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qyx person
qyx person
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 10:19am

It was amazing for its time…had unlimited memory on removable small floppy discs, built in modem for electronic communication. Had changable print wheels for type styles, 10pt , 12pt and proportional. It had a small display for inout typing and corrections. All in a tyoewriter size on-the-desk machine. Way ahead of any other office machine of its time. Problem was EXXON oil company didn’t stay in the office machine business after big investments in start-up

reply to  qyx person
Tue, May 17, 2016 5:25pm

Yup, I was a line engineer at Qyx, Lionville, PA. It was leading-edge …until the PC came along.

Margaret Leber
Margaret Leber
reply to  properaz
Mon, Aug 01, 2016 10:51pm

Had a serial interface, too. We experimented with connecting one to the Lionville mainframe. I worked there too, in “EDP”.

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 9:36am

you could press afew buttons and enter debug mode. It was a z80 cpu and you could modify memory..then save to floppy. In Australia we hacked heaps of its features.

The linear motor carriage was so ahead of its time…