In May 1987, NEC announced the NEC System 3100, employing multiple processors.
As the successor of the VS Series, this product was designed to meet the need for faster and larger office computers(*). Newly developed technologies improved processing capacity by up to 2.4 times, communications capacity by 10 times, and LAN speed by 4 times compared to the VS Series.
- *: Office computers are small business computers specialized in office operation.
In terms of multimedia processing capabilities, these machines allowed connection of up to a maximum of 4 optical disks with a memory capacity of 3.6GB (enabling storage of approx. 80,000 A4 size documents), and this made it possible to process large volumes of multi-media documents.
|Model 30||Model 40||Model 50||Model 60||Model 70||Model 80|
|Floppy disk||Floppy disk: 3.5" (1MB) (basic), 5" (1MB), 8" (1MB) max. 4 drives|
|Magnetic disk||66--132MB or
|Cartridge magnetic tape||30MB type or 122MB type||30MB type/122MB type (can be mixed)|
|Optic disk||-||3.6GB/drive x1--4|
|Max. number of connected WS||4||8||16||32||56||120|
|Max. number of communication circuits||4||8||16||32||48||64|
|Maximum communication capacity||48,000
|Cabinet dimensions (WxDxH)cm||50x47x16 (Designed to stand on side)||18x68x65||24x68x65||40x68x70|
|LAN||C&C-NET BRANCH4670(1Mbps), BRANCH4670II(4Mbps), BRANCH4680(10Mbps)|
|Languages||COBOL, COBOL85, FORTRAN77, SMARTII|
|Integrated office system "Aladdin"||O|
|OA software package||LANPLAN4, LANFILE4, LANGRAPH4, LANWORD4, LANSTAT3,
LANFORECAST3, LANMAP3, LANDESK4, LANFORM2, LANNOTICE2