Most card units were developed in pursuit of higher-speed, but with the dissemination of computers and online processing, a need arose for compact, easy-to-handle card devices for the FACOM 230-25/35 mid-size general-purpose computers, as well as for satellite computers and data communication terminals. Fujitsu completed the FACOM 567K card reader and FACOM 687K card punch in 1969, as compact, inexpensive, all-purpose card devices. These units had the following features:
(1) Cards were fed in the vertical direction, and the units had continuous read, digit read and skip feed capability.
(2) Superior operability and ease-of-use were achieved using the front panel system.
(3) Compact, lightweight and low-cost
|FACOM 567K Card Reader||FACOM 687K Card Reader|
|Card used||80 column standard card|
|Card feed system||Vertical direction step feed|
|Hopper/Stacker capacity||Hopper: 500card
|Power voltage, power frequency||Single-phase 100V±10%,50Hz+1%-2% or 60Hz +1%-2%|
|External dimensions WxDxH (mm):||600x450x990|