ICL announces new magnetic tapes for system 4.
ICL (International Computers Ltd., London) The former name of Fujitsu Services, the European-centered arm of the global Fujitsu Group and one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. has developed a new phase encoded (storage) Phase Encoded - (PE) A recording method used for 1600 BPI magnetic tapes.
Compare NRZI, GCR. , 9-track magnetic tape system for use with its System 4 computers. The system consists of a device control unit and three types of phase encoded magnetic tape units. A 7-track magnetic tape unit is available to provided complete industry compatibility and to facilitate changeover from older ranges.
The 9-track tapes will be compatible with both current and proposed ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. and ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association, Geneva, Switzerland, www.ecma-international.org) An international association founded in 1961 that is dedicated to establishing standards in the information and communications fields. standards. However, in reading and writing tapes that do not follow the standard ICL System 4 format, user programs will have to handle labels and code conversions.