The Prestel software written for GEC’s 4000 – now 4100 – series of real-time minicomputers is alive and well – and is the subject of a viewdata contract in Hungary. GEC Computers Ltd reports that it has been awarded a substantial order to supply a public viewdata system to the Hungarian Post & Telecommunications Authority under subcontract from Siemens AG. The two companies joined forces some time ago to sell viewdata systems to European PTTs, and the Hungarian contract is the first fruits of the agreement. Hungary will get a Prestel system with CEPT Level 3 graphics.
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