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IBM 4690 OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION 1
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Announcement Letter Number 293-281 dated June 1, 1993
US - Last Revised on June 1, 1993



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       The 4690 Operating System (4690 OS) Version 1 will provide the
full power and application base of the IBM 4680 Operating System for
the 4693 Point of Sale (POS) hardware platform.  The 4690 OS
Version 1 will also run in the 4680 OS supported PS/2 (R)
controllers, the 4683 POS terminals, and the 4684 POS
controller/terminals (Models 161, 200, 300).
       4690 OS Version 1 will have the capacity to run terminal,
controller, and In-Store Processor (ISP) applications.  Thus, the
4690 OS Version 1 will allow the current IBM 4680 sales applications
to run, as well as support new applications which are developed using
either the current 4680 BASIC API, 4680 COBOL, or the 4680 C API.
The currently available IBM 4680 sales applications which will be
supported are General Sales Application (Versions 1 and 2) and
Supermarket Application (Versions 1 and 2).  Other supported
applications include Chain Drug Sales Application, Store Management
Application, and Specialty Store Application.
       Additionally, 4690 OS Version 1 will continue to support those
functions already available on IBM 4680 Operating System Version 4
including support for the re-writeable optical SCSI disk drive (part
number 6451295), and current contract services, that is, Transmission
Control Protocol/Interconnect Protocol (TCP/IP) and C-API in the
terminal.
       Initial shipments will be made to a set of customers
participating in a validation program.  These shipments will verify
that IBM quality objectives have been achieved.
       Planned First Customer Ship (limited) Date:
September 24, 1993.
       Once product availability readiness has been confirmed by
those customers within each of their environments, IBM will make the
4690 OS Version 1 generally available.
       Planned Availability Date:  March 25, 1994.
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   Corporation.
IN BRIEF . . .
       4690 OS Version 1 will provide support for the following
functions/features:
o   Support for the 4693 POS hardware platform
o   Token-Ring for Terminal-to-Controller Communications (TCC)
o   Support for 386 processors in 386 mode
o   Direct-Attached Auxiliary Console
o   Selectable Features which includes Communications, Loop TCC,
    Token-Ring TCC, Multiple Controller Feature, NetBios, and
    Terminal
o   Communications Feature to include X.25 Native and Dependent SNA
    on Token-Ring
o   Energy saving features.


Customer Letter Section

DESCRIPTION
OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT FOR THE 4693 HARDWARE
The 4690 OS supports the 4693 family of POS hardware.  This hardware
includes 4693 controller/terminals and terminal models which bring
the flexibility and versatility of the PS/2 product line to the
point-of-sale terminal.  CPUs range from a 25 MHz 386SX to a 486 SLC2
at 25 MHz.  In addition, the 4690 OS supports the new planar
replacement card for 4683s (4683 Model 421).  This planar replacement
brings a 4683 to nearly the same function as a 4693 terminal.
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS -- ENABLE CUSTOMER'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:
Customers maintain a competitive advantage because the 4680 Operating
System has been upgraded to support the new line of 4693 hardware.
This new hardware represents new and strategic architecture support
which is flexible and versatile like the PS/2 line of hardware.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- ADDITIONAL CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:  With the 4690
OS/4693 hardware, Token-Ring can now be used to attach 4693 or
4683-421 registers to store controllers.  The main benefits of
Token-Ring TCC is to provide customers with a reliable, flexible,
robust and faster communications medium between terminals and store
controllers.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- INCREASED CAPACITY/PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT:  The
4690 OS Version 1 now supports 386 mode on 386 and 486 processors.
This improves performance and memory management efficiency.  Also,
Token-Ring TCC support will improve performance of terminal load and
dump times.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- REDUCED ENERGY REQUIREMENTS:  The 4690 OS/4693
hardware will be introducing a significant reduction in energy
requirements through the use of Programmable Power and the Sleep Mode
function.  With Programmable Power, the customer has the capability
of using an application to select dates and times for the store
terminals to power off and back on.  It is not necessary to reload
the terminals when powering on as long as terminal storage retention
is enabled.
       With the Sleep Mode function, the terminals will "go to sleep"
after a period of inactivity which is specified by the customer.
When the mode button is pressed, the terminal returns to full
function at the state where it powered down.  Again, there is no
reload of the terminal necessary as long as terminal storage
retention is enabled.  Please note that the Sleep Mode function is
limited to non-paired terminals.
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT -- IMPROVED SYSTEMS AVAILABILITY:  Due to battery
improvements in the new 4693 POS Hardware, terminal availability has
been increased.  Storage retention is a function which lets terminals
recover from power line disturbances.  With this function on, the
power supply recognizes when a power down is imminent and the
processor data is saved into the RAM which is retained even when the
power is lost.  When the power returns, the processor data is
restored and the terminal starts running at the next sequential
instruction.  With the improved batteries, the duration a terminal
may be without power without losing its memory content is extended to
4 to 21 hours (depending on the battery selected and the amount of
memory in the terminal).
INVESTMENT PROTECTION -- ASSET PROTECTION:  The 4690 OS supports the
new planar replacement card for 4683s (4683-421) which brings a 4683
to nearly the same function as a 4693.  The 4683-421 supports up to
16 megabytes of RAM, Token-Ring or loop TCC, and VGA port on the
planar.
INVESTMENT PROTECTION -- STRATEGIC ARCHITECTURES -- INDUSTRY
STANDARDS:  Besides supporting the PS/2 architecture, 4690 OS also
supports Token-Ring Terminal-to-Controller communications.
Token-Ring TCC will run on either 4 or 16 Mbps Token-Ring and shares
the same token-ring network as the 4690 Multiple Controller Feature,
so two token-ring adapter per controller are not required.  4690 OS
also protects the customer's investment by continuing support of loop
remote initial program load (RIPL), as well as Token-Ring RIPL, and
loop on 4693 hardware.  Additionally, 4693s and 4683s can be on the
same loop, but this mix may result in a slower load time.
NEW OPERATING SYSTEM KERNEL: FLEXOS VERSION 2.32
The 4690 OS uses Novell DSG's FlexOS Version 2.32 operating system as
the base.  The 4690 OS Version 1 now supports 386 mode on 386 and 486
processors.  This improves performance and memory management
efficiency.  This version of FlexOS includes many quality
improvements over the release previously used in the 4680 OS.
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS -- ENABLE CUSTOMER'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:  The
4690 OS now supports both 286 and 386 mode operating environments,
without any customer changes required (the exception being customers
who may be required to re-link their applications).  The 386
operating system is a competitive advantage as POS and PC products
move to the performance and power of the 386 operating system.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- INCREASED CAPACITY/PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT:
FlexOS 2.32 has improved quality, an improved console system, and an
improved pipe system.  In addition, FlexOS 2.32 has several areas
with increased performance.  For example, FlexOS 2.32 has more
efficient use of KOSPOOL which virtually removes limits on the number
of applications supported.
TOKEN-RING TERMINAL-CONTROLLER COMMUNICATIONS
With the 4690 Operating System, Token-Ring communications can be used
to attach 4693 and 4683-421 registers to store controllers.
Token-Ring is an industry standard which provides strategic, high
bandwidth, reliable communications.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- CENTRALIZED CONTROL IMPROVEMENTS:  Token-Ring
Terminal to Controller Communications will also support bridging, so
that terminals in a remote building can be served from controllers in
the main store.  For example, if this is a satellite store across the
road from the main store site, it would not require its own
controllers.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- CONNECTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS:  Token-Ring not only
provides an industry-wide accepted medium of communications which is
considered to be high in function, faster, and more reliable, but
also provides an alternative store systems offering which is more
open.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- INCREASED CAPACITY/PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS:
Token-Ring is considered to be  a faster, more flexible, more
reliable medium of communications.  Token-Ring will run on either 4
or 16Mbps Token-Ring, and shares the same Token-Ring network as the
4690 Multiple Controller Feature, so two Token-Ring adapters per
controller are not required.
INVESTMENT PROTECTION -- ASSET PROTECTION:  The current 4680 OS TCC
protocol interface will be preserved on the Token-Ring.  Messages
that would normally have been routed to/from the loop driver will now
be routed through a Token-Ring Transport Layer which will communicate
with the Token-Ring driver via the IEEE 802.2 Logical Link Control
(LLC) interface.  This allows the Token-Ring TCC to take advantage of
the 4690 Shared File System, an important resource savings.
Token-Ring attached registers can coexist on the same controller as
loop attached registers.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENTS
The 4690 Operating System is introducing two new features which
provide significant energy savings, Programmable Power and Sleep
Mode.
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS -- ENABLE CUSTOMER'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:  In
this day and age of environmental awareness, utilization of the 4690
hardware/software solution allows the customer to advertise to their
customers that they are environmentally conscious.  With Programmable
Power, electricity can be saved and in turn prolong the life of their
hardware.  This feature gives the customer the option of programming
power on/off times through the application.  When terminals are
powered down, they are kept running with minimal power so that when
powered backup, they do not require a complete operating system
reload if storage retention is enabled.  Control is returned to the
next sequential instruction.
       With Sleep Mode, terminals will be powered down after a
predetermined amount of inactivity time which is set by the customer.
Again, the terminal is kept operational with a minimal supply of
power so that when the terminal is needed again, the customer presses

the mode button and execution resumes with the next sequential
instruction.  Sleep Mode is only available with non-paired terminals.
GROWTH ENABLEMENT -- REDUCED ENERGY REQUIREMENTS:  These features as
described above will save substantial power for customers with a
large number of registers.  This function also helps extend the
lifetime of 4693s since the terminals last longer as the power-on
hours are reduced.
CODE QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS
The 4690 OS will strive for a much higher level of quality than
previous 4680 OS products.  The goal for the 4690 OS is to have
significantly fewer errors per shipped lines of code as compared to
4680 OS Version 2 (our 1989 baseline).
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS -- ENABLE CUSTOMER'S QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS:
Quality improvements in the operating system will make our customers
look better to their customers.  Shoppers should experience fewer
lane outages and reduced average checkout time.  The improved quality
of 4690 OS Version 1 will also enable customers to be more productive
in the development of their applications.
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT -- DATA INTEGRITY IMPROVEMENTS:  Hard totals
writes have increased to 1020 bytes.  This will allow an application
to write up to 1020 bytes of transaction data with one write which
will improve the data integrity of the 4690 system.  The 4690 OS
Version 1 will provide data integrity by ensuring that only complete
records will be written whether memory retention is enabled or not.
PRODUCT POSITIONING
4690 OS Version 1 supports the same store environments supported by
IBM 4680 Operating System Version 4.  It offers functional
enhancements that allow the 4690 OS Version 1 to operate more
effectively as an in-store processor.  The introduction of price
featurization offers a pricing advantage over previous versions of
the 4680 OS since the customer now pays only for the functions which
are used.  Additionally, since customers will be charged based on the
number of terminals used, the pricing will be more attractive to
customers with smaller stores.  By limiting the number of terminals a
customer can be charged for, large store customers will also maintain
price attractiveness.
EDUCATION SUPPORT
       4690 OS Version 1 education is provided in self-study and
classroom studies.
       The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to
include the enhancements in this announcement.
       Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are
contained in the CATALOG OF IBM EDUCATION (G320-1244).
       Call IBM Direct Education at the toll-free number,
800-IBM-TEACh (426-8322), for schedules and enrollments.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
       4690 OS Version 1 extends the 4680 Operating System with
support of the 4693 POS Hardware platform.  4690 OS Version 1 will
run on all of the same controllers currently supported by the IBM
4680 Operating System Version 4, with the exception of IBM PC/AT (R)
5170 controllers.  4690 OS Version 1 runs on the 4683 POS terminals,
and the 4684 POS controller/terminals.
       4690 OS Version 1 enables support for 4693 POS Hardware and
4683/4684 POS Hardware as a POS terminal, controller, or
controller/terminal.  Support as a terminal requires either Store
Loop or Token-Ring for terminal to controller communications, except
when using a 4684/4693 controller/terminal connected to a satellite
terminal.
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   Corporation.
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:
       Although there are no programming prerequisites for 4690 OS
Version 1, the following are required for specific function:
o   NetView (R) for alert support at the host processor
o   IBM 4680 BASIC Version 3 (5696-192), for writing applications in
    4680 BASIC
o   IBM 4680 Support for COBOL (5621-084), for support of
    applications written in COBOL
o   User-provided host processor application programs or the
    following programs for transmitting programs and user data:
    -   IBM Advanced Data Communications for Stores (5735-XR2)
    -   IBM Distributed Systems Executive (DSX; 5668-915) (VSE only)
    -   NetView Distribution Manager (5685-016; MVS) or (5684-017;
        VM).
o   IBM Realtime Co-Processor Extended Services (TM) (5688-044) for
    SDLC support on the IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Multiport
    Adapter and the IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Multiport/2
    adapter
o   Realtime Co-Processor Extended Services (5688-044) for X.25 SNA
    support on the X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2
o   Host processor application programs (user-written at the host)
    for interaction with 3270 terminal users.
COMPATIBILITY:  4690 Operating System Version 1 is compatible with
all current 4680 Store System programs.  It is not compatible with
the IBM 3650 or IBM 3680 Programmable Store Systems (PSS).  The
optional 4690 Multiple Controller feature support is compatible with
Token-Ring networks using the IBM Token-Ring Network Adapter/A (with
no Token-Ring TCC), or Token-Ring Network 16/4 Adapter.  IBM
Token-Ring Networks may contain PS/2 store controllers, 4684 POS
Controller/Terminals or 4693 POS Controller/Terminals running the
4690 Multiple Controller feature, and other IBM personal computers,
running the IBM PC Local Area Network Program or OS/2 (R) Extended
Edition Version 1.2 or later.  Compatibility is limited to sharing
certain tasks, including the disks and printers.  The 4690 Operating
System does not contain an interface for running programs written for
IBM PC DOS on the 4693 POS Controller/Terminal or PS/2 Models.
       3270 emulation sessions run simultaneously with the terminal
sales application and support the following:
o   IBM 4680 General Sales Application
o   IBM 4680 Supermarket Application
o   IBM 4680 Store Management Application*
o   IBM 4680 Chain Drug Sales Application
o   IBM 4680 Speciality Store Application.
*  Requires 3MB or more of terminal RAM if a 4683 Model 002 or A02 is
   attached.
LIMITATIONS:  The 4690 OS consists of a controller component that
executes on a PS/2 store controller, a 4684 Controller/Terminal, or
the 4693 POS Controller/Terminal (serving as a combined
controller/terminal) and a terminal component that executes on the
4693 POS Terminal (attached by either a store loop or Token-Ring to
the store controller), or in a 4684 Controller/Terminal or a 4693 POS
Controller/Terminal serving as a combined controller/terminal.
       On store loop, the terminal component may be used on from 1 to
64 4693 or 4683 POS terminals concurrently.  The store controller can
support a second store loop as a primary or backup loop; therefore, a
single controller may have up to 128 4693/4683 POS terminals attached
on two store loops.  The maximum number of terminals supported on a
store loop is decreased by one if the loop is being backed up by
another controller.  Each 4693 POS Controller/Terminal and each 4693
POS Terminal executing the terminal component can support the
attachment of a single 4693 POS Satellite Terminal.  Each 4683-xx1
can support the attachment of a single 4683-xx2.
       On Token-Ring, the terminal component may be used on from 1 to
128 4693 or 4683-421 POS terminals concurrently.  This requires a
Token-Ring 16/4 Adapter plus an adapter to provide NVRAM and a dump
switch.  The second adapter may be one of the old or new PS/2 loop
adapter models, or the PS/2 Point of Sale Expansion Adapter.  A store
controller can provide backup for another controller with Token-Ring
registers; however, the maximum number of intelligent terminals
communicating with one controller via Token-Ring is limited to 128.
Therefore, a single controller may have up to 128 4693/4683-421 POS
terminals attached via Token-Ring.  Each 4693 POS Controller/Terminal
and each 4693 POS Terminal executing the terminal component can
support the attachment of a single 4693 POS Satellite Terminal.  Each
4683-421 can support the attachment of a single 4683-xx2.  A single
controller may have both loop and Token-Ring attached terminals;

however, the maximum number of intelligent 4683-xxx and 4693-xxx
terminals supported on one controller is 128.
       4690 OS supports
o   Attachment to public and private X.25 networks that conform to
    1980 or 1984/1988 version of CCITT X.25 recommendations
o   Up to two IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2 Adapters (each
    connected to a separate X.25 line)
o   A maximum of two IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Multiport/2
    Adapters, and two IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2 Adapters.
       3270 emulation on 4690 OS Version 1 supports a maximum of 64
sessions on a single gateway controller.  The maximum number of
sessions will vary depending on the user's environment.  The user is
responsible for ensuring that the number of sessions used provides
adequate performance.  Limitations for 3270 emulation are the same as
4680 OS Version 4.
       The following limitations apply to the 4693 POS
Controller/Terminal:
o   Token-Ring 16/4 Adapter is required in the controller for
    Token-Ring TCC.
o   The 4690 OS supports the SVGA or XVGA hardware in VGA mode.
o   The 4690 OS Version 1 supports a maximum of 3 non-VGA displays
    plus 1 optional shopper display.  No more than 2 of the non-VGA
    displays may be of the same type.
o   The following POS devices that attach to the 4683 POS Hardware
    Feature Expansion Cards B, C, and D are not supported on the 4693
    POS Controller/Terminal:
    -   Stand-alone scale
    -   Coin dispenser
    -   Optical Character Reader Wand.
o   LAN support is IBM Token-Ring.  IBM PC Network Baseband LAN is
    not supported.
o   Other equipment manufacturer (OEM) EIA-232 devices are supported
    with 4693 POS Terminal EIA-232 ports or dual async adapters.
       The following hardware is not supported by 4690 OS Version 1:
o   PC-AT store controllers (IBM 5170)
o   4684-131 and 4684-111 controller/terminal
o   Mouse/pointing device
o   PS/2 keyboard port for 4693 terminals (note that this is
    supported for 4693 controllers and controller/terminals)
o   Keyboards on a pair (4693-xx1 and a 4693-202) must be of the same
    machine type, that is, a 4693 keyboard may not be mixed with a
    4683 keyboard on the same pair
o   Alphanumeric Kanji POS keyboard
o   69 key keyboard
o   PLU keyboard/display
o   All points addressable displays
o   Ethernet
o   Baseband communications
o   4694 Point of Sale terminal Model 1
o   PS/2 PCMCIA adapter.
       In addition, 4693 terminals and controller/terminals do not
support the attachment of 4683-xx2 satellites.  4683-xx1 terminals
and 4684 controller/terminals do not support the attachment of
4693-2x2 satellite terminals.
PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS:  Factors that affect performance of the
operating system include:
o   The 4690 OS Version 1 is a 386-based operating system.
o   There is an increase in the number of concurrent tasks that can
    execute concurrently.
o   There is an increase to 36 applications that can be permanently
    defined for the "background screen".
o   For systems using the new 4693 POS hardware, using the Token-Ring
    feature will decrease the terminal load time.
o   Store controller or terminal model.
o   Number of controller adapter slots, terminals on the store
    loop/Token-Ring, and tasks running concurrently in the store
    controller.
o   Host processor communication line speeds.
o   Use of 4683-xx2 terminals and the Multiple Controller Remote
    Operator and Multiport Adapter features.
o   Use of the X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2 Adapter.
o   Use of Token-Ring TCC or store loop TCC.
o   Mixture of Token-Ring and store loop connected terminals on one
    controller loading simultaneously.
       Memory Requirements
o   The minimum terminal memory requirements in a 4693 or a 4683-421
    will be a 2MB terminal (the terminal operating system will use
    1MB to include future growth).
o   The minimum terminal memory requirements in a 4683 will be a 1MB
    terminal (some applications may require additional memory).
o   The minimum memory requirements in a 4693-541 or a 4684
    controller/terminal will be 6MB.
o   The minimum controller memory requirements will be 4MB with MCF,
    and 3MB without MCF.
    NOTE: These values include concurrent execution of the following:
    -   An active host with HCP and the communications feature
    -   GSA, SA or CS base product
    -   Sales support application
    -   Host credit application
    -   Largest interactive application.
    NOTE: These values do not include:
    -   Non-4680/4690 POS Applications
    -   Space required for files using the RAM disk feature
    -   Multi-console
    -   Features of the base product application
    -   Future growth for user or new IBM function
       For additional information on estimating performance, contact
your IBM representative.
PLANNING INFORMATION
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES:  The customer is responsible for:
o   Installing the 4690 Operating System; IBM Customized Operational
    Services are available (see Product Announcement 188-005, dated
    January 26, 1988)
o   Configuring the 4690 Operating System using the IBM 4690 STORE
    SYSTEM: PLANNING, INSTALLATION, AND CONFIGURATION GUIDE VERSION 1
    (GC30-3600)
o   Determining loop and token-ring wiring
o   Producing a backup copy of the 4690 Operating System
o   Protecting data from unintended modification, destruction, or
    disclosure
o   Ensuring accuracy and integrity of the results
o   Backing up sensitive data during service periods
o   Providing appropriate machines for rapidly transmitting
    maintenance
o   Printing diagnostic information
o   Administering technical coordination of problems at the service
    site, including:
    -   Performing problem determination
    -   Identifying the problem's source
    -   Submitting APAR data
    -   Providing central-site service
    -   Applying maintenance
    -   Implementing IBM Support Center recommendations
    -   Transmitting maintenance from IBM.
       For X.25 communication, the user is responsible for:
o   Ensuring that the network conforms to CCITT recommendations X.25
    1980 or 1984/1988
o   Subscribing to the required optional facilities and ensuring that
    they match the facilities supported by 4690 OS Version 1
o   Determining the relevant network parameters for the requested
    packet switched data network and ensuring they're available for
    product configuration.
       For 3270 Emulation, the user is responsible for:
o   Code changes to the application to use the 3270 API.
o   Extending 3270 emulation keyboard support.
       The following keyboards are supported by 3270 emulation:
o   Store Controller function
    -   PS/2 keyboards
        --  US English
        --  UK English
        --  French
        --  German
        --  Spanish
        --  Danish
        --  Norwegian
        --  Italian
        --  Portuguese
        --  Canadian French
    -   Alphanumeric POS Keyboard and Alphanumeric POS Keyboard with
        Card Reader
        --   US English
        --   UK English
        --   French
        --   German
        --   Spanish
        --   Italian
        --   Canadian French
o   Terminal Function (4683/4693 POS terminals and 4684/4693
    controller/terminals)
    -   Alphanumeric POS Keyboard and Alphanumeric POS Keyboard with
        Card Reader
        --  US English
        --  UK English
        --  French
        --  German
        --  Spanish
        --  Italian
        --  Canadian French.
       The user is responsible for making the modifications to the

3270 emulation national language support (NLS) file to support any
other keyboards for 3270 emulation.  This file is a standard ASCII
text file and can be edited with a standard text editor.  The 3270
emulation NLS file contains ASCII keycode to EBCDIC code mappings
(for translation between the 4690 and host) and operator guidance
messages.  The required modifications to the file to support other
keyboards are in the keycode mapping portion of this file.
INSTALLABILITY:  Upgrade packages will be available for the IBM 4680
Operating System Version 2 to the 4690 OS Version 1 and from the IBM
4680 Operating System Version 4 to the 4690 OS Version 1.
PACKAGING:  4690 OS Version 1 basic machine-readable material will be
shipped on 3.5-inch diskettes.
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY AND CONTROL
       The 4690 Operating System security function is dependent upon
authorization services (password) for each user and files protected
from unauthorized access, which may be specified by the user during
configuration.
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and
appropriate controls in application systems and communication
facilities.
ORDERING INFORMATION
       The advance publications listed below will be available as
indicated.  To order, contact your IBM representative.
                                 Order             Availability
Title                            Number            Date
IBM 4690 Store System:
Planning, Installation,
 and Configuration Guide
 Version 1                       GC30-3600         January 28, 1994
Programming Guide                SC30-3602         March 25, 1994
User's Guide                     SC30-3597         March 25, 1994
Communications
 Programming Reference           SC30-3582         March 25, 1994
Messages Guide                   SC30-3598         March 25, 1994
Licensed Program
 Specification                   GC30-9646         March 25, 1994
Softcopy Library (CD ROM)        SK2T-0331         March 25, 1994
NEW LICENSEES
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
       Unless a later date is specified, orders entered prior to the
planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of
April 1, 1994.
       Shipment will commence on the planned availability date.
Orders entered after the planned availability date will be assigned a
schedule date for the week following order entry.
       New users of 4690 OS Version 1 should specify:
         TYPE           MODEL
         5696           538
BASIC LICENSE:  To order a basic license, specify the program number
and feature number 9001 for asset registration.  Specify the feature
numbers for a primary license charge and a corresponding annual
license charge as specified below.  Please note that one terminal
feature should be ordered for any POS terminal supported by the 4690
Operating System Version 1.  Customers requiring a large number of
terminal features per store can obtain the site (or storewide) use
terminal feature, allowing the customer full store use of the
terminal feature.  Customers requiring media and/or documentation
should specify the appropriate codes.  Customers who wish to obtain
the softcopy publications should indicate the CD-ROM feature code
listed below.  Additional copies of the CD-ROM can be obtained
through your IBM representative.
                                                  PLC/ALC
                                                  FEATURE
DESCRIPTION                                       NUMBER
Base Operating System                             3037/3376
Base Operating System
  (no doc/no media)                               3286/3615
Communications Feature                            3063/3379
Token-Ring Feature (for TCC)                      3064/3382
Loop Feature (for TCC)                            3065/3385
NetBios Feature                                   3066/3388
Terminal Feature                                  3067/3603
Site (per store) Use Terminal
  Feature                                         3287/3606
Multiple Controller Feature                       3068/3391
Remote Operator Feature                           3069/3394
Distributed Data Management
  Feature                                         3070/3397
Distributed Data Management
  Feature
  (no doc/no media)                               3375/3616
PLC/ALC = Primary/Annual License Charge.
PROGRAM UPGRADE
       The following table defines the upgrade from IBM 4680
Operating System Version 2 (5601-192) to 4690 OS Version 1.
Customers requiring a large number of terminals can obtain the site
(per store) use terminal feature for each base license being upgraded
to 4690 OS Version 1.
                                                PLC
                                              FEATURE
                                               NUMBER
To Base OS from Version 2 Basic                 3072
To Base OS from Version 2 Basic
  (no doc/no media)                             3080
To Communications Feature from
  Version 2 Basic                               3073
To Communications Feature from                  3074
   Version 2 Basic + 3270 Emulation
To Token-Ring Feature from Version 2
  Basic                                         3075
To Loop Feature from Version 2 Basic            3076
To Terminal Feature from Version 2
  Basic                                         3077
To Site (per store) Use Terminal Feature
  from Version 2 Basic                          3609
To Multiple Controller Feature from
  Version 2 Basic                               3078
To Remote Operator Feature Version 2
  Basic                                         3079
To Distributed Data Management
  Feature from Version 2 Basic                  3081
To Distributed Data Management
  Feature (no doc/no media)                     3611
NOTE: There are no unique annual license charge feature numbers for
upgrades.  The same annual license charge feature number used for a
basic license applies.
       The following table defines the upgrade from IBM 4680
Operating System Version 4 Tiers 1, 2, and 3 (5696-039) to 4690 OS
Version 1.  Customers requiring a large number of terminals can
obtain the site (per store) use terminal feature for each base
license being upgraded to 4690 OS Version 1.
                                                    PLC
                                                  FEATURE
                                                  NUMBER
To Base OS from Version 4 Basic                     3083
To Base OS from Version 4 Basic
  (no doc/no media)                                 3090
To Communications Feature from
  Version 4 Basic                                   3084
To Token-Ring Feature from Version 4
  Basic                                             3085
To Loop Feature from Version 4 Basic                3086
To Terminal Feature from Version 4
  Basic                                             3087
To Site (per store) Use Terminal Feature            3612
   from Version 4 Basic
To Multiple Controller Feature from
  Version 4 Basic                                   3088
To Remote Operator Feature from
  Version 4 Basic                                   3089
To Distributed Data Management Feature
   from Version 4 Basic                             3091
To Distributed Data Management Feature
  (no doc/no media)                                 3614
NOTE: There are no unique annual license charge feature numbers for
upgrades.  The same annual license charge feature number used for a
basic license applies.
BASIC MACHINE-READABLE MATERIAL:  To order, select the feature number
of the desired distribution medium:
                           FEATURE
ENVIRONMENT                 NUMBER           DISTRIBUTION MEDIUM
Base Operating System        5130            3.5-inch diskette

Base Operating System
  Migration Package          5285            3.5-inch diskette
Features Package             5280            3.5-inch diskette
Features Migration
  Package                    5295            3.5-inch diskette
Remote Operator Feature*     5288            3.5-inch diskette
Remote Operator Feature
  Migration Package*         5289            3.5-inch diskette
Distributed Data
  Management*                5290            3.5-inch diskette
Distributed Data
  Management
  Migration Package*         5291            3.5-inch diskette
* Optional feature.
CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS:  Select the appropriate feature number(s) to
customize your order to specify the delivery options desired.  These
features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
       Example:  If publications are not desired for the initial
order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship
media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only.  In the future if
publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature
number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for
the program.
INITIAL SHIPMENTS
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3444        Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of
             media and documentation)
3470        Ship Media Only (suppresses initial
             shipment of documentation)
3471        Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial
             shipment of media)
UPDATE SHIPMENTS
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3480        Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update
             shipment of documentation)
3481        Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update
             shipment of media)
3482        Suppress Updates (suppresses update
             shipment of media and documentation)
EXPEDITE SHIPMENTS
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3445        Local IBM Office Expedite
             (or IBM use only)
3446        Customer Expedite Process Charge
             ($30 charge for each product)
       Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72 hour
delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Company (ISMC)
receives the order.  ISMC will then ship the order via overnight air
transportation.
OPTIONAL MACHINE-READABLE MATERIAL:  To order, select the feature
number for the desired distribution medium:
                           FEATURE           DISTRIBUTION
ENVIRONMENT                 NUMBER           MEDIUM
Softcopy Library
  (CD-ROM)                   7001            CD-ROM
UNLICENSED DOCUMENTATION:  A memo, program directory and one copy of
the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic
machine-readable material:
         TITLE                                ORDER NUMBER
IBM 4690 Store System: Planning,
 Installation, and Configuration
  Guide Version 1                              GC30-3600
IBM 4690 Store System: Programming
  Guide                                        SC30-3602
IBM 4690 Store System: User's Guide            SC30-3597
IBM 4690 Store System: Communications
  Programming Reference                        SC30-3582
IBM 4690 Store System: Messages
  Guide                                        SC30-3598
IBM 4690 Store System: Licensed
  Program Specification                        GC30-9646
       The following optional publications will be available
immediately after product availability:
        TITLE                                 ORDER NUMBER
IBM 4690 Store System: Softcopy
  Library                                      SK2T-0331
       Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available
for a fee immediately after product availability.  These copies may
be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library
Subscription Service (SLSS) or by direct order.
       IBM 4690 Store System:
o   Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide Version 1
    (GC30-3600) replaces IBM 4680 Planning Guide (GC30-3532)
o   Programming Guide (SC30-3602) replaces IBM 4680 Programming Guide
    (SC30-3517)
o   User's Guide (SC30-3597) replaces IBM 4680 User's Guide
    (SC30-3518)
o   Messages Guide (SC30-3598) replaces IBM 4680 Messages Guide
    (SC30-3521).
DISPLAYABLE SOFTCOPY PUBLICATIONS
The IBM 4690 Store System Manuals are offered in displayable softcopy
form.  All unlicensed manuals are included.  The displayable manuals
are order number SK2T-0331.  The files are shipped on CD-ROM.
       These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager (R)
READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments.  Terms
and Conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with
the files.
       Subsequent updates (revisions between releases) to the
publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user
of record for as long as a license for this software remains in
effect.  A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
LICENSING:  The program in this announcement is licensed under the
terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.
       The designated machine for programs in this announcement is
the Store Systems Controller.
DESIGNATED MACHINE IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED:  No.
VARIABLE CHARGES APPLY:  No.
INSTALLATION LICENSE OR LOCATION LICENSE APPLIES:  No.  A separate
license is required for each machine on which the licensed program
materials will be used.
USAGE RESTRICTION APPLIES:  The pricing structure of the 4690 OS
Version 1 reflects charges based on terminal use.  Customers will be
required to obtain one terminal feature for any POS terminal
supported by the 4690 OS Version 1.  This includes, but is not
limited to, all models of 4683-xxx, 4684-xxx, and 4693-xxx POS
terminals.  Alternatively, customers may obtain the site (per store)
use terminal feature allowing store-wide use of the terminal feature.
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE:  A 15% educational allowance is applicable
toward eligible license charges and is available to qualifying
institutions in accordance with the Educational Allowance Attachment.
       The educational allowance may not be added to any other
discount or allowance.
VOLUME DISCOUNT:  Volume discounting is available under the IBM
Customer Agreement and the Exhibit for IBM Store Systems Licensed
Programs.
       4690 OS Version 1 (5696-538) is in Category H.
       The discount applies for licenses obtained under the primary
license charge option.  Discount percents apply only to the primary
license charge.  All copies of licensed programs in the same category
obtained for a primary license charge may be aggregated to determine
the discount percent.
       Program upgrades are eligible for volume discounting.
WARRANTED:  Yes.
LICENSED PROGRAM MATERIALS AVAILABILITY:  Restricted Materials -- No.
This licensed program will be available without source licensed
program materials.  It will be available in object code.
TESTING PERIOD:  Two months.
PROGRAM SERVICES:  Central Service, including the IBM Support Center,
will be available until discontinued by IBM upon six months' written
notice.
CHARGES
                                          PLC/ALC
                                          FEATURE
PROGRAM NUMBER/DESCRIPTION                NUMBER    PLC/ALC
DESIGNATED MACHINE CHARGES:
(5696-538)
Base Operating System                     3037/3376  $  610/    60
Base Operating System
  (no doc/no media)                       3286/3615     555/    60
Communications Feature                    3063/3379     250/    30
Token-Ring Feature (for TCC)              3064/3382     205/    25
Loop Feature (for TCC)                    3065/3385     205/    25
NetBios Feature                           3066/3388     277/    30
Multiple Controller Feature               3068/3391     485/    55
Remote Operator Feature                   3069/3394     519/    58
Distributed Data Management

  Feature                                 3070/3397     292/    30
Distributed Data Management
  Feature (no doc/no media)               3375/3616     265/    30
USAGE-BASED CHARGES:
Terminal Feature                          3067/3603     205/    25
Site (per store) Use Terminal
  Feature                                 3287/3606   9,315/ 1,035
5696-538 UPGRADES
FROM 4680 OS VERSION 2 (5601-192) TO 4690 OS VERSION 1
                                        PLC
                                      FEATURE
                                       NUMBER           PLC
DESIGNATED MACHINE CHARGES:
To Base OS                              3072          $  305
To Base OS (no doc/no media)            3080             277
To Communications Feature               3073             125
To Communications Feature (from
 V2 Basic + 3270 Emulation)             3074              25
To Token-Ring Feature                   3075             103
To Loop Feature                         3076             103
To Multiple Controller Feature          3078             243
To Remote Operator Feature              3079             260
To Distributed Data Management          3081             146
To Distributed Data Management
  Feature (no doc/no media)             3611             133
USAGE-BASED CHARGES:
Terminal Feature                        3077             103
Site (per store) Use Terminal Feature   3609           4,658
FROM 4680 OS VERSION 4 TIERS 1, 2, AND 3 (5696-039) TO 4690 OS
VERSION 1
                                        PLC
                                      FEATURE
                                       NUMBER           PLC
DESIGNATED MACHINE CHARGES:
To Base OS                              3083            $ 61
To Base OS (no doc/no media)            3090              55
To Communications Feature               3084              25
To Token-Ring Feature                   3085              21
To Loop Feature                         3086              21
To Multiple Controller Feature          3088              49
To Remote Operator Feature              3089              52
To Distributed Data Management
   Feature                              3091              29
To Distributed Data Management
   Feature (no doc/no media)            3614              27
USAGE-BASED CHARGES:
Terminal Feature                        3087              21
Site (per store) Use Terminal Feature   3612             932
PRIMARY/ANNUAL LICENSE CHARGE:  Customers who pay a primary license
and an annual license charge for a licensed program receive
enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge.
Significant new functions may be offered as an optional feature and
charged for separately.  If a replacement program is announced and
the customer elects to license the replacement program for a one-time
or primary license/annual license charge and replace the prior
program, an upgrade charge may apply.
       The first payment consists of the primary license charge and
the annual license charge.  The annual license charge applies yearly
thereafter.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:  If the customer's use of the product is
interrupted due to a defect in the product and IBM is unable to
resolve the problem to the customer's satisfaction, a refund of up to
1/12 of the annual license charge will be issued, provided IBM is
notified within one month of the occurrence of the problem.
PROGRAM UPGRADE CHARGE:  Program upgrade charges will apply for
upgrades from IBM 4680 Operating System Version 2 (5601-192) and IBM
4680 Operating System Version 4 (5696-039) to 4690 OS Version 1
(5696-538).
       The program upgrade charge applies to orders for the
replacement program when it replaces a prior program that was
obtained for a one-time charge and is discontinued upon installation
of the new version.  If the prior program is not discontinued, the
full primary license charge applies to the replacement program.
Annual license charges apply.
USAGE CHARGE:  Charges for this program are based on usage levels.
When a customer increases the number of point-of-sale terminals in a
configuration, additional usage charges will apply, equal to the
difference between the charge for the current level of usage and the
higher level of usage.