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1963 - Dr. Joseph H. Eachus holds tiny electric device used to connect a computer to Western Union’s worldwide commercial Telex network, called an interface unit

DATA COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

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Communications

January 26, 1963

Honeywell scientist Dr. Joseph H. Eachus holds tiny electric device used to connect a computer to Western Union’s worldwide commercial Telex network.

The device, an interface unit, was shown during the first demonstration today of long distance data communications over the Telex network, in which a Honeywell computer located at the company’s 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 [sic] numberous business and scientific applications. Telex has more than 20,000 subscribers in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands around the world.

It is the first “dial telegraph” system in this country. Telex terminal used in today’s tests is in the foreground. 


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