【Fujitsu】 OASYS LX3000

Fujitsu announced the OASYS LX-3000, the first word processor to feature a touch-sensitive screen for easy operation by touch, in October 1994. Characters could also be entered by hand using the stylus pen accessory.

The OASYS LX-3000 had the following features:
(1)Touch operation
The OASYS LX-3000 was designed so that anyone could easily access its word processing functions. The touch-sensitive screen made it possible to select functions, specify operations, or indicate text-entry positions directly on the screen. The LX-3000 also accepted handwritten inputs with the stylus pen.
(2)Full-color printing
Color document or letter printing was possible using the 115 color samples included with the unit.
(3)Built-in image sca
The LX-3000 could scan illustrations, photos, and applications and other forms and then print, copy, or fax the images.
(4)Other features
  • The LX-3000 came standard with five outline fonts: Mincho, Gothic, Mouhitsu (Kaisho), Maru Gothic, and Edo.
  • Zoom printing gave users the flexibility to select exact print enlargements or reductions.
Specifications of the OASYS LX-3000
Model nameLX-3000
IntroducedOctober 1994
Floppy driveOne 3.5-inch (2DD/2HD*1)
FROM cardOne slot
Scanner Scanning speed~55 sec. (A4 page)
Scanning resolutions Fine mode: 400 dpi (up to postcard sizes)
Normal mode: 200 dpi (up to A4 sizes)
Fax mode 64-level grayscale (in Fine mode)
16-level grayscale (in Normal mode)
Communication interfaceEquipped with an RS-232C*2
Modem Data mode Communication speeds: 300, 1200, 2400 bps (MNP Class 5*3)
Line format: telephone subscriber line
Communication format: full duplex (compliant with ITU-T*4 V.21, V.22, V.22bis, V.42, and V.42bis and Bell*5 103 and 212A standards)
Fax mode Communication speeds: 300, 2400, 4800, 7200, 9600 bps
Line format: telephone subscriber line
Communication format: half duplex (compliant with ITU-T V.29, V.27ter, V.21ch2 standards)
Transmission protocol: G3*6 ITU-T T.30 compliant
Fax control: EIA / TIA*7 Class 2 compliant
Data compression format: MH compression*8
Keyboard Thumb shift keyboard (compliant with the NICOLA standard) or JIS keyboard
External dimensions [mm]374 x 364 x 102 (w x d x h) (excluding protruding parts)
Weight5.8 kg
Power consumption75 W max. / 73 W rated

*1. 2HD/2DD: Two different floppy disk recording densities. 2HD indicates two-sided high-density double-track recording, and 2DD indicates two-sided, double-density double-track recording.
*2. RS-232C: Recommended Standard 232 Version C. The most common standard for serial interface communications. Frequently used to connect computers with peripheral devices such as printers and modems.
*3. MNP: Microcom Network Protocol. MNP is a modem communications standard. It has a number of classes: Class 5 is a protocol that stipulates the compression of data.
*4. ITU-T: Indicates the Telecommunication sector of the International Telecommunication Union. The ITU is an international organization that sets telecommunication standards and allocates the usage of radio frequencies.
*5. The Bell standards define modem and communication protocols that are widely used as AT&T technical specifications. Bell 103 and 212A are modem modulation standards.
*6. G3: An ITU-T international standard governing fax communications over analog lines.
*7. EIA/TIA: Indicates the Electronic Industries Association and the Telecommunication Industries Association, both of which are located in the United States. Class 2 is a type of fax control protocol set out by the two associations.
*8. MH compression: A method of compressing data using Modified Huffman encoding.