IBM 3179 COLOR DISPLAY STATION
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Announcement Letter Number 184-039 dated March 20, 1984
US - Last Revised on March 20, 1984



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

     IBM announces the 3179 Color Display Station, a new, low price,
color display member of the IBM 3270 Information Display System. The
3179 is a compact, 7-color, 1920-character, 14-inch CRT with bright,
clear colors and a smudge-free screen surface. It features a new,
modifiable keyboard, and function equivalent to that provided by both
the IBM 3279 Models S2A and S2B.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
*   Low price plus volume procurement discounts up to 40% at
    quantities of 3,000 or more.
*   Compatibility
    -   Plug compatible with IBM 3279 display Models S2A, S2B, 2A,
        2B, and 2X with comparable function.
    -   Can be used in existing 3178 or 3278 environments to display
        four colors with existing field attribute definitions.
*   Screen characteristics
    -   Bright, clear colors.
    -   Requires no color convergence adjustments.
    -   Etched, enhanced contrast CRT screen is designed to reduce
        both light reflections and fingerprint smudges and to produce
        high quality, high resolution alphameric text.
*   New keyboard
    -   A new modifiable keyboard with 122 keys provides 24
        individual program function (PF) keys, a numeric pad in
        adding machine layout, and cursor-move keys positioned in a
        cross pattern for easier use.
    -   Keyboard layout can be modified by the customer to fit
        application requirements.
    -   Low-profile, movable keyboard with coiled cable has an
        adjustment for use at any of three angles of inclination:  6,
        12, or 18 degrees.
    -   Keyboard switch setting by operator allows either of two
        modes of keyboard operation:
        .   Emulation mode
            When a 3179 keyboard is used in Emulation mode, it must
            be attached to the following engineering change (EC) or
            microcode release levels of the control unit or
            Display/Printer Adapter.
3275                              Any EC level
3274
   Configuration Support A        Microcode Release Level 15
                                     or higher
   Configuration Support B        Microcode Release Level 26
                                     or higher
   Configuration Support C        Microcode Release Level 47
                                     or higher
   Configuration Support D        Microcode Release Level 61
                                     or higher
   Configuration Support P        Any Microcode Release Level
   Configuration Support T        Microcode Release Level 31
                                     or higher
4321                              Any EC level
4331                              Any EC level
4361                              Any EC level
            The 3179 keyboard emulates existing 3178, 3278, or 3279
            typewriter keyboard. (#4621, #4627)
            If the 3274 is configured to support ASCII, the necessary
            keyboard changes are made by using clear lens keycaps and
            paper insert accessories.
            If the 3274 is configured to support entry assist in
            Emulation mode, the necessary keyboard changes are made
            by using clear lens keycaps and paper insert accessories
            or stick on labels which are shipped with the 3274
            Control Unit or ordered as publications.
        .   Native mode
            When a 3179 keyboard is used in Native mode, it must be
            attached to a 3274 with Configuration Support D
            (microcode Release 63).  This combination provides
            several levels of function:
            If the 3274 is configured to support entry assist or
            response time monitor, a keyboard overlay is used to
            indicate the appropriate definition of the PF keys.
            If the 3274 is configured to support APL or data entry,
            the necessary keycaps to change the keyboard
            appropriately are available as accessories.
            The 3274 keyboard definition utility is used to redefine
            the keyboard layout. Additionally, the construction of
            the keyboard is such that all standard size (or square)
            keys have a removable keycap upon which the nomenclature
            is engraved. With these facilities, a customer may define
            the keyboard layout by swapping, moving, deleting, or
            copying keys. Sets of keycaps will be made available as
            accessories to accommodate some common layouts. Clear
            lens keycaps and paper inserts will also be provided for
            customer-unique labeling.
*   Attachment
    The 3179 attaches to a 3274 Control Unit, a 3276 Control Unit
    Display Station (via the Terminal Adapter), or a 4321, 4331, or
    4361 Processor (via the Display/Printer Adapter).
*   Functional offerings
    -   The 3179 consists of five machine elements:  video, logic,
        keyboard, pedestal, and line cord.
    -   Audible alarm and security keylock are standard.
    -   Keyboard numeric lock (ON/OFF) is standard, selected via
        keyboard switch setting by operator.
    -   The 3276 and the Display/Printer Adapter of 4321, 4331, and
        4361 support four-color only. The 3274 supports both
        four-color and seven-color.
    -   The ASCII keyboard layout is available in Emulation mode via
        the use of clear lens keycap and paper insert accessories.
    -   The 3179 allows the customer who does not need the numerics
        on the 'numeric pad' and who wants to ease the learning
        process associated with the new PF key locations to copy some
        PF keys down to the 'numeric pad.' PF keycaps for standard
        keyboard layout are available as an accessory.
    -   The 3179 consumes less than half the energy and generates
        less heat than the 3279.
    -   The 3179 does not provide the following 3279 optional
        functions:
        .   2560-character screen
        .   Magnetic reader control
        .   Selector light pen
        .   Programmed symbols (no GDDM graphics capabilities)
        .   Video output
        .   Operator selected color and highlight keys
*   Human Factors
    -   Video pedestal, provided as standard, provides 19.4 degrees
        of tilt (minus 4.4 to plus 15 degrees) and 180 degrees of
        swivel (plus or minus 90 degrees from the center position).
    -   Compact display unit takes approximately one-third less desk
        space, compared to the 3279, and is 10 kilograms (22 pounds)
        lighter.
DESCRIPTION
*   The 3179 attaches to a 3274 Control Unit, a 3276 Control Unit
    Display Station (via the Terminal Adapter), or a 4321, 4331, or
    4361 Processor (via the Display/Printer Adapter).
*   Entry assist is supported for the 3179 in Emulation and Native
    modes when the 3274 has appropriate microcode.  This can provide
    improved operator convenience and productivity for text-related
    tasks.
    Note: Keyboard overlays may be used for the nomenclature in
    Native mode. Stick on labels shipped with the 3274 Control Unit
    or ordered as publications may be used for the nomenclature in
    Native mode.
*   The response time monitor and alert capability are supported for
    the 3179.
*   The 3179 supports ASCII requirements in Emulation mode via the
    use of clear lens keycap accessories, which can be labeled with
    the appropriate ASCII notation. It is required that the control
    unit be customized for ASCII.
*   The 3179 supports APL and data entry keyboards via the use of
    accessory keycaps in Native mode.
*   The 3179 supports standard emulation keyboard layout via the use
    of accessory keycaps and 3274 keyboard definition utility.
*   Various keycaps are provided as accessories and can be ordered
    from the IBM National Distribution Division (NDD) for the
    modification of the keyboard. (See your IBM marketing
    representative.)
*   The following accessory keycap changes are available for shipment
    only from the IBM plant at the time of machine order entry:
    -   APL Keycaps and Keycap Removal Tool (feature #3028)
    -   Data Entry Keycaps and Keycap Removal Tool (feature #3031)
    -   Clear Lens Keycaps (60 caps) and Keycap Removal Tool (feature
        #3025)
    -   PF Keycaps for 87-Key Typewriter Keyboard Layout and Keycap

        Removal Tool (feature #3034)
*   The 3179 must be used with Configuration Support D with microcode
    Release 63 in the attached 3274 to take advantage of the
    modifiable aspects of the keyboard.
*   The keyboard definition utility is supported in the 3274
    Configuration Support D with microcode Release 63.
*   A keyboard removal tool is standard with the 3179, so the
    customer can readily change keycaps.
*   A Switch Control Unit (feature #9181) is available as an
    accessory and can be ordered from the IBM National Distribution
    Division (NDD). It is also available for shipment only from the
    IBM plant at the time of machine order entry.
*   Through the use of error indicators, offline tests, and the
    Customer Problem Analysis and Resolution (CPAR) guide, the
    customer will isolate a failing element for repair or
    replacement.
PUBLICATIONS
*   'IBM 3179 Color Display Station Description' (GA18-2177),
    available now.
*   'IBM 3179 Color Display Station Operator Guide' (GA18-2180),
    available at first customer shipment.
*   'IBM 3179 Color Display Station Repair Center Maintenance
    Information' (SY18-2081), available at first customer shipment.
*   Keyboard Overlay (GA18-2110), available at first customer
    shipment.
Note: A copy of GA18-2180 and GA18-2110 will be shipped with each
machine.
SCHEDULE
First customer shipment for the 3179 is planned for March 1984.
       First customer shipments for the 3179 accessories are planned
as follows:
                        Distribution Center      NDD
                                 First           First
                       Feature  Customer    Part    Customer
                       Number   Shipment    Number  Shipment
APL Keycaps and Keycap
Removal Tool           3038     July 1984   1351711 April 1984
Data Entry Keycaps and
Keycap Removal Tool    3031     July 1984   1351741 April 1984
Clear Lens Keycaps
(60 caps) with
paper inserts (60
light and 60
dark) and Keycap
Removal Tool           3025     July 1984   6341707 May 1984
PF Keycaps for 87-Key
Typewriter Keyboard Layout
(two-sets) and Keycap
Removal Tool           3034     July 1984   1351742 April 1984
Switch Control Unit    9181     March 1984  6052157 May 1984
Blank Keycaps - light
(60 caps) and Keycap
Removal Tool           Not Available        1351710 May 1984
Blank Keycaps - dark
(60 caps) and Keycap
Removal Tool           Not Available        1351728 May 1984
Keycap Removal Tools
(six tools)            Not Available        1351717 May 1984
Paper Inserts (150 light and
150 dark) for Clear Lens
Keycaps                Not Available        6341704 4Q 1984
Keyboard Overlay (10
overlays) for Extended
Select Functions       Not Available        6341703 4Q 1984
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
SOFTWARE SUPPORT: The 3179 is supported, like the 3279, by the
current level of DOS/VSE, OS/VS1, OS/VS2 (MVS), VM/SP, VM/SP High
Performance Option, and SSX/VSE for System/370, 30XX, and 4300
processors. It is supported by DPPX and DPCX for 8100 systems.  The
3179 can be added to existing 3279 configurations with no changes
required to existing programs written for the 3279 Models S2A, S2B,
2A, 2B, and 2X with equivalent function.
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY, AND CONTROL
       Data security functions provided by the 3179 are non-display
field control (specified in the attribute byte) and the security
keylock.  User management is responsible for implementation of these
functions.  If sensitive data is sent over external communications
facilities, user management may wish to pursue the application of
cryptography.  For more information on data security controls, see
'Data Security Controls and Procedures' (G320-5649).
PLANNING INFORMATION
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY: The 3179 is designated as a customer set-up
(CSU) machine. A copy of the 'Operator Guide' (GA18-2180), which
contains detailed CSU instructions, will be shipped with each
machine.
       Customers are responsible for all modifications they make to
the 3179 keyboard.
       Customers are responsible for handling any keyboard changes
necessary in the event of a maintenance action. That is, the customer
should remove all special keycaps prior to submitting a keyboard for
exchange. A keyboard with the standard key layout should be sent to
IBM and will be returned to the customer.
PHYSICAL PLANNING: See the '3179 Color Display Station Description'
(GA18-2177) for detailed physical planning information.
POWER RATINGS AND LINE CORD: Power - 120V AC, 1-phase, 3-wire, 60Hz;
line cord - a 3-meter (9.8-foot) or, a 1.8-meter (6-foot) cord with
non-locking plug is available via a specify feature.
CHARGES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Purchase only.
WARRANTY: Warranty B.  IBM warranty service is provided for the IBM
3179 using the Customer On-Site Exchange service for the first three
months after the date of installation without additional charge.
WARRANTY OPTIONS (#9799): The Warranty Option may be selected anytime
before the warranty period expires. The Warranty Option, available
for an additional charge, provides IBM On-Site Exchange during
warranty and continues for nine months from warranty expiration date.
The customer can select IBM On-Site Exchange as a way of providing a
more convenient service offering during the warranty period. The
Warranty Option at expiration is converted to IBM On-Site Exchange
for an annual charge under the IBM Maintenance Agreement.
MAINTENANCE:
*   Customer Carry-In Repair:  To use this service, a customer calls
    the IBM Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC) on a
    toll-free number (800-428-2569). The customer then transports the
    failing element to an IBM service/exchange center (S/EC). The
    S/EC ships the failing element to an IBM repair center where it
    is repaired and returned to the S/EC for customer pick-up. The
    customer has the option of shipping the failing element directly
    to an IBM repair center. Shipping charges and arrangements are
    the responsibility of the customer. IBM will repair the element
    and ship it back to the customer prepaid.  This service is
    provided for an annual maintenance charge.
*   Customer Carry-In Exchange: To use this service, a customer calls
    the IBM Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC) on the
    toll-free number. IBM provides an equivalent replacement element
    in good working order. Elements are furnished on an exchange
    basis. The customer is responsible for delivering the failing
    element to/from a service/exchange center. If desired, IBM will
    arrange for delivery of the replacement element back to the
    customer at customer expense.  Customer Carry-In Exchange is
    provided for an annual maintenance charge.
*   Customer On-Site Exchange: To use this service, a customer calls
    the IBM Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC) on the
    toll-free number. IBM arranges for the delivery of an equivalent
    replacement element to the customer site (workstation location,
    reception area, dock, etc., as specified by the customer) using a
    carrier service within a designated service area or by UPS
    outside the designated service area.  The customer is responsible
    for the installation and the test of the replacement element
    using the customer set-up (CSU) procedures.  The customer sends
    back the defective element to IBM as instructed by IBM. The
    delivery transportation charge to/from the customer site is paid
    by IBM. This service is provided for an annual maintenance
    charge.
*   IBM On-Site Exchange: To use this service, a customer calls the
    IBM Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC) on the
    toll-free number.  An IBM representative brings an equivalent
    replacement element to the customer site and installs and tests

    the replacement element.  This service is provided for an annual
    maintenance charge.
*   Time and Material: If desired, IBM repairs defective 3179
    elements on a time and material basis at a repair center or
    through a service/exchange center. Per call class applies.
*   On-Site Assistance: If a customer desires on-site assistance to
    perform Customer Problem Analysis and Resolution (CPAR), the
    customer calls the Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC)
    on the toll-free number. IBM will assist the customer on site in
    performing CPAR procedures using the same documentation that is
    available to the customer. All On-Site Assistance is provided on
    a per-call basis at the applicable hourly rates and terms.
CUSTOMER SETUP: One day.
PER CALL: 1.
VOLUME PROCUREMENT: For volume orders, the 3179 Color Display Station
is available at VPA discounts.  For further information regarding
volume orders, contact your IBM marketing representative.
NAD complementary marketing users may order this product through NDD
Direct Response Operations (toll-free, 800-426-2468).
CHARGES
  Maintenance Charge
               Customer  Customer  Customer  IBM
               Carry-in  Carry-in  On-Site   On-Site   Warranty
               Repair    Exchange  Exchange  Exchange  Option
               Feature   Feature   Feature   Feature   Feature
      Purchase #9821     #9816     #9824     #9830     #9799
Model          (Annual)  (Annual)  (Annual)  (Annual)
1     $2,295   $87       $96       $102       $135      $111
Machine Element     Part Number (P/N)    Purchase
Video               5954150              $985
Logic               5954160               985
Keyboard            6110668               295
Pedestal            5954170               20
Line Cord           5640670               10
Accessories
                                     Distribution
                                     Center
                                     Feature
                                     Number  NDD P/N   Purchase
APL Keycaps and Removal Tool         3038    1351711   $22.00
Data Entry Keycaps and
  Removal Tool                       3031    1351741    30.00
Clear Lens Keycaps/Paper
Inserts/Removal Tool                 3025    6341707    50.00
PF Keycaps for 87-Key Typewriter
  Keyboard Layout and Removal Tool   3034    1351742    30.00
Switch Control Unit                  9181    6052157    85.00
Blank Keycaps - Light and Removal
  Tool                               N/A     1351710    25.00
Blank Keycaps - Dark and Removal
  Tool                               N/A     1371728    25.00
Keycap Removal Tools                 N/A     1371717    11.00

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