Artifact Details

Title

Drexon Optical LaserCard

Catalog Number

X1382.97

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1990

Manufacturer

Drexler Technology Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number LaserCard
Other number 4,284,716 patent number

Dimensions

1 / 32 x 3 1/4 x 2 in.

Description

Printed on back of card: "This is a sample LaserCard brand optical memory card for data recording. It contains a reflective laser / optical recording stripe for storing up to 2 megabytes of digital data on a wallet-sized card. That is the equivalent of about 800 pages of typed information. The LaserCard optical memory card is designed for health/medical applications, publishing systems, record keeping systems, and transaction systems. U.S. Patents: 4,284,716; 4, 542, 288; 4, 544, 835."

Category

Memory: optical

Credit

Gift of the Drexler Technology Corporation

Lot Number

X1382.97