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November 25, 1991


By CBR Staff Writer

Human Designed Systems is using Intel’s 80960 RISC chip as the core of the new ViewStation FX Series, its next generation of single-board colour X terminals able to run local X client applications. The company rates the boxes’ performance over 100,000 XStones. The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania company has fully implemented both Open Look and Motif making it the first company, it says, to offer both window managers as local clients. Screen sizes include 14, 16 and 19 with resolutions ranging from 1,024 by 768 to 1,280 by 1,024. Prices go from $2,800 to $5,500 list. Human Designed is currently delivering on the largest X terminal procurement ever made, a 50,000 and more order from the US Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Despite Computer Sciences Corp’s protest of the award, the shipping schedule has not adversely affected.

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