Artifact Details

Title

UNIVAC 494

Catalog Number

X343.84B-C

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Sperry Rand Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 494
Serial number 127

Dimensions

B: Operator's Console: 1800x890x1060mm C: Printer: 680x885x1010mm

Description

B: Operator's Console C: Printer This unit was used by Travelers Insurance Co. as the central component of the first on-line computer communication system used by private industry. This system was developed by Travelers and first run on March 1- 1966. Alternative copy label: UNIVAC 494 Operator's Console, 1966 On-line transaction processing was enjoying high growth in the mid-1960s with most major U.S. corporations installing some type of data communications network across their organization sometime during the decade. The UNIVAC computer here was used by Traveller's Insurance as a central component of one of these early systems. This console was used for maintenance and testing purposes. Alternate text: On-line transaction processing was enjoying high growth in the mid-1960s with most major U.S. corporations installing some type of data communications network across their organization sometime during the decade. The UNIVAC computer here was used by Traveller's Insurance as a central component of one of these early systems. This console was used for maintenance and testing purposes.

Category

I/O/console / panel

Credit

Gift of Francis Hjarne

Lot Number

X343.84A-C