SAIT Radio Telex Now Compatible With IBM PC

—Literature Available SAIT, Inc. general manager, Chris Courard, has announced that SAIT XH 5112 Radio Telex System is fully compatible with the IBM PC© or IBM compatible computers.

Utilizing Crosstalk© software, the PC interface consists of one additional printed circuit board with external ports. The system memory is expanded from the standard supplied 32 K to 64 K.

With this feature, a computer in an office can link directly with another computer onboard a ship via two XH 5112 radio telex modems, one at the sending and one at the receiving end. Alternately, communication can also be accomplished via a coast radio station with radio telex capability, for example, WCC or WLO. This capability was previously available via the Inmarsat system with equipment cost in the range of $35,000.

With the SAIT XH 5112 Radio Telex, the same technology is available for a system equipment price of $4,995, FOB New York.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 104,  Jun 1986

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