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GEC Computers

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GEC Computers Ltd., of Borehamwood, Herts.

part of GEC

1969 Marconi-Elliott Computer Systems was created to handle the 4 computer designs that were not part of the portfolio transferred to ICL on its formation[1]

At some point name changed to GEC Computers

1973 GEC Computers made use of the GEC 2050 processor in control terminals for data processing[2]

1981 Offered the GEC 4000 series processor which were used in Prestel[3]

1981 GEC Computers was a member of a consortium offering the Prestel viewdata system; the other members were British Telecom and Aregon International, responsible for the software (using the Babbage language, developed for use on GEC computers)[4]

1986 Offered Series 41 computers for use in packet-switching networks[5]

1987 Supplied 2 computers to a steel mill in Ohio for control of the rolling process[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar. 22, 1983
  2. The Times Apr. 6, 1973
  3. The Times Feb. 24, 1981
  4. The Times Dec. 18, 1981
  5. The Times Apr. 18, 1986
  6. The Times Aug. 6, 1987