The New Teletype 8 - LEVEL Message
And Data Communications C e n t e r
SET offers the finest in a self-contained communications center for
those requiring versatility in their business communications systems.
The versatility of the
DATA-COMMUNICATION SET is in its ability to prepare and
communicate data by employing in various combinations its keyboard,
pageprinter, tape punch, and tape reader components. These components
are electrically controlled and interoperated.
This set operates on serial signals at a
speed of 600 operation s per minute (10 characters per second), using an
8-level code which is compatible with other 8-level business machine
- DESCRIPTION OF OPERATING COMPONENTS -
THE PAGE PRINTER - is
operated from the local keyboard or tape readers, or from incoming
on-line serial signals from external equipment. Information is typed on
sprocket-fed business forms, or as plain message copy. All alphabet
characters are in "caps" only.
THE TAPEPUCH - like the
page printer, is operated from the local keyboard or tape readers, or
from incoming on-line serial signals from external equipment. In this
case, information is code-punched into I-inch wide, continuous roll
THE TWO TAPE READERS -
sense information codes in punched tape to operate the local page printer
and tape punch, or to transmit on-line serial signals to external
equipment. The two tape readers can be arranged as a "flip-flop"
reading operation, in which specific sections of each tape are intermixed
at programmed intervals, resulting in the transmission of blended
information. The tape readers can be conditioned to "STOP" from
a programmed code in the tapes to permit the introduction of additional
information. They can also be s topped by keyboard control. When
required, character-by-character stepping of the tape readers can be
accomplished from keyboard controls. Each tape reader is equipped with the
"tight-tape" stop "end of tape" stop and "free
wheeling" feature to facilitate insertion of tape.
THE KEYBOARD - is a
4-row arrangement similar to the standard typewriter keyboard, having in
addition, various on-line and local control keys for functions such as
tabulation, combined carriage return and line feed, form out, etc. It also
contains other buttons and switches for controlling local operations only.
The keyboard is used to operate the local page printer or tape punch, or
to transmit 'on-line serial signals to external equipment .
110 VAC, 60c/s, 3600 RPM Synchronous motor, 1/12 HP
- SET SPECIFICATIONS -
(with keyboard) 260 Ibs , (approx .. )
level; 10. 5 Unit Code
characters per minute