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June 4, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Mannesman Kienzle has now demonstrated the purpose of its acquisition of Unix box developer PCS Cadmus GmbH of Munich by introducing the 32-bit Cadmus machine into its Kiman CIM offering. Mannesmann intends to integrate the workstation with the rest of the Kiman products by the end of this year. The Kiman product is currently based on Mannesmann’s 9000 series – thought to be based on the Texas Instruments TMS99000 chip – running the MTOS operating system. Mannesmann sees a typical application involving the automatic production of a parts explosion list from a drawing, which is then passed through bill of materials processor and on into production planning and scheduling. Mannesmann is also looking for companies to act as partners in developing software for the machine in three main areas: mechanical engineering; electronic and electrical engineering; and product design and drafting. The Cadmus workstation is based on a Motorola 68020 processor running at 7MHz with a 68881 floating point co-processor and 68000 input-output processor, which the company claims will give it an overall performance of approximately 2.5 MIPS. The workstation is supplied with 16Kb cache memory, 4Mb RAM, 131Mb Winchester disk, 40Mb cartridge tape streamer, and SCSI and Ethernet interfaces. The workstation can display 16 colours from a palette of 16m with a resolution of 2,048 by 1,024 pixels. Although no prices have been announced, the machine should be fairly cost effective because at the launch of the Kiman range a month ago (CI No 681) the company said that it would only use Unix where price-performance matched that of its own machines.

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