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Having applied much of the technology of its Tower family of Unix systems to the retail point-of-sale market, NCR Corp is bringing industry standards, including Unix, MS-DOS and Ethernet and Token Ring local area networking to the banking world. In the US, the company has announced the Financial Tower System 2, which combines MS-DOS teller and customer service workstations with a Tower 32/400 or 600 processor. The terminals are the 8088-based 5067, upgradable to an 80286-based 5267, and these are networked to the Tower by a choice of Ethernet or Token Ring. Both models of Tower have 16MHz 68020 with 8Kb cache, but the 32/400 takes up to 8Mb memory and 185Mb disk, the 600 16Mb and 325Mb disk. A 32/400-bas-ed system with six teller and four customer service workstations, net-work, banking software and Unix is $80,000 to $85,000 from May 1988.

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