5 NEW IBM PRODUCTS (Nov, 1959)
5 NEW IBM PRODUCTS
DELIVER MORE DATA PROCESSING PER DOLLAR WITH IBM BALANCED DATA PROCESSING Out of IBM’s continuing program of research and development, proved by months of rigid testing, come these great new products to serve business, industry and science. And with them, IBM adds new emphasis to the concept of Balanced Data Processingâ€”a standard for all data processing based on measuring the value of data processing in terms of net results, rather than speed of individual units.
What is Balanced Data Processing? It is systems and services . . . machines and men. It is systems with compatible input, processing and output speeds. It is customer services ranging from everyday maintenance to the most advanced research. It combines systems and services inseparably to produce performance in the best traditions of more than 45 years of IBM experience. It means more data processing per dollar for you.
IBM 1401 DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS for the first time . . .
large computer advantages at low accounting machine cost * Never before has so much powerful data processing ability been built into such low-cost systems! For in these 1401 Systems, IBM has drawn on its unequalled experience in developing the world’s largest and fastest computers to incorporate electronic features that make it possible for fewer machine units to do more jobs . . . at higher speeds . . . with greater accuracy and reliability … at lower job cost than ever before.
IBM 1401 Systems are solid state, all-transistorized, alpha-numeric systems with logical ability. Magnetic core memory makes up to four thousand positions of storage available. Variable length instruction format permits the full use of memory for useful information only. The 1401 Systems feature an exclusive new concept of printing. A horizontally rotating chain prints perfectly aligned, high-quality copy. A dual-speed carriage that permits document printing at the rate of 600 lines per minute also skips blank paper at 27,000 lines per minute to produce more documents per dollar. These, and other advanced features, are combined to offer the utmost performance and flexibility. As your business grows, your IBM 1401 System can grow with youâ€”practically and economically.
1401 CARD SYSTEMS With stored programming, 1401 Curd Systems do the work of a combination of accounting machine, summary punch and calculator, but with far greater speed! Cards are read at the rate of 800 per minute. Output can be printed at the rate of 600 lines per minute and punched into cards at up to 250 cards per minute. The 1401 accepts data and instructions of variable length, making maximum use of storage. Models with 1400, 2000 or 4000 positions of magnetic core storage are available. Automatic checking of input, internal data flow and output assures accuracy.
1401-1210 BANK SYSTEMS Linked with the IBM 1210 Sorter-Reader with magnetic character sensing, IBM’s 1401 Systems offer banks complete on-us demand deposit accounting and account reconciliation, including extensive float and account analysis. These low-cost bank systems automatically calculate charges and prepare management reports, as well as prove, sort, post and write statements and journals. High-speed input of 800 cards, 900 magnetically inscribed documents per minute, micro-second processing ability, and output of up to 250 cards and 600 printed lines per minute provide a powerful and economical data processing tool for many banking applications. Magnetic tape units can be attached to provide tape input at speeds up to 62,500 characters per second.
1401 TAPE SYSTEMS Capable of reading or writing tapes at speeds up to 62,500 characters per second, 1401 Tape Systems also combine card and tape input for maximum thru-put with high-speed processing and production of card and tape output. Printing is done at the rate of 600 lines per minute. Powerful print editing ability provides another unique feature. IBM 1401 Tape Systems are also valuable as off-line auxiliaries to large data processing systems. For instance, the 1401 Tape System makes possible a tape-oriented IBM 7070 configuration that provides higher speed input and output and makes for job cost improvement at lower systems cost.