

Standard 

Standard 

Disk. 5 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Standard; model 520, 530 

Standard 

Standard 

Disk, virtually 
unlimited 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Store, recall, edit 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

50,000 words & 4500 
char, suppl. 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Async TTY, RS-232, 2780 

ASCII, 2780, 3780, 

ASCII, 2780, 3780, 3270 

TTY, 110 to 1200 bps; BSC 

Protocols & Speed 

3780, 3270’ 

3270 


2770, 2780/3780; 3270 
SNA, 600 to 2400 bps 


Standard model 520, 530 

Full computer capability 

Full computer capability 

4-function, column, row, 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

4-func. math, col/row 

and database mgmt. 

and database 

verification 


verification 

mgmt. 



Standard 

— 

— 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

CP/M 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M 

Star 8t CP/M 

Star & CP/M 

Not available 

Micro operating systems 

CP/M 

Basic 

Basic 

Not available 

Compilers 

CP/M 

— 

— 

Not available 

Interpreters 

CP/M, Legal 

Full accounting, inven- 

Full accounting, inven- 

Not available 

Applications Software 


tory, financial modeling' 

tory, financial modeling' 


Communications, forms 

300 Ipm bidirectional 

Line printer, punch card 

IBM mag card reader/ 

PERIPHERALS 

tractor, dual sheet 

line printer, punch card 

reader, RS-232 devices 2 

recorder. Optional soft- 


feeder, printer sharing, 

reader, RS-232 devices. 


ware includes Electronic 


ink jet printer, hard 

mark sense reader, 180- 


Document Dist. (accesses 


disk, sheet/envelope 

cps and 200-cps multi- 


DIS0SS/370 ver. 3), 


feeder, CP/M 

font dot matrix printers 2 


3277 Device Emulation/ 
Document Transfer 1 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

October 1981 

November 1976 

January 1979 

January 1981 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$6,295/510; $8,450/ 

520; $11,390/530* 

$5,000 and up 

$8,000 and up 

$4,990 and up 

Purchase 

$404/510; $545/520; 
$881/530 

Available 

Available 

$308 and up 

Rental 

Available upon request 

From $ 120/mo. (5-yr.) 

From $200/mo. (5-yr.) 

$328 and up 

Lease 

Yr—$954/510; $1,170/ 
520; $1,612/530 

Approx. 1% per mo. 

Approx. 1% per mo. 

— 

Maintenance 

— 

90 dys pts 8i Ir; 1 dy trn 

90 dys pts & Ir; 1 dy trn 

90 days 

Warranty & Support 

'Using 3rd party protocol 

'Mailing list/list 

'Mailing list/list 

'3277 DE/DT supports 

REMARKS & 

converter supports 3270 

maint., cost acct. & 

maim., cost acct. & 

Displaywriter doc. 

OTHER FEATURES 

emulation SDLC and 

others. 

others. 

interchange w/IBM 


bisync. 

2 Also mark sense reader. 

2 Also mark sense reader. 

host computer. 


^Depends on configura- 



2 800 # for central prob- 


tion. 



lem determination by 
system support center. 



OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION. DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


WP11-040-516 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Lanier Business 
Products, Inc. 

Lanier Business 
Products, Inc. 

Lexocorp 

Lexocorp 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

EZ-1 

EZ-2 

Lexoriter Series III, 

Model 1 

Lexoriter Series III, 
Model 2 

Configuration 

Modular 

Modular twin station 

CRT/CPU/diskette drv./ 
text editing keypad 

CRT/CPU/diskette d r 
text editing keypad 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80A 

Z80A 

Z80A keypad 

Z80A keypad 

Memory Size 

96KB to 256KB 

256KB 

64KB 

64KB 

Storage Media 

5 1/4" diskette; hard 
disk 

5Vi" diskette; hard disk 

Single diskefte 

Dual diskette 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

650KB to 10MB 

650KB to 10MB 

160KB standard, 320KB 
maximum opt./disk 

160KB standard, 323 
maximum opt./disk 

Screen Size & Type 

12" CRT 

12" CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on charcoal 

Green on charcoal 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Display Buffer Memory 

12,240 chars, temp mode 

12,240 chars, temp mode 

33K characters 

33K characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

8 x 10 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

13 positions 

13 positions 

L, R, U, D, H, beg./end’ 

L, R, U, D, H, beg./e- 

Vertical Scrolling 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Virtual, 9 spd, forwd/rev 

Virtual, 9 spd, forwc 

Horizontal Scrolling 

144 chars./254 (CPM) 

144 chars./254 (CP/M) 

To 8000 characters 2 

To 8000 characters 2 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

Format display 

Format display 

Code 

Code 

Character Spacing Display 

Format display 

Format display 

Code 

Code 

Line Spacing Display 

Format display 

Format display 

Code 

Code 

Line Justify Display 

Format display 

Format display 

Code 

Code 

Underscore Display 

Single & double 

Single & double 

Code 

Code 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Code display 

Code display 

Code 

Code 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Code 

Code 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Impact 27- to 45-cps' 

Impact 27- to 45-cps' 

Elect, typwrtr 17/20-cps 

Elect, typwrtr 17/20-: 

Printer Buffer Memory 

Key-to-disk to print 

Key-to-disk to print 

— 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, 20 

10, 12, 15, 20 

10, 12, 15 

10, 12, 15 

Writing Line Width 

Impact 14"; matrix 132 

Impact 14"; matrix 132 

13" 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

Impact 16.5";matrix 132 

Impact 16.5";matrix 132 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

_ 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Stored Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard . 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Function/command 

Function / command 

Extensive 

Extensive 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

_ 

Control Character Printout 

None 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Elec. Mail option 

Elec. Mail option 

Optional 

Optional 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Index report 

Index report 

Optional 

Optional 

Prioritizing 

Elec. Mail option 

Elec, Mail option 

Not available 

Not available 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Title, description 

Title, description 

Stored w/document 

Stored w/document 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Operator log-on password 

None 

None 

— 

_ 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

_ 

No. of priority levels 

One 

One 

— 

_ 

Keylock 

None 

None 

— 

__ 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

— 

— 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Standard (scan) 

Standard (scan) 

Manual w/hot zone 

Manual w/hot zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard & double 

Standard and double 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

Page/column 

Page/column 

REMARKS & 

'Dot matrix 80- to 150- 

'Dot matrix 80- to 150- 

'Document, beg./end line. 

'Document, beg./end 

OTHER FEATURES 

cps. 

cps. 

2 Wide doc. utility (495). 

2 Wide doc. utility (495 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 1! 




Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-517 
Word Processing Systems 


Lanier Business 

Lanier Business 




Products. Inc. 

Products, Inc. 

Lexocorp 

Lexocorp 

COMPANY 

EZ-1 

EZ-2 

Lexoriter Series III, 

Lexoriter Series III, 

MODEL 



Model 1 

Model 2 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

1 to 5 

1 to 5 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

On output 

On output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Headers 

Headers 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Standard; single, 

Standard; single, 

Standard; 64-character 

Standard; 64-character 

Search Capability 

multiple 

multiple 

string 

string 


Standard 

Standard 

Char., word, line, end 

Char., word, line, end 

Delete Capability 



of line, block 

of line, block 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard; 64-character 

Standard; 64-character 

Global Search & Replace 



replace or multi-replace 

replace or multi-replace 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard to 33,000 chars. 

Standard to 33,000 chars. 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Manual 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Manual 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

DataManager 

DataManager 

Optional 

Optional 

Auto File Sort 

DataManager 

DataManager 

Optional 

Optional 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

_ 

_ 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

EZ-Spell (88,000 wds) 
3000 user dictionary 

EZ-Spell (88,000 wds); 
3000 custom words 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 




COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

TTY-ASCII, 2400 bps; 

TTY-ASCII, 2400 bps; 

Asynch.. ASCII, TTY 

Asynch., ASCII, TTY 

Protocols & Speed 

3780, 9600 bps; 3270/ 

3780, 9600 bps; 3270/ 

150 to 2400 bps 

150 to 2400 bps 

SNA, 9600 bps' 

SNA, 9600 bps' 




4-function & percent; 

4-function & percent; 

Multi-functional 

Multi-functional 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

ten-key pad 

ten-key pad 

horizontal/vertical 1 

horizontal/vertical 1 


EZ-Task 

EZ-Task 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

DataMgr, LBB; CP/M-COS 

DataMgr, LBB; CP/M-COS 

Optional (395) 

Optional (395) 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M 

CP/M 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

MPL, C-compiler 

MPL, C-compiler 

Basic, Fortr, Cob, Pasc. 

Basic, Fortr, Cob, Pasc. 

Compilers 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Interpreters 

CP/M, Legal, Medical, 

CP/M, Legal, Medical, 

CP/M compatible 

CP/M compatible 

Applications Software 

Insurance, Bus. Basic 

Insurance, Bus. Basic 


Diablo 630, Qume, Auto 

Diablo 630, Qume, Auto 

High speed printer 

High speed printer 

PERIPHERALS 

Feed feeders, inter- 

Feed feeders, interface 

interface 

interface 


face to intelligent 
printers 

to intelligent printers. 



BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

September 1981 

June 1983 

November 1982 

November 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$2,400 and up 

$7,795 and up 

$1,995 w/WP software, 

$2,495 w/WP software. 

Purchase 



letter merge, phr. file 

letter merge, phr. file 


Available 

Available 

Optional w/dealer 

Optional w/dealer 

Rental 

Available 

Available 

Optional w/dealer 

Optional w/dealer 

Lease 

Available 

Available 

Optional w/dealer 

Optional w/dealer 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

Warranty & Support 

Can become a network 

Can become a network 

Optional green screen 

Optional green screen 

REMARKS & 

station connected to 

station(s) connected 

and function keypad; 

and function keypad; 

OTHER FEATURES 

the system 5000. 

to the System 5000. 

decimal tab; 800 dealer 

decimal tab; 800 dealer 


'3270/Bisync, 9600 bps. 

'3270/Bisync, 9600 bps; 

support hotline. 

support hotline. 


VT-52, VT-100, DISOSS 

VT-52, VT-100, DISOSS 

'W/wide document utility. 

’W/wide document utility. 


(TBA) 

(TBA) 




OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 




WP11-040-518 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Megadata Corporation 

Megadata Corporation 

Megadata Corporation 

NBI Incorporate 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

2001 

700 RTE/DD 

Series 8000 

OASys 4000S 

Configuration 

Keyboard/CRT, diskette 
console, printer 

Keyboard/CRT, dual 
drive disk., printer 

Keyboard/CRT, disk con¬ 
sole, Itr. quality ptr. 

Console/CRT/keybo- 
disk drive, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

12-Bit 

12-Bit 

MC68000; 16-bit 

Motorola 68000 

Memory Size 

64KB 

64KB 

64KB to 256KB ' 

64KB 

Storage Media 

Dual diskette 

Dual mini diskettes 

Dual diskette 

8" diskettes 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

245KB/diskette 

700KB/diskette 

1MB 

100 pgs. SS/SD; 20C 
SS/DD; 400 pgs. DS 

Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

14" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Wht/gry grn/blk am; 

Display Buffer Memory 

6K characters 

6K characters 

-- 

— 

Format & Capacity 

20 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

25 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

1600 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

2000 characters 

Character Generation 

8x12 dot matrix 

8x12 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

9x16 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L. R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

U, D, L, R, H 

L,R,U,D,N or P pg,to 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Line/page/virtual 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

To 238 characters 

Display Highlighting 

Strike-through 

Strike-through 

Standard 

Reverse video 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Code 

Dis. true line endings 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Code 

Dis. true line endings 

Line Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Code 

Displays line count 

Line Justify Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Code 

Displays line end 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes only 

Code only 

Codes only 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

NEC thimble 55-cps 

NEC thimble, 55-cps 

NEC thimble, 55-cps 

35-cps proportional 

Printer Buffer Memory 

— 

— 

-- 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12. 15 

10, 12, 15 

10, 12, 15 

10, 12, 15, proportio 

Writing Line Width 

13" 

13" 

13" 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

13" 

15' 

13" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/document 

W/document 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menu bypass 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Opt., auto or manual 

Forms Input 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Not available 

Control Character Printout 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Unlimited # pg./l do: 

No. of Pages/Documents 

8 doc. std. 

8 doc. std. 

8 doc. std. 

Standard 

Prioritizing 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard via directors 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Doc. title/full history 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard up to 8 cha- 

Operator log-on password 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Document access password 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

3 levels 

No. of priority levels 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Not available 

Keylock 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Not available 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Customer specified 

Customer specified 

Optional 


Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual w/hot zone 

Manual w/hot zone 

Hot zone 

System scan w/adjus: 
hot zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard continuous 

Auto Centering 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

Page 

On page 

Standard by page 
Multibus®-compatible 
system, remote keyboard, 
monitor, and controller. 

Std. on pg./within cot 
Auto outline and para 
numbering. Opt. 55-, : 
40-cps prtrs,, wide an 
twin track prtrs. Multi, 
wkst. prtr. intf. avail. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER ' 



Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP1 • -jdC-i'S 

Word Processrc 


Megadata Corporation 

Megadata Corporation 

Megadata Corporation 

NBI Incorporated 

COMPANY 

2001 

700 RTE/DD 

Series 8000 

OASys 4000S 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

During output 

During output 

Standard 

Std./input & output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Headers only, left 

Headers only, left 

Standard 

Std.; alter, left/right 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Doc. assembly/merge, 
para assembly stored 
w/keyboarded text 

Document Assembly/Merge 

80-character string 

80-character string 

Standard; 80-char. 

Segments; char, string 
up to 77 chars.; page 
no.; doc title 

Search Capability 

C, W, S, P, block 

C, W, S, P, block 

C, W, S, P, block, col. 

Char., word, line, block, 
document, column 

Delete Capability 

Standard; automatic 80- 

Standard; automatic 80- 

Standard; 160-char. 

77 chars, per string; 

Global Search & Replace 

char, searoh replace 

char, search replace 


1 string at time w/sepa- 


argument (1 line) 

argument (1 line) 


rate passes; auto.; 
selective; foreground 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Widow only 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Not available 

Not available 

Optional 

Opt. on disk, 32 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Not available 

Not available 

Optional 

Opt. 70 levels, 6 
criteria foreground 

Auto File Select 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Async., bisync., sync. 

Async., bisynch., sync. 

Programmable 

Async—TTY.2741,NBI/ 

Protocols & Speed 

to 38.4 KB to 83 B1> 

to 38.4 KB to 83 B1’ 


NBI.bisyn—2780, 3780 
NBI/NBI, 110-9600 bps’ 


With optional forms 

With optional forms 


Opt. col. & row veri¬ 
fication, full-function 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Optional 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Multiprogramming 

— 

— 

Unix 

CP/M SB-80 

Micro operating systems 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Compilers 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Interpreters 

Forms program 

Forms program 

Pkgs. for Unix 

Opt. packages for stat/ 
math 2 

Applications Software 

TLX punch, hard disk, 

TLX punch, hard disk, 

Mag card reader, line 

Sheetfeeder, forms 

PERIPHERALS 

line printer, floppy 

line printer, floppy 

printer, mag tape badge 

tractor, 6 printer 


disk 

disk 

reader, paper tape/punch, 
light pen, serial 

options 




printers 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

January 1979 

February 1980 

May 1981 

April 1983 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

$12,500 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$10,100 

$13,100’ 

$5,995 3 

Purchase 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Not applicable 

Rental 

3rd party 

3rd party 

3rd party 

$200 

Lease 

$120/mo. 

$90/mo. 

$ 130/mo. 

$60 

Maintenance 

90 days; Mega. & 3rd pty 

90 days; Mega. & 3rd pty 

90 days 

90 days/MSR support 

Warranty & Support 

’8A1, IBM 3780, 3275, 

'8A1, IBM 3780, 3275, 

’Includes LQ printer, 55- 

’Bisynch. 3270 commu- 

REMARKS & 

3271/77, 2260, 2740, 

3271/77, 2260, 2740, 

cps, & dual disk drive. 

nications also available. 

OTHER FEATURES 

VI00 and 200, TTY, 

VI00 and 200, TTY, 


Equations, records/forms 


H2000, 83B2/3, 81D1, 

H2000, 83B2/3, 81D1, 


proc.; stored keystrokes; 


Honeywell, VIP 7700, 

Honeywell, VIP 7700, 


adv. stored keystrokes. 


Burroughs TC 500, others 

Burroughs TC 500, others 


3 System includes 1 SS/SD 


to customer specs. 

to customer specs. 


diskette drive. 



OCTOBER 1984 


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WP11-040-520 

Word Processing Systems 

Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporatio 

MODEL 

WS-140 

WS-150 

WS-210 

First Step 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





Configuration 

CRT, keyboard, mini¬ 
diskette 1 

CRT, keyboard, mini¬ 
diskette’ 

CRT, keyboard, diskette, 
Winchester printer 

CRT, keyboard, dual 
diskettes, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

Intel 8086 

Intel 8086 

Intel. 8086 

Intel 8085 

Memory Size 

256KB'to 512KB 

256KB to 512KB 

256KB to 1024KB 

64KB 

Storage Media 

Single 5 'A" mini-diskette 
and Winchester disk 

Single 5 Vt" mini-diskette 
and Winchester disk 

8* diskette and Winches¬ 
ter disk 

Duai 514" disk,, douo 
sided, double-densit. 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

630KB/disk and 5MB 
Winchester 

630KB/disk and 16MB 
Winchester 

630KB/disk and 10-12MB 
Winchester 

570KB, each diskette 

Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

Dynamic, 8K chars min 

Dynamic, 8K chars min 

Dynamic, 8K chars min 

— 

Format & Capacity 

28 lines by 80 chars. 

28 lines by 80 chars. 

28 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

2240 characters 

2240 characters 

2240 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

9x11 pixels 

9x11 pixels 

10 x 15 pixels 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, beg./end doc 2 

L, R, U, D, beg./end doc 3 

L, R, U, D, beg./end doc’ 

L.R.U.D, last/first line 

Vertical Scrolling 

Line/page/virtual 

Line/page/virtual 

Line/page/virtual 

Smooth line/page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented to 256 chars. 

Segmented to 256 chars. 

Segmented to 256 chars. 

Segmented to 150 eft 

Display Highlighting 

Half intensity, rev. vid. 

Half intensity, rev. vid. 

Half intensity, rev. vid. 

Reverse video 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Character Pitch Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Line Spacing Display 

1, 114, 2, 3 

1, 1 Vi, 2, 3 

1, 114, 2. 3 

— 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Reverse video 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Half intensity 

Half intensity 

Half intensity 

-- 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Statistical only 

Statistical only 

Statistical only 

-- 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard/help funct. 3 

Standard/help funct. 3 

Standard/help funct. 2 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Thimble, 20/33/55-cps 

Thimble, 20/33/55-cps 

Thimble, 20/33/55-cps 

Dot matrix 120-cps’ 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 to 2K characters 

256 to 2K characters 

256 to 2K characters 

256 to 2K characters 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15 

Writing Line Width 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.6" 

Carriage Paper Width 

16" 

16" 

16" 

16" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Interword 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Stored Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

- - 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No, of Pages/Documents 

Limited to media 

Limited to media 

Limited to media 

7 docs., 20 pgs. each 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Four 

Four 

Four 

— 

Keylock 

— 

-- 

— 

— 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Scan w/operator decision 
(opt. auto via algorithm) 

Scan w/operator decision 
(opt. auto via algorithm) 

Scan w/operator decision 
(opt. auto via algorithm) 

Standard 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

Between margins, tabs 

Between margins, tabs 

Between margins, tabs 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

Up to 6 docs, displayed 
concurrently in windows, 
ind. scrolling in each 
’Winchester. 

2 Beg. pg, next/prev pg. 
3 Displays additional. 

■ 

Up to 6 docs, displayed 
concurrently in windows, 
ind. scrolling in each. 
’Winchester. 

2 Beg. pg, next/prev pg. 
3 Displays additional. 

Up to 6 docs, displayed 
concurrently in windows, 
ind. scrolling in each. 

’Beg. pg, next/prev pg. 
2 Displays additional. 

’Thimble, 20/35/55-cps 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN. NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 195 




WP11-040-521 
Word Processing Systems 

Standalone Word Processing Systems 


NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

COMPANY 

WS-140 

WS-150 

WS-210 

First Step 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard • 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard; multiple 
paragraphs, auto/letters 
also available 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Global—go-to-page, 

Global; go-to-page, 

Global; go-to-page. 

Character string 

Search Capability 

find string 

find string 

find string 



BS, C, W. L, P, S, 

BS, C, W, L, P, S, 

BS, C, W, L, P, S, 

C, W, L, P, page 

Delete Capability 

block, page 

block, page 

block, page. 



Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual, auto occurrence 
counter 

Global Search & Replace 

Std. within & bet. docs 1 

Std.; within & bet. docs' 

Std.; within & bet. docs’ 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Statistics only 

Statistics only 

Statistics only 

Statistics only 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Optional; 10-lvl, alpha- 

Optional; 10 Ivl, alpha- 

Optional; 10 Ivl, alpha- 

Optional 

Auto File Sort 

numeric, ascending/desc. 

numeric, ascending/desc. 

numeric, ascending/desc. 



Optional; 9 criteria, 

Optional; 9 criteria, 

Optional; 9 criteria, 

Optional 

Auto File Select 

range chk, conditional. 

range chk, conditional. 

range chk, conditional, 



complex select 

complex select 

complex select 



Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

TTY, 300-1200, BSC 

TTY, 300-1200, BSC 

TTY, 300-1200, BSC 

Asynch. 

Protocols & Speed 

2780/3780, 2400-9600, 

2780/3780, 2400-9600, 

2780/3780, 2400-9600, 

3270, 2400-9600 bps 

3270, 2400-9600 bps 

3270, 2400-9600 bps 



Row/column modeling 

Row/column modeling 

Row/column modeling 

Optional—row & column 
modeling 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 


• 



EDP CAPABILITY 

TBA 

TBA 

TBA 

— 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M-86 

CP/M. 86 

CP/M, 86 

CP/M, 2.2 

Micro operating systems 

Basic, Fortr, Cob, Pasc. 

Basic, Fortr, Cob, Pasc. 

Basic, Fortr, Cob, Pasc. 

— 

Compilers 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Interpreters 

Financial modeling/ 

Financial modeling/ 

Financial modeling/ 

Financial 

Applications Software 

multiplan 

multiplan 

multiplan 


Forms tractor, single/ 

Forms tractor, single/ 

Forms tractor, single/ 

Forms tractor, single/ 

PERIPHERALS 

dual-bin sheet feeders, 

dual-bin sheet feeders. 

dual-bin sheet feeders, 

dual-bins sheet feeders. 


draft printer, wide car- 

draft printer, wide car- 

draft printer, wide car- 

draft printer 


riage printer, modems. 

riage printer, modems. 

riage printer, modems, 



env. feeders, shared 

env. feeders, shared 

env. feeders, shared 



peripheral interface 

peripheral interface 

peripheral interface 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

August 1982 

January 1983 

April 1982 

November 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

$7,195 and up 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$10,995 and up 

$17,190 (inc. 10 MB) 

$3,795 

Purchase 

$266/mo. (12-mo.) 

$408/mo. (12 mo.) 

$716/mo. (12 mo.) 

$253 

Rental 

$225/mo. (36-mo.) 

$348/mo. (36 mo.) 

$579/mo. (36 mo.) 



Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Lease 

S990/yr. 

— 

$2,790/yr. 

$450/yr. 

Maintenance 

90 days, plus 800 no. 

90 days, plus 800 no. 

90 days, plus 800 no. 

90 days, plus 800 no. 

Warranty & Support 

'With concurrent display 

'With concurrent display 

'With concurrent display 

Self-paced training. 

REMARKS & 

of up to 6 doc files. 

of up to 6 doc. files. 

of up to 6 doc. files. 

OTHER FEATURES 


OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 





WP11-040-522 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Ontel Corporation 

Philips Information 
Systems, Inc. 

Philips Information 
Systems, Inc. 

Philips Informatr 
Systems, Inc. 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

OP-1 WORD/6 

2001/E 

2002 

Series 3000/Univers 
Workstation 

Configuration 

Key., CRT, printer, dskt. 

Key, CRT, printer, single 

CPU, 1-2 trmls, 1-2 

Keyboard, CPU, disk 


unit/mini disk./disk 

or dual diskette 

prtrs, 1-2 drives 

drive display 

Microprocessor Type 

8085 

Z80A 

Zilog Z80A 

Multiple Z80A 

Memory Size 

64KB 

128KB 

128KB 1 Winchester 

64KB to 128KB 

Storage Media 

Disk, diskette, mini¬ 
diskette 

Single or dual diskette 

disk/8' diskette 

5 'A" disk/single side 
dual den &/or rigid 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Up to 2.4MB/diskette; 
up to 96MB/disk 

300KB/diskette 

9-, 27- or 45MB disk/ 
300KB diskette 

300KB or 10MB 

Screen Size & Type 

14" non-glare CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

15” diagonal CRT 

Color 

Black on white 1 

Green on gray 

Green on gray 

Green on gray 

Display Buffer Memory 

7200 characters 

8K characters 

8K characters 

8K characters 

Format & Capacity 

25 lines by 80 chars. 

31 lines by 80 chars. 

31 lines by 80 chars. 

31 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

2240 characters 

2240 characters 

2240 characters 

Character Generation 

Dot matrix 

15x8 dot matrix 

8x15 dot matrix 

8x15 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

Standard 

L.R,U.D,H,E,C,W.S,P 

L,R,U,D,H,E,C,W,S,P 

L,R.U,D,H,E.C,W,S,P 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard 

Standard to 94 lines 

Standard to 94 lines 

Standard to 94 lines 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Standard 

Virtual to 250 chars. 

Virtual to 250 chars. 

Virtual to 250 chars 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Standard; halftone 

Standard; halftone 

Standard; halftone 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

None 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

None 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

None 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

Standard 

Not available 

None 

Not available 

Line Justify Display 

Not available 

Not available 

None 

Not available 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Diablo 630 

Qume S-lll, 45-cps 1 

Philips 40, 40-cps 

Daisy 15, 40, 55-cp 

Printer Buffer Memory 

Full page (90 lines) 

2K characters 

2K characters 

-- 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10,12,15, (prop./stand.) 

Variable, 3 to 40 

Variable, 3 to 40 

Variable, 3 to 40 

Writing Line Width 

13" 

13" or 26" 

13" or 26" 

13" or 26" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15' 

15" or 28" 

15" or 28" 

15" or 28" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard/background 

Standard/background 

Standard/background 

Stored Format 

Standard 

With document 

With document 

With document 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (changeable 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Display prompts and cues 

Display prompts and cues 

Prompts/cues/self he 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Prompts only 

Prompts only 

Prompts only 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Auto, to designated field 

Auto, to designated field 

Auto, to designated fit 

Control Character Printout 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Standard 

5 documents 

5 documents 

5 documents 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Manual 

None 

Not available 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Title/ref. no./page-end 

Title/ref. no./page no. 

Title/ref. no./page nc 

System Security 

Standard (hard disk only) 

Not available 

Standard (hard disk only) 

Standard w/hard disk 

Operator log-on password 

Hard disk only 

Not available 

Hard disk only 

— 

Document access password 

Hard disk only 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard w/hard disk 

No. of priority levels 

Four 

Not available 

Five 

One 

Keylock 

Optional 

Not available 

None 

— 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

-' 

--* 

— 

— 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Standard 

Manual; adjustable hot 
zone w/auto scan 

Standard; operator 
controlled 

Standard; operator 
controlled 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Page/col/graph/tables 

Page/col/graph/tables 

Page/col/graph/tables 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

Ability to convert 

ASCII files to word 
docs, and reverse. 

’Green or amber optional. 

'Diablo 40-cps also 
avail. Qume TwinTrack 
and WideTrack Shared 
printer config. optional; 

3 to 4 cpi. Rectilinear 
graphics standard. 

’2005—256KB 

Rectilinear graphics 
standard. Printer sharii 
by four systems optio 
’Dot 120-cps. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 





Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11 -040-523 
Word Processing Systems 



Philips Information 

Philips Information 

Philips Information 


Ontel Corporation 

Systems, Inc. 

Systems, Inc. 

Systems. Inc. 

COMPANY 

OP-1 WORD/6 

Philips 2001/E 

2002 

Series 3000/Universal 
Workstation 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

During input/output 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Alter, left/right 

Standard 

Alter, left/right 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

W/in document 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Multiple paragraphs 

Para, assembly/stored & 

Para, assembly/stored & 

Para, assembly/stored & 

Document Assembly/Merge 

assembled with variable 

ext.; assembled and 

ext.; assembled and 

ext.; assembled and 


text 

merged w/keybd text 

merged w/keybd text 

merged w/text 

Search Capability 

Character string 

By page, name, character 

By page, name, character 

By page, name, character 


string, cursor position 

string, cursor position 

string, cursor position 


C, W, L, S, para, page 

C, W, L. P, S, or 

C, W, L, P, S, or 

C, W, L, P, S, specified 

Delete Capability 

specified block 

specified block 

blocks 


Manual, or auto, replace 

80 char, string; 94 

80 char, string; 94 

80 char, string; 94 

Global Search & Replace 

of all occurrences of 

strings or to 1,000 

strings or to 1,000 

strings; simultaneous 


character string 

char.; simultaneous 

char.; simultaneous 

selective; foreground 


selective; foreground 

selective; foreground 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Screen; ascd or dscd 

Screen or disk backgrnd, 

Screen or disk backgrnd, 

Screen or disk backgrnd. 

Auto File Sort 


9 levels; ascd or dscd 

9 levels; ascd or dscd 

9 Ivls, ascd/desc, opt. 


Standard 

25 levels, background 

25 levels, background 

25 levels, background, 
optional 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Not available 

Optional 

Not available 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard 

Async and bsync (bkgrnd) 

Async and bsync 

Optional 

Availability 

ASCII, async, sync. 

TTY (50 to 9600 bps); 

TTY (50 to 9600 bps); 

TTY, VT52/VT100, 

Protocols & Speed 

2780 38.4K to 50K bps 

VT52 (300 to 9600 bps), 

VT52 (300 to 9600 bps). 

2780, 3780, 3270EM; 



2741 (134.5 to 300 bps)’ 

2741 (134.5 to 300 bps) 

ASCII 


4-function w/memory 

Col. verification, five 

Col. verification, five 

Col. verification, five- 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

function, up to 63 steps 

function plus full- 

function plus full- 

function 


recall 

function 

function 



Using command file 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

. 




EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

MDOS/HDOS 

CP/M 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

BAS., FOR., CP/M, OP/L 

Not available 

Not available 

None 

Compilers 

— 

Basic Microsoft™ 

Basic Microsoft™ 

None 

Interpreters 

Standard 

Records process., sort 

Records process., sort 

Rec process/srt/math/ 

Applications Software 

8-or 16-User, Hard Disk 

math, keystroke memory 2 

math, keystroke memory' 

kystr mem/scientific ’ 


Mag card reader; 

Forms tractor, dual- 

Ext. char. & wide print- 

PERIPHERALS 

Controller, single/dual 

WideTrack, Dual Head 

sheet feeder, envelope 

ers, num. keypad, print- 


diskettes (std./mini); 

printers; dual- or 

feeder, acoustical cover 

share by 4 systems, comb 


Winchester, 10MB; 4-User 

single-sheet feeders; 

Qume 45/55-cps printer 

auto, paper/env. feed. 


Winchester, 10MB 

Numeric 10-key pad, env. 


forms tractor, sound 



feeder 


cover 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

January 1974 

May 1981 

1982 

August 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

__ 


Canada 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

OEM quantities of 100+ 

$7,600 to $10,400 

$11.400 2 

$3,900 single drive 

Purchase 

from $3,250 

(six models) 



Not available 

— 

— 

Available (GSA only) 

Rental 

Not available 

Available on request 

— 

Available 

Lease 

OEM-supplied or depot- 
level/3rd party 

$101 to $ 130/mo. 

$2,000/yr. 

$683/yr. 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days, parts & labor 

90 days, parts & labor 

Available 

Warranty & Support 


’3276, Model 2 Miconet. 

’Titlepro®, scientific/ 

GSA pricing avail. All 

REMARKS & 


2 Titlepro, sci./math 

math symbols, dual font; 

software avail, bilin- 

OTHER FEATURES 


symbols; dual font; prof. 

prof, workstation, GSA 

gual/international. 



workstation. GSA pricing 

pricing avail. All soft- 

Spelling, dual font. 



avail. All software avail. 

ware avail, b/ling. Euro. 

’Scientific/Greek symbols 



bilingual/European lang.. 

lang.. Spelling, dual 

w/text. 



Spelling, dual font. 

font. 2 W/controller scr. 




OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 



WP11-040-524 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 



Remington Rand 

Remington Rand 

Rothenberg 

Sony Corporatio 

COMPANY 

Corporation 

Corporation 

Information Systems 

of America 

MODEL 

Serif, 

Serif, 

Rothenberg TPC-1 

Series One 

Series 35-Partial Page 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





Configuration 

Keyboard/CRT, mini- 

Keyboard/CRT, dual mini- 

Keyboard/display, disk- 

Keyboard w/disk dn» 

diskette drive, printer 

diskette drives, printer 

ette console, printer 

CRT/Printer 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80A 

Z80A 

Z80 

Z80 (3) 

Memory Size 

128KB 

128KB 

64KB 

256KB 

Storage Media 

5V4' disk; sngl/dbl- 

5’4" disk; sngl/dbl- 

Dual diskette 

Dual 3Vi" micro diski 

sided, dbl-density 

sided, dbl-density 



Storage Capacity 

160KB (50 pgs), 260KB 

320KB (100 pgs), 740KB 

530KB/diskette' 

265KB to 640KB 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal 

Color 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Green on gray 

Green on charcoal 

14K characters” 

Display Buffer Memory 

16K characters 

16K characters 

Unlimited 

Format & Capacity 

57 lines by 85 chars.' 

57 lines by 85 chars. 1 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

25 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

4845 characters 

4845 characters 

— 

1680 - 4 format lines 

Character Generation 

8x10 characters 

8x10 characters 

9x12 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L,R,U,D, beg., end., page 

L,R,U,D, beg., end., page 

L, R, U, D, T, Bt, of 2 

L, R, U, D, T, B 

Vertical Scrolling 

Line, page, virtual 

Line, page, virtual 

Line or page 

Virtual w/in page' 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Standard 

Virtual 

Display Highlighting 

Bold, gray, reverse video 

Bold, gray, reverse video 

Bold, reverse 

Intensity, bold 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Fixed, 10-pitch 

Character Spacing Display 

Line justify 

Line justify 

Code 

10, 12, ps 

Line Spacing Display 

Single, double, triple 

Single, double, triple 

Standard 

Not available 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Not available 

Standard 

Code 

Codes 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

None 

None 

Standard 

Standard (on/off) 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Daisywheel, 20 or 35-cps 

Daisywheel, 20 or 35-cps 

Daisywheel 45-cps 

Thimble; 20/35/55-ci 

Printer Buffer Memory 

760 characters 

760 characters 

256 characters 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10. 12, 15 

10, 12, 15 

8 thru 15 & proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportic- 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

17" 

17" 

15" 

15.5" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

With document 

With document 

W/document 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard user customs 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Conversational keyboa 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard; can bypass 

Standard; can bypass 

Menu bypass 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

N/A (no control chars.) 

N/A (no control chars.) 

Standard 

Line numbers only 

Printout Queuing 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

— 

— 

Unlimited 

Variable 

Prioritizing 

— 

— 

Standard 

Standard; 9 levels 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu, Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Diskette 

Diskette 

Standard 

Disk, documents 

Operator log-on password 

— 

— 

Standard 

Not available 

Document access password 

— 

— 

— 

Not available 

No. of priority levels 

- - 

— 

— 

Not available 

Keylock 

-- 

-- 

Optional 

Not available 

Other 

— 

— 

-■ 

— 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual w/hot zone 

Manual w/hot zone 

Scan w/operator 

Manual, adjustable hot 




decision 

zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Word/continuous 

Word/contlnuous. 

Continuous/word 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

On page 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

Complete system with 

Complete system with 

'Optional 630KB-1320KB/ 

'Two 7K-character 

OTHER FEATURES 

printer fits on a 

printer fits on a 

diskettes, 10MB, 15MB 

buffers. 


secretarial return. 

secretarial return. 

30MB/fixed disks, 2.5MB 

2 0r by page w/in doci- 


’Full-Page Display, Help 

'Full-Page Display, Help 

floppy drive. 

ment. 


key (tutorial) OOPS key 

Key (tutorial) OOPS key 

2 Sc/dc & multiprocessing 



(recovery) Strike- 

(recovery) Strike- 

systems 



Through (screen & ptr). 

Through (screen & ptr). 




© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA OCTOBER 1! 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 



WP11-040-525 
Word Processing Systems 

Standalone Word Processing Systems 


Remington Rand 

Remington Rand 

Rothenberg 

Sony Corporation 


Corporation 

Corporation 

Information Systems 

of America 

COMPANY 

Serif, 

Serif, 

Rothenberg TPC-1 

Series One 

Series 35-Partial Page 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Left/right 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Not available 

Not available 

Left/right 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Optional 

Optional 

Stored text assembled and 
merged w/keyboarded text 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Standard 

Standard 

By char, string (to 60 

Go to char, string; w. 

Search Capability 



chars), by doc. name 

1, s, para, page, doc, 
codes 


C, W, L, S, P, block. 

C, W, L, S, P, block, 

C, W, L, block 

C, w, 1, s, para, doc 

Delete Capability 

document 

document 


block column 


Standard 

Standard 


Standard including step 
mode, page bound or 
doc. boundary 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Standard (on/off) 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 20 levels 

Standard 

Auto File Sort 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 100 levels 

10 criteria foreground 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Steno' 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Not available 

Not available 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Async, TTY; 300-9600 

Async, TTY; 300- 

ASCII async 110 to 9600 

Async, TTY, 300-1200 

Protocols & Speed 

bps 

9600 bps 

bps bisync (2780/3780) 
2K-50K bps 

bps 


Optional 

Optional 

Optional full function 

Standard; calculator; 
horizontal & vertical 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Optional 

Optional 

— 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 




• 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M 2.2 

CP/M 2.2 

Standard 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

CP/M-compat. 

CP/M-compat 

Bas, For IV, Cob, PL/1 

Not available 

Compilers 

Not available 

Not available 

— 

Not available 

Interpreters 

CP/M compat. 

CP/M-compat 

Leg. billing, acctg, data 
base, mgrnt, prop mgmt 

Optional 

Applications Software 

Printer, sheet feeder, 

Printer, sheet feeder. 

Additional input stations, 

Typecorder portable 

PERIPHERALS 

forms tractor feeder, and 

forms tractor feeder, and 

sheet feeder, envelope, 

keyboard, printer shar- 


attachment to ETs: Canon, 

attachment to ETs: Canon, 

feeder 

ing, sheet feeders, forms 


Remington Rand, Silver- 

Remington Rand, Silver- 


tractor 


Reed, TEC 

Reed, TEC 



BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

February 1982 

February 1982 

July 1977 

August 1981 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Japan 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$4,375' 

$4,775’ 

$5,995 to $15,995 

$5,495 to $8,275 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

— 

— 

Rental 

Available 

Available 

— 

Available 

Lease 

Available 

Available 

$95/mo. 

Available 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

Complete 

90 days parts & labor 

Warranty & Support 

’Price includes printer. 

'Price includes printer. 


’Character question 

REMARKS & 

software, console & 

software, console & 


scheme for common 

OTHER FEATURES 

keyboard. 

keyboard. 


words and suffixes 



OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 



WP11-040-526 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Sony Corporation 
of America 

Syntrex 

Incorporated 

Technology 
International Corp. 

Technolog 
International C 

MODEL 

Series 35-Full Page 

Aquarius I/ll 

EDIT PAK System 1 

EDIT PAK SysterT 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





Configuration 

Keyboard w/disk drives/ 
CRT/Printer 

CRT, base, keyboard, 
optional printer 

Keyboard, CRT, printer, 
cassette 

Keyboard, CRT, p 
diskette 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80 (3) 

8086 

8085 

8085 

Memory Size 

256KB 

256KB 

8KB 

64KB 

Storage Media 

Dual Vh." micro disks 

DS/DD S'A" diskettes 

Magnetic tape cassette 

5'/«" DSDD 

Storage Capacity, 

265KB to 640KB 

400KB/diskette 

128KB/cassette 

321KB/diskette 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Black on white 

Wht on blk or blk on wht 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

14K characters’ 

— 

1680 characters 

1920 characters 

Format & Capacity 

64 lines by 96 chars 

25 lines by 80 chars. 

21 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chs 

Total Characters 

5760 - 4 format lines 

2000 characters 

1680 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

12x15 dot matrix 

9x12 dot matrix 

9 x 14 matrix 

9x14 matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, T. B 

L, R, U, D, wd, snt, para 

L, R, U, D, C, W, L, P, P 

L, R, U, D, C, W, . 

Vertical Scrolling 

Virtual w/in page’ 

Smooth, doc. oriented 

Standard 

Standard 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Virtual 

200 characters . 

Not available 

Standard 

Display Highlighting 

Reverse intensity, bold 

Bold, reverse video 

Bold 

Bold, reverse vide: 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

10, 12 pitch 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

10. 12, ps 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

As required 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Line Justify Display 

Not available 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Single and double 

Single, double 

Single, double 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes 

Superscripts 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard (on/off) 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Thimble; 20/35/55-cps 

Aries 20-cps’ 

TEC F-10, 40-cps 

TEC F-10, 40-cps 

Printer Buffer Memory 

— 

Not available 

256K characters 

256K characters 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12 

9, 10, 12, 15 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" 

13.2" 

150 spaces 

250 spaces 

Carriage Paper Width 

15.5" 

15.5" 

15.5" 

15.5" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

— 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Stored Format 

Standard 

With document 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard user customized 

Standard user customized 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Machine Dialog 

Conversational keyboard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard menu bypass 

Not available 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Not available 

Automatic 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Line numbers only 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Variable 

Unlimited/100 

— 

1 document 

Prioritizing 

Standard; 9 levels 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Standard 

System Security 

Disk, documents 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Operator log-on password 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Document access password 

Not available 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

No. of priority levels 

Not available 

Two 

Not available 

Not available 

Keylock 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

- - 

- ’ 

Not available 

Not available 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual, adjustable hot 
zone 

Manual with adjustable 
hot zone 

Manual w/hot zone 

Standard 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Standard 

Std.—word, continuous 

Std.—word, continue 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard—page, column 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

’Two 7K-character 

Table of contents opt; 

EDIT PAK systems are 

'System II—single di 

OTHER FEATURES 

buffers. 

2 Or by page w/in docu¬ 
ment. 

up to 384KB memory, 96- 
Ipi, diskettes. 

’Daisy 35/55-cps, Draft. 

also available in Arabic. 

drive, System III— 
dual disk drive. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 



WP11-040-527 
Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


Sony Corporation 
of America 

Syntrex 

Incorporated 

Technology 
International Corp. 

Technology 
International Corp. 

COMPANY 

Series 35-Full Page 

Aquarius I/ll 

EDIT PAK System 1 

EDIT PAK System ll/lll 

MODEL 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi, odd, even, both 
Optional 

Standard 

1. 1%, 2, 2Vi, 3 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

1, 2, 3 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Variable Line Spacing 

Auto Page Numbering 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Auto Pagination 

Standard 

Option; list processing/ 
sort 

Not available 

Standard 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 
Document Assembly/Merge 

Go to char, string; w, 

1, s, para, page, doc, 
codes 

Character string by 
doc. & doc. history 

By character string, 
page, line number 

By character string, 
page 

Search Capability 

C, w, 1, s, para, doc 
block column 

Standard including step 
mode, page bound or 
doc. boundary 

Standard 

Standard—66 characters 

Char., word, line, para., 
page 

Standard 

Char., word, line, para, 
page, document 

Standard 

Delete Capability 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (on/off) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard user profitable 
Standard; alpha & 
numeric 

Optional 

Move 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Available 

Available 

Block Move/Copy 

Column Move/Delete 

Auto Repagination 

Auto Renumbering 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 
Auto File Sort 

Auto File Select 

Steno 1 

Optional 

Optional 

Not available 

Not available 

Available 

Available 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 
Spelling Verification 

Optional 

Async, TTY, 300-1200 
bps 

Optional 1 

ASCII, Syntrex to 
Syntrex—VT100, VT52, 
IBM 2780 

Optional function 

RS-232-C 

Asynch., 110-19.2K bps 

RS-232-C 

Asynch., 110-19.2K bps 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Availability 

Protocols & Speed 

Standard; calculator; 
horizontal & vertical 

Not available 

Available 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Optional 

Not available 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

Standard 

CP/M 

Not available 

Not available 

Optional 

Standard 

CP/M-86 

Not available 

Not available 

Available (3rd party) 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

EDP CAPABILITY 
Multiprogramming 

Micro operating systems 
Compilers 

Interpreters 

Applications Software 

Typecorder portable 
keyboard, printer shar¬ 
ing, sheet feeders, forms 
tractor 

Shared Device Interface 
for comm. & printer, 
elec, file storage— 
up to 600,000 pages 

Automatic sheet feeder, 
acoustic sound package, 
communications, work¬ 
stations 

Automatic sheet feeder, 
acoustic sound package, 
communications, work¬ 
stations 

PERIPHERALS 

August 1981 

Japan 

57,715 to $10,495 

August 1980 

USA 

$5,590 to $7,490 

June 1982 

USA 

$3,995 

January 1983 

USA 

$5,495 to $5,995 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
First Delivery Date 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

Purchase 

— 

Third party 

Not available 

Not available 

Rental 

Available 

GE Leasing Co. 

$215 to $291 (2-yr.) 

Available 

Lease 

Available 

$65/$70 per month 

$400/yr. 

$600 to $650/yr. 

Maintenance 

90 days parts & labor 
'Character question 
scheme for common 
words and suffixes 

90 days parts & labor 
Upgradable to shared 
resource system & 

Local Area Network. 

90 days parts & labor 

90 days parts & labor 

Warranty & Support 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


OCTOBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 




WP11-040-528 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Wang Laboratories. Inc. 

Wordplex Corporation 

Wordplex Corporation 

Wordplex Corpo- 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

OIS 40 

Wordplex 80-3 

Wordplex 80-2 

Wordplex 80-4 

Configuration 

Workstation sys.master 
diskette drive' 

Keyboard, CRT, mini¬ 
diskettes, printer 

Keyboard, CRT, mini¬ 
diskettes, printer 

Keyboard, CRT, min 
diskettes, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80 

Z80 (3) 

Z80 (2) 

Z80 (4) 

Memory Size 

64KB/CPU; 64KB/Wkstn 

64KB’ 

64KB' 

128KB 

Storage Media 

Disk/5 Va’ diskette 

Dual diskette 

Single or dual diskette 

Diskette, hard disk 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

10MB disk 

268KB/diskette 

161KB/diskette 

600KB diskette, 101 
disk 

Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on gray 

Green on gray 

Green on gray 

Green on gray 

Display Buffer Memory 

8K characters 

7680 characters 

7680 characters 

7680 characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 char 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

7x8 dot matrix 

7x11 dot matrix 

7x11 dot matrix 

7x11 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U. D, H, rev 

L, R, U, D. H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

By partial page 

Line, paragraph, page 

Line, paragraph, page 

Line, paragraph, pa: 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented 

Segmented, viaual 

Segmented, viaual 

Segmented, virtual 

Display Highlighting 

Bold 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Character Spacing Display 

Fixed 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Line Spacing Display 

None 

Single and double 

Single and double 

Single and double 

Line Justify Display 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Code only 

Code only 

Code only 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recail/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

20-cps, all std Wang Pas 

Daisywheel 25/35/45-cps 

Daisywheel 25/35/45-cps 

Daisywheel, 25/35 

Printer Buffer Memory 

64K characters 

— 

— 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, propoaional 

10, 12, 15 

10. 12, 15 

10, 12. 15 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" 

13" 

13" 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

11.5" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Via interword space 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

With document 

With same or sep. doc. 

With same or sep. doc. 

With same or sep. ; 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Both 

Optional 

Not available 

Optional 

Forms Input 

Manual 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

120 

86 pages/doc. 

51 pages/doc. 

86 pages/doc. 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

System Status Reporting 

Via index entries 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Operator log-on password 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Document access password 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

No. of priority levels 

Three 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Keylock 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

On Winchester 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

— 

— 

-- 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Sys scan before print; 
hot zone 

Scan w/operator 
decision 

Scan w/operator 
decision 

Scan w/operator 
decision 

Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Auto Centering 

On pg, between margins 

Within margins 

Within margins 

Within margins 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

'OIS 50 has up to 4 
workstations. OIS 40B 
includes 20 cps printer. 

'Upgradable to 128KB. 

'Upgradable to 96KB. 

2 workstations can 
added for cluster 
system. 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


OCTOBER 





Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11 -040-529 
Word Processing Systems 


Wang Laboratories, Inc. 

Wordplex Corporation 

Wordplex Corporation 

Wordplex Corporation 

COMPANY 

OIS 40 

Wordplex 80-3 

Wordplex 80-2 

Wordplex 80-4 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard, during output 

During output 

During output 

During output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Auto Headers/Footers 

None 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Semi-manual 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Stored txt and kybd input 

Stored txt and kybd input 

Stored txt and kybd inpt 

Document Assembly/Merge 


assb. as new doc. Multi. 

assb. as new doc. Multi. 

assb. as new doc. Mult. 



docs. comb, as new outpt 

docs. comb, as new outpt 

docs. comb, as new outpt 


By document page number. 

By doc. name, page no., 

By doc. name, page no.. 

By doc. name, page 

Search Capability 

character string 

cursor position char. 

cursor position char. 

no., cursor position 



strings of 19 chars. 

strings of 19 chars. 

char, strings of 19 
chars. 


C, W, L, S, P, doc. 

Char., word, line, sent. 

Char., word, line, sent. 

Char., word, line, sent. 

Delete Capability 


para., column, page 

para., column, page 

para., column, page 


30-character string, 

One 19-char, string 

One 19-char, string 

One 19-char, string 

Global Search & Replace 

auto or selective 

automatic, foreground 

automatic, foreground 

automatic, foreground 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Sys. scan/oper. decision 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

During output 

During output 

During output 

Auto Renumbering 

Manual 

During repagination 

During repagination 

During repagination 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard, two modes 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Auto File Sort 

Opt., foreground 

Available on output 

Available on output 

Available on output 

Auto File Select 


multiple levels back- 

multiple levels back- 

multiple levels back- 



ground 

ground 

ground 


Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Optional 

Not available 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

Availability 

Sisync/Async, 2780/3780 

TTY, 2741 async 300- 

Not available 

TTY 2741 async 300- 

Protocols & Speed 

|TTY, 2741, 3270, 9600 

1200 bps; 2770, 2780, 


1200 bps; 2770, 2780, 

:os; TTE, SNA 3274’ 

3780’ 


3780’ 


Standard, full-function 

4-function, percentages. 

4-function 

4-function, percentages. 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 


verification, multiple 


verification, multiple 



registers 


registers 


.'ta glossary 

Standard 

Not available 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M optional 

CP/M 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

Sasic, optional 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Compilers 

"*one 

Basic 

Not available 

Basic 

Interpreters 

— 

ASAP, SSORT, Lifeboat 

Lifeboat Assoc. CP/M 

ASAP, SSORT, Lifeboat 

Applications Software 


Assoc. CP/M software 

software 

Assoc. CP/M software 

20. 35, 55, 120, 180-cps 

— 

" 

Wordplex 80-81, 80-1, 

PERIPHERALS 

printers, wide, twin- 



80-3, 35, 45-cps print- 


rack or dual speed laser 
printers; WISE; tape 
cartridge back-up, tape 



er, RS-232-C devices 


onve 




BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

-une 1983 

April 1981 

April 1981 

September 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING 8. TERMS 

Sc.200 to $8,200 

$7,800 

$5,100 

$10,100 

Purchase 

£441 to $549 (OIS 40) 

— 

— 

— 

Rental 

Mane 

$328/mo. (35-mo.) 

$211 /mo. (35-mo.) 

$419/mo. (35-mo.) 

Lease 

Sc3 to $88 (OIS 40) 

including maint. 

including maint. 

including maint. 


$105/mo. 

$65/mo. 

$ 130/mo. 

Maintenance 

SC days 

— 

— 

— 

Warranty & Support 

S TTY 4800 bps; 

’Also 3271/3275 up 


’Also 3271/3275 up to 

REMARKS & 

F741. 1200 bps; 2780/ 

to 4800 bps; WPX up to 


4800 bps; WPX up to 

OTHER FEATURES 

B SO, 9600 bps. 

9600 bps. 


9600 bps. 



rCTOBER 1984 


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WP11-040-530 

Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

X Mark Corporation 

X Mark Corporation 

X Mark Corporation 

Xerox Corporation 

MODEL 

Series 1000 

Series 2000 

Series 3000 

860 Full Page Displa; 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 
Configuration 

CRT, keyboard, CPUs, 

CRT, keyboard, dual 

CRT, keyboard, CPU 

Controller, keyboard 


diskette 

disk drive 


display, printer 

Microprocessor Type 

Z80A 

8085 

8085 

8085A 

Memory Size 

160KB to 302KB 

64KB 

64KB to 320KB 

128KB RAM; 6KB ROt 

Storage Media 

Diskette; hard disk 

Dual diskette drive 

Floppy diskt; Winchtr; 

8" SSSD or DSSD dia 



fixd/remov hard disk 

ettes 

Storage Capacity 

800KB to 10MB 

1.2MB 

1,2MB to 300MB 

300 pages or 600 pa: 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

14" CRT 

14' 

15" 

14" x 18" CRT 

Color 

— 

Black on white 

— 

Wht on blk or blk on 

Display Buffer Memory 

2K characters 

14K characters 

14,400 characters 

— 

Format & Capacity 

— 

160 chars, by 90 lines 

160 chars, by 80 lines 

66 lines by 102 chars 

Total Characters 

Continuous scroll 

14K characters 

14,400 characters 

6732 characters 

Character Generation 

Dot matrix 

Dot matrix 

Dot matrix 

9 x 14 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

4-way; skip; page 

16 positions 

16 positions 

L, R, U, D, or diag. 

Vertical Scrolling 

To 244 chars. 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Continuous 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (to 156 cha- 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Pitch Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Character Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Line Spacing Display 

Not available 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Not available 

Not available 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

18- to 55-cps 

40 to 55-cps 

Daisywheel; 18 to 55-cps 

40-cps daisywheel 

Printer Buffer Memory 

2K to 48K characters 

2K to 48K characters 

2K to 16K characters 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15, proportional 

10, 12, 15. proportional 

10, 12, proportional 

Writing Line Width 

244 chars. 

160 characters 

160 characters 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Selectable 

Standard 

Selectable 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Selectable 

Standard 

Selectable 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Some employed 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Prompts 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Not available 

No limit 

No limit 

20 documents 

Prioritizing 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

— 

Optional 

Standard 

System Security 

Not available 

— 

Standard 

Not available 

Operator log-on password 

Not available 

Optional 

Standard 

Tempest 

Document access password 

Not available 

Optional 

Standard 

Tempest 

No. of priority levels 

Not available 

Up to 3 

3 

Tempest 

Keylock 

Not available 

Optional 

Optional 

Select 1 

Tempest 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Not available 

Not available 

Tempest 


Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual; adjustable hot 
zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

REMARKS & 


Command processor to 

Command language pro- 


OTHER FEATURES 


tailor a department's 

cessor for special WP 




WP needs. 

operations. Customize 
features. 





’Shared/locked file 





access. 



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WP11-040-531 
Word Processing Systems 


Standalone Word Processing Systems 


X Mark Corporation 

X Mark Corporation 

X Mark Corporation 

Xerox Corporation 

COMPANY 

Series 1000 

Series 2000 

Series 3000 

860 Full Page Display 

MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard; 5 to 35 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Not available 

Optional 

Standard 

Optional 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (60 chars.) 

Document name and 
char, string 

Search Capability 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Grammatical segment or 
block 

Delete Capability 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (60 chars.) 

Standard 

Global Search 8t Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard (6 methods) 

Optional 

Auto File Sort 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Availability 

TTY; RS-232-C 

TTY; 2780; system to 
system 19.2 

RS-232-C; 2780; Async; 
system to system, 50 
to 19.2 

Asynch. ASCII, bisynch. 
2770/2780, 3270, TTY, 
Ethernet' 

Protocols & Speed 

Spreadsheet 

Standard 

Five-function math 

4-function standard 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Multiprogramming 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Compilers 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Basic 

Interpreters 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Records Processing, and 
others 

Applications Software 

Graphics; printers 

OCR 

OCR 

Auto, paper feeder, enve¬ 
lope feeder, communica¬ 
tions kit, Ethernet 
interface kit 

PERIPHERALS 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

1983 

1978 

1983 

March 1980 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$2,695 

$5,700 

$7,200 

$10,450 2 

Purchase 

$120 

$228 

$280.80/mo. 

$700/mo. (1-yr.) 
$660/mo. (2-yr.) 

Rental 

2, 3, 5 yrs. 

2, 3, 5 yrs. 

2, 3, 5 yrs. 

— 

Lease 

On-site and factory 

On-site or factory 

On-site or factory 

$1,250/yr. 2 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

Rugged construction. 

99 plus percent uptime. 

90 days 

High reliability 

hardware. High keystroke 

efficiency. 

90 days parts & labor. 
'Electronic mail, print, 
file, communications. 

2 Basic system: 860 Con¬ 
troller w/128KB memory; 
2, single-sided diskette 
drives; keyboard; 
printer, display. 

Warranty & Support 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


OCTOBER 1984 


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WP11 -040-532 

Word Processing Systems 

Standalone Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Xerox Corporation 



MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 
Configuration 

Microprocessor Type 

Memory Size 

Storage Media 

Storage Capacity 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

Color 

Display Buffer Memory 

Format & Capacity 

Total Characters 

Character Generation 

Cursor Positioning 

Vertical Scrolling 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Display Highlighting 

Character Size Control 
Character Pitch Display 
Character Spacing Display 

Line Spacing Display 

Line Justify Display 

Underscore Display 
Sub/Superscript Display 
Multi-Column Page Display 
Stored Form Recall/Display 
Control Code Display 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Printer Type & Speed 

Printer Buffer Memory 
Character Pitch/Spacing 

Writing Line Width 

Carriage Paper Width 

First Line Forms Advance 
End-of-Page Stop 

Justified Printout 
Sub/Superscript Printout 
Non-Adjust Printout 
Bidirectional Printout 
Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Stored Format 

Default Format 

Stored Multiple Formats 
Machine Dialog 

Menus and Prompts 

Forms Input 

Control Character Printout 
Printout Queuing 

No, of Pages/Documents 
Prioritizing 

System Status Reporting 
Automatic Indexing 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 
System Security 

Operator log-on password 
Document access password 
No. of priority levels 

Keylock 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment 
Hyphenation 

Auto Input Underlining 

Auto Centering 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

860 Partial Page Display 

Controller, keyboard 
display, printer 

8085A 

128KB RAM; 6KB ROM 

8" SSSD or DSSD disk¬ 
ettes 

300 pages or 600 pages 

14.6" x 118" CRT 

Wht on blk or blk or wht 

24 lines by 102 chars. 
2248 characters 

9x14 dot matrix 

Opt. L, R, U, D, or diag. 
Standard 

Standard (to 156 char.) 
Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

40-cps daisywheel 

10, 12, proportional 

13" 

15" 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Some employed 

Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

20 documents 

Not available 

Standard 

Standard 

Not available 

Tempest 

Tempest 

Tempest 

Tempest 

Tempest 

Standard 

Manual; adjustable hot 
zone 

Standard 

Standard 




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Standalone Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-533 
Word Processing Systems 


Xerox Corporation 




COMPANY 

860 Partial Page Display 




MODEL 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard 




TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Variable Line Spacing 

Auto Page Numbering 

Auto Headers/Fopters 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Auto Pagination 

Standard 




TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 
Document Assembly/Merge 

Document name and 
char, string 




Search Capability 

Grammatical segment or 
block 

Standard 

* 



Delete Capability 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard 

Optional 




Block Move/Copy 

Column Move/Delete 

Auto Repagination 

Auto Renumbering 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 
Auto File Sort 

Optional 




Auto File Select 

Optional 

Optional 




Term Dictionary/Glossary 
Spelling Verification 

Optional 

Asynch. ASCII, bisynch. 
2770/2780, TTY, Ether¬ 
net' 

4-function, standard 




COMMUNICATIONS 

Availability 

Protocols & Speed 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Standard 




KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

Optional 

CP/M 

Basic 

Rec proces; Sprcalc; 
Multiplan (CP/M) Basic 
Auto, paper feeder, enve¬ 
lope feeder, communica¬ 
tions kit, Ethernet 
interface kit. 




EDP CAPABILITY 
Multiprogramming 

Micro operating systems 
Compilers 

Interpreters 

Applications Software 

PERIPHERALS 

March 1980 

USA 

S9.375 2 




BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
First Delivery Date 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

Purchase 

S575 (1-yr.) 

S550 (2-yr.) 




Rental 

Lease 

$1,155/yr. 2 




Maintenance 

90 days parts & labor. 
'Electronic mail, print, 
file communications. 

: 3asic system: 860 Con¬ 
troller w/ 128KB memory, 
2, single-sided diskette 
drives; keyboard; 
printer; Partial Page. 




Warranty & Support 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


OCTOBER 1984 


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WP11-040-701 
Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


The following tables cover the parameters, features and pricing of 70 multi¬ 
terminal word processing systems currently marketed by 25 different vendors. 

The first or even-numbered pages cover System Configuration; Display Station 
Features; Printer Station Features; General Functional Features; and Text Input 
Features for each multi-terminal system. 

The second or odd-numbered pages continue the coverage of Text Input Features 
and also detail Text Edit & Merge Features; Communications Arithmetic Capabili¬ 
ty; EDP Capability; Peripherals; Background Information; and Pricing & Terms. 


SEPTEMBER 1984 


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WP11-040-702 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

AES Data. Inc. 

AES Data. Inc. 

AES Data, Inc. 

ATV Systems, In: 

MODEL 

Multiplus 

Multiplus II 

AES 7200’ 

J100 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

AES 800 and Intel 8080s 

AES 800 and Intel 8080 

AES 800, Intel 8080 

J100 

CPU/Controller Memory 

192KB or 256KB 

128KB to 256KB 

128KB to 256KB 

128KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Disk; diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

600KB/dskt;to 96MB/disk' 

100MB; 600MB' 

100MB, 600MB 2 

320MB, 250KB 

File Organization 

Workspaces, document, 
page 

Workspace, document, 
page 

Workspace, document 
page 

By document name 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

30 w.ith Multilink 

8 

4 

7 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

36 with Multiiink 

9 

5 

8 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

14" diagonal 

14" diagonal CRT 

14" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Green on black 

White on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

1920 characters 

Format & Capacity 

26 lines by 80 chars. 

26 lines by 80 chars. 

26 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

Dot matrix 

Dot matrix 

Dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U. D, H, E 

L, R, U, D, H, E, N, P 

L, R, U, D, H. E, N, P 

L, R, U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard to 99 lines 

Std 99 lines Virt. 

Std. 99 lines Virt 

Virtual 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Std. to 254 char, virtual 

Std. 254 chars. Virt. 

Std. 254 chars. Virt. 

Virtual to 450 charao 

Display Highlighting 

Reverse video 

Reverse video 

Reverse video 

Blink, reverse 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Justify Display 

Highlight 

Highlight 

Highlight 

None 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Std., flowing columns 

Std flowing col. 

Std. flowing col. 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Oume 45-cps 2 

Daisy M-45, 45-cps 2 

Daisy M-45, 45-cps 3 

40/45/55-cps daisyw 

Printer Buffer Memory 

128 bytes 

128 bytes 

128 bytes 

256 bytes 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

Incremental, proportional 

Incremental, proport. 

Incremental, proport. 

Variable/proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13", 26" optional 

13", 26" optional 

13", 26" optional 

13.2726.25" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15", 28" optional 

15". 28" optional 

15”, 28" optional 

15728.24" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

With document 

With document 

With document 

W/doc or separate 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Status line on display 

Status line on disp. 

Status line on disp. 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Mnemonic cmd. structure 

Mnemonics, help/menu 

Mnemonics, help/menu 

Standard, menu bypas- 

Forms Input 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Auto w/Data-Rite 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

15 documents 

15 documents 

15 documents 

Disk(ette) capacity 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard, alphanumeric 

Standard, alphanumeric 

Standard, alphanumeric 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Oper, assigned 

Oper. assigned 

Oper. assigned 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Operator log-on password 

None 

None 

None 

Standard w/security 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard w/security 

No. of priority levels 

4 levels 

4 levels 

4 levels 

One 

Keylock 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Scan with operator 
decision, plus ghost 
hyphenation 

Scan w/operator decision, 
plus ghost hyphenation 

Scan w/operator decision, 
plus ghost hyphenation 

Hot zone, scan w/open 
tor decisions 

Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous, word 

Auto Centering 

On page, within column 

On page, within col. 

On page, within col. 

On page or w/in colum 

REMARKS & 

’16/32/96MB disk 

'Optional 10MB 

'Ergonomic, entry—level 

'300 Ipm printer 

OTHER FEATURES 

’Qume wide-track, 
twin-track line 
printer—300 Ipm; 
linking CPU's—Host/ 

2 users each, up to 

96MB storage, 8 
screens on each system 
"Information not updated 

fixed disk available 

2 Qume wide-track, 

Qume twin-track line 
printer 300 Ipm 
"Information not updated 

cluster system, 
optional 10MB 
integrated fixed 
disk available 

3 Qume wide-track, 

Qume twin-track 
line printer 300 Ipm 
"Information not updated 

’Information not update 


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Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-703 
Word Processing Systems 


AES Data 

AES Data, Inc. 

AES Data, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

COMPANY 

Multiplus 

Multiplus II 

AES 7200 

J100 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard on output 

Standard on output 

Standard on output 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard & alternate 

Standard & alternate 

Standard & alternate 

Alternating odd & even 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Automatic 

None 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard, stored with 

Standard, stored with 

Standard, stored with 

Stored text, para, doc. 

Document Assembly/Merge 

teyboard text 

keyboard text 

keyboard text 

& variables assembly 


~ext key segments. 

Text key segments. 

Text key segments. 

32-char, string, segment. 

Search Capability 

tocument, page, 44- 

document, page, 44 

document, page, 44 char. 

doc. title, page number 


mar. text string 

char, text string 

text string 



S W, S, P, L, re- 

C, W, S, P, l, remainder 

C, W, S, P, L, remainder 

Text string, block, page 

Delete Capability 

-ainder or speci, block 

or specified block 

or specified block 


0 

Std. global, S&R auto. 

Standard Global S&R 

Standard Global S&R, 

32-char, string, 1 pass, 

Global Search & Replace 

x selective foregrd. 

automatic or selective 

automatic or selective 

auto or selective, fore- 


or backgrd. Opt.—Multi. 

foreground or background' 

foreground or background 1 

ground 


string S&R 1 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

>i output 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

S andard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Ictional, 7 levels, 

Optional, 7 levels 

Optional, 7 levels 

Standard: 10 levels 

Auto File Sort 

isckground 


Optional: 8 levels 

Auto File Select 

lot., unlimited number 

Opt. unlimited no. of 

Opt. unlimited no. of 

Standard: 10 levels; 

cr levels, 7 criteria + 

levels. 7 criteria 

levels, 7 criteria 

Optional: 99 levels: 


ro, or, not; bckgrd. 



foreground 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

tV A 

Optional; 64,000 words 

Optional; 64,000 words 

None 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Ictional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Sync, pt.-to-pt. 

Sync., Pt-to-Pt, Async., 

Sync., Pt-to-Pt, 

Async. EBCDIC, ASCII: 

Protocols & Speed 

asmc. ASCII/TTY; 

ASCII-TTY, to 4,800 bps 

Async., ASCII-TTY to 

110-4800 bps’, TTY, 


4800 bps 


4,800 bps 

2780, 3780, 3270 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Scjonal, full-function 

Opt., full function. 

Opt., full function 

Full-function 

«rtn registers, keystroke 

with registers and 

with registers and 



-emory 

keystroke memory 

keystroke memory 


KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

Set—avail, in conjunc- 

Opt., avail, in conjunc- 

Opt., avail, in conjunc- 

Standard 

non with all software 

tion with all S/W 

tion with all S/W 


EDP CAPABILITY 

Scandard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

Mone 

Optional, 16 bit 

Optional, 16 bit 

None 

Micro operating systems 

Hone 

Basic, Assembly 

Basic, Assembly 

Basic, Assembly 

Compilers 

lione 

Basic 

Basic 

None 

Interpreters 

Scentific/line 

Data Base Management. 

Data Base Management 

Various packages avail. 

Applications Software 

;T3wing/financial 2 

Spreadsheet 2 

Spreadsheet 2 


PERIPHERALS 

XH. paper tape punch. 

OCR, paper tape punch, 

OCR, paper tape punch, 

Line printers, disk 

■Med printers 

added printers 

added printers 

storage, tape, OCR 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

October 1979 

July 1982 

September 1983 

February 1977 

First Delivery Date 

Canada 

Canada 

Canada 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

C :r-nguration dependent 

S16.000 3 

$ 12.000 3 

S14.980 2 

Purchase 

Configuration dependent 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Rental 

If-figuration dependent 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Lease 

Configuration dependent 

Available 

Available 

ATV Service, Inc. 

Maintenance 

SC days, ESR support 

90 days, ESR support 

90 days, ESR support 

90 days, self-training 
package 

Warranty & Support 

'"Wuitiple string search/ 

’Single or Multiple/ 

'Single or multiple/ 

'Bisynch, to 4800 bps; 

REMARKS & 

racnace 

String S&R 

string S&R, 

3780, 3270 

OTHER FEATURES 

: '3Die of contents,sort. 

2 table of contents. 

2 table of contents. 

includes host CPU, dual 


iEsract report .merge. 

records management, user 

records management, user 

diskettes, display and 


jlltign-A-T ext,glossary. 

programming, auto-index. 

programming, auto-index. 

keyboard 


pno. index,user program- 

revision indicators. 

revision indicators, 



ring,revision indicators. 

floating footnotes. 

floating footnotes. 



llfcating footnotes. 

section nmbrg. 

section nmbrg. 



iiiiiCianced section. 

3 lncl. Host CPU, two 

3 lncl. host CPU, two 



Iwinbering 

diskette drives, display 

diskette drives, prnter. 




& keyboard, printer 

display & keyboard 




SEPTEMBER 1984 © 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 

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WP11-040-704 

word Processing Systems Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

Axxa 

MODEL 

J200 

J300 

J600 

Axxa System 90 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

J200 

J300 

J600 

Intel 8085 

CPU/Controller Memory 

128KB-512KB 

128KB-512KB 

128KB 

192KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette, Winch. 

Disk, diskette (SD or DD) 

Disk; diskette 

Storage Capacity 

320MB; 250KB 

320MB; 250KB 

48MB; 500KB/disk 

Disk/4 to 10MB;dkt/5 

File Organization 

By document name 

By document name 

By document name 

By document, page, - 
folders, subjects 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

7 

14 

3 

4' 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

8 

15 

3 

4 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

White on black 

White on black 

White on black 

Green on gray; revert. 

Display Buffer Memory 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Virtual 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

15 lines by 30 chars 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

— 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix „ 

15 x 30 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

U, D, R, L, Home 

Vertical Scrolling 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Standard 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Virtual to 450 characters 

Virtual to 450 characters 

Virtual to 450 chars. 

None 

Display Highlighting 

Blink, reverse 

Blink, reverse 

Blink, reverse 

Reverse video 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

10- & 12-pitch 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Une Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

Single only 

Une Justify Display 

None 

None 

None 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

None 

None 

None 

Std., H, V, solid or b> 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Dispiay 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

40/45/55-cps daisywhi’ 

40/45/55-cps daisywheel' 

40/45/55-cps daisywheel 

Qume daisywheel, 45- 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 bytes 

256 bytes 

256 bytes 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

Variable/proportional 

Variable/proportional 

Variable/proportional 

10. 12, 15 

Writing Line Width 

13.2726.25" 

13.2"/26.25" 

13.2"/26.25" 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15"/28.24" 

15"/28.24" 

15"/28.24" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/doc or separate 

W/doc or separate 

W/doc. or separate 

W/doc or separate dc 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard, menu bypass 

Standard, menu bypass 

Standard, menu bypass 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Auto w/Data-Rite 

Auto w/Data-Rite 

Auto w/Data-Rite 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Disk(ette) capacity 

Disk(ette) capacity 

Disk(ette) capacity 

Virtual 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator assigned 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard w/security 

Standard w/security 

Standard w/security 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard w/security 

Standard w/security 

Standard w/security 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

One 

One 

1 

— 

Keylock 

None 

None 

— 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

— 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Hot zone, scan w/opera- 
tor decisions 

Hot zone, scan w/opera- 
tor decisions 

Hot zone, scan w/opera- 
tor decisions 

Auto scan w/Hot Zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous, word 

Continuous, word 

Continuous, word 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

On page or w/in column 

On page or w/in column 

On page or w/in column 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'300 Ipm printer 

'300 Ipm printer 

•Information not updated 

'Keyboards feature a 

OTHER FEATURES 

"Information not updated 

■Information not updated 


12-digit prompt display 
& 7 oper. message ligr 
"Information not updati 


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Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-705 
Word Processing Systems 


ATV Systems, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

ATV Systems, Inc. 

Axxa 

COMPANY 


J300 

J600 

Axxa System 90 

MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Alternating odd & even 

Alternating odd & even 

Alternating—odd & even 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 


None 

None 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Stored text, para, doc. 

Stored text, para, doc. 

Stored text, para, doc. 

Auto, merge to document 

Document Assembly/Merge 

& variables assembly 

& variables assembly 

& variables assembly 

and/or printer 

32-char, string, segment. 

32-char, string, segment, 

32-char, string, segment. 

By cursor and by charac- 

Search Capability 

doc. title, page number 

doc. title, page number 

doc. title, page number 

ter string 


Text string, block, page 

Text string, block, page 

Text string, block, page 

C, L, text segment, block 
& document 

Delete Capability 

32-char, string, 1 pass, 
auto or selective, fore¬ 
ground 

32-char, string, 1 pass, 
auto or selective, fore¬ 
ground 

32-char, string, 1 pass, 
auto or selective, fore¬ 
ground 

Can be programmed 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard: 10 levels 
Optional: 8 levels 

Standard: 10 levels 
Optional: 8 levels 

Optional: 8 levels 

Standard: 10 levels 

Standard 

Auto File Sort 

Standard: 10 levels; 
Optional: 99 levels; 
foreground 

Standard: 10 levels 
Optional: 99 levels; 
foreground 

Standard: 10 levels 
Optional: 99 levels; 
foreground 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Remote comm, standard 

Availability 

Asypc. EBCDIC, ASCII: 

Async. EBCDIC, ASCII: 

Asy./110-4800 bps, TTY, 

Async. ASCII, TTY, 

Protocols & Speed 

110-4800 bps', TTY, 
2780, 3780, 3270 

110-4800 bps', TTY, 
2780, 3780, 3270 

2780, 3780, 3270, Bsy./ 
4800 bps 

3270; 300 to 9600 bps 

Full-function 

Full-function 

Full-function 

Standard math/calculator 
functions 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Multiprogramming 

None 

None 

None 

Axxa proprietary 

Micro operating systems 

Basic, Assembly 

Basic, Assembly 

Basic, Assembler 

Optional 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

Optional, Basic 

Interpreters 

Various packages avail. 

Various packages avail. 

Various pkgs. avail. 

Various' 

Applications Software 

Line printers, disk 

Line printers, disk and 

300 Ipm matrix printer. 

Model 940 printer; Model 

PERIPHERALS 

storage, tape, OCR 

' 

Winchester storage, 
tape, OCR 

line printers, disk 
storage, OCR 

911 controller; Model 

951 disk storage unit; 
Model 961 communi¬ 
cations interface 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

July 1982 

July 1982 

1983 

March 1980 

First Delivery Date 

,USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 

PRICING & TERMS 

$17,675* 

$21,400* 

$19,350’ 

$29,950* 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Thru Anaconda-Ericsson 

Rental 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Thru Anaconda-Ericsson 

Lease 

ATV Service, Inc. 

ATV Service, Inc. 

ATV Service, Inc. 

Contract available 

Maintenance 

]90 days, self-training 
'□ackage 

90 days, self-training 
package 

90 days; self-training 
pkg 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

Bisync, to 4800 bps; 

'Bisync, to 4800 bps; 

'Includes host CPU, dual 

'System can be progrm. 

REMARKS & 

(3780, 3270 emulation; 

3780, 3270 emulation 

diskette, display, key- 

for list processing; 

OTHER FEATURES 

includes host CPU, dual 

includes host CPU, dual 

board and one satellite 

records processing is 

diskettes, display and 
Keyboard 

diskettes, display, and 
keyboard 

workstation 

standard SW from vendor. 
Action Tracking is also 
avail, for monitoring 
work in progress on sys¬ 
tem 

Purchase price for a 
2-terminal system 



SEPTEMBER 1984 


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WP11 -040-706 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


j COMPANY 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

MODEL 

Barrister/121 

Barrister/211 

Barrister/212 

Barrister/409 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 




Barrister/160 

System CPU/Controller 

Barrister 150 

Barrister/150 

Barrister/150 

CPU/Controller Memory 

1024KB-2048KB MOS 

1024KB-2048KB MOS 

1024KB-2048KB 

1024 KB-2048KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk 

Disk 

Disk 

Disk 

Storage Capacity 

13MB—104MB 

40MB—320MB 

80MB—320MB 

148MB-592MB 

File Organization 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

16 I/O devices' 

16 I/O devices’ 

16 I/O devices' 

16 I/O’ 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

— 

— 

— 


DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

White on black/reverse 

White on black/reverse 

White on black/reverse 

White on black/reverse 

Display Buffer Memory 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

7x7 dot matrix 

7x7 dot matrix 

7x7 dot matrix 

7x7 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L. R, U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

By line, page 

By line, page 

By line, page 

By line, page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Display Highlighting 

Reverse video 

Reverse video 

Reverse video 

Reverse video 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

1, 2, 3 

1. 2, 3 

1, 2, 3 

1, 2, 3 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 2 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 2 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 2 

Printer Buffer Memory 

768 characters 

768 characters 

768 characters 

768 characters 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10/12 proportional 

10/12 proportional 

10/12 proportional 

10/12 proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13" 

13" 

13" 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 
Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/document separate 

W/document separate 

W/document separate 

W/document separate 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

English language 

English language 

English language 

English language 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Forms Input 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Title/History 

Title/History 

Title/History 

Title/History 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Two 

Two 

Two 

Two 

Keylock 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Data base password 

Data base password 

Data base password 

Data base password 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Automatic via dictionary 

Automatic via dictionary 

Automatic via dictionary 

Automatic via dictionary 

Auto Input Underlining 

Word/continuous 

Word/continuous 

Word/continuous 

Word/continuous 

Auto Centering 

On page 

On page 

On page 

On page 

REMARKS & 

'Combination of CRT's 

'Combination of CRT’s 

'Combination of CRT's 

'Combination of CRT's 

OTHER FEATURES 

& daisywheel printers; 
line printer may be 
added 

& daisywheel printers; 
line printer may be 
added 

& daisywheel printers; 
line printer may be 
added 

& daisywheel printers; 
line printer may be 
added 

2 200, 600 , 730, Ipm 
printers available 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA SEPTEMBER 1984 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 









Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-707 
Word Processing Systems 


Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 


COMPANY 

Barrister/121 

Barrister/211 

Barrister/212 

Barrister/409 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

1-4, 'h line increments 

1-4,line increments 

1-4, line increments 

1-4, line increments 

Variable Line Spacing 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Auto Page Numbering 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Auto/w/in document 

Auto/w/in document 

Auto/w/in document 

Auto/w/in document 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Assembly and stored 

Assembly and stored 

Assembly and stored 

Assembly and stored 

Document Assembly/Merge 

text 

text 

text 

text 


Segments, 120 char. 

Segments, 120 char. 

Segments, 120 char. 

Segments, 120 char. 

Search Capability 

string page no., docu- 

string page no., docu- 

string page no., docu- 

string page no., docu- 


ment, title 

ment, title 

ment, title 

ment, title 


C, W, L, Block 

C, W, L, Block 

C, W, L, Block 

C, W, L, Block 

Delete Capability 

120 character string. 

120 character string. 

120 character string. 

120 character string. 

Global Search & Replace 

auto or selective 

auto or selective 

auto or selective 

auto or selective 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Protocols 8i Speed 

chronous ASCII; 300- 

chronous ASCII; 300- 

chronous ASCII; 300- 

chronous ASCII; 300- 


9600 bps, B/Net. LAN 

9600 bps, B/Net. LAN 

9600 bps, B/Net, LAN 

9600 bps, B/Net, LAN 


Std., four function. 

Std., four function. 

Std., four function, 

Std., four function, 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

truncation, rounding. 

truncation, rounding, 

truncation, rounding, 

truncation, rounding, 


pic strings, forms 

pic strings, forms 

pic strings, forms 

pic. strings, form. 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Micro operating systems 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Interpreters 

Various packages 

Various packages 

Various packages 

Various packages 

Applications Software 

available 1 

available 1 

available 1 

available 1 


Lineprinter, OCR, mag 

Lineprinter, OCR, mag 

Lineprinter, OCR. mag 

Lineprinter, OCR, mag 

PERIPHERALS 

tape dr, pap tape punch, 

tape drive, paper tape 

tape drive, paper tape 

tape dr, pap tape punch. 


cass tape punch, 200, 

punch, cassette tape 

punch, cassette tape 

cass tape punch 


430, 600, 730, 1000 Ipm 
ptrs. avail. 

punch 

punch 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

1980 

1978 

1984 

1980 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

S29.950* 

$32,200* 

$47,300* 

$66,900* 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Rental 

Third Party 

Third Party 

Third Party 

Third Party 

Lease 

By Barrister 

By Barrister 

By Barrister 

By Barrister 

Maintenance 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

Warranty 8i Support 

support 

support 

support 

support 


'Optional program pkgs. 

’Optional program pkgs. 

'Optional program pkgs. 

'Optional program pkgs. 

REMARKS 8i 

include law office 

include law office 

include law office 

include law office 

OTHER FEATURES 

accounting, litigation 

accounting, litigation 

accounting, litigation 

accounting, litigation 


support, information 

support, information 

support, information 

support, information 


mgmt. and financial 

mgmt. and financial 

mgmt. and financial 

mgmt. and financial 


modeling 

modeling 

modeling 

modeling 


includes CPU, modem. 

includes CPU, modem. 

includes CPU, modem. 

includes CPU, modem. 


13MB disk, operating 

30MB disk, operating 

2-40M8 disks, work- 

2-74MB disk drives. 


system and word proces- 

system and word proces- 

station, operating sys- 

workstation, operating 


sing 

sing 

tern, and word processing 

system, and word process 
ing 



SEPTEMBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 









WP11-040-708 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Burroughs 

MODEL 

Barrister/410 

Barrister/510 

Barrister/520 

OFIS 1 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

Eclipse S/140 

Eclipse S/140 

Super Eclipse 145 

Intel 8086 processor 

CPU/Controller Memory 

1024KB to 2048KB 

1024KB-2048KB 

1024KB to 2048KB 

360KB, 512KB, or 753KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk 

Disk 

Disk 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

148MB—592MB 

560MB-2240MB 

560MB—2240MB 

Dir/37MB; file/160MB 

File Organization 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

By doc. name, page or 
line number 

Document, page 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

32 I/O' 

32 I/O’ 

32 I/O’ 

Standard: 8; optional: 8 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

'- - 

-- 

— 

8 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

12' diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

White on black/reverse 

White on black/reverse 

White on black/reverse 

Grn/blk;amb/blk;wht/blk 

Display Buffer Memory 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

9KB characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

30 lines by 84 chars. 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

2520 characters 

Character Generation 

7x7 de>t matrix 

7x7 dot matrix 

7x7 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

By line, page 

By line, page 

By line, page 

To 121 lines 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Segmented 

To 200 characters 

Display Highlighting 

Reverse video 

Half-intensity blkg udrsc 

Reverse video 

Blink, reverse video 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

Standard 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Une Spacing Display 

1, 2, 3 

1, 2, 3 

1, 2, 3 

1, 2, 3 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 2 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 2 

Diablo 40-cps daisywheel 2 

Qume 55-cps daisywheel' 

Printer Buffer Memory 

768 characters 

768 characters 

768 characters 

Unknown 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10/12 proportional 

10/12 proportional 

10/12 proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13" 

13" 

13" 

13.1" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 
Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/document separate 

W/document separate 

W/document separate 

W/doc or separate doc 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

English language 

English language 

English language 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Standard/opt. bypass 

Std./opt bypass 

Forms Input 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Automatic 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Title/History 

Title/History 

Title/History 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Two 

Two 

Two 

Three 

Keylock 

None 

None 

None 

Optional 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Data base password 

Data base password 

Data base password 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Automatic via dictionary 

Automatic via dictionary 

Automatic via dictionary 

Manual w/hot zone; scan 
w/operator decision, auto 
via algorithm 

Auto input Underlining 

Word/continuous 

Word/continuous 

Word/continuous 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

On page 

On page 

On page 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'Combination of CRT's 

'Combination of CRT's 

'Combination of CRT's 

'Diablo 35-cps daisy- 

OTHER FEATURES 

& daisywheel printers; 
line printer may be 
added 

2 200 , 430 , 730, Ipm 
printers available 

& daisywheel printers; 
line printer may be 
added 

2 200 , 430, 730, Ipm 
printers available 

& daisywheel printers, 
line printer may be 
added 

2 200, 430, 730 Ipm 
printers available 

wheel 

'Information not updated 


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Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-709 
Word Processing Systems 



Barrister Info. Sys. 

Barrister Info. Sys. 

Burroughs 

COMPANY 

Barrister/410 

Barrister/510 

Barrister/520 

OFIS 1 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont’d) 

1-4, line increments 

1-4, line increments 

1-4, line increments 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Std., Arabic/Roman 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Std., Altrntg even/odd 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Auto/w/in document 

Auto/w/in document 

Auto/w/in document 

None 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard, background or 
interactive 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Assembly and stored 

Assembly and stored 

Assembly and stored 

Standard, background or 

Document Assembly/Merge 

text 

text 

text 

interactive 


Segments, 120 char. 

Segments, 120 char. 

Segments, 120 char. 

By doc., page no., up to 

Search Capability 

string, page no., docu- 

string, page no., docu- 

string, page no., docu- 

64-char, string, C, W, 


ment title 

ment title 

ment title 

L, P 


C, W, L, Block 

C, W, L, Block 

C, W, L, Block 

By document, page, block, 
C, W, L, P 

Delete Capability 

120 character string. 

120 character string, 

120 character string, 

Standard, 64 character 

Global Search & Replace 

auto or selective 

auto or selective 

auto or selective 

string, one pass, back¬ 
ground 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Alphanumeric, 10 levels 

Standard 

Auto File Sort 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

None 

None 

None 

Optional 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

None 

None 

None 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard’ 

Availability 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Asynchronous or bisyn- 

Asy. TTY trans./IIO to 

Protocols & Speed 

chronous ASCII, B/Net, 

chronous ASCII; 300- 

chronous ASCII, B/Net, 

1200 baud; direct-con- 


LAN, 300- 9600 bps 

9600 bps, B/Net, LAN 

LAN 

nect trans./19,200 baud* 


300-9600 bps; Std., four 

Std., four function. 

300-9600 bps; Std., four 

Standard 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

func., truncation, round- 

truncation, rounding, 

func., truncation, round- 



ing, pic. strings, form. 

pic. strings, form. 

ing, pic. strings, form. 



Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored procedures 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

CP/M 2.2 

Micro operating systems 

None 

None 

None 

Basic 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

Basic-80 

Interpreters 

Various packages 

Various packages 

Various packages 

Various pkgs avail. 

Applications Software 

available 

available' 

available 



Lineprinter, OCR, mag 

Lineprinter, OCR, mag 

Lineprinter, OCR, mag 

Communications, dual 

PERIPHERALS 

tape dr, pap tape punch, 

tape dr, pap tape punch, 

tape dr, pap tape punch, 

hopper sheet feeder. 


cassette tape punch 

cassette tape punch 

cassette tape punch 

forms tractor, shared 
printer interface 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

1980 

1980 

1980 

June 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$105,800' 

$129,500* 

$138,500’ 

Depends on configuration 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Rental 

Third Party 

Third Party 

Third Party 

Available 

Lease 

By Barrister 

By Barrister 

By Barrister 

Available 

Maintenance 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

90 days, 52 hrs. 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

support 

support 

support 



Includes CPU, modem, 

'Same 

'Includes CPU, modem. 

'Links are available with 

REMARKS & 

2-280MB disks, work- 

includes CPU, modem,2- 

2-280MB disks, work- 

IBM networks either 

OTHER FEATURES 

station, operating sys- 

280MB disks, work- 

station, operating 

through 3780 and 3270 


tern, and word processing 

station, operating sys- 

system, and word process^ 

terminal emulation or 



tern, and word processing 

ing 

SNA (SDLC) for file 
transfer 

*2770/2780/3780 



SEPTEMBER 1984 


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WP11-040-710 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Computer Consoles, Inc. 

CPT Corp. 

CPT Corp. 

CPT Corp. 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

Office Power 

WordPak II 

SRS 40' 

SRS 45' 

System CPU/Controller 

MC-68000 

-- 

— 

— 

CPU/Controller Memory 

2—4MB 

— 

— 

-- 

System Storage Media 

Disk 

14" Winchester (1 or 2) 

5'A" Winchester 

Disk/30MB 

Storage Capacity 

70MB disk 

24.8MB per disk usable 

5MB to 10MB 

30, 60, 70MB, 

File Organization 

Hierarchical (UNIX)— 

Page or document (range 

Page or document 

page or document 

directories/files 

of pages) 

(range of pages) 

(range of pages) 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

32 ports avail for any 

8 

2 

8 2 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

combination of key¬ 
stations and printers 

16 ’ 

4 2 

16 3 

Screen Size & Type 

12"diagonal CRT 

14" diagonal CRT 

14" diagonal CRT 

14" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Black on white 

Display Buffer Memory 

64KB 

10 to 12K characters 

10 to 12K characters 

10 to 12K characters 

Format & Capacity 

29 lines by 80 chars. 

54 lines by 80 chars. 

54 lines by 80 chars 

54 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

2320 characters 

— 

— 

— 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

U, D. R, L, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R. U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

Virtual 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Virtual 

Virtual, to 240 chars. 

Virtual, to 240 chars. 

Virtual, to 240 chars. 

Display Highlighting 

Reverse Video 

None 

None 

None 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

Single, double, triple 

Standard, 1, 2, or 3 

Standard, 1, 2, or 3 

Standard, 1, 2, or 3 

Line Justify Display 

Interword 

None 

None 

None 

Underscore Display 

Yes 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

No; on output only 

Cn displ hidden arrows 

Footnote hidden arrows 

Can view hidden arrows 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Thimble-20, 33 & 55-cps 

45-cps Rotary 2 

45-cps Rotary 3 

45-cps Rotary 4 

Printer Buffer Memory 

256 characters 

— 

— 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10. 12. 15 

10, 12, 15. PS 

10, 12, 15, PS 

10, 12, 15, PS 

Writing Line Width 

136 columns at 10 cps' 

13.6" 

13.6" 

13.6" 

Carriage Paper Width 

Up to 16" 

14" 

14" 

14" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

None 

None 

None 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

Standard 

W/doc or on control pg. 

W/doc or on control pg. 

W/doc or on control pg. 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard/or bypass 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

None 

Standard, partial 

Standard, partial 

Standard, partial 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Standard 

7 

7 

7 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

None 

None 

None 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Operator assigned title 

Oper. asgnd/title/ref/pg# 

Oper. asgnd/title/ref/pg# 

Oper. asgnd/title/ref/pg# 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

None 

None 

None 

Document access password 

Yes 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Five 

1 

1 

1 

Keylock 

On processor 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 


— 

— 

— 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Scan w/operator 

Std auto w/operator 

Std auto w/operator 

Manual w/Hot Zone; word- 


decision; manual w/hot 

selection of word-wrap & 

selection of word-wrap & 

wrap; Auto is std deflt 


zone, auto via algorith. 

manual w/hot zone 

manual w/hot zone 

oper select auto-select 

Auto Input Underlining 

Word and Continuous 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

on page and within 
column 

Standard, on page 

Standard, on page 

Standard, on page 

REMARKS & 

'163 at 12 cps 

'Prts attchd thru console 

'Shared access for 2 

'Central storage for up 

OTHER FEATURES 


2 160-cps Matrix 1. 15- 
pitch not available. 

Matrix 1 carriage paper 
width is 15". 

terminals to a Disk Unit 

30 

2 Prtrs attchd. thru 
consoles 

3 160-cps Matrix 1 & 

Page Printer 1 also 
available 

to 8 CPT consoles 
2 Consoles may be up to 
1000 ft. from the 

SRS 45 unit 

3 Prntrs attchd thru con¬ 
soles 

4 160-cps Matrix 1 & Page 
Printer 1 also available 


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Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-711 
Word Processing Systems 


Computer Consoles, Inc. 

CPT Corp. 

CPT Corp. 

CPT Corp. 

COMPANY 

Office Power 

WordPak II 

SRS 40 

SRS 45 1 

MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard, using inter¬ 
document move/copy or 
using phrase libraries 

Doc, page.or para assbly; 
stored & merged w/kybrd 
text 

Doc, page, or para 
assbly; stored & merged 
w/kybrd text 

Doc, page, or para assem¬ 
bly; stored & merged 
w/kybrd text 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Word or character 
strings, page 

Document name, pg., word 
cursor position 

Document name, page, 
word cursor position 

Document name, pg., word 
cursor position 

Search Capability 

C,W,L,P,specified block 

C, W. L, P, Page 

C, W, L, P, Page 

C, W, L, P, Page 

Delete Capability 

70 characters; 1 
string per pass; auto¬ 
matic and selective; 
foreground 

Automatic or semi-auto¬ 
matic; up to 25-char, 
strings 

Automatic or semi-auto¬ 
matic; up to 25-char, 
strings 

Automatic or semi-auto¬ 
matic; up to 25-char, 
strings 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Cgpy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard, not 
restricted 

Standard—screen & disk; 
up to 7 levels 

Standard—screen & disk; 
up to 7 levels 

Standard—screen & disk; 
up to 7 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Optional 

Standard—bkgrnd or 
frgrnd; approx. 100; 

240 char, line 

Standard—bkgrnd or 
frgrnd; approx. 100, 

240 char line 

Standard—bkgrnd or 
frgrnd approx. 100, 

240 char, line 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard & optional 1 

Standard, on consoles 

Standard, on consoles 

Standard, on consoles 

Availability 

Std—ASCII TTY & TCP/IP 
to 19.2KB 300/1200 baud 
asynchronous 

TTY/5600 bps; 3270/ 
9600 bps; 2770/3780/ 
9600 bps; 2780/9600 bps 

TTY/5600 bps; 3270/ 
9600 bps; 2770/3780/ 
9600 bps; 2780/9600 bps 

TTY/5600 bps; 3270/ 
9600 bps; 2770/3780/ 
9600 bps 2780/9600 bps 

Protocols & Speed 

Standard 

Standard, full function 1 ; 
CPT MathPak/Shortcut 

Standard, full function 1 ; 
CPT MathPak/Shortcut 

Standard, full function 2 

CPT MathPak/Shortcut 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

PERPOS—UNIX 

CP/M 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

C, Cobol, Fortran 

Standard 2 

Standard 2 

Standard 3 

Compilers 

Basic 

Standard 2 

Standard 2 

Standard 3 

Interpreters 

Electronic Spreadsheet, 
User-Defined Appl. Pkg. 

Standard 2 

Standard 2 

Standard 3 

Applications Software 

Draft/letter quality 
line printer; IBM 6670 
aser printer; Xerox 

2700 laser printer 

Rotary VI(Qume) 40-cps; 
Rot VII (Qume) 40-cps 
twin trk; Rot VIII 
(Ricoh) 45-cps; prntr 
multi.; dual sheet fdr 3 

Rotary VI (Qume) 40-cps; 
Rot VII (Qume) 40-cps 
twin trk; Rot VIII 
(Ricoh) 45-cps; prntr 
multi.; dual sheet fdr 3 

Rotary VI (Qume) 40-cps; 
Rot VII (Qume) 40-cps 
twin trk; Rot VIII 
(Ricoh) 45-cps; prntr 
multi.; dual sheet fdr 4 

PERIPHERALS 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

11981 

August 1982 

June 1983 

September 1983 

First Delivery Date 

JSA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

Depends on configuration 

Depends on configuration 

Depends on configuration 

Depends on configuration 

Purchase 

N/A 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Rental 

1 /3/5 year 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Lease 

Monthly fees 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Maintenance 

Various packages avail¬ 
able 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

'Options—bisync. 2780/ 

'With comparisons, pause/ 

'With comparisons, pause/ 

'Unit provides private 

REMARKS & 

3780/3270 to 9600 baud; 
SNA 3270 

1 

enter, jump and execute 
2 Various others avail, 
on consoles 

3 Matrix l/1600-cps; 

Page Printer l-12pg/min 

enter, jump and execute 
2 Various others available 
on consoles 
"Matrix l/160-cps 

Page Printer l-12pg/min 

and shared storage for 
each console, DP & WP 
files. 

"With comparisons, pause/ 
enter, jump and execute 
"Various others available 
on consoles 
“Matrix l/160-cps; 

Page Printer l-12pg/min 

OTHER FEATURES 


SEPTEMBER 1984 


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WP11-040-712 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

CPT Corp. 

Data Processing Design 

Exxon Office Systems 

Exxon Office Systems 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

Phoenix 

Word-11 

8411 Controller Series; 
8421 Controller Series 

8431 Controller Series 

System CPU/Controller 

Intel 8085 & 8086 

PR0350/PDP-11 /VAX 

Zilog Z8000 Mod 11 or 21 

Zilog Z8000 Model 31 

CPU/Controller Memory 

512KB 

— 

512KB to 1MB’ 

512KB to 2MB 

System Storage Media 

Disk-2 drives 

80KB-8MB 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

312KB-1.2MB per disk 

Disk, diskette, mag. tape 

18MB expandable 2 

80MB exp. to 320MB/disk' 

File Organization 

Page or document 

To 1.4 billion chars. 

By doc. name & account 

By document name, numbe 

By document name, no. 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

2 

60 

8 (16 max/8421 Series) 

16 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

DISPLAY FEATURES 


60 letter-quality' 

8 (16 max/8421 Series) 

16 

Screen Size & Type 

High Resolution CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Black on white 

White on gray . 

White on black 

White on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

12KB characters 

2-4KB characters 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Format & Capacity 

58 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 or 132 cha 

20 lines by 80 chars. 

20 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

Scrolls to 240 

1920 or 3168 characters 

1600 characters 

1600 characters 

Character Generation 

— 

5 x 7 or 7 x 9 dot matrix 

10x12 dot matrix 

10x12 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R along bottom line 

L, R, U, D, HL, HR 

L, R, U, D, HL. HR 

Vertical Scrolling 

Unlimited 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Virtual, to 240 chars. 

Standard 

Standard to 256 chars. 

Standard to 256 chars. 

Display Highlighting 

Bold 

Standard 

Reverse video 

Reverse video 

Character Size Control 

— 

Standard 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

— 

Codes only 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Spacing Display 

— 

Codes only 

None 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

Standard, 1, 2, or 3 

Codes only 

Single space only 

Single space only 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Codes only 

Standard 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Semi-Auto 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Rotary-45 cps’ 

30-to 55-cps daisywheel' 

Exxon 935 35-cps dsywl 3 

Exxon 935 35-cps dsywl 2 

Printer Buffer Memory 

— 

Printer dependent 

— 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15, PS 

10/12/15/proportional 

10, 12. 15, PS 

10, 12, 15, PS 

Writing Line Width 

13.6" 

15.3", 255 chars. 

13"/22" 

13"/22" 

Carriage Paper Width 

14" 

28" 

9.2"/15" 

9.2"/15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Matrix 1 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/doc or on control pg. 

W/document 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

N/A 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard, w/list proc. 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

7 

Unlimited 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Prioritizing 

First in, first out 

Standard 

FIFO, oper. controlled 

FIFO, oper. controlled 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Oper. asgnd up to 240 ch 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

— 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

— 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard 

None 

By file cabinet 

By file cabinet 

No. of priority levels 

— 

Two 

Three 

Three 

Keylock 

— 

None 

None 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

— 

— 

Confidential documents 

Confidential documents 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Auto via algorithm w/ 
operator option for word 
wrap or manual 

Semi-automatic 

Auto, scan w/Hot Zone 

Auto, scan w/hot zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard (Word) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

Standard (page) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

’Matrix l/160-cps 

'Qume, Xerox, Diablo 

’To 2MB for 8421 Series 

’600KB/diskette 

OTHER FEATURES 

Page Printer-12 pg per 
minute 

daisywheel or NEC Spin- 
writer; twin-track and 
draft printers 
■Information not updated 

2 Storage capacity is 

32MB for 8421 Series, 
expandable to 128MB 
3 Model Qume Sprint 10 

2 Model Qume Sprint 10. 
The Exxon 940 wide-track 
and 965 ink jet printers 
also available 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
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Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-71-3 
Word Processing Systems 


CPT Corp. 

Data Processing Design 

Exxon Office Systems 

Exxon Office Systems 

COMPANY 

Phoenix 

Word-11 

8411 Controller Series; 
8421 Controller Series 

8431 Controller Series 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard/output 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard (can alt. l/r) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Assemble & merge are 

Stored text assembled & 

Auto, merge to document 

Auto, merge to document 

Document Assembly/Merge 

standard 

merged w/lists, process., 
boilerplate or kybd. text 

and/or printer 

and/or printer 


Document title, pg, line, 

50-char, strings 

By cursor and by char- 

By cursor and by char- 

Search Capability 

para, word, character 


acter string, 20 attrib- 

acter string, 20 attrib- 



ute search 

ute search 


Char, word, para, line. 

C, W, L, S, Para, Page; 

C, L, Text Segment, 

C, L, Text Segment, 

Delete Capability 

page, disk 

previewed delete 

block, & document 

block, & document 


Automatic or semi-auto- 

50-char., search; unlim- 

40-character string. 

40-character string. 

Global Search & Replace 

matic; up to 25-char, 
strings, background & 
foreground 

Standard 

ited char, replace, 
selective 

single or global 

single or global 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Semi-automatic 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard—screen & disk; 

Standard, on disk 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto File Sort 

up to 7 levels 

10 levels 




Standard—bkgrnd or 

Standard, variable levels 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

frgrnd; approx. 80—up 

over 30 criteria, bkgrnd 




to 240 characters 

or foregnd. 




Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard hardware 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

TTY 3270/2270/ 

Async. ASCII 

Async. batch, 110-9600 

Async. batch, 100-9600 

Protocols & Speed 

3780/2780 

110 to 9600 bps 

bps; Bisync, batch. 

bps; Bisync, batch. 




2400-4800 bps’ 

2400-4800 bps’ 


MathPack/Shortcut option 

Standard, 4-function, 

Standard 

Standard 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

full function w/decision 

col. verifi., in list 




capabilities 

proc. column summa. 




Standard—enhanced w/ 

Standard, 100 different 

Standard 

Standard 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

Shortcut option 

per user 



EDP CAPABILITY 

— 

Standard 

None 

None 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M 

CP/M' 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Micro operating systems 

Var languages avail 

Standard 2 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Compilers 

Var languages avail 

Standard, Basic 

CP/M 

CP/M 

Interpreters 

Various appl. avail' 

Various packages avail. 

CP/M 2 

CP/M 2 

Applications Software 

Rotary VI(Qume) 40-cps; 

OCR, photocomp, line 

Sheet feeder, forms 

Sheet feeder, forms 

PERIPHERALS 

Rot VII (Qume) 40-cps 

printers 

tractor, printer sharing. 

tractor printer sharing 


twin trk; Rot VIII 


50-cps dyswl, 40-cps 



(Ricoh) 45-cps; prntr 


wide track, & ink jet 



multi.; dual sheet fdr 2 


printers 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

Dec 1983 

August 1977 

July 1983 

July 1983 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

Depends on configuration 

$595 to $9,500 

Depending on config- 

Depending on 

Purchase 



uration 

configuration 


Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Rental 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Lease 

Available 

By manufacturer 

Available 

Available 

Maintenance 

Available 

6 months 

Available 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

Pricing & support & 

'Simulators available 

'Bisynchronous communi- 

'Bisynchronous communi- 

REMARKS & 

service may vary with 

from third party 

cations accessed through 

cations accessed through 

OTHER FEATURES 

dealers 

2 Basic, Fortran, Cobol, 

electronic mail inter- 

electronic mail inter- 


'Integrated graphics. 

Pascal, others 

face 

face 


scientific equations 


2 Legal applications & 

2 legal applications & 


and formulas, speed 
typing, and business 
graphics 

2 6-pen plotter 


various others available 

various others available 



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WP11-040-714 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Interactive Computer 

Interactive Computer 

Interactive Computer 

Interactive Computer 

MODEL 

System 900 

900 Series 

1600 Series 

8600 Series 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 
System CPU/Controller 

DEC POP 11-34/11-70 

Intel 8085 

Z80A microprocessor 

Intel 8086 

CPU/Controller Memory 

192KB 

192KB 

64KB 

512KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

IFD, diskette 

Disk, diskettes 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

516KB chars./diskette 

IFD to 20MB/dkt to 4MB 

1 6MB 

To 4MB 

File Organization 

-- 

By document name & page 

By document name & page 

By document name & page 



number 

number 

number 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 


5 

2 or mon 

4 

Max. No. Printers Supported 


2 

2 or more 

5 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

Screen Size & Type 

12' diagonal CRT 

9" diagonal CRT 

1 2” diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

— 

Green on dark green 

Green on dark green 

Green on dark green 

Display Buffer Memory 

2KB characters 

6KB characters 

Not available 

8KB characters 

Format & Capacity 

21 lines by 96 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

2016 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

7x9 dot matrix 

9x11 dot matrix 

9x11 dot matrix 

10x14 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U. D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

L, R, U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Horizontal Scrolling 

None 

None 

Segmented 

None 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

None 

None 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

Standard 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Line Spacing Display 

None 

None 

Standard 

None 

Line Justify Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Stored Form Recall/Dispiay 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Diablo daisy 45-cps 2 

120-cps dot matrix 

Various models 

Various models 

Printer Buffer Memory 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

To 12 

Loadable font 

Various 

— 

Writing Line Width 

13" 

7 Vi" 

13" 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

9" 

14" 

14" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

-- 

None 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

None 2 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

None 

None 

Optional 

Optional 

Stored Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

— 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

— 

None 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

— 

Standard 

Printout Queuing 

None 

None 

Optional 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

— 

— 

— 

Unlimited 

Prioritizing 

-- 

— 

Optional 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

— 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

— 

By document title/project 

By document title 

By document title 

System Security 

Optional 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

— 

— 

— 

Standard 

Document access password 

— 

— 

— 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

— 

— 

— 

1 

Keylock 

— 

Optional 

— 

None 

Other 

-- 

— 

— 

— 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

None 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual discretionary 

Man. w/hot zone; scan w/ 

Manual w/hot zone; scan 

Manual w/Hot Zone 


hyphens 

operator decision 

w/operator decision; auto 
via algorithm 


Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Continuous 

— 

Continuous/word 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

On page 

On page 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'180-cps dot matrx prin- 




OTHER FEATURES 

ters & 300 Ipm bidirec¬ 
tional line printers 
also avail.; 200-cps 
multi-font dot matrix 





printer 





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WP11-040-71 5 
Word Processing Systems 


Interactive Computer' 


System 900 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Standard 


Stored text assembled & 
merged with keyboarded 
| text 

By document & page no., 
& file name 


C, W, L, S, P specified 
block 

Keyword global replace 


Standard 

None 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

None 


Optional 

ASCII & IBM CMC at 
110 to 4800 baud 

Full 


Standard 

APL 

Full accounting, inven., 
financial modeling' 

Line printer, punch card 
reader, RS-232 devices 2 


January 1979 
Canada 


From $450 to $500/mo. 
(5-yr.) 

Approx. $ 150/mo. 

90 days parts & labor; 

1 day training 
'Mailing list/list 
maint., cost acct. & 
others 

2 Also mark sense reader 


900 Series 


Interactive Computer 


Standard 

Standard during output 

Standard 

None 

Standard 


Stored text assembled & 
merged with keyboarded 
text 

By character string 


C, W, L, S, P, or 
specified block 
Auto & selective; 
up to 30 char, string 


Standard 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

None 


None 

None 


Optional 

ASCII & IBM CMC at 
50 to 19,200 baud 

None 


None 


Optional 
Star Basic 
Star Basic 

Various' 

Various printers, 
RS-232 devices, 
modem 


USA 

$6,000 to $25,000 
depending on config. 

Not available 

Available 

Time and materials or 
annual contract 
90 days, parts and labor 2 

’Large number of fully 
integrated pkgs. avail. 
2 On-site training—1 day; 
phone support 


Interactive Computer 


1600 Series 


Standard 

Standard during output 

Standard 

None 

Standard 


Standard; stored text 
assembled & merged w/ 
keyboarded text 
By character string; 
text key segments 


C, W, L, S, P, remainder, 
specified block, column 
Up to 30 char, string; 
any mounted file 


Standard 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

None 


None Optional 

None Optional 


Interactive Computer 


COMPANY 


8600 Series 


Standard 

Standard during output 

Standard 

None 

Standard 


Stored text assembled & 
merged with keyboarded 
text 

By document name, page 
no., & file name 


C, W, L, S, P, remainder, 
specified block, column 
Standard 


Standard 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Standard 


Optional 

ASCII & IBM CMC at 
75 to 9600 baud 

None 


None 


Optional 

ASCII & IBM CMC at 
50 to 19,200 baud 

None 


Standard 


None 

CP/M 


Various' 

Various printers, 

RS-232 devices, modem 


1980 

USA 

$2,000 to $10,000 
depending on config. 

Not available 

Available 

Time and materials or 
annual contract 
90 days, parts and labor 2 

’Large number of standard 
applications 
2 Training and phone 
support available 


Standard 

Various' 


Various 2 

Line printer, punch card 
reader, RS-232 devices, 
mark sense reader 


USA 

$10,000 to $30,000 

Available 

Time and materials or 
annual contract 
90 days, parts and labor 

'CPM 86—MPM 86 
M-DOS-MBOS-UNIX 
& OASIS 

2 All business and finan¬ 
cial planning applica¬ 
tions 


MODEL 

TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Variable Line Spacing 
Auto Page Numbering 
Auto Fleaders/Footers 
Auto Footnote Tie-In 
Auto Pagination 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 
Document Assembly/Merge 


Search Capability 

Delete Capability 
Global Search & Replace 


Block Move/Copy 
Column Move/Delete 
Auto Repagination 
Auto Renumbering 
Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 
Auto File Sort 

Auto File Select 


Term Dictionary/Glossary 
Spelling Verification 

COMMUNICATIONS 
Availability 
Protocols & Speed 


ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 


KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

EDP CAPABILITY 
Multiprogramming 
Micro operating systems 
Compilers 
Interpreters 
Applications Software 

PERIPHERALS 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
First Delivery Date 
Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 
Purchase 

Rental 

Lease 

Maintenance 

Warranty & Support 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


SEPTEMBER 1984 


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WP11-040-716 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

MODEL 

5520/020 

5520/021 

5520/030 

5520/031 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

IBM 5525 

IBM 5525 

IBM 5525 

IBM 5525 

CPU/Controller Memory 

Info, not available 

Info, not available 

Info, not available 

Info, not available 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Disk/diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

29MB/disk; IMB/diskt. 

29MB/disk; IMB/diskt. 

29MB/disk; IMB/dskt. 

29MB/disk; IMB/dskt. 

File Organization 

Document, page 

Document, page 

Document, page 

Document, page 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

6 

8 

12 

12 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

3 

3 

6 

6 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

15’ diagonal CRT 

15’ diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15’ diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on dark 

Green on dark 

Green on dark 

Green on dark 

Display Buffer Memory 

8KB 

8KB 

8KB 

8KB 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

8 x 16 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

Contextual C, W, L, P 

Contextual C, W, L, P' 

Contextual C, W, L, P 

Contextual C, W, L, P’ 

Vertical Scrolling 

Line, page 

Line, page 

Line, page 

Line, page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

To 172 characters 

To 255 characters 

To 172 characters 

To 255 characters 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

12-pitch 

12-pitch 

12-pitch 

12-pitch 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

Single space 

Single space 

Single space 

Single space 

Line Justify Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Standard 2 

Standard 

Standard 2 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

40, 60-cps daisywheel’ 

40, 60-cps daisywheel 3 

40, 60-cps daisywheel’ 

40, 60-cps daisywheel 3 

Printer Buffer Memory 

Unknown 

Unknown 

Unknown 

Unknown 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13.2’ 

13.2" or 17" 

13.2" 

13.2" or 17" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15.4" 

15.4" or 19" 

15.4" 

15.4" or 19" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Three 

Four 

Three 

Three 

Keylock 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual, adjustable hot 

Manual, adjustable hot 

Manual, adjustable hot 

Manual, adjustable hot 


zone, scan 

zone, scan 

zone, scan 

zone, scan 

Auto Input Underlining 

By word 

By word 

By word 

By word 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

'5258 ink jet printer. 

'Also bidirectional 

’5259 ink jet printer 

’Also directional cursor 

OTHER FEATURES 

& 6670 laser printer 

cursor.2, 80-char, lines 
2 Also displayable sym¬ 
bols 

3 5258 ink jet printer 
& 6670 laser primer 

& 6670 laser printer 

2 Also displayable symbol 
3 5258 ink jet printer & 
6670 laser printer 


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WP11-040-717 
Word Processing Systems 


IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

COMPANY 

5520/020 

5520/021 

5520/030 

5520/031 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard (1, 1%. 2, 3) 

Standard (1, 116, 2. 3) 

Standard (1, 116, 2, 3) 

Standard (1, 116, 2, 3) 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

None 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 1 

Standard 1 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard, background 

Standard, background 

Standard, background 

Standard, background 

Document Assembly/Merge 

or interactive 

or interactive 

or interactive 

or interactive 


By doc., page no., char- 

By doc., page no., char- 

By doc., page no., char- 

By doc., page no., char- 

Search Capability 

acter string, C, W, L, P 

acter string, C, W, L, P 

acter string, C, W, L, P 

acter string, C, W, L, P 


By document, page, block, 

By document, page, block, 

By document, page, block. 

By document, page, block, 

Delete Capability 

C, W, L, P 

C, W, L, P 

C, W, L. P 

C, W, L, P 


Standard, 79 character, 

Standard, 79 character. 

Standard, 79 character, 

Standard, 79 character. 

Global Search & Replace 

48 strings, background 

48 strings, background. 

48 strings, background. 

48 strings, background. 


4 search options 

4 search options 

4 search options 

4 search options 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard, 6 levels 

Standard, 6 levels 

Standard, 6 levels 

Standard, 6 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

None 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

None 

Standard 

None 

Standard 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard 

Standard 2 

Standard 

Standard 1 

Availability 

SDLC, bisynchronous. 

SDLC, bisynchronous, 

SDLC, bisynchronous, 

SDLC, bisynchronous. 

Protocols & Speed 

1200-9600 bps 

1200-9600 bps 

1200-9600 bps 

1200-9600 bps 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Stored procedures 

Stored procedures 

Stored procedures 

Stored procedures 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Multiprogramming 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Micro operating systems 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Interpreters 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Applications Software 

5321 Mag Card unit 

5321 Mag Card unit 

5321 Mag Card unit 

5321 Mag Card unit 

PERIPHERALS 

February 1980 




BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

March 1983 

November 1980 

March 1983 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

$16,780 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$18,780 

$31,260 

$33,260 

Purchase 

$1172 

$1326 

$1704 

$1858 

Rental 

$1120 

$1265 

$1630 

$1775 

Lease 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Maintenance 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

REMARKS & 

Version 1. 

Version 2 

Version 1 

Version 2 

OTHER FEATURES 

’Background or inter- 

'Background or inter- 


’3270 Emulation (SNA 


active 

active 


and BSC) available 



2 32 70 Emulation (SNA 
and BSC) available 





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WP11-040-718 

word Processing Systems Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

MODEL 

5520/032 

5520/040 

5520/050 

5520/051 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

IBM 5525 

IBM 5525 

IBM 5525 

IBM 5525 

CPU/Controller Memory 

Info, not available 

Info, not available 

Info, not available 

Info, not available 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Disk/2 Dskt. 

Disk/2 Dskt. 

Storage Capacity 

58MB/disk; IMB/dskt. 

65MB/disk; IMB/dskt. 

130MB/disk; 23MB/dskt. 

130MB/disk; 23MB/dskt. 

File Organization 

Document, page 

Document, page 

Document, page 

Document, page 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

15 

18 

18 

18 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

12 

12 

12 

12 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on dark 

Green on dark 

Green on dark 

Green on dark 

Display Buffer Memory 

8KB 

8KB 

8KB 

8KB 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

8x16 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

8x16 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

Contextual C. W, L, P' 

Contextual C, W, L, P 

Contextual C, W, L, P 

Contextual C, W, L, P’ 

Vertical Scrolling 

Line, page 

Line, page 

Line, page 

Line, page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

To 255 characters 

To 172 characters 

To 172 characters 

To 255 characters 

Display Highlighting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

12-pitch 

12-pitch 

12-pitch 

12-pitch 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

Single space 

Single space 

Single 

Single space 

Line Justify Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 2 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 2 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

40, 60-cps daisywheel 3 

40, 60-cps daisywheel' 

40, 60-cps daisywheel 

40, 60-cps daisywheel 3 

Printer Buffer Memory 

Unknown 

Unknown 

Unknown 

Unknown 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" or 17" 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13.2" or 17" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15.4" or 19" 

15.4" 

15.4" 

15.4" or 19" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

W/doc or separate doc 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Character Printout 

None 

Nfene 

None 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No of Pages/Documents 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Three 

Three 

Three 

Four 

Keylock 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Manual, adjustable hot 

Manual, adjustable hot 

Manual, adjustable hot 

Manual, adjustable hot 


zone, scan 

zone, scan 

zone, scan 

zone, scan 

Auto Input Underlining 

By word 

By word 

By word 

By word 

Auto Centering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

REMARKS & 

’Also directional cursor 

'5258 ink jet printer 

'5258 ink jet printer & 

'Also directional cursor 

OTHER FEATURES 

2 Also displayable symbol 
3 5258 ink jet printer & 
6670 laser printer 

& 6670 laser printer 

6670 laser printer 

2 Also displayable symbol 
3 5258 ink jet printer & 
6670 laser printer 


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REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


SEPTEMBER 1984 







WP11-040-719 

Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems word Processing Systems 


IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

IBM 

COMPANY 

5520/032 

5520/040 

5520/050 

5520/051 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard (1, Vh, 2, 3) 

Standard (1, Vh, 2, 3) 

Standard (1, 1V4, 2, 3) 

Standard (1, Vh. 2, 3) 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

None 

None 

Standard 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard’ 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard, background 

Standard, background 

Standard; background 

Standard, background 

Document Assembly/Merge 

or interactive 

or interactive 

or interactive 

or interactive 


By doc., page no., char- 

By doc., page no., char- 

By doc., page no., char- 

By doc., page no., char- 

Search Capability 

acter string, C, W, L, P 

acter string, C, W, L, P 

acter string, C, W, L, P 

acter string, C, W, L, P 


By document, page, block, 

By document, page, block. 

By document, page, block, 

By document, page, block. 

Delete Capability 

C. W, L, P 

C, W, l_, P 

C, W, L, P 

C, W, L, P 


Standard, 79 character. 

Standard, 79 character, 

Standard, 79 character. 

Standard, 79 character. 

Global Search & Replace 

48 strings, background. 

48 strings, background, 

48 strings, background 

48 strings, background, 


4 search options 

4 search options 

4 search options 

4 search options 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard, 6 levels 

Standard, 6 levels 

Standard, 6 levels 

Standard, 6 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

None 

None 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard 

None 

None 

Standard 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard' 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard' 

Availability 

SDLC, bisynchronous. 

SDLC, bisynchronous. 

SDLC, bisynchronous. 

SDLC, bisynchronous, 

Protocols & Speed 

1200-9600 bps 

1200-9600 bps 

1200-9600 bps 

1200-9600 bps 


Standard w/rec. proc. 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

Standard w/rec. proc. 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Stored procedures 

Stored procedures 

Stored procedures 

Stored procedures 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Multiprogramming 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Micro operating systems 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Interpreters 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Applications Software 

5321 Mag Card unit 

5321 Mag Card unit 

5321 Mag Card unit 

5321 Mag Card unit 

PERIPHERALS 





BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

March 1983 

November 1980 

November 1980 

March 1983 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$39,740 

$41,280 

$50,170 

$52,170 

Purchase 

$2350 

$2479 

$3002 

$3156 

Rental 

$2245 

$2370 

$2870 

$3015 

Lease 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Maintenance 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

Uses IBM 5520 program 

REMARKS & 

Version 2 

Version 1 

Version 1 

Version 2 

OTHER FEATURES 

'3270 Emulation (SNA 


'Background or inter- 

'3270 Emulation (SNA 


and BSC) available 


active 

and BSC) available 



SEPTEMBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 







WP11-040-720 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

IBM 

Lanier 

Megadata Corp. 

NBI 

MODEL 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 

8100/DOSF' 

System 5000 Network 
Controller 

8174 Model 1 

OASys 8 

System CPU/Controller 

8130/8140/8150 

Z80B-6MHZ 

8188 Terminal 

System 8 ICU 

CPU/Controller Memory 

256KB to 2MB 

256KB to 1024KB 

128KB to 256KB 

Intel 8086/512KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk/diskette 

Rigid disk 

5 V*" Winchester 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

29MB to 639MB 

10MB to 100MB 

700KB 

10MB/disk’ 

File Organization 

By document name 

— 

By document 

By directory 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

62* 

Up to 40 

16 

6* 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

DISPLAY FEATURES 

To a combined max. of 

61 coax devices 

Up to 30 

8 

4* 

Screen Size & Type 

15' diagonal CRT 

12' CRT 

15’ CRT 

14" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on black 

Green on charcoal 

Lt. green on dk green 

Gray/white, amber/black 

Display Buffer Memory 

1920 to 3440 chars. 

12,240 Temp Mode 

-. 

4000 characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines x 80 char. 

-- 

25 lines by 80 chars 

Total Characters 

1920-3440 characters 

1920 

1920 

2000 characters 

Character Generation 

7 x 9; 9 x 16 dot matrix 

7x9 dot matrix 

— 

9x13 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U. D, H 

13 positions 

U, D, L, R, H 

L, R, U, D, next/prev. pg 

Vertical Scrolling 

Page segment 

Virtual 

72 lines 

Line, page, virtual 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Page segment 

144 characters 

Up to 132 char/one screer 

Char/word/end-begin line 

Display Highlighting 

Stand., reverse 3 

Standard 

Bold 

Reverse video 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

No • 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

Format display 

No 

Displays line ends 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

Format display 

Yes 

Displays line ends 

Line Spacing Display 

Browse mode only (1,2&3) 

Format display 

No 

Displays line count 

Line Justify Display 

Browse mode only 

Format display 

Yes 

Displays line ends 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Single & double 

Yes 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes only 

Code display 

No 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

None 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

No 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

d 

Yes 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Daisywheel 40,55,60-cps 

Impact 27 cps-45 cps’ 

55 cps-letter quality 

35, 55-cps daisywheel 3 

Printer Buffer Memory 

125 to 650 LPM 

Key-to-disk to print 

— 

2KB RAM, 4KB ROM 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

Up to 210KB 

10, 12, 15. 20 

10, 12, 15 

6/8/10/12/15 4 

Writing Line Width 

10/12/13/15 

Impact 14", Matrix 132 

132 characters 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

13.r 

Impact 16.5",Matrix 132 

13.5" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

15' 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard (Interword Sp.) 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

No 

Standard 

Stored Format 

Standard 

Standard 

W/document 

W/in direc. or w/doc. 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard w/in direc. 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

— 

Help facilities 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Menu bypass 

Forms Input 

None 

Standard 

Automatic 

Optional, auto 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

None 

No 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Elec. Mail option 

Yes 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

Unlimited 

Index report 

Yes 

72 documents 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Elec. Mail option 

No 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard via direcs. 

Automatic Indexing 

None 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Title, Description 

Yes 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

None 

Optional 

Standard, 8 chars. 

Document access password 

3 

Standard 

Optional 

Standard, 3 chars. 

No. of priority levels 

Standard 

1 

Optional 

Three 

Keylock 

None 

None 

Optional 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

Standard 

— 

Auto para numbering 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Automatic 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Standard 

Standard (scan) 

Auto 

System scan, adjustable 
hot zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Standard 

Standard & double 

Continuous 

Word & continuous 

Auto Centering 


Standard 

Page & column 

On pg., w/in col. 

REMARKS & 

’Distributed Office Sup- 

’Dot matrix- 80 cps to 


’185KB-1MB chars/diskt 

OTHER FEATURES 

port Facility 

2 To a combined maximum 
of 62 coax devices; ad¬ 
ditional displays and 
printers available on 
loop 

3 Only available on an 

8775 

150 cps 


2 Max. 8 I/O devices 
3 Options: wide-track, 
twin-track, line print¬ 
ers; 35-cps 10/12/15- 
pitch spacing printer 
std, laser 

4 Proportional 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


SEPTEMBER 1984 




Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


WP11-040-721 
Word Processing Systems 


IBM 

Lanier 

Megadata Corp. 

NBI 

COMPANY 

8100/DOSF 

System 5000 Network 
Controller 

8174 Model 1 

OASys 8 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

1, 1 Vi, 2, 2'h. 3, 3'/a 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard 

Output 

During input, output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Std, odd/even/all pages 

Auto Headers/Footers 

None 

Standard 

W/document 

W/in doc. 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Stored text assembled & 
merged w/keyboarded text 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

to form new doc. 

By document, page char- 

Standard 

80 characters 

Doc, Pg/control char. 

Search Capability 

acter string, generic 

Single, Multiple 


77-char, string 


C, W, L, S, block, 

Standard 

Char, word, sente, line, 

C, W, Block, line. 

Delete Capability 

column 


para, block, doc 

document, column 


Standard 

Standard 

80 character simul- 

Standard; auto or selec- 

Global Search & Replace 



taneously 

tive replace/delete; 

77-char, string, fore¬ 
ground, matches caps 


Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard 

DataManager 

None 

Optional; on disk, 

70 levels 

Auto File Sort 

Standard 

DataManager 

None 

Optional, 70 levels, 

6 criteria, foreground/ 
background 

Auto File Select 

None 

Standard 

Yes 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard 

EZ-Spell-88,000 words 
3000 user dictionary 

Yes 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

SDLC, 1.2 to 56KB 

TTY-ASCII 2400 bps. 

TTY H2000, IBM 2260 

Async. ASCII, 2741, 

Protocols & Speed 


3780 9600 bps, 3270/ 

U200, IBM 3275, 

2770 TWX, TTY, 2780, 



SNA 9600 bps' 

3271/77 SDLC 

3780, 110 to 9600 bps' 


Standard 

4-function percent. 

Full function 

Optional, full-function, 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 


Ten key pad 


col. & row verify 


None 

EZ-Task 

— 

Optional 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

DataMgr, LBB, CP/M-COS 

Basic/Fortran/C/Pascal 

None 

Multiprogramming 

DPCX' 

CP/M 

UNIX 

None 

Micro operating systems 

Assembler 2 

MPL, C-compiler 

Basic/Fortran/C/Pascal 

None 

Compilers 

None 

Basic 

— 

None 

Interpreters 

Auto correspondence; 

CP/M, MS/DOS, Legal, 

Spread Sheet 

Various packages avail. 

Applications Software 

various 

Medical„ Insurance 2 



Line printer, page 

Diablo 630, Qume, Auto 

Line printer, tape 

Letter quality, dot 

PERIPHERALS 

printer, additional 

feed feeders, Interface 

drive, diskette, hard 

matrix and laser printer 


displays & printers. 

to intelligent printers 

disk 

options, sheet feeder. 


3270 PC emulation 



forms tractor, OCR, 
photocomp. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

May 1981 

July 1983 

May 1983 

September 1980 

First Delivery Date 

USA, UK 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

8130 starts at $19,040 
8140 starts at $26,440 3 

$8,900 and up 3 

$17,500 

Depends on configuration 

Purchase 

Available 

Available 

N/A 

Depends on configuration 

Rental 

3,4,5-yr term leases 

Available 

Third Party 

Depends on configuration 

Lease 

Available 

Available 

$ 150/mo 

Depends on configuration 

Maintenance 

90 days parts & labor 
w/purchase 
'Distributed Processing 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days warranty 

Warranty & Support 

’3270/Bisync 9600 bps 


Dual tray sheet feeder. 

REMARKS 8c 

Control Executive 

2 Business Basic 


Standaiones cable 

OTHER FEATURES 

2 Display management 

3 Price is for Network 


connected, and ICU link 


system & macro language 

Controller only— does 


feature avail. 


3 8150 starts at $75,000 

not include stations or 
printers 


’VT100, 3270 



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REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 




WP11 -040-722 

Word Processing-Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

NBI 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

MODEL 

OASys 64 

WS 140, Master OS 

WS 150, Master OS 

WS 210, Master OS 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

System 64 ICU 

Intel 8086 

Intel 8086 

Intel 8086 

CPU/Controller Memory 

Intel 8086/512KB-1MB 

512KB 

512KB 

640KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Mini-Diskette + 5MB Win. 

Mini-disk. + 16MB Win. 

8" diskette, 8" Winch. 

Storage Capacity 

20/30/60/120MB sys. 

5.6MB + local file' 

16.6MB + local storage' 

120.6MB + local file stor 

File Organization 

By directory 

Document 

Document 

Document 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

Up to 24 WP stations' 

3 

5 

16 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

8; to 12 optional 1 

3 

5 

16 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

14" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Gray/white, amber/black 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Green on black 

Display Buffer Memory 

4000 characters 

Dynamic, 8KB min. 

Dynamic 8KB minimum 

Dynamic 8KB minimum 

Format & Capacity 

25 lines by 80 chars. 

28 lines by 80 chars. 

28 lines by 80 chars. 

28 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

2000 characters 

— 

— 

10 x 15 pixels 

Character Generation 

9x16 dot matrix 

L, R, U, D 2 

L, R, U, D 2 

L, R, U, D 2 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, next/prev. pg 

Line/page/virtual 

Line/page/virtual 

Line/page/virtual 

Vertical Scrolling 

Line, page, virtual 

Segmented to 256 chars. 

Segmented to 256 chars. 

Segmented to 256 chars. 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Char,word,end/begin line 

Hlf intensity, rev video 

Hlf mtsty rev vid 

Hlf intensity rev video 

Display Highlighting 

Reverse video 

None 

None 

None (zoom, std.) 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

Displays line ends 

None 

None 

None (zoom, std.) 

Character Spacing Display 

Displays line ends 

1, 1 Vi, 2, 3 

1, 1 Vi, 2, 3 

1. 1’/2. 2, 3 

Line Spacing Display 

Displays line count 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Line Justify Display 

Displays line ends 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Half intensity 

Half intensity 

Half intensity 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Statistics only 

Statistics only 

Statistics only 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Std./help funct. addt'l. 

Std./help disp. add'l. 

Standard/help funct. 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Thimble 20, 33, 55 cps 3 

Thimble, 20, 33, 55 cps 3 

Thimble 20, 33, 55-cps 3 

Printer Type & Speed 

35. 55-cps daisywheel 2 

256 to 2KB characters 

256 to 2K characters 

256 to 2KB characters 

Printer Buffer Memory 

2KB RAM, 4KB ROM 

10-. 12-. 15-pitch 

10-, 12-, 15-pitch 

10-, 12-, 15-pitch 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

6/8/10/12/15 3 

13.6" (Std.); 22" (wide 

13.6" (std.); 22" (wide 

13.6" (std.) 22" (wt) 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" 

16" (std.); 24" (wide) 

16" (std.); 24" (wide) 

16" (std.) 24" (wt) 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/in direc, or w/doc. 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Default Format 

Standard w/in direc. 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Menu bypass 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Forms Input 

Optional, auto. 

— 

— 

None 

Control Character Printout 

None 

None 

None 

Standard t 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Limited to media 

No. of Pages/Documents 

72 documents 

Limited to media 

Limited to media 

Standard 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard via direcs. 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard, 8 chars. 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard, 3 chars. 

Standard 

Standard 

4 

No. of priority levels 

Three 

Four 

Four 

— 

Keylock 

None 

— 

- - 

— 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

— 

— 

Standard 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Scan w/operator decision- 

Hyphenation 

System scan, adjustable 
hot zone 

Scan w/operator decision 
Std. Auto via algorithm 
opt./dictionary 

Scan w/operator decision 
Std. Auto via algorithm— 
opt./dictionary 

Std. Auto via algorithm 
opt./dictionary 

Auto Input Underlining 

Word & continuous 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Centering 

On pg., w/in col. 

Between margins, tabs 

Between margins, tabs 

Between margins, tabs 

REMARKS & 

'Or up to 100 personal 

'WS 141, 151,211 sup- 

'WS 141, 151,211 sup- 

'WS 141, 151, 211 sup- 

OTHER FEATURES 

computers 

2 0ptions: wide-track, 
twin-track, line print¬ 
ers; 35-cps 10/12/15- 
pitch printer, laser 
3 Proportional 

port 5, 16 or 120MB on¬ 
line local file storage 
respectively 

2 Begin/end doc; begin 
page, next page, previous 
page 

3 Dot matrix 120-cps 
"Information not updated 

port 5, 16 or 120MB 
on-line local file stor¬ 
age, respectively 
2 Begin/end doc; begin 
page, next page, prev. 
page 

3 Dot matrix 120-cps 
"Information not updated 

port 5, 16 or 120MB 
on-line local file stor¬ 
age, respectively 
2 Begin/end doc; begin 
page, next page, prev. 
page 

3 Dot matrix 120-cps 
"Information not updated 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
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IVIUIII- i ermmal wora Processing bystems Word Processing Systems 


NBI 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

NCR Corporation 

COMPANY 

OASys 64 

WS 140, Master OS 

WS 150, Master OS 

WS 210, Master OS 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

During input, output 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Page Numbering 

Std, odd/even/all pages 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

W/in doc. 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

Doc, Pg/control char. 

Global, go to home, find 

Global; go to page; 

Global, go to page, find 

Search Capability 

77-char, string 

string 

find string 

string 


C, W, Block, line, 
document, column 

BS,C,W,L,P,S, block, page 

BS,C,W,L,P,S block,page 

BS,C,W,L,P,S block, page 

Delete Capability 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard; auto or selec- 

Single string, auto and 

Single string, auto and 

Single string, auto and 

tive replace/delete; 

selective, 255 chars. 

selective; 255 chars. 

selective 255 chars. 


77-char, string, fore¬ 
ground, matches caps 

foreground 

foreground 

foreground 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Statistics only 

None 

None 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Optional; on disk 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional, 10 level, alpha 

Auto File Sort 

70 levels 

10 level 

10 level 

num, ascending, descend 


Optional, 70 levels 

Optional 

Optional; 9 criteria 

Optional; 9 criteria 

Auto File Select 

6 criteria, foreground/ 
background 

Standard 


Foreground 

Foreground 


Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Asynch. ASCII, 2741, 

Async, TTY, 300-1200; 

Async, TTY, 300-1200; 

Async TTY, 300-1200; 

Protocols & Speed 

2770 TWX, TTY, 2780, 

BSC 2780/3780, 2400- 

BSC 2780/3780, 

BSC 2780/3780, 2400- 
9600’ 


3780, 110 to 9600 bps’ 

9600’ 

2400-9600 


Optional, full-function, 
col. & row verify 

Row, column, modeling 

Row, column, modeling 

Row, column, modeling 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Optional 

Standard; single key 

Standard; single key 

Standard; single key 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 


undo, redo, recovery 

redo, undo, recovery 

undo, redo, recovery 

EDP CAPABILITY 

None 

To be announced 

To be announced 

Independently run 2 

Multiprogramming 

MS-DOS 

CP/M-86 MS-DOS 

CP/M-86 MS-DOS 

CP/M-86 MS-DOS 

Micro operating systems 

GW Basic 

Basic, Cobol, Fortran 2 

Basic, Fortran, Cobol’ 

Bas, Cob, Fort, Pasc 

Compilers 

None 

Basic 

Basic 

Basic 

Interpreters 

Multiplan, dBase II, 

Financing, modeling/ 

Financial modeling/ 

Financial modeling/Multi- 

Applications Software 

Energraphics 

MultiPlan 

MultiPlan 

Plan 


Letter quality, dot 

Plotters, forms tractor. 

Forms tractor, shared 

Business graphics, 

PERIPHERALS 

matrix and laser printer 

shared peripheral inter- 

peripheral interface. 

plotters, formstractor, 


options, sheet feeder. 

face, single/dual sheet. 

single/dual/envelope 

single, dual sheet, en- 


OCR, photocomp 17MB 

envelope feeders, modems 

feeders, modems, draft 

velope feeders, modems, 


mag tape 

draft pr, acoustic hd. 

pr, acoustic couplers 2 

draft pr., acoustic hd. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

December 1981 

August 1982 

January 1983 

April 1982 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 


1 



PRICING & TERMS 

Depends on configuration 

$6,395 

$9,650 up 

$12,600 up (incl. 10Mb) 

Purchase 

Depends on configuration 

$349/mo. (12 mo.) 

$493/mo. (12 mo.) 

$705/mo. (12 mo.) 

Rental 


$308/mo. (36 mo.) 

$438/mo. (36 mo.) 

$618/mo. (36 mo.) 


Depends on configuration 

Available 

Available 

Available 

Lease 

Depends on configuration 

$990/year 

$1,370 

$2,170/yr. 

Maintenance 

90 days warranty 

90 days + 800 number 

90 days + 800 number 

90 days + 800 num + 
tech, suppt. rep. 

Warranty & Support 

Tape back-up package 

'3270, 2400-9600; 

'Pascal 

'3270, 2400-9600 

REMARKS & 

available, dual tray 

two—RS—232—C ports; 

2 3270, 2400-9600; two— 

2 Each cluster wkstn. runs 

OTHER FEATURES 

sheet feeder, standalones 

one—RS—422 port; auto 

RS-232-C ports, one— 

application program inde- 


cable connected, and ICU 

electronic mail inter- 

RS-422 port, auto 

pendently; auto elec- 


link feature avail. 

connect 

electronic mail inter- 

tronic mail interconnect 


'VT100, 3270 SNA, 3270 
bisync. 

2 Pascal 

connect 




SEPTEMBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 





WP11-040-724 

word Processing Systems Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Philips Info. Sys. Inc. 

Syntrex 

Syntrex 

Wang 

MODEL 

2002; 2004; 2005 

Gemini 

Polaris 

OIS 50 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

2004; 2005 

Multiple 8086 

Multiple 8086 

Z80 microprocessors 

CPU/Controller Memory 

256KB 

312KB 

312KB 

64KB/CPU, 64KB/Wkstn. 

System Storage Media 

Winchester/Diskette 

Redundant Win. disk 

Win. disk, not redundant 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

27MB; 45MB 

26MB-580MB 

10-130MB 

lOMB/disk 

File Organization 

User area by document 
name 

By doc., folder, drawer, 
cabinet, file room 

Document, folder, drawer, 
cabinet, file room 

By doc. and page number 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

1-4 

14 

14 

4 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

1-4 

14’ 

14 

4 I/O devices total 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

12' diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on gray 

Wht on black or Black/whl 

White on black 

Green on gray 

Display Buffer Memory 

8KB characters 

8.5KB characters 

8.5KB 

8KB characters 

Format & Capacity 

31 lines by 80 chars. 

25 lines by 80 chars. 

25 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 char 

Total Characters 

2480 characters 

2000 characters 

2000 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

8x15 dot matrix 

9x12 dot matrix 

9x12 dot matrix 

7x8 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L. R, U, D, H. E 

L.R.U.D, Word, Sent, Pa 

L, R, U, D, Word, sen,pa 

L, R, U, D, H, rev 

Vertical Scrolling 

Standard to 94 lines 

Virtual 

Virtual 

By partial page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Virtual to 250 chars. 

Virtual 

Virtual 

Segmented 

Display Highlighting 

Standard; halftone 

Bold, reverse 

Bold/reverse 

Bold 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Fixed 

Line Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Justify Display 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

1, 2 

1.2 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Codes 

Codes 

Standard 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Manual 

Manual 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Philips 40, 40-cps 

Qume 35/50-cps 

Qume 40-cps 

20 cps, all std Wang pits 

Printer Buffer Memory 

2KB 

Not applicable 

Not applicable 

64KB 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

Variable, 3 to 40 

10/12/15/PS 

10/12/15/PS 

10, 12, 15 proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13" or 26" 

13.1" 

26.30" 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" or 28" 

15.0" 

28.50" 

11.5" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Via interword space 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard/background 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

With document 

With document 

With document 

With document 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Display prompts and cues 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Prompts only 

Menu bypass 

Menu bypass 

Both 

Forms Input 

Manual 

Optional 

Optional 

Manual 

Control Character Printout 

Standard 

None 

None 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

5 documents 

Unlimited 

Unlimited 

120 

Prioritizing 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Via index entries 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Title/ref. no./page no. 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

Standard 

None 

None 

None 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

5 

Two 

Two 

Three 

Keylock 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

— 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Standard; operator 
controlled 

Scan with adjustable hot 
zone 

Scan with adjustable 
hot zone 

Sys scan before print; 
hot zone 

Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous 

Word, continuous 

Word, continuous 

Continuous 

Auto Centering 

REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 

Page/col/graphics 

On page, w/in column 

’One per keyboard 
Automatic redlining, 
paragraph numbers, 
footnote handling 

On page, w/in column 

on pg, between margins 

1 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA SEPTEMBER 198^ 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 







WP11-040-725 

Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems word Processing Systems 


Philips Info. Sys. Inc. 

Syntrex 

Syntrex 

Wang 

COMPANY 

2002; 2004; 2005 

Gemini 

Polaris 

OIS 50 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard 

Standard on output 

Standard on output 

Standard, during output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Alternating left/right 

Alternating left/right 

Standard 1 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Standard 

W/in document 

W/in document 

None 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Semi-manual 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Para assy/stored & ext.; 

Para assembly stored 

Para assembly stored 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 

assembled and merged 

using multicycle user- 

using multicycle operator 



w/keybd text 

defined select criteria 

defined select criteria 


Search Capability 

By page name, character 

66-character string. 

66-character string, page 

By document page number. 

string, cursor position 

page no., doc title. 

no., document title, key 

character string 


key word search 

word search 



C, W, L, P, S, or speci¬ 
fied block 

C, W, S, Page, Para, Doc 

C, W, S, page, para, doc. 

C, W, L, S, P, doc. 

Delete Capability 

Global Search & Replace 

80 char, string/94 

Standard—66 characters 

Standard—66 chars., 1 

30 character string. 

strings or to 1,000 

1 string per pass. 

string per pass, auto or 

auto, or selective 


char.; simultaneous 

automatic or selective. 

selective, foreground 



selective; foreground 

foreground 



Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sys. scan/oper. decision 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Screen or disk backgrnd, 

9 levels; ascd or dscd 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard, rwo modes 

Auto File Sort 

25 levels, background 

Optional 

None 

Opt., foreground 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Not available 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

To be announced 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

TTY (50 to 9600 bps) 

ASCII, bisync, 3780/ 

ASCII, bisync, 3780/ 

Bisync/Async, 

Protocols & Speed 

VT52 (300 to 9600 bps) 

2780, Syntrex-to-Syntrex; 

2780, Syn. to Syn.; to 

2780/3780 TTY, 2741, 


2741 (134.5-300 bps)’ 

to 9600 bps; 3270 

9600 bps; 3270/BSC 

3270, TTE, SNA, 3274 


Col. verification, 5 

Column and row verifica- 

Column, row verification; 

Standard, full-function 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

function plus full 

tion; add. subtract. 

add, sub., mult., div.. 



function 

mult., div., perc. 

perc. 



Standard 

Optional, coded function 

Optional, coded function 

Via glossary 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M 

CP/M-86 

CP/M-86 

CP/M optional 

Micro operating systems 

Not available 

With CP/M-86 

With CP/M-86 

Basic, optional 

Compilers 

Basic Microsoft™ 

With CP/M-86 

With CP/M-86 

None 

Interpreters 

Records process., sort 
math, keystroke memory 

With CP/M-86 

With CP/M-86 

Readability 

Applications Software 

Forms tractor, dual sheet 

Communications, shared 

Communications, shared 

20, 35, 120, 180 cps 

PERIPHERALS 

feeder, envelope feeder. 

device, clustered sys- 

device, clustered system, 

prntrs, wide, twin-track 


acoustical cover, Qume 

tern, sheet feeder, OCR, 

sheet feeder, OCR, draft 

or dual speed laser pm- 


45/55-cps printer 

draft printer, wide 

printer, wide track 

trs.WISE, tape cartridge 



track printer 

printer 

back-up, tape drive 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

October 1982 

August 1981 

August 1981 

June 1983 

First Delivery Date 

— 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$9400 /2002; $12,400/ 
2004; $15,400/2005” 

$39,090’ 

$19,090 

$6,000 to $8,700 

Purchase 

— 

$ 1,540/mo. (1-yr.)' 

$752/mo. (1 yr. min.) 

$390 to $536 

Rental 

— 

$3,495/mo. (1-yr.)’ 

$ 1,707/mo. (2 yrs.) 

None 

Lease 

$2000/yr. (both models) 

$270/mo. 

$ 190/mo. 

$65 to $83 

Maintenance 

90 days, parts & labor 

90 days parts, labor. 

90 days parts, labor, 

90 days 

Warranty & Support 


trng. 

training 



’3276, Model 2 Miconet 

’Includes Gemini, 



REMARKS & 

2 Titlepro, scientific/ 

Aquarius II, archiving 



OTHER FEATURES 

math symbols, dual font; 

workstation w/Aries or 




prof, workstation. GSA 

Olivetti printer, file 




pricing avail. All soft¬ 
ware avail, bilingual/ 
European lang., spelling, 
dual font 
”Controller only 

cabinet 





SEPTEMBER 1984 © 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 




WP11 -040-726 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Wang 

Wang 

Wang 

Wang 

MODEL 

OIS 60 

OIS 105-1 

OIS 115-2 

OIS 140 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

Z80 microprocessors 

Z80 microprocessors 

Z80 microprocessors 

Z80 microprocessors 

CPU/Controller Memory 

64KB/CPU, 64KB/Wkstn. 

64KB/CPU, 32KB/wkstn. 

64KB/CPU, 32KB/wkstn. 

64KB/CPU, 32KB wkstn. 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Storage Capacity 

33.5MB disk 

4.2MB/disk’ 

4.2-32MB/disk' 

26.8. 53.6, 80 4MB/disk’ 

File Organization 

By doc. and page number 

By doc. & page 

By doc & page 

By doc. & page 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

8 

2* 

8 I/O devices 2 

24 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

8 I/O devices total 

2 2 

8 I/O devices 2 

32 I/O devices 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

12" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on gray 

Green on dark 3 

Green on dark 3 

Green on gray or b&w 

Display Buffer Memory 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 char. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

7x8 dot matrix 

8x8 dot matrix 

8x8 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H, rev 

L, R, U, D, H, Rev. home 

L, R, U, D, H, Rev. home 

L, R, U, D, H, Rev. home 

Vertical Scrolling 

By partial page 

By partial page 

By partial page 

By partial page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Segmented 

Display Highlighting 

Bold 

Bold 

Bold 

Bold 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

Fixed 

None 

None 

Fixed, proportional 

Line Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Line Justify Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Standard 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

STandard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

20 cps, all std Wang prts 

Wang 20 or 35-cps 4 

Wang 35-cps daisywheel 4 

Wang 35-cps daisywheel 2 

Printer Buffer Memory 

64KB 

16KB 

16KB 

16KB 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10, 12, 15 proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13.2" 

Carriage Paper Width 

11.5" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Via interword space 

Via interword space 

Via interword space 

Via interword space 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

With document 

W/document 

W/document 

W/document 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Both 

Both 

Both 

Both 

Forms Input 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

Control Character Printout 

None 

Non£ 

None 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

120 

120 

120 

120 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Via index entries 

Via index entries 

Via index entries 

Via index entries 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Three 

Three 

Three 

Three 

Keylock 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

Sys scan before print; 

System scan before print; 

System scan before print; 

System scan before print; 


hot zone 

hot zone, algorithm 

hot zone, algorithm 

hot zone and algorithm 

Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Auto Centering 

On pg, between margins 

On page 

On page 

On page 

REMARKS & 


’300KB chars./diskette 

’300KB chars./diskette 

’300KB chars./diskette 

OTHER FEATURES 


2 Maximum 4 I/O devices 
3 0r black & white 

4 120, 200 cps or 425 

Ipm printer; twin-track 
or wide-track printer; 
image printer; 60/192- 
cps dual-speed printer 

2 Maximum 8 I/O devices 
3 0r black & white 

4 120, 200 cps or 425 

Ipm printer; twin-track 
or wide-track printer; 
image printer; 60/192- 
cps dual-speed printer 

2 55, 120, 200 cps and 425 
Ipm printers; wide- 
track and twin-track 
printer; image printer; 
60/192-cps dual-speed 
printer 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


SEPTEMBER 1984 





WP11-040-727 

Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems word Processing Systems 


Wang 

Wang 

Wang 

Wang 

COMPANY 

OIS 60 

OIS 105-1 

OIS 115-2 

OIS 140 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 1 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Headers/Footers 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Semi-manual 

Standard 

Standard 

Manual 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Stored text assembled & 

Stored text assembled & 

Standard 

Document Assembly/Merge 


merged with keyboarded 

merged with keyboarded 




text 

text 



By document page number, 

By document, page num- 

By document, page num- 

By document, page num- 

Search Capability 

character string 

ber, character string 

ber, character string 

ber, character string 


(120 chars.) 

(120 chars.) 

(120 chars.) 


C, W, L, S, P, doc. 

C, W, L, S, P 

C, W, L. S, P 

C, W, L, S, P, doc 

Delete Capability 

30 character string, 

120-char, string, auto 

120-char, string, auto 

30-char, string, auto 

Global Search & Replace 

auto, or selective 

or selective 

or selective 

or selective 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Sys scan/oper. decision 

Sys. scan, oper. decision 

Sys. scan, oper. decision 

Sys. scan, oper. decision 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Auto Renumbering 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard, two modes 

Standard, 3 modes 

Standard, 3 modes 

Standard, 2 modes 

Auto File Sort 

Opt., foreground 

Optional, foreground 

Optional, foreground 

Optional, foreground 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Availability 

Bisync/Async, 2780/ 

Bisync, or async. 2780/ 

Bisync, or async. 2780/ 

Bisynch or asynch 2780/ 

Protocols & Speed 

3780 TTY, 2741, 3270, 

3780, TTY, 2741 to 4800 

3780, TTY, 2741 to 

3780, TTY, 2741 to 


TTE, SNA. 3274 

bps' 

4800 bps' 

4800 bps' 


Standard, full-function 

Standard, full-function 

Standard, full-function 

Standard, full-function 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Via glossary 

Via glossary 

Via glossary 

Via glossary 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 





EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M optional 

CP/M optional 

CP/M optional 

CP/M optional 

Micro operating systems 

Basic, optional 

Basic, optional 

Basic, optional 

Basic, optional 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Interpreters 

Readability 

Available 

Available 

Spell,SCI 

Applications Software 

20, 35, 120, 180 cps 

Image ptr; 20, 35, 120, 

Image ptr; 20, 35, 120, 

20, 35, 55, 120, or 180 

PERIPHERALS 

prntrs, wide, twin-track 

180, or 200 cps; wide- & 

180, or 200 cps; wide- & 

cps; wide- or twin-track 


or dual speed laser prn- 

twin-track ptr; 32-, 48-, 

twin-track prt; 32-, 48-, 

ptr, wrkstn. opts 2 . 


trs, WISE, tape cartridge 

64KB ws.; photocomp; ppr 

64KB ws.; photocomp; ppr 

photocomp, ppr. tape. 


back-up, tape drive 

tape; OCR; mag card rdr. 2 

tape; OCR; mag card rdr. 2 

425 Ipm prntr, OCR 2 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

June 1983 

December 1980 

December 1980 

May 1979 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$9,000 to $11,700 

$6,600 3 

$11,400 3 

$26,000 3 

Purchase 

$720 to $866 

$420/mo. (1-yr.) 3 

$660/mo. (1-yr.) 3 

$1,457 (1-yr.) 3 

Rental 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Lease 

$127 to $145 

$95/mo. 3 

$146/mo. 3 

$271/mo. 3 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

Warranty & Support 


'Bisync. 2780/3780 

'Bisync. 2780/3780 

'Bisync. 2780/3780 and 

REMARKS & 


and 3270; to 9600 bps 

and 3270; to 9600 bps 

3270: to 9600 bps 

OTHER FEATURES 


2 WISE; Mailway; spelling; 

2 WISE; Mailway; spelling; 

2 WISE; Mailway; spelling; 



425 Ipm printer 

425 Ipm printer 

Charter; WP Plus 



includes CPU, 4 2MB 

includes CPU, 8.4MB 

includes CPU, 80.4MB 



disk, diskette 

disk, diskette 

disk, diskette. WangNet 
Interface available for 
$700. 



SEPTEMBER 1984 © 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 

REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 








WP11-040-728 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Wang 

Wang 

Wang 

Wordplex 

MODEL 

OIS 145 

Alliance 250-1 

Alliance 250-2 

Wordplex 7-80 

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

Z80 

Z80 

Z80 

4 x Z80 

CPU/Controller Memory 

64KB/CPU, 32KB wkstn. 

128KB CPU, 64KB wkstn. 

128KB CPU, 64KB wkstn 

128KB 

System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 

Disk, diskette 

Disk/diskette 

Disk 

Storage Capacity 

10, 275MB/disk' 

To 4-80 or 275 MB 

275MB’ 

80MB’ 

File Organization 

By doc. & page 

By document, page and 
file 

24 


By doc. & page number 

Max. No. Keystations Supported 

24 

24 - 

24 

Max. No. Printers Supported 

32 I/O devices 

To 32 I/O devices 

Up to 32 I/O devices 

12 

DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

12" diagonal CRT 

12* diagonal CRT 

12* diagonal CRT 

15" diagonal CRT 

Color 

Green on gray or b&w 

Green on gray or b&w 

White on green/b&w 

Green on gray 

Display Buffer Memory 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

8KB characters 

7680 characters 

Format & Capacity 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

24 lines by 80 chars. 

Total Characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

1920 characters 

Character Generation 

8x10 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

8x10 dot matrix 

7x11 dot matrix 

Cursor Positioning 

L, R, U, D, H, Rev. home 

L, R, U, D, H, rev. 

L, R, U, D, H, rev. 

L, R, U, D, H 

Vertical Scrolling 

By partial page 

Partial page 

Partial page 

By line, paragraph, page 

Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented 

Segmented, virtual 

Segmented, virtual 

Segmented, virtual 

Display Highlighting 

Bold 

Bold 

Bold 

Bold, reverse none 

Character Size Control 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Pitch Display 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Character Spacing Display 

Fixed, proportional 

Fixed, proportional 

Fixed, proportional 

None 

Line Spacing Display 

None 

None 

None 

1, 2 

Line Justify Display 

None 

None 

None 

Standard 

Underscore Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Codes only 

Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Control Code Display 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Format Statement Display 
PRINTER FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Printer Type & Speed 

Wang 35 cps-daisywheel 2 

35 cps-Wang' 

35-cps Wang' 

35 or 45-cps daisywheel 

Printer Buffer Memory 

16KB 

64KB 

64KB 

Standard 

Character Pitch/Spacing 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15/proportional 

10/12/15 

Writing Line Width 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13.2" 

13" 

Carriage Paper Width 

15" 

15" 

15" 

15" 

First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Justified Printout 

Via interword space 

Via interword space 

Via interword space 

Standard 

Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Simultaneous Input/Output 
GENERAL FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Format 

W/document 

W/document 

W/document 

W/doc.. in separate doc. 

Default Format 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Machine Dialog 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Menus and Prompts 

Both 

Both 

Both 

Menu bypass 

Forms Input 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

Automatic 

Control Character Printout 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Printout Queuing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of Pages/Documents 

120 

120 

120 

252 pages/document 

Prioritizing 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Status Reporting 

Via index entries 

Via index entries 

Via index entries 

Standard 

Automatic Indexing 

Standard 

Standard, words in text 

Standard, words in text 

Standard 

Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

System Security 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Operator log-on password 

None 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Document access password 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

No. of priority levels 

Three 

Four 

Four 

Two 

Keylock 

None 

None 

None 

On CPU 

Other 

TEXT INPUT FEATURES 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Hyphenation 

System scan before print; 
hot zone and algorithm 

Sys. scan before print; 
hot zone & algorithm 

Sys. scan before print, 
hot zone, & algorithm 

Scan w/operator decision 

Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Continuous 

Auto Centering 

On page 

On page 

On page 

Within margins 

REMARKS & 

'300KB chars./diskette 

'300KB char, disk.; 180- 

'300KB char, disk.; 180- 

'Up to four 80MB disks; 

OTHER FEATURES 

2 120, 200 cps and 425 

cps printer; wide track; 

cps printer; wide-track; 

300MB optional 


Ipm printers, wide-track 
and twin-track printers; 
image printer; 60/192- 
cps dual-speed printer; 
55-cps printer 

twin track; 60 & 192 
dual speed printer; 

12 page/min. laser 
printer; image transfer 
system. 

twin-track; 60 & 192 
dual speed printer; 12 
page/min. laser printer; 
image transfer system 

’Information not updated 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


SEPTEMBER 1984 








WP11 -040-729 

Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems word Processing Systems 


Wang 

Wang 

Wang 

Wordplex 

COMPANY 

OIS 145 

Alliance 250-1 

Alliance 250-2 

Wordplex 7-80 

MODEL 





TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Variable Line Spacing 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Standard, during output 

Auto Page Numbering 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Auto Headers/Footers 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

Standard 

Auto Pagination 





TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Stored & keyboarded text 
assembled as new doc.; 

Document Assembly/Merge 




docs, combined 


By document, page num- 

By title, char, string. 

By title, char, string, 

By doc. name, page num- 

Search Capability 

ber, character string 

author operator, com- 

author operator, com- 

ber, cursor position. 


(120 chars.) 

ments, dept., WIT 

ments, dept., WIT 

19-char, string 


C, W, L, S, P, doc 

C, W, L, S, P, doc 

C, W, L, S, P, doc 

C, W, L, S, Para, 

Col, Page 

Delete Capability 

30-char, string, auto 

30 char, string; auto 

30 char, string; auto. 

One 19-char, string; 

Global Search & Replace 

or selective 

or selective 

or selective 

auto; foreground 


Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Block Move/Copy 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Column Move/Delete 

Sys. scan, oper. decision 

Sys. scan, oper. decision 

Sys. scan, oper. decision 

Standard 

Auto Repagination 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard, during output 

Auto Renumbering 

Manual 

Manual 

Manual 

None 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 

Standard, 2 modes 

Standard, 2 modes 

Standard, 2 modes 

Standard 

Auto File Sort 

Optional, foreground 

Opt. foreground 

Opt. foreground 

Multiple levels; on 
output; background 

Auto File Select 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Term Dictionary/Glossary 

Optional 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Spelling Verification 





COMMUNICATIONS 

Optional 

Optional 

Optional 

Standard 

Availability 

Bisync, or async. 2780/ 

Bisync, async, 2780, 

Bisync, async, 2780, 

2780 

Protocols & Speed 

3780 TTY, 2741: to 

3780, TTF, 3271, WPS, 

3780, TTF, 3271, WPS, 



4800 bps’ 

SNA 

SNA 



Standard, full-function 

Std. full function 

Std. full function 

Standard 

ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

Via glossary 

Via glossary and key- 

Via glossary and key- 

None 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 


stroke memory 

stroke memory 


EDP CAPABILITY 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

None 

Multiprogramming 

CP/M optional 

CP/M optional 

CP/M optional 

None 

Micro operating systems 

Basic (optional) 

Basic/optional 

Basic optional 

None 

Compilers 

None 

None 

None 

None 

Interpreters 

Spell, SCI 

Vis. mem., time mgmt.' 

Vis. mem., time mgmt.’ 

None 

Applications Software 

20, 35. 55, 120, and 180 

20, 35, 120, 180-cps 

20/35/120/180-cps print- 

Wordplex 80-3; 300- 

PERIPHERALS 

cps; wide- & tiyin-track 

ptrs; wide-, twin-track 

ers wide-track, twin - 

600 Ipm printers; OCR; 


ptr, wrkstn. opts 2 , 

or dual speed laser ptrs; 

track, dual speed laser 

RS-232 devices 


photocomp, ppr. tape 2 

WISE; tape cart, back-up; 

printer, ITS, WISE, tape 

35/45-cps printers 


425 Ipm printer 

tape drive 

crtge back-up, tape dr. 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

September 1979 

May 1982 

May 1982 

May 1976 

First Delivery Date 

USA 

USA 

USA 

USA 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

$38,000 3 

S33.000 2 

$40,000 2 

Depends on configuration 

Purchase 

$2,090/mo. (1-yr.) 3 

$1,786/mo(1-yr.) 2 

$1,819/mo (1-yr.) 2 

Available on request 

Rental 

None 

None 

None 

Available on request 

Lease 

$388/mo. 3 

$363/mo 2 

$368/mo 2 

Depends on configuration 

Maintenance 

90 days 

90 days 

90 days 

Available 

Warranty & Support 

’Bisync. 2780/3780 

'Voice; electronic mess- 

'Multiplan WP Plus; Chart 


REMARKS & 

& 3270: to 9600 bps 

aging 

er; voice; electronic 


OTHER FEATURES 

2 OCR; WISE: Mailway; 

includes 128KB memory; 

messaging 



spelling; Charter: WP 

32 ports; New Alliance 

includes 128KB Memory; 



Plus 

operating system soft- 

New Alliance operating 



includes CPU, 275MB 

ware and 80.4MB fixed/ 

system software and 



disk, diskette. WangNet 

removable drive. WangNet 

275MB removable drive. 



Interface available for 

Interface available fort 

WangNet Interface 



$700, 

$700. 

available for $700. 




SEPTEMBER 1984 


© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 







WP11-040-730 

Word Processing Systems 


Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems 


COMPANY 

Wordplex 




MODEL 

Wordplex 80-4 




SYSTEM CONFIGURATION 





System CPU/Controller 

3 x Z80 




CPU/Controller Memory 

128KB 




System Storage Media 

Disk, diskette 




Storage Capacity 

10MB disk, 600KB disk. 




File Organization 

By doc. & page number 




Max. No. Keystations Supported 

3 




Max. No. Printers Supported 

3 




DISPLAY FEATURES 





Screen Size & Type 

15* diagonal CRT 




Color 

Green on gray 




Display Buffer Memory 

7680 characters 




Format & Capacity 

25 lines by 80 chars. 




Total Characters 

2000 characters 




Character Generation 

7x11 dot matrix 




Cursor Positioning 

L. R, U, D, H 




Vertical Scrolling 

By line, paragraph, page 




Horizontal Scrolling 

Segmented, virtual 




Display Highlighting 

Bold, reverse 




Character Size Control 

None 




Character Pitch Display 

None 



* 

Character Spacing Display 

None 




Line Spacing Display 

1, 2 




Line Justify Display 

Standard 




Underscore Display 

Standard 




Sub/Superscript Display 

Codes only 




Multi-Column Page Display 

Standard 




Stored Form Recall/Display 

Standard 




Control Code Display 

Standard 




Format Statement Display 

Standard 




PRINTER FEATURES 





Printer Type & Speed 

35 or 45-cps daisywheel 




Printer Buffer Memory 

Standard 




Character Pitch/Spacing 

10/12/15 




Writing Line Width 

13" 




Carriage Paper Width 

15* 




First Line Forms Advance 

Standard 




End-of-Page Stop 

Standard 




Justified Printout 

Standard 




Sub/Superscript Printout 

Standard 




Non-Adjust Printout 

Standard 




Bidirectional Printout 

Standard 




Simultaneous Input/Output 

Standard 




GENERAL FEATURES 





Stored Format 

W/doc., in separate doc. 




Default Format 

Standard 




Stored Multiple Formats 

Standard 




Machine Dialog 

Standard 




Menus and Prompts 

Menu bypass 




Forms Input 

Automatic 




Control Character Printout 

None 




Printout Queuing 

Standard 




No. of Pages/Documents 

252 pages/document 




Prioritizing 

Standard 




System Status Reporting 

Standard 




Automatic Indexing 

Standard 




Docu. Title/Docu. History 

Standard 




System Security 

None 




Operator log-on password 

None 




Document access password 

None 




No. of priority levels 

None 




Keylock 

None 




Other 

None 




TEXT INPUT FEATURES 





Auto Decimal Alignment 

Standard 




Hyphenation 

Scan w/operator decision 




Auto Input Underlining 

Continuous 




Auto Centering 

Within margins 




REMARKS & 

Dual ground configuration 




OTHER FEATURES 

allows two jobs concur- 





rently in each slave 





terminal 





'Information not updated 





© 1984 DATAPRO RESEARCH CORPORATION, DELRAN, NJ 08075 USA 
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED 


SEPTEMBER 1984 




WP11-040-731 

Multi-Terminal Word Processing Systems word Processing Systems 


Wordplex 




COMPANY 

Wordplex 80-4 




MODEL 

Standard 

Standard, during output 
None 

None 

Standard 




TEXT INPUT (cont'd) 

Variable Une Spacing 

Auto Page Numbering 

Auto Headers/Footers 

Auto Footnote Tie-In 

Auto Pagination 

Stored & keyboarded text 
assembled as new doc.; 
docs, combined 

By doc. name, page num¬ 
ber, cursor position, 
19-char, string 



• 

TEXT EDIT/MERGE FEATURES 
Document Assembly/Merge 

Search Capability 

C, W, L. S, Para, 

Col, Page 

One 19-char, string; 
auto; foreground 




Delete Capability 

Global Search & Replace 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard 

Standard, during output 
None 

Standard 




Block Move/Copy 

Column Move/Delete 

Auto Repagination 

Auto Renumbering 

Auto Widow/Orphan Adjust 
Auto File Sort 

Multiple levels; on 
output; background 




Auto File Select 

Optional 

Optional 




Term Dictionary/Glossary 
Spelling Verification 

Standard 

2780/3780, 3270, TTY, 
Prestel, RS-232-C 




COMMUNICATIONS 

Availability 

Protocols & Speed 

4 function, percentages, 
verification, multiple 
registers 

Standard 




ARITHMETIC CAPABILITY 

KEYSTROKE STORAGE 

None 

CP/M optional' 

None 

Basic 

ASAP, SSORT 

CP/M applications 
Wordplex 80-81, 80-1, 
8-3, 35/45-cps 
printer, RS-232 
devices 




EDP CAPABILITY 
Multiprogramming 

Micro operating systems 
Compilers 

Interpreters 

Applications Software 

PERIPHERALS 

December 1982 

USA 

$11,500: control sta. 
$4,285: workstation 
Available on request 




BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
First Delivery Date 

Country of Manufacture 
PRICING & TERMS 

Purchase 

Rental 

Available on request 




Lease 

Depends on configuration 




Maintenance 

Available 




Warranty & Support 

'CP/M option available 
in standalone mode only 




REMARKS & 

OTHER FEATURES 


SEPTEMBER 1984 


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