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1963 - Dr. Joseph J. Eachus holds tiny device, called an interface unit


CD 2055066 E&MP7.004


January 25, 1963

Honeywell scientist Dr. Joseph J. Eachus holds tiny electronic device used to connect a computer to Western Unionís world-wide commercial Telex network.

The device, called an interface unit, was shown during first demonstration last month of long distance data communications over the Telex network, in which a Honeywell computer located at the companyís Newton, Mass. research center processed and analyzed data sent from Telex terminals in Minneapolis, New York and Boston.

Honeywell Electronic Data Processing officials said the computer-Telex data communications link has numerous business, government and scientific applications. 

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