The IBM 1030 Data Collection System was a remote terminal system created by IBM in Endicott, New York in 1963, intended to transmit data from remote locations to a central computer system.[1][2]

Description edit

The system consisted of the following components:[3]

  • 1031 Input Station. The 1031 systems could contain a card reader, badge reader, or manual input device. The 1031A contained the communications logic required to transmit data to a remote computer system ("central output unit" in IBM terminology). The 1031B communicated through an attached 1031A.
  • 1032 Digital Time Unit. This device was located at central site and provided timestamps to incoming data.
  • 1033 Printer. This was a remote printer attached to the 1031A.
  • 1034 Card Punch. The 1034 was located at the central site and functioned as an output device for the 1030 when the computer system was offline.
  • 1035 Badge Reader

The 1030 had limited editing capabilities, which consisted of checking that all required data was entered before transmitting a transaction.

The 1030 originally attached to an IBM 1440 computer through a 1448 Transmission Control Unit. Later it could be attached to an IBM System/360.

References edit

  1. ^ IBM Corporation. "Endicott chronology 1961-1969". Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  2. ^ IBM Corporation. IBM Customer Engineering introduction to 1030 Data Collection System (PDF).
  3. ^ IBM Sales Manual, May 79